It is a really great gun. I work in the Pacific Northwest where it rains a lot, gets super cold as well as super hot. Our range is an outdoor range and I have put thousands of rounds through it in downpouring rain as well as on super hot summer days without a single issue. The USP was a great very reliable gun as well. The other downside of the USP is lack of duty holsters that allow for a light due to the need for a rail adapter. I had a Safariland 6280 light bearing holster that provided very lax retention and was more like a bucket to hold the gun. The VP has a ton of holster options from Safariland for duty use and Blackhawk has made a Serpa holster for it as well. My only issue that's not so much an issue has been the deep grooved beavertail style back just under the slide. It makes getting a quick firm grip a little more difficult than the USP or a P30 even due to the deep cutaway but with practice became a non-issue.
Last edited by JonHK40; 09-03-2017 at 09:41 PM.
Last edited by Giannis; 09-04-2017 at 05:17 PM.
Apparently TR conversion is not that easy. Frame parts can be swapped, but also firing pin safety is different and this is built in into slide. So basically, per my friend, this means whole pistol should be swapped.
I've got a cop buddy in Florida who uses the VP9 as one of his off-duty pieces. He loves it! That's one of the reasons why I went with the VP9SK 9mm for myself.
H&K VP9SK Compact 9mm | Sig Sauer P238 Texas Edition .380 ACP | Springfield Armory Saint AR-15 5.56mm NATO
I am a Law Enforcement Officer in the Great Lakes region. I wrote our VP9 proposal and field tested the VP9 back in 2015. Today, the VP9 is our issued weapon for our academies. The VP9 is (from a training perspective) superb to the other offerings due to the ability to custom fit the weapon to the shooter, 100% ambidextrous and reliability. My agency was 100% Glock prior to this and without exception, the VP9 is widely favored by our officers who made the switch to HK.
As with any new(er) handgun, we have had a few growing pains, but nothing that cannot be resolved quickly. HK's customer support has been excellent and being a VP9 armorer, I can say that the fit and finish is excellent when compared to the "other" striker fired service weapons available.
Last edited by et2041; 09-05-2017 at 03:43 PM.