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Tell me about this weird looking HK

Discussion in 'General Firearms Forum' started by SiberianErik, Jan 20, 2013.

  1. SiberianErik

    SiberianErik

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    WE had this come in as a trade in, guy got a HK45.

    It looks looks like Batmans gun or something. :dunno:

    It is solid as a rock, the slide action is smooth like it is on greased ball bearings, just amazing.
     
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    Its the VP70.

    Its the first commercially produced polymer handgun.
     

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    H&K VP70Z. It was the first polymer framed handgun, predating Glock by about 12 years. For its time, it had an unusually large magazine capacity at 18 rounds. There was a military variant (VP70M) that would accept a stock, and with the stock fitted, allowed the option of 3 round burst.

    I'm not sure I would really call it a "collector" gun, but if you collect HK's, this is one you don't normally see every day. The only complaint I've heard about them is that the trigger pull is extremely heavy.
     
  5. SiberianErik

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    Thanks everyone :wavey:

    yes the trigger is a bit loong...so this predates the Gen 1 G17 then ???

    what year are we talking ??

    we have it listed at $499 iirc.

    it is in mint condition, no case though.
     
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  6. I'M Glockamolie

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    1970.
     
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    I thought that was the VP70Z? I was crazy for that gun around 1974 or 5. Then I found out it made a great boat anchor.
     
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    Never shot one but it does not look like a ergonomic dream to me......

    Glockin before Gaston did!
     
  9. bac1023

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    I'm not sure when that exact model was produced, but it was introduced in 1970.

    The VP70 was produced for nearly 20 years.
     
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    The Z is German for "Zivil" meaning "civillian". The "M" is "Militaer" for "military"
     
  11. SiberianErik

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    thanks Brian. Ill check the serial # and track down the year. The bottom of the mag that just out a bit from the grip sorta cuts into my hand ..god it is built like a Panzer though. So smooth and purposeful in its actions..
     
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    Old gun yet looks kind of futuristic.
     
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    That's the H&K "Hi-Price-Point." The style and ergonomics of a Hi-Point, with an H&K price.:rofl:
     
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    Be a cool gun to own. Price is cheap compared to my area.
     
  15. SiberianErik

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    good luck finding a holster for it :supergrin:

    The same guy brought in a HK SL-8 rifle. It is very heavy for a 5.56 rifle, we have it priced at $2500.
     
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    i've seen them for sale as low as $475 at gunshows. I will pick one up eventually just to have it.
     
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    I looked at one in my LGS and thought it might be a cool gun to have but then I checked the trigger. The one I tried had the worst trigger I have ever felt on a gun.

    Doyle
     
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    I have one, you can get used to the trigger. The sights are also unusual, reflective ramps with a darker post set inside on the front. Mine's pretty accurate. 18 rounds of 9mm Russian fighting goodness.

    The Z model, as mentioned, is the civilian version. The M model has a facility to have a stock fixed, which turned it into a 3 round burst machine pistol. VolksPistol because they were designed to be issued to German home guards and civilians with little firearms instruction if the Russians came through the Fulda Gap back in the day. Heavy pull so the civilians would be sure what they were shooting at, and a simple crossbolt safety.

    It's not something anyone would carry for CCW, but it does have a certain something, if you're into unusual weapons. It was also the sidearm of many of the space Marines in the movie Aliens, if that makes any difference. Cool gun, I shoot mine time to time, and it always attracts attention at the range.
     
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    It has the worst trigger that I have ever used. For me, the pistol would not be worth taking up space in a vault. I would never pay a dime for one.

    RJ