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    Default VP9 Charging Supports - still an issue?

    Back in the day, it seemed there was one thread a day about these things falling out. Did HK fix this? I never hear about it anymore.


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    Quote Originally Posted by ecsuser View Post
    I never hear about it anymore.
    I think you have your answer
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    Strange I bought my VP9 back in late summer of 2014 and I have never had any issues with charging handles. I have shot over 3.5K rounds so far.

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    No such issues with my VP9. Had it since early 2016, and have put over 5500 rounds thru it. Still runs like a champ!

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    The first thing I did with my VP9 was to remove the charging supports. They look silly and aren't really necessary. I think it looks better without them.

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    I only read of a couple instances of them breaking, nothing endemic. There were a fair number of folks who removed them as a preference.

    What I find hilarious is I don’t care for the VP9 series and I am one of the folks that thinks it doesn’t have the same overall quality or at least feel of quality vs previous HKs (personal opinion if you dig it you do you). That said the one thing about that pistol most folks seemed to dislike were the charging ears and dammit I LOVED EM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cslinger View Post
    I only read of a couple instances of them breaking, nothing endemic. There were a fair number of folks who removed them as a preference.

    What I find hilarious is I don’t care for the VP9 series and I am one of the folks that thinks it doesn’t have the same overall quality or at least feel of quality vs previous HKs (personal opinion if you dig it you do you). That said the one thing about that pistol most folks seemed to dislike were the charging ears and dammit I LOVED EM.
    I’m with you. I as well don’t think the VP line is built quite as solidly and robust as HK’s other models. I believe they are better built than a lot if not all of their competitors models of similar design (striker fired). But I do love both my VP9 and Vp9sk and .... I personally shoot them a lot better at all distances than I do my other HK models. Dang it’s a nice trigger and for me soooo accurate! Gotta give them that. I however carry HK hammer models.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jslow View Post
    I’m with you. I as well don’t think the VP line is built quite as solidly and robust as HK’s other models. I believe they are better built than a lot if not all of their competitors models of similar design (striker fired). But I do love both my VP9 and Vp9sk and .... I personally shoot them a lot better at all distances than I do my other HK models. Dang it’s a nice trigger and for me soooo accurate! Gotta give them that. I however carry HK hammer models.
    I bought a HK USP 40 which was my first semi-automatic pistol back in 2006. I made due with my 686-1 revolver for years. I bought a VP9 in 2014 and I really like it and shoot quite well. I am going to buy some 17 round magazines if there is any left although I am fine carrying two spare 15 round magazines now. I am assuming that my 2014 VP9 will accommodate a 17 round magazine?

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    I had zero issues with mine but I removed them from my VP9sk in favor of the flat inserts that HK sells.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tony617 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Jslow View Post
    I’m with you. I as well don’t think the VP line is built quite as solidly and robust as HK’s other models. I believe they are better built than a lot if not all of their competitors models of similar design (striker fired). But I do love both my VP9 and Vp9sk and .... I personally shoot them a lot better at all distances than I do my other HK models. Dang it’s a nice trigger and for me soooo accurate! Gotta give them that. I however carry HK hammer models.
    I bought a HK USP 40 which was my first semi-automatic pistol back in 2006. I made due with my 686-1 revolver for years. I bought a VP9 in 2014 and I really like it and shoot quite well. I am going to buy some 17 round magazines if there is any left although I am fine carrying two spare 15 round magazines now. I am assuming that my 2014 VP9 will accommodate a 17 round magazine?
    My VP9 is the updated 2020 model and came with the 17rd magazines. It is my understanding that the new 17rd mags WILL work just fine in an older model VP9.

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