Hello guys I'm new here.
I've just ordered a VP9 and it's on the way to my dealer.
This is my first firearm so I just need you guys' suggestions about the break in.
Don't stop at just one, like most here, it's only a matter of time and you'll be looking for a number two.
I hope your wallet is ready, because once you shoot it there's no going back. There will be more.
Congrats, enjoy it!
Congratulations on your purchase. You did well in choosing your first firearm. I personally would have saved a ton of money if I have bought a HK right at the beginning. Anyway like what tacticalmedic suggested, clean and lube according to manual. Because the recoil spring is very stiff, make sure you use 124 gr NATO ammo for first 200 rounds. These are available online (sgammo). Also, lock back the slide for 2 days prior to going to the range. These suggestions will prevent FTE's. Do some research here and read other posts complaining of problems with their VP9. Good luck !
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Congrats and welcome!! vp9 is a great gun. as stated, run some strong ammo through it for 200-250 ammo and it will be good to go. With weak ammo you may have some fte malfunctions until the recoil spring loosens up. If it happens don't worry, just keep shooting.
you will have NO malf with the NATO or +p rds. enjoy !!!!
Yes lube and clean first. Per manual lube the entire length of each slide rail where the slide rides on the frame steel tabs, the steel tabs, barrel exterior, and anything else the manual shows. When done lubing rack the slide a half dozen or so times with no magazine in the pistol to make sure that it does so smoothly.
You don't need NATO ammo if you can find Speer Lawman or Federal American Eagle as each of those will work fine. Lower powered ammo like Brass Blazer, Aluminum Blazer, UMC, Winchester White Box bulk, or Federal Champion may not work 100 percent during the first couple hundred rounds but should after that.
Last edited by grumpy1; 06-25-2017 at 03:04 PM.
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I have never needed to break in an HK.