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Offline BlueGrips

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I am really loving this new gun, P9S.
« on: October 09, 2005, 12:46:00 AM »
Old, that is; a used H&K P9S 9mm. This one is a '77 vintage in excellent condition but it rivals all my current guns for being the most accurate. Not bad at all for an old timer!




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Re: I am really loving this new gun, P9S.
« Reply #1 on: October 09, 2005, 04:19:14 PM »
Strange looking mag release - which way does it operate?
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Re: I am really loving this new gun, P9S.
« Reply #2 on: October 09, 2005, 10:08:01 PM »
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Strange looking mag release - which way does it operate?

Chris: It's the same butt release as the R9S.

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Re: I am really loving this new gun, P9S.
« Reply #3 on: October 09, 2005, 10:52:35 PM »
R9SCARRY,

You may be referring to the lever on the frame, behind the trigger...  That is the cocking lever.  Although the P9S can be fired in double action mode, the cocker allows you to fire in single action mode after a depression on the lever with your thumb.  To decock, you apply the safety -- then pull the trigger.

It is definitely a right hander's gun, unlike HK's later creation -- the P7, which is a lefty's dream (at least it is for me).  Like the P7, the fixed barrel and polygonal bore makes the P9S extemely accurate.

My German police surplus P9S was not in near as good of shape finish-wise, compared to Cuteo's (I'm jealous).  So, mine is off to A.R.S for refinish in HK black.
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Re: I am really loving this new gun, P9S.
« Reply #4 on: October 09, 2005, 10:58:01 PM »
Ahh - thx both for the elucidation - it explains the odd shape of what I took to be a mag release.  I looked for a heel release but it is hard to make out.

I am very HK ignorant I admit! ;)
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Re: I am really loving this new gun, P9S.
« Reply #5 on: October 09, 2005, 11:40:43 PM »
Fly: I should be the jealous one of all those sweet H&Ks you got!

Chris: The design of this gun is a very "interesting". Massad Ayoob did a writup of it on Guns & Ammo Magzine in 1995. You can view it here: http://www.gunfaqs.org/P9SFAQ/p9sinprint.htm

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Re: I am really loving this new gun, P9S.
« Reply #6 on: October 11, 2005, 05:35:37 PM »
Cuteo - thx for the link - it is indeed an intriguing piece.

I have saved those pages for future ref.

Thx again :)
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