The HK USP Compact is a small frame pistol that combines compact size with optimum effective shooting performance. Unlike some subcompact semiautomatic pistols that use a difficult to shoot two-finger grip frame, the USP Compact uses a narrow, full-hand grip frame, making the pistol easy to shoot without sacrificing concealability. To reduce the length of the slide and barrel on the USP Compact, the mechanical recoil reduction system found on large frame USPs has been replaced by a specially designed flat compression-spring contained in the captive-recoil spring assembly by a polymer absorber bushing. The corrosion-proof, fiber-reinforced polymer frame ensures maximum durability while the polygonal bore profile allows increased velocity, easier cleaning, and longer barrel life. This double-action-only pistol features fixed 3-dot sights, a decocking lever, and a 12-round magazine. Its grips, metal, and bore are all in very good condition.