New VP9 FDE LE 9mm

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  1. Avalon786

    Avalon786

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    Hi All!

    Decided to go ahead and get my first Heckler & Koch firearm. After much reading, research, holding various models at the store I decided the VP9 would be my first. I almost went for a Mark23 but thought I'd start small and move up to it later on ;)

    I found a deal online for a new FDE VP9 LE edition in 9mm for $599. Decided this was a pretty good deal seeing that it has night sights and 3 mags as part of the LE package.

    Had my first range outing today. Ran 150 rounds. 2 boxes of Aguila 124gr FMJ and 1 box of Blazer Brass 115gr FMJ. I gave the VP9 a quick wipe down at home to remove some excess lube/grease. It fed all the rounds with zero issues.
    The ergonomics are really good on this gun. I left it as is but am thinking I'll try the +1 size on the grip panels.
    Accuracy was great. I just need to practice some more to get the hang of the sights/trigger versus my Glocks. Speaking of the trigger, I read everywhere how amazing it was and how smooth it is. I didn't find it that amazing or life changing, it didn't blow me away. It's good, and I may just need to wait until ~500 rounds to see how it is at that point.

    I love the balance of the gun and the way it sits/feels in my hand. I very much am looking forward to throwing some more rounds downrange and getting more familiar with the trigger.

    Some pictures:
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    First 5 rounds at 7 yards:

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    30 rounds at 7 yards:

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  2. coontz74

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    Nice shooting!! Would you say the HK has the same width/girth of say a 19? I haven't been able to find one in stock to feel myself.
    I appreciate the review as this one has been on my radar for a bit.
     
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  3. Avalon786

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    I don't know about the G19 as I haven't held one but I do have a G17 and the VP9 conforms much better to the hand, that I know for sure. Compared to the G17 the width is almost exactly the same. The slide is a little bit wider on the VP9, but the grip width is almost the same just that the VP9 is contoured vs the Glock feels more like a brick :D
    The girth is thinner on the VP9 vs the Glock, it is noticeable. It feels like a thinner pistol. It feels better balanced than the Glock.

    Pics of those 2:

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  4. coontz74

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    Thanks for the comparison pics and info. Greatly appreciated and nice pair!!
     
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  5. glowrod

    glowrod Fightin' Fire

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    Very nice.
    Congrats on your new HK.
     
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    BuckyP Lifetime Member

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    Great acquisition.
     
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  7. fnfalman

    fnfalman Chicks Dig It

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    Congrats on the new toy.
     
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  8. barth

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    Never met a Hk I didn't like - LOL!
    Enjoy :D
     
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    Congrats on a great pistol. :cool:
     
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  10. Sombra

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    The VP9 is an amazing pistol. The trigger is exceptional. Build quality is first rate. And it's just fun (and easy) to shoot!

    Congratulations.
     
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    So easy to shoot. I can't blame it for any inaccuracies.
     
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    Congrats!
    Nice HK.

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    HammerG19 A short American.

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    Great gun!!!!!! Congrats!!!!!