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Old 09-03-2012, 22:52   #2
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Originally Posted by batward1 View Post
I picked up a new H&K P30L and a Glock 23 Gen 4 (both are 40's) this past Friday. Sunday afternoon I took both pistols to the range for the initial firing. I was shooting Winchester 180 gr FMJ target loads picked up from a local store. I was shooting at 25 yards. I would shoot 12 rounds through each gun. Look at the targets and rest. Mind you, I'm a rifle and musket shooter. The 23 would hit the target a heck of a lot more than the P30. Actually, I hardly hit the target with the P30. The 23 would place a min of 9 hits out of 12 shots on the target with a total of 12 out of 12 one time. It seemed that the 23 worked better right out of the box.
So my question(s) is/are, is the 180 gr loads okay or is 165gr loads they way to go? Is there a break in routine for the P30? I'm just a little confused on the initial performance of each firearm verses the price difference of the two. I'm looking for some help, guidance, direction. I really love the look and feel of the P30. I'm glad I purchased it. I will eventually get the P30 to shoot great. Thanks for any info!
is the 180 gr loads okay or is 165gr loads they way to go?
For target shooting 180/165/155 is fine.
For Self Defense I prefer 155/165 gr.

Is there a break in routine for the P30?
If by break in you mean reliability? No there isn't.
It's like a Glock and is reliable right out of the box.
The gun will get a little smoother with a few rounds through her.
Lube and shoot like any new gun.

I'm just a little confused on the initial performance of each firearm verses the price difference of the two.
My P30 40 LEM is near match accurate.
You didn't mention what Variant you have?
Whichever it is you can get optional springs to enhance the
trigger that would likely improve your accuracy.
Check HKparts for parts and HKPro forum for instructions.

My P30 is LEM V2.
I converted to a LEM V1 with a crisp, clean 4.4 lbs trigger.
It's very much like a Glock with a Ghost 3.5 connector now.
Adding some quality NS you like may help your shooting too.

Good luck.

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