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I manage to ride the slide release on a P30S (shorter slide lever). From what I've read, this is slide lever everyone recommends to avoid issues with the slide locking back. I know it's me and not the gun, but I've never had this issue with any other handgun.
I'm considering a switch to the VP9, but not having access to one, I'm unsure if I'd have any more luck not riding the lever versus the P30S.
Any suggestions?
May have to go back to my G19. Yikes!
 

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I just got rid of a Usp9c. Had the issue some, but not nearly as much. Maybe a p2000 is in my future.
 

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It rarely happens to me but when it does it is because I am trying to go too fast and getting sloppy with my grip.
 

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I manage to ride the slide release on a P30S (shorter slide lever). From what I've read, this is slide lever everyone recommends to avoid issues with the slide locking back. I know it's me and not the gun, but I've never had this issue with any other handgun.
I'm considering a switch to the VP9, but not having access to one, I'm unsure if I'd have any more luck not riding the lever versus the P30S.
Any suggestions?
May have to go back to my G19. Yikes!
Only way to find out for sure is to rent a VP9 to see what happens. I have the same problem with my VP9. I have very fat thumbs and I purposefully bought my P30L with the safety to avoid the issue and that works for me as the safety keeps my thumb far enough away from the slide stop lever so that it never touches it.
 

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It's a training issue, nothing wrong with the platform. I had issues with the Walther PPQ and H&K P30, I adjust my grip and it magically goes away.

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I was having trouble doing that with my P30L in the beginning. The odd time the gun seemed to malfunction and it took a good friend, who is actually a handgun instructor and champion shooter, to point it out. Since, I have never done it, as I am aware and conscious of it. I was hitting it with my left thumb as a right handed shooter.
 

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It sucks, because I love the gun otherwise. I find it uncomfortable to put my thumbs anywhere else. They just naturally want to rest right on the lever.
 

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It's a training issue, nothing wrong with the platform. I had issues with the Walther PPQ and H&K P30, I adjust my grip and it magically goes away.

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Agreed this is a training issue.. Unfortunately a lot of shooters don't get training early on. They end up with many bad habits that they are not aware of and it becomes difficult to change. I was fortunate to go into law enforcement when I was 22 years old. Weapons instructors forced all shooters to stand/grip and shoot to their training standard. I dealt with this for 20 + years until I started working the range for the next 15 years. It was preferred to have a new shooter rather than someone with experience as we had to break bad habits vs taking someone with no experience and train them from the start.
 

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I have a ppq, and have never had the issue with that gun.
I agree it is an issue with me, not the gun. I just can't find anywhere else to put my thumbs.
 

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It sucks, because I love the gun otherwise. I find it uncomfortable to put my thumbs anywhere else. They just naturally want to rest right on the lever.
Same here. I use thumbs forward grip and I have very fat thumbs. I have other pistols where it is no issue with smaller/out of the way slide stops. SIG redesigned the slide stop TWICE on the P320 because of shooters (on their P320 shooting team working with Bruce Gray I believe) complaining about the same thing.
 

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We all know that HK won't be redesigning the pistol. Upgrades are not their style. They are a once it's done, it's done company. Aftermarket upgrade parts also very rare to happen. There is only one way to fix it. Learn to point those thumbs down.
 

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My EDC is a USP c in 9mm and I've never has a problem with the slide stop, nor have I had any problems with a friend's P30S, but with the VP9 about 30% of the time the slide won't lock back. Now my daughter has no problem with this same pistol, but she's 7" shorter than me.
 
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