Heckler & Koch Keeping Focus on the P30SK and VP40 — Shot Show 2016


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Walking into the Heckler & Koch booth at SHOT Show 2016 we were greeted by their full catalog on display, but the focus was squarely on their latest guns, the P30SK, and the VP40. Fans of the brand still have reason to be optimistic for new launches in 2016. The company has been launching guns as they are ready, instead of saving them up for one big annual show. They’ve been slowly refining the existing pistols, and building caliber options, too.

If you missed either of our reviews on the new HK pistols that were launched at last year’s SHOT Show, we’re here to help. Follow the links below.

The P30SK is a polymer-framed subcompact pistol designed with concealed-carry in mind. It has the same trigger systems, magazines, and ergonomics of the full-size P30, making it the ideal backup pistol or summer weather alternative for anyone who carries a P30. Like the P30, the P30SK has interchangeable grip panels and back-straps, allowing shooters to adjust the grip to fit their hands with more than two dozen possible grip configurations.

See Also: Heckler & Koch P30SK: A Carry Gun You’ll Want to Carry to the Range!

P30SK Specifications

  • Caliber: 9mm Luger
  • Capacity: 10 rounds standard, extended magazines available
  • Trigger: Double-action/single-action with manual safety, decocker, or both, light LEM DAO
  • Length: 6.42 inches
  • Barrel: 3.27 inches
  • Height: 4.57 inches
  • Width: Up to 1.37 inches
  • Weight with empty magazine: 24 ounces
All the beauty and grace of a full-sized P30 - now in a Sub-Kompact fun size!

All the beauty and grace of a full-sized P30 – now in a Sub-Compact fun size!

The VP40 is a polymer-framed striker-fired full-size pistol, a real modernized duty weapon. Owing to the striker-fired action this gun is much more user-friendly than a traditional double-action/single-action pistol with a manual safety or decocker. The VP40 has replaceable grip panels and backstraps like the P30, P30SK, and VP9 allowing the user to mold the gun to their hand.

See Also: H&K VP40 Review — Great Pistol with More Punch

Not a beauty queen, but not ugly either. The ergonomics and aggressive control surfaces come first.

Not a beauty queen, but not ugly either. The ergonomics and aggressive control surfaces come first.

VP40 Specifications

  • Caliber: .40 S&W
  • Capacity: 13 rounds
  • Trigger: Pre-set striker
  • Length: 7.34 inches
  • Barrel: 4.09 inches
  • Height: 5.45 inches
  • Width: 1.32 inches
  • Weight with magazine: 26.6 ounces

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  • Frank Engle February 2, 2016, 10:42 am

    I am delighted to see the VP 30 available with safety and decocker mode (Variant 1 on my USP’s) Although I also own a Glock and M&P, I am in favor of more than a “Trigger Safety” on a carry gun. I also have several XDm’s and consider the grip safety a viable alternative as well.

  • M@ February 2, 2016, 8:24 am

    I was really hoping they were going to release a VP9SK or VP45. Those would be awesome.

  • Vince Marzella February 2, 2016, 6:27 am

    Personaly I happen to think the P 30 is a beautiful looking weapon one that I would definitely were on my side, I love a weapon that feels like you have one on your side and in a 9mm / 40 cal. Good choice you have my 100 percent. I would definitely buy one.

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