Heckler & Koch SFP9-SF Description:
The SFP9 is H&K’s entrant into the safe action, striker fired, polymer handgun market. The SFP9 is effectively a striker fire top end placed on the incredibly ergonomic P30 frame and, like its close relative, is ridiculously comfortable and easy to handle and shoot. It sports a cold hammer forged barrel with polygonal rifling and a steel guide rod. Steel inserts reinforce the already durable polymer frame and further H&K’s reputation for producing reliable pistols.
In terms of basic structure and engineering, the SFP9 borrows from the P30 with its modified Browning-Petter-SIG locking system and tilting barrel. The barrel is equipped with a breech end designed as a locking block that fits in the ejection port, as well as an open control cam.
The hammer-forged barrel of the SFP9 with its polygonal rifling measures 104 mm and is therefore 6 mm longer than the P30. It seals the rear end of the slightly conical chamber and therefore reduces soiling. The empty cases collected during the test had remained entirely spotless behind this obturation groove.
The rockers to release the magazine are located at their usual place on both sides of the transition point between the front section of the receiver and the trigger guard and can, therefore, allow ambidextrous operation. The slide stop lever on both sides was already a two-handed feature in the P30 (L). But the version fitted to the SFP9 is now leaner and flatter without compromising on user comfort.
The protruding plastic inserts fitted to the rear section of the slide are distinctive features of the SFP9. These small wings help with any kind of weapon/slide manipulation such as loading, unloading or troubleshooting. The wings are also useful features when operating the weapon/slide wearing gloves and/or in wet weather.
Key Features of This Heckler & Koch SFP9-SF:
- Firing pin energy equivalent to that of hammer pistols
- Interchangeable backstraps and grip shells
- Ideal grip ergonomics
- High-performance luminescent sights
- Accessory Picatinny rail
- Magazines x 2
- Interchangeable Backstraps x 2
- Grip Strip (2 pairs)
- Cable Lock
- User Manual