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In development for more than four years, the VP9 is Heckler & Koch’s latestIn development for more than four years, the VP9 is Heckler & Koch’s latesthandgun and the first striker fired HK since the renowned P7 series pistols wereintroduced in the 1980s.
Experience gained by HK engineers with the recent P30 pistol had a direct influenceon the design of the VP9, but the VP9 breaks new ground with its integration of aunique striker firing system with an enhanced HK “light pull” trigger.The net result is trigger quality unequaled in any production striker fired handgun.
HK pioneered the first striker fired handguns, producing both the VP70 and P7 series,designs that impacted several models by HK competitors. But a superior trigger haseluded most striker fired pistol designs. The VP9 trigger surpasses those found oncompetitors. It has a short, light take-up with a solid, single action type break followedby a short positive reset.
The VP9 trigger has a consistent pre-travel pull with a positive wall/crisp break.Typically, striker fired guns have a pre-travel pull that increases in weight as yougo through the trigger stroke. With the VP9, you have a less than noticeable pre-travel pull until the trigger reaches the engagement point of the fire control partsprior to trigger break.
The VP9 uses HK’s ergonomic handgun grip design that includes three changeablebackstraps and six side panels—accommodating all hand sizes. Molded finger groovesin 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.
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.