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This is a discussion on HK P30 within the Autoloaders forums, part of the Armory category; Went with the P30S (Safety) V3 (SA/DA). I can't wait to take it home, then to the range. The V2 at the shop with the ...


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Old March 9th, 2011, 09:23 AM   #16
 
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Went with the P30S (Safety) V3 (SA/DA).



I can't wait to take it home, then to the range. The V2 at the shop with the LEM trigger, but decided to go with the V3. Just placed order @ the shop for an M&P 40 Pro.



-Tom
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Old April 27th, 2011, 11:04 AM   #17
 
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Okay everyone, I finally picked the P30 up and it shoots like a dream. It feeds everything I have put through it and begged for more. I am truly happy with my purchase and see another HK coming in the near future (perhaps the full size HK45 since I have no full size handguns yet!)



But first, the M&P 40 Pro Series will be next!



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Old May 9th, 2011, 10:36 AM   #18
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Okay everyone, I finally picked the P30 up and it shoots like a dream. It feeds everything I have put through it and begged for more. I am truly happy with my purchase and see another HK coming in the near future (perhaps the full size HK45 since I have no full size handguns yet!)



But first, the M&P 40 Pro Series will be next!



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HK's are excellent weapons, I just sold my P7M10 .40s&w and used the money to buy 4 new FS M&P 40's. lol
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Old May 16th, 2011, 08:59 AM   #19
 
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F-O-U-R??? Awesome!



I just picked up a M&P40 Full Size the other day, as far as my P30 goes, one beautiful pistol.



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Old May 16th, 2011, 09:09 AM   #20
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F-O-U-R??? Awesome!



I just picked up a M&P40 Full Size the other day, as far as my P30 goes, one beautiful pistol.



-Tom
Yep 4, the family likes shooting so I bought 1 for the wife, 1 for my daughter, 1 for my son and of course 1 for me. Don't think they'll be carrying them concealed but all of them are going to get CPL's too!
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Old May 16th, 2011, 09:13 AM   #21
 
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Yep 4, the family likes shooting so I bought 1 for the wife, 1 for my daughter, 1 for my son and of course 1 for me. Don't think they'll be carrying them concealed but all of them are going to get CPL's too!
Why not carry concealed? I used to carry mine all the time.
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Old May 16th, 2011, 05:34 PM   #22
 
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That is....AWESOME! Hope the family loves them as much as we do on the forum.



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Old May 28th, 2011, 06:23 PM   #23
 
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HA its ironic I was just looking at these at a gun show. They are VERY comfortable in hand. Would not hesitate getting one of em.
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Old June 29th, 2011, 05:48 PM   #24
 
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Hey Boss, go for it, I love mine!!



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Old December 20th, 2011, 08:58 PM   #25
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I've been in lust with the P30 since I first held one, but I couldn't justify spending twice as much for a gun that does basically the same thing, so I bought the M&P9. While I like my M&P, after shooting it for 3 years I gotta admit that I don't love it. For some reason, I shoot tighter groups with my CCW (a Taurus PT111 with its 3" barrel and rubbery trigger) than with the full-size M&P! Installing the Apex DCAEK helped the feel, but not the accuracy.



I finally got a chance to rent a P30 at a range and it was freakishly accurate. Even the DA shots were pretty close. A lot of people complain about the V3 trigger pull, but I didn't think it was any worse than the Beretta's, and better than the CZs or Bersas I've tried. My wife is a lefty, so having a completely ambidextrous auto is nice (the M&P is close, but I keep the mag release on the left side). So now I'm thinking about selling my M&P to partially fund a P30 if I can find one at a relatively good price.
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Old December 25th, 2011, 06:13 PM   #26
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They do feel great in the hand! I'd love to get to try a light LEM.
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Old June 27th, 2013, 06:15 PM   #27
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I've been looking at the LEM version at my shop. Feels great in the hand, and I love the LEM system. Seriously considering it....but they are pricey.
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Old June 28th, 2013, 04:51 PM   #28
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I have an H&K P30L in .40 with the V1 "light LEM" trigger - about 4.5 pounds. I don't shoot it all that much.

To sum it up, it has better ergos than the M&P but a worse trigger pull, even with the V1 trigger. The trigger pull is just too long on the H&K compared to the stock M&P trigger. The pull weighs aren't far enough apart to be that noticeable.

The P30 does fit the hand like an absolute glove though. Fantastic ergos.

Sight options are limited - I have meprolights on my P30L.

Weight is about the same.

The M&P has a significant advantage in magazine capacity without being any larger.

The slide release is a lot easier and more consistent to use on the P30 - with the downside that it's so large that you can inadvterantly cause early slide lock or prevent last round hold open if you aren't careful about your grip. With the M&P I need to make sure my thumb has a little inertia to "slap" the slide release to get it to work consistently - not the case due to the leverage on the P30's massive slide release.

Overall winner - M&P in my opinion, especially when you consider it costs 60% as much.

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