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Discussion in 'Heckler & Koch Forum' started by indy36, Dec 22, 2013.

  1. indy36

    indy36 New Member

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    Picked up a H&K P30LS today. Came with night sights, holster, 5 mags, and 4 mag holders. It's my first HK.
     
  2. Mouser

    Mouser Active Member

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    enjoy! HK does not seem to garner the fan fare of other guns, but I have a USP compact and it is a fine, fine weapon! I don't know that I have ever read anything negative about one...the only other brand I can say that about is SIG
     

  3. indy36

    indy36 New Member

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    I think the only thing negative to say is they cost a lot. The high price limits sales, with people opting for one gun with ammo or even two guns.

    I thought the gun would be good for IDPA. It's a long slide model and can be 'cocked n locked'. It's my home defense gun as well. The grip and how you can change the back straps as well as the side pieces is nice. I moved off my Glock 34 for this gun by and large because it fits my hand so much better than the Glock. I'm curious to see how it does next year when IDPA starts again.

    My initial opinion is it's a dang fine handgun.
     
  4. Jagermeister

    Jagermeister New Member

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    A real polymer pistol.;)
     

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  5. DP03

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    The P30 is on my list. Handled one the other day and it had to be one of the most comfortable guns I've ever held. And as said above, quality and reliability are right there with Sig.

    Both Sig and HK are expensive, no doubt. But I never really understood folks that buy something else to save $300 over a lifetime, especially with all the money they spend on ammo, lights, and all kinds of other accessories. To each his own, but not me.
     
  6. indy36

    indy36 New Member

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    I like the P30L better than the USP. First, the P30L has a real under rail not some proprietary HK rail. Second, the P30L's grip is way better.


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  7. DP03

    DP03 New Member

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    I agree. I love my USP but the P30 feels so much better to me.
     
  8. Jagermeister

    Jagermeister New Member

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    LOL! What I meant is HK pistols in general are real polymer pistols. The P30 is an excellent gun.:D I cannot attach any lights or lasers to my pistols (German law), so the rail is not a desire over here. My Sig P226 has a rail though.
     
  9. indy36

    indy36 New Member

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    You can't put a light on the gun? Interesting. Why is the gov opposed to flashlights on a gun?
     
  10. Jagermeister

    Jagermeister New Member

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    That would mean we are using our guns for shooting people. Please don't ask. My pistols are suppose to be a sidearm for hunting, not shooting people. Of course, we can use our guns for protection, but it is not suppose to be obvious.:confused: We also have to protect our rifles from theft. We can protect ourselves against others with weapons. 1. We have to give them a warning. 2. we have to give a warning shot. 3. We can then shoot. Of course, if someone points a firearm at us, then all bets are off. ;) Our firearms must be kept in a safe. The ammo is in a safe within the safe. I have a safe next to my bed. Still, I can be armed in a matter of seconds. Recently I drew my sidearm on two guys who pulled a knife on me at the hunting lease. They were going to take a deer that was run over. I told him that the deer belongs to the revier. A knife was pulled. I pulled my firearm and warned them. The knife was dropped. The look on their face was priceless!!!! They got into their car in a hurry and sped off. I guess they forgot about their license plate. Duh!!
     
  11. BigBizz87

    BigBizz87 New Member

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    +1 I own that same USP
     
  12. indy36

    indy36 New Member

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    I took the P30L to the range yesterday. It's a joy to shoot, but then I knew it would be. I have the medium sides and the small back strap on right now and it feels great.
     
  13. jyo

    jyo New Member

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    Enjoy your new P30L---I've had a P30S 9mm for several years now---one of my favorite pistols---that and my 9mm P2000...
     
  14. jrw711

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    First time I picked up a HK pistol, it was a HK45. I then compared it with the HK45C. I found the "bat wing" grip to be a natural fit. I immediately placed it on layaway,,,,,picked it up soon thereafter. It is accurate, well made, my favorite .45. I am afraid to try the P30 for I know I would have to figure a way to buy it too! In other words, it is only a matter of time before I buy one. I also concur with others who praise the Sig. My P226-MK 25 and P290rs are definitely keepers too.


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  15. McCakie

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    How much did it set ya back? (Price) and how comparable is it size wise to say a glock 19/23?


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  16. indy36

    indy36 New Member

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    My P30L was lightly used and bought on Gunbroker for $830. It came in the original box/case and had with 5 15-round magazines, a kydex holster, 4 kydex mag holders for your belt, and night sights.

    It has a 4.5 inch barrel and I'd call it 'full size' so it's bigger than a Glock 19. I'd say it's more Glock 17 size. The G17 has a barrel length of 4.48 inches. By contrast, the G19's is 4.02 inches.


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    I CC most of the time the HK .45C amazingly accurate too.
     
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    deleted: double post
     
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