Thanks for the review, being new to the VP9, all your efforts help us newbies tremendously, hey we all start out learning from others in some form or another
Thanks again and nice grouping
So I got impatient waiting for CompTac to make us a long slide holster, so I broke out the heat gun. About 30 seconds later (which was about 10 seconds too long), and presto...The long slide fits perfectly. While the front sight hangs out of the holster juuuust barely, there is enough distance between it and the sight channel, that I don't think there is any way to snag it on the draw. I'll get a new L model CompTac when they come out, but for now this is fine.
I know this pistol has been around forever, but being in Kalifornia we have few new H&K pistols that we can buy! Took the opportunity to get one in 9mm and put several magazines through it. Despite its small size, it is quite manageable to keep on target. I had a series of stove-pipes but rack that up to being so new. It’s just a matter of putting more copper through it. Also, I will hot them up a bit.
The bonus for me (with a P30, and two VP9s) is the magazine interchangeability. With guidance from others herein, I plan to swap out the mag release and get the grip filler for the larger mags.
An enjoyable piece!
Since I was able to participate in the group buy I wanted to contribute some information. I spent a couple of hours with and about 500 rounds through the kit. The following photos are of B-8 targets.
This is shot off of a sandbag from 25 yards with 124 gr. Xtreme hollowpoints using Titegroup
This group is Hornady 147 Hornady XTP's using Bullseye powder off of a sandbag.
Comparing the above loads with a chronograph on the same day, same weather and same lighting conditions. I saw about a 1.5% increase in FPS with the titegroup and about a 3% increase in FPS with the 147's and Bullseye powder. I was surprised by this, I really thought I would see a larger bump in velocity with the VP9L over the VP9.
I own 3 VP9's and with this kit I was able to salvage the one VP9 that was kind of a dog accuracy wise. The pistol that the VP9L sits on now shot 5 inch groups at 25 with the factory barrel and maybe 4 inch groups with the Victory First Match Barrel. With this kit I shot a mix of 115's, 124's, and 147's and I was more than content with the accuracy of all loads, ecstatic is more like it.
I heated up a Bravo Concealment holster I had for the VP9 with a hair dryer and once it was hot enough I pushed the VP9L in, making it fit. I haven't noticed any difference in my draw speed or time to target. This is the first pistol I've had with adjustable sights and not sure if they will stay on or not. I might put Dawson Precision on the front and 10-8 Performance on the rear. Just in the interest of standardizing with my other 2. I'm pretty happy with this purchase. I'll be shooting this in ESP this year and barring any catastrophe with the kit, it will be the gun I shoot the IDPA World shoot in Taladega this year.
Hope this helps,
Was just getting ready to ask on the forum about possible holsters that might fit with this kit, then I seen this post. Picked up a kit for my VP9 today and shot it later on, very accurate and glad I got it. Will have to give the G21 holster a try for it, thanks for that info