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Good morning, I am new here and new to HK's. I am not new to guns at all, I am mainly a 1911 and glock guy. I just had to have a VP9 after reading about it. But I have a question, and I have read and researched this topic. I bought a VP9 at a price I couldn't pass up, and it has the original red RSA. I know HK has switch all VP series handguns to the silver VP40 RSA. Is this something I should preemptively replace in my VP9 or just stay with the RED RSA. Also will this void the warranty? I'm just thinking they must've changed it for a reason.
 

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I've got what they call the "first batch" of the VP9s that came with the red recoil spring. Unless you plan on running a can on your VP9, you really shouldn't worry about replacing the rsa. I've ran my VP9 through 3000+ without any major hickups. I run a comp on mine and have had stovepipes using 124gr tracer ammo. Strange enough it was only the green tracer that caused issues but not the red ones. If anything it would be the ammo that would cause malfunctions.

magtech fmj 115gr, blazerbrass fmj 115gr both brass, federal aluminum 115gr is what I mainly fire. No problem.
 

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I have one with the red and one with the new .40 spring. I wouldn't switch it til you need to. I can't imagine that would affect the warranty. Congrats on a great pistol and welcome to a great forum!!
 

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Considering the cost of the new part, I would wear the old one out first, if your looking at buying the whole assembly.

I made a full length guide rod and use a 14lb sig P220 recoil spring for my IDPA gun, much better as I think the guns are over sprung to begin with.

Gun runs like a greyhound.

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Stick with it unless there's a problem. Too many people like to preemptively switch out things instead of growing into the gun. Few hundred dry fires to get acquainted.
 

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I would run it until 10,000 rounds and then replace it. There are members here with 18,000 plus rounds on the original spring. I am into preventive maintenance, so 10K it is.
 

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All post in this thread seem so positive, but what about the 2 vids on the Military Arms Channel, the VP9 Tactical with the new spring had many more issues than the original spring but what I read here the new spring in the tactical must not have been broken in?

Has H&K actually ever addressed the issue with the original VP9 spring?
 

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All post in this thread seem so positive, but what about the 2 vids on the Military Arms Channel, the VP9 Tactical with the new spring had many more issues than the original spring but what I read here the new spring in the tactical must not have been broken in?

Has H&K actually ever addressed the issue with the original VP9 spring?
 

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All post in this thread seem so positive, but what about the 2 vids on the Military Arms Channel, the VP9 Tactical with the new spring had many more issues than the original spring but what I read here the new spring in the tactical must not have been broken in?

Has H&K actually ever addressed the issue with the original VP9 spring?
Posters here have nothing to gain from creating controversy (whereas MAC brings in revenue by having controversial videos that bring in more links/views), so you're more likely to get unbiased information here, and the posters here actually OWN and put multiple thousands of rounds through the firearm, vs. a "tester" who might put a couple hundred and then make a judgement. Add me to the list of 7000+ rounds on the original red recoil spring, and never a single misfire or issue of any kind. I'm planning to replace it at 10k as preventative maintenance same as chuckster62 said. I'll replace it with the stainless one from HK Parts probably. There is no "issue" with the original recoil spring for HK to address. The put the stiffer spring in once they came out with the Tactical model since a stiffer spring assured more positive cycling when using a suppressor.
 

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I did put 10,000 rounds through my early VP9 with not even one FTF or FTE , all factory ammo. I replaced mine for piece of mind. I had a red spring that I bought early on as a back up. Zero Issues.
 

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Wow! Sad when I cant ask a question without being accused of creating controversy! I have a VP-9 since last yr. and have not used a Can yet, but it does seem the gun has issues under certain conditions and I am and have been concerned!

H&K very quietly replaced the spring and basically didn't tell anybody or why however I was considering buying a new updated 1 but didn't feel like spending more money on a questionable gun, besides the 2nd MAC test which with the new spring is worse than the 1st one and I had read many comments of people saying the same, but now I read the new spring needs to be broken in??

Why and how many rounds?

If something needs to be broken in to me that shows a lack of quality, will H&K sent me a new spring for free?
 
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