Heckler & Koch (H&K) recently announced the expansion of their incredibly popular VP Series of handguns. The new models include a Flat Dark Earth (FDE) frame, and a Tactical version with an extended and threaded barrel for silencer attachment. Starting with the VP-9 in 2014, H&K added the VP-40 in the summer of 2015. The new VP Series in 2014, they immediately gained applause for the well-designed and handsome appearance of their latest pistol.
H&K was the first to introduce a striker-fired pistol, with the VP-70 in 1970. The H&K P7 series came in the late 1970’s as the popularity of striker-fired pistols was starting to grow. When the P30 arrived in 2006 the pistol received a lot of praise, but also very quickly garnered requests for a striker-fired version. Building on their experience, the new VP Series pistols have resulted in the fit and feel of custom handguns, one of the best triggers of any handgun on the market, and a contoured grip to rival the best.
New H&K VP FDE Pistols
When Heckler & Koch decided to add a FDE frame the company decided, in order to maintain quality and reputation, the colors had to be added to the frame during the molding process and not just be an after-market coating. H&K now offers the VP Series FDE models in both 9mm (VP9) and .40 caliber (VP40).
By choosing the manufacturing process they have, the VP Series FDE color frame cannot fade or chip and is impervious to chemicals, sun, and exposure to the elements. FDE models have all of the highly regarded VP features, with just the addition of their colored frames.
Flat Dark Earth (FDE) is a color in between tan and brown, and has gained favor among many military and security units in recent years. Many shooters prefer FDE frames and even slide coatings over the typical black or even stainless steel, because FDE blends much better with natural environments. For those who shoot extensively outside, the FDE can also help reduce overall weapon heat from sun exposure.
MSRP: $819.00 ($100 more than standard).
New H&K VP Tactical Pistols