Heckler & Koch VP40
The Heckler & Koch VP40 is the .40 S&W model of the acclaimed VP pistol line first introduced in 2014 with the VP9 (9 mm).
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.
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. 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.
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 H&K 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. 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.
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 and Koch’s limited lifetime warranty.
- Front slide serrations
- Disassembly lever
- Slide release lever (ambidextrous)
- Red striker/firing pin visible when cocked
- Large recurved trigger guard
- Trigger has short, light take up with single action quality and short, positive reset
- Pulling slide rearward is effortless with patented HK charging supports
- Pistol slide made from high strength steel with carbon-nitride corrosion resistant finish
- Non-radioactive luminescent three dot sights
- Extended Picatinny rail
- Trigger safety latch
- Higher grip saddle for quicker target acquisition, less recoil, and faster follow up
- Replaceable backstraps (S, M, or L)
- Replaceable grip side panels (S, M, or L)
- Ambidextrous magazine release
- Model: VP40
- SKU: M700040‐A5
- UPC: 642230253582
- Caliber: .40 S&W
- Length: 7.34″
- Height: 5.45″
- Width: 1.32″
- Barrel Length: 4.09″
- Sight Radius: 6.38″
- Weight w/ empty mag: 28.93 oz.
- Magazine: (2) 13 Round
- MSRP: $719