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This grew out of a post made on a different thread. For the most part, I love my VP9. That being said, there are a few changes that I could live with:

Close up the hole in the striker plate. Who cares if you can tell if the striker is cocked. I would rather have one less entry point for debris.

Redesign the trigger bar so that the "hump" in the initial takeup is gone. There seems to be some inconsistency with new triggers, and I think this is the culprit.

Redesign the charging supports (they seem to have already done this), as they loosen up over time.

Pay a bit more attention to backstrap to frame fit. Mine would "click" into place if grasped too hard. Some super glue fixed this.

Change the sight picture from "hold over" to POA/POI (this goes for all HK pistols). Everyone else uses the latter, and it would be nice to have a consistent sight picture.

Increase magazine capacity to 17 rounds. One of the biggest complaints I hear about it. If Glock can find a way to make reliable 17 rounders, so can HK.

Redesign the right hand slide release. I don't like that it acts as a trigger axle, and I find it working its way out a bit over extended firing.


What do y'all think?
 

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I'd make it come with a requirement for the owners to have to actually take them out and train with them or else they would have to be returned to HK.
 

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I'd make it come with a requirement for the owners to have to actually take them out and train with them or else they would have to be returned to HK.
I've got at least 2,500 rounds through mine and have had it for about two and a half years. My thoughts are based on personal observations, not gripes I read on the internet.
 

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not sure, sure the triggers are not target triggers like sigs. I do occasionally short stroke my p30 series of pistols, and NO, I'm not sending it to get worked on, hence why I am learning this trigger, and the reset length, and yes, I'm doing very well at it.

If i could be bitchy about 1 thing, maybe the mag capacity, hk45 w/ 10 rounds is fine, but 12-13 would be better, and would also thicken the grip a bit, take the good with the bad right???

the last thing i would like to see, and this is serious.... a pistol which cleans itself, so we don't have to, which is a reason for me not going to the range as much, i have to come right home, field strip, and clean the ol' girl.
if i could come right home while the gun cleaned itself in the case on the ride home, i could do other things, instead of sit at my desk, jamming Holy Moses on my stereo, and cleaning my pistol, for an hour...ish.


as per the thread, i would make it easier to rack the slide, so my Mom could have a nice HD piece.









oh, will let you know, vp9T purchase shortly..............
 

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I don't really think I'd change anything. I put a set of HD's on it and honestly I think I liked the stock sights better. They're fantastic guns.
 

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I'm happy enough I've bought two and it's now my primary competition gun, at least until I get the itch to shoot my USP's again. I think the vp9L coming will address my wants, a longer slide, 20 round mags. I hope it comes with a fiber optic front sight. I guess I would prefer to only have the slide release on the left side. As a lefty I am constantly riding the one on the right.
 

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Higher standard capacity. Manual safety option (done). Get rid of the trigger safety lever. Charging supports removable without drifting out the rear sight.
 

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hire whoever made Walther's striker trigger group and put a double recoil rod ala USP and P2KSK. other than that seems the new models coming out pretty much covered everything.
 

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i would say get rid of the load chamber indicator hole...people should always be checking the chamber anyways. I would like slide release levers on both sides, just so it looks more symmetrical. Also a duel spring recoil system would be nice like from the usp. My gf cant rack my vp9 but she can rack my usp.
 

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I'd make it come with a requirement for the owners to have to actually take them out and train with them or else they would have to be returned to HK.[/QUOTE

I agree with this. I would design two different slide backs, one with thered dot (which I like) and one solid.
 

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Well, Colion Noir hinted at having a version made for him... I'll bet it doesn't suck.

The VP9 has been a gateway gun for most I know. Buy one, want a USP, want a P30, want a HK45, etc...
 

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The biggest reason I recently stopped shooting the VP9 is because I was tired of my right hand thumb keeping the slide from locking back, due to the longer-than-necessary slide release lever. I would have the same problem with the P30, but HK fixed the slide release problem with the 'shorty' slide release, which comes standard on the 'S' models. It's not a problem for a lot of shooters, but it's a big problem for me with the VP9, and it's not realistic for me to try to completely change my shooting technique when it's the only pistol that gives me a problem. (There are several other reasons I prefer shooting the P30/P30L - this is just one of them) Still, the VP9 is probably the best striker-fired pistol out there IMO - at least until I can give the P7 a try ;)
 

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1) Put a button mag release on it.
2) There isn't really anything else. Thats all I've ever wanted in an HK handgun.
 

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Nothing really...for those who whine about slide stops, learn how to hold the pistol.
 
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Nothing really...for those who whine about slide stops, learn how to hold the pistol.
It's not whining.....the thread is literally called "What would you redesign on the VP9....". The slide stop is in a less than optimal position (re: too far back) for a fully thumbs-forward grip, which is what I would redesign, had it been up to me (which it's obviously not). I know how to hold the pistol to avoid this, but changing my grip to shoot one pistol is not exactly ideal. I'm one of probably thousands of shooters who make this same point about the pistol.
 
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