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    Hey all

    I went down to my local gun store today to grab some range ammo (cheaper than big box stores) and did something I had never done before.

    I bought a gun.

    Shocking I know. I usually buy at gun shows or pawn shops where I can find pretty good bargains. But on this particular day, while browsing the cases on the way to the ammo, I happened to notice a big yellow on sale tag on an HK of all things. At almost a hundred dollars off, I was more than willing to become the proud owner of a brand new green VP9 with three magazines and night sights.

    Now, this being not only my first HK but my first 9mm in general, I read the rather amazingly large manual that came with it and watched a number of related videos, and I have a question.

    Does anyone run the rail mounted compensator for the VP9 from hkparts.net and, if so, how effective is it?

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    Learn to shoot your VP9 first, then get the compensator. The VP9 is well balanced (as designed) for muzzle flip control and recoil, and IMHO compensators are a desirement and not a requirement to shoot it well. Once you do shoot the VP9 well without the compensator, using the compensator may not add much to your shooting other than giving your gun the John Wick look. The effectiveness of compensators (or match weights) varies from shooter to shooter.
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    Welcome to the site, and congratulations on your first, HK sidearm!!!

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    Welcome aboard.

    Quote Originally Posted by Vincent04 View Post
    Learn to shoot your VP9 first...
    + 1.
    The foremost reason for going HK is they're GTG out of the box.
    You've done the first order of business, buy ammo. Second is go shoot it, then shoot it some more.
    Third is get a holster and carry it. Done!

    Then if you still want an acc, get a 2nd HK.
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    I got nothing for the compensator but congrats your first HK! You'll be in love with your VP9!

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    Congrats on the gun. I would shoot first then figure out mods personally. To add I have not run a compensator so i can't actually answer the question.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vincent04 View Post
    Learn to shoot your VP9 first, then get the compensator. The VP9 is well balanced (as designed) for muzzle flip control and recoil, and IMHO compensators are a desirement and not a requirement to shoot it well. Once you do shoot the VP9 well without the compensator, using the compensator may not add much to your shooting other than giving your gun the John Wick look. The effectiveness of compensators (or match weights) varies from shooter to shooter.
    +1 spend the extra cash on ammo, training and as you get better get a comp, trigger, upgrade, etc.

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    Congrats! No reason to upgrade until shot at least 1K or more rounds, even then out of box is a tack driver. Fit grip panels, clean, lube then shoot, shoot some more! Have fun!
    VP9 - all 4 of them :-)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vincent04 View Post
    Learn to shoot your VP9 first, then get the compensator. The VP9 is well balanced (as designed) for muzzle flip control and recoil, and IMHO compensators are a desirement and not a requirement to shoot it well. Once you do shoot the VP9 well without the compensator, using the compensator may not add much to your shooting other than giving your gun the John Wick look. The effectiveness of compensators (or match weights) varies from shooter to shooter.
    This here. Solid advice

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    Congrats on the new H&K. I'm getting to know my first H&K as well.
    I support diversity in firearm ownership


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