If it was a $900 striker...No, I wouldn't be impressed and probably wouldn't own it, because for that amount of money, you can have a much better HK.In all fairness. I dont understand your apathy for the vp9.
If it was a 900 HK would it be more fascinating?
Would it compete with every other single firearm brand that sells striker system around 500?
Let me guess, all guns must be USP's 9c?
HK did several things right with the VP9 out the gate. No matter what we feel about the specific pistol.
1) Price point was good.
2) Fully ambi gun. (Whether it seems like an afterthought or not.)
3) A good trigger out of the box.
4) LE night sights or glow in the dark sights out of the box.
I only expect this offering to improve as time moves forward.
LEEF, I've read through the entirety of this thread, and I think many have touched on the reasons why the VP9 is fascinating, and while the other responses manage to cover most of what I'd say about it, I'd just as soon state it my own way. If I had to explain my own fascination, and probably a bit of what I see in the wider gun market regarding the seeming fascination with the VP series generally, I'd state it this way:What is the fascination with the VP9?
Do you mean how the VP barrels stick out a bit like Glocks? I prefer the flush to frame barrels on the P series myself. Always have, that 1/16 or 1/8 of an inch does not gain you a bunch of velocity and it looks unfinished, not as clean IMO.My good buddy had never shot an HK so we went to the range and rented a VP9 and USP Elite 9mm...he liked both, but as he put it, "There is a distinct difference between driving a BMW 320i sedan and a BMW Alpina B7 sedan". FWIW I prefer the USP Expert due to the lack of a d*ck nose barrel.
Yes, oh do tell. I assume you've toured HK factories and talked to the designers?Quote Originally Posted by ITD1944 View Post
The VP9 is cheaper to produce. The slides are not milled from individual castings. That's not to say that it's of inferior quality, but it is cheaper to produce.
I have not heard this before. How are the VP slides made compared to hammer fired HK's?
We're down to debating personal preferences, neither side is going to win that discussion. (Except me because I have superior preferences :380
I really like and prefer the paddle mag release, it's far superior IMO.