Originally Posted by jjones45
No one can argue that the p30 is a great weapon, but superior is always going to be an subjective argument. Besides the very pleasing aesthetics of the pistol, the grip is where this pistol shines. Many say the most comfortable grip in the handgun world is the p30 and I agree. With the replaceable backstraps and side panels this gun is innovative with that extra custom option. I just wonder why hk stopped with just the side panels and backstraps and just didn't add replaceable frontstraps as well for a full 360 degree customizable grip. Those features with hk's proven performance and reliability make the p30 one of the best pistols made IMHO. Honestly my hk collection would be a lot larger if the price of these pistol were a little better competitively priced in the poly gun market. Poly frames are suppose to cut down on machining time and cost, but hk doesn't think so. I think that's almost the only complaint I hear regularly about hk, the cost
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I believe I did state in my post that not everyone would feel the same way I do about my P30 being a "superior" weapon. I actually own two P30's and have been shooting pistols for over forty years. IMHO the HK's are still a superior weapon to the Glocks but only in how they feel and how well they're made & perform right out of the box. I've been doing work on my own handguns for over three decades and I have not seen better quality than HK in a factory pistol (I've seen equal but not better). HK was the first to introduce polymer framed pistols over four decades ago and they've been followed by many since. For me to get either of my Glocks to shoot even close to my HK I spent another $400 to $500 after unboxing them. Both shoot great just not quite as accurately as my P30's. However, for self-defense \ combat situations I would not hesitate to call on my Glocks or my HK's. The bottom line for me just boils down to the little bit of a better feel and slight performance edge my P30's offer and nothing more. In fact, I have shot many Sigs over the years that shot well and were darned high quality so I can see why there are a lot of Sig guys & gals around. In fact, I just tried the new Springfield XDS 9mm with extended mags and I was impressed. The flush mags did not work for me but the extensions made the grade.
Safe & Fun Shootin' Everybody !! Oh, here's my other P30 (V3S) 9mm