I eagerly awaited the release of the P30 last year and I ended up being one of the first to buy one. On paper this gun is my ideal gun. I want something that is SA/DA, ambidextrous, lightweight, has a rail and is high quality. After only putting a few hundred rounds through this gun it has left me a little disappointed though. Here is a list of problems I have encountered with it:
1) There is something wrong with my trigger. After I dry fire with a snapcap the hammer ends up fully decocked like it should be. Once it is in this fully decocked position if the hammer is partially pulled back (either by pulling it back manually or slightly pulling the trigger) there is a slight clicking sound and the hammer cocks back a couple millimeters further than it should be in the decocked position. The ONLY way to get the hammer to its fully decocked position again is to dry fire the gun. The decocker button will not do it. I can actually see the metal piece when the frame is off the gun that clicks in front of the hammer. I'm not sure how to describe this problem any further or why it would be happening, but I do know that the gun did not do this when I purchased it NIB.
- This is normal. The pistol has a hammer intercept notch that keeps the hammer from actually striking the firing pin durng decocking.
2) I have had a few stovepipe jams with this gun. This only seems to happen with weaker rounds (Remmington I got at Walmart), but never the less I was hoping it wouldn't jam with any type of ammo. I've owned other guns that would reliably cycle with anything I felt like shooting including crappy reloads.
- Are you by any chance using Remington UMC? If so, try running some decent ammo through the gun and share the results with us.
3) The finish on the slide levers on this gun is pretty bad. My gun has been babied and the finish started coming off almost as soon as I took it out of the box.
- Completely normal. Read around the boards a bit, you'll find plenty of info on that subject.
4) The slide doesn't always lock back after the final round. I know this is a common problem with these guns, and I am willing to accept it. I just wanted to note that my gun does it, and that in a situation where you need to reload quickly it isn't ideal.
- Since you say you're using weak ammo, I'd suggest running some better ammo through the gun as stated above. There's a possibility that your firing grip may be causing this. Check your thumb positioning to make sure you're not holding the release down during firing. If that doesn't do it, it could be your magazine spring. Does the slide fail to lock back with all your mags?
5) The slide lever on my gun rattles around quite noticeably whenever I move the gun around. Not really a big deal, but still worth mentioning.
- Non issue.
6) When I first brought it home the first thing I did was read the manual. I wanted to learn the proper way of field stripping the gun. The manual told me that the slide release lever needed to be completely removed. Since this was my first HK I only learned this was wrong by posting a question on here.
Despite all of these problems I still really like this gun and plan on keeping it around unless I find something that better suits my needs. I just expected more from a polymer gun of this price.
Not problems really. There's a plethora of information available on this site. Feel free to read around, you'll learn quite a bit. :)
Anyway, I didn't start this thread to bash HK. I still love HK weapons and will continue to be an HK enthusiast. I'm just giving the gun an honest review. I'd also like some insight on what to do about these issues. In particular the first one I listed. Has anyone else experienced this? I really don't like having to dry fire the gun to fully decock it.