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Posted: 10/28/2012 11:02:05 AM EST
I'm considering adding another HK to my "collection" of 9mm pistols. I already have a P7 and a P7M8. Love them both and am keeping them both.

What model HK would you recommend (and why?) to someone who requires a:

- 9mm Luger chambering
- left-hand friendly
- SA/DA
- medium-sized firearm (think Glock 19 or SIG P228 sized guns)

Please adhere to my criteria list when responding.

Thanks in advance for your help!!
Link Posted: 10/28/2012 11:43:14 AM EST
P2000 with LEM.
Link Posted: 10/28/2012 12:05:09 PM EST
P30
Link Posted: 10/28/2012 12:16:44 PM EST
Originally Posted By snaggletooth1925:
P30


Ditto

I have the HK USP but the P30 fits better in my hand.

Link Posted: 10/28/2012 12:17:48 PM EST
PSP.
Link Posted: 10/28/2012 12:23:17 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/28/2012 12:27:14 PM EST by Noctis]
Originally Posted By TooTech:
Please adhere to my criteria list when responding.


Preference towards a manual safety or not? Exclusivity: Range, Carry, Aesthetics, all of the above? Potential to suppress? Normal capacity (12-18), or limited capacity (10)?
Link Posted: 10/28/2012 12:49:40 PM EST
P30S
Link Posted: 10/28/2012 12:53:30 PM EST
Get a P9S.

The barrel is easier to thread than the P7 series, and it doesn't care how heavy your suppressor is.

Link Posted: 10/28/2012 1:44:06 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/28/2012 1:46:34 PM EST by TooTech]
Originally Posted By Noctis:
Originally Posted By TooTech:
Please adhere to my criteria list when responding.


Preference towards a manual safety or not? Exclusivity: Range, Carry, Aesthetics, all of the above? Potential to suppress? Normal capacity (12-18), or limited capacity (10)?


Good questions. Type of safety not an issue. Would be used for range and field, would not be used for concealed carry. Ammo capacity not an issue. Not allowed suppressors in Minnesota.
Link Posted: 10/28/2012 1:52:41 PM EST
The Hk P30 is a very reliable and accurate pistol. I don't care for the controls or the trigger but it is an excellent pistol.
Link Posted: 10/28/2012 1:55:14 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/28/2012 1:55:59 PM EST by mkhllr]
Yup, P30. Got a V3, decocker, no safety.

Fits like it was made for my hand.
Link Posted: 10/28/2012 2:30:36 PM EST
Get a USP...it is an amazing platform. The P30 is a great weapon system, but it is not a USP.
Link Posted: 10/29/2012 4:28:30 AM EST
With your size hands : USPC

Link Posted: 10/29/2012 6:26:05 AM EST
Go with the P30, you won't regret it.
Link Posted: 10/29/2012 7:41:43 AM EST
I can only recommend a USP .40 because its the only one I have. I did shoot a buddys P2000SK .40 LEM and it was sexy to say the least.
Link Posted: 10/29/2012 11:57:25 AM EST
USPC
Link Posted: 10/29/2012 12:40:06 PM EST
I fondled a P30 and it fits your hand like a glove. One of, if not the most comfortable pistols I have held.

with that said, I have always had a hardon for a USPC 9mm.
Link Posted: 10/29/2012 4:39:05 PM EST
I have the USP .45 full size its a beast and would highly recommend it. I have my eye on the P30 feels so sweet in my mitts! It will be my next pistol.
Link Posted: 10/29/2012 5:48:30 PM EST
P2000 or P30.
Link Posted: 10/29/2012 6:21:35 PM EST
Based on a preponderance of the evidence it looks like I need to investigate the P30 and the USPc.

I'll start tracking down examples in the local fun shops.

Thanks for the assistance.

Link Posted: 10/29/2012 7:26:49 PM EST
Originally Posted By TooTech:
Based on a preponderance of the evidence it looks like I need to investigate the P30 and the USPc.

I'll start tracking down examples in the local fun shops.

Thanks for the assistance.



Why would you go with the USPc over the P2000 as a lefty? The P2000 is fully ambi where the USPc is not (no right side slide stop).
Link Posted: 10/29/2012 7:32:52 PM EST
Although I've never shot one I would have to say a P30. That thing just fit my hand like it was made for me. I like the USP too, but it's a big-ass gun. I looked at a USPc in .45 that I really took a liking to, but I wish it held more than eight rounds.
Link Posted: 10/30/2012 6:13:01 AM EST
Originally Posted By gunnut284:
Originally Posted By TooTech:
Based on a preponderance of the evidence it looks like I need to investigate the P30 and the USPc.

I'll start tracking down examples in the local fun shops.

Thanks for the assistance.



Why would you go with the USPc over the P2000 as a lefty? The P2000 is fully ambi where the USPc is not (no right side slide stop).


Don't need it as it's much faster, and better, to release the slide with trigger finger on the USP/USPC with your left hand.
Link Posted: 10/30/2012 6:14:43 AM EST
P-30, or P-30L.

IMHO blows the USP out of the water.



Link Posted: 10/30/2012 11:20:38 AM EST
I'll just leave this here.


Link Posted: 10/30/2012 10:16:28 PM EST
The used USP market has some pretty good deals going. The mag release on either USP or P30 is good for a lefty. I would go full full size, the compact is pretty thick compared to a P7. The difference between a USP and USPc I find neither to be as concealable as the P7.
Link Posted: 10/31/2012 2:18:35 AM EST
P30
Link Posted: 10/31/2012 2:30:35 AM EST
I have a USP 45, and a P2000. Both are great. I have been carying the P2000 daily for 5 years. Shoots great, and is ultra reliable. Not to easy to conseal. I am looking at the P30 now. I have big hands, and the P30 feels like it was made for me.
Link Posted: 10/31/2012 8:46:06 AM EST
P30 LEM. Changing mine to a V1 was like annointing the trigger with unicorn snot. Love it.
Link Posted: 10/31/2012 10:44:33 AM EST
Originally Posted By CTone03:
P30 LEM. Changing mine to a V1 was like annointing the trigger with unicorn snot. Love it.


A way with words, you haz it.
Link Posted: 11/1/2012 6:45:07 AM EST
"IMO" there's no real valid reason to get a P30 when the P30L is available. The P30 is length smaller than many of the other full size pistols on the market. The extra $100 for the L could play a roll I imagine but I don't see any other valid reasons. The L (subjectively) shoots smoother than the standard but you also have the slightly longer sight radius with the same grip.

If you have a good holster the length doesn't affect carry. ..that's all in the grip.

Honestly I do prefer Long slide pistols more than shorter ones for just about all the usual suspects. M&P9L, G34, USP Elite etc.

If I absolutely can't carry a P30L, I carry the P2000SK.


Good luck picking what you want.
Link Posted: 11/1/2012 11:06:36 AM EST
Originally Posted By FP2000H:
Originally Posted By CTone03:
P30 LEM. Changing mine to a V1 was like annointing the trigger with unicorn snot. Love it.


A way with words, you haz it.


Amen. i love my V1 P30.....but here in FL i carry my P200sk 10/10.

While in GA its P30 and open carry

(Both in 9mm)


Link Posted: 11/2/2012 7:51:53 PM EST
Thanks for the advice and the pictures.

Might just need to refinance the house and get one of each!
Link Posted: 11/7/2012 1:51:56 PM EST
Originally Posted By RangerJoe11:
I fondled a P30 and it fits your hand like a glove. One of, if not the most comfortable pistols I have held.

with that said, I have always had a hardon for a USPC 9mm.


Either one would be a great choice USP Compact or P30!

HK P30 and USP Compact Compared
Link Posted: 11/12/2012 4:18:05 PM EST
Originally Posted By TooTech:
I'm considering adding another HK to my "collection" of 9mm pistols. I already have a P7 and a P7M8. Love them both and am keeping them both.

What model HK would you recommend (and why?) to someone who requires a:

- 9mm Luger chambering
- left-hand friendly
- SA/DA
- medium-sized firearm (think Glock 19 or SIG P228 sized guns)

Please adhere to my criteria list when responding.

Thanks in advance for your help!!


Most people did not answer your question according to your specs. The P2000 meets your requirements listed.
Link Posted: 11/12/2012 6:04:29 PM EST
Originally Posted By 1MRBEAN:
Originally Posted By TooTech:
I'm considering adding another HK to my "collection" of 9mm pistols. I already have a P7 and a P7M8. Love them both and am keeping them both.

What model HK would you recommend (and why?) to someone who requires a:

- 9mm Luger chambering
- left-hand friendly
- SA/DA
- medium-sized firearm (think Glock 19 or SIG P228 sized guns)

Please adhere to my criteria list when responding.

Thanks in advance for your help!!


Most people did not answer your question according to your specs. The P2000 meets your requirements listed.


Exactly

Link Posted: 11/13/2012 4:30:16 PM EST
Originally Posted By gunnut284:
Originally Posted By 1MRBEAN:
Originally Posted By TooTech:
I'm considering adding another HK to my "collection" of 9mm pistols. I already have a P7 and a P7M8. Love them both and am keeping them both.

What model HK would you recommend (and why?) to someone who requires a:

- 9mm Luger chambering
- left-hand friendly
- SA/DA
- medium-sized firearm (think Glock 19 or SIG P228 sized guns)

Please adhere to my criteria list when responding.

Thanks in advance for your help!!


Most people did not answer your question according to your specs. The P2000 meets your requirements listed.


Exactly



The P30 meets all these requirements too. P30 is about the same size as a G19. You can also get the P30S with an ambi safety, and all P30s come with an ambi slide release. My P30S in 9mm is my carry gun until I get my HK45C.
Link Posted: 11/13/2012 4:43:36 PM EST
not to high-jack a thread since I too looking for another HK 9mm.... but whats a good (small) ccw size hk? i have a usp compact now and that might as well be a brick with a trigger. a friend has a XDs and another has a shield. any of the p2k's that size?
Link Posted: 11/13/2012 6:31:00 PM EST
Originally Posted By azmp5:
not to high-jack a thread since I too looking for another HK 9mm.... but whats a good (small) ccw size hk? i have a usp compact now and that might as well be a brick with a trigger. a friend has a XDs and another has a shield. any of the p2k's that size?


P2000SK is H&K's subcompact in the P series. I have one just arrived today at my FFL. I hope to be able to pick it up tomorrow, Thursday at the latest. It's slightly larger than a Glock sub-compact. It's probably closer to a Sig P239 except with the capacity the P239 should have.
Link Posted: 11/15/2012 12:02:33 AM EST
USPC
Link Posted: 11/15/2012 2:40:41 PM EST
Not sure if this fits your requirements, but my USP Compact is my most favorite of all.
Link Posted: 11/15/2012 3:48:01 PM EST
Link Posted: 11/19/2012 2:22:57 PM EST
Originally Posted By a308garand:
P2000 with LEM.


Yep, I love mine. Lefty friendly because there is no safety, decocker on back of slide, ambi slide release and ambi mag release, big enough that it fits comfortably in my hand and shoots accurately yet small enough to CC. I love mine!

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Link Posted: 11/19/2012 6:41:08 PM EST
P2000 with light LEM. I've carried mine for 4 years and gone to numerous training schools with it. This is a warriors tool.
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 6:01:54 PM EST
Shooting a P30 myself. Left handed. Had to change my grip up a bit as my thumbs forward would trigger the big slide release.. came from shooting a glock. Other than that, the thing is a total champ, LEM version.
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 6:33:00 PM EST
Originally Posted By JimboJones1:
Shooting a P30 myself. Left handed. Had to change my grip up a bit as my thumbs forward would trigger the big slide release.. came from shooting a glock. Other than that, the thing is a total champ, LEM version.


I do the same thing with the P30 which is why I prefer the P2000. That said I sometimes forget the P30 is an excellent choice for many people.
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