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    Quote Originally Posted by redpillregret View Post
    Walther did for a bit on the PPQ. I’m not sure if any are still sold in the US.


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    Yeah, there's Walthers that still use them. Tho I personally dunno if I want to keep staying that they're a company that makes them with Paddles. As most of their current production lineup have switched over to button.
    The Walther p99 has no changes in mind for switching over to the button system, but it's kinda up in the air right now, as to whether the p99 will remain in Walther's production line or not. There's both sides of the fence that say that Walther is or isn't going to discontinue them.
    There's several p99 offshoots that had been produced by S&W and Magnum Research, that used the paddles, but the grip frames for them weren't made by them, they were made by Walther.

    Quote Originally Posted by FredBart View Post
    Thanks for your all your input. It requires retraining, but I will keep trying. Either is much better than the old Euro-style release button near the bottom of the magazine.
    OMG! Yes!! I've got an old mauser model, that my uncle brought back with him from WW2, that has that type of system, and it's just clunky and inefficient as anything you'd ever put your hands on!
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    I don't have a vp9B but I can tell you as a lefty all my non Hk pistols have button releases and I have never changed the mag release to the right side of the gun. I have many, many times shot a match on Thursday with a button mag gun then shot a Sunday match with an Hk and vice versa. I have shot with SIG's for several months then gone right to Hk and vice versa and I have never tried to hit a button with a paddle gun or push a paddle on a button gun. Maybe because I am left handed and always use my trigger finger, or maybe I just remember what gun I am running, I don't know but for me it's never been an issue, and honestly, I am surprised by that. Being left handed I prefer the paddle, but mostly because I prefer Hk's. I think the button is a great thing for the vp9 and hopefully brings more shooters to Hk.
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    Here's the pics you requested. Off to the range!

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    Quote Originally Posted by redpillregret View Post
    Walther did for a bit on the PPQ. I’m not sure if any are still sold in the US.


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    Doing a search for Walther PPQ M1 for sale in your preferred web search engine turns up some pretty good hits, and of course there's bud's and Gunbroker.

    Quote Originally Posted by WolfieRules View Post
    Walthers, I have a PPQ with paddles...they're longer than HK, but just (almost) as nice
    My p99c had the 2nd gen paddles. They are definitely longer. Not nearly as wide tho too. Just the width of them makes them "feel" like they're not as sturdy, but I've rarely seen any of them bend or break, unintentionally.

    Yeah, I tend to use the bird finger for the paddle too. Mostly so that I'm still pointing the pistol with my trigger finger. And I've taken to switching the button over to the right side, as well, when it's a button. My birdy finger can hit it almost as intuitively.

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    Quote Originally Posted by suzukigs750ez View Post
    Here's the pics you requested. Off to the range!
    This ^^^^Exactly. If you put a watch to it in competition it is slightly faster and your pistol is still pointing at the target. On sub compact models of other brands I put the mag release button on the right side and use the same technique.
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    I've played with that, I think @Montrala has mentioned it years ago. What that technique does to my third, fourth and fifth digit's position, retracting and spreading them apart, I consider it a worse grip breakdown than whatever happens when I need to rotate a gun for a push button activation.
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    @YVK you need to loosen your grip a bit, to use middle finger on mag release (I use it both on paddle and push button releases), that is true. But far from loosing control over your pistol and to get back shooting grip you just need to tighten your fingers again, not rotate pistol back into correct grip.
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    Try using left thumb to swipe down. I started that way.

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    I saw a 16 year old girl, a youngest USPSA GM, nail a 1.2 second reload, dropping a mag with a support hand thumb, just this weekend.

    I myself am pretty happy with a strong side thumb for push button and atrigger finger for paddle, and I find that paddle vs button makes no impact on my reload speed whatsoever.

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    This would be a good option for someone that has the issue of the tip of the paddle hitting your trigger finger during firing. Someone like myself.

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