Introducing Heckler & Koch’s newest member of the acclaimed VP pistol series: the HK VP40. The VP series was first released in 2017 with the VP9 (obviously in 9mm). In a mere 4 years, HK has developed the VP Series as the first striker fired HK since their P7 series was released in the 80’s. According to HK, their experience with the P30 has directly influenced the VP design, however the VP series stands alone with the integration of what HK refers to as “a unique striker firing system with an enhanced HK ‘light pull’ trigger.” Learn more about this firearm and get an HK VP40 concealed carry holster here!
The VP40 comes with a machined steel slide that is finished in HK’s hostile environment finish. The VP series, including the 40, come with an extended Picatinny MIL-STD-1913 rail molded to the polymer frame for a plethora of accessories. According to HK, the rail is certified to handle up to 5.6 ounces of mounted accessories.
The series also includes HK’s patented charging supports that are mounted on each side of the rear portion of the slide. This provides leverage for racking the slide in gloved, or wet hands. It speeds operation ease for shooter with “reduced hand strength” as well.
The trigger for the VP series has a short, light take-up with a single action break, finishing with a satisfying reset. It has a consistent pre-travel pull, that doesn’t increase the weight until the trigger reaches the engagement point of the fire control, before the trigger break.
All the controls for the VP series, including the 40, are ambidextrous—slide releases, and paddle magazine releases can be easily accessed. The pistol includes three magazines with either 13-round or reduced, 10-round capacity.
The VP40 includes HK’s ergonomic handgun grip design that is highly customizable to fit just about every shooter—it includes three changeable backstraps and six grip side panels. The grip has molded finger grooves in the front of the grip to provide optimal shooting.
Whether the VP40 is used for law enforcement or concealed carry, it will serve for a lifetime and looks great in our HK VP40 Kydex holsters.
Caliber: .40 S&W
Weight: 28.9 oz. empty
Capacity: 10 / 13
Cost: $719.00 MSRP