In development for more than four years, the VP9 is Heckler & Koch's first striker-fired handgun since the 1980s. This VP9 has a high strength polymer frame includes a unique ergonomic pistol grip design with interchangeable grip panels and backstraps. The VP9's trigger has a short, light take-up with a solid, single action break followed by a short positive reset. The controls of the VP9 are completely ambidextrous including the slide release located on both sides of the frame as well as the ambidextrous magazine release on the rear, bottom portion of the trigger guard. Covered by Heckler & Koch’s limited lifetime warranty, the HK VP9 is a reliable design engineered with the legendary long-term durability that makes HK products especially cost-effective when subjected to total life cycle cost analysis.