Make sure fingers are outside of the trigger guard and the pistol is pointed in a safe direction at all times

2. On safe - place the control lever in the safe position (if applicable)

3. Insert magazine - insert the magazine firmly into the frame. Tug on the magazine to insure that it is fully seated and engaged.

4. Chamber a cartridge - chamber a cartridge by depressing the slide release or by pulling the slide fully to the rear and releasing it. Do not ride the slide forward!

5. Decock/On Safe - depress the control lever to decock the hammer and/or place the control lever on "safe".

6. Top off - remove the magazine and top it off by inserting one additional cartridge.

7. Reinsert magazine- replace the magazine firmly into the frame. Tug on the magazine to insure that it is fully seated and engaged.

Firing the Pistol

WARNING: I. Be sure of your target and what's behind it! A bullet from a pistol travels as far as a mile. It can easily penetrate wood or plasterboard walls or even a car door.

2. Be sure that your hands and all parts of your body are kept away from the muzzle of your pistol at all times!

3.Always wear eye and ear protection when firing the pistol.

Single-action mode (Hammer cocked)

1. Disengage control lever - disengage the control lever by pressing it downward with the firing thumb so that the "F" on the lever aligns with the reference line located on the frame.

3. Fire - fire the pistol by pressing the trigger straight to the rear with gradually increasing pressure.

4. Reengage control lever - reengage control lever in "safe" position to remain in the single-action mode once firing is completed.

CAUTION: Single action mode trigger pull is lighter & shorter than double action mode. Keep your finger off the trigger & outside the trigger guard except when firing the USP.

Double-action mode (Hammer uncocked)

1. Disengage control lever (if applicable) - disengage the control lever by pressing it downward with the firing thumb so that the"F" on the lever aligns with the reference line located on the frame.

3. Fire - fire the pistol by pressing the trigger straight the rear with gradually increasing pressure.

4. Decock or engage control lever - fully depress the control lever (if applicable) to return to the double-action mode or place the control lever on safe to remain in single-action mode.

NOTE:Variant 7, the double-action only model of the USP does not have a control lever.The hammer of this variant (and variants 5 & 6) will automatically return to the uncocked position each time the slide returns to its forward position.

Unloading the Pistol

To unload the pistol, follow the "Clearing" procedure.

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