The HK USP Compact is a small-frame pistol capable of firing the most
powerful catridges in 9mm, .40 S&W and .45 ACP. Based on the full-size
USP models, these handy pistols combine compact size with optimum
effective shooting performance.
USP Compacts are smaller and lighter than large-frame USPs. The
reduction in trigger reach and grip circumference increases concealability
and enhances shooting ergonomics. Unlike some subcompact semiautomatic
pistols that use a difficult to shoot "two-finger grip" frame, the USP
Compact uses a narrow, full-hand grip frame with a choice of interchangable
extended or flush-fitting magazine floorplates. This makes the pistol easy
to shoot without sacrificing concealability.
Like their large frame predecessors, USP Compacts are designed with the
demanding needs of the American shooter in mind. Using a modified linkless
Browning-type action, the USP Compact is built to take the punishment of
high-energy +P loads.
To reduce the length of the slide and barrel on the USP Compact, the
mechanical recoil reduction system found on the large frame USPs has
been by a specially designed flat compression spring contained in the
captive recoil spring assembly by a polymer absorber bushing. Service
life is still engineered to exceed 20,000 rounds.
Simple to maintain, the USP Compact is a reliable, safe, accurate and
highly concealable pistol.