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Heckler & Koch USP Compact Tactical USP45CT .45 ACP

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Dedicated training to DA/SA or, better yet, full-time single-action fire is the key to shooting this gun effectively. Its light weight, ease of maintenance, and accuracy make it appealing.

Heckler & Koch USP Compact Tactical USP45CT .45 ACP

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Home Defense
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Trigger Pull Single
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Trigger Span Single
Trigger Span Double

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Most polymer pistols are wide-body high-capacity models. But working from a single-column magazine allowed for a flatter grip that helped the shooter point the USP45CT quickly. Mounting the ambidextrous magazine release paddle outside the receiver helped keep the grip smaller from front to back.
The Heckler & Koch USP45 Compact Tactical differed from the standard model primarily with the addition of a longer barrel that featured a rubber O-ring for enhanced lockup and threads for mounting a suppressor. The single-action trigger was also more refined.

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