"Just a year after launching the VP series pistol with the 9 mm VP9, we are thrilled to have a .40 caliber model join the line-up," said Michael Holley, HK-USA vice president for commercial and law enforcement sales. "Last year the VP9 took the market by storm and the VP40 promises to live up to its birthright ... Once again it shows Heckler & Koch's commitment to the U.S. market and American shooters."
The VP pistol line has been in development for more than four years and its debut marked the return of HK to striker-fired models. Heckler & Koch pioneered striker-fired handgun designs with the HK VP70 and P7 pistols more than 35 years ago and was also the first company to produce polymer frame models. The 9 mm VP9 has been one of Heckler & Koch's most successful products.
"Like the 9 mm VP9, the VP40 has been through just about every test and challenge possible," said Wayne Weber, president of HK-USA. "Heckler & Koch's strict company testing program put the VP40 through just about every trial imaginable: NATO and U.S. NIJ drop tests, water, dust, mud and sand tests worst that the most extreme environmental conditions in the world."
MSRP for the VP40 is $719. A law enforcement configuration VP40 with tritium night sights and three magazines is also available, with an MSRP of $819.
For more and to see the gun in action, check out this video from Heckler & Koch: