We don’t buy all the gun books out there. But when it happens, the tipping point is something that helps us reference information I do not know in my head. The HK books by Larry Vickers fill one of those voids. Here is why.
Generally, HK is a brand I haven’t had much use for.
On a professional level, many of their ergonomic choices leave a lot to be desired. This has always hurt the brand with performance based shooters. HK finally, tacitly, acknowledged this with the release of the VP9 guns. Which I think are very good guns.
But even more importantly, on an interpersonal level, I have found many dedicated HK owners to be strange cats. Specifically something in their character that causes them to gravitate towards fetishism in firearms.
The result is as a group, they send to be insular and unfriendly. One simply can’t talk to them or ask objective questions lest they dog-pile you for not drinking the Cool-aid. And Lord help you in their dedicated internet forums. Biggest bunch of yahoos and Space-Shuttle-Door-Gunners this side of 1986.
So a HK reference book, with lots of interesting pictures showing markings and basic info, and none of the nonsense?
“Shooting Guns & Having Fun”