Run 3 or 4 boxes of NATO thru it to get the RSA sorted out, it should run well after that.Got a VP9, took it home and cleaned and oiled it. Came fairly oily from the factory.
Did not rack the slide or lock the slide back at all, so only worked the slide a couple of times.
Bought 1000 rounds of S&B 115g "target fodder". I know, should have gotten 124g NATO.
Took it to the range and...
Failure after failure after falilure. Fail to Feed, Fail to Ejects, slide not locking back after last shot, and a couple of closing slide and chambering first round on magazine insert (auto forwarding). Shot 200 rounds through it and honestly, I could not get through one magazine without a failure.
Now when it was firing, it was awesome! Most accurate handgun I have shot and I love it.
I think the FTF, FTE, and slide not locking back can be fixed with some 124g NATO ammo.
The recoil spring does some pretty tight. It requires much more effort than the demo model at the store, so either I have a .40 spring (is that possible?) or it will loosen up a litte with break-in?
I also think the auto forwarding is just from slamming the magazine in too hard, I just wished it was every time or never, in other words consistent. But each time I insert a mag, the force isn't consistent so that I will just have to try and manage.
So brought it home and really cleaned and oiled. Read the manual again, watched some youtube VP9 cleaning videos, and honestly I don't think there is a cleaner "used" VP9 on the planet at this moment. lol I've been racking the slide and left the slide locked back overnight. Will get some 124g ammo and see how she does next time.
Don't get me wrong, love the VP9 and look forward to thousands of rounds threw it. Just my experience. I'm sure most of this was due to "user error" and the choice of ammo.
S&B is usually pretty stout, but it's not NATO, SD ammo is usually pretty hot, but will cost more.
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