Several weeks ago I had a bit of time to do some range work before having to teach a lowlight handgun class. I decided to make use of the time by doing a bit of comparison between my VP9 and my Glock 22 that has a Trijicon RMR02 installed. During this time I was using a Lone Wolf Distributors 40-9 conversion barrel.
I started the comparison by warming up with some static shooting from around 10 yards. There was no real difference, accuracy-wise, between the guns at this point and I didn’t have any issues moving between the optic and irons.
I next moved over to some steel I had set up and shot several iterations of Ken Hackathorn’s “Snake” drill using 55 gallon drums as the barriers to move around. On the first few runs I would stop beside each barrel in order to shoot but then progressed to moving during all shots (minus the final point which is shot stationary). During each of these runs I found myself slightly faster with the VP9. While the VP9 is lighter, the difference in speed was due to me trying to perfect the image of the dot on the steel when using the Glock. The difference in times wasn’t huge; but was noticeable enough to me.
I finally move to a walk-back drill on the steel. It was here that the Glock blew the VP9 out of the water. I made it back to approximately 50 yards before missing with the VP9 while I was back roughly 75 yards with the Glock before my first miss happened. With the Glock I was significantly faster on each shot since I wasn’t having to deal with the cumbersome factory iron sights found on the VP9.
So which pistol was better that day? I’ll have to give the hat tip to the VP9 but the two pistols are excellent performers for me at this point.