Originally designed for the American market with features favored by U.S. law-enforcement and military users, the USP has found international acceptance as an accurate and ultra-reliable handgun. All USPs use a fiber-reinforced polymer frame stiffened by stainless steel inserts at areas subject to stress and friction. The USP control lever, a combination safety and decocking lever, is frame mounted and quickly accessible, unlike the slide-mounted safeties common on many semi-automatic pistols. Using a modified Browning-type action with a special patented recoil reduction system, the USP recoil reduction system reduces recoil effects on pistol components and also lowers the recoil forces felt by the shooter. The modular design of the USP's internal components allows the control lever function to be switched from the left to the right side of the pistol for left-handed shooters. The polygonal bore profile provides increased velocity, easier cleaning, and longer barrel life and the universal mounting grooves allow for easy accessory installation. A long slide design, the USP Elite has the same adjustable target sights, ambidextrous controls, and other custom features found on the USP Expert, but mated to the longest barrel (6.2 in.) and slide (9.45 in.) of any HK pistol. This double-action pistol features a fixed blade front sight with an adjustable rear and includes two 10-round magazines and the original factory aluminum luggage case. Its grips, metal, and bore are all in very good condition.