The VP Series is Heckler & Koch's first striker-fired HK since the P7 series pistols. It is well-suited for civilian sport shooting, security, military, and law enforcement use. The VP Series integrates a striker firing system with an enhanced, HK "light pull" trigger. The cold hammer-forged barrel made from cannon grade steel ensures long service life, as does the polygonal bore profile which also provides a slight increase in muzzle velocity. It uses an ergonomic handgun grip design that includes three changeable backstraps and six side panels, accommodating all hand sizes.