View Full Version : Just pick up a H&K P9s, ended up being a P9, should I still shoot it?

09-08-2010, 5:34 PM
Hi there, I went to Turner yesterday to purchase a H&K P9s on consignment, at least that's what I thought it was, but when I get there, it was actually a P9. I search on the web and HKpro.com, but cannot seems to find much information on it other than there is only 486 of these, and it use G3 mechanism. The gun is near mint condition, just oily, but apparently it has been fire before.

My question is, should I still shoot this gun, or should I put it in the safe as collectible. Also, what is the difference between the P9 and P9s, cannot seems to find much information on it. My last question is, what is the value of this gun. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.

Here are the photos.




Andy Taylor
09-08-2010, 5:42 PM
IIRC the P9 was a SA and the P9s was a DA/SA.
I could be wrong though. I have owned 2 P9s'es over the years but none currently. Nice gun.

09-08-2010, 6:11 PM
Those were the first Glocks. How much?

Shoot it!!

09-08-2010, 6:29 PM
Got it for $650 with 3 mag, no box. I was really expecting a P9s at that price.

09-08-2010, 6:37 PM
id shoot it at least once to see if it works.

09-08-2010, 10:29 PM
I don't think these have all that much collector interest, although I'm willing to be educated. It's a nice gun but there was a reason only a few were made, they were not selling. Go ahead and shoot it, that's what it's made for.

Thanx, Russ

09-09-2010, 9:06 AM
That is a nice find at that price, and you will not likely find another.

The P9 is single action only, P9s is DA/SA.

If it were mine I would probably shoot it once just to check it out and then put it in the safe. There is a limited collector following on these, and the guys who really are into these are usually looking for NIB unfired originals or anything that is difficult to find. Yours is in the difficult to find category.

If you decide to shoot it then it would be a good idea to make sure the recoil buffer is in good shape, the buffer is a piece of soft plastic held in a housing on the frame below the barrel/recoil spring. The buffer is a serviceable part and if the original is still there could be in bad shape, if it is not there then I would not shoot the pistol until it is replaced. Buffers are available, but expensive for what they are.

09-09-2010, 9:19 AM
Safe Queen it until you find the right buyer ;)

09-09-2010, 9:35 AM
Congrats on the purchase..but man, that's one ugly gun..

09-09-2010, 11:34 AM
Thanks for all the information. I really appreciate it.

09-09-2010, 11:43 AM
Congrats on the purchase..but man, that's one ugly gun..

This is a tough crowd.:)I have to agree that just because there aren't many of something the value isn't automatically high. It has to have been desirable in the first place I think. But then again I've been wrong about a lot of stuff.

09-09-2010, 12:05 PM
1 of 486? sounds like a pretty awesome find! :)