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Just brought home a new p30L. It won't take down! Never seen something like this. Ive owned many HK firearms including several p30s, so I know how to take it down. Has anyone else had this trouble? Am I missing something??
 

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Make sure the magazine is out :)
Make sure the pin is our fully
Press lightly down on the rear of the slide when sliding off.

Im sure all this was covered. I had a hard time with a new kne myself. Until i pressed down on rear of slide lightly at same time while sliding off.
 

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Make sure the pin is our fully
You pull the lever out completely/fully?

There is a reason why you don't want the slide release lever out fully, which is the same reason why the lever is captive. It should be out just enough for you to see the red and when you feel it stops where it should be. Don't yank it all the way out or you will have to buy a new TRS.
 

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Make sure the magazine is out :)
Make sure the pin is our fully
Press lightly down on the rear of the slide when sliding off.

Im sure all this was covered. I had a hard time with a new kne myself. Until i pressed down on rear of slide lightly at same time while sliding off.
I finally got it off with ALOT of force. Put it back on and off for the last hour. Sometimes it would slide right off and sometimes I would have to do what you said and push down on the back and slide off. It seems that one of or all four of the little polymer rails is hanging up the slide. Very frustrating. Not sure if I should keep tinkering with it or bring it back to the store tomorrow...
 

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Aren't you supposed to just pop the pin from the opposite side just enough to see the "red" then the slide will come off. It shouldn't require any substantial force. It's not designed to come out like the pin/lever in a USP. Am I missing something?
Yes, I just pull out the pin as far as it goes. Its captive.
 

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Sorry chairman0385 my bad. I didn't realize TooSixy had already said this. I deleted my post. I misunderstood your post. Excuse me while I spank myself ;-)
 

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Well just tried it again. Now its not coming off no matter how hard I pull it. Oh well, I'm sure HK will make it right.
 

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I think you might have it misaligned or something. Can you take a video so we can see what you're doing, or a picture at least?
 

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I think you might have it misaligned or something. Can you take a video so we can see what you're doing, or a picture at least?
Def not misaligned. This is the 4th P30 that I've owned and all my previous ones slide off like butter. Something is just wrong with this one. Ill take it in tomorrow and see what they say.
 

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Def not misaligned. This is the 4th P30 that I've owned and all my previous ones slide off like butter. Something is just wrong with this one. Ill take it in tomorrow and see what they say.
Okay, with some important qualifying information like that I can support you calling HK customer service to get it looked at. I know they're a pain in the ass to pull back, because it's literally the farthest you have to drag the slide back to break it down. Let us know how it goes.
 

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Played around with it some more. I finally got the slide off again. This time I removed the barrel and spring. Then I put the slide back on the frame and ran it back and forth with no problem. So, there is no issue with the slide to frame. Reassembled the pistol and had trouble taking it down again. I noticed that if I clamped my hand around the barrel and the trigger guard with my left hand and then pushed the back of the slide with my right thumb, it takes down every time now. So anyways that's my progress so far, thanks for all the help fellas.
 

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Just a thought. Is the disconnect moving freely if you push down on it?
Good question, just checked and yeah its moving freely. Ive gotten the disassembly to the point where now if it gets stuck, all I have to do is give a little downward pressure at the mid/front of the slide and push the back of the slide simultaneously. Then it pops right off. Now I don't know if this is a "quirk" of this particular pistol or if its a manufacturing defect. Now that I can get the slide off every time, even if its not the way I'm used to, I'm not sure if its worth bringing back to the store or not. What do you guys think???
 

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So , what's the problem ? You holding the slide back far enough to clear the cross bolt ? I've got 2 P30L's and have never had this issue . Also, this noise about pushing down and pulling up on the slide to get it off is BS . The disconnector doesn't put that much upward pressure on it .
 
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