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Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Javelin, Feb 28, 2009.

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  1. Javelin

    Javelin Member

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    What the heck did I just purchase? :rolleyes:

    I will post a range report when I get a chance. Anyone have any words to say (good or bad) about the P30 V3? It seems to fit the hand like a glove. De-cocker on the back is an interesting design :D

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  2. David E

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    It's still an HK.

    Long, heavy trigger pull, long reset with a long take up. Further, the grooves at the bottom of the triggerguard where your trigger finger rides will likely wear two tracks in said finger until a callous is built up. Add to that, a high bore axis.

    It should be accurate tho, once you get past all that.
     
  3. SeanMTX

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    Yeah...I think David is crazy.


    You got a meticulously engineered pistol with, while horrible customer service, a storied history.

    Trigger is average...not custom 1911, not Ruger SP9/Glock.

    Accuracy is outstanding, carry capability is average, weight is great...overall a very good gun!

    Hope you got it for a good price.
     
  4. crushbup

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    It looks icky. It out-uglies the GLOCK.
     
  5. MaterDei

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    Just because it looks like a Hi-Point doesn't make it one! HKs have a great reputation. I'm sure it will be a fine shooter.
     
  6. xwingband

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    Dang you people are harsh...

    IMO it's dang sexy and looks nothing like a Hi-point. :barf:

    I just got my P30L today. Screw the noise. It's awesome.

    Yes, the DA is long and hard but it's smooth. The SA is sweet though. It's well put together and the "spiderman" grips are amazing.
     
  7. 10-Ring

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    Hey, if you're that offended, I'll take it off your hands for cheap ;) Think of it as peace of mind & a part of the THR brotherhood! ;)
     
  8. jonnyc

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    "Just because it looks like a Hi-Point..."

    Hah! That's just what I thought when I first saw it!
     
  9. PumpAction

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    David E:

    Which ridges are you referring to? Have you or anyone had an issue with this after brief or prolonged shooting?
     
  10. Big Daddy Grim

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    Love my HKs if it's anything like mine it will be a super shooter.
     
  11. xwingband

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    I believe he's referring to the trench in the trigger guard. Hasn't been and issue for me. Haven't put loads of rounds down mine yet, but even when renting it wasn't an issue.
     
  12. RX-178

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    I hate HK as a company.

    I looooove HK-made firearms.

    I carry a USP Tactical .45 when weather permits. It is an unbelievably sweet shooter.
     
  13. nwilliams

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    I don't think it's all that ugly, certainly not anywhere near as ugly as a Hi Point in my opinion. However when I see the grip the first thing that comes to mine is Batman, not sure why, but that's ok since I'm a Batman fan;)

    Anyway congrats on the new gun and let us know how it works out!

    **Update**

    I just picked up a 45c yesterday and after putting a hundred rounds through it that afternoon I couldn't be more impressed and happy with my purchase. Despite the reputation of the company and the whole "you suck and we hate you" they make some absolutely fantastic firearms and I'm very happy to be an HK owner again.

    Here's a pic of my new HK....
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  14. Cuda

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    If you like it, that's all that matters.


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  15. kwelz

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    I want one of these badly. But I decided to go with a 9MM AR carbine instead. Although I guess I could put on on Layaway. Hmmm.
     
  16. wrc376

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    pop gun
     
  17. usp9

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    I want one too. My HKs are all treasures. Best pistols made today. The grip is some advanced alien technology from Area 51... it's too good to be Human.
     
  18. Bentonville

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    I love mine. Very accurate. Very reliable. Nowadays customer service is fine at HK-USA. Go to HkPro.com and check out what the dedicated folks there have to say. Mostly good. There's a fellow named Travis there that is really knowledgeable, professional, prompt to tend to problems (if there happens to be one) and interested in the customer. I had a P9S tweaked and he was really great. We talked several times on the phone. He replaced some parts that needed it at a very reasonable price and knows his stuff. I also had some night sights installed on a P2000 and the turnaround time was very fast.
    I tried every possible combination of panel and back strap sizes and finally decided on a small panel on palm side, medium on finger side, and small back strap. It is just great. Sights are great for outdoor daylight shooting. The "glow in the dark" feature is nice if the gun has been sitting out in a well-lit room before use but otherwise, useless to me unless I take time to shine my Surefire light on it for 10 seconds.
    The DA, first pull, is long and heavy. That's fine for carry. The single action is good in my opinion. I like the convenient decocker to make the gun safe. I took a newbie out to shoot last week and he really did well. I think he plans on buying one. I hope you enjoy your pistol. You should. You paid enough for the pleasure of owning it.
    Oh yeah. When I first took it to the range I discovered the springs were a little stiff and once in a while a round wouldn't feed. I was using the Walmart Win.Value Pak. I learned to use some Fiocchi or something a little "hotter" than the Winchester White Box for the first time out. I shot about 150 rounds. After that I have not had even a hint of any problem. Just my experience. Good luck with yours.
     
  19. David E

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    Yes, the trench in the triggerguard. If it's not an issue for you, great.

    But the long, hard trigger pull takes a LOT of practice to master. You still have to deal with the long reset, tho. (Other guns share these problems, so it's not just HK)

    Can't do anything about the high bore axis, tho.
     
  20. Howser87

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    While I agree the HK and the Hi Point aren't the best looking guns out there I think they look fine, I actually like the appearance a little better then 1911s.

    That said it still comes down to fit in the hand and how it shoots, looks like a nice gun to me and I can't wait to hear your range report.
     
  21. CPshooter

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    Nice gun! I'm totally jealous. Don't listen to the haters. This forum is made mostly of Glock fan-boys and 1911 guys above all else. You just got yourself one of the finest combat handguns money can buy. I'm sure you will love it. I plan on getting a P30L sometime in the near future.

    Only thing you need to know about the P30 is that it was designed for European police that shoot 9mm ammo which is loaded to higher pressures than the standard 9mm ammo found here in the US. H&K put a stiffer recoil spring in the P30 because of this. Some people have been reporting FTE (stovepipe) issues while the recoil spring is still breaking in. Using higher power self-defense loads made the problem disappear. Either way you should be fine once the spring breaks in. You might want to manually work the slide a few hundred times if you experience this.
     
  22. PumpAction

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    David E and xwingband,

    Thanks for the explanation. I've dry fired after reading your responses and it seems my trigger finger doesn't even come in contact with the trench so that is good. I really believe that some guns just fit people perfect and others don't. I'd really like to handle a P30 to try out the backstraps/grip options and see if they enhance my HK experience further. :D
     
  23. PumpAction

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    Javelin,

    Does that have rails on it for mounting a light or laser? Just wondering as it looks different from the USPs in that respect.
     
  24. Javelin

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    I have been reading the responses on and off today. I must say that I have not been able to put this little firearm down (which is unusual as I generally lose interest fairly quickly). This pistol just has a very natural point of aim.

    As far as looking like a Hi-Point... I am not going to go that far ROFL

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  25. GZOh_Jr

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    nwilliams--I am with you. The gun looks Gothic--perhaps designed by Tim Burton.

    But that said, I would take one.
     
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