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A HK VP9. I am a big fan of the Springfield XDm line and it's the pistol I'm best with but the grip and the trigger won this time.
I had intentions of getting a full size .40 caliber XDm to go with my 3.8 Compact and spotted the VP9. I have been curious since they came out and it doesn't disappoint. I got it yesterday, cleaned It and went to the range.
Trigger is very nice and reset is very good. I got mine with the TruDot night sights on but there was a problem, they were off center. The pistol hadn't been dropped or anything but I was consistently hitting left. It was a great group at 7 yards but all left. I finally put it on a rest and brought the target to 5 yards. Left, left, left. A few taps though and I was on. This is the first pistol I've had that wasn't on. Anyways, the VP9 is a great pistol. Very light and easy to shoot. Still thinking about a full size XDm though. Hahaha
 

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Congrats on the HK.
 
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Hope it gets fixed for ya'.
 
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Having owned a few XDM's and owning and carrying a VP9 be assured you made the right choice and stepped up to a better gun. I've got the same gun with the night sights and it's excellent in all respects.

Not knocking the XDM as I think they're good guns, but the HK is better.

Congrats!
 
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Congratulations!
 
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It looks like a great gun, but there's no VP45. ;)
 
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Congrats on the new pistol! It's odd that the sights weren't right from the jump, but it sounds like you have it all sorted out now.

But I do have one serious question: Where are 'da PICS, man!?
 

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I shot a rental VP9 at the range last week and it was scary accurate, even in my hands.

I plan on shooting it a couple more times to make sure it wasn't a fluke and then it may be time to grab one.

Congrats.
 

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Fixed it myself with a few taps from a small rubber hammer and a punch. No marks on the sight either, duct tape is a wonderful product.
 

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I'll get some pictures taken.
The sights were a mystery to me also, never had a problem with any other new pistol I've bought.
Not a problem though, I have just always remembered the word "FORS".
Front Opposite Rear Same.
 

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Did you have anyone else shoot it?

Odds are, it's you, not the sights.

And congrats in the VP9; I'd take one over a XDm all day every day...
 

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Did you have anyone else shoot it?

Odds are, it's you, not the sights.

And congrats in the VP9; I'd take one over a XDm all day every day...
I did have someone else shoot it and they were left too. I eventually put in on a rest and found out it was the sights.
I understand left/low left if you're newer or possibly changing pistols (DA/SA to striker or vice versa) but I wasn't and I've done it with my Sigs and other striker pistols. They were off and this was the first time I've seen this. LEM had me shooting low/left and I did the same thing, put it on a rest. I saw that it was dead on and that it was me.
First time for everything and no one is perfect. Easy fix.
 

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It's good that the gun found a home where it could be fixed, rather than having to send it back in disappointment,.

Nothing we make is perfect. Ever.
 
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probably a good call OP, fixing the sights yourself...I was a devout "Koch-head" for a looong time...and their immortal saying: HK--because you suck and we hate you...is a very apt dissection of dealing with their Customer Service...

That being said, the VP-9 is on my radar...they make a .40 version and I am on that like a stripper on an 8-ball! :lol:
 
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probably a good call OP, fixing the sights yourself...I was a devout "Koch-head" for a looong time...and their immortal saying: HK--because you suck and we hate you...is a very apt dissection of dealing with their Customer Service...

That being said, the VP-9 is on my radar...they make a .40 version and I am on that like a stripper on an 8-ball! :lol:
I have heard their CS got a lot better but I've never had to deal with them.
I've owned a USPc, P30, P2000, P2000sk and a 45CT, never had an issue.
I had one issue with one pistol over the years and it was a Sig P224 but I never sent it back.
 

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That's a fine pistola, it's as good as a striker fired gun gets. As for the sights, it happens. I bought a Beretta PX4 and the rear sight was way off to the right, my FFL straightened it up for.
 

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Nice!

Even though I am heavily invested in Glocks...I still want to get a VP-9 some day.
 

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I held one and dry fired it a few times yesterday at the lgs. Very nice and the price is great for an HK. Won't be replacing my M&P9 w/ Apex trigger tho.
 
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