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Old 03-05-2019, 07:46 AM   #1
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Can we get a discussion going on the form, function, reliability, and general experiences end users have now that the VP9SK has been on the market a while? I held one recently and it is in fierce competition with the P-10S as my subcompact summer carry.

So what do y'all like about it? Hate about it? And which color is the best?
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Old 03-05-2019, 10:07 AM   #2
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Color is subjective. I'm a black gun guy myself. I think the ergonomics are some of the best on the market today. Especially with the grip being able to be customized to fit your hand. I don't care for it without the baseplate extension. Too short imo and reminds me of the G26, which I'm not a fan of. Have yet to put my hands on the the new P-10S so I can't say about that one.
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Old 03-05-2019, 11:34 PM   #3
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Buddy of mine just snagged a grey VP9. It shoots nice. Seemed to want to run a little on the wet side of things. Only about 200rnds through it so far so no real round count through it yet.
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Old 03-07-2019, 04:00 PM   #4
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Good little guns.

Like: great grip, magazine capacity options, reliable,trigger
Don't like: haven't found anything I don't like.

Color: subjective, I have urban grey

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Old 03-07-2019, 08:22 PM   #5
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Just have the FS VP9.
Hk bombproof with a sweet striker trigger.
What's not to like?

My Hk Sk guns are P30SK (LEM) and P2000SK (LEM).
Handguns are all about personal preference.

I prefer my P2000SK 357
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Don't drop it in the dirt.

It is a H&K consumer grade product, not a duty weapon.

For a target shooting consumer or home defense firearm they are great.

You might want to look at the Walther PPQ M2 as well as they are similar but maybe better, depending on what you are looking for.
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Don't drop it in the dirt.

It is a H&K consumer grade product, not a duty weapon.

For a target shooting consumer or home defense firearm they are great.

You might want to look at the Walther PPQ M2 as well as they are similar but maybe better, depending on what you are looking for.
Have you had issues with yours? Tell us more.
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The ppq seems like a better gun for the money.
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Old 03-09-2019, 08:01 AM   #9
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Don't drop it in the dirt.

It is a H&K consumer grade product, not a duty weapon.

For a target shooting consumer or home defense firearm they are great.

You might want to look at the Walther PPQ M2 as well as they are similar but maybe better, depending on what you are looking for.
I have a P99C, and while it is a sweet gun with an awesome trigger etc, it just doesn't fit my hand well. Specifically, where the first thumb knuckle of my gun hand; it just rides on the corner of the beaver tail no matter what. Also, never liked the tall slide and the extra mass reciprocating under recoil. Small complaints but why bother when the market is filled with options.
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Old 03-09-2019, 06:27 PM   #10
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I've had PPQ M1, VP9 , and VPSK and haven't had any issues with any of them.
MAC and his unscientific standing on his VP9 won't detour me. Those conditions can't be repeated exactly for any firearm for consistent testing. It's kind of absurd.

I've seen some tests that went just fine with the VP9 on other channels. I seriously think HK got up MAC's crawl.

PPQ is a full size gun, correct me if I'm wrong but I think the PPQ sc is the only thing close with the grip but single stack?

OP, I wouldn't hesitate if you're in the market for a concealed double stack striker gun.
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Have you had issues with yours? Tell us more.
No, I just researched the things a little bit as I too was liking the pistol and considered buying one.

But after I saw a guy set one down on some dry dirt and scoot it around a little bit and then saw the pistol go into total failure mode as in you are going to have to field strip and clean it to make it work again. Nah, pass.

So I bought a third XDM.
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No, I just researched the things a little bit as I too was liking the pistol and considered buying one.

But after I saw a guy set one down on some dry dirt and scoot it around a little bit and then saw the pistol go into total failure mode as in you are going to have to field strip and clean it to make it work again. Nah, pass.

So I bought a third XDM.
Link? Name of channel?

Still being vague here. “Scoot it around in dirt” or really fill it up? Not trying to be an ass, genuinely interested in these and am trying to gather info. So far 99% of it is positive.
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OP, here's a couple of torture tests. This guy buries his, submerges it, runs it over with his truck, and even shoots it twice with a Saiga12 I believe.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ikcltGDSbeo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eJr453erCAc

These tests are always corney. This XDM?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E_4ZSahvgFQ

But there's this one where he racks it several times after digging with it, these things are so inconsistent.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NlQ1lnWAcrk

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Old 03-10-2019, 08:32 PM   #14
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It was this one



You could have searched the forums for this info yourself, but nobody ever does that.
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40+ years of carrying and shooting firearms.
My guns have never ever been covered in mud, sand or water.
I'm not a Special Forces, just a regular guy.
These torture tests seem like total bul*&^% to me.

I do believe my Hk45c was accepted by the military though...
The HK45C / HK45CT was adopted by the United States Naval Special Warfare Command[9] under the designation Mk 24 Mod 0.[10]

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But to be fair and maybe see that these "tests" are not realistic here is this one.

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40+ years of carrying and shooting firearms.
My guns have never ever been covered in mud, sand or water.
I'm not a Special Forces, just a regular guy.
These torture tests seem like total bul*&^% to me.

I do believe my Hk45c was accepted by the military though...
The HK45C / HK45CT was adopted by the United States Naval Special Warfare Command[9] under the designation Mk 24 Mod 0.[10]
Same perception here. When I worry about playing Rambo in the mud,
I'll consider mud a potential detriment. Until that time, I'll stick to reality
and not use self proclaimed "Entertainment" as my source of credibility

My VP9 is used in competitions at my club and has been one of the most accurate
and reliable in my collection. My HK's are the one's I'd most trust my life to .

Considering SOCOM has trusted the HK's for 20+ years now, good enough for me.
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It was this one.

You could have searched the forums for this info yourself, but nobody ever does that.
Why would I search the forum for Mac’s video? Thought you may have seen something different / more recent - that video is old news. Thanks anyway.
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I've been wanting a 9mm to add to the battery for a while now. I'm debating on the p30 (much the same as the vp9 especially the grip) and a cz75 compact. The first time time I picked up the p30 I fell in love with the grip. Fits the hand PERFECTLY. I don't think you can go wrong with the vp9, everyone I've personally talked with that has one says they one fine shootin iron!
I was always fond of the two tone grey myself.
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I've been wanting a 9mm to add to the battery for a while now. I'm debating on the p30 (much the same as the vp9 especially the grip) and a cz75 compact. The first time time I picked up the p30 I fell in love with the grip. Fits the hand PERFECTLY. I don't think you can go wrong with the vp9, everyone I've personally talked with that has one says they one fine shootin iron!
I was always fond of the two tone grey myself.
The grip on the P30 is the only thing that's the same, minus the slight difference in the texturing.
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Old 03-16-2019, 06:44 PM   #21
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The grip on the P30 is the only thing that's the same, minus the slight difference in the texturing.
Sorry, I just ment the general feel of the pistol, I didn't mean to infer that the internals and mechanics were the same.
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Old 03-16-2019, 08:17 PM   #22
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I know how sensitive H&K aficionados can be so I won't say anything about how they need to make them with a pink plastic grip frame .
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Old 03-16-2019, 09:20 PM   #23
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Sorry, I just ment the general feel of the pistol, I didn't mean to infer that the internals and mechanics were the same.
Right on, either way you can't go wrong.
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