Review: Heckler and Koch VP9

Review: Heckler and Koch VP9
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Perfection is difficult, even impossible to achieve in most areas of this life, but the Heckler and Koch VP9 comes about as close to achieving it as a handgun this side of heaven can do.

Similar things could be said of the Heckler and Koch (H&K) VP40, which Breitbart News reviewed on July 19, 2017.

The H&K VP9 is a striker fired pistol with a “reinforced polyamide frame.” It is 7.34 inches long, 5.41 inches tall, and weighs 25.56 ounces. It holds 15+1 rounds of 9mm (or 9mm +P) ammo, and through 800+ rounds, we never had so much as a hiccup, much less a jam or misfire.

The VP9 has H&K “charging supports” near the end of the slide’s rear serrations, allowing a quick grab and pull to put the pistol into a locked-and-loaded position.

Did we mention that the gun is extremely accurate and that its 5.4-pound trigger offers a smooth, consistent pull?

The VP is dependable and, because its Heckler and Koch, is built last and last and last.

We carry our VP9 in a Bravo Concealment outside the waistband holster, which carries the gun high and right against the body. The VP9/ Bravo Concealment combo is hard to beat.

AWR Hawkins is the Second Amendment columnist for Breitbart News and host of Bullets with AWR Hawkins, a Breitbart News podcast. He is also the political analyst for Armed American Radio. Follow him on Twitter: @AWRHawkins. Reach him directly at


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