NRA Gun of the Week: Heckler & Koch VP9 Pistol

posted on September 17, 2016

Heckler & Koch is renowned for the quality of its firearms—quality that has been recognized and adopted by myriad public service agencies around the world. The VP9 is a relatively new (it was American Rifleman's Golden Bullseye winner for "Handgun of the Year" in 2015), full-size, striker-fired pistol built on a reinforced polymer frame. From the sights to the polygonal-rifled barrel, to the trigger and the magazine, the VP9 is a pistol built to perform. Watch as American Rifleman's Kelly Young tells us a little more about this H&K pistol.

Model: VP9
Importer: Heckler & Koch
Caliber: 9 mm Luger
Action: recoil-operated, semi-automatic pistol
Frame: polymer
Barrel: 4.09”, six-groove, 1:9.8” RH twist
Trigger: striker-fired; 5-lbs., 7-oz. pull
Sights: adjustable, luminous, three dot
Magazine: detachable box, 15-round capacity
Weight: 26.6 ozs.
MSRP: $719

Additional Reading:
HK's VP9: Total Reset 
American Rifleman's 2015 Golden Bullseye Awards  
HK Adds .40 S&W Cal. to VP Line  


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