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    Hello, I am a beginner of the HK VP9. Just want to ask a question. I found after I locked the slide, I can't rack the slide back to rear to release the locked slide with the magazine (empty) on. But I can press the side release to unlock the slide. And If without the magazine, I can rack it to rear, then release the slide. Is that normal?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ksz2020 View Post
    Hello, I am a beginner of the HK VP9. Just want to ask a question. I found after I locked the slide, I can't rack the slide back to rear to release the locked slide with the magazine (empty) on. But I can press the side release to unlock the slide. And If without the magazine, I can rack it to rear, then release the slide. Is that normal?
    In a word.....yes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ksz2020 View Post
    Hello, I am a beginner of the HK VP9. Just want to ask a question. I found after I locked the slide, I can't rack the slide back to rear to release the locked slide with the magazine (empty) on. But I can press the side release to unlock the slide. And If without the magazine, I can rack it to rear, then release the slide. Is that normal?
    Yes, the magazine follower engages the slide release lever on an empty mag.

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    Almost all magazine fed semi-auto pistols work this way. A spring usually keeps the slide lock pulled down, but the mag follower pushes the slide lock up so it can lock the slide back after the last round is fired.
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    Yup, it's totally normal and designed that way.

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    When guns don’t do this is when people usually ask questions! Lol

    It’s absolutely normal, it’s how the gun functions so that when you shoot the pistol empty, the slide locks to the rear for your reload.


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    It's supposed to do that, read the Owner manual until you understand everything about your VP9.

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    Congrats on your first handgun acquisition!


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    Hmmm... I highly recommend snapcaps, and keep your finger off the trigger until ready to fire.

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    You should be able to "rack it" but the empty follower will hold the slide lock/slide release up, unless you manuallt push it down. So yes, all is functioning normally.

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