Gun Report

H&K USP Compact Tactical .45 ACP

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in a previous test, the USP45CT came out on top of two heavier steel single-stacks, in part because of its lighter weight, but in this trio where it’s roughly the same size and weight, it lacks capacity and doesn’t point as well as the other two guns.

H&K USP Compact Tactical .45 ACP

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Home Defense
Law Enforcement
Concealed Carry
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Grip Material
Trigger Pull Single
Trigger Pull Double
Trigger Span Single
Trigger Span Double

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Having a threaded barrel for a suppressor is cool, but for people who can’t get that license, having the barrel stick out beyond the frame merely reduces the gun’s utility as a carry option.
With gloves on, the rough texture of the USP45Ct’s grip was no problem—the sharp molded-in checkering on the front and backstraps helped control the gun. But without gloves, which is how most people would shoot and train with the gun, long sessions of firing would chew up the tester’s hand, especially on the bottom of the backstrap.

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