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I currently own the following:
P2000sk 9mm light LEM
P2000 40S&W light LEM
VP9
VP40
P30L 40S&W light LEM
HK45T light LEM

I have one LEM 9mm and two LEM 40S&W, so I've decided to get another LEM 9mm. The P30sk is too much like the P2000sk, so it's between the P2000 and the P30. The P2000 is cheaper and is just about the perfect size. The P30 would fill a model gap in my collection and has more sight options. I keep going back and forth between the two, so for those of you who own both the P2000 and the P30 in 9mm light LEM, which would you choose if you could only have one?
 

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The P2000 remains my all time favorite pistol and gets my vote. Sleek and very easy to carry yet large enough to be a serious, fighting pistol. My P2000 pistols get carried and shot all the time while my various P30 live in the safe. Bill
 

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One other thing about the P2000 is that it allows for more magazine flexibility, accepting both P2000 and P30 magazines. On the other hand, the P30 has more grip configuration options, and comes in light LEM out of the box, whereas the P2000 will require a couple of spring swaps.
 

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The P2000 gets my vote as well simply because of the price difference, which I'll never be able to understand.
 

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The P2000 remains my all time favorite pistol and gets my vote. Sleek and very easy to carry yet large enough to be a serious, fighting pistol. My P2000 pistols get carried and shot all the time while my various P30 live in the safe. Bill
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I've been going over the same thing. To me the P2000 came out ahead and I'm currently looking for a 9mm v2. I think the P2000 excels as a carry gun which is what I need. For a range/competition gun my VP9 fits that role better.
 

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I've been going over the same thing. To me the P2000 came out ahead and I'm currently looking for a 9mm v2. I think the P2000 excels as a carry gun which is what I need. For a range/competition gun my VP9 fits that role better.
It'd be a no-brainer if I didn't have a P2000sk already, thus my dilemma.
 

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The P2000 remains my all time favorite pistol and gets my vote. Sleek and very easy to carry yet large enough to be a serious, fighting pistol. My P2000 pistols get carried and shot all the time while my various P30 live in the safe. Bill
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Not the same calibers.
My P30 is 40 and P2000 is 357 (although I've got a 40 barrel and never use it).
Love both, but the P2000 for me is absolutely the perfect size for concealed carry.
It's the perfect balance of size, weight and ease of shooting well.
 

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The P2000 gets my vote as well simply because of the price difference, which I'll never be able to understand.
I expect the prices of these to even out relatively soon on P30 9mm (probably similar to P2000), I've noticed them already coming down… finding V3 9mm Gray models at sub $700 prices now.

My guess is they have in fact competed too closely with there own product in the VP9 release (against P30 9mm as they are very comparable in MANY ways)… how many average people will see the additional value over the VP9 in the P30?

I would think that given current trends in the industry, many would choose striker fired over hammer given the choice. Just seems to be the way things are headed, though there will always be diehard hammer guys. Bring on VP9SK...
 

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Well I guess the question is what do you want to use it for?
I currently have the VP9 in my nightstand safe for HD, but I'd be more comfortable with a LEM gun in that role. The only 9mm (which I want for HD as my wife prefers it) LEM gun I currently have is my P2000sk, and I want something with a longer barrel.
 

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The P2k9 is my EDC and has been for 10 years. I have 34 other handguns including the P30 LEM also but the P2K is reliable and easy to carry IWB. I'm one of Ayoob's senior instructors and this gun has fired up to 2K rounds during a advanced Instructor class without a single malfunction.
 

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Wow I'm really surprised how one-sided this has turned out. I've never shot a P30 (just my P30L in 40S&W), but I figured some of its attributes (longer sight radius, greater capacity, more available night sight options, grip configurations, front slide serrations, out-of-the-box light LEM, grippier texture) would have won it some support. Very interesting.
 

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The P2000 has a strange little cult following......for those that CCW.

I've got a P30L 9mm lite LEM V0 and a P2000 .357S and .40 V1 LEM.

For CCW the P2000 in lite LEM is hands down my favorite. It is about the perfect sized carry pistol and the LEM IMHO is about the perfect trigger. The P30 isn't all that much larger, but in someways all that "just a little bit larger" starts to add up.

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Wow I'm really surprised how one-sided this has turned out. I've never shot a P30 (just my P30L in 40S&W), but I figured some of its attributes (longer sight radius, greater capacity, more available night sight options, grip configurations, front slide serrations, out-of-the-box light LEM, grippier texture) would have won it some support. Very interesting.
I actually shoot my P30 better than my P2000 or VP9.
But the P30/VP9 guns are more of a service pistol to me.
The P2000 is noticeably more compact and easy to carry/conceal.
 

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OP, most of the comments in support of the P2000 are based on it's carry characteristics. I think if it's for HD, the P30 makes more sense because of the reasons you listed. It's the better tool for the intended job, IMHO.

I have the opposite plan working - I carry a P30 (actually, just switched to carrying my P30L) and I'm getting a P2000 for summer carry. I think it's a better tool for THAT job.
 

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I have 4 HKS; a P30, HK45c, P30sk, and a P2000sk. I did have a P2000. All of these were 9mm except for the HK45c. I bought the P2000 first, then the P30. After I got the P30, I loved the feel of it much better than the P2000. I can't tell any difference in carry between the two, but I shoot the P30 better. Also, I can get off more accurate quicker shots (i.e. mozambique drill). I ended up trading the p2000 for the HK45c (with a little to boot). I love the P30 best of my HKs. I like the P30sk better than my P2000sk, although I sometimes carry the p2000sk. It is a personal thing. I have fired about 5000 rounds through my P30 so far and have never had a malfunction. It would be my go to gun in a battle.
 

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I am leaning towards the P30 for a HD role, as I already have a P2000 (albeit in 40S&W) and I don't yet own a P30 in any caliber. Still, I haven't bought anything yet. I am told that HK unveils new models at the NRA show, so I may wait it out. Or maybe I won't...
 

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Depends what you want to use it for. IMHO the P2000 concealed carries better. I prefer the P30 ergos and keep it as a nightstand gun.
 
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