Heckler & Koch VP40 Pistol in .40 S&W

Heckler & Koch VP40 Pistol in .40 S&W
Heckler & Koch Brings .40 Caliber Power to its New VP Striker Fired Pistol Line
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USA – -(Ammoland.com)- Heckler & Koch added a .40 caliber model to its new VP striker fired pistol line.

The VP40 (Caliber .40 S&W) joins the 9 mm VP9 that was introduced to the U.S. commercial and law enforcement markets in June of 2014.

“Just a year after launching the VP series pistol with the 9 mm VP9, we are thrilled to have a .40 caliber model join the line-up,” said Michael Holley, HK-USA Vice President for Commercial and Law Enforcement Sales.

“Last year the VP9 took the market by storm and the VP40 promises to live up to its birthright. For civilian shooters and law enforcement agencies looking for a little more power to go with the VP's well-recognized superior quality – this is it. Once again it shows Heckler & Koch's commitment to the U.S. market and American shooters.”

The VP pistol line has been in development for more than four years and its debut marked the return of HK to striker-fired models.

Heckler & Koch pioneered striker fired handgun designs with the HK VP70 and P7 pistols more than 35 years ago and was also the first company to produce polymer frame models. The 9 mm VP9 has been one of Heckler & Koch's most successful products – selling widely – and receiving positive reviews from civilian and law enforcement shooters throughout the U.S.

Wayne Weber, President of HK-USA stated, “Like the 9 mm VP9, the VP40 has been through just about every test and challenge possible. Heckler & Koch's strict company testing program put the VP40 through just about every trial imaginable; NATO and U.S. NIJ drop tests, water, dust, mud, and sand tests worst that the most extreme environmental conditions in the world.”

VP40 function and abuse tests included firing thousands of rounds of a wide variety of ammunition types through several test pistols. Unlike some manufacturers, Heckler & Koch test fires every VP40 pistol for accuracy and function.

The VP40 has the same excellent, precise trigger that debuted on the VP9. And the VP40 grip can be customized to fit any shooter by using a mix of three interchangeable backstraps and six grip panels.

The charging supports – a feature introduced on the first VP models is present on the VP40 as well. These small, removable wings on the rear of the slide make cocking and manipulating the pistol much easier than other handgun designs. VP pistols also have a safer and easier disassembly process than many competing models.

Heckler & Koch VP40 Pistol in .40 S&W

Covered by Heckler & Koch's limited lifetime warranty, the VP40 is designed and manufactured in Oberndorf, Germany with HK's famous long-term durability. The VP40 is value priced with a suggested retail cost of $719. A law enforcement configuration VP40 with tritium night sights and three magazines is also available for $819 SRP. VP40 pistols are shipping now (June 2015).

Heckler & Koch VP40 Pistol in .40 S&W
Heckler & Koch VP40 Pistol in .40 S&W

About Heckler & Koch

Heckler & Koch is the world's premier small arms systems company and a major supplier to global military, law enforcement agencies, and civilian shooters. An innovative leader in design and manufacturing, Heckler & Koch provides technologically advanced firearms, logistical support, training, and specialized services with the highest standards of innovation and reliability to its customer base. Heckler & Koch's well-known range of products include the USP series pistols, MP5 submachine gun, the MP7 Personal Defense Weapon, the G36 weapon system, the HK416 enhanced carbine, HK45, P30, and most recently VP series pistols.

  • 4 thoughts on “Heckler & Koch VP40 Pistol in .40 S&W

    1. Ok sorry, late to the party but I have to comment.
      Yes, a 9mm will fit in many .40 cal mags, BUT it will then fall down right through the barrel, its just too small.
      It wont “chamber” at all!
      No real danger here.

    2. I have a question for the life of the VP40. Everyone states it has a 91,000 round life span. Will that mean the frame of the gun is no longer good, or the barrel? Like other weapons, I’m sure if you take good care of it and shoot at least 4 times a year say 500 rounds each, to put it into number of years or life span of the pistol, will I be able to give this gun to my grandkids? or better look for a full metal one? I own the VP40. Its nice but it makes me wonder if I will be able to trust it in 15 years from now or 30 when I’m older. Does anyone have an opinion or know something from the manufacturer?

    3. I own the HK VP9, and the VP40. Both are very easy to learn to shoot, very reliable, and totally ambidextrous. These 2 firearms are almost identical in form and function. Including the clips, they are interchangeable, you can load 9mm in the 40 clip, and 40’s in the 9mm clip. However you can see the inherent danger in this if you’re not paying attention. I know the VP9 will not chamber the 40, it will just jamb. However the VP40 WILL chamber a 9MM, I know it will, because I tried it. I’m sure I don’t need to tell you what may happen next if you pull that trigger. I caution anyone with both of these excellent firearms, DO NOT mix up your clips, and or ammo. Your firearm will jamb,or you may destroy your barrel, and very possibly injure yourself if you do. Most importantly, your firearm will fail you when seconds count.
      PS. Ammo,,Buy it cheap,,stack it deep

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