The quiet choice in 9mm:
The VP9 is a very unique manually operated bolt action pistol in 9x19mm caliber. The manual operation, ported barrel and integrated suppressor make it probably the quietest 9mm pistol in the world.
B&T developed the VP9 in response to requests from Swiss veterinarians that required a very quiet firearm for dispatching sick cattle or game injured along the motorway without disturbing the other animals or residence in the area. That is why VP9 stands for Veterinary Pistol 9mm. The development goal was to have quietest possible sound but with sufficient energy to dispatch a large bovine animals quickly with a low risk of ricochet or over penetration. The sound produced by the VP9 is less than 125 dB. Supersonic ammunition can be used and will have the velocity reduced to subsonic speed by means of a ported barrel. The pistol can be easily disassembled into three parts for compact and discreet transportation.
Overview VP9 variants