Every once in a while its fun to venture outside the box (the Glock box) by trying a different brand pistol. I yearn for a good quality 9mm in an easy to carry configuration. While I was looking around today, I came across the H&K 9mm lineup. The USP Compact model looks like an excellent pistol with features I would enjoy. A polymer frame with stainless slide is very appealing. This pistol has a safety feature that I haven't studied, but I'm interested in an external safety. The suggested retail is about $1,000. I'd like the benefit of some first hand experience with H&K, and info about the USP Compact would be much appreciated. Corrosion proof fiber-reinforced polymer frame Grooved target triggers Polygonal bore profile for increased velocity, easier cleaning, and longer barrel life Can be converted to any of nine trigger firing modes Specially designed captive recoil spring assembly with polymer absorber bushing Choice of corrosion resistant “Hostile Environment” blued finish or stainless steel slide No snag, bobbed hammer Flared recurve trigger guard Universal mounting grooves for installing accessories Ambidextrous magazine release lever Contoured, extended slide release Extractor doubles as a loaded chamber indicator Patented Lock-Out Safety device Wanna kill these ads? We can help!