Hot on the heels of news that Berlin’s 17,000 strong police force will replace its aging SIG P6s (P225) with Heckler & Koch’s SFP9, better known as the VP9 in the US, it has been announced that Baden-Württemberg will also be buying a new batch of sidearms from Heckler & Koch.
Baden-Württemberg’s state police force currently comprises of some 25,000 officers who are armed with Heckler & Koch’s P2000 V2, which replaced the Walther P5. The 9x19mm, hammer-fired, polymer-framed P2000 was introduced in 2001 ( the V2 having a heavier 7.3lb trigger pull designed for law enforcement use). Baden-Württemberg’s state police currently have around 25,000 firearms on inventory, most of these P2000s. The P2000 is also used by Lower Saxony’s state police and Hamburg’s Wasserschutzpolizei (water police).
On the 19th of December, it was announced that a further 1060 P2000 V2s would be purchased from Heckler & Koch, via the LZBW, Baden-Württemberg’s central procurement office. Germany’s state and federal police already favour Heckler & Koch pistols and issue a number of different models, including the USP(P10 Compact), P30 and the VP9.