Has anyone tried the VP9-B with the push-button release for the magazine?
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    Default Has anyone tried the VP9-B with the push-button release for the magazine?

    I am curious if any forum member has tried the VP series with the new button type magazine release. I know that many members love the paddle type relate, but for those of us that have other brands of firearms it requires re-training to use the paddle release quickly. I wonder if anyone here has tried firing the paddle release. If so, can you give your opinion? Thanks.

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    Actually I ordered my VP9-B when that style first became available. I figured that since I was more accustomed to the button type release, I would just go with it. A few hours later the same day that I placed my order I changed my mind and switched to the paddle style. I figured that the paddle style was the more traditional HK style and decided to go with it.

    As luck had it, the seller had already shipped the VP9-B. They said that they would catch the VP9-B at the FFL and have it returned and ship out the new VP9 paddle style. So when I went to pick up my VP9 at the FFL I had the unique opportunity to not only check out the paddle style, I also got to check out the B style.

    I have to admit, the button style feels good. It's positioned exactly where it needs to be and works perfectly. For someone who is more accustomed to that style of magazine release, it would be a great choice. I chose to keep the paddle style. I have to admit that I sometimes go back and forth with my choice, but the paddle design is also great, and since I plan on adding more HK's to my collection (just added a 45C) I thought that it would be more fitting to keep the traditional style of magazine release. The more I use the paddle style release, the more I like it, but in truth both designs work great.

    The B style does have the advantage of being more commonly used and requires no retraining, but it's something that you get used to pretty quickly.
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    Buttons are for squares.
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    Paddles rule, buttons are for gamers and kids.
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    I have no problems with button release. That being said, if paddle is an option, I’m choosing it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WolfieRules View Post
    Paddles rule, buttons are for gamers and kids.
    1+ Push Button reminds me of the Block LOL
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    Member @GJM has written about his very positive experiences with the VP9-B on another forum. Maybe he will chime in here as well!
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    Quote Originally Posted by WolfieRules View Post
    Paddles rule, buttons are for gamers and kids.
    LOL I love the irony in that, since some of the very first mass produced home video games systems (pong and atari) both had controllers labeled as "paddles". Thanks for the chuckle Wolfie :)


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    Actually I ordered my VP9-B when that style first became available. I figured that since I was more accustomed to the button type release, I would just go with it. A few hours later the same day that I placed my order I changed my mind and switched to the paddle style. I figured that the paddle style was the more traditional HK style and decided to go with it.

    As luck had it, the seller had already shipped the VP9-B. They said that they would catch the VP9-B at the FFL and have it returned and ship out the new VP9 paddle style. So when I went to pick up my VP9 at the FFL I had the unique opportunity to not only check out the paddle style, I also got to check out the B style.

    I have to admit, the button style feels good. It's positioned exactly where it needs to be and works perfectly. For someone who is more accustomed to that style of magazine release, it would be a great choice. I chose to keep the paddle style. I have to admit that I sometimes go back and forth with my choice, but the paddle design is also great, and since I plan on adding more HK's to my collection (just added a 45C) I thought that it would be more fitting to keep the traditional style of magazine release. The more I use the paddle style release, the more I like it, but in truth both designs work great.

    The B style does have the advantage of being more commonly used and requires no retraining, but it's something that you get used to pretty quickly.
    Thanks for your input there rbuzz. While I myself AM a paddle snob, I really honestly don't want a pistol or weapon really, that doesn't have the paddles, or at the very least... a FULL ambidextrous system. Tho, naturally, I want to expand my knowledge and experience with as much HK as I can. Which also means their button system. Have not had the chance to get my mitts on one, around here. I mean even if it's not my personal preference, and I might advise somebody towards the paddle mag, I'd still like to be able to know whether their button system is any good or not, or needs improvement, or what have ya.
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    Pretty simple math, if you’re going to do HK (which won’t be your last) – go paddle.
    Some brands/type you can only get the button, but when given the option go with the paddle. The VP9-B is more the response to the Block/PPQ-M2.
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    I have many of all types. Started with a USP and its paddle that is button sized, moved to 1911, then M&P9 and Sigs, and full circle to H&K P30sk. Now I almost always carry the P30sk, but sometimes a Sig P365 or P320.
    I've never had to train one way or the other. I exclusively use my thumb and its the same pushing motion either way. Down and inward activates paddles or buttons. I do prefer paddles now though. They're classy.

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