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Old 05-15-2017, 03:55 PM   #1
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I have had both G27 and G33 so I am familiar with the size format of the G26. I just have a hard time with the striker fired HK. I don't know if it was because HK lovers didn't like the striker or if there were issues initially, but heard some unfavorable stuff about the VP when they came out. I never gave the VP another thought, but owners could tell me another story probably. I personally would take the P30sk with the lite LEM or Da/Sa trigger over both of them.
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...I just have a hard time with the striker fired HK. I don't know if it was because HK lovers didn't like the striker or if there were issues initially, but heard some unfavorable stuff about the VP when they came out. ...
I had a philosophical issue with the P30SK (I owned one, and eventually sold it for what I had in it). I did not like having the decocker on the back of the slide. I've seen decockers fail (drop the hammer and actually fire), and the only thing worse than an AD is an AD with added loss of thumb. Just doesn't sit with me. And the grips, even with the smallest inserts, were much too big.

I have had a VP9 since they first came out in the US, and knock wood, it runs like a top. I have had one real issue, magazine, where the spring bound up inside itself. I also felt like the followers were being eaten into too quickly. Both were resolved with new parts from HK after a pleasant phone call.
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I have had both G27 and G33 so I am familiar with the size format of the G26. I just have a hard time with the striker fired HK. I don't know if it was because HK lovers didn't like the striker or if there were issues initially, but heard some unfavorable stuff about the VP when they came out. I never gave the VP another thought, but owners could tell me another story probably. I personally would take the P30sk with the lite LEM or Da/Sa trigger over both of them.
I am an HK lover and have a VP9 in addition to hammer fired HKs. Love my VP9 too and I am active on HK Pro. There were never any issues with the VP9 and quite the contrary. Well over 100,000 have been sold and it is rare to read about a problem with the VP9. Sure there are some snobbery by those who simply did not like the idea of a SF HK just like there were a LOT of SIG owners that turned up their noses at the SP2022 and even P320 when if first came out. If someone is looking for a SF pistol I always give a high recommendation to the VP9 and my other recommendations are the Walther PPQ. SIG P320, and Glock 19.
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I have had both G27 and G33 so I am familiar with the size format of the G26. I just have a hard time with the striker fired HK. I don't know if it was because HK lovers didn't like the striker or if there were issues initially, but heard some unfavorable stuff about the VP when they came out. I never gave the VP another thought, but owners could tell me another story probably. I personally would take the P30sk with the lite LEM or Da/Sa trigger over both of them.

I just picked up my HK P30SK today and will make a trip to the range later this week but it feels great in my hand.


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Love the little womans VP9sk! Only has maybe 150 rounds through it. One hiccup so far, probably due to (do to?) limp wristing. Which she has had some jamming issues with some of the smaller pistols. Had the same sort of issue with a G43. But her P238 HD has been good to go.

This little version of the VP9 is a winner in my book. Go get one if you're thinking about it!
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Hey CCC, I don't mind where the decocker is on my P2000SK, but It comes down hard and snappy. Gets my attention every time.
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I love my VP9. It's a little bigger than I like and I seldom carry it for that reason but I love to shoot it at the range and have even run it in a couple of IDPA matches with good results. Best feeling grip of any handgun I own and the trigger is excellent. Oh, and it's stupid accurate.

I think the paddle magazine release is the one feature that has kept it from being way more popular than it is. Personally, the magazine release doesn't bother me a bit.
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I had a philosophical issue with the P30SK (I owned one, and eventually sold it for what I had in it). I did not like having the decocker on the back of the slide. I've seen decockers fail (drop the hammer and actually fire), and the only thing worse than an AD is an AD with added loss of thumb. Just doesn't sit with me. And the grips, even with the smallest inserts, were much too big.

I have had a VP9 since they first came out in the US, and knock wood, it runs like a top. I have had one real issue, magazine, where the spring bound up inside itself. I also felt like the followers were being eaten into too quickly. Both were resolved with new parts from HK after a pleasant phone call.
How does the decocker fail?

This sounds like either multiple failures or somone pulling trigger while activating the decocker.I thought the firing pin block must be pushed up to allow the firing pin to move forward, and the catch prevented the hammer from hitting the pin during decocking.

I searched multiple sources including HKpro forum, and this seems to be their understanding as well. Feel free to correct me if I am wrong, as it has been a while since I had my P30.

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How does the decocker fail?

This sounds like either multiple failures or somone pulling trigger while activating the decocker.
Good question. It was not an HK, but happened at my range. We get our share of idiots. Don't recall the firearm involved, some off the wall mfg, but it happened. Left me with a fear of them, because I am famous for being able to break anything. What would happen if the weapon fired, and thumb was still upright behind the slide ...

Anyway, the rear downer was the trigger reach / bite and grip size.

I should add that I have a sand can for decocking my 229, as that day made me paranoid.

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All other things equal, the mag release wins IMHO. This and a VP9L may get me to sell my Glocks.
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All other things equal, the mag release wins IMHO. This and a VP9L may get me to sell my Glocks.
Get the VP9L but don't sell the Glocks. They would come in handy for TEOTWAWKI. Love my H&K's but I can't see getting rid of perfectly good Glocks.
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Well I got to handle the VP9SK today, and I must admit I wasn't as impressed as I hoped I'd be. I like everything about the gun except the extension itself. I found it to be a little too fat for my personal preference. I eventually got to where I was somewhat comfortable with it, but I still didn't like it. The grip is nice, however. I like it better than the grip on the G26, but I prefer the size of the extensions for the 26. It's weird like that, but I do think the VP9SK is a fantastic option for those who want a quality SC size pistol.

While there I got to handle a compact P320 like is going to the USA, but it is black. The safety is a little different, but not hard to get used to. I could definitely see myself carrying one of these. I also picked up a Legion 229 that was sitting out on the counter, and as always, it melted into my hands. It was then I took my leave before I got myself into trouble.
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All other things equal, the mag release wins IMHO. This and a VP9L may get me to sell my Glocks.
I do much prefer the paddle mag release on the HK to anything else, which includes the paddle mag releases on the Walther. HK hit it out of the park with these, IMO.
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