Gun Report

Heckler & Koch USP45 Compact .45 ACP

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Like most .45 ACPs, this compact pistol's grip was too big for shooters with small hands. However, the grip was long enough to provide a secure grasp and good control.

Heckler & Koch USP45 Compact .45 ACP

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Home Defense
Law Enforcement
Concealed Carry
Caliber Plus Cartridge
Weight Unloaded
Overall Length
Barrel Length
Sight Radius
Overall Height
Grip Thickness Max
Frame Material
Barrel Material
Grip Material
Trigger Pull Single
Trigger Pull Double
Trigger Span Single

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Our H&K USP45 Compact was a Variant 1, which had a decocking safety lever on the left rear of the frame. It was intended for right-handed shooters only.
Field stripping this Heckler & Koch is straightforward. After removing the magazine and unloading the chamber, cock the hammer. Pull the slide to the rear until the notch in its left side aligns with axis of the slide catch lever. Holding the slide in this position, remove the slide catch from right to left. Allow the slide assembly to move forward and off the front of the frame. Remove the captive recoil assembly from the slide, then remove the barrel. Reverse these steps to reassemble.

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