Tell me about the P30

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  1. gunsmoke92

    gunsmoke92

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    I found a very nice P30 today. It's a double action only in .40. I've had USP's before, and they were alright, but this one feels really good and points naturally. What are your thoughts?
     
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    It's an outstanding gun. I picked up a P30 .40 about a month ago and put 200 rounds through it since then. Very easy to shoot in da/sa, very managable recoil, and quick sight reacquisition. As you already found out it's a natural pointer.

    If you didn't pick it up, do it now. You wont be disappinted.
     
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    Ovid, thanks for your reply. I know I'm basing this on your reply alone, but I called the shop and had them set it aside. I'm a .40 guy, and having something the quality of an H&K in this platform thrills me to no end. Thanks again.
     
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    I prefer the USP.

    I think it’s just a stronger, tougher, and better shooting gun.
     
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    I’m always looking for a P-30 on sale somewhere. I can find good deals on VP-9’s and 40’s but never a P-30. The P-30 I handled at my LGS had a really nice trigger.
     
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    My P30's shoot great and they do feel fine in the hand, with the adjustable grip it makes it easy to customize. Maybe not the highest quality of the HK line but for me they are plenty good. I've never had a failure in shooting my P30's. Go for it, I don't think that you'll regret it.
     
  7. gunsmoke92

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    bac, I understand what you're saying. I've had a couple USP's. They shot fine, very good firearms, but didn't seem to fit me well. The P30 just fits me better.
     
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    michael_b Elementary, my dear Watson.

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    My P30 9mm is great. Awesome trigger pull in single action. Decocking lever is interesting. Interchangeable grip panels/back straps were a godsend. Points well. No, not a professional model lie a USP, P30s and VP9 are more consumer models.

    Interchangeable magazines between the P30/VP9/P2000. Not sure about .40.

    The VP9 seems to fit me better than my P30, but it’s a great gun.
     
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    Wow, I never thought of the p30 being a cheaper consumer model vs. professional model. Maybe the vp9, yeah. But the p30 Seems to have been a continual upgrade over the years.


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    What's a good price on these? H&K's are never cheap, but what's reasonable?
     
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    glowrod Fightin' Fire

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    I recently bought a like new P30L off Armslist that came with extras for $500. I've seen a 40cal listed a while back for $450 that I thought was a pretty good deal.
     
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    I just picked up a like new P30 on GB for 399.00
     
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    That’s a smoking deal, I felt great about mine at $499! It’s a V1 40.
     
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    I may have to work them a bit, they're asking $550. Gun, case, papers, back straps, lock, and 3 mags. This is pretty much what they go for around here, but I think they'll drop it a bit.
     
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    Love my 9MM HK P30L but it is DA/SA which I personally like better than LEM for non CCW use. By far my favorite hammer fired 9MM HK pistol line and typical HK quality with very high reliability and durability. I tried USP series and did not like or shoot well. My HK45 is another wonderful pistol and with looks and ergos very similar to the HK45.

    Of course the P30 in .40 sells at a discount to the 9MM P30 that are getting difficult to find these days. I have seen P30 in .40 under $500 online.
     
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    The LGS held it for me until I could get in and put some money on it. It's not only complete as far as box, backstraps, side panels, three mags, and paperwork, but a bag of snap caps as well. It should be home by the end of the month. :)
     
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    They are awesome. I have four in 9mm, all with LEM triggers and manual safeties (plus one HK45 as their big brother). LOL! They are great guns and one of the most ergonomic guns you can buy in my opinion.
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    I bought a P30L (no manual safety) in 9mm light LEM brand new a few years back.

    I paid right around a grand. They have come way down in price.
     
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    What? LEM can have a manual safety? Did you have to buy a hammer kit or something? I really want an LEM version in 40 with a manual safety as my first carry gun, but have never seen them in that configuration, even on HKs site.
     
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