The P30L is a longer barreled P30, it is only available in the European market, it is not in .40, it is akin to a 9mm target model (for lack of a better term). It would be cool if they were to import it.. the P30 is only slightly longer than a P2000, the P30L would be more in line with a full size duty gun in my opinion, although I would turn down a P30 either....
There will be a P30 in .40sw. Question is, how soon?
Perhaps, but HK touted the USP as a handgun that was built for the 40 cal from the ground up, not a modified 9mm (the 40 cal USP was introduced before the 9mm). I suppose HK could always say they intended the P30 to be made in 40 cal when they initially designed it.There has been a history of 9mm handguns becoming .40S&W handguns. Look at the Beretta 92 and 96. So maybe there are no plans currently in the works, but it would stand to reason that they would make one in the future.
You should change your username to "Nostradamus".There will be a P30 in .40sw. Question is, how soon?
My guess is it will go like this;
P30L 9mm & .40sw
Then eventually, a P30 sub compact, and the phase out of the USP and P2K line.
I'd love a P30L in .40sw, but I dont expect to have that option here in the US for at least a couple years.
Actually, according to a German gun mag the P30 was designed to handle .40 S&W. The 9mm has some kind of spacer inside the magazine.Perhaps, but HK touted the USP as a handgun that was built for the 40 cal from the ground up, not a modified 9mm (the 40 cal USP was introduced before the 9mm). I suppose HK could always say they intended the P30 to be made in 40 cal when they initially designed it.
True, but the "new" P250 Compact is made by SigArms in NH (or however they call themselves now) and Bud Fini, SIG Sauer's Vice President of Marketing has made this annoucement recently:Ever seen a P250 in a caliber other than 9mm?
Sig Sauer Germany has said for years now that they would bring out the 250 in other calibers, but what happened? Nothing.