Hk vp70

Discussion in 'Semi-Auto Handguns' started by KBlue, Jul 20, 2010.

  1. KBlue

    KBlue New Member

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    Has anyone ever shot one of these? I saw one used at a shop in south bend Indiana the other day. It was the civilian model. The saleswoman gave me a little history lesson on it, saying it was the first polymer framed pistol and that the military version has 3 shot burst mode and a stock that doubles as a holster. The thing looks uncomfortable as hell to shoot though. What do you think?
     
  2. M14sRock

    M14sRock New Member

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    They were fairly common back in the '80's, and I shot several. The trigger pull was long, gritty and very heavy.

    They are a cool piece of history, but I would only have one as a "usable curiosity". Not for anything serious.

    They were durable and reliable, however.

    What does she want for it?
     

  3. Mr. Bluesky

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    At least one of our regulars owns one, though I can't remember who. I'm sure he'll be along shortly.

    If the price was right, I'd own one just for the history.
     
  4. hemiram

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    I had one, about 1980 or so. It had a very odd trigger, to say the least. It shot ok though. I sold it and took the money and bought a Colt Combat Commander. I should have kept the Vp70, as the Colt was a huge dog. Not one straight piece on it, and it jammed constantly.

    I think this would be a good collectible just for being the first polymer gun.
     
  5. KBlue

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    $675 if i remember correctly. I wish I had that amount of money to spare.
     
  6. ROGER4314

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    I shot a VP-70 in the 70's. It had the heaviest trigger of any pistol I have ever fired. The guy who had it ordered it and we all used it one time. I'd estimate a 15-17 pound trigger pull. It got swapped off pronto.

    Interestingly enough, the VP-70 was the grand daddy runner of the Glock in trigger function using striker and no manual safeties and in the use of a Polymer frame. It was way ahead of it's time.

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