In any firearm, especially a handgun, the many “touchpoints” between the shooter and the firearm are critical to consistent, repeatable, performance. The touchpoints have been emphasized on the HK VP9 Optics Ready 9mm to actually help you improve on the range as well. Experience gained by HK engineers with the P30 hammer-fired pistol had a direct influence on the design of the VP9, but the HK VP9 Optics Ready 9mm breaks new ground with its integration of a unique striker firing system with an enhanced HK “light pull” trigger. The net result is a pistol with custom-fit ergonomics with trigger quality unequaled in any production striker fired handgun. The VP9 has an extended Picatinny MIL-STD-1913 rail molded into its polymer frame for mounting lights and accessories. The rail has been tested and certified to handle mounted accessories up to 5.6 ounces.