Install HK VP9 Red Dot Mount Without Slide Milling

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If you have the optic ready VP9, then you can skip this guide.

In this guide, we gonna show you how to install a red dot on HK VP9 without any mod for under just $90.

Basically you just need to buy the following optic plate adapter:

Milling the slide costs money and long wait time, these adapter plates are the best options for the original VP9.

They replace the rear dovetail sight and then you’re good to go. It also works with the HK P30L.

Let’s check them out…


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Best VP9 Dovetail Optic Plates

Adapter
Our Best Pick
EGW Sight Mount
Trijicon RMR Mount
EGW Sight Mount For the Vortex Razor - H&K, HK45
Trijicon AC32054 RMR Pistol Mount, H&K .45/P30 Series, Black
Installation
Easy, Sight Tool Required
Easy, Sight Tool Required
Compatibility
Vortex Viper/Venom, Burris FastFire, Crimson Trace, Docter
Trijicon RMR
Material
7075 AL
Steel
Weight
-
1.6 oz
Our Best Pick
Adapter
EGW Sight Mount
EGW Sight Mount For the Vortex Razor - H&K, HK45
Installation
Easy, Sight Tool Required
Compatibility
Vortex Viper/Venom, Burris FastFire, Crimson Trace, Docter
Material
7075 AL
Weight
-
Adapter
Trijicon RMR Mount
Trijicon AC32054 RMR Pistol Mount, H&K .45/P30 Series, Black
Installation
Easy, Sight Tool Required
Compatibility
Trijicon RMR
Material
Steel
Weight
1.6 oz

Note: The Trijicon Mount is compatible with the following:

  • VP9, VP9SK, VP40
  • HK45, HK45 Tactical
  • HK45CT, HK45C
  • P30L, P30SK, P30, P30S

Ways To Mount Optics On HK VP9

If you need a optic for you VP9, please go: Best Pistol Red Dot Sights

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Image Referenced TF (Features Surefire X300 Weapon Light)

Installation

You will need a sight removal tool to remove the rear sight.

The best ones I use is the Sight Pusher tool by Sight Master for only $60. It’s simple to use and affordable.

You can also use it to adjust the windage of the rear sight and work on other pistols as well without a workbench or a vice clamp.


Overall Improvements

Increased Accuracy

Referenced Tactical Toolbox (Features Inforce APLc)

RDS makes target acquisition faster and it makes traditional long shots much easier and accurate.

This gun has a perfect grip angle that allows you to pick up the sight picture right off the draw, therefore shooting it with a red dot sight is perfect.

Zeroed at 25 yards with 9mm, the VP9 can hit a group of 6″ with no problem on slow-paced firing. Anything closer, the dot allows the shot groups to be much tighter once it’s dialed in.

The VP9 has a great stock trigger package, so adding a red dot sight is the like putting a cherry on top!

Try the new Trijicon SRO with a larger field of view, so you will never lose the dot during follow up shots.


One Handed Operation & Clears Malfunctions

Clear jams or charge the slide one-handed by using the red dot front lens. Trijicon RMR & Holosun 508T are highly recommended.

Rack the slide hard on belts, table, desks and more without damaging your optic


Other Options

Buy HK VP9 Optics Ready Slide

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So far, the only available option is the new 2019 VP9 long slide kit you can purchase from HK that cost about $500.

BUT...it has been discontinued

Please check Brownells to see it there is any left in stock.


Buy HK SFP9 OR (VP9 Optics Ready 2020)

If you’re in the market shopping around for VP9, then look no further than the brand new HK SFP9 OR (Optic Ready)

Right out of the box optic ready, and it will probably be the best bang for the buck.

No milling, no waiting, no wasteful spending

The package will include the adapter plates for various optics.

Check Price On Brownells (FFL Transfer Required)


Final Thoughts

No matter how you approach this upgrade project, the VP9 is a great striker-fired pistol from HK.

Shooting a red dot equipped handgun isn’t necessary, but it makes it better and cooler.

It also helps people with old eyes to aim better!

  • The cheapest way is to buy a dovetail rear sight adapter
  • 2nd way is to get your slide milled
  • 3rd way is to buy the new Optic ready VP9

Be safe on the range and have fun!

Ying Xu

US Air Force veteran nuclear weapon officer. Aerospace engineering bachelor's degree from the University of Kansas. Experienced as a certified NRA range safety officer. Working as a search engine expert for BadAssOptic.com