The HK45 Compact Tactical builds on the tough, military lineage of
the Heckler & Koch HK45 series of handguns to devise the ultimate
operator’s pistol. The HK45 pistol series (compact and full-size models)
were chosen as the first firearms made at HK’s American manufacturing
facility so it is only fitting that a modified variant would be adopted
as the new pistol of a major U.S. special operations unit.
The HK45 Compact Tactical (CT) is the closest a civilian can get to
that military pistol. The HK45 CT comes standard with a threaded barrel,
10-round magazine with extended floorplate, and replaceable grip panels
to adjust the feel and grip circumference of the pistol to suit
individual hand size and shooting preferences.
The HK45 pistol series were originally developed as candidates for
the U.S. military’s next generation handgun competition so there is
little wonder that the HK45 CT is so well-suited for military, law
enforcement, and security use. Each HK45 CT comes standard with an extra
backstrap for a custom fit for each shooter’s hand.
An HK proprietary internal mechanical recoil reduction system reduces
the recoil forces affecting the weapon and shooter by as much as 30%,
improving shooter control during rapid firing and prolonging component
An “O-ring” barrel means better slide-to-barrel lockup and enhanced
accuracy. And the threaded barrel on the HK45 CT is made using the
famous HK cold-hammer forging process for superior performance.
The HK45 Compact Tactical uses all HK45 magazines, from 10-rounders
to the smaller capacity 8-round magazine. A Picatinny MIL-STD-1913 rail
for mounting lights and accessories is molded into the polymer frame of
the HK45 Compact Tactical.
The HK45 Compact Tactical is currently available with a “decock only”
(V3) control lever mode found on its special operations counterpart or
with a decock and manual safety (V1) control lever function. The HK45 CT
can also be converted to a variety of other kinds of trigger firing
modes including HK’s enhanced double action only “LEM” (Law Enforcement
The HK45 CT is currently being assembled at HK’s American manufacturing facility in Newington, New Hampshire.