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Just wanted to give a quick report after shooting my "new" to me P2000sk, finally. The transaction took a long time due to the mail, USPS shipping and waiting for a check to clear at a bank. That having been said, I'm pleased with my first trip to the range this morning. This is my second HK now. I bought a nice used P30LS in .40 Smith & Wesson, then started looking for something a bit smaller and easier to conceal, after taking the CCW course here. I settled on the sk as it is the same cartridge, uses similar magazines and is a more compact version. After looking for a while, I found what I was looking for and decided to take a chance on a long-distance transaction. While the weapon was as stated, the round count was a bit overly optimistic, but with an H&K, I'm not too concerned about barrel wear or function. As usual, it was pretty dirty inside (doesn't anyone clean weapons now?), but a bit of time, some solvent and scrubbing put things right and took care of that issue.

I got a holster from Cotton for it yesterday, so a trip to the range was in order today. He made this one out of the same material my son has from this past Christmas, and as usual I'm pleased with the fit & finish. It holds well, is an easy draw and tucks in nicely. Here's a shot or two showing it in place. I can't stress enough how decent a guy he is to do business with. Please check out his web site if you're looking for something nice and a great value as well. Home





Since this is a range report, I'll give you my first impression of the sk in 40 Smith & Wesson. One concern to me was the grip. I don't have large hands (5'7" & 160#), but I was a bit concerned with the grip and my little finger's ability to maintain a good, firm control with this light weapon, the 180 grain hp loads I shoot, and the recoil. The P30L is a great gun to shoot and control, because the grip is so nice. Would the sk be the same with that short magazine well? I'm pleased to say that I was very pleasantly surprised with the comfort aspect of this weapon. It does tend to jam my fingers together tightly, but I actually found this to be a benefit with the control of the weapon. Another aspect I was concerned about was the short sight radius. It is significantly shorter than the P30L, so again, I was concerned with my ability to shoot it well enough. I set up a target and fired three rounds off a rest, just to check the sights & printing of my load. I guess I worry too much. It performed perfectly, although I don't always do as well. A few shots with both hands holding and I was beginning to smile. This little gun is wonderful to shoot. It is much easier to conceal than its larger brother, a bit lighter and certainly every bit as accurate as I will ever need in a close-quarters situation.

I think confidence is important in anything we do. In a combative environment, the last thing I want to worry about is the function or accuracy of a weapon. I can honestly say that this little gem is worthy of your consideration. It never failed to feed, fire or eject. Oh, while I'm at it, I guess I should mention that the ejection from this gun is "brisk & snappy" with a fairly hot load. I put the Winchester Ranger bonded 180 grain hollow points through it, and my brass was landing two benches over from my station. Fortunately, it wasn't peppering the guy next door, but it was flying a long distance. The P30 doesn't do this as badly, but I guess it just depends on the weapon, load and the fact that each one is different. So to sum things up, I really like this little sk and am confident in my ability to handle it well. Nice to see a new horse in the stable. Yep, I've definitely gotten the HK bug.
 

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I have xgrips on mine with P2000 LE marked mags. Gives your hands a little more room. I shot it with and without and I carry and shoot with xgrips on my sk.
 

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Great report! I too had trouble with the finger bunched grip. X-grips are OK but for my CCW needs defeated the purpose of the SK. I took some advice off this forum and did a little Dremel work to take the angle off the mag plate. Now that, trijicons, and an HK45C mag release and it's darn near perfect for CCW. Milt Sparks IWB for me.
 

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Sorry, been too busy recently. The holster is from Cotton Inks in Texas (near Austin). It's the Tex45 Pancake. Basic shape, but a nice fit with good hold and easy draw. He's a great guy and will do a good job at a very fair price.
 

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How are you liking the holster? Do you recall the specific color that you ordered? It looks nice in the brown color and I am trying to decide on an OWB hoslter for an SK.
 

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How are you liking the holster? Do you recall the specific color that you ordered? It looks nice in the brown color and I am trying to decide on an OWB hoslter for an SK.
I just asked for brown, so you may have to ask Cotton what he actually did. I really like what he does & am not too picky about those types of things, he's more particular than I am. Best, tim
 

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Here's a comparison shot of the new vs. old recoil springs for the P2000sk. HK Parts sent me the assembly and I got it when I returned home from Phoenix yesterday. The lower one is new, the upper one has quite a few rounds through it, but it's a used weapon, so I don't know a round count. I would have to guess it as several thousand, at least. The new one has a bit more friction when the springs move, but the actual pressures involved I am not able to measure. It feels a bit tighter, but I'm not taking any bets on the actual ejection it will do. I'll report back after a range test, which may prove to be inconclusive, at best.

The upper assembly is certainly showing some signs of wear. If you examine the red spring closely, you will see that the right side edges of the coils have some shiny, bright, wear marks which catch the light. Likewise, the larger part of the plunger on the left side shows some signs of wear under the spring, where the finish shows up as more of a brown color than the blued finish of the newer part beneath it.

All in all, the newer part has just a bit more of a "sharp" feel to it, due to the friction from the new parts sliding over and inside of the new springs and wear surfaces. I'll report back when I get a chance to go back to the range again, perhaps this weekend if I'm lucky?

 

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IMO, you wasted your money in upgrading the reoil spring assembly based solely on appearance. The "old" recoil spring assembly may have a few rounds on it, but certainly not a few "thousand" nor even a few "hundred." Hardly broken in, IMO.
 

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New plunger & springs

Thanks for your opinion, but since it is my money to waste, I value your opinion, if not your input. As an uneducated, opinionated neophyte and uneducated construction worker, I reserve my right to my opinion as well. I will most certainly post my impressions after firing this weapon with the new spring (right or wrong).

My used P30LS has a "few hundred rounds" down the tube that I actually know of, and looks to be in much better shape internally, so I based my round count on overall wear on the outside, year of manufacture and wear of gliding metal internally. Best, etc.
 

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Back from the range

Well, things are a bit better now with respect to the brass ejection question. I fired my standard target load with the new spring assembly and it has helped a bit (180 grain Blazer, brass case, FMJ). I'm only slinging brass over the next guy shooting to my right, not two benches down as before, so it seems to have helped a little. Didn't fire anything really hot this time, but I'm glad I was able to at least find my brass.

Was it a wast of money? No, IMO it wasn't, because I was able to see a difference in the spent brass not being ejected as far (granted, it would take a while to pay for itself in spent brass with the price of the part). I was a bit concerned with the ejector being hammered so hard each time the weapon cycled, so peace of mind is certainly worth it. I'm doing a bit better now with my grip & groups and all in all it was a nice day at the range. I do like this P2000sk and would recommend it as a worthy addition to your collection. Easy to handle and extremely accurate to shoot. Life is good! Best, tim
 

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Good read Thank you for sharing. My local dealer has a P2000 in .40cal as well used I might it up for myself, I mean My wife ;D
 

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I would say your wife would like shooting it, but that's just my opinion....
 
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