The HK VP9SK is the subcompact model of the highly regarded Heckler & Koch VP Series handgun. It offers the sought-after characteristics of its larger counterparts in a more concealable design. One of its standout features is the HK VP precision strike trigger, which surpasses the triggers found on competitors’ pistols. It offers a short, light take-up with a solid, single-action type break and a short positive reset, resulting in unmatched trigger quality.
The compact grip frame of the VP9SK incorporates a small-scale interpretation of the completely adjustable VP grip feature found on other HK handguns. This allows users to easily modify the pistol to fit their individual needs. Molded finger grooves on the front of the grip instinctively position the user’s hand for optimal shooting.
The VPSK is designed to be ambidextrous, with slide releases present on both sides of the frame and a paddle-style magazine release that can be easily activated by left- or right-handed shooters. It also features HK’s patented charging supports, which provide better gripping leverage for racking the slide and make reloading faster and easier, particularly for shooters with reduced hand strength.
The VPSK can use a variety of HK magazines, including compact double stack 10-round flat floor magazines and 13/15-round extended magazines, allowing for a more ergonomic grip. It also includes an abbreviated Picatinny MIL-STD-1913 rail on its polymer frame for mounting lights and accessories.
To enhance shooter control and prolong component life, the VPSK utilizes a proprietary captive flat recoil spring that helps reduce recoil forces. The cold hammer forged barrel, made from cannon-grade steel, ensures a long service life. The polygonal bore profile, without traditional lands-and-grooves rifling, further contributes to longevity and a slight increase in muzzle velocity.
The VPSK’s machined steel slide is protected from corrosion and wear by HK’s hostile environment finish, and all metal components, including springs and pins, are made with superior metallurgy. Despite its small size, the VPSK maintains excellent weight and balance, making it naturally pointable, easy to control, and accurate.
The VP9SK is suitable for various applications, including civilian sport shooting, security, military, and law enforcement use. With its high-quality engineering and design, the VP9SK offers long-term durability and cost-effectiveness when evaluated through total life cycle cost analysis. It is currently available in 9mm caliber.
HK VP9SK Pistol Product Information
|Overall Length||6.61 Inches|
|Barrel Length||3.39 Inches|
|Front Sight||Night Sight|
|Rear Sight||Night Sight|
|Trigger Pull||4.5-5.6 Pound|
|Safety||Trigger Block Safety|