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I pulled the trigger on a new p2000 from CDNN Sports for $549. I just couldn't pass up the price and have always admired HKs. Admiration was never enough to just justify the plunge given the price point, and I have been a striker fired guy since 2001. I then started shooting some 1911s and S&W revolvers. Both are a joy, and the Smiths taught me that a DA trigger can be fired just as accurately as a SA trigger with practice. I never feel undergunned carrying a smith revolver, which got me thinking about DA/SA autos. Then I started to carry appendix IWB. I have carried an M&P9c AIWB, but I would never carry in that method at a pistol course or practice extensively at the range with an AIWB holster due to concern about not knowing what the striker was doing during holstering. I figured that if I was going to have a lot of reps in training or practice that I would not carry a striker AIWB because of this concern, which got me thinking about why in the hell would I carry that way if I was uncomfortable practicing that way. Also, if you carry long enough, you will holster that pistol a whole lot of times...aka high reps = more risk for a negligent discharge during administrative gun handling.

You traditional HK guys probably get where I am coming from and fully acknowledge the benefits of having a DA hammer under your thumb when you are reholstering. Let's face it, there is more risk in administrative Gun handling than the average person will encounter while carrying, and having a hammer + keeping your thumb over the hammer reduces the risk of a negligent discharge while holstering to almost zero. The hammer gives you control. The hammer gives you safety. That is well worth the extra time needed to properly train to use a da/sa pistol.

On to the p2000 - what a pistol! It is the perfect "do-it-all" firearm. I can easily conceal the pistol, and it has enough grip and capacity to pull HD duty. It is very accurate, extremely reliable, and handles very fast. On a side note, I'd love a p30 in this size, but I know that is a pipe dream! I really do not see what the fuss is about regarding the trigger, which is the common complaint with HK. Now, don't get me wrong, I would like a little smoother DA with a little lighter pull, but this trigger does not hold any shooters back if you employ a proper press out and have good tigger control. You CAN get that first shot off just as fast with training. Draw, extend and press trigger to partially actuate the hammer, then break the shot when the sights are fully aligned. Done! Shooting to reset is also not necesssary, which negates the rather long reset. When the shot breaks, you can fully release the trigger and take up the slack all while under recoil if you train to do so. This leaves you against the trigger wall as soon as the sights are aligned. If you use some of these tactics, you will not be at any disadvantage to any other platform of pistol, and you will have the benefit of shooting an hk...utmost reliability and durability.

The P2K has led me to put some strikers on the block and has quickly become a favorite. It is a beauty and a beast! Love it! It has already multiplied and now I have an hk 45c...next is a p30L. I can't believe I didn't know what I was missing!
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Welcome, and know it's better late than never! :)
Love them hammers as well. I have a few striker fired guns, they certainly have their place. However, bought my first H&K in 1997, still have it. Don't know how many rounds fired as I didn't keep records back then. I do know though that I've yet to experience any malfunctions!
 

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Even though the title of this thread gave me sophomoric pause, I'm fully on board with your sentiment.

H&K produces quality products across the caliber spectrum. Pretty dang nice offerings! I know I'm not far off from a compact 9mm or even a full size H&K .45.

By the way, do folks in this community prefer H&K or simply HK? What's the quickest way to learning the secret handshake?
 

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I pulled the trigger on a new p2000 from CDNN Sports for $549. I just couldn't pass up the price and have always admired HKs. Admiration was never enough to just justify the plunge given the price point, and I have been a striker fired guy since 2001. I then started shooting some 1911s and S&W revolvers. Both are a joy, and the Smiths taught me that a DA trigger can be fired just as accurately as a SA trigger with practice. I never feel undergunned carrying a smith revolver, which got me thinking about DA/SA autos. Then I started to carry appendix IWB. I have carried an M&P9c AIWB, but I would never carry in that method at a pistol course or practice extensively at the range with an AIWB holster due to concern about not knowing what the striker was doing during holstering. I figured that if I was going to have a lot of reps in training or practice that I would not carry a striker AIWB because of this concern, which got me thinking about why in the hell would I carry that way if I was uncomfortable practicing that way. Also, if you carry long enough, you will holster that pistol a whole lot of times...aka high reps = more risk for a negligent discharge during administrative gun handling.

You traditional HK guys probably get where I am coming from and fully acknowledge the benefits of having a DA hammer under your thumb when you are reholstering. Let's face it, there is more risk in administrative Gun handling than the average person will encounter while carrying, and having a hammer + keeping your thumb over the hammer reduces the risk of a negligent discharge while holstering to almost zero. The hammer gives you control. The hammer gives you safety. That is well worth the extra time needed to properly train to use a da/sa pistol.

On to the p2000 - what a pistol! It is the perfect "do-it-all" firearm. I can easily conceal the pistol, and it has enough grip and capacity to pull HD duty. It is very accurate, extremely reliable, and handles very fast. On a side note, I'd love a p30 in this size, but I know that is a pipe dream! I really do not see what the fuss is about regarding the trigger, which is the common complaint with HK. Now, don't get me wrong, I would like a little smoother DA with a little lighter pull, but this trigger does not hold any shooters back if you employ a proper press out and have good tigger control. You CAN get that first shot off just as fast with training. Draw, extend and press trigger to partially actuate the hammer, then break the shot when the sights are fully aligned. Done! Shooting to reset is also not necesssary, which negates the rather long reset. When the shot breaks, you can fully release the trigger and take up the slack all while under recoil if you train to do so. This leaves you against the trigger wall as soon as the sights are aligned. If you use some of these tactics, you will not be at any disadvantage to any other platform of pistol, and you will have the benefit of shooting an hk...utmost reliability and durability.

The P2K has led me to put some strikers on the block and has quickly become a favorite. It is a beauty and a beast! Love it! It has already multiplied and now I have an hk 45c...next is a p30L. I can't believe I didn't know what I was missing!
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Congrats! I love my P2000.
 

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Welcome to the world of HK and the P2000....

I love my two: 9 & 40, and they've been my EDC for several months now. The P30 15 round magazine with an X-grip is handy for my back up mag.

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Welcome, and know it's better late than never! :)
Love them hammers as well. I have a few striker fired guns, they certainly have their place. However, bought my first H&K in 1997, still have it. Don't know how many rounds fired as I didn't keep records back then. I do know though that I've yet to experience any malfunctions!
100% agree - striker guns have their place and have pros and cons like any system. They are simply easier to learn on. They have less going on (simplicity), generally have good triggers, and new shooters are likely to shoot strikers better than DA/SA...at least the first shot.

I am just realistic about the negatives regarding safety. Anyone who argues that a striker fired single action (most really are single action triggers without a safety) is just as safe as a DA/SA firearm is kidding themselves.

Yes, if you do not do anything wrong, they are just as safe. I'd rather not bet that I'll never make a mistake in 10s or 100s of thousands of reps and have that hammer sitting under my thumb when I'm carrying a firearm in the appendix position.

After shooting enough double action, I'd venture to say that I prefer a DA/SA for all IWB carry for the same reasons, but I would not have as much of an issue carrying on the hip and zero problems carrying a striker on the hip OWB. Striker guns simply demand an extra level of care.

First group out of the box with the p2000 at 25 yards, standing off hand. If not for the flyer it would be under 3 inches, but that is a good group for me with any firearm, especially one that I have not put a lot of trigger time into. The double action shot was NOT the flyer...go figure.

The rest of the range time was spent doing the FAST drill to practice first shot time and reloads. The paddle release is very quick on reloads!! Holy smoke!...amazed at how intuitive the mag release is. An hk45c mag release should be here this week.
 

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I pulled the trigger on a new p2000 from CDNN Sports for $549. I just couldn't pass up the price and have always admired HKs. Admiration was never enough to just justify the plunge given the price point, and I have been a striker fired guy since 2001. I then started shooting some 1911s and S&W revolvers. Both are a joy, and the Smiths taught me that a DA trigger can be fired just as accurately as a SA trigger with practice. I never feel undergunned carrying a smith revolver, which got me thinking about DA/SA autos. Then I started to carry appendix IWB. I have carried an M&P9c AIWB, but I would never carry in that method at a pistol course or practice extensively at the range with an AIWB holster due to concern about not knowing what the striker was doing during holstering. I figured that if I was going to have a lot of reps in training or practice that I would not carry a striker AIWB because of this concern, which got me thinking about why in the hell would I carry that way if I was uncomfortable practicing that way. Also, if you carry long enough, you will holster that pistol a whole lot of times...aka high reps = more risk for a negligent discharge during administrative gun handling.

You traditional HK guys probably get where I am coming from and fully acknowledge the benefits of having a DA hammer under your thumb when you are reholstering. Let's face it, there is more risk in administrative Gun handling than the average person will encounter while carrying, and having a hammer + keeping your thumb over the hammer reduces the risk of a negligent discharge while holstering to almost zero. The hammer gives you control. The hammer gives you safety. That is well worth the extra time needed to properly train to use a da/sa pistol.

On to the p2000 - what a pistol! It is the perfect "do-it-all" firearm. I can easily conceal the pistol, and it has enough grip and capacity to pull HD duty. It is very accurate, extremely reliable, and handles very fast. On a side note, I'd love a p30 in this size, but I know that is a pipe dream! I really do not see what the fuss is about regarding the trigger, which is the common complaint with HK. Now, don't get me wrong, I would like a little smoother DA with a little lighter pull, but this trigger does not hold any shooters back if you employ a proper press out and have good tigger control. You CAN get that first shot off just as fast with training. Draw, extend and press trigger to partially actuate the hammer, then break the shot when the sights are fully aligned. Done! Shooting to reset is also not necesssary, which negates the rather long reset. When the shot breaks, you can fully release the trigger and take up the slack all while under recoil if you train to do so. This leaves you against the trigger wall as soon as the sights are aligned. If you use some of these tactics, you will not be at any disadvantage to any other platform of pistol, and you will have the benefit of shooting an hk...utmost reliability and durability.

The P2K has led me to put some strikers on the block and has quickly become a favorite. It is a beauty and a beast! Love it! It has already multiplied and now I have an hk 45c...next is a p30L. I can't believe I didn't know what I was missing!
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Welcome and congrats!! I saw that same CDNN ad and almost pulled the trigger. Going to save up funds since I'm eyeing the USP compact in 9mm.
 

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Welcome to the forum Blue. It has been extremely helpful to me in my short time on it. I'm in a similar place as you. My first HK was my USP . 45 Compact Stainless. I did convert it from a DA/SA to a LEM and love it even more now. Because of my USPc, I was looking for another HK EDC to be its companion to it and chose the P2000 V2 9mm. I get to pick it up from my LGS this Friday and can't wait.
 

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Just got back from the range shooting steel with my new to me P2000v3 and my good old friend the Glock 19, I was having too much fun pinging that steel with both. I was easily able to transition from one to another. Both are fast and accurate shooters, and boy did my ammo run out quickly!
 

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Good choice. The P2000 was my EDC until shooting my new VP9 this weekend. Going from the DA/SA to the striker was a bigger difference than I expected. Can't go wrong with either gun!
 

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The P2000 is a great compact firearm. I find that I carry it quite often and am always amazed at how accurate and easy to shoot it is. Thanks for the pic - it really turned out really well.
 

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Sweet pistol, welcome to the addiction.

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Great choice! I'll be adding the P2000 to the family soon.
 

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Congrats on your new P2000! It's a great pistol!

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