Master Recoil

The Align Tactical® THUMB REST TAKEDOWN LEVER integrates an ergonomic ledge for the support hand's thumb to firmly lock down against, serving as a brake against muzzle flip to provide the fastest follow-up sight picture. Increased surface contact with the pistol reduces support hand slippage while providing an index point for a consistent high thumbs-forward grip. Swaps in seconds to offer maximum control and speed in Heckler & Koch® VP9® pistols for a competitive edge.

Secure Design

Complementing the VP9® compatible takedown lever is a thumb rest that extends 30 degrees forward of the center of rotation, directing applied pressure (counter clockwise) towards the over-travel stop to rigidly remain locked in place. When used in the opposite direction (clockwise) for disassembly, rotation is easy with a simple pinch and turn of the ledge.

HK VP9 Thumb Rest side


Establishing a two-handed grip creates a naturally angled cant of one’s support hand thumb. Incorporating a secondary receiving slope of 15 degrees allows for evenly distributed thumb pressure and serves as a guide for settling into proper contact position (with the thumb print pressed flat onto the rest).

HK VP9 Thumb Rest front

Balanced Approach

The Align Tactical® THUMB REST TAKEDOWN LEVER protrudes less than 0.4 inches (10mm) from the grip module for a comfortably slim footprint that creates approximately half a thumb's width of effective resistance area. Horizontal serrations offer excellent traction against recoiling muzzle rise without being abrasive. Perfectly sized with aesthetics to match.

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USPSA Production Approved

Are you ready?” for clearing stages faster than ever with your HK® VP9®? Upgrade to the ultimate performance components for USPSA production* class and above.

*Per Section 21.6 - Exchange of minor EXTERNAL components, our takedown lever received USPSA NROI validation under the classification and definition of approved “pins” being comprised of a cylindrical shaft that traverses through the pistol to hold things together, such as the slide assembly to the lower.

**IDPA International body validated for ESP and Carry Optics Divisions

HK VP9 Thumb Rest up

Rise to the Top

Starting stages with a tabled pistol can make it challenging to get a grip, so we’ve given you a hand. Unloaded (without magazine), the ledge wedges a lightened pistol grip into the air for unobstructed grabbing, leaving the competition grounded. Inserting a loaded magazine drops the grip back down and shields OEM extended magazine release buttons from being pressed by raising them off the table.

Hardened S7 Tool Steel

We selected the toughest shock-resistant steel and then hardened it for maximum strength and durability.

*These manufacturers have tested and validated compatibility with Align Tactical performance components for select holsters in their existing product line.

**Align Tactical Signature Series holsters are available above from Black Scorpion Gear, Werkz, Red Hill Tactical, and Lytton Custom Holsters. All VP9 offerings of Long's Shadow Holster Huron models are compatible as well as Lynch Holsters OWB offerings. Safariland 63XX light-bearing models compatible.

Werkz "Outlier" model provides a single holster that is compatible with all current and future Align Tactical Thumb Rests, across all pistol manufacturers we offer.

HK VP9 Thumb Rest Takedown Lever
HK VP9 Thumb Rest Takedown Lever
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HK VP9 Thumb Rest Takedown Lever

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The Align Tactical® THUMB REST TAKEDOWN LEVER is compatible with all HK® VP9/VP40/SFP9® standard and long slide pistols (Not specifically designed for VP9SK® Sub-Compacts but is capable of installation). Hardened S7 tool steel part finished in Black Oxide. Approved for USPSA Production. Made in USA with lifetime warranty.

*Holster selection requires clearance for extended ledge. Refer to Align Tactical's Compatible Holster Manufacturers for select models from Black Scorpion Gear, Werkz, Long's Shadow Holster, Red Hill Tactical, Lynch Holsters, Tacrig, Priority 1, Red River Tactical, Black-Rhino Concealment, Customer Holster Solutions, and Lytton Custom Holsters.