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    HK VP9 for EDC

    I have made the VP9 my official EDC gun. I still have my Glocks, and won't get rid of them, but if you have not put your hands on the new HK VP9 you really ought to at least pick one up next time you're in your local gun shop, ESPECIALLY if you're a striker fire person. It has the best factory trigger I've felt on a SF pistol, and it rivals many DA/SA models. It really is a quality pistol.

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    Are you getting paid to talk this much about HK pistols?
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    I wish. Someone asked me to give a rolling log, and I've just tried to be accommodating.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GCBHM View Post
    I wish. Someone asked me to give a rolling log, and I've just tried to be accommodating.
    So, is this nifty new blaster from HK really retailing for around 799? I have read up on the gun, but you know how gun magazines can be.

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    Does the patented charging system really make the slide easy to rack?

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    Quote Originally Posted by berettatoter View Post
    So, is this nifty new blaster from HK really retailing for around 799? I have read up on the gun, but you know how gun magazines can be.
    I got mine with night sights and an extra mag for $699. The standard version, with their factory glow sights and two mags, lists for $599, which is not bad at all when you consider the avg Glock runs $539.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rustygun View Post
    Does the patented charging system really make the slide easy to rack?

    It gives you a good grip for sure, but you can also take it off if you don't like it. One of the best features, other than the trigger, is the more than 20 different grip configurations with the ability to change the side panels and backstrap.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GCBHM View Post
    It gives you a good grip for sure, but you can also take it off if you don't like it. One of the best features, other than the trigger, is the more than 20 different grip configurations with the ability to change the side panels and backstrap.
    The reason I ask is because I know people with limited hand strength that it could benefit. Just wandering if it works as advertised.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rustygun View Post
    The reason I ask is because I know people with limited hand strength that it could benefit. Just wandering if it works as advertised.
    I think it does give an added advantage. It does for me. It's not bulky at all, but gives ample assistance for a good grip. The slide isn't small or hard to charge, so the charging system makes it all the more easy.

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    I don't think i would carry a CCW cocked and ready to fire gun in single action mode without a safety.
    Your more likely to shoot accidentally, yourself or an innocent person before encountering a real life self defense situation

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    Huh?

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    Quote Originally Posted by GCBHM View Post
    Huh?
    We are getting lost recommending certain handguns to newbies, etc . Without the proper training. And not placing safety as the first priority.

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    I don't think i would carry a CCW cocked and ready to fire gun in single action mode without a safety.
    There is a safety, it's part of the trigger just like a Glock (small lever in the middle of the trigger). Keep your finger off of the trigger until you're going to shoot the pistol.

    I have the P30 and the VP9 and the P30 with the LEM trigger has no safety other than the extremely long trigger pull. Same can be said for a SIG P series. I have the P229 and once the gun is loaded and de-cocked, the only safety is the heavy DA trigger pull.

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    Quote Originally Posted by buckhorn_cortez View Post
    There is a safety, it's part of the trigger just like a Glock (small lever in the middle of the trigger). Keep your finger off of the trigger until you're going to shoot the pistol.

    I have the P30 and the VP9 and the P30 with the LEM trigger has no safety other than the extremely long trigger pull. Same can be said for a SIG P series. I have the P229 and once the gun is loaded and de-cocked, the only safety is the heavy DA trigger pull.
    I understand the whole concept behind keeping your finger off the trigger, it's the other object or objects that could get into the trigger, the objects or things without a brain.
    twigs, shirts, improper holster, coat strings, . Murphy has a whole list of objects..
    The thingy on the triggers are basically a drop your gun safety. So inertia will not cause your trigger to engage if dropped along with the other safe action system like the Glock has.
    I'm just stressing the importance of safety n training as opposed to a position against a manual safety because of a failure to remember to disengage it. Thanks
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    Pic, I'm lost.

    You said "We are getting lost recommending certain handguns to newbies, etc . Without the proper training. And not placing safety as the first priority"?

    We who? Are you assuming that by recommending a pistol for CC that I'm telling people to just go buy a pistol without first becoming familiar with firearms or taking the individual initiative to get proper training?

    You also said "I don't think i would carry a CCW cocked and ready to fire gun in single action mode without a safety. Your more likely to shoot accidentally, yourself or an innocent person before encountering a real life self defense situation".

    OK, but again, what does your opinion of carrying a particular pistol have to do with the OP?

    First, just to be clear with regard to safety, I do agree that safety is paramount, but who said anything about being unsafe with a firearm? Secondly, with regard to the HK VP9 being unsafe, it is no less safe than any other pistol on the market. In fact, the striker fire system is inherently safer than most pistols. The trigger system on the VP9 is a SA system as compared to the DA system on other striker fire pistols, but it is still a striker fire pistol. Lastly, the trigger safety is not the drop safety. The drop safety is internal and literally blocks the firing pin from striking the primer if the pistol were to be dropped, while the trigger safety is external and designed to prevent a glancing blow from engaging the trigger. In other words, you have to intend to depress the trigger in order for it to go off.

    Now, does that mean an object can't somehow find its way in the trigger guard, somehow manage to depress the trigger without your knowledge? I guess anything is possible, but let's be honest. Unless you have the gun out of the holster, that is very unlikely. That said, I never suggest anyone carry something they're not comfortable with, but recommending the HK VP9 to a new gun owner is no more reckless than recommending any other pistol on the market. Get training, become a competent operator and be safe, sure, but again, what does that have to do with recommending a pistol?

    What's the issue again?

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    Quote Originally Posted by GCBHM View Post
    I got mine with night sights and an extra mag for $699. The standard version, with their factory glow sights and two mags, lists for $599, which is not bad at all when you consider the avg Glock runs $539.
    Awesome! That sounds more like it compared to MSRP.
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    Glock safety system: Our ?Safe Action? System. Always safe and always ready. | GLOCK USA

    The HK VP9 has 5.4-pound trigger pull which was designed with a single-action style break that HK has engineered to reduce pre-travel. Similar to many striker-fired pistols, a trigger safety latch must be engaged before pulling the trigger.

    Additional safety features include a firing pin block, a heavy-duty extractor that also functions as a loaded chamber indicator, and a cocking indicator on the rear of the slide.



    Read more: First Look: Heckler & Koch VP9 | Handguns

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    Yea I got a little lost there. Sorry

    The trigger thingy is part of the safe drop system , look up "inertia trigger safety"


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    Yeah, all the safety mechanisms work together.

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    That vp9 has been getting great reviews. Watched Hickok shooting that HK.
    great choice
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