So like I said its a matter of preference.I've yet to become comfortable with CCW with my VP9 as the trigger is pretty dang light, and there's no hammer to thumb when re-holstering. I carry my LEM-converted USPc 45 or P30 for these reasons.
Guaranteed someone will now chime in with "it's just a matter of training."
Yes, inadequate training with *any* pistol you carry is asking for trouble. No, training does not eliminate the fact that the VP9's configuration puts you closer to the edge of the ND cliff than a hammer-fired USP.
While training can minimize the risk of a ND, people seem to forget that the gun's design may play a role in facilitating a ND in a moment when your training fails you (Google Todd Green's comments along these lines).
The VP9 is by no means unsafe, but to me it makes an excellent range and night-stand gun -- cc, not so much.
My point wasn't whether it is a matter of preference. In order to develop a preference, a thinking person has to (or at least should) consider all of the pros and cons. I thought going a bit deeper into one of my "whys" was in order. My objective was to add more useful information to the USPc or VP question than "I like my __."So like I said its a matter of preference.
Buy both? I personally carry the VP9 in AIWB, but I also happen to have taken Spensors Keepers AIWB class and much prefer AIWB for a multitude of reasons, but if given the choices above and if you're already accustom to the USP, is leaving more towards the USP, but if you've trained enough with either then it's all back down to a matter of subjective preference.I have narrowed it down to the USP 9 Compact or the VP9 for a carry gun. I have a full size USP 9 and love the platform, but any thoughts on the VP9 or USP Compact for carry?