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Heckler & Koch VP9


Semi-Automatic Pistol


Germany | 2014



"The Heckler and Koch VP9 is noted for its excellent ergonomic qualities and reliable firing action."



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The HK VP9 is a conventional semi-automatic polymer pistol from Heckler & Koch of Germany. The design consists of a cold hammer-forged polygonal (six grooves, right-hand twist) bore with reinforced polyamide (polymer) frame. Chambered in the ubiquitous 9x19mm pistol cartridge, the striker-fired sidearm has a running length of 7.34 inches, a barrel measuring 4.09 inches long, and a weight of 25.56 ounces.

The gun is arranged in traditional fashion with an integrated grip, trigger ring, and slide component. The slide sports serrations forward and rear for the usual grip points when managing the slide assembly. The ejection port is set near the middle of the design with the trigger unit found directly under. The single-action-type (short positive reset) trigger sits in an oblong ring as part of the grip, the latter doubling as the magazine well. The magazine release is found in its usual place neat the trigger ring base, quickly releasing any loaded magazine from the well. A texture pattern is noted at the grip as well as the front of the trigger ring. The trigger also features a safety component in-built. Depending on the model in play, over the slide can be mounted after-market optics for accurized fire while under the barrel is a short section of Picatinny rail for mounting additional tactical accessories. Iron sights are found both forward and aft on the slide. Steel is used in the construction of the barrel, slide, springs, pins, and other internal components.

Newer versions of the pistol have a 17-round magazine as opposed to the earlier 15-round counts (a 10-round magazine is also available). Sights have also been revised and the slide is optics-ready complete with a cutout cap (adapter plates sold separately). Backstraps and grip panels are changeable.

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Physical
The physical qualities of the Heckler & Koch VP9. Information presented is strictly for general reference and should not be misconstrued as useful for hardware restoration or operation.
186 mm
7.32 in
O/A Length
104 mm
4.09 in
Barrel Length
1.60 lb
0.73 kg
Weight
Striker-Fired; Semi-Automatic Function.
Action
9x19mm
Caliber(s)
10-, 15-, or 17-round detachable box magazine.
Feed
Iron Front-and-Rear; Optional Over-Frame Optics.
Sights
Performance
Performance specifications presented assume optimal operating conditions for the Heckler & Koch VP9. Information presented is strictly for general reference and should not be misconstrued as useful for hardware restoration or operation.
165 ft
50.3 m | 55.0 yds
Max.Eff.Range
Variants
Notable series variants as part of the Heckler & Koch VP9 Semi-Automatic Pistol family line.
VP9 - Base Series Designation; base production design.
VP9-B
VP9-SK
Operators
Global customers who have evaluated and/or operated the Heckler & Koch VP9. Nations are displayed by flag, each linked to their respective national small arms listing.

Contractor(s): Heckler & Koch - Germany
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Image of the Heckler & Koch VP9
Image from official HK marketing materials.

Design Qualities
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Recognition
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