Gear: H&K USP 40

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H&K USP 40

Heckler & Koch
Category: Firearms, Tasers & Accessories
Subcategory: Handguns
Price: $750
Average Rating:
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Description:

The HK USP (Universal Self-loading Pistol) is the first service pistol based on a modular concept. During development of the USP, the requirements of the Military and Security forces have consistently been taken into consideration. Thanks to the use of an improved Browning locking system with a patented buffer system, the USP recoil behaviour is unobtrusive even during the use of the highest powered ammunition. The buffer system reduces recoil forces and increases both service life of the pistol as well as improves recoil behaviour. The modular design of the USP enables an individual adaptation of safety and trigger mechanisms to any requirement.

Member Reviews

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    Sixkiller, Sun, 06 May 2007 15:55:34 UTC.
    1st review

    Best, most reliable handgun I've ever carried. Seen most other brands fail, going on over 7500 rounds without a single malfunction.

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    rjjetset, Mon, 07 May 2007 08:07:15 UTC.

    Great weapon although the initial cost may scare some away.

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    WindQuest, Wed, 23 May 2007 04:23:59 UTC.

    Easy to for me to carry concealed, reliable and takes the abuse from daily activity

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    GregJackP, Sat, 02 Jun 2007 15:37:49 UTC.

    Our PD carried this gun (and its little brother, the USP Compact) until about a year ago, when we transitioned to the Sig 1911 (GSR) and the Sig P226 with DAK trigger.

    Fine gun. There was no real need to change, except the Chief decided he wanted to do so. Most of our officers purchased their H&K during the transition.

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    scotc130lm, Sat, 09 Jun 2007 10:45:38 UTC.

    Very well made weapon. H&K prides itself in test and evaluation phases and produces what I think is the best weapon out there for law enforcement

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    wschirmer, Wed, 13 Jun 2007 01:25:00 UTC.

    There is, simply put, not a better handgun manufacturer on the planet than Heckler & Koch. I carry an H&K, I've trained my wife with an H&K, and I trust both of our lives and our well-being to this handgun.

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    Stiles, Thu, 14 Jun 2007 07:25:56 UTC.

    This is what my department uses not only for Correctional Officers during transports but for our Court, Road, Detectives, everybody in the dept.! This is a fine weapon which I trust my life with and plan on purchasing for my own off-duty protection. If youve never shot one you need to and you can tell the difference between it and other handguns.

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    Edrick, Wed, 15 Aug 2007 23:03:50 UTC.

    Department issue for the last 6 years that I know of. Not one single missfire, jamm or malfunction in that time frame that I know of.

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    Anonymous, Mon, 27 Aug 2007 19:49:53 UTC.

    My personal weapon of choice. From a woman's stance and since I have small thumbs, it was great to finally find a gun that has the mag release on both sides. I can easily use the right mag release instead of having to flip the gun around to get it to a point where I can use my thumb to hit the mag release.

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    liablemtl, Wed, 29 Aug 2007 14:50:03 UTC.

    I love my full size H&K USP .40. This gun is an absolute trooper... I've put it through all sorts of hell and it's never failed me. I've had mine for over 7 years and I've put thousands of rounds through it without any problems. In fact, the only time I experienced a malfunction was due to operator error - I limp wristed it and caused a misfeed. The only down fall is that it's a big-ass gun and not easy to conceal - but it is my duty gun so most of the time it's out there in the open. It was spendy, but I'm glad I bought it.

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    Bravo226, Sat, 08 Sep 2007 02:48:44 UTC.

    Outstanding service weapon, H&K makes an excellent product.

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    jnwilliams, Mon, 17 Sep 2007 05:05:47 UTC.

    The H&K USP 40 is an awesome weapon, the recoil is easy, fires accurately, well-balanced for every shooter.

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    schiller75, Mon, 17 Sep 2007 07:20:25 UTC.

    I own this handgun and it is a very dependable weapon. The only flaw is when it becomes low on ammo it becomes very light in the back end and this can affect muzzle control.

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    jamie_neault, Mon, 22 Oct 2007 22:58:45 UTC.

    I carry this weapon off duty. I have fired thousands of rounds through this weapon. I have fired everything from reloads, to duty ammo. This weapon never malfunctioned or missed. I will continue to carry this weapon off duty, until I buy another H&K.

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    Rscheiterle, Fri, 26 Oct 2007 16:43:45 UTC.

    Excellent weapon that shoots great. It is a little bulky but feels comfortable in a paddle holster on my hip. I like it so much I have two or them.

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    Scurge, Mon, 26 Nov 2007 23:42:07 UTC.

    The variant 1 (DA/SA) has a heavy DA trigger. I have had one in 45 and 40. Worked every time all the time. Trigger control was difficult on the DA I knew when it would break and found it hard to not stage the trigger.

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    Anonymous, Wed, 28 Nov 2007 15:53:33 UTC.

    IT,S A BEAUTIFUL GUN

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    mg44, Thu, 20 Dec 2007 23:53:25 UTC.

    Good weapon, great aesthetics, no malfunctions. Not a big fan of the safety/decocking lever.

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    Mako01, Thu, 20 Dec 2007 23:56:28 UTC.

    I have shot this weapon and it is great!!!. I have the HK P2000sk and I can say that there is few guns that can match H&K

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    ceroberts, Wed, 02 Jan 2008 22:30:33 UTC.

    This is my duty weapon and I have carried it for 10 years with no problems what so ever

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    IndyJones73, Sun, 06 Jan 2008 07:13:45 UTC.

    Purchased my H&K USP 40 new in 1994 and have carried it through the academy and as a duty weapon through late 2007. Never a single problem. Reliable, no rust (I work on the coast in the San Francisco Bay Area, so we get LOTSA SALT), and an absolute great weapon! LOVE IT LOVE IT LOVE IT! Recently replaced with a Kimber TLE/RLII as my SWAT sidearm just because I happen to shoot a little more accurately with the Kimber.

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    LPD347, Mon, 07 Jan 2008 22:37:33 UTC.

    Department-issued duty-weapon; no problems with it, but would prefer to still be carrying my Glock.

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    lpd380, Thu, 10 Jan 2008 17:13:44 UTC.

    I love this gun. It is department issued. Regardless, I have fired several thousand rounds through it and had very little issues.

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    johnesawyer, Fri, 01 Feb 2008 01:01:39 UTC.

    Very nice weapon. No problems with jams. Works well left handed.

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    emingus, Sun, 16 Mar 2008 14:47:43 UTC.

    My department went to this gun a little over a year ago. Some people don't like the LEM trigger on it. I'm used to it and think it's a fine sidearm.

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    servantwithattitude, Sun, 16 Mar 2008 20:20:58 UTC.

    This was the first duty weapon that I every purchased. I have Variant #3 on my full size and my compact USP. I carried them until I moved to a departent that required me to carry the Glock.

    Was and still is my favorite firearm!

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    Anonymous, Mon, 17 Mar 2008 15:27:22 UTC.

    They never jam!!!!!!!!!

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    leverett_1971, Mon, 24 Mar 2008 03:31:17 UTC.

    I would never believe something like this could fire so well and accurate. I am and will trust my life to this firearm.

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    CPD46, Sat, 10 May 2008 21:20:26 UTC.

    Absolutely AWESOME!!!!! I have fired the glock and this one since they actually fit my hands. One handed firing is simple and it can be held on target without a problem. Off handed shooting is also good. I wouldn't trade it for anything, except for a USP .45.

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    Anonymous, Sat, 10 May 2008 21:23:05 UTC.

    Great semi-auto! I had the compact (13 rounds) and not the first problem. Very light!

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    Amy728200, Sun, 11 May 2008 17:46:07 UTC.

    I love this gun I don't have any problems with it.

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    SCO_CORREA, Tue, 13 May 2008 21:39:02 UTC.

    Great gun and excellent safety feature

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    chspurgeon, Thu, 15 May 2008 02:18:05 UTC.

    I have bought and sold many handguns over the years-but I would sell family members before this gun! It is by far the most accurate handgun I have, and that includes the Glock 21 and the M & P compact 9mm. The finish stands up to all kinds of environments, making it excellent for duty or ccw use. The trigger guard is wide enough to incorporate gloves in colder weather, and the trigger itself breaks clean. I can get sub 2" groups @ 25 yds. with this gun without a rest-more than adequite for duty or ccw use. There are several accesories available, and for ccw I find the Blackhawk CQC distributes the weight of this larger pistol evenly and tucks it close to my body to prevent printing. Overall just a phenominal handgun! Don't shy away from the price. I was able to find a used USP for $480.00 in excellent condition, and anyone who is even vaguely familiar with handguns knows you get what you pay for. Heckler and Koch...NUF SAID!!!

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    goincode, Tue, 27 May 2008 08:49:57 UTC.

    Love this handgun. Really accurate for a pistol. With a flashlight attached, it seams unstopable. Could only use the full model, the compact is too small.

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    imockdeath, Sat, 07 Jun 2008 23:09:10 UTC.

    I was issued this by my department and so far it's been an outstanding sidearm, I've never had any issues with it. Haven't had any failure to feeds, stove pipes, etc. and it feels really good in my hand. Easy to disassemble and clean.

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    Jasonp, Wed, 25 Jun 2008 02:26:12 UTC.

    I carried one of these weapons on duty for almost 11 years and it only malfunctioned once. Which was earlier this year. The firing pin broke. I must have put atleast 350 rounds through it a year. Due to its age I replaced it, but even though I have a new duty weapon I will get the old one repaired because I believe without a doubt this is one of the best handguns around.

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    Anonymous, Wed, 25 Jun 2008 02:28:08 UTC.

    Very, Very Nice!!!!!

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    bradleyk86, Sat, 05 Jul 2008 22:50:22 UTC.

    great weapon. only jams when you use crappy cheap ammo

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    Posse44, Sun, 06 Jul 2008 01:07:47 UTC.

    Carried one for many years. Shot thousands of rounds out of it, and never had a problem with it. I just needed change, other wise it would still be with me.

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    djcrash215, Sat, 02 Aug 2008 06:19:48 UTC.

    I have two of these. I have better weapons...

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    Pucky, Tue, 09 Sep 2008 22:30:13 UTC.

    As far as a hammered firearm is concerned, this is my favorite. No malfunctions, and a smooth trigger pull throughout, with a short reset. The compact version is an oxymoron, as the H&K is bulky, but I carry this off-duty without much notice. If I could carry this as a duty weapon, I would.

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    leverett1971, Fri, 26 Sep 2008 20:56:48 UTC.

    This is a very well made firearm. This is the handgun that I carry as a duty weapon. It has been a very reliable weapon. I have carried a Glock 21 for a while and then was issued this weapon, and I would not carry anything else.

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    khern911, Mon, 13 Oct 2008 13:18:36 UTC.

    I put around 300 rounds throuth the weapon and i like it. The recoil was awsome. im comfortble with the weapon.

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    m426scott, Thu, 16 Oct 2008 19:54:27 UTC.

    This is the best handgun I have ever used or owned, I have shot around a 1000rds and have never had a problem with it. I trust my life with thus fine German made pistol.

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    OCSO208, Sun, 19 Oct 2008 03:00:39 UTC.

    Excellent pistol.

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    vernshyver, Tue, 28 Oct 2008 17:20:15 UTC.

    My all time favorite weapon! Top choice....

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    wdoarjr, Wed, 05 Nov 2008 01:21:42 UTC.

    The best duty weapon I have carried, I own 3 copies. Very reliable.

    HK makes great products but their customer service, or lack thereof, earns them 3 stars.

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    DWD177, Mon, 29 Dec 2008 22:43:12 UTC.

    Another fine firearms from H&K! It is the only handgun that I know of that can be truly called ambidextrous, with the positioning of the decocking lever and the mag release, right and left handed shooters have no difficulty in manipulating this pistol. Add its reliabilty and accuracy and H&K has produced a winner.

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    roundhouse, Fri, 02 Jan 2009 05:28:41 UTC.

    This is a cadilac among handguns!

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    thev8man, Fri, 09 Jan 2009 03:19:13 UTC.

    This is the only Gun I think is better then the Springfield XD's. But the price isa freakin killer. It has a ridiculous first shot but everyone after is a smooth double action shot. The recoil is perfect is has a good feel in a big hand like i have, Great gun

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    anderbishop, Thu, 22 Jan 2009 03:30:43 UTC.

    Best gun ever.

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    Cavett697, Fri, 20 Feb 2009 16:01:58 UTC.

    This is the best and my favorite firearm. I had the option of purchasing my H&K when my department made the transition to Glocks. You better believe I took the option to purchase. I use the H&K as my off duty and back up weapon. I have to say the H&K is a better weapon than the Glock. All I have to say is the aim is better and I have better accuracy with the H&K than I do with the Glock.

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    Jayp61, Sat, 28 Feb 2009 16:28:11 UTC.

    We have issued these pistols since 1996. They have proven to be very durable and reliable. Most of the issues with the pistol are due to poor weapon maintenance by the officer. I didn't give it 5 stars because of the poor, or lack of, customer service provided by HK. Because of that, we will likely switch to another firearm when we replace these in the near future.

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    cpd238, Mon, 16 Mar 2009 04:41:22 UTC.

    Most reliable gun I have ever used. Never jammed, like the S&W 6906's we used to carry. Would love to have one of my own for personal use!!!! Two thumbs up!

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    MichaelOchampaugh, Wed, 18 Mar 2009 02:29:08 UTC.

    Great duty weapon, I have carried mine on duty and partly off duty. It has worked first time and every time. Best gun I have carried in all my years of uniformed officer. I retired and still own it, I will get a USP 40 compact.

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    bemory, Sat, 21 Mar 2009 17:20:32 UTC.

    I love mine, veru smooth an accurate....great gun!

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    palmisano110, Tue, 31 Mar 2009 17:14:27 UTC.

    How can you go wrong with this gun!!!!

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    krakin_13, Tue, 31 Mar 2009 18:58:35 UTC.

    My first experience with this weapon was second hand (My friend won it in a poker game and had it transferred to me for the cost of the bet $130) it had already seen some hard use and i was wary of using a gun with six years of service to it, after having a gun smith look it over he shrugged and handed it back 'Can't fix what ain't broken' he said (Yes he could 'Upgrade it' but nothing was wrong that a cleaning kit couldn't fix.)

    Having put over a thousand round downrange since then i have to agree, i great pistol i would carry this on duty any day. (And for a hundred and thirty bucks I've put it through the works.)

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    RCSD545, Tue, 21 Apr 2009 02:12:49 UTC.

    The only down side to this weapon is the weight. That being said, what's a little extra weight when it comes to durability and reliability

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    Gonzalez23, Fri, 22 May 2009 00:09:50 UTC.

    i love this gun, smooth and easy to shoot

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    Webster82, Sat, 06 Jun 2009 14:02:48 UTC.

    I have fired weapons ranging from a M9 Beretta 9mm to a Mk 38 25MM Chain Gun and have found the H&K USP 40 to be one of the best weapons to ever be created. A close running to this firearm is the Springfield XD(M) and the FN 5.7. I will only trust my life only to the best.

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    cet280, Tue, 09 Jun 2009 04:19:15 UTC.

    i own a h&k usp 40 and use it as a duty wepon and love it it is the most reliable gun i have ever owned befor that i owned a glock model 22 and hated it it had a problem jamming all the time over all i would say h&k is the way to go

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    RICHBR, Sun, 14 Jun 2009 05:06:05 UTC.

    I got this gun a little while ago it's a great gun no problems with it, but would prefer to still be carrying my Glock.

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    Gombino, Thu, 18 Jun 2009 14:01:57 UTC.

    Whenn our agency transitioned away from the USP, I bought mine. It is an awesome weapon. VERY accurate.

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    hrowens, Wed, 02 Sep 2009 18:27:08 UTC.

    I love mine!!!

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    MRDOC, Fri, 01 Oct 2010 20:44:40 UTC.

    this is another one of my toys, this is my service weapon when i'm on the job, very smooth with a lot of slack when firing, gets the job done

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    PTL010, Fri, 18 Feb 2011 23:07:04 UTC.

    H&K makes excellent products.

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    warose, Sat, 19 Feb 2011 21:58:23 UTC.

    this product is simple and reliable as my first weapon and the one i carry on duty i trust this weapon to fire when i need it too. maintnance is very easy on the weapon also. this weapon also does not encounter as many malfunctions as other weapons i have fired.

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