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H&K P30 in .40

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by riceboy72, Feb 1, 2010.

  1. riceboy72

    riceboy72 Active Member

    Jan 14, 2008
    Western Washington
    My local gun shop just put the new H&K P30 in .40 on the shelf over the weekend and it seems to be the long awaited addition to the great, yet pricey, line of H&K pistols.

    I love the way it felt in my hand am seriously considering buying it, but there's very little to nothing written up on it since it just came out. I had a P2000 and loved the pistol, but sold it after not being happy with the way the mags fit and then rattled around when I walked. I'm not sure if the P30's do the same thing, but the one I held tonight seemed to be put together tightly.

    Any THR members have this gun and if so, thoughts? I know the P30 in 9mm has done very well and many have opined it is one of the most ergonomic pistols on the market, but I'm wondering if anyone's had a go with the .40. Any thoughts or feedback would be appreciated before I wander in there and plunk down a chunk of change on another pistol.
    Last edited: Feb 1, 2010
  2. CPshooter

    CPshooter Participating Member

    Nov 6, 2006
    I'm sure the .40 is every bit as reliable and accurate as the 9mm, but I'm personally not a fan of the ambi-safety. Also, the slide release levers are longer (they extend further back) than the 9mm P30. I don't know if this was a good idea unless you have short fingers.

    Btw, that rattling sound was probably your right slide release lever, not the mag. The P2000 is notorious for that rattle that comes from the right slide release lever. My P2000sk is the same way. You can actually take the right lever off completely and just use the left one. If you do that then there's no more rattle.

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