by David Crane
October 25, 2004
It’s possible that the Heckler & Koch (HK) USP45 Compact Tactical .45ACP pistol will soon be replacing the SIG P226 9mm pistol as the standard issue pistol/sidearm for the U.S. Navy SEAL’s. This information is unconfirmed, as yet.
The HK USP45 Compact Tactical pistol is apparently a Commercial Off-the-Shelf (COTS) USP45 Compact pistol with minor modifications. The HK USP45 Compact Tactical pistol incorporates an extended threaded barrel (for a silencer/suppressor) and Heinie-like heightend fixed sights. Magazine capacity is 8 rounds, barrel length is 4.46", and empty weight is 1.72 lbs.
DefenseReview doesn’t know when or if the…
Heckler & Koch (HK) USP45 Compact Tactical .45ACP pistol will be available to civilians. We’ll try to find out ASAP.
There’s currently a thread going on about the HK USP45 Compact Tactical pistol over at TacticalForums.com. You can read it by clicking here.
You can contact Heckler & Koch, Inc. by phone at 703-450-1900.