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Pre Owned Heckler & Koch VP9 Pistol

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Nice blast from the past built 1986. Gun is clean with a few handling marks. This model is the one that started the polymer party. This model also has a vey interesting history. Here are a few highlights.
The Heckler & Koch VP70 is a 9 mm, 18-round, double action only, semi-automatic/three-round burst capable polymer frame pistol manufactured by German arms firm Heckler & Koch GmbH. VP stands for Volkspistole(literally "People's Pistol"), and the designation 70 was for the year of the first edition: 1970.This gun is used by Double-0 operative Link Bond as his secondary sidearm while in public, in junction with a Beretta 93R as his standard-issued Walthers CP99 and PPQ are outfitted with Q-Branch modifications.
The VP70 combined a number of design features that were innovative, or at least very unusual for its time:
  • It was the first polymer-framed handgun, predating the Glock 17 by 12 years. (Although the Remington Nylon 66 rifle introduced in 1959 was the first polymer-framed firearm in production.) At 820 g (28.9 oz) unloaded, the weapon is lighter than most metal framed pistols of the time.
  • As on the Mauser C96 the stock was designed to be used as a holster when not mounted. On the military version of the VP70 this combination includes a unique feature: When mounted, a selective fire switch, located on the stock, allows switching the weapon to a three-round burst mode, with a 2200 rounds per minute cyclic rate of fire.
  • The VP70 uses a spring-loaded striker like a Glock, instead of a conventional firing pin.
  • It is double action only so the trigger pull is relatively heavy.
  • In lieu of a blade front sight, the VP70 uses a polished ramp with a central notch in the middle to provide the illusion of a dark front post.
Contrary to a common misconception, the VP70 does indeed have a manual safety. It is the circular button located immediately behind the trigger and is a common crossblock safety. The VP70 makes an appearance as Double-0 Agent Link Bond's public sidearm. It is revealed in Operation: Revengeance that the gun was obtained from the arms fair in Dubai from a purchase. After being stripped from his license to kill and status, he leaves England and takes the gun with him, along with the newly repaired Anchiomega Armor and the Nissan Skyline R34 that he drives. The VP70 doesn't make much appearances, or uses, in this story, but it makes up for it during Protocol: Omega. In Protocol: Omega, the VP70 was modified to also act as a Mk.50 "Hushpuppy" gun to non-lethally take out enemy cyborgs with the tranquilizer bullets.
You can or have seen a VP70 in any of the following works:
TitleActorCharacterNoteDate
FlashpointTerry AlexanderAgent PetersonSuppressed1984
AliensRicco RossPvt. Frost1986
AliensWilliam HopeLt. Gorman1986
Avenging ForceLoren FarmerAndrew Parker1986
RenegadesKiefer SutherlandBuster McHenry1989
The Handmaid's TaleRobert DuvallCommander Fred1990
Rage and HonorJon Van NessTalbot1992
Street FighterGregg RainwaterT. Hawk1993
Red Rock WestJ.T. WalshSheriff Wayne Brown1993
Red Rock WestLara Flynn BoyleSuzanne Williams1993
Mask of DeathJerry WassermanTony Lopata1996
PaybackChinese mobster1999
Half Past DeadMorris Chestnut49er One2002
Avenging AngeloBilly GardellBruno2002
Be CoolRussian mobster2005

Television

Show TitleActorCharacterEpisode / NoteAir Date
The A-TeamTerrorist1983-1987
Dempsey and MakepeaceRay CharlesonJoe Delaney"The Hit" (S02E08)1985
MacGyver (1985 TV Series)Douglas DirksonReverend Mather"The Enemy Within" (S1E15) / live gun, shot for real1986
MacGyver (1985 TV Series)Beau StarrGRU Assassin Anton Lem"The Enemy Within" (S1E15) / unfired1986
MacGyver (1985 TV Series)Richard Dean AndersonMacGyver"The Enemy Within" (S1E15) / unfired1986
FireflyJonathan M. WoodwardTracey"The Message" (S01E12)2003

Anime

TitleCharacterNoteDate
Gunsmith CatsNatasha Radinov1995 - 1996
Gunslinger GirlClaesVP70M with stock2003
Ghost in the Shell Stand Alone ComplexVisible in Kusanagi's gunrack2002 - 2003
Gungrave2003-2004
Aria the Scarlet AmmoA Student2011

Video Game

Game TitleAppears asNoteRelease Date
Resident Evil 2Carried by Leon Kennedy1998
Jurassic Park: Trespasser1998
Resident Evil 4"Matilda"2005
Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D"Matilda"2011
Cry of Fear2012
Resident Evil 6"Wing Shooter"2013
Aliens: Colonial Marines"Weyland-Yutani 88 Mod4 Combat Pistol"w/ various attachments2013

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