Purchased first handgun last week

Discussion in 'Semi-Auto Handguns' started by jamesb, Jun 14, 2010.

  1. jamesb

    jamesb New Member

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    Got word my permit was ready last week after 7 week wait, which I thought was going to be longer.

    I went to the shop afterwards looking for my first pistol in 9mm. I checked out different guns like the 226, 229, XDm, PPS, P2000, G19, etc. When I picked it up I knew I had to have it. Just fit my hand like a glove. I put 300 rounds of Winchester White box through it with no issues. Accuracy needs work, but then again this is my first real gun. Cleaned it last night and can't wait to get back to the range again.

    I picked up some boxes of Remington UMC FMJ to try as my friend mentioned that it wasn't as dirty as the Winchester. It was on sale for the same price so figured why not give it a go.

    Waiting for my DeSantis OWB holster, Supertuck Deluxe, and Gun belt to come in a few weeks.

    Of course what is a purchase thread without photos (from my phone) of my first pistol, a HK P30 9mm.

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  2. 995

    995 New Member

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    Congrats on the new gun and that is one sweet looking Hk .
     

  3. jamesb

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    Thanks! Just been reading that the concensus is that the Remington UMC is the suck. I'll try a box or so, but i'm probably not going to shoot much. Just gonna stock up on the WWB for now as it shot fine with that stuff.
     
  4. danf_fl

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    Practice, practice, practice. Burn the cheap at the range, use the better quality for other stuff.
     
  5. lonyaeger

    lonyaeger New Member

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    HK makes a great pistol, good choice.
     
  6. jamesb

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    Agreed. I'm hoping to go twice a week. Gonna try and take my father for fathers day because he just got his permit, but hasn't shot since last year when he took his course.
     
  7. CA357

    CA357 New Member Supporter

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    Congratulations. I shoot a fair amount of WWB at the range. I haven't found it to be particularly dirty. In fact, just the opposite.
     
  8. Flat4sti

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    That is actually the next gun on the list for me. Well it is a close toss up between an AR. Anyway I want it in the .40. The 1911 will have to wait in the back of the line. Sorry folks
     
  9. RevDerb

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    Congratulations! Darned nice phone pics! :)
     
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  13. Viking

    Viking Active Member

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    Good for you!!
     
  14. jamesb

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    Alright...carry ammo time now! Hollow points of course but which brand, grain, etc? I've heard Hornady Critical Defense is good. I have two boxes of Remington Home Defense 124gr bjhp's but from what I am reading Remington is below par (at least their UMC FMJ is). I'm going to put a box through the gun this week to see how they shoot.

    So, what would you recommend for 9mm HP for defense in my HK?
     
  15. ScottA

    ScottA FAA licensed bugsmasher Lifetime Supporter

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    UMC is cheap practice ammo. I wouldn't make any assumptions of Remington Home Defense based upon UMC.

    The Hornady would work well, probably the Remington you already have, and a couple hundred other ammos as well. It's endless. ;)
     
  16. sweeper22

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    Everyone has their own favorite. Hornady does make good stuff, as do many other companies. My own preference is Winchester Ranger 127gr +P+.
     
  17. justdon

    justdon New Member

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    Don't own an hk but i know they are awesome weapons. Looks beautiful. Enjoy it.