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    I have run 1200 rounds through my VP 9 (always blazer brass) and have had several occasions where the slide does not stay back after the last shot. People have told me that I may be interfering with the slide but I paid special attention to my grip last night and I am definitely not causing it....It happened 5 times in 200 rounds.

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    Blazer Brass is loaded on the mild side and I would say at times you are just not getting enough slide travel to lock the slide open. Shoot some Speer Lawman or Federal American Eagle in 124gr and see if the slide locks more consistently. Bill
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Sarge View Post
    Blazer Brass is loaded on the mild side and I would say at times you are just not getting enough slide travel to lock the slide open. Shoot some Speer Lawman or Federal American Eagle in 124gr and see if the slide locks more consistently. Bill
    Thank you...I will take your advice and try other ammo.

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    I have the same issue. I shoot nothing but Speer Lawman 124gr and it doesn't prevent it. I have no doubt that even though I think I'm not hitting the slide stop, I am. The way I proved this was my shooting several mags one handed. Always locks back when I shoot one handed but when I wrap my other hand in and go thumbs forward the slide doesn't lock back. Try the one handed test (with your thumb FAR away from the stop and see what happens). Maybe your issue is ammo- it isn't mine though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hoghunter View Post
    I have the same issue. I shoot nothing but Speer Lawman 124gr and it doesn't prevent it. I have no doubt that even though I think I'm not hitting the slide stop, I am. The way I proved this was my shooting several mags one handed. Always locks back when I shoot one handed but when I wrap my other hand in and go thumbs forward the slide doesn't lock back. Try the one handed test (with your thumb FAR away from the stop and see what happens). Maybe your issue is ammo- it isn't mine though.
    Not sure why HK decided to start moving the slide release more rearward. They got it perfect on the USP and P2000.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bucky View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by hoghunter View Post
    I have the same issue. I shoot nothing but Speer Lawman 124gr and it doesn't prevent it. I have no doubt that even though I think I'm not hitting the slide stop, I am. The way I proved this was my shooting several mags one handed. Always locks back when I shoot one handed but when I wrap my other hand in and go thumbs forward the slide doesn't lock back. Try the one handed test (with your thumb FAR away from the stop and see what happens). Maybe your issue is ammo- it isn't mine though.
    Not sure why HK decided to start moving the slide release more rearward. They got it perfect on the USP and P2000.
    Agree. The USP is perfect. Had similar issues with my P30L which makes me want to avoid the P30sk. Been seriously considering going the P2000 or P2000sk route next. I've never shot a P2000 series but I suspect my thumbs/palm would be ok. I know it's a grip issue for me to correct- but I just can't seem to quit hitting that slide stop on the VP9 & P30 series.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hoghunter View Post
    Agree. The USP is perfect. Had similar issues with my P30L which makes me want to avoid the P30sk. Been seriously considering going the P2000 or P2000sk route next. I've never shot a P2000 series but I suspect my thumbs/palm would be ok. I know it's a grip issue for me to correct- but I just can't seem to quit hitting that slide stop on the VP9 & P30 series.
    I had the same issue with my P30L as well. I put a P30S slide stop on mine, which made it more "normal", and resolved the issue.

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