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    Default What is the fascination with the VP9?

    I own a VP9...and while its a great gun, it is my least favorite HK to shoot and it pretty much stays in my work laptop bag. It does go to the range with me every now and then, and after a few mags, I can't wait to go back to one of my other HKs.

    In my opinion, I think the VP9 introduced a lot of the glock fanboys into the HK realm by making a HK pistol that is cheaper/more affordable, and often times, you get the "My first HK! Here it is...a VP9" effect. But it seems that every time you mention HK, the VP9 is brought up and how great it is...but to me, its not that great especially compared to other items on the HK menu.
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    For an HK striker gun it is greatness, compared to most striker 9mm, it is greatness right out of the box.

    All my buddies who are Block fanboys spend more in 'upgrades' than they did on the pistol, easily surpassing the price of pretty much all HK handguns, save a few.

    What's not to like about the VP9, LEEF? Most think the VP9 was introduced by HK to allow for a lower price point than the usual grand to get an HK, and they did a pretty good job in doing so.

    I'd say go shoot your VP9, a Block, an FN, etc. then ask yourself, which is your preferred striker fired 9mm (sans mods)....
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    The VP9SK was my gateway drug, followed quickly by a VP9. Now that I'm "in", I'm saving money for a "real" H&K.
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    I've mostly owned HK and so I bought a VP9 as soon as they became available. I was disappointed in it and traded it for P2000. Ive never been a striker guy, and am much more comfortable with a hammer for every day carry. I personally think the fascination is all about being able to own a HK at more mainstream price for people who prefer a striker. The Noir VP9 just had me shaking my head....

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    Quote Originally Posted by H7K View Post
    I've mostly owned HK and so I bought a VP9 as soon as they became available. I was disappointed in it and traded it for P2000. Ive never been a striker guy, and am much more comfortable with a hammer for every day carry. I personally think the fascination is all about being able to own a HK at more mainstream price for people who prefer a striker. The Noir VP9 just had me shaking my head....
    This is pretty much what I was getting at. The VP9 literally feels cheaper (as it should) compared to other HKs. A true HK connoisseur would not consider the VP9 as the end all HK and chuckle at the Noir VP9.

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    It's accessible. I think HK knew what they were doing creating their "gateway drug". Ultimately I think the VP9 is going to sell a lot of P30s and then by extension USPs.
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    1. It's a striker-fire pistol when the trend has been striker-fired pistols.
    2. It's priced similar to a Glock.

    Basically those are the reasons in my opinion.
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    It's cheap. Price is and will always be a very important selling point. Although the SFP9 (we don't do VP9s here) is a nice pistol, I don't think it stands out. It's a good pistol, not a perfect or a bad one.. a good one, like dozens of other pistols.

    It's just an affordable piece that gained popularity due to accessibility.
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    When HK comes out with a small single stack 9mm that will be the new gateway. VP9 is okay but I like the P30 better but I like to shoot my P7M8 more than the P30.

    Everyone has their preference but it is nice to have a variety of models to choose from.

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