USP Expert showing magazine well and extended magazine with large baseplate.
Expert. First introduced in 1998, the latest generation of USP
variant is making impressive inroads in the European IPSC community with
its exceptional accuracy. First available in the U.S. in .45 ACP,
the Expert is offered in three calibers as shown above. The downside
again for American shooters is the high magazine capacity of the guns as
available in Europe. 12 rounds for .45 Experts, 16 rounds for .40
caliber Experts, and 18 rounds for 9mm Experts. Truly a European
IPSC lover's gun, in the U.S. all are restricted to 10 rounds. The
Expert has the extended magazine well in the 9mm and .40 caliber
versions. If added to the .45 frame, the gun would not be legal in
IPSC standard class.
The extended magazine well is called the "jet funnel" by HK in Germany.
Also, the slide of the Expert has been milled to lower the profile of the rear sight. I have not seen this modification on any other enhanced USP.
The Expert, like the USP Match, features an O-ring barrel, polygonal rifling, a trigger stop, and fully adjustable rear sight.
|Caliber||Cyclic Rate||Mag Capacity||Modes of Fire||Width (in/mm)||Height (in/mm)||Weight (lb/kg)||bbl. length (in/mm)||
|USP Expert 9|
|9 x 19||NA||10/15/18||Semi||1.26||5.87||1.90||5.20||8.81|
|9 x 19||NA||10/15/18||Semi||32||149||865||132||224|
|USP Expert 40|
|USP Expert 45|
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Expert with detail of the accuracy enhancing O-ring.
|Detail of the fully adjustable rear sight.|