Using the common lineage of the USP and developed in conjunction with internationally renowned target shooters, the USP Expert achieves the highest levels of accuracy by combining features of the HK Tactical and Mark 23 pistols with a long slide design. The result is a USP ideally suited to IPSC (International Practical Shooting Competition) and other practical target shooting applications. The Expert begins with an o-ring barrel with polygonal bore profile fitted with an elongated milled target slide made from nitro-carburized steel. 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 Expert's match-grade trigger pulls smoothly and quickly and utilizes an adjustable trigger stop. Its target sights are micrometer adjustable for windage and elevatio. Every USP Expert is given a corrosion-resistant "Hostile Environment" blued finish that melds nicely with its corrosion-proof, fiber-reinforced polymer frame Other features include a universal mounting grooves for installing accessories, an oversized trigger guard, an extended slide release, a patented Lock-Out Safety device, and an extractor that doubles as a loaded chamber indicator. This double-action pistol features an ambextrous safety and decocking lever and a 16-round magazine. Its grips, its metal, and its bore are all in excellent condition.