Heckler & Koch VP40

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Summary: The description, specs, photos, pricing and user ratings for the Heckler & Koch VP40 pistol.

Manufacturer’s Description

The Heckler & Koch (H&K) VP40 is a semiauto pistol built on a polymer frame and chambered in .40 SW. It’s a Browning-type recoil-operated weapon. Other features include:

  • A striker-fired trigger system;
  • a captive flat recoil spring;
  • a cold hammer forged barrel (H&K says it’s made from cannon-grade steel) with a polygonal bore;

    Heckler Koch VP40 left side photo

    The VP40 from the left.

  • an ergonomic grip that includes three changeable backstraps, six changeable side panels and molded finger grooves;
  • a large, recurved trigger guard to accommodate gloves;
  • ambidextrous controls, including a paddle-style magazine release alongside the trigger guard;
  • an extended picatinny MIL-STD-1913 rail molded into the frame;
  • a machined steel slide with diagonal grasping grooves front and rear, plus additional grip tabs (H&K calls them “charging supports”) mounted on the slide’s rear;
  • a red striker/firing pin that’s visible when the striker is cocked;
  • 13- and 10-round steel magazines; and
  • either standard three-dot, or night sights.

The Specs

Caliber Capacity BBL OAL Width Height Weight
.40 SW 13+1, 10+1 4.09″ 7.34″ 1.32″ 5.45″ 26.56 oz. w/empty mag


MSRP: $719 (standard sights)
MSRP: $819 (night sights and three magazines)

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Heckler Koch VP40 right side

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