Heckler & Koch officially announced the new VP9 pistol this morning. The good news is I have one already en route to me as I write this, and I will have it out on the range shortly.
What is the VP9? The new Heckler & Koch pistol is a polymer-framed, striker-fired pistol chambered in 9mm. It is a duty-size handgun, slightly larger than the Glock 19, but a hair smaller than the M&P9. (See the below table for a comparison of these three pistols.)
The new VP9 has a lot of similar features to the P30 pistols including the magazine release being mounted on the trigger guard and the adjustable backstraps and side panels. The new gun also has a slide release lever mounted on the right side of the frame in addition to the standard left side of the gun.
Like much of my current writing, I am reviewing this pistol for Guns & Weapons for Law Enforcement magazine. But, I will also share my thought on the gun here at GunsHolstersAndGear.com. For now, take a look at some of these photos and tell me what you think about the new pistol.
If you have purchased one of these pistols, finding a holster may be a bit difficult. We have put together a list of carry rigs for these guns right here. If we have missed any holsters, please let us know by leaving a comment in the feedback section of that page.
HK VP9 ComparisonA comparison of the VP9 to other similarly sized striker-fired pistols from Glock and Smith & Wesson.
Heckler & Koch VP9
Glock 19 Gen4
Smith & Wesson M&P9
|magazine capacity||15 rounds||15 rounds||17 rounds|
|operating system||recoil operated, striker fired||recoil operated, striker fired||recoil operated, striker fired|
|weight||23.28 oz (unloaded, no magazine)||23.65 oz (unloaded, unknown if with magazine)||24.0 oz (unloaded, no magazine)|
|sights||three dot luminous (tritium optional as accessories)||three dot (tritium optional)||three dot (tritium optional)|
|warranty||limited lifetime||limited one year||limited lifetime|