The Heckler & Koch USP Compact in 9mm is a workhorse that refuses to jam, break, or in any way malfunction.
To be sure, the USP Compact is quite chunky when compared to more recently introduced compact 9mm handguns, as the UPC Compact was introduced in the mid-1990s. But there is simply not a substitute for dependability under almost any condition imaginable.
I have owned a USP Compact in 9mm since 1998. The gun has been buried in mud and snow, thrown in water, dropped from high elevations and fired thousands of times. I cannot remember one malfunction.
Hey, I’m not a 9mm guy at all, but that’s just me. Other folks swear by them. My whole line of thinking is if you can handle it, are comfortable with it and can hit with it, more power to you.