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1911"ish" gun part 2

Discussion in 'General Firearms Forum' started by K00R, Aug 14, 2012.

  1. K00R

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    Well too the guys that posted all the options on my question on a gun that would afford me a high thumb grip like you can use on a 1911 and not interrupt slide lock operations I say thanks. I made my decision and for my Nighthawk trade (I can only imagine the **** storm from custom 1911 guys right now, but in ALL honesty that Nighthawk performed just as well as my TRP Operator, the only difference is Nighthawk costs more...) I bought 3 HK's.

    He only had one in stock of coarse, the more popular carry sized Hk P30. I decided to grab her anyway, since some days on my job I need a smaller framed gun for the non suit and tie contracts.

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    Chambered 9x19 I had her out to the range this morning. Burned 300 rounds through it, she shoots like a dream, you can get a super high thumb grip and the nice low bore axis, I can feel the difference between it and higher bore axis guns even in 9x19mm.

    On order I have a p30L .40 cal and an HK45. Thanks for all the input and suggestions guys.

    I ordered the other two with the thumb safeties as well.
     
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  2. WoodenPlank

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    You actually found a P30S in 9mm? :wow:

    I have yet to see one in person, only in .40.

    Now if only HK would get off their ass and offer it in 357SIG.
     

  3. K00R

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    EDIT: actually come to think of it... I don't think HK offers any .357 Sig configurations do they? I'm no HK expert... These will be my first 3.



    Yep, I was surprised to see her too, I've seen both calibers but only ever seen them in shops in the decocker only configuration. It was kind of a wow that's convenient that my local shop had a thumb safety model like I wanted the day I came in to trade and order them kinda thing... (he normally only has the decocker model in the P30 and P30L) I don't mind 9mm that much, in a good duty HP like Hornady Duty, or Speer's Lawman it's rather effective. So I got it
     
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    Threy used to offer handguns in 357SIG, but I think it's been pretty much elimintated from the HK lineup now. Someone out there is making 357SIG barrels for the P30S in .40, though.
     
  5. K00R

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    That's odd. Have you considered the .40 anyway? You'll have to forgive me the only .357 I've ever shot was a revolver, and they don't disperse recoil like auto's so I don't know the felt recoil of a .357 compared to a .40 I know as far as ballistics the two rounds are near identical (as well as controlled lab ballistic gel environments can show anyway)
     
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    Terminal ballistics are similar, but external ballistics are not. 357SIG has a slightly different (most would say softer) recoil impulse than .40, as well. Plus, I already carry a 229 in 357SIG, hence my wish for a P30S in the same. Other than ammo availablility, I don't see a single reason to switch to .40 for my preferences. All of my semis are 9mm and 357SIG.
     
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    Hmm thanks for the info. Maybe I'll try a .357 Auto one day. I don't mind .40 that much, but myself and many others have agreed that it has a more aggressive felt recoil then 45 ACP so I suppose I could imagine .357 being more pleasant. Good choice on the Sig 229 by the way, they're a nice piece.
     
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    Check over on HK PRO. I don't know for sure if there are 357SIG barrels out there for the P30L in .40, but the guys there would know for sure. If so, you'd be a barrel and ammo swap away from having a P30LS in 357SIG.