a lot of it came down to the trigger. Even now the VP9 still has a good trigger in comparison to the competition, only a few are better after all this time.
For me I had owned other handguns before but always felt like the HK quality was out of reach until the VP9 came around. It was a very savvy move by HK as since I got my VP9 I have bought a USC, SL8, SP5 etc. Now they got me. Sorta like the way Porsche came out with the cayman for all those people who want a 911 but cant afford it, once you've had a taste you some how find the funds to upgrade to what you really want.
Can the old VP-9s with the paddle mag release, use the new 17 round magazines or that is just for the bottom release mags only ? thanks1). Lots of people really like the striker fired platform and enjoy the consistent trigger pull. They are kinda “keeping up with the Jones”
2). It’s now optics ready and improved 17rd capacity.
3). It’s what all the cool kids own now (striker) 😎