- 4.09" cold hammer forged polygonal bore barrel
- 1:9.8" twist rate
- 6 groove rifling
- Striker fired full size polymer frame
- Steel three dot sights
- Front slide bevel for easy holstering
- Ambidextrous slide release and paddle style mag release
- Ergonomic adjustable grip
- Interchangeable backstraps
- Mil-STD-1913 picatinny rail
The HK VP9 Optics Ready 9mm 4.09in 2x17rd Semi-Automatic Pistol (81000483) is Heckler & Koch's latest, and most successful pistol design. In any firearm, especially a handgun, the many "touchpoints" between the shooter and the firearm are critical to consistent, repeatable, performance. The touchpoints they've emphasized on the VP that may actually help you improve on the range as well.
Experience gained by HK engineers with the P30 hammer-fired 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 a pistol with custom-fit ergonomics with trigger quality unequaled in any production striker fired handgun.
Ergonomic, adjustable grip
Every detail, including the grip angle, the contour of the front strap and the high rear saddle were chosen to fit the human hand. And the adaptable grip frame allows you to interchange both backstraps and grip panels in 27 unique configurations to fit your hand. All of these features help you get the same consistent grip, every time you pick up your VP.
The VP trigger surpasses those found on competitors. It has a short, light take-up with a solid, single action type break followed by a short positive reset.
The VP Series pistols use a striker fired ignition and a modified Browning operating system combined with an optimal precision strike trigger control system — it is in essence a premium HK P30 frame mated to an advanced striker fired slide design. Materials include proprietary HK steel for barrel, slide, springs, pins, and internal components.
In addition to these features, all controls are completely ambidextrous including HK's patented charging supports - simple components that are mounted on each side of the rear of the slide and provide better gripping leverage for racking the slide rearward. The charging supports speed reloading and make operating the VP9 easier for shooters with reduced hand strength.
The VP9 has 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.
HK's famous cold hammer forged barrel — made from cannon grade steel — ensures long service life.
|Caliber||9mm x 19|
|Trigger Pull, lbs||5.4|
|Trigger Travel, in||.24"|
|Return Travel, in||.12"|
|Barrel Length, in||4.09"|
1 in 9.8"
|Sight Radus, in||6.38"|