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Heckler and Koch VP40-B 40 S&W 4.09″ Black Pistol – 2 Mags (10+1)


Designed for security the Heckler and Koch VP40-B 40 S&W 4.09″ Black Pistol – 2 Mags (10+1) offers function and safety. This striker fired action with a 10-round capacity boasts a polymer frame and a machined steel slide.

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Heckler and Koch VP40-B 40 S&W

Designed for security the Heckler and Koch VP40-B 40 S&W 4.09" Black Pistol (10+1) offers function and safety. This striker fired action with a 10-round capacity boasts a polymer frame and a machined steel slide. The cold hammer forged cannon grade steel barrel is complemented with a polygonal bore profile, an interchangeable backstrap grip and an enhanced HK light pull Heckler and Koch VP40-B 40 S&W trigger. The Picatinny MIL-STD-1913 rail allows for mounting lights and accessories.

Acclaimed VP Pistol Line

The Heckler and Koch VP40-B 40 S&W is the .40 S&W model of the acclaimed VP pistol line first introduced in 2014 with the VP9 (9 mm). In development for more than four years, the VP Series 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 Heckler and Koch engineers with the P30 pistol had a direct influence on the design of the Heckler and Koch VP40-B 40 S&W, but the VP Series breaks new ground with its integration of a unique striker firing system with an enhanced HK "light pull" trigger. The net result is trigger quality unequaled in any production striker fired handgun. Heckler & Koch pioneered the first striker fired handguns, producing both the VP70 and P7 series, designs that impacted several models by Heckler and Koch competitors. But a superior trigger has eluded most striker fired pistol designs.


The VP trigger surpasses those found on competitors. It has a short, light take-up with a solid, single action type break followed by a short positive reset. The VP trigger has a consistent pre-travel pull with a positive wall/crisp break. Typically, striker fired guns have a pre-travel pull that increases in weight as you go through the trigger stroke. With the VP, you have a less than noticeable pre-travel pull until the trigger reaches the engagement point of the fire control parts prior to trigger break.

The VP40 uses HK's ergonomic handgun grip design that includes three changeable backstraps and six grip side panels— accommodating all hand sizes. Molded finger grooves in the front of the pistol's grip also instinctively position an operator’s hand for optimal shooting. Only Heckler and Koch handguns have such a customized grip.

Although influenced by other Heckler and Koch models, the VP Series has all the hallmarks of the latest, state-of-the-art handgun. All controls are completely ambidextrous. Slide releases are present on both sides of the frame and the paddle style magazine release can be easily activated by left- or right-handed shooters.

Charging Supports

A new feature found on Heckler and Koch VP40-B 40 S&W pistols is HK's patented charging supports — simple components that are mounted on each side of the rear of the slide and provide better gripping leverage for racking the slide rearward. The charging supports speed reloading and make operating the VP easier for shooters with reduced hand strength.

Heckler and Koch VP40 pistols use proven HK P30 steel magazines; either 13-round or reduced, 10-round capacity magazines. VP Series pistols have an extended Picatinny MIL-STD-1913 rail molded into their polymer frame for mounting lights and accessories. The rail has been tested and certified to handle mounted accessories up to 5.6 ounces (160 grams). VP pistols use a proprietary captive flat recoil spring that helps reduce the recoil forces effecting the operator and the handgun, improving shooter control during rapid firing and prolonging component service life.

Cannon Grade Steel

HK's famous cold hammer forged barrel — made from cannon grade steel — ensures long service life. Similar Heckler and Koch VP40-B barrels on 9 mm P30 models have fired more than 90,000 rounds in endurance tests in 2010. The polygonal bore profile, with no traditional lands-and-grooves rifling, contributes to longer service life as well as a slight increase in muzzle velocity.

The Heckler and Koch VP40-B 40 S&W machined steel slide is protected from corrosion and wear by HK's hostile environment finish and all metal components, including springs and pins have superior metallurgy. The Heckler and Koch VP40-B is essentially the same dimensions as the 9 mm VP9 model. The overall height of the Heckler and Koch VP40-B is one millimeter (.04 inch) taller. The VP40 also weighs 2.37 ounces (67 grams) more, 28.93 ounces for the VP40 versus 26.56 ounces for the VP9.

Made In Germany

Heckler and Koch VP40-B 40 S&W pistols are made in Heckler & Koch's Oberndorf factory in southwest Germany and are well-suited for civilian sport shooting, security, military, and law enforcement use. Covered by Heckler & Koch's limited lifetime warranty, the VP Series is a solid design engineered with the famous long-term durability that make HK products especially cost-effective when subjected to total life cycle cost analysis.


  • 40 S&W
  • Black machined steel slide
  • Front slide serrations
  • Ergonomic Grip
  • Includes three changeable backstraps
  • Includes six side panels
  • MIL-STD 1913 Picatinny Rail
  • Fixed 3-Dot Sights
  • Enhanced HK "Light Pull" Trigger
  • Ambidextrous Slide Release
  • Two Magazines


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Additional information

Weight3.6 lbs
Dimensions10.7 × 9 × 3.2 in



No Safety


Black Finger Grooved Polymer

Sight Configuration


Slide Description







40 S&W

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