Nice. Thanks for the impressions BB.I actually handled one yesterday in a gun store.
Ergonomics are excellent....really really good.
The pistol is about the size of the PPQ and I did not think the bore axis appeared as high as say a USP.
Very well put together...typical HK build quality.
The mag release levers are different than those on the USP. Hard to describe but I thought they were easier to activate and maybe faster.
The trigger? Maybe not as good as the PPQ but better than the Glock. ten times better than the LEM on the P-30 I borrowed once and miles above any USP's trigger I have ever tested. I could totally live with it. Most people that can handle any Glock trigger will love the VP9's trigger.
The price is totally right...599 at the store I was in. The VP9 I handled belonged to a guy that just ordered it and got it in.
I will have to say that oh hell yeah....when I get back from my summer trip next week...I will be seriously looking at getting one of these.
This is probably the only thing I have seen that makes me even remotely want to move away from the Glock 19. The ONLY thing.
It appears that HK has done what many of us always wanted - give us a striker fired pistol with a good trigger and less than the 800-1000 dollar typical HK price tag.
That's pretty much what happened with my PPQ which is actually a little smaller than the VP9.I watched MAC's video the other day. Looks like a nice enough pistol but considering the size it won't come close to replacing my 19, MAYBE a 17 but in reality it would just sit next to my 17 as another 9mm range toy.
I really like the trigger in my P30LS. After about 500 rounds the SA is SWEET - crisp, no grit, and just a tiny bit of travel that I like and yes I shoot very well with it. I just installed the Wolf 10 LB hammer spring on it yesterday and now the DA is pretty sweet also. Hoping to take it to the range this weekend to try out with the new hammer spring installed. No doubt that the reset on my PPQ is much shorter but my P30L reset is about the same, maybe a little longer, than my classic P series SIGs and is no problem for me.I like a good trigger, no doubt about it, but I know just dry firing my P30 the trigger just feels OK. Then when I shoot a mag at a target and I get one hole I decide I like the trigger after all.
That would make it more serious. Thats one reason i never warmed up to the PPQ. It wasn't a total platform. Had they come out with PPQ subcompact i might have considered the gun more. Thats why i say for me S&W M&P and Glocks are the best money can buy. Its not just one model of one gun.I'm still waiting for the P30 sk. The VP9 will come out in different calibers first.... if they are like every other line on the planet. I don't see a VP9 sk any time soon. Now if they were REALLY serious about civilian sales... as evident by the VP9, a VP9 sk released soon would be a grand slam.