Way to fish or cut bait, HK

I love weird German pistols. There, I said it. A large part of my handgun collection are oddball Teutonic gatts to include a Lignose Einhandpistole 2A, an Ortgies (Bananafish!), a 1920 Mauser M1914 and others. Even in newer guns, such as the Walther P38 and Sig P-series, I find myself gravitating to the more curious P4 and P6 variants as they are…well..different.

And that’s the thing with HK’s Volkspistole VP9 series 9mm. While Heckler und Koch has brought out a number of different finishes (midnight bronze?) and even size variants (VP9SK, anyone?) of this polymer-framed striker-fired pistol designed by Herr Henninger over the past four years, they have all had the same funky Euro paddle-style magazine release.

Well, until now.

After teasing a push-button release for the U.S. market for over 18 months, HK finally gave the Volks what they vant and dropped this bad boy last week:

Guess I can’t love it anymore by that logic. But maybe I will as I see they are running about $550ish at retailers already.

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Let me introduce myself. I am a bit of a conflict junkie. I am fascinated by war and warfare, assassination, personal protection and weaponry ranging from spud guns and flame throwers to thermonuclear bombs and Soviet-trained Ebola monkeys. In short, if it’s violent or a tool to create violence it is kind of my thing. I have written a few thousand articles on the dry encyclopedia side for such websites as Guns.com, University of Guns, Outdoor Hub, Tac-44, History Times, Big Game Hunter, Glock Forum, Firearms Talk.com, and Combat Forums; as well as for print publications like England Expects, and Strike First Strike Fast. Several magazines such as Sea Classics, Military Historian and Collector, Mississippi Sportsman and Warship International have carried my pieces. Additionally I am on staff as a naval consultant and writer for Eye Spy Intelligence Magazine. Currently I am working on several book projects including an alternative history novel about the US-German War of 1916, and a biography of Southern gadfly and soldier of fortune Bennett Doty. My first novel, about the coming zombie apocalypse was released in 2012 by Necro Publications and can be found at Amazon.com as was the prequel, Chimera-44. I am currently working on book two of that series: "Pirates of the Zombie Coast." In my day job I am a contractor for the U.S. federal government in what could best be described as the ‘Force Protection’ field. In this I am an NRA-certified firearms, and less-than-lethal combat instructor.

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