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Well I wanted a different gun and a 9mm, I'm used to Glocks and 1911s, and when I saw some reviews I had to get a VP9. I bought a used one for what I believe was a great deal. Well the trigger is awesome on this gun and so are the ergonomics. Well I watch the infamous MAC video of the VP9 and I will admit the sand malfunctions did concern me. I went to the range today and loaded it with 5rds of crap aluminum federal ammo, I covered my VP9 fully in sand, and then fired it one handed, i did this 3 times. It performed flawlessly, even with crap ammo. I didn't know if anyone would care, but i thought I'd share. I'll post videos if anyone wants to see.
 

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I bought a VP9 L.E.,gray a week ago and have one range trip with it. Function is perfect and the ergonomics are terrific for me. HK is known for quality and I did watch the video before I bought. I do not believe HK would market a sub- standard product like the video showed. I will never be in combat again,except urban warfare(riots) and my VP9 will do anything I want/need.I do take alot of these videos "with a grain of salt" as the old saying goes.
 

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Please post videos!

My VP9 has had one malfunction when my wife limpwristed a weak reload. It's probably got over 2000 rounds through it now and it's been flawless with a wide variety of ammo and suppressed.
 

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Man, good to know! I have been worried about my VP9's reliability!!! Almost 3 years of hardcore competition use, practice sessions, and general abuse yet not one malfunction or problem ever.....even in sandy environments!!!! Although a biased board here, I see these torture tests as a waste of time compared to the millions of $$ invested in the torture testing before the VP9 was even released! Enjoy your gun!
 

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Thank you for the video,even had the TLR-1 on (as I have). I knew it would work with sand and now there is real proof for all the doubters.
 

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I may try water and mud later we shall see. Hope some see it more than just a waste of time.
 

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Reliability.....one of my VP9s hit 12K rounds last weekend, same original red RSA spring, my other is just a tad over 10K, no failures other than all of 5 due to some crappy ammo (FTRB).

I'm also not going to Middle East, so won't worry too much about torture testing...besides I have several as backups.

Great guns, you'll come to learn over time.
 

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Thanks for the videos. I haven't been concerned about my VP9 as it has been reliable from the start. It hasn't even hiccuped through 2 tactical lasses.
 

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My VP9 fell in the mud here in texas, the **** here is sticky, wiped it off, ran a snaky thing, added oil and it kept shooting. no issues.
 
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