+P in P30?

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  1. jgedmond

    jgedmond Active Member

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    I pretty much settled on Speer GDHP 124gr +P for my personal defense and carry loads. I know that these are no problem with my USP9 and the HK manual expressly states that +P is OK. However, the P30 manual does not recommend +P loads.

    Since I am still breaking in the P30 (only ~150 rounds so far), I have not put any +P through it. Any opinions or experience with +P in a P30?
     


  2. Texas1911

    Texas1911 TGT Addict

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    It's fine, I put +P+ through mine on top of a diet of other +P loads.

    HK is going to put whatever they can to avoid being sued in the manual. The gun will eat thousands of rounds of +P and even has a buffer in the recoil spring assembly.
     
  3. SIG_Fiend

    SIG_Fiend Administrator TGT Supporter Admin

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    It is my understanding that the P30, HK45/C and many of the USP variants were tested at the factory (during their endurance testing) with thousands of rounds of +P. I think the recommendation against it is more a CYA thing, but judging by everything else I've seen it sounds like pretty much any USP variant is GTG with +P and a relatively steady diet of it as well.
     
  4. jgedmond

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    Cool. I figured the P30 could physically take it, but the difference in the manual language was odd to me since these are both date code AI guns.
     
  5. jgedmond

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    thanks HK_Fiend
     
  6. 40Arpent

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    Does it actually say +P is not recommended, or does it not say anything at all?
     
  7. jgedmond

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    My "P Series Operator's Manual " says that it was "Revised April 2007" at the bottom of the title page. On page 18 at the end of Section 4 "Ammunition" it says and I quote:

    "NOTE: Use of +P and +P+ ammunition accelerates wear and reduces the service life on the component parts of any pistol, including the P Series pistols, and is not recommended. For further information on ammunition selection, contact HKI Customer Service at 205-655-8299."

    I called HK-USA and the guy basically parroted the manual at first and then kinda grudgingly said well a little +P won't hurt it.
     
  8. 40Arpent

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    Thanks jg, very interesting.
     

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