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    Default HK VP40

    I have owned and shot quite a few handguns but I have finally found one that fits me perfectly, the HK VP40. Although you could call it a Glock clone (by the way I currently own several Glocks and have owned several others over the years), the VP40 has features that set it apart. First of all it is the most pleasant shooting .40 I have ever shot. It also has a more comfortable grip, forward cocking serrations, excellent sights, cocking ledges at the back end of the slide, and a larger, more comfortable, trigger guard, etc.

    Last but not least, the paddle magazine release. I like this type of release because I have had push-button magazine releases get inadvertently pushed, thus partially ejecting the magazine and disabling the gun until the mag is once more fully inserted. This could get me killed in a self-defense situation. This kind of thing won't happen with the paddle mag release of my VP40. I just have to practice until using this type of release becomes automatic.

    The HK seems to be a very high quality gun and in my opinion, the HK is a great looking gun. If you are looking for a new gun I recommend considering an HK VP40.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Warrior55 View Post
    I have owned and shot quite a few handguns but I have finally found one that fits me perfectly, the HK VP40. Although you could call it a Glock clone (by the way I currently own several Glocks and have owned several others over the years), the VP40 has features that set it apart. First of all it is the most pleasant shooting .40 I have ever shot. It also has a more comfortable grip, forward cocking serrations, excellent sights, cocking ledges at the back end of the slide, and a larger, more comfortable, trigger guard, etc.

    Last but not least, the paddle magazine release. I like this type of release because I have had push-button magazine releases get inadvertently pushed, thus partially ejecting the magazine and disabling the gun until the mag is once more fully inserted. This could get me killed in a self-defense situation. This kind of thing won't happen with the paddle mag release of my VP40. I just have to practice until using this type of release becomes automatic.

    The HK seems to be a very high quality gun and in my opinion, the HK is a great looking gun. If you are looking for a new gun I recommend considering an HK VP40.


    I forgot to talk about one of the VP40's best features. It has one of the best triggers in a stock striker fired firearm. The trigger is light, crisp, breaks cleanly, and has a short reset. I really love this gun. You should give one a try.
    Warrior55

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    I like the vp9sk a lot but the lack of easy available accessories and aftermarket support has made it a range toy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HeavySmoke View Post
    I like the vp9sk a lot but the lack of easy available accessories and aftermarket support has made it a range toy.
    I picked up a VP9SK a few months ago and carry it around with me just about everywhere. Besides a good kydex holster and some boxes of gold dots, what additional accessories do you really need for a purely recreational handgun like the little HK volkspistole sk?
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    [QUOTE=Eliakim;1936644]I picked up a VP9SK a few months ago and carry it around with me just about everywhere. Besides a good kydex holster and some boxes of gold dots, what additional accessories do you really need for a purely recreational handgun like the little HK volkspistole

    There is no such thing as a recreational pistol in my opinion. I want an RDS readily available spare mags, appropriate holsters etc. Those seem to be harder to get ahold of for the VP series than for the Glocks or sig 320s.

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    Harder to get does not always equal impossible. H&K's usually require more time for shopping for accessories and a little more money.

    You have a good point though, HK is still a bit retrograde when it comes to factory mounts for red dot sights.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eliakim View Post
    Harder to get does not always equal impossible. H&K's usually require more time for shopping for accessories and a little more money.

    You have a good point though, HK is still a bit retrograde when it comes to factory mounts for red dot sights.

    The availability of red dot sights does not bother me because I am color blind and cannot see red well enough to use one. However, if green dot sights become available I may get serious about getting one mounted somehow. We'll see.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Warrior55 View Post
    The availability of red dot sights does not bother me because I am color blind and cannot see red well enough to use one. However, if green dot sights become available I may get serious about getting one mounted somehow. We'll see.
    *ahem* http://lmgtfy.com/?iie=1&q=green+dot+reflex+sight
    Last edited by Faramir2; 06-06-2019 at 07:57 AM. Reason: Got to the point.

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