WITH HECKLER & KOCH AT SHOT SHOW 2016

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HK VP9 9mm striker fired pistol. I had the opportunity to fire the VP9 at media day. This pistol is typical HK – nothing is overlooked. I particularly liked the slide serrations and the charging supports. The replaceable back strap and grip panels give the VP9 a custom fit feel. The pistol sits low in the hand with excellent factory sights. 

Caliber Magazine Capacity Trigger Pull Trigger Travel Return Travel Barrel Profile/Twist
9 mm x 19       15 5.4 lbs. .24 inches .12 inches Polygonal, 6 grooves, right-hand twist, 1 in 9.8 inches

 

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HK announced the VP40 late in 2015. This pistol offers all of the same features as the VP9 but chambered in the more potent .40S&W. The new VP40 will undoubtedly see great acceptance in the LE community where the .40 S&W is ubiquitous. Send some rounds downrange with the VP40 and experience minimal recoil; in fact, felt recoil was very close to its 9mm brethren.

Caliber Length Height Width Barrel Length Sight Radius
.40 S&W 7.34 in. 5.45 in. 1.32 in. 4.09 in. 6.38 in.

 

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The cat’s meow for me was the MR762 A1.  This rifle is very near to the top of a very short list of 7.62 x 51 semiautomatic rifles. The rifle has an excellent trigger and superb ergonomics  and a full length rail system on a key mod handguard system that simply rocks

Caliber Magazine capacity Trigger Pull Barrel Profile Sight Radius Sights Stock
7.62 x 51 mm 10 or 20 rounds 4.5–5.6 lbf /20–25 N (two stage trigger) 4 lands & grooves, right-hand twist, 1 in 11.02 in. 16.14 in. variety of optional sights available adjustable 5 positions

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Last but not least was HK’s interpretation of Boba Fett , or maybe it’s HK’s vision of TALOS. Who knows but it was cool nevertheless.

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