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    Posted by dakota on April 29, 2021 at 10:57 pm

    After finally getting my purchase permits, shopping around the during whole wait period, and reviewing laws/safe handling practices; I’m at a crossroads for personal defense (possible eventual CC) and range shooting (nothing crazy going on in my area, though, there doesn’t need to be right?).

    I plan on buying one HK, both HKs, or a combination of an HK (9mm or 40cal) and one of the others.
    HK VP9-B
    HK VP40
    Walther PPQ M2 (4” barrel 9mm)
    Walther Q5 polymer

    While a reviewer said the PPQ and VP9 are very similar I wouldn’t mind owning both. The Q5 seems a bit flashy for carry but I love the feel and look; and, I feel having a larger caliber as well as the 9mm is probably practical. Any thoughts or opinions on these choices/combinations?

    Thanks in advance

    dakota replied 1 year, 9 months ago 2 Members · 3 Replies
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  • TheGunslingerStory

    April 29, 2021 at 10:57 pm

    The VP9 is an amazing handgun, it’s fully ambi, comes with both interchangeable bsck and side straps to fit your hand size, and are extremely reliable.

    I really recommend getting your first handgun is 9mm instead of .40. 9mm holds more rounds in the mag, has less recoil snap, and outside of the current pandemic is almost always much cheaper per round which makes training more affordable. You mentioned buying multiple, I would pick one, and put the rest of the money into ammo and training, will make you shoot way better than another gun. Once you’re proficient look towards another one for fun/carry/etc.

  • RussianBotOnUnicycle

    April 29, 2021 at 10:57 pm

    Go to your local range and shoot both if you haven’t already. As for wanting a 9 and 40 most companies use the same frame for 9 and 40 and then use a different frame for 45/10mm, you could save some cash by buying an aftermarket barrel. It wouldn’t surprise me in the future if companies stop making 40 cal pistols all together in the next 10 years reference Glock.

  • Egmarga

    April 29, 2021 at 10:57 pm

    You do you brother.
    Imo you better get some more range time and, if possible, some quality training on CC. As for gun choices, it’s always ideal to actually shoot them before deciding to purchase. Online reviews and videos can only offer so much.

    But then again, so can internet advice 😉