Is the HK USP 9mm a good gun?
It is reliable, lightweight, soft shooting, and has an above average trigger, especially for a service pistol. I have fired several different handguns and the only one that comes close to working as well as the USP does for me is the Smith & Wesson M&P 9mm.
How good is the USP?
That said, the USP is a very relevant pistol. It is extremely accurate and extremely reliable. The only time my USP malfunctioned was when the firing pin broke after ~50k rounds and probably triple that dry firing. H&K make good guns, but that’s not really that big of deal.
Why was the Heckler and Koch USP pistol made?
Originally designed for the American market, the [&USP&] (Universal Self-loading Pistol) has found international acceptance as an accurate and ultra-[&reliable&] handgun. Features favored by U.S. law enforcement and military users provided much of the design criteria for the [&USP&].
Is the HK Mark 23 recoil reduction system insensitive?
This same recoil reduction system has been tested and proven in the HK Mark 23 pistol developed for the U.S. Special Operations Command. The USP recoil reduction system is insensitive to ammunition types and requires no special adjustment or maintenance.
What kind of material is a USP made of?
All USPs use a fiber-reinforced polymer frame stiffened by stainless steel inserts at areas subject to stress and friction. HK pioneered this use of polymer materials in the production of handguns more than 30 years ago with the development of the VP70Z and P9S pistols.
What does the USP recoil reduction system do?
Using a modified Browning-type action with a special patented recoil reduction system, the USP recoil reduction system reduces recoil effects on pistol components and also lowers the recoil forces felt by the shooter.