Congrats, and you'll love the VP9 for competition shooting, it's incredible easy to be fast and accurate with it, and it will NEVER misfire no matter what ammo you throw at it!Picked up a VP9 so that I can start to get into some competition matches since poking holes at the range is beyond boring.
Long time 1911 shooter/collector, but decided to pick up a higher capacity since the ergonomics of the grips have come a long way in the past few years.
I do not have the largest hands, so I always passed over most double stacks besides a Wilson KZ45 that I have.
I went to the range and hot lapped all the rental pistols that appealed to me (9 total) and was torn between the VP9 and a XD (mod 2) 5". Have always liked my P7, so opted for the HK since I never really took to my original XD.
One week later I have VP9 with slim panels, DP front and rear sights, match spring kit, aluminum support sleeve, closed off slide cap, flush cocking aids and a safariland GLS holster. Mods were beyond easy to install. Found a deal on 15 rd factory mags for $33 a piece, VP9 was $519. Feel like I stole this thing for what it offers.
Very happy over, plan to hit the range this week or next and a run and gun later this month with some co-workers.
The HK love started in my youth shooting my fathers pre-ban HK91, keeping it going.