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I know the VP40 is the red headed step child next to the nine and the 40 has fallen out of favor.

Mine is running like a champ. Love it.

How are the other VP40's out there running. And how do you like them compared to your other 40's.

Mine is hyper accurate in my hands. Best shooting 40 I own. I smile every time I shoot it.
 

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My VP40 is my only .40 to date so I can't compare, but it has poisoned me and now I must buy more .40's! I don't get all of the fuss about the .40 round... spoiled by the VP40 I guess!

Mine is running awesome too (although only just under 1,000 rounds so far - 200 of which were .357 SIG using the RCM conversion barrel from HKparts.net)... love it and now I'm addicted to the .40 (so are a few of my friends now)...

Naturally, I've been shooting more 9mm and .40 than .45 and .357 SIG due to ammo cost. Now I've added to my all too long wishlist... USP40 Compact, P229 in .40, CZ 75 SP-01 Tactical in .40, CZ P-06... maybe a P30 in .40... damn you VP40!
 

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Totally love my P30 40 V1.
It's a bombproof tack driver.
Just so you know...
Thanks for the input! I really liked my P30L (9mm, v1), learned how to shoot with it, but the balance for me just wasn't quite right... love the feel of my VP9 and VP40... P30 should feel good in the hand!
 

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I've had my VP40 for a year now, it's not showing much wear and shoots the best of any .40 I have. I also own a G22 and an XD .40 tactical. The ergos and trigger make the difference to me.
 

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I don't own a VP40, but I would imagine they're holding up quite well.

HK does a great job not underestimating the way .40 cal wears on pistols in the long haul. I love how they built the USP for the .40 originally, making it arguably the toughest .40 cal out there.

I also like how they beefed up the VP9 for the VP40 instead of just sticking a bigger bore at the end like a lot of companies do, ie Glock 22.
 

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Hold on to those VP40s, soon they will be a rare example of a bygone cartridge like USPc in .357 Sig! :wink:
 

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For a variety of reasons, this year seemingly has been "the year of the .40" for me. Both my VP40 and P30L V1 run superbly, and the HKs are arguably some of the best platforms for managing the .40 cartridge. While I see some abatement of organizational and consumer interest in the .40, I'm concurrently sure that it'll be around, and quite viable and easily available for many years. While a quality 9mm cartridge is usually less expensive and easier to manage (and easier to carry more of), the current crop of .40 cartridges are well engineered and proven, and still possess some advantages over comparable 9mm cartridges, particularly where increased penetration (i.e., through vehicle bodies and glass) is a desirable characteristic.

Best, Jon
 

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I should have added if you use them to punch holes in paper, the flat nosed cartridge makes the holes really easy to see.
 

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Can't give a real long term report but got a great deal on a VP40 LE for Christmas, From me, To me. Bought the 357 sig barrel. Got a nice day between the snow to shoot it. Did not shoot 40 but blew a 100 rounds of 357 sig downrange without issue, the thing is a tack-driver.

The best of both worlds, With the amount of 40's out there I can't see 40 ammo going up much anytime soon so I can practice half the time with cheaper 40 ammo, still shoot some 357 and if I get 500 rounds of 357 though it without issue I will carry in 357.
 

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I have had my VP-40 for about a month now. My favorite 40 in the stable. I have many 40"s from S&W to Glock and Springfields and HK. I am a fan of 40 and 45 not so much with 9mm.. I have 310 rounds thru it so far. I reload so there is really no issue with ammo costs. I load most all of the pistol calibers. I also carry my VP daily.. Would like to see a VP in 10mm and 45acp..
 

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Have had my VP40 for about 4 months now and really love it. Great ergonomics for me. Fits my hand ergonomically better than my Taurus PT101. It is a great shooter and have put around 1000+ rounds through it without a hiccup. Used in a recent ASI competition and it worked flawlessly. It is my weapon of choice at this time.
 
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