Heckler & Koch VP9 Roland Special Review

Title Image for Fauxland Speshul Overview

I’m sure that everyone knows what a Roland Special is. Named after the work that Chuck Pressburg had done on his Glock 19s, a Roland Special consists of the gun, a Raven Concealment Freya magwell, a Surefire X300U, a KKM barrel and compensator, and a Trijicon RMR.

I’m a big Heckler and Koch fan. Besides visiting their booth at SHOT 2019, I’ve owned a pile of their guns made over the last 25 years. I even have a framed USP technical print hanging in my house, just to complete the HK package. I decided to make a VP9 version of the Roland Special, dubbed the Fauxland Speshul. It shall retain as close of a package as the Roland, but in a form that I can get working on the VP9.

Listed below will be individual sections for each element of the Fauxland, with links fleshing out the components in more detailed articles.

Milling The VP9 Roland Special: ATEi

The first step in Fauxlanding up my VP9 was to get it entered into the Dot Life. The best folks for milling are the ones over at ATEi, so that’s where my VP9 slide went.

Choosing A Light: X300U

We’ve gotta have a WML, and the X300U is the one to get in 2019. I went with the X300U-A model, featuring the quick attach and detach feature.

VP9 Roland Special: Threaded Barrel by Victory First

My base VP9 had a standard length barrel, so the search for an aftermarket threaded option was on. I ended up choosing the Victory First threaded offering for the VP9.

Finding A VP9 Compensator


What Magwell For The VP9?


Conclusion On The VP9 Roland Special


About Paul Whaley 198 Articles
Paul Whaley is a guy with an interest in practical and defensive pistol shooting techniques with an eye for quality gear. He has received training from Holistic Solutions Group, John Johnston of Citizens Defense Research, Darryl Bolke, Cecil Birch, and Chuck Haggard. When not trying to become a better shooter, he can be found enjoying a Resident Evil game or listening to Warren Zevon.

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