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This is a discussion on HK P30 within the Autoloaders forums, part of the Armory category; I'm seriously considering a HK P30 in .40 to "get something different" for a change. I L-O-V-E my M&P's, but always wanted an HK. The ...


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Old February 24th, 2011, 11:02 AM   #1
 
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I'm seriously considering a HK P30 in .40 to "get something different" for a change. I L-O-V-E my M&P's, but always wanted an HK. The reviews on this handgun seem fantastic, anyone have one and care to chime in with their thoughts/opinions?



When/if I purchase the HK P30, the following purchase will be an M&P 45 full size.





-Tom
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Old February 24th, 2011, 11:21 AM   #2
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Originally Posted by Amtrak207' post='289962' date='Feb 24 2011, 02:02 PM
I'm seriously considering a HK P30 in .40 to "get something different" for a change. I L-O-V-E my M&P's, but always wanted an HK. The reviews on this handgun seem fantastic, anyone have one and care to chime in with their thoughts/opinions?



When/if I purchase the HK P30, the following purchase will be an M&P 45 full size.





-Tom


ToddG had great success with the 9mm model. As has been said before re: HK, beware of parts availlability and service. Since its not your only handgun, I say go for it!
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Old February 24th, 2011, 11:25 AM   #3
 
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ToddG had great success with the 9mm model. As has been said before re: HK, beware of parts availlability and service. Since its not your only handgun, I say go for it!




This local shop has a brand new one for $830, and every time I see it, I want to take it home. My M&P's are my main guns, this will be like a classic car you take out for a spin every now and then!



Thanks for the reply!



-Tom
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Old February 24th, 2011, 11:31 AM   #4
 
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I understand the need to branch out but consider what options you can get on a new M&P for that kind of green..... Thats a lot of jack for a once in a while pistol.
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Old February 24th, 2011, 11:37 AM   #5
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If DA/SA or LEM doesn't bother you I'd say go for it. I love my (my wife's lol) HK, but I prefer the M&P striker fired manual of arms. I had a P30 for a while and it was worth every penny I just don't dig hammers except on 1911s.



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Old February 24th, 2011, 01:36 PM   #6
 
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If DA/SA or LEM doesn't bother you I'd say go for it. I love my (my wife's lol) HK, but I prefer the M&P striker fired manual of arms. I had a P30 for a while and it was worth every penny I just don't dig hammers except on 1911s.



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I agree. I have a H&K p30 9mm also. I like it a lot but I shoot my M&Ps better.
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Old February 24th, 2011, 02:57 PM   #7
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Originally Posted by Amtrak207' post='289962' date='Feb 24 2011, 08:02 PM
I'm seriously considering a HK P30 in .40 to "get something different" for a change. I L-O-V-E my M&P's, but always wanted an HK. The reviews on this handgun seem fantastic, anyone have one and care to chime in with their thoughts/opinions?



When/if I purchase the HK P30, the following purchase will be an M&P 45 full size.





-Tom




I love the HK P30.....very similar to the M&P full size, but feels better in the hand and like most HK's has a very natural point. I got mine with tritium sights but no manufacturer offers fiber optic front sights for the gun, so I fabricated some and secured them in place with nice hex screws, so it does not permanently alter the gun or the dovetail.

To switch back to the tritium front sight, just unscrew then and insert the factory front sight.
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Old February 24th, 2011, 03:04 PM   #8
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I love the HK P30.....very similar to the M&P full size, but feels better in the hand and like most HK's has a very natural point. I got mine with tritium sights but no manufacturer offers fiber optic front sights for the gun, so I fabricated some and secured them in place with nice hex screws, so it does not permanently alter the gun or the dovetail.

To switch back to the tritium front sight, just unscrew then and insert the factory front sight.


Great ingenuity.



OP: My buddy once had one and loved it. He was having money troubles and eventually had to sell it.
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Old February 24th, 2011, 05:28 PM   #9
 
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Too cool on those fiber optic front sights.



Are there threaded holes in the slide that those allen screws go into? Im assuming thats how they're secured?
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Too cool on those fiber optic front sights.



Are there threaded holes in the slide that those allen screws go into? Im assuming thats how they're secured?
You just center the sight with the holes already drilled in the sight base, mark the dovetail via the holes, drill and tap the hole for screw size and install......never have to worry about the sights drifting ! The height of the fiber optic sight is matched to that of the factory by just adjusting the thickness of the fiber optic sight base with proper filing, so the POI remains perfect.
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You just center the sight with the holes already drilled in the sight base, mark the dovetail via the holes, drill and tap the hole for screw size and install......never have to worry about the sights drifting ! The height of the fiber optic sight is matched to that of the factory by just adjusting the thickness of the fiber optic sight base with proper filing, so the POI remains perfect.


That is beyond cool. Ive been kicking around the idea of picking up a P30 and lack of fiber optic front sight options has really killed that concept for me.



Your work has inspired me. Well done as always.



Thanks!
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Old February 25th, 2011, 07:06 AM   #12
 
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That is beyond cool. Ive been kicking around the idea of picking up a P30 and lack of fiber optic front sight options has really killed that concept for me.



Your work has inspired me. Well done as always.



Thanks!


+1



That is absolutely great! Looking forward to picking it up in a week or two, along with my M&P Pro Series .40



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Old February 25th, 2011, 07:41 AM   #13
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That is beyond cool. Ive been kicking around the idea of picking up a P30 and lack of fiber optic front sight options has really killed that concept for me.



Your work has inspired me. Well done as always.



Thanks!




Also, just to state the obvious, this simple installation process can be done on the M&P when someone discovers a front sight they like, but "they don't make one for the M&P"; with just minor modifications one should be able to install the sight of their choice on the M&P.



Drilling and tapping two holes to be hidden by a sight is usually cosmetically more appealing, than tell-tale marks on the slide where someone has tried to install a sight that either didn't fit well or wasn't executed well.
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Old March 9th, 2011, 06:02 AM   #14
 
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Okay guys, I have put down a $300 deposit on a HK P30 .40. Waiting on handgun permits (yes plural, another M&P will be following!) Can't wait to pick her up!



Thanks for all the replys guys, and pics will be forthcoming.



-Tom
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Which variant did you get?
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