The HK 9mm P30 handgun pistol was originally meant to be a duty firearm. It is an intermediate size meaning not quite full size, but not compact and concealable either. There is a lot to say about this pistol, but the first thing most people notice is the high price point. The second thing they ask is if it’s really worth laying down that many dollars. Well, lucky for you, we’ve done all the research and can give a full review of the HK P30 pistol so you can deicide if it’s exactly what you are looking for.
Accuracy & Reliability
The reliability of this pistol is almost unmatched, both in the moment and the life of the firearm. It’s frame and grip are both fiber reenforced polymer with black oxide coating meaning it is resistant to just about any weather or climate you could encounter. Plus, this pistol can be fired even when blocked and the gun won’t blow up in your hand. It’s lifespan is extremely long. Thanks to the 3/86” polygonal rifled barrel, the P30 has increased muzzle velocity and barrel life meaning even if you put the pistol away for a while and then take it out again, it’s raring and ready to go right away.
In terms of accuracy, this gun is all about the person behind it. Unlike some other beginning pistols, the accuracy of the groups in this pistol is dependent on the skill of the shooter. The biggest draw of this pistol is the accuracy remains consistent even during rapid fire. In fact, that’s where the pistol shines the most. Tight groups are easy to achieve if you know how to do it.
Grip & Trigger
The grip is another huge draw for this pistol, specifically because it is the most versatile and interchangeable grip on the market. The grip panels are held in by a screw in the backstrap, and can be changed for different textures to match the shooter’s desires. They don’t even have to be symmetrical panels as long as it’s comfortable for the shooter. The texture is rather aggressive, which can be bothersome for some shooters, but even if you pistol was dunked in a vat of oil, this texture would still hold its grip. This pistol also sports an interchangeable back strap like many others on the market.
The P30 is a double action pistol. The double action pull is long and heavy, once again making it a difficult pistol for more beginning shooters. However, the single action remains crisp and almost feels fresh compared to the double action. The one downside found in the trigger of the P30 is the reset. The trigger reset is so far forward that many shooters find it almost not worth bothering with and act as if the pistol lacks a reset all together.
The magazine for the P30 holds 15 rounds and is super easy to load. There are no tools or anything necessary, simply pushing the release that is located at the bottom of the trigger guard. This placement, while convenient for easy release, can be a bit cumbersome when firing. Shooters will have to slightly adjust their grip or simply get used to the rubbing sensation of the release while firing.