Some reviews of the H&K VP9 are a little over the top: some say it is the best pistol they've ever shot and there's never been anything like it in the pistol world. It is excellent but there’s more to the story and a real review. Most of the hype is crap, makes me laugh, and I have to address it in this GRV. To prove the points an honored, highly successful TNP HOF pistol goes head to head against the VP9 here. Maybe it's THIS pistol that set these polymer standards years before the VP9. You will have to have a grasp of 1st and 2nd Cool to understand the discussion and have some maturity to benefit from this review (sometimes a rarity on the internet with the armchair elitists). With those requirements in mind, I'll give the VP9 and its other caliber successors full credit in its design excellence (it is superb). But nonsense and the purported superiorly of the VP design is debunked here, unlike most other reviews on the gun that advance such things. In the end the focus will be on value and marketing image against the shown HOF competitive offering. You decide how to best spend your money...this may help. Likability posted at 60K or so.