M&P or VP9

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  1. JMag

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    I don’t believe QC at S&W is anywhere close to that of HK, so I choose, and have chosen, a VP-9. It is an excellent striker pistol that can be found for under $600.


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  2. camelsfly

    camelsfly Previously Lloyd Elliott

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    I like them both. I honestly think if you flipped a coin you would be happy whether it landed on heads or tails. There are of course other good choices but if you have narrowed to either of those two you will be happy with either.
     
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  3. edellson

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    If they were laying side by side I would pick up the Hk without thinking about it. If I had to purchase one it would most likely fall to the MP.
     
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  4. Diesel McBadass

    Diesel McBadass Tactically Epic

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    if the full sized m&p runs like a shield youll never have a problem
     
  5. ronin.45

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    I don't have either so no dog in this fight, but I'll take the M&P. With prices under $400, a huge market for parts and accessories, and a much longer track record, it's the obvious choice.
     
  6. Bus007

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    I have both, and both are great pistols. Mag prices are usually cheaper for the M&P. I like the trigger on the HK better though. If you decide on the M&P, i would recommend the 2.0.
     
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  7. seang23or32

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    My local store's website is showing the full size and Centurian for $330, not sure I can pass one up at that price.
     
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    For me, the VP9 is a much better shooter...
     
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  9. grecco

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    Needing and wanting are two differerent animals.
    Anything mechanical can be tweeked to preform better.
    The VP9 has a good trigger out of the box compared to others in its class.
    Do search, a few years ago I posted a HKVP9 vs PPQ vs CZP10c vs Beretta APX.
     
  10. Gfive45

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    After Apexing the M&P 2.0 is still the best value plus more round capacity option.
     
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  11. PolymerWonder

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    M&P 2.0 for me. I’m one of the few that don’t like the shape of the VP9 and PPQ grip. Plus, you can’t beat that 2.0 grip texture.
     
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    M&P 2.0 is really hard to beat, especially when you take price into consideration.
     
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    I made this same decision myself about 3 years ago. Over the years I’ve shot several M&P’s and really like them. I’ve had a M&P9c for several years that has been great.
    In the end, my choice was the VP9. I just liked it better and I think HK does a better job with QC. More expensive but in my opinion worth it.
    In the end, neither is a bad choice.
     
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    VP9-B for me, I really like the trigger on these pistols and the different grip adjustment options on it. I am not a fan of the flip/flap paddle mag release, so the B version is perfect for me.

    I do think that the M&P is a good gun too, but I would take the VP9-B first.
     
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    Between the two i prefer the HK
     
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    Having owned both, M&P 2.0
     
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    As a competition gun, the M&P M2.0 has no vices and the option of Apex trigger parts, in my opinion, makes it an easy choice. Mine is at 20K round count and the Internals still look new as does the finish.

    The VP9L, particularly the B version with a conventional magazine release button, comes close. High thumb grip can cause slide locking prematurely (or not locking appropriately) with the very sensitive slide lock as designed and positioned.

    High grip, for competition may also result in your middle finger being uncomfortably jammed between the back of the paddle mag release and the frame. An extended paddle can help.

    My Son In Law, who is my competition shooting buddy, gave up on his VP9 (non-B) with longslide kit and sold it due to above issues. He ended up grinding down the slide lock lever and had to replace it. He now uses a 5" M2.0 Pro series and couldn't be happier.

    As always, your grip, anatomy, usage and experience may vary...
     
  18. Will Rudy

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    VP9 by far. The Smith has a horrible trigger.
     
  19. Peak Fudd

    Peak Fudd Amateur geezer

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    Both are excellent. More market support for the S&W.

    All else being equal, buy American.
     
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    Also in my choice for the VP9 is the paddle release. Using my trigger finger is faster and easier than a button. I don't have to shift the grip around in my hand to drop the mag.

    Far superior than a button release.
     
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