Design work on a new family of pistols commenced in September 1989 focused primarily on the U.S. commercial and law enforcement markets. USP prototypes participated in rigorous testing alongside HK's entry in the Offensive Handgun Weapon System (OHWS) program requested by the U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) and which would later result in the Mk 23.The USP prototypes were then refined in 1992, based on input from the OHWS trials, and the design was finalized in December of the same year. The USP was formally introduced in January 1993.
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USP is Graves' sidearm,equipped with a suppressor.