HK P30 or Sig 229

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by bowerj, Oct 22, 2010.

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HK 30 or Sig 229 40 cal. for CCW

  1. HK P30

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    50.7%
  2. Sig 229

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    49.3%
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  1. Zundfolge

    Zundfolge Member

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    It would depend on where the SIG came from.

    German SIG > HK > US Made SIG
     
  2. gtmtnbiker98

    gtmtnbiker98 Member

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    P30 without a second thought. The P30 will not require the extreme lubrication maintenance as a Classic Sig pistol. The aluminum frame found on Sigs are too fragile and will suffer extreme wear if not properly lubricated.

    The HK, on the other hand, will run wet or dry without negative impact on the firearm.
     
  3. MK11

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    Yes, watch out for those aluminum frames! They practically fall apart right in the holsters of all those Navy SEALs and SAS operators.

    Shoot 'em both and see which you prefer. Those are two high-ticket items and you owe it to yourself to try them. I'd go for a Sig P229 E2 myself.
     
  4. bowerj

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    Which trigger variants are currently available on the P30. So far all the shops i've called only have the SA/DA in stock but can order an LEM. They cant tell me which variants they are though.
     
  5. P30shtr

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    Mine is a v2 (LEM). That is the most common stateside although, there are like 6 or 7 different trigger variants. Check out HK's website for exact details. Most likely if you would order an LEM version, 9x outta 10 its gonna be v2. I believe its around 7# pull. One of the nice things about H&K firearms is that the triggers are very customizable. Like I said, mine is v2 but, by contacting H&K and ordering a couple springs it could be changed to v1 or v4 quite easily ( trigger return spring and firing pin block spring I believe). If you can stand to wait rather than just take what they have on the shelf I highly recommend getting the LEM. After all this this talk/posts do you find yourself leaning more one way or another? I think I said it before but... check out HKpro for more info than you can stand.
     
  6. Guns and more

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    I have a P-30 and it is the finest firearm I own.

    Sigs are reliable, but don't fit my hand as well.
     
  7. el Godfather

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    I was going to post this thread, but after a quick search I found that it already exists.

    I have been using P30 for a year now and I was wondering if I need to add the SigP229 to my arsenal. Does is it offer anything above and beyond P30?
     
  8. memphisjim

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    My next pistol will be a p30 or p30l don't know which one yet
     
  9. mio

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    i voted for the hk because ive handled one and loved it. the only reason i didnt buy it was that i didnt see and .357sig barrels for it when i did a search.

    ive never handled the sig.
     
  10. iron maiden

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    If you're wanting a sub compact for CCW, you could try the H&K P2000SK....or wait for the Sig P224 to hit the shelves.
     
  11. 2ndamd

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    Glock .... haha
    Just kidding :)
    I like the sig better than the hk.
     
  12. ExMachina

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    the p30 is the "better" of the two...but they're both fantastic pistols
     
  13. Jed Carter

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    H&K night sights are not tritium (at least all that I have seen), they need light to charge, SIG is just a better choice IMO. I do have to admit, I almost decided to use a P30L 9mm for a USPSA production pistol, went with a G34 Glock instead. Wanted to use the H&K HK45 as a home defense pistol but could not get past the cheap glow in the dark sights. One would think at H&K's prices they would have real night sights, for the money they fall short.
     
  14. skt239

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    I love the P30 but I've never been able to justify the price. It's even harder to consider now that the PPQ is out there.
     
  15. sigarms228

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    Having tried the P30 I much prefer and own the P229 which really tames the .40 cartridge, has a great trigger, and is extremely accurate. With the G10 grips on my P229 it is perfect.

    The P30 is lighter however. But if I wanted a lighter .40 poly pistol it would be the Walther PPQ without a second thought.
     
  16. ExMachina

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    wouldn't call that apples to apples--one's hammer fired one striker fired. a quality hammer fired pistol is always going to be more costly to produce.
     
  17. Curare

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    Not true. Arguments with absolutes such as "always" are easily defeated. Case in point: P7M8.
     
  18. johnnydollar

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    Tritium sights will degrade over time, eventually needing to be replaced. HK claims that their "rechargeable" night sights will never need to be replaced.
     
  19. ExMachina

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    Whatever. H&K always finds a way to render a simple concept unaffordable :D
     
  20. skt239

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    I should have added its the P30's ergo's that I really love about the P30.
     
  21. ExMachina

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    you're right about that, though from what other people report, the PPQ comes close to duplicating the feel of the p30.
     
  22. ritepath

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    I love my 40 Cal 229.
     
  23. el Godfather

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    I have P30 and now strrongly considering 229 as well.
     
  24. 12131

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    hk p30
     
  25. wild cat mccane

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    Actually, you have that backwards. The P99(15 years old)/PPQ (around Europe for years as the P99RAD) were copied by HK.

    HK P30 comes close to the ergos of the P99. :D
     
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