Bought a P30 v1 9mm off Gunbroker yesterday. Should be here next week.
Congrats and enjoy!
My very first pistol was a P30L in 9mm (v1, light LEM)... learned how to shoot with that pistol and loved it until I bought my VP9. For me, the P30L just wasn't nearly as balanced as my VP9 (same ergos with that grip) and it sat in my safe from that point on until I traded it in for a VP40 LE. The VP9 quickly became my go to pistol for all defensive pistol training... closing on 4,000 rounds (I know, nothing compared to many), but absolutely zero malfunctions of any kind no matter how hard I run it (knock on wood!). For me, it's so hard to miss with a VP9! Recently installed TFX Pros on it and love it even more!
I really tried to fall in love again with my P30L since I love HKs, but it was not meant to be. For me it's not a striker vs. hammer thing... as you can see I like both, shoot both well, and have no preference in that respect. However, I would not rule out a P30 in either caliber, maybe a P30sk, and have always lusted after the USP Expert models in all calibers. Love the stainless USP compacts too! Also love the HK45c... very close to picking one up!
Last edited by JohnK1987; 02-11-2017 at 11:03 AM.
HK VP40 (+.357 Sig barrel)
SA TRP Operator
CZ 75 SP-01 Tactical 9MM
Sig Sauer P320F RX
Sig Sauer P320C .40 S&W/.357 SIG
Sig Sauer P226 Legion 9MM
Glock 21 & 30 (Gen 4)
Glock 19 (Gen 4)
S&W 686 Plus .357 MAG 4"
Add me to the lit that likes the P30L better than the VP9. I really would love to see a P30 Compact. I have a P2000, but I think the P30 style grip would be much nicer.
its not a huge deal but i would like a shorter trigger travel. I'm debating whether to sell the vp9 and usp and just get a p30 or sell the vp9 and just live with the trigger issue on the usp.
Welcome to the site, and congratulations on the newest acquisitions!!!