Heckler & Koch HK VP40 40 S&W 2- Mags 81000241
The VP40 is the .40 S&W model of the acclaimed VP pistol line first introduced in 2014 with the VP9 (9 mm).
In development for more than four years, the VP Series is Heckler & Koch’s latest handgun and the first striker fired HK since the renowned P7 series pistols were introduced in the 1980s.
Experience gained by HK engineers with the P30 pistol had a direct influence on the design of the VP, but the VP Series breaks new ground with its integration of a unique striker firing system with an enhanced HK “light pull” trigger. The net result is trigger quality unequaled in any production striker fired handgun.
Heckler & Koch pioneered the first striker fired handguns, producing both the VP70 and P7 series, designs that impacted several models by HK competitors. But a superior trigger has eluded most striker fired pistol designs.
The VP trigger surpasses those found on competitors. It has a short, light take-up with a solid, single action type break followed by a short positive reset.
The VP trigger has a consistent pre-travel pull with a positive wall/crisp break. Typically, striker fired guns have a pre-travel pull that increases in weight as you go through the trigger stroke. With the VP, you have a less than noticeable pre-travel pull until the trigger reaches the engagement point of the fire control parts prior to trigger break.
The VP40 uses HK’s ergonomic handgun grip design that includes three changeable backstraps and six grip side panels— accommodating all hand sizes. Molded finger grooves in the front of the pistol’s grip also instinctively position an operator’s hand for optimal shooting. Only HK handguns have such a customized grip.
Although influenced by other HK models, the VP Series has all the hallmarks of the latest, state-of-the-art handgun. All controls are completely ambidextrous. Slide releases are present on both sides of the frame and the paddle style magazine release can be easily activated by left- or right-handed shooters.
A new feature found on VP pistols is HK’s patented charging supports — simple components that are mounted on each side of the rear of the slide and provide better gripping leverage for racking the slide rearward. The charging supports speed reloading and make operating the VP easier for shooters with reduced hand strength.
VP40 pistols use proven HK P30 steel magazines; either 13-round or reduced, 10-round capacity magazines.
VP Series pistols have an extended Picatinny MIL-STD-1913 rail molded into their polymer frame for mounting lights and accessories. The rail has been tested and certified to handle mounted accessories up to 5.6 ounces (160 grams).
VP pistols use a proprietary captive flat recoil spring that helps reduce the recoil forces effecting the operator and the handgun, improving shooter control during rapid firing and prolonging component service life.
HK’s famous cold hammer forged barrel — made from cannon grade steel — ensures long service life. Similar HK barrels on 9 mm P30 models have fired more than 90,000 rounds in endurance tests in 2010. The polygonal bore profile, with no traditional lands-and-grooves rifling, contributes to longer service life as well as a slight increase in muzzle velocity.
The VP40’s machined steel slide is protected from corrosion and wear by HK’s hostile environment finish and all metal components, including springs and pins have superior metallurgy.
The VP40 is essentially the same dimensions as the 9 mm VP9 model. The overall height of the VP40 is one millimeter (.04 inch) taller. The VP40 also weighs 2.37 ounces (67 grams) more, 28.93 ounces for the VP40 versus 26.56 ounces for the VP9.
VP pistols are made in Heckler & Koch’s Oberndorf factory in southwest Germany and are well-suited for civilian sport shooting, security, military, and law enforcement use. Covered by Heckler & Koch’s limited lifetime warranty, the VP Series is a solid design engineered with the famous long-term durability that make HK products especially cost-effective when subjected to total life cycle cost analysis.
|Barrel Description||Polygonal Rifling|
|Barrel Length Range||4" to 4.99"|
|Grips||Black Interchangeable Backstrap|
|Magazine||2 13 rd.|
|Sight Configuration||3 Dot|
|Weight Range||16 oz to 31.99 oz|
Very happy with the product.
I recently purchased a Heckler & Koch VP40 from GunPrime after having searched in vain for over six months, both locally and online, for a Walther PPQ .40 S&W. I had owned an S&W M&P in 40 S&W which I gave to my son for his birthday last year. Since it was a striker-fired gun, I was looking for a different striker-fired replacement in .40 S&W. I currently own a Heckler & Koch HK45, which is hammer fired, and love it, so the idea of purchasing another H&K handgun was very appealing to me. I found the VP40 online at GunPrime. The price was reasonable and the gun was in stock, so I "pulled the trigger" and placed my order on GunPrime's Website. It was shipped virtually immediately and arrived at my FFL's place of business in a very reasonable amount of time. I have already taken it to the range to break it in. It fits my hand wonderfully well and is incredibly accurate. I am still getting used to the trigger, but it is very smooth and the reset is short and quick. I am already a huge fan. Thank you, GunPrime, for helping me to find this incredible weapon.
I am a Glock guy but when I shot the hk vp models I had to get the vp 9 and vp 40 because they shoot a little bit smoother and have better ergonomics than Glock. The Glock is still a slimmer and more concealable pistol though IMO even with mag extensions
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Excellent ergonomics (like all HK models). True ambidextrous, 27 variations how you can adjust grip. It does have euro style for mag release, which once you get use to it, is nice. Slider have "wings" which make pull so much easier even without full grasp of slider. As always for HK models - hexagonal rifling give you extra pinch of accuracy. Dimensions of VP40 similar to VP9 but slider have more "meat" to make it heavier and better withstand recoil thus VP40 won't fit into VP9 holsters - keep that in mind. It comes with 2 13 round mags, but you either can buy from HK directly 18 round mags (which are very expensive) or get mag expansion (which will cost you significantly less). For more restrictive for mag size states HK have 10 round option. All in all - excellent gun chambered into 0.40 S&W
the H&K vp40 is a sweet handgun. Amazing craftsmanship and detail. Very happy with it and ordering with these guys is awesome. The whole process is easy and smooth.
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