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Old July 16th, 2017, 06:15 PM #1
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HK VP9 not so good impressions

Took my newly purchased HK Vp9 to myrtle grove today, cleaning and lubrication was already done prior to outing, and with the first through mag the gun started to choke! Couldn't eject the round, wouldn't lock the slide open, wouldn't even pick up a round several times I was using two different hundred round lots of American Eagle 115grain. Highly disappointed. I know I need to try heavier grain, but it shouldve worked with 115 Federal no issues IMHO.

Rant over sorry guys, messed up my range day.
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Old July 16th, 2017, 06:30 PM #2
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You may need to run in with hotter loads until the recoil spring and slide are better broken in. I've had a similar issue, as have others. It's not uncommon with higher quality firearms. Don't get deterred. Keep feeding it until it works. Try Hornady or hand load something a bit hotter.

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Old July 16th, 2017, 06:40 PM #3
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[QUOTE= It's not uncommon with higher quality firearms. [/QUOTE]

I love this. It is hilarious.
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I love this. It is hilarious.
The price might not be high, but the R&D at HK makes it of above average quality. And a break-in period is pretty standard. I'm happy to help bring you joy, though.

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I wish Mike (boundless) wasn't banned he would tell you exactly how to fix this
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Mike is banned? When did that happen?
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Being a very satisfied VP9 owner and running a couple thousand rounds through a couple different VPs in all kinds of weather and mud, etc, I gotta suggest one of two things...bad luck or operator error.

I've had zero issues to be serious. I haven't heard of anyone else having these kinds of issues with the VP9 either. I ain't saying it didn't happen.

I'm with the poster who said try other ammo. Mine has eaten everything I've fed it...cheap or expensive.

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The price might not be high, but the R&D at HK makes it of above average quality. And a break-in period is pretty standard. I'm happy to help bring you joy, though.

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That gun does not require extra break in time or heavy loads. It is either operator error or there is something wrong with it. Period.
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I've not had any problems with my H&K VP9 either and I've shot it with all kinds of ammo. My guess is that there is something defective with the firearm. I'd send it to the manufacturer for service.

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That gun does not require extra break in time or heavy loads. It is either operator error or there is something wrong with it. Period.
ARMatt seems qualified enough to operate a pistol correctly, so it doesn't sound like OE. Would it not be prudent to try other ammo, higher powered ammo before taking it to a gunsmith/HK or assuming the firearm is defective?

And in your experience it may have not needed break-in, but in the time since you replied I found dozens of forums and complaints online from people facing the exact same problem.

Again, if running it with better ammo doesn't work, then obviously more drastic steps are in order. You can argue with me over it all you want, it doesn't serve Matt whatsoever.

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