Sure, I'll bite.
Absolutely not! Compared to many others that have offered their experiences on this forum, I've only put about 3,500 rounds through my VP9 to date (another 450 rounds today in another 8-hour intense advanced defensive pistol course), but I've had ZERO... once again... ZERO (knock on wood) malfunctions of any kind! We were outside all day in the sand and dirt... got sand in the pistol ("real world" vs. BS torture test conditions) and mags especially and I just wiped and blew it off/out and the pistol kept on running like a dream. We shot from the ground in all positions, from behind vehicles and barriers, dumping mags along the way. Stong hand and weak hand one-handed reloads, etc. I will do one of my OCD thorough cleanings before I fire it again of course! :690: I love this pistol so much I'm now seriously considering buying another! It's my go-to pistol for these types of courses for sure! The only other pistol I have run in a course is my G19 for a conceal carry course.My bedroom pistol is an HK VP9 currently. Given the body of experience here has anyone lost confidence in their VP9 based on any other reported experience, including various YouTube videos.
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Thank you for your input Sir. I appreciate it.Sure, I'll bite.
If you want confidence in your weapons and your abilities, you have to train. I'm not just saying that because I own a training company, but becuase it's true. You may have heard this before, but "amateurs practice until they get it right, but professionals practice until they get it wrong."
All weapons will fail. So, you have to train to work through such a failure. My point is, get your VP9 or other chosen weapon(s) and get out and train. If you think you can do that on your own, great, but with years of attending and running training, I will tell you that attending training courses as a student is where you get pushed out of your comfort zone and out of your comfort zone is where you're going to make real gains.
As for the reliabity of the VP9, I will tell you that it is extremely reliable. Like all HK weapons, designers spent years in design and testing before it was released. There are lots of things that HK does well and their reliability/endurance testing continues to be one of the many; light years beyond what many of their competitors can even begin to approach.
I will also tell you that subjecting any weapon, especially ones with as many small parts and added internal safety features as modern semi-auto pistols, to conditions of dirt and mud is going to cause malfunctions and stoppages. I did not notice any comparison testing in the video in question, showing the performance of any "like-model" and certainly did not waste any more of my time to search for them, but I can only assume that if you put a M&P, Glock, XD, etc through the same "test", you would see simliar results. To me, this should not be "surprising", as it appears to be to so many people. What it should tell everyone is that, you should take the best care you can with your weapons and be prepared (well-trained) in how to clear malfunctions/stoppages, to get them back up and running, when needed.
I'll close by stating that I've shot well over 15,000 rounds through one of my VP9s and almost 10,000 through another since I got them the month they were first released. Much of this time has been through training courses I have either attended as a student, or courses I have run myself. I've not had a single malfunction or stoppage during all that time, except for the ones I purposely set up/induced for a specific training drill. I don't baby my HKs, but I feed them quality ammunition and maintain them properly.
In short, if you want to build confidence, train with your weapon, outside your comfort zone and in how to deal with failure and use proper ammunition and maintenance, repeat, repeat, repeat.
No promotion means no promotion think the mods have been pretty clear!!!!!!!!!!!!!I had a post deleted again? Seriously? I didn't promote a video, I merely made a reference.
I'm trying to have an honest discussion and it seems I'm being censored. This is ridiculous.
I'm over here trying to discuss and DEFEND HK, on an HK forum, while thousands of people on another *unspecified* YouTube video are today being persuaded to believe the VP is a bad pistol. It seems someone wielding moderator authority would rather pretend that other discussion of HK pistols outside this forum doesn't exist. Definition of censorship and an echo chamber.Mods seem to be a bit up tight deleting posts without even breaking the written rules. No link was given or repeated reference was made.