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    Hi, please forgive me if this is a repeat of anyone’s previous post. I have seen on the web that some people use 124 grain ammo for the 1st 200 or so rounds to break-in their VP9’s. Is this something that would be recommended for the SK as well? I plan on getting to the range sometime next week, I would appreciate your input. Thanks

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    Welcome to the forum. HK's are designed with NATO spec ammo. 124gr.
    Shoot lower and cheaper ammo and you might come back asking why you are getting FTF/FTE or the slide not locking at the last round. Or not. See what works for you.

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    I like MEN 124gr FMJ, I believe '9B'(?), which is a NATO pressure load.
    German made. It's super nice stuff. And cheap, for the moment..
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    Thanks guys

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    Thanks Disregarded

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    Hey Richie, welcome to the boards!
    In the modern day, where a lot of manufacturers are putting slightly heavier springs in pistols to handle suppressors, yeah, hk is a part of that too.
    My vp9sk had an abnormally stiff spring. As in, really hard to fully rack the slide, kind of stiff. That's not the norm tho, like I said, abnormal. Blasted her out with some blazer brass 124 grain 300 rounds, her first trip to the range. Only hiccups were because of the mag extension having too weak a spring, and it wouldn't always lock back. After getti g rid of the extension, she ran hard and smooth with no probs.
    After Tha the next trip was 150 rounds of 115 lawman (which runs hot) blasted her out so that she was a lot easier to manipulate the slide.
    It may not be a necessity to run higher pressure rounds during the first couple of trips to the range, but it doesn't hurt, either.
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    Speer Lawman 124gr also works well in the VP9SK. It's warm enough that you won't have issues.
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    welcome to the forum.

    SHOOT WHAT YOU CARRY

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    124 gr is fairly standard - +1 for the MENB

    https://www.sgammo.com/product/surpl...-germany-men9b

    that is where I get mine
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    Thanks everyone, I was able to get 124 grain FMJ Nato Winchester to try out this coming week. I got 250 rounds and will go from there. Thank you all for your help.
    I will let you know how it goes.

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    HKs love 124g (and 115 +P+). Whichever of these you can get cheapest are perfect for range work. Always run something close to your carry loads, and shoot some of those.

    MEN/Ruag Nato loads, Fiocchi (Made in Italy), Geco, S&B, Win NATO, Lawman, AE (usually more expensive, not as warm as most of others listed, warm enough though).
    VP9 - all 4 of them :-)
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