Heckler & Koch H&K Model P9 S Target 9mm Semi-Automatic Pistol 1974

SOLD FOR: $950

WOA#: WY240129AC016

Make: Heckler & Koch

Model: P9 S Target

Serial Number: 105 694

Year of Manufacture: 1974

Caliber: 9mm Parabellum

Action Type: Roller delayed blowback, Semi-Automatic, Removable Magazine Fed Pistol.

Markings: The left side of the slide is marked “HK Mod P9 S HECKLER & KOCH GMBH OBERNDORF/NECKAR  /  US.PAT.NO.3,566,745 Made in Germany”. The slide is also marked with a proof and “105 694”. The barrel hood is marked “9 Para 105 694 HK”. The right side of the frame is marked “74”. The left side of the frame is marked “TAI MINOT, ND 105 694” with two more proofs.

Barrel Length: 4”

Sights / Optics:  The front sight is a white tall blade dovetailed into the slide. The rear sight is a polymer base, adjustable metal blade, square notched sight dovetailed into the slide.

Magazine Quantity and Condition. This pistol includes one 9 round 9mm single stack magazine in Excellent condition.

Stock Configuration & Condition: The grips are a one piece textured wood grip with a right handed thumb shelf screwed to the frame. The grips show very little wear and they have a very small chip from wear the internal hammer protrudes outside the frame to act as a cocked hammer indicator. The front strap is polymer with finger grooves. The grips are in Excellent overall condition.

Type of Finish: Black matte, Blued.

Finish Originality: Original

Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the polygonal rifling is defined for older style HK Pistols. There is no erosion in the bore. In this writer’s opinion, this bore rates 8/10.

Overall Condition: This handgun retains about 97% of its metal finish. On the left side of the slide there are two small spots where the finish has been removed. There is also a small spot on the right side of the slide. The blued portions have very fine surface scratches throughout.  The screw heads are sharp. The markings are crisp. Overall, this handgun rates in Excellent condition.

Mechanics: The action functions correctly. This pistol features a roller-delayed delayed blow back system, manual slide mounted safety and heel magazine release. This pistol also features a very unique lever that works as a slide catch, slide release, and hammer cocking lever. It also functions as a decocking lever if depressed, and the trigger is pulled you can then let up on the lever slowly to decock it. We did not fire this handgun. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance standards.

Box, Paperwork & Accessories: this pistol includes one magazine.

Our Assessment: The HK P9S is a semi-automatic pistol manufactured by Heckler & Koch (HK), a renowned German firearms company. Introduced in the 1970s, the P9S was designed primarily for military and law enforcement use, although it also gained popularity among civilian shooters. One of the notable features of the HK P9S is its unique roller-delayed blowback operating system, which enhances the pistol’s reliability and mitigates felt recoil. This system, derived from HK’s successful roller-delayed blowback firearms like the G3 rifle, contributes to the P9S’s smooth shooting characteristics and overall durability. The HK P9S is typically chambered in 9mm Parabellum, although variants in other calibers, such as .45 ACP, were also produced. The pistol features a polymer frame and a steel slide, resulting in a lightweight yet robust firearm suitable for a variety of applications. The HK P9S also incorporates several safety features, including a decocking lever and a firing pin block safety, ensuring safe operation in various conditions. Additionally, the pistol features adjustable sights with an oversized front sight for enhanced accuracy. The target model also includes wood grips and an adjustable trigger stop to eliminate over travel. Overall, the HK P9S is highly regarded for its reliability, accuracy, and innovative design. While it is no longer in production, it remains a sought-after firearm among collectors and enthusiasts, prized for its unique operating system and solid construction.  Please see our photos and best of luck with your bidding!!!-R.L.

Heckler & Koch H&K Model P9 S Target 9mm Semi-Automatic Pistol 1974
Heckler & Koch H&K Model P9 S Target 9mm Semi-Automatic Pistol 1974