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Hello everyone, I currently have a p30sk and will be getting a P30 soon for my edc.I want to keep the sk for niche times where I need the concealment.My issue is the sk is almost the same weight and not much smaller than the P30. Love the sk but I’m struggling to find a purpose for it as it’s too small to shoot like a full size but too big to conceal like a micro compact. How much better does the sk conceal vs a P30? Thanks everyone
 

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I have both as well. To be honest. There (to me) is not much difference to shake a stick at between the two. I guess there is a very slight advantage of conceal ability with the sk, slightly. I think you’ll find that you’ll enjoy carrying the standard p30 more than the p30sk. I also have a p2000sk and p2000. I prefer and carry the standard 2000 WAY more than the sk version. I can also say this about my G19 over my G26. I wouldn’t get rid of the sk though!! Keep it, love it and it will use magazines from the p30 so why not right!!!
 

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I personally prefer the SK and carry it with the 10 round mag and a 17 round P30 spare. For me and my short body it is much easier to conceal than the full grip of the P30 and it is every bit as accurate in my hands.
 

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I've had all three P30 models (sk, standard, & L). I actually just sold my P30L v3, partly because I prefer v1 LEM triggers. I also didn't see the point as the only difference was 1/2" of barrel. I find the P30sk is capable of filling most roles simply by using a different size magazine (I typically run the 13rds). However if you want to shoot matches with it the P30 is a better choice, more for the fact mag changes will be easier and faster if you're not having to partally let go of the grip to drop a sleeved magazine.
 
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Well it is all about concealed carry and how easy it is for you to pull it off. What clothes and how you wear them. I carry with a 10rd mag, but keep a 12 or 13rd mag as a spare, and if I carry with that 13rd mag, it is more noticeable, depending on what I am doing at the time.

If you are always wearing a sport coat or suit it would be a lot easier to carry a full size.
 

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Years ago I would edc larger guns like the p30, usp, etc. I am now at the point where the p30sk size is what I carry on my belt OWB even when in the woods or mountains. My p30 and p30l, USPs, and so on have become back pack guns, range bag guns, or night stand guns. I just cannot see a reason to IWB edc something bigger than a g43/p365 or something similar with all the great options available. Really hoping HK comes out with a better edc option soon. I know people on here will say they carry their Mark 23 everyday, but my years of carry experience have led me to the high capacity smaller lighter options that are super shootable and make even the sk models feel like a brick. Do love my p30s, just have moved past them as edc options. Its different for everyone, hope you find the one that works best for you!
 

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The SK is TWO sizes smaller than the P30. If you want something ONE size smaller get the P2000.
This is the correct answer, I feel the P2000 is really in the goldilock's zone for mme. The P30 is too big in the grip, I don't care for the palm swells and much prefer the straight sides. The slide is a touch shorter also which makes for more carry options. I like high OWB for something this short for many reasons.
 

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The reduced weight of the sk is different enough to warrant carrying it for long days when you're doing a lot of movement or on your feet. You wouldn't think five to seven rounds of 9mm would make that much difference, but it does.
 

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I had a P2K at the same time I owned a P2KSK. Never carried the SK.

I now own both a P30 and a P30SK. I do carry the SK with a 13rd mag, though I like the grip on the P30 a bit better.

After carrying for forty years I've learned that fractions of an inch can matter, both in comfort and concealability. Because the clothing we are wearing dictate which gun is the right gun just as the situation we are in dictates the right clothing to wear, some guns just work better with certain clothes and fit certain situations better. So I have both to ensure that I can carry one or the other in most situations. But then I like most all guns and they are a hobby to me. I have guns that are "no excuses" guns in that I would have no excuse to not have at least one of them in any circumstance where concealed carry is legal. I don't wear swimming trunks or speedos so a pocket pistol, aka a no excuses gun, is always doable.

I sold my P2K and P2KSK because I couldn't shoot them well without grip sleeves. The P30 family has the most comfortable and natural pointing characteristic that I've ever found. I don't see myself getting rid of them. Long story short keep both, otherwise you may regret letting the little brother go.
 

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My P30 is my colder weather carry, where my P30SK is my warmer weather carry. I run my SK with the standard 10rd mag with the 17rd follower for 12rd in the flush fit mag. My spare is the 13rd with the same setup for 15 rd.

The P30SK is easier to conceal than the P30 for me, but I can conceal the P30 pretty easily. Now, if they ever offered a P30 in the same size as a P2000, I would sell my P30 and P30SK in a heartbeat.
 

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The P30SK conceals better than the P30 and offers more flexability. While I typically CCW my P30SK with the 13 round magazine I sometimes do carry it with the 10 round magazine and the grip length is significantly shorter than the P30 with either option for me. I tried shooting the P2000 but prefer my P30SK over it and shoot it better.

with 13 round magazine that gives me full grip.





 

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The P30 SK conceals better hands down. It's not about the barrel length but the length of the grip. Stick with the 10-rounders in the SK to maintain that advantage, and carry a 13-rounder as a backup if you want it.

The P30 takes a Surefire X300, whereas the P30 SK does not.

Therefore, take one with you and leave one in the safe. (y) Problem solved. Haha.
 

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I’d keep both. I have a p30 lem, vp9 and a vp9sk. I had an OD green HK45 Tactical that I regret selling(purchased my first home). I think you may regret it when you let go of either one. Just my 2 cents.
 
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