You know, occasionally supermodels will decide to go to the prom with some random high-school kid, too. It's not because she can't get a date, or because she has decided she is going to change course and work a retail job at the mall and marry a plumber.How do you explain the VP9 or .22 LR 416's?
The .22 and hey, for that matter, the licensed airsoft and BB guns? It's marketing. Porsche brands gym bags and baseball hats, too. HK doesn't let production capacity of their real stuff suffer in order to produce those nonsense guns -- they farm it out to Umarex, or Walther. And I dont know, but I suspect it wasn't HK going to Umarex for a licensing deal.
I'm not sure what people here have against the VP9, exactly. Sure, its less expensive than their other offerings. But my understanding is that is why striker-fired polymer pistols are popular across the industry to begin with. They are cheap to manufacture, hence those savings can be passed on to the customer. In any case, despite the price-point the VP9 has a few features -- particularly in the ergonimics -- that set it apart from most of its competition.
And Porsche does make the Macan, after all.