New Flat Dark Earth (FDE) models join Heckler & Koch’s acclaimed VP line-up. Using special colorants added to the frame during the molding process, the new VP9 (9 mm) and VP40 (.40 S&W) FDE models have all of the highly regarded VP features—with the addition of RAL7008 colored frames. RAL7008 is the European color matching system equivalent to FDE (Flat Dark Earth), a tan/brown color scheme used by military and security units.

In development for more than four years, the VP series debuted in 2014 and is Heckler & Koch’s latest handgun and the first striker fired HK since the renowned P7 series pistols were introduced in the 1980s. Experience gained by HK engineers with the P30 pistol had a direct influence on the design of the VP line, but the VP series breaks new ground with its integration of a unique striker firing system with an enhanced HK “precise pull”trigger. The net result is trigger quality unequaled in any production striker fired handgun.


  • Caliber: .40 S&W / 9mm
  • Length: 7.34 in. / 7.34 in.
  • Height: 5.45 in. / 5.41in.
  • Width: 1.32 in. /  1.32 in.
  • Barrel Length: 4.09 in.  / 4.09 in.
  • Sight Radius: 6.38 in. / 6.38 in.

Caliber Weight (empty magazine)

  • .40 S&W28.93 ounces
  • 9mm26.56 ounces

Caliber Magazine Capacity:

  • .40 S&W13 / 10
  • 9mm15 / 10 round

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