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    I remember when the Vp9 came out, a lot of people were saying theres a reason its cheaper, you get what you pay for, theres a reason the P30 is more expensive... etc.. Then the HK US started happening and now VPs and the P series including the HK45 are all around the same price, so now that you guys found out the real reason the P30 was more expensive, is it still a superior pistol to the vp9? I dont think so, personally, I guess I learned that "you get what you pay for" doesnt apply to imported firearms.

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    Honestly, I think the internal components may cost a little more to make (MIM/PIM vs. machined+MIM+PIM) but for the most part they are still similar. HK uses the same steel for the barrels, the finish is the same on the slide, the slide steel is likely the same and I'd guess they are using the same polyamide for frame...and it share magazines, same sights, etc.

    They probably priced the P30s for profit because they didn't have 'volume' profit from the VP9s at the time. Now they can attempt the same, they just needed the popularity (mainstream) to get there.

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    my understanding was/is HK got a plant in georgia and thats why the P30s and HK45s went down, which means all this time we were paying an extra 3-400 just for the import.

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    IMHO: the only difference is if you want striker or hammer. The debate will never end,which ever firing system you like,is correct. Quality,I believe,is the same.
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    I like the vp9, but i feel much more comfortable/relaxed with my hammer fired for some reason.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtb772 View Post
    my understanding was/is HK got a plant in georgia and thats why the P30s and HK45s went down, which means all this time we were paying an extra 3-400 just for the import.
    That's what HK said - they could produce the HK45s cheaper given the new equipment and consolidation in GA. Does that mean they were carrying a premium as NH made pistols? Perhaps. The P30s are still made in Oberndorf so seeing as they are cheaper than the USPs, they are the bargain IMO. It would be interesting to see if HK were add a production line of VPs in GA, would that lower the price any more? I look at SIG and Beretta prices and I don't feel bad, mostly because HK is a superior firearm for relatively the same price.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ARCTICDETH View Post
    only German made firearms will be purchased by me (grandfathered purchases not included)
    How did that work out for you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TooSixy View Post
    How did that work out for you?










    haha !! pretty well actually. :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by ARCTICDETH View Post
    haha !! pretty well actually. :)
    Didn't you settle for a US-made HK45 recently? :)

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