H&K VP9

If you haven’t heard yet, H&K just released their new VP9 striker fired pistol.
 
You may not be, but I’m excited about it. They note that they spend a lot of time focusing on the trigger, and that is one thing I HATE about most striker fired guns. It’s also fully ambidextrous, another nice to have feature. Check out H&K’s promo video below.
 

 

Update 6/10/2014
Wide spread availability is slated for July 2014.

 

Specifications

Overall length 7.34 in.
Overall height 5.41 in.
Overall width 1.32 in.
Barrel length 4.09 in.
Sight radius 6.38 in.
Weight (empty magazine) 3.28 oz.
Weight (with empty magazine) 25.56 oz.
Magazine capacity 15 round or 10 round capacity
Trigger system Striker fired
Trigger pull (N) 5.4 lbs.
Trigger travel .24 inches
Return travel .12 inches
Sights three dot , non-radioactive luminous
Barrel Profile/Twist Polygonal, 6 grooves, right-hand twist, 1 in 9.8 inches

 

VP9-Product-Sheet
Picture from militarytimes.com

 
You can also find some more specifics on militarytimes.com or on H&K’s website.
 

Side Notes

If you live in California like me, it doesn’t look like the VP 9 is on the list of handguns available for sale in CA, and it probably will not be because of the mictostamping requirements in California.
 
At the time of this writing, the following H&K firearms are on the roster for sale in CA. If you want to check the availability of other handguns, check out, certguns.doj.ca.gov.

Model Gun Type Barrel Length Caliber Exp Date
P2000SK-V2 / Steel, Polymer Pistol 3.28″ .40 S&W 6/9/2015
P2000SK-V2 / Steel, Polymer Pistol 3.28″ 9mm 6/9/2015
P2000 SK-V3 / Steel, Polymer Pistol 3.3″ .40 S&W 10/24/2014
P2000 SK-V3 / Steel, Polymer Pistol 3.3″ 9mm 3/6/2015
Comp USP40 V1 / Steel, Polymer Pistol 3.58″ .40 S&W 12/31/2014
Comp USP9 V1 / Steel, Polymer Pistol 3.58″ 9mm 12/31/2014
USP Comp 40 Stnls V1 / Stainless Steel, Polymer Pistol 3.58″ .40 S&W 4/20/2015
USP Comp 9 Stnls V1 / Stainless Steel, Polymer Pistol 3.58″ 9mm 4/20/2015
USP40C-LEM / Steel, Polymer Pistol 3.58″ .40 S&W 2/20/2015
P2000-V3 / Steel, Polymer Pistol 3.65″ 9mm 5/10/2015
P2000-V2 / Steel, Polymer Pistol 3.66″ .40 S&W 6/9/2015
P2000-V2 / Steel, Polymer Pistol 3.66″ 9mm 2/2/2015
P2000-V3 / Steel, Polymer Pistol 3.77″ .40 S&W 5/10/2015
Comp USP45 V1 / Steel, Polymer Pistol 3.8″ .45 ACP 12/31/2014
USP Comp 45 Stnls V1 / Stainless Steel, Polymer Pistol 3.80″ .45 ACP 4/20/2015
USP V7 / Steel, Polymer Pistol 4.25″ 9mm 3/6/2015
USP40, V1 / Steel, Polymer Pistol 4.25″ .40 S&W 12/31/2014
USP9, V1 / Steel, Polymer Pistol 4.25″ 9mm 12/31/2014
USP45, V1 / Steel, Polymer Pistol 4.41″ .45 ACP 12/31/2014
USP 40 Exp.V9 / Steel, Polymer Pistol 5.20″ .40 S&W 12/31/2014
USP 45 Exp.V1 / Steel, Polymer Pistol 5.20″ .45 ACP 12/31/2014
USP 45 Elite / Steel, Polymer Pistol 6.2″ .45 ACP 5/10/2015

 
Maybe for a while there will be Single Shot Expositions being done for the VP9, one can only hope!
 

HK_VP9

 
Do you want a VP9? Whats your favorite striker fired pistol?

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