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HK P9S Cleaning

After function testing and shooting the police trade-on P9S, it’s time to give it a cleaning.  Certainly a unique pistol with an uncommon locking system. It uses the roller-delayed design one finds in the HK MP5 sub gun and G3 battle rifle.  Also like our HK91/G3, it has a fluted chamber. Which I didn’t expect in a pistol.  It breaks …

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VP9 17rd Magazines

HK has finally introduced 17rd magazines for their VP9 / P30 series of pistols. You can tell a 17rd mag by either the 17 witness holes on the back. Or the orange follower. Which personally I think is a nice touch.  I run a Taylor Freelance magwell on my VP, so these bases will need to be switched out for …

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HK P9S Police Surplus

Centerfire Systems was blowing out some foreign police surplus pistols. The HK P9S.  Don’t know much about these, but the price was too good to pass up. We would NEVER pay HK market prices for discontinued P9S rack-grade guns. Glad to see it worked. Now we’ll need to figure out how to take it down and clean it for long-term …

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3 Second Par Time

Blowing the dust off the VP9 and playing with a 3 second par time. And the video tells the tale: I need to work on one handed shooting in general. Throwing stuff left and right.  Ugh.  Sincerely,  Marky www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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HK VP9 17rd Magazines

HK is now shipping 17 round mags direct to customers. They seem just as well made as the 15rd models. Other than the round count on the back, the only obvious difference is the bright red follower.  And for me, that’s an upgrade. I’m liking the “new” H&K.  Sincerely,      Marky www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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Crisis Averted

So recently I had to run out of town for some meetings. And about an hour before I was supposed to leave, I had a horrible thought.  “What if the magwell makes my pistol too big for the TSA box?” Well…crisis averted. It fits. With room for a spare mag as well. More to come on this. Lots going on.  …

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VP9 17rd Magazines & RDS Cuts

Well…this “new” Heckler & Koch business model that pays attention to the US market is coming at us fast.  First they made a US style mag release. (FYI, the paddle IS head and shoulders superior but a sign they listen). Second they came out with a VP9 Long Slide kit with O-ring. Third factory 20 round VP magazines.  Now? It’s …

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Real Life CCW Guns

Occasionally when I surf the inter-webs I see photos “supposedly” showing folks’ daily CCW guns. Not sure how they manage to carry their guns and keep ‘em so pretty? I imagine most are in denial as to what “daily” actually, really means.  I know it’s a dead horse I am beating, but hear me out. Look at the news! See …

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HK VP9L & VP9L-B

So while at NRA this year, I happened to see two complete, factory HK VP9L pistols. The standard VP9L with the paddle mag release and the B version with the US button mag release.  Played with both. They seem nice. I didn’t perceive them as being top or front heavy. That was a concern / prejudice I brought with me …

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POTD – Knocking the Stupid Off

Knocking the stupid off my gun. This has been on my CCW for a few weeks since I’ve been too busy to take it off. Did I change my mind? Nope. Still stupid. Has to be in the running as one of the dumbest products ever put on a pistol.      Sincerely,  Marky www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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HK VP9 Wear Update

Someone wanted to see a video of the VP9 Wear instead of photos. So…here you go. I haven’t checked my record, but I “think” we are on 3 years of carry and use? Or damn near? But I could be wildly off on that estimate. Marky John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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Video — Full Speed – Slow Speed Video Test

Full Speed – Slow Speed video test. It is interesting to see your own hands under recoil to pick out every little nuance. Also we were testing how much resolution we would lose in editing. Marky www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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Why I Didn’t Spend Big Money on a G36 Conversion

It has been announced by some US dealers that Heckler & Koch (HK) is bringing some of their MP5 semi-auto based pistols into the US. I guess they are specifically called the SP5K MP5K? Honestly, I am not familiar with all the model and name variations for some of these guns. To me they are MP5’s. Just like how a …

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Video: HK VP40 Is Now Available

The HK VP40 is now out. As many of you know, we are huge fans of the VP9 (so far). I see the 40 as a logical next step. There are many LEO groups who run the 40 and this would enable them to much more easily transition should they desire to stay within a caliber group. Will I run …