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.