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The HK USP is the first HK pistol designed especially for American shooters. Features favored by U.S. law enforcement and military users provided the design criteria for the USP. The controls are uniquely influenced by such famous designs as the Government model 1911 pistol. All USP's use a fiber reinforced polymer frame stiffened by stainless steel inserts at areas subject to stress and friction. The USP tactical is built for a rugged, dependable lifetime of service.

HK USP Specs

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Technical Data


.40 Smith & Wesson








3 Dot

Barrel Length





25 oz

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HK USP Features

The HK USP is a polymer-framed, semi-automatic pistol with a 4.25 inch barrel and can be fired from either a single- or double-action trigger pull.  Designed as an offensive weapon instead of a defensive tool, this ultra-reliable pistol uses the tried-and-true Browning tilting-barrel short-recoil action.  The slide is topped with windage-adjustable rear sights and the frame has a “universal” accessory rail for mounting lights and lasers designed for HK pistols.

HK USP Ballistics

.40 Smith & Wesson Ballistic Data
Range (Yards) Drop (inches) Velocity Energy Wind drift (inches) Time (milliseconds)
0 -0 1074 423 0 0
50 -3.9543 1001 367 0 145
100 -16.5687 944 326 0 299
150 -38.8357 894 293 0 463
200 -72.1356 849 264 0 635
250 -116.8529 809 239 0 816
300 -176.0499 771 218 0 1006
350 -248.2652 736 199 0 1205
400 -335.5769 703 181 0 1413
450 -442.0614 671 165 0 1632
500 -567.9823 640 150 0 1861

HK USP Capacity

The HK USP is chambered in .45ACP and has a standard magazine capacity of 12 rounds fed through double-stack, single-feed magazines, and 10-round magazines are available in states with capacity restrictions.  The USP is also available in .40S&W as well as 9x19mm Luger.

HK USP Ergonomics

The HK USP is built with a right-handed control layout aside from the ambidextrous magazine release.  The slide release lever is extended to allow users to easily close the action with their thumb and the manual safety also acts as a de-cocking lever.  The full-sized grip is textured on all four sides and has scallops molded into the bottom to aid in magazine removal if the mag needs to be manually removed.  The large slide has deep, wide slide serrations that offer plenty of grip when manually cycling the action even when your hands are sweaty.

HK USP Fit & Finish

Every component of the HK USP has been designed for durability and reliability above all else.  While the parts are durable, they are also designed for shootability which led to an incredibly smooth trigger pull and soft recoil.  The coating on the stainless steel slide make the gun incredibly resistant to damage from weather and wear, and the buffer system included in the recoil spring assembly reduces shock stress to internal components.
Fit and Finish

HK USP Concealability

The USP measures 7.9 inches long, 5.3 inches tall and 1.26 inches wide.  With its sharp grip contours, exposed hammer, blocky edges and aggressive grip texturing, concealment would be very difficult without proper attire, and its geometry can easily cause discomfort when carried in certain positions.

HK USP Parts & Upgrades

HK USP Variations

How much is a HK USP worth?

In 2023 a new or used HK USP value varies depending on supply and demand. In the last 12 months there is great demand for a HK USP and most semi-auto pistols. The Price for a HK USP has decreased in cost by $1,122.32 in 2023 compared to 2022.

Estimated New and Used Values for a HK USP Values are based on a basic model with no options or colors.

Condition Trade-In Private Party Dealer
New In box $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Excellent $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Very Good $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Good $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Fair $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Poor $0.00 $0.00 N/A

Gun Value Conditions explained:

New in box - 100% condition in unopened box. Excellent - 95%+ condition with or without box.

Very Good - 90% - 95% condition (all parts/finish should be original).

Good - 80-90% condition (all parts/finish should be original).

Fair - 30% - 80% condition, parts, and finish may or may not be original. Must function properly and shoot.

Poor - under 30% condition. Firearm has severe wear and tear, does not function, or is damaged.

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HK USP Price History

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Nov 08, 2019

Rating: 5/5


Ali A

Oct 03, 2019

Rating: 5/5


Richard F

Sep 26, 2019

Rating: 5/5


Arthur K

Nov 17, 2011

Rating: 5/5


Blair S

Sep 12, 2017

Rating: 5/5


Charlee R

Aug 23, 2008

Rating: 5/5


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