We continue as American Rifleman’s Joe Kurtenbach tours the Gray Room at Heckler & Koch’s U.S. Headquarters in Ashburn, VA.
Though Glock often gets credit for being the world's first polymer-frame, striker-fired pistol, the H&K VP70, which shares those attributes, actually debuted a full 13 years beforehand.
The Heckler & Koch VP9 made its debut in 2014, and it was two things H&K wasn't well known for at the time—the gun was striker-fired and affordable.
There are two basic types of automatic pistol mechanisms, known as actions. One is the blowback; while the other is known as recoil operated