Heckler & Koch's eagerly anticipated striker fired subcompact debuted at the 2017 NRA Exhibition in Atlanta, GA/USA. The VP9SK (9mm) has all of the sought-after characteristics of the larger frame VP models but in a more compact design. With a retail price of $719, the VP9SK is made in Germany and carries HK's Lifetime Warranty.
A small-scale version of the completely adjustable VP grip feature -consisting of interchangeable backstraps and lateral grip panels -is present in the compact grip frame of the VP9SK. This allows the pistol to be easily modified to fit any individual user and is a feature found only on Heckler & Koch handguns. Molded finger grooves in the front of the pistol's grip also instinctively position an operator's hand for optimal shooting.
The highly-rated HK VP precision strike trigger is also part of the VP9SK. The VP trigger has a short, light take-up with a solid, single action break followed by a short positive reset. The result is great trigger quality, yert to be tested by the Mönch R&D team.
"The VP9SK is the right combination of compact size and firepower for a subcompact -and it's loaded with unique HK features like our adjustable ergonomic grip -the only grip in the industry that can be customised to fit any shooter," Michael Holley, HK-USA Vice President for Commercial Sales and Marketing, said. "The VP9SK possesses the accuracy and durability that shooters know they can expect from a Heckler & Koch pistol."
VP9SK pistols have an abbreviated Picatinny MIL-STD-1913 rail molded into their polymer frame for mounting lights and accessories. A proprietary captive flat recoil spring helps VP9SK pistols reduce the recoil forces affecting the operator and the handgun, improving shooter control during rapid firing and prolonging component life span. VP9SK pistols can use a variety of proven HK magazines, including compact double stack 10-rounders with flat or hooked, ergonomic floorplates. New 13-round and 15-round magazines with magazine sleeves that replicate the grip profile of the full size VP will also be available later in the year.