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    Malfunctions were numerous failures to eject/stovepipes. Also had some where the spent casing ejected but the slide did not go back far enough to pick up the next round. I left the slide locked back overnight but it’s field stripped right now for cleaning and pending cutting down the right side lever.

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    cutting that lever will void any warranty I don't recommend doing that
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    Need more basis...
    Do your reloads function in your other 9 guns? What is near-max load of W231, within .2gr under max?
    Have you fired factory ammo to vet the pistol/machine? Are you modding it (already) prior to reaching 500 rounds?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bobmac28 View Post
    I read somewhere that HK "recommends" firing 500 rounds of 124gr to break in the gun. Ammo quality has s lot to do with it too. I've got close to 5000 rounds through each of my VP9's. I fire several hundred rounds of either MaggTech or American Eagle 124 gr or 115 gr each range trip without issue. As soon as I load up Blazer Brass 124 gr I get stovepipes within the 1st 20 or so rounds. As for taking down the trigger and/or seer pack, it's fairly easy to do. See the video here: https://youtu.be/z5FT2jJSZVQ

    I strongly recommend spending the $20 to get the HK Armorer's Trigger Spring pliers from HKParts for re-assembly. You'll thank me later!
    https://www.hkparts.net/shop/pc/Trig...-409p16031.htm
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    Quote Originally Posted by Leperchuan0311 View Post
    cutting that lever will void any warranty I don't recommend doing that
    Just buy a spare lever. Cut it the way you want. If you ever have a warranty issue with the gun, well, you know what to do.

    I have a VP40 and a 9mm long slide kit that I enjoy shooting. I am a lefty, and unless I change my grip (which I don’t like to do) I consistently get failures to lock the slide back on an empty mag singularly due to my thumb position.

    If I were ever to carry the VP, which I don’t see happening, I would mod a slide lever. Since mine is range (and possibly HD), I haven’t gone the extra step. If HK ever offers a shorty lever, I would certainly buy one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Leperchuan0311 View Post
    cutting that lever will void any warranty I don't recommend doing that
    I’m OK with that. I’m NOT OK with a lever that makes me change my grip that I use on every other handgun.

    Quote Originally Posted by GasGuzz View Post
    Need more basis...
    Do your reloads function in your other 9 guns? What is near-max load of W231, within .2gr under max?
    Have you fired factory ammo to vet the pistol/machine? Are you modding it (already) prior to reaching 500 rounds?
    Good question. This was the first handgun I’ve fired them in. I normally load 124gr but a buddy sold me a box for a price I couldn’t pass up. I do know that they work 100% in my PTR MP5 clone. I would expect that to need stronger ammo than a handgun but maybe not. Yes, someone gave me five rounds of 124gr Fiocchi and it worked 100%. It did have fewer malfunctions the more I shot it so it may be loosening up/breaking in. The next time I take it out I will bring my usual 124gr reloads.

    Quote Originally Posted by hvrnaut View Post
    Just buy a spare lever. Cut it the way you want. If you ever have a warranty issue with the gun, well, you know what to do.

    I have a VP40 and a 9mm long slide kit that I enjoy shooting. I am a lefty, and unless I change my grip (which I don’t like to do) I consistently get failures to lock the slide back on an empty mag singularly due to my thumb position..
    That’s exactly what I did: ordered a spare right side lever.

    Also, is it just me or does the VP9 have a weird hitch at the beginning of the trigger pull?
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    Saw the word "reloads", that is all.
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    No snags in the pull of my VP9 or my SK. Both were awesome.
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    I don't know why people want to buy guns that are not made for the ammo they want to shoot in them...
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    Gee there is another thread going on where people talked about a “VP9” winning an area match. Bet you a dollar to a donut that he was shooting reloads.


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