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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 08-29-2019, 03:47 PM Thread Starter
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After what seemed to be a lifetime of Red tape in this state, I am finally able to start with handguns here (you cant even rent them at a range without a license here!) Looking for a 9mm and local law limits me to 10 round mag! (easier to keep just one type of ammo on hand, I also use a DS-9 for fun at the range)
I have tried many in the past and my biggest issue has been comfort. This is NOT for carry, just to have fun at the range.
I have fairly large hands and tried the Heckler & Koch VP9 The one I tried had a larger grip added to it and felt pretty comfortable. Tried a couple of Glock's but the comfort was not really there for me and I almost lost my grip on a conceal one!!!!

Just wondered if anyone out there has a HK VP9 and wanted some thoughts.

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Congrats on the loosening restrictions. I was born and raised in Jersey City and left in '82 for basic training. I haven't been back but for a few visits to one cousin that I still talk to! LOL

I have a friend or two who have H&Ks and speak highly of them, but I haven't fired one. One of my favorites to shoot is my Glock 41 .45ACP. Definitely a "handful." I agree their subcompacts feel like toy pistols and I'm not comfortable firing them (Glock 26 specifically). I have a Glock 19 9mm that I carry that seems to fit my hand well. I've fired a few full frame Kimbers that were really smooth firing, but there can be a price tag that comes along with them. BUT... you cant substitute comfort!
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I love reading these posts about New York and New Jersey. I grew up in NYC and lived in NJ for 11 years. The only people who have hard times getting guns in those states are the law abiding citizens. I once waited six weeks in NJ to get a purchase permit.

My favorite carry gun is a Ruger LC9s Pro. Seven round magazine. It's kinda small if you have big hands but it's the best little gun I've ever owned. Everything else I own has 13 to 15 round magazines. If I remember in NY, they'll sell you a gun that takes a larger magazine but they'll put a red block in it so you can only load 10. If so, my favorite full size gun is a Glock 21 which is .45 ACP. Here in America I comes with a 13 round magazine. (sorry for the sarcasm.)

As far as H & K, I've heard nothing but good things about them. My close friend, Marine, bronze star recipient (Vietnam) swears by them. And he has taught firearms since the 70s.
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I have a VP9 and a Glock 30
I've run 1000 rds thru the VP9 and probable close 400+ thru the Glock

The first time I fired the VP9 at the range, my shots were all in a 6 inch group. Accurately right out of the box is awesome. The H&K came with 3 sets (small, medium, large) grips. So fitting it your hands will be no problem. The rounds I've feed it have been a combo of 5 different manufactures, with no feed or ejection issues

The only "gripe" if you can call it that, is the lack of aftermarket parts to make it your gun. Now Iam comparing the aftermarket to the Glock aftermarket

Its a fun pistol to shoot and have never regretted the decision to purchase it.
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I own a few HK pistols in my collection and a HK G3 pattern PTR-91 .308 rifle.
Overall I really like HK stuff, they are overbuilt and reliable. My Mark 23 pistols are some of the best suppressed pistols I have ever shot. The HK .45 compact is also a nice gun and was one of the guns that seal team 6 carried on the Bin Laden raid. Quality products for sure.

I have shot a VP9 Tactical my buddy owns with one of his suppressors and the Trigger is pretty nice for a striker fired pistol. I think you will like it if you decide to get one.

I tend to like Sig, HK, Glock, S&W, FN, and Les Baer 1911 pistols...Those are the guns that I shoot the best and have been the most reliable for me at shooting events.
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Congrats on the loosening restrictions.
Actually, the opposite is happening. It took me over a year just to get a sportsman license. (bring to ranges only). Different counties have different rules. My rifle is legal where I live, but drive 25 minutes towards the city and it becomes illegal. its nuts! It is nearly impossible to get a carry license in New York unless your an instructor or law enforcement .

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If I remember in NY, they'll sell you a gun that takes a larger magazine but they'll put a red block in it so you can only load 10. .
On Long Island 10 rounds is max. In the 5 boroughs only 5 rounds is allowed. WTF?

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I tend to like Sig, HK, Glock, S&W, FN, and Les Baer 1911 pistols...Those are the guns that I shoot the best and have been the most reliable for me at shooting events.
Im going to keep trying different ones until i find whats most comfortable. thank you for the opinions. Many more to try out

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All my handguns are HK. USPc 40 LEM, P2000SK 40 LEM and VP40.

The trigger is very smooth and clean on the striker fired. As you had stated very accurate out of the box.

As to the aftermarket, what are you looking for? Mag extensions, mag release.....
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All my handguns are HK. USPc 40 LEM, P2000SK 40 LEM and VP40.

The trigger is very smooth and clean on the striker fired. As you had stated very accurate out of the box.

As to the aftermarket, what are you looking for? Mag extensions, mag release.....
I don't think ill do much in the aftermarket, until i can move out of NY. Looking for a comfortable smooth shot right out of the box to stay sharp at the range. I have been hearing many good things about the HK. have to save a little more $$ to get there but I'm not dismissing others yet. Comfort is really high on the list with my larger hands.

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