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Good, bad, or indifferent. I'm about to buy one...I think. I know that HK no longer works on these, parts can be expensive, mags too...However, if they are little tanks like the P7's I'd roll the dice on a police trade in. What do some P9S owners think?
 

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I bought one in 9mm about 2 months ago. It's one of the most accurate pistols I've ever handled, even more so than the 2 p7s I own. I'd highly recommend buying one.
 

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I bought one in 9mm about 2 months ago. It's one of the most accurate pistols I've ever handled, even more so than the 2 p7s I own. I'd highly recommend buying one.
No Kidding, more so than P7!? I'm in.
 

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Just buy one I've been seeing them for around 500 bucks at the gun show it's a great little gun. If you don't like trade it off or sell it they are easy to move most of the time
 

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That is about what I'm seeing, $500 seems OK to me.
 

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You can find aftermarket mags for a pretty good price for the 9mm, not the .45. The 9mm seems like a great gun. I've got a buddy who sent his off to have the barrel extended and threaded.
 

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You can find aftermarket mags for a pretty good price for the 9mm, not the .45. The 9mm seems like a great gun. I've got a buddy who sent his off to have the barrel extended and threaded.
Do you know where he had the work done, I'd considered sending it off myself...when/If I get one lol...I'm pretty sold on it.
 

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I highly recommend the P9S in either the Combat or Target models and either .45 or 9mm. I've got five and two are suppressed. A joy to shoot, amazingly accurate and beautiful craftsmanship. It's also nice to have something at the range or on your hip that no one else does.
 

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Thank you, Do you have a preference to shoot bw the 9mm 0r 45...45 seem to be the more rare of the two. What about the Target trigger, adjustable right? That sounded pretty cool to me
 

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Thanks man!
 

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I bought one of the Police trade-ins several years ago. It's been perfectly reliable and the trigger......I've never felt one better in my life. They are pretty schweet pistolas. it's one of the few firearms I own that will never be sold off or traded. Here it is with its grandfather and the worlds first firearm using stamped parts, the Jager Pistole of 1914.

 

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I've got a standard P9 and have installed the threaded, extended barrel. The P9 handguns are quite unique; however, they are a distinctly right-handed weapon and I'm a lefty.

They handle suppressed fire better than a P7, if you ask me. Both tend to blow quite a bit of firing debris back towards the shooter.
 

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THANK YOU for the great pic!

Can you tell me how important the cleaning kit is...That snake like chain and squirt bottle look somewhat important and specific...but figured there may be better tools/things to use 40 years later. I ask bc the best deals I'm seeing do not come w the cleaning kit.

The triggers are SICK, ive been able to dry fire one at my local dealers...its a mint that he wants 1100 for...I'm going w the $500 trade in, but it was great to hold and dry fire!
 

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I bought a combat model around 6 months ago for a little under $500 shipped. I just recently sent the barrel to TROS to be extended and threaded. I'll report when I get it back.

I ended up buying a slide from a target model for it. The target sights are high enough to see over a 1-3/8" can.

The trigger is good for a production gun, but nothing special. More overtravel and reset travel than I care for. But I'm spoiled with a couple of nice 1911 triggers.

eta: it has run 100% with fmj ammo but will occasionally choke on jhp.
 

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I bought one of the Police trade-ins several years ago. It's been perfectly reliable and the trigger......I've never felt one better in my life. They are pretty schweet pistolas. it's one of the few firearms I own that will never be sold off or traded. Here it is with its grandfather and the worlds first firearm using stamped parts, the Jager Pistole of 1914.

Interesting Wilhelm. Your write up below I assume from the SKS Boards. Good stuff on an interesting pistol and yes it is highly likely the HK P9 designers knew of/studied the JP.

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I looked for one of these cursed things for over 20 years. It's called a Jager. Designed by Franz Jager of Suhl in 1914 and produced until 1917, the .32 auto Jager is the first known use of stamped parts in a pistol. (excepting the magazine of course) The frame is made from stamped side plates and is held together by pins and screws. Sandwiched between these plates is the backstrap and the front strap/ trigger guard. The slide is stamped too and has a block screwed in the back for support and another block pinned in the front. This front block goes around the barrel and protrudes up through the slide stamping, forming the front sight blade. Inside the slide is a machined block which houses the striker and its spring. It is held in place when the pistol is assembled by another pin passing through the slide stamping. This same pin also gives the slide rigidity. The ejector is stamped too and is pinned to one of the side plates. Nobody knows exactly how many were made but it's in the neighborhood of 13-15 thousand. This particular pistol was made in 1915 and has a holster with it. It doesn't show up very well in the photos, but someone wrote "Nov. 8th 1918" on the inside of the flap. This method of putting the month before the day is distinctly American so it probably relates to a capture date. I included an HK P9S in the pictures for size comparison. I chose this pistol because if its heavy use of stampings for such things as the slide and frame as well as its use of screws holding major parts together and the machined insert in the slide containing the firing pin and spring. These things were considered revolutionary when the P9S was being made. (the example shown is from 1976) However, as the Jager proves, these things were being thought of and refined 61 years prior!! I would not be surprised if I found out that the HK design team studied the Jager during the development of the P9.
Whew!! Sorry for being so long winded!!
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I did a full write-up on it here:

Some detailed Jager pictures

I think that the P9S might, just might, be a little better quality though. :wink:
 

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the P9s is a fabulous pistol, its one of my favorites, must have over a dozen of them

please check and replace the poly buffer before you shoot it.
 
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