SHOT Show 2020 New Optics Ready VP9 From Heckler & Koch Patrick Roberts January 24, 2020 8 Comments, Join the Conversation The cries for an optics ready VP9 have been pretty damned loud for some time. Now those looking to mount a red dot to their VP9 have a factory option. Finally, there is an HK pistol worthy of Space Force. The optics ready VP9 shares the same external dimensions of the original VP9, but with the addition of a plate style mini red dot adapter system. Even though most other manufacturers have embraced the dot and released a pistol with some type of multi-optics system, Heckler & Koch seemed hesitant to join the ranks of mini red dot sight capable pistol manufacturers. The new pistol uses a plate system similar to almost every other pistol on the market, but HK incorporated a bit ol' recoil lug to keep the plate from shifting during the recoil cycle. Five optic adapter plates will be offered to fit several models of popular mini red dot sights, but they will not be included in the box. We were told that when you decide what red dot you want to mount, you can get on to the HK web store and place an order for the plate you need without being stuck with several mounting plates you don't need. The actual price for the plates has yet to be confirmed, but HK indicated that they should be about $20. Plates to be offered: Plate 01 – Meopta Meosight III, Eotech MRDS, Noblex Sight III Plate 02 – Trijicon RMR, Holosun Plate 03 – C-More STS2 Plate 04 – Leupold Deltapoint Plate 05 – Buris Fastfire 2 & 3, Vortex Viper & Venom While we only put our mitts on the paddle mag release version, we are told that they plan to offer both a paddle mag release and a US-style push-button release. HK also increased the capacity of the magazines from 15-rounds to 17-rounds. We were told that by redesigning the follower and some other space magic applied internally, the mag picked up two rounds of capacity while still being flush fit. No MSRP was provided to us by HK, we assume that it will carry a slightly higher price point than the standard VP9 to account for the additional machine time. Check out the Heckler Koch website for more information. About the Author Patrick primarily focuses his range time on sharpening his pistol shooting skill but effectively using precision rifles and carbines are also skills he works on polishing as best he can. When he isn't writing, spending far too much time on the range, maintaining his website, or filming a video he spends his time with his wife, son, and dog. Website: FirearmRack.com YouTube: youtube.com/firearmrack Instagram: @thepatrickroberts Facebook: facebook.com/firearmrack Explore RECOILweb:The Tactical Games, Day OneReality Based Training - Lessons LearnedThe Story of 1st Squad as LCpl Williams Tells ItSHOT Show 2020: Strike Industries Releases New Guns and Accessories NEXT STEP: Download Your Free Target Pack from RECOILFor years, RECOIL magazine has treated its readers to a full-size (sometimes full color!) shooting target tucked into each big issue. Now we've compiled over 50 of our most popular targets into this one digital PDF download. From handgun drills to AR-15 practice, these 50+ targets have you covered. Print off as many as you like (ammo not included). Click here to get IMMEDIATE ACCESS to a digital PDF of this target pack!