HK P30

Discussion in 'Firearms' started by D3R3K, Jan 15, 2011.

  1. D3R3K

    D3R3K New Member

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    Thinking about getting an HK P30 in 9mm. I just love the feel of the grip and being a lefty, I really appreciate the ambidextrous controls.

    Anyone have experience with the LEM trigger? Sounds like a great option, but I have only seen the DA/SA model for sale locally.
     
  2. ARMT Guy

    ARMT Guy Ordinary Average Guy

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    You certainly got that right about the grip! 8)

    I tried one of these out back home last month and was fairly impressed with it. I have a Walther PPS, so I was used to the ambi mag release, but the P30s was rather small though, I thought. The model I fired was a DA/SA version. I'd never seen a decocking switch at the very back end of the slide before. It was a good shooter though.
     

  3. hma153

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    I have an H&K P30 with LEM. Wanna take it for a test run; where ya at?
     
  4. D3R3K

    D3R3K New Member

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    Would love to! I am in Smyrna.
     
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  6. D3R3K

    D3R3K New Member

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    hma153 very generously let me take his HK P30 with the LEM trigger for a test drive! It is a very nice gun! He had it configured with the the small back straps and side panels so I was having a small issue with my trigger finger wrapping a little too far over the trigger when squeezing to fire. Still considering the HKP30, but I really enjoyed his Sig P228. That thing is a tack driver! Super accurate and an extremely short stroke in SA mode. I was also comparing a Glock 17 with these two other 9MMs. It felt pretty good, but I preferred the other two guns to the Glock.

    It was an interesting experience to fire some rounds from one 9mm, then switch to another, and then another back-to-back. Made for a great comparison and helped me narrow down what I want to purchase.

    I am considering the HK P30, but questioning if the DA/SA model and the larger grip will resolve my issue with the trigger. If not, I will likely get a Sig P229.
     
  7. D3R3K

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    Thanks again hma153! It was a pleasure meeting such a great guy!
     
  8. hma153

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    Glad you enjoyed them, and it was a pleasure meeting you too. :righton:
     
  9. ARMT Guy

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    Good condition SIG 228s can be found and for surprisingly low prices. I've seen guys who've picked them up in the mid $500 or so range. It was also my first pistol. 8)

    Since you're considering the 229, IIRC, the versions chambered in .40 S&W and .357 SIG will also accept a 9mm conversion barrel as well. I'm not sure if the 9mm model can take the larger barrels/mags or not, though. :?

    So, if you got the 229 in say... .40 for example, then you could simply buy the other caliber barrel/s you wanted and shoot mulitple calibers from the same pistol! :D SIG also sells .22 conversion kits for the 229, ( among other models ) so you could fire up to four different calibers. 8)

    Just food for thought... :wink: :)
     
  10. D3R3K

    D3R3K New Member

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    That is some great info! hma153 was telling me the same thing. Really sells the Sig!
     
  11. D3R3K

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    I ended up getting the H&K P30 DA/SA model. The larger grips resolved my issue with the trigger. The trigger in the SA mode is also similar to the the P228/9 (although not quite as crisp). I can't wait to get back to the firing range and test it out!
     
  12. RepeatDefender

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    New gun(s) without the required pr0n??? C'mon man...we need the pics to drool over :righton:
     
  13. D3R3K

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    Here you go!

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