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Its like Xmas, all over again for Dad. I picked up my VP9 this morning,
and can't wait to take it to the range. Would like to know, - - how many
shoot 115 grain, or 124 grain 9mm?
 

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Congrats on your new VP9! What a terrific pistol.

I have shot 115, 124, and 147 through my VP9 with no issue.

Be sure to clean and lube it before going to the range and read the manual for lube points that include the barrel exterior and the entire slide rail on each side inside of the slide where it rides on the steel tabs on the frame and of course the steel tabs too. Picture below shows most of the major lube points in red.



VP9 recoil spring will be a bit stiff at first so if you can find some 124 or 147 range ammo that should help for the first couple hundred rounds or you might experience some failures to eject first range trip. I like Federal American Eagle and Speer Lawman as range ammo but have good luck with Brass Blazer and PMC too but they are loaded a bit on the weaker side but should work perfectly fine after the first couple hundred rounds IF problems are experienced the first range trip. While I shoot a lot of 115, because it usually the most available, I will usually pick up 124 or 147 over it if available.
 

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Congrats, you're going to love this pistol.

Grumpy1 gave you all you need to know, curiously with none of my VP9s, I had no issues from NIB (after clean/lube with MPro7) with 115 Blazer Brass or other 'weak' (aka cheap) new brass ammo...I don't shoot reloads nor anything but brass.

Others have said the new spring requires some break in with hotter ammo, so Lawman, Q4318 Winchester NATO, MEN NATO, or maybe even Fiocchi which is generally a bit hotter than standard....Fed American Eagle works too.

Easiest gun to shoot all day long, I've gone through 500 rounds in couple hours at range (no cleaning required) and could have kept going except I ran out of ammo.
 

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just shot one of mine in an IDPA match last night, first time shooting it.
I used 115gr magtech ammo and had no problems at all, ran flawless. mine does have the older 9mm recoil spring in it though.

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Congrats on the VP9.

I went and dump 300 rds through my VP9 this morning. Sweet shooter for sure. I let a couple of guys over the next booth try and I think I might have helped HK sell one (or two) VP9s :)
 

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Congrats and enjoy!

When in doubt, it can't hurt to start with 200-300 rounds of 124 gr or "better"... only my departed P30L was problematic with 115 gr until I broke it in with 200-300 rounds of 124 gr... no problems afterward with any ammo. I only shoot 124 gr now and have never had any issues with any other pistol since then.
 

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Followed the advice on this site and broke mine in with 100 rounds of
Winchester NATO 124, and have shot 124 Federal American Eagle since. Never one hiccup.
 

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I have an original black VP9 and a very recent FDE version. I've shot 115 grain, 124 grain and 147 grain of mixed brands through each from the first magazine full until now. Neither has given even the slightest bobble of any kind. They just plain feed, fire and eject anything I've fed them.

My VP9s, along with my PPQs, are my favorite striker fired handguns ever.

OP, congratulations on your VP. You're gonna love it.
 

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I am definitely interested in picking up a VP9, either gray or FDE. But because I missed out on the PSA deal around Thanksgiving, I am going to hold out until they start shipping with the higher capacity mags (>15). I hope I don't have to wait much longer.
 

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Its like Xmas, all over again for Dad. I picked up my VP9 this morning,
and can't wait to take it to the range. Would like to know, - - how many
shoot 115 grain, or 124 grain 9mm?
I shoot 115g all the time at the range, but carry (it's my EDC) Federal 124g HST. I found the point of impact at close distances (7-10 yards) is pretty much the same.
 

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I've had my VP9 for a year now and have used 115gr since new. 1500 rounds later and zero issues it eats any brand ammo I feed it.
 

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I have over 3000 rounds through my VP9 now. Shoots anything that I tried, 115gr, 124gr and 147gr. I have not tried any steel or aluminum cased shells I only shoot brass and nickel plated brass.
 

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Thanks for all this good info. I bought some 115 gr and some 124 gr. Will try some out
during this week, and report back. Happy New Years to ALL !!!!!
 
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