Checked out a VP9 and VP40

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  1. MFC4

    MFC4 Si tacuisses, philosophus manisses

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    I love the paddle mag release on HK VP9 & P30 and wish more manufacturers put them their guns. Full ambi out of the box so no need to futz around with switching it around. As a lefty I always use my trigger finger to drop mags anyway and that paddle is perfectly placed. Yeah, I’m a fan.
     
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    I have been CCW with my VP9 for almost two years and I shoot it better,faster and more accurately than any other pistol.
     

  3. TheDreadnought

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    I handled a PPQ recently, and was very impressed by it. I didn't get a chance to shoot it.

    Have either of you had problems with accidentally activating the mag release while shooting? That seems to be something that some people have encountered.
     
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    I have never accidentally released,nor have had a magazine come loose or fall out.
     
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  6. MFC4

    MFC4 Si tacuisses, philosophus manisses

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    I can’t see accidentally releasing the mag since the middle finger of your shooting hand is directly below the release. If any pressure is applied, it would upward and you need to press down to drop the mag. The paddle release is my preferred release.
     
  7. KennyFSU

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    HK intended users to use their pointer finger and not thumb for those style mag releases.

    Try it, much more ergonomic and you don't have to change your grip.
     
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    I am soooo sorry to hear this.

    I am a total fan of the paddle mag releases,

    When one puts the effort in to practice with them, they are faster to use than any button can hope to be. Plus they are far less prone to activate and dump the magazine accidentally.

    It's all about knowing your system.
     
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  9. BuckyP

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    That’s just not true. There is far more to the speed of a reload than paddle versus button.

    This gun has a button magazine release.



    I actually like the HK magazine release, but it’s smart of them to standardize. I just hope they’re able to use the same magazines.
     
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    Will Beararms Millennium Member

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    I carry a P30 .40 alot. If you like the medium grip panels, don’t remove them, once you do, the backstrap panel will wiggle at the top after replacing it. I tried several combinations. The large backstrap insert is rigid enough that it won’t move. I fixed the issue by using the large backstrap with the small side panels. I can’t stand having the backstrap area of a pistol move on me.
     
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    The .40 conceals amazingly well under a shirt IWB.
     
  12. nolasoundguy

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    I'm not a big fan of .40 anything but my VP9 is one of my favorite handguns.
     
  13. rds95991

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    I have a VP9 and I've grown to like it. The trigger is so much better than the Glocks that I have to reset my mindset before I start shooting it or I find that I fire just before I am on target. That is why I do not carry it for SD/HD. I am used to a heavier, longer triggers between shooting Glocks and revolvers DA.
     
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    I like mine. It’s the only pistol I own that is not stainless or black. I replaced springs and did some trigger work. Trigger weight is under 2#, averages about 1.65#. I don’t carry it. I prefer hammer fired HK’s. P30L is the better full size pistol and P2000 better carry IMO.
     
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    I’ve had a VP9 and it was a great shooter. Ended up selling it just because I was buying a AR. Went to buy another a year later and ended up with a VP40 that was on sale for around 480ish if I remember correctly. I absolutely love it and it’s a sweet shooter also and very accurate.
    I don’t think you can go wrong with either one.
    [​IMG]
     
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    You must be a big wharncliffe fan......double downed here! I love my Yojimbo! Good looking pair.
     
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    Thank you ! Yes Sir love my Wharnies !
    The Yojimbo is a sweet knife no doubt!! :cheers:
     
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    The biggest advantages for the paddle release are you sometimes (depending on pistol) don't have to shift the pistol or your grip as much and it's ambi.
     
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    I've always liked the paddle release on HK & Walther pistols. For me it's easy to keep my trigger finger straight & just hit it with my middle finger. I have small girly hands, but don't have to adjust my grip at all to do it. Been thinking about (finally) actually buying a VP9, and this thread is making me want to lighten my wallet!