Heckler & Koch (HK USA) VP9 Optics-Ready 9mm Semi-Auto Pistol, 4.1″ Barrel, 17-RD, Night Sights, FDE Frame – Heckler & Koch 81000608
In development for more than four years, the VP9 is Heckler & Koch’s latest handgun and the first striker fired HK since the renowned P7 series pistols were introduced in the 1980s.
Experience gained by HK engineers with the recent P30 pistol had a direct influence on the design of the VP9, but the VP9 breaks new ground with its integration of a unique striker firing system with an enhanced HK “light pull” trigger. The net result is trigger quality unequaled in any production striker fired handgun.
The VP9 trigger surpasses those found on competitor’s. It has a short, light take-up with a solid, single action type break followed by a short positive reset.
The VP9 uses HK’s ergonomic handgun grip design that includes three changeable backstraps and six side panels— accommodating all hand sizes. Molded finger grooves in the front of the pistol’s grip also instinctively position an operator’s hand for optimal shooting. Only HK handguns have such a customized grip.
VP9 pistols have an extended Picatinny MIL-STD-1913 rail molded into its polymer frame for mounting lights and accessories. The rail has been tested and certified to handle mounted accessories up to 5.6 ounces.
The VP9’s proprietary captive flat recoil spring helps reduce the recoil forces effecting the operator and the handgun, improving shooter control during rapid firing and prolonging component service life.
The new Optics-Ready VP9 pistol comes from the factory with a cutout on the slide to accept your favorite optic. Adapter plates are sold separately and are available from the HK web store.
MANUFACTURER: Heckler and Koch (HK USA)
FAMILY: VP Series
TYPE: Semi-Auto Pistol
ACTION: Double Action Only
FINISH TYPE: Black
FRAME: Polymer Frame
STOCK/GRIPS: FDE Frame
OVERALL LENGTH: 7.34″
CAPACITY: 17 + 1
# OF MAGAZINES: 3
MAG DESCRIPTION: 17 rd.
SIGHTS: 3 Dot Night Sights
SIGHT TYPE: Night Sights
WEIGHT: 26.56 oz.
SHIPPING WEIGHT: 3.55 lbs.
ADDL INFO: Optics Ready Slide
ADDL INFO: 2 Additional Backstraps
ADDL INFO: Ambi Slide & Mag Release
MFG MODEL NO: 81000608