Control Lever

This manually operated lever is located on the side of the frame below the rear sight. This lever is operated with the firing thumb and can perform both functions of a safety lever and a decocking lever, depending on the parts installed.Note Some variants do not have a control lever. Control lever as a safety lever - On HK USPs with the SAFE position (Variants 1, 2,5,6,9, & 10), the front of this lever is fully raised above horizontal so that the S on the lever itself aligns with the...

Figure A

To fire the pistol, the front of the control lever is moved down into a horizontal position into the FIRE position. In this position, the F on the lever aligns with the reference line located on the frame. (See Figure I 7B) With the control lever set on F, the pistol will fire if the trigger is pulled and a cartridge is present in the chamber. Control lever in SAFE position Control lever in SAFE position Control lever in FIRE position Control lever in FIRE position Control lever as a decocking...

Frame

All sides of the reinforced polymer frame are textured to ensure a firm grip, even with wet hands or under conditions of rapid fire. The trigger guard is extended and grooved to provide a firm grip when using two hands or gloves to fire the pistol. The frame is a one-piece molded component with metal inserts (locking insert and guiding part) cast into the frame during production.The slide rides on these metal inserts during operation. The frame contains mounting grooves for accessory attachment...

Magazine

USP .45 magazines are all metal while .40 caliber and 9mm magazines are made from a high-strength polymer with a metal insert located in the upper third of the housing.The metal insert increases the strength and durability of the magazine. Cartridges are positioned within the magazine in a staggered arrangement but are fed into the pistol from a single row under the feed lips.The cartridges are visible through the numbered viewing holes located in the back of the magazine. For maintenance and...

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

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...

Recoilbuffer spring assembly

Remove all visible fouling using solvent, a nylon toothbrush, a rag and cotton swabs. Moisten a bronze bore brush with solvent and scrub the bore from chamber to muzzle at least six (6) passes, back and forth. Remove the loose fouling from the bore using cleaning patches. Gently scrub the exterior of the barrel and locking block with the nylon toothbrush moistened with solvent. Remove all loose fouling from the exterior of the barrel using a rag and cotton swabs.

Refer to page for the location of the features described below

Heckler & Koch Universal Self-loading Pistols are short recoil operated.They use a modified Browning style system, without a link, to lock and unlock the barrel. Upon firing, the pressure developed by the propellant gases forces the slide and barrel assembly to the rear. After moving approximately 3mm, the locking block will stop the rearward movement of the barrel.The barrel is pulled downward due to the engagement of the angled locking surfaces of the locking block with those located on...

Stop Know How To Clear This Pistol Before Attempting To Operate Clearing The Pistol

The HK USP is not considered clear or safe unless 1.The control lever (if applicable) is on SAFE and 2.The magazine is removed from the pistol and 3.The slide is locked to the rear and 4.The chamber is free of brass or ammunition 1. Make sure fingers are outside of the trigger guard and the pistol is pointed in a safe direction at all times 2. Engage control lever (if applicable) - press the safety lever upwards until the S aligns with the reference line located on the frame. 3. Remove magazine...

Storage and Transport

Store or transport the pistol and its components clean and lubricated. 2. Store and transport the pistol without cartridges in the chamber, magazine, or in the storage container. 3. Store and transport the pistol with the slide forward and the hammer down (uncocked). 4. Clean and lubricate the pistol and it's components at least every twelve (12) months during storage. 5. Store the pistol and it's components in a clean, dry, dust-free environment with regulated temperature controls. 6. Store...

Table Of Contents

Section 1 Section 2 Section 3 Function and Operating Controls and Components Sights and Sight Section 4 Section 5 Instructions for Filling and Emptying the Selection and Use of a Storage and Transport Section 6 Disassembly and Assembly Section 7 Cleaning and Maintenance Inspection Lubrication Troubleshooting Problems and USP Accessories Section 8 Exploded View and Parts List (.40 S& W & Exploded View and Parts List (.45 ACP) Section 9 USP Tactical USP Expert HK LOCK-OUT Device Firearms...

The HK Universal Selfloading Pistol is now considered Clear

If the pistol fails to fire, clear and disassemble it and check for 1. Obstructions in the chamber, bore or frame. Remove obstructions. 2. Bad ammunition.Try new ammunition. 3. Unserviceable magazine. Replace magazine. 4. Fouling or lack of lubrication. Clean and lubricate the pistol in accordance with the instructions contained within this manual. 5. Evidence of severely worn or broken parts. Contact your authorized HK dealer or unit armorer. If your pistol still fails to operate correctly,...

To Clear the HK USP

Make sure fingers are outside of the trigger guard and the pistol is pointed in a safe direction at all times 2. Engage control lever (if applicable) - press the safety lever upwards until theS aligns with the reference line located on the frame. 3. Remove magazine - depress the magazine release lever and remove the magazine from the pistol. 4. Open and lock slide - while keeping the pistol pointed in a safe direction, lock the slide open by pulling the slide rearward as you press the slide...

Warning Do not rely on the slide lock to determine if the magazine is empty Always check visually and physically ensure

During the last 3mm of forward movement, the slide forces the angled surfaces of the barrel locking block against opposing angled surfaces on the recoil spring guide rod. This action pivots the locking block on the barrel up into engagement with the ejection port on the slide.The breech is now locked closed and the next shot can be fired. The buffer spring dampens the impact of the barrel and slide on the frame during unlocking and when the slide is forced fully rearward, thus reducing wear and...

Disassembly of magazines produced after October for US civilian use

Using a blunt pointed instrument depress the locking insert detente located in the floor plate and hold it there (see Figure 34). 2. Place a portion of either hand over the base of the magazine to control the release of the magazine spring and locking insert. 3.With the locking detente still depressed, squeeze the floor plate locking tabs located on the right and left 4. Gradually allow the locking insert and magazine spring to expand out of the magazine housing, (see Figure 3SA) 5. Remove the...

Slide Release

This lever is located on the left side of the frame directly above the trigger. This lever is used to lock the slide open, to release the slide, and to disassemble the pistol. As a slide stop, it is lifted upward by the magazine follower or the operator's finger as the slide travels rearward during recoil or manual manipulation.The slide release engages in the recess located on the left side of the slide at it's midpoint.The slide release is spring actuated and is held down out of engagement...

Caution Use safety goggles when using solvents and exercise care if using compressed air

Modular Pistol Cleaning Kits (HK article no. 701956 9mm, 7011957 .40 S& W, and 701958 .45ACP) are available from Heckler & Koch for thorough cleaning of the HK USP and other firearms. Cleaning Intervals - There are two types of operator cleaning for the USP. Normal and Major cleaning. Normal Cleaning - Performed after each firing or every twelve (12) months. Major Cleaning - Often referred to as detailed cleaning. Performed after the firing of 500 cartridges or when the pistol is exposed...

Loaded chamber indicator

The extractor of the USP Tactical pistol doubles as a loaded chamber indicator anytime a live cartridge or empty case is present in the chamber.A red painted portion of the extractor, or its protruding tactile feel, indicates the chamber is loaded. Tools provided with the USP Tactical include a 1.5 mm alien wrench for adjusting the trigger stop and a screwdriver for adjusting windage and elevation on the rear sight 217705 Slide, USP45 Tactical, incomplete. 217704 Slide, USP45 Tactical, complete...

Adjusting the windage

Rotate the windage adjusting screw located on the right side of the rear sight in the desired direction with the screwdriver supplied with the pistol. Rotating clockwise moves the shot to the right. Rotating counterclockwise moves the shot to the left. Each click shifts the point of impact approximately .5 cm 0.2 inch to the left or the right at a range of 25 meters 27.3 yards . The high profile front sight is mounted on the slide in a dovetail and does not require adjustment. It allows the...

Specifications

Windage and elevation.Standard 3-dot or Trigger Reach center of trigger to back of frame Magazine Capacity 13 cartridges 15 cartridges 12 cartridges does not include cartridge in chamber Safety Features 1. Manual safety lever Variants 1,2,5,6,9,10 , 2. Double-action mode with hammer intercept notch,3. Firing pin block, 4. Disconnector Specifications for the USP Tactical and USP Expert can be found on pages 51 and 55 respectively. Law Enforcement amp Military only.Due to provisions of the 1994...

Figure A relationship of recoilbuffer spring assembly to barrel locking block inside of slide

Figure 32B recoil buffer spring assembly and barrel properly positioned in the slide Figure 32B recoil buffer spring assembly and barrel properly positioned in the slide 6. Hold the slide in the non-firing hand with the thumb holding the rear end of the recoil buffer spring assembly in place on the slide. 7. Check the position of the sear axle on the frame. Ensure that it does not protrude from either side of the frame. See Figure 3 I on page 3 I 8. Hold the frame in the firing hand. Position...

Major Cleaning

Major Cleaning is the same as normal cleaning except that The magazine is disassembled for cleaning. All parts should be rinsed with, or immersed in solvent and thoroughly scrubbed with a nylon brush. The parts can then be dried using compressed air or with a rag and cotton swabs. NOTE AII parts of the HK USP can be immersed in any cleaning solvent that it is safe to put your hands into, including ultrasonic cleaning solution. Painted surfaces of the pistol i.e. control lever, frame, and...

Elongated target slide extended barrel

The additional length of the elongated target slide aids the balance of the USP Expert during target shooting.Together with the USP Expert's 5.20 inch hammer forged polygonal barrel, these components contribute to the high level of accuracy the pistol achieves.The high temperature rubber O-ring located towards the muzzle holds the barrel tightly in the slide during firing and enhances accuracy. Place a drop of lubricant on the barrel O-ring during cleaning and replace it by hand if when...

Section Ammunition

WARNING Heckler amp Koch specifically disclaims any responsibilities for any damage or injury that should occur because of, or as a result of, the use of faulty, remanufactured, or reloaded hand loaded ammunition, or of cartridges other than those for which the pistol was originally chambered for. The HK USP is designed to fire quality, factory loaded ammunition loaded to SAAMI specifications for use specifically in handguns. For use with ammunition with hard primers i.e. some NATO spec,...

Section I Introduction

Congratulations on your purchase of an HK USP pistol.The Heckler amp Koch USP Universal Self-loading Pistol is the first HK pistol designed especially for the demanding needs of the American shooter. Features favored by US civilian, law enforcement, and military users provided the design criteria for the USP. Its controls are uniquely American, influenced by such famous and successful designs as the Government Model 1911 pistol and like the Model 191 I, the USP can be safely carried cocked and...

Key features of the HK UTL

Usp 9mm Magazines

compact and rugged design fits all models of the USP and USP Compact pistol lamp brightness superior to most flashlights focusable beam, spot to flood clip-on clip-off design, can be installed or removed in seconds integral on-off switch prevents inadvertent operation The HK Mark II UTL can be installed and removed from any USP in seconds with one hand. The HK Mark II UTL can be installed and removed from any USP in seconds with one hand. uses easily replaceable standard lithium batteries...

Hk Usp Operators Manual

Manuales Usp 9mm Espa

USP 9mm x 19mm USP Caliber .40 S amp W USP Caliber .45 ACP In a world of compromise, some don't. In a world of compromise, some don't. Including USP Tactical and USP Expert SAFETY RULES Please read this operators manual before handling your firearm The following safety rules are placed in this manual by Heckler amp Koch as an important reminder that firearms safety is your responsibility. Firearms can be dangerous and can potentially cause serious injury, damage to property or death, if handled...

Usp Accessories

Utl Mark Universal Tactical Light

Heckler amp Koch and Insight Technology Inc. have developed a powerful accessory light that attaches to the HK USP pistol. Smaller and more powerful than a conventional flash-light, the Mark II HK Universal Tactical Light UTL adds a dimension of tactical flexibility to the USP absent in other modern semiautomatic pistols. The Mark II UTL is a compact and powerful accessory light for the USP. The Mark II UTL is a compact and powerful accessory light for the USP. The Mark II HK UTL can be quickly...

Pistol Assembly

Caliber Rifle Diagram

Position the barrel in the slide so that The muzzle of the barrel fits in the hole in the front of the slide. The locking block portion of the barrel fits within the ejection port and the angled locking surfaces of the locking block are visible along the bottom of the slide. 2. Place either end of the recoil spring over the front end of the recoil spring guide rod. 3. Install the recoil buffer spring assembly into the slide so that the front of the recoil spring guide rod engages in the...

Disassembly Field stripping Pistol

Usp Disassembled

Depress the slide release and allow the slide to move forward. 2. Using the firing hand, retract and hold the slide to the rear so that the axle of the slide release is visible through the recess in the left side of the slide See Figure 29A . 3.With the non-firing hand, completely remove the slide release from the left side of the frame by pressing on it from the right side of the frame. CAUTION Hold the recoil buffer assembly in place while removing the slide from the frame. If not, this...

Extended foorplate magazine

The USP Expert pistol uses magazines with extended floorplates providing a larger, and for many shooters, a more comfortable gripping area. It also protects the magazine if dropped and assists in the manual removal of the magazine in the event a stoppage occurs.This floorplate is removed and installed like the standard floorplate see pages 34-37 in this manual. The use of an extended floorplate does not affect the magazine capacity. Law Enforcement Military models of the USP40 Expert have a...

Troubleshooting Problems and Repair

The ten inspection areas listed above should be checked prior to contacting HK if your pistol fails to function properly. Other common causes of problems that are often Fouled or improperly lubricated pistol If your HK USP still fails to function, please contact Heckler amp Koch Customer Service at 703 450-1900 for the name and address of your nearest HK Authorized Repair Facility. Military and law enforcement users, contact your unit armorer or HK Customer Service. NOTE If after reviewing this...

Sights and Sight Adjustment

The sighting system on the HK USP is the proven 3-dot arrangement first made popular on earlier model HK pistols. By aligning all three dots horizontally on the target, with the front sight dot centered between the rear sight dots, the operator can quickly and easily engage the target with a high degree of accuracy See Figure 19 . With the optional tritium sights installed, precise and rapid target engagements are possible under low light conditions as well. The rear sight can be adjusted for...