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My wife's P30s V3 9mm BA, bought NIB in early Feb. Has not done this before but the last time we shot it. Shooting Winchester NATO, everytime we inserted a full mag the slide would release on its own and chamber a round. It does not do this with Rem Gold Saber 124gr (I just tried it). I am guessing it's the ammo. Anyone have anything similar?
 

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Well I thought the same thing but no. It happened when I used the least amount of pressure. I just slapped both mags in with the gold sabers and the slide stayed put. Anomaly?
 

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It happens to my USPc, P30, P30LS, and even Sig 229. So, it's normal.
This has been discussed here many times so if you do a Search, you'll see the threads.
 

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My .40 does it on every mag change now. When it gets broken in it will do it more reliably. I prefer it on tactical mag changes, just slam that baby in and go. Just got to get the HK45 broke in enough now!!!
 

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Note to self: try using search first! Thanks Guys.
 

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Well I wonder if my P30 .40 will eventually do it. Bought in Jan. LNIB... DK the round count. I have only put about 500 thru it. Damn, I need more range time and less work time. Love my P30
 

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i can get my p30 to do it every time, but my USP will only do it about half the time... dont know why the USP won't all the time. i would think the heavier loaded mag would help out with that
 

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Well I wonder if my P30 .40 will eventually do it. Bought in Jan. LNIB... DK the round count. I have only put about 500 thru it. Damn, I need more range time and less work time. Love my P30
I would bet it probably will do it already. Lock back the slide and insert the mag with some force, or just insert the mag normally and give it a solid hit on the bottom and I would bet that the slide will drop.

i can get my p30 to do it every time, but my USP will only do it about half the time... dont know why the USP won't all the time. i would think the heavier loaded mag would help out with that
The weight of the mag doesn't really have anything to do with it. Since the P30 has longer slide releases it takes less force to bump them up (therefore releasing the slide) than it does on the USP with the shorter slide releases. Think of it like a lever. The longer the lever the less force is required.
 

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If trigger finger is rested on top of slide release while changing mags, slide will drop every time, even when moderate force is used to seat mag in place. For me it works even with 1911 (I'm lefty). HKs with release levers on both sides allow that for every user.
 

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It happens to my USPc, P30, P30LS, and even Sig 229. So, it's normal.
This has been discussed here many times so if you do a Search, you'll see the threads.
Same here. I believe that it's even mentioned in the manual. Nothing to worry about, just to be aware of.
 

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I thought mine didn't do it in the beginning until I used enough force and I love that feature. One less thing to worry about so you can focus on aiming!
 

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Not to resurrect this, but I was "playing" with my P2000 and am continuously amazed at the gun's quality and engineering, and have always been a fan of this feature. As others have noted, mine has always done it successfully, and I have no fears about it not stripping a round of successfully. I certainly don't consider it a problem for my carry gun, as it IS an HK after all.

What I will say, though, is that I believe (with no evidence) that it was HKs way of replicating the P7's slide-release feature with the grip safety without any external mechanisms necessary to accomplish it. And odds are, if you're in any type of 'combat' situation and need to reload, you're going to be ramming that magazine home. Granted, their slide-release levers are the easiest in the industry (in my humble opinion; I also don't own a Sig, so please forgive me), but it's another point in HKs column.

Also, the fact that other German guns do it (I would say) points to it being rather well-understood and quite intentional, despite any legal disclaimers.
 

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my p2000sk does it all the time. what puzzles me is that i cant have my USP do it when i try, even when i ram a full mag in - but during competition when im not trying, it ALWAYS happens ?(@[email protected])! competing in IPSC standard with 16 round JF mags, where 16 and 32 round courses are common, i get a lot of open slide situations.
 
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