HK USP 45 Review


The Heckler and Koch USP is full size semi-automatic pistol. It is available in 9mm, 40, and .45 ACP. This reliable pistol is used by Law Enforcement Agencies all over the United States.  I will be reviewing the Model 704501.  It is chambered in .45 ACP and California compliant. The USP comes with a lifetime warranty.


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HK USP 45 Features

The USP is a double action/ single action semi-automatic pistol. It has a decocker and manual thumb safety. The safety and decocker are easy to manipulate.  The slide release lever is large and easy to find. The pistol will lock out when empty. The frame and grip are constructed of fiber-reinforced polymer. The grips are large and feature a textures surface and finger grooves. There is an integrated support rail.  Be advised this isn’t a Picatinny rail.

The HK USP 45 has a modular design. The control lever can be switched between the left and right side. The trigger can be adjusted to different modes. The trigger guard is oversized. This allows the shooter to wear gloves without interference. The barrel features a polygonal bore. This provides a longer life to the barrel and makes cleaning easier. The nitrate finish is corrosive resistant and can stand up to the harshest elements.

Contrast Sights

hk usp 45 sights


The pistol comes with contrast sights. The rear sight is a post and the front sight is a dot. When properly lined up it looks like a lower case e. Contrast sights make it quick an easy to acquire your target.

HK USP 45 Specifications

  • Model: USP-V1
  • Action:  Double/Single
  • Caliber: .45 ACP
  • Capacity: 10+1
  • Barrel: 4.41 inches
  • Overall Width: 1.26 inches
  • Overall Length: 7.91 inches
  • Overall Height: 5.61 inches
  • Sights: Fixed
  • MSRP: $999

HK USP 45 Conclusion

The HK USP 45 is a full-sized semi-automatic pistol. It is chambered in .45 ACP.  Originally designed for military use , it is made of high quality materials. It has passed all of the military’s strict handgun tests. The USP is simple to operate and extremely durable. This gun is carried by law enforcement officers on a daily basis. If you’re looking for an accurate and rugged pistol for on-duty or home defense, this is the pistol for you. Purchase one today at Long Beach Guns.