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Is the Elite barrel the same as the P30?

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Yeah I know, odd question, but here's the background.

I sold my brother my .45 HK Elite and he loves it, so much so that he wants the Elite in the 9 mm version, too. However, since we live in CA it's not officially legal, but there is a loophole referred to as the SSE (Single Shot Exemption.) Basically, the FFL here temporarily replaces the barrel with a much longer one, sells you the pistol, then you turn around and ask them to remove it - all perfectly legal.

The catch is that this shop does not have a 9 mm Elite barrel, but does have a P30 barrel in 9 mm. So my question to the HK Experts is this: Is the lug-end on the 9 mm Elite barrel the same as the P30? Length doesn't matter, just whether it'll seat or not.
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No, the USP Elite barrel is not the same as the P-30 barrel. It may still seat, don't know without trying and I do not own many HK 9mm, just not my caliber, but even if it does seat it would be dangerous to fire it that way. I know your intention is to skirt the law, not fire the pistol, but either way IMO you are playing with fire.
I am a little bit at a loss about what you are trying to accomplish? He has the .45 Elite you sold him. What is he wanting to put the 9mm barrel in? Your .45 Elite? Or is he wanting a longer barrel to put in a P30? So is wanting to buy a P30 but it is not legal in CA? And you are trying to skirt the law by putting a longer barrel in the P30? If that is the case, then buy a longer ported barrel for the P30 ahead of time from EFK. Then take that to the dealer and let him put that in the P30, in that case you could even still shoot it.
BB my understanding of what's he's trying to do is this:
Direct Action Solutions has created a business where they sell certain models of pistols that aren't on Ca's list but can be imported once made single shot (easily reversed) and having a barrel of a certain length (which is ridiculously long). Once the firearm is imported into Ca it's legal to convert it back to the original config and return the parts to DAS thereby getting your deposit for the parts back. There are limited models that are offered. The P30 is one and apparently the 9mm Elite is not. The OP is just trying to figure out if he can slap the kit in the 9mm Elite for the purpose of import and then remove it before firing. Since the pistol doesn't get fired functionality is not a concern.
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