Heckler & Koch has established a reputation for quality and reliability. Just think of how many HK MP5s have been used by law enforcement and military personnel across the globe over the decades, and that’s just one weapon platform. HK’s reputation extends to its other systems, too, including its pistols. In the upcoming February 2014 issue of Guns & Weapons for Law Enforcement, author Kevin Davis wrings out the new HK P30 in 9mm.

The 9mm P30 is a polymer-frame pistol with a 3.86-inch barrel, and it comes with two 15-round magazines. As Davis writes, “When I opened the box that the HK P30 pistol arrived in, I was immediately reminded of the quality of craftsmanship so evident in my favorite MP5 submachine gun. The fit and finish of the pistol shows extreme attention to detail. This striker-fired pistol felt good in my hand, and it comes with interchangeable backstraps and grip panels. Three sizes of backstraps and grip panels are included—small, medium and large—and the medium set came installed on the gun. Although I shot the pistol with the medium backstrap and grip panels installed, I later changed them out for the smaller-sized units, and the pistol felt even better in my large hand.”

To learn more about the HK P30 and how it performed at the range, check out the February 2014 issue of Guns & Weapons for Law Enforcement, available on newsstands and digitally November 26, 2013. To subscribe, go to

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