We spent some quality time with the HK folks at Shot Show 2015 where we got a top notch presentation on the HK’s new VP 9mm striker fired pistol. In our initial coverage we remarked that very few people knew that HK was producing striker fired pistols more than 30 years ago, the P7 for example.
While at Shot Show we asked HK about a .40 and .45 ACP VP series and received the affirmative leaving only the timeline in question. We are happy to report that the VP40 is now available and retains the same features that make the VP9 such a joy to shoot.
The VP40 has the same smooth and crisp as the VP9, and the VP40 grip is customizable fit most any shooter. Like the VP9, it uses three interchangeable backstraps and six grip panels.
As with the VP9, we aren’t electrified by the inclusion of charging supports on the slide. For us, it’s something to snag on. HK slide serrations are more than adequate but it is a feature that female shooters will probably like. Wisely, HK made the charging supports a removable item.
The VP40 is designed and manufactured in Oberndorf, Germany and covered by Heckler & Koch’s limited lifetime warranty. M.S.R.P. is $719 for the basic package and $819 for the LE package, which includes tritium night sights and 3 mags.