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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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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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That Was Ugly

Just shooting a modified head-shot standard since that is the target I had in the truck.  Frankly it could have gone better. Going to have to tighten it up.      Sincerely,  Marky www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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Epoxy Grip Flake-Off

One of the downsides to using the epoxy solution on the VP9 is that is seems to be susceptible to falling off.  Not sure “exactly” when this happened, but I do know the day it happened. And I believe it came off due to recoil while shooting.  NBD as long as it ALL doesn’t fall off.      Sincerely,  Marky …

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Always Save The Mojo

Outtake from a range session this weekend.  It’s goofy.  It’s short. And most of you it will be lost on.  However…I thought it was a good opportunity to make a point. Especially for the less experienced shooters. We all want perfection. We all want it done right. We all want it to go off without a hitch: The grip, the …

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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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HK20 Round Mag / Magwell Footprint

Someone asked how far does the Taylor Freelance Base pad extend from the TF magwell? Additionally I have included the footprint of the HK Factory 20rd magazine.  I don’t use the 20’s for carry currently. The TF magwell and extended base pads are used for daily CCW and have been for months.    Sincerely,  Marky www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having …

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VP9 Grip Project

Marky decided he wanted a more aggressive grip on his VP9. He ordered a spare set of grip panels so we didn’t have to use the current stippled ones. I used a liquid two part epoxy and some tumbling media. The end result is more like aggressive, permanent skateboard tape.      Freeze www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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VP9 Magwell Opened Up

Just going to give you the highlights on this: Even with magwell on board, there are still collisions.  Not quite done filing. But functional.  SIG P320 doesn’t need this bull$hit.  And all this drama for a 15 round OEM magazine.  Fuck. Me.  If the VP didn’t have such a good trigger and fully ambi controls? Who in their right mind …

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Slide-Stop Rust: VP9

Carry guns get dirty and rusty. Our regulars know how I feel about photos of cherry daily CCW guns. But…I saw something a few days ago that did catch my attention: It seems I have rusted the underside of the VP9 slide-stop.  Whoops.  I guess that begets a questions and answers one. The latter being? Is the slide-stop on this …

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VP9 Base Pads

Well…it was inevitable. If I am running a real mag-well for the VP9, I will need to run extended mags. Unfortunately I have not found a plus-anything that is satisfactory for duty-level carry.  So…I had to break down and just buy some extended plates for regular capacity reloads, and address extended capacity later.  Initial impressions are ok. Not great. Just …

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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 20 Round Magazine Dry Practice

So in between live-fire exercises, I took a few minutes to familiarize myself with the 20 round, factory, HK, VP9 magazine. You’d think it wouldn’t be that big of a transition. And it’s not. But it defiantly isn’t the same (for me anyway) as grabbing and stuffing a 15 round mag into the pistol.  While this isn’t cool, or sexy …