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I placed an order with a guy I know for a p2000 v2 in 40 s&w last night only to get a call this morning where he told me he's only able to order the v3. Has HK stopped importing them or are government contracts snatching all of them up? I have been wanting this pistol for a longgggg time so any information would be greatly appreciated so I can formulate a plan to get one of these things in my possession as soon as i can and mend my little broken heart that I have right now lol
 

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Not sure of which is what (LEM vs conventional DA/SA/decocker) on the P-series pistols... but I was scrambling to find a P2000 .40 LEM last year when the wife decided to upgrade her carry caliber.

HK told me that P2000 LEM production has been a "work in progress", in regards to moving it here; apparently, the LEM doesn't sell well in Europe, and he said that the new contract they had just signed with DHS for a quantity of .40 P2000 LEM pistols stipulated that they be produced here. So one would assume they're gearing up Wilcox to do it.

All of this is hearsay (albeit from a guy at HK when I called to see if they had one), but I can tell you that in July/August of last year, there simply weren't any .40 P2000 LEM pistols to be had. I found a used one at a gun store, and a NIB example at, of all places, a gun show. So I lucked out. Haven't looked in a while, so I have no clue what the current situation is.

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hmmm that would make sense to why they aren't available. The father shop to my local gun shop has a new one but it is in 9mm and idk how I feel about going down to that because I've only shot 40 and 45 and because I'm not very knowledgeable of how well the 9mm fairs as a self defense round
 

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hmmm that would make sense to why they aren't available. The father shop to my local gun shop has a new one but it is in 9mm and idk how I feel about going down to that because I've only shot 40 and 45 and because I'm not very knowledgeable of how well the 9mm fairs as a self defense round
Speer Gold Dot 9mm +P 124 gr JHP SIM-TEST w/denim - YouTube Watch from 3:00 to the end. I load my Glock 26 with Corbon 115 grain DPX, loaded hot and no chance of jacket seperation because it's a all copper bullet. Read up on Jason Falla as well, he's a well known tactical operator that swears by the Glock 17. I know you don't know me but please trust me when I say this... It's all about shot placement, a well placed 9mm round will always be better than a .40 or .45 in a non vital area. Read up on the advancements in self defense loads for the 9mm and I think you will be quite surprised.
 

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I see tons of them for sale on other gun forum classifieds. If it can be LNIB and doesn't have to be NIB, you can find one quickly and probably save quite a bit.

I'm taking me P2000 LEM V1 .40 off right now because it's time for bed.:wink:
 

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Thanks for the info Darebear I'll be sure to do more reading on the 9mm so it can have a fair shot. Have to say though 01deuce's solution is verrry appealing.
 

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Buds Guns/Buds Police Supply has P2000 V2 pistols in stock. No .40S&W, though. They have a "tell me when back in stock" function on their website.

I'm not convinced .40S&W has enough advantage over modern 9mm JHP. .45ACP does, but not .40S&W. But that's just me so I have an HK45C (and a USP9C) and nothing at all in .40S&W. Too many calibers are hard to manage..

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Depends on your definition of "too many".

I had no use for .40 S&W... until my bride decided she wanted to "upgrade" from 9mm. She wanted to stay with her beloved P2000, so that narrowed the field quite a bit.

I have since begun reloading for it, and acquired a couple of USPc .40s for me. True enough, she and I don't do 9mm anymore, but my grandson does with his favored Beretta 92, so I still have to keep him fed; meaning I have .45, .40, and Euro Pellet to "manage".

Caliber changes on a Dillon 550 are relatively painless...:wink:

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