P30 Thursday: Week Ten

16-Jul-09 – 20:53 by ToddG

P30-gray-P9

15,935 rounds
7 stoppages, 0 malfunctions, 0 parts breakages

The 15,000 mark has come and gone. In fact, 3,174 rounds have come and gone over the past week.

The test gun (pictured at right with one of its ancestors, the P9S) has now fired 6,000 rounds without cleaning and with only occasional lubrication. Still no problems since it came back from Columbus.

Over the past two weeks, I’ve put a lot of time into reload practice. The magazine well of the P30 is only slightly beveled so as speed cranks up so do the odds of a fumble. Luckily, a little time with a trusty file and then an emory board was all it took to add some flare to the mag well. From a shooting standpoint, this is the only real fault the gun has shown so far. The whole job probably took 15 minutes and while it’s not pretty, it’s functional.

My average reload has improved by about two-tenths of a second, but the number of fumbled reloads has dropped close to zero. From concealment (closed front, untucked polo) I’m averaging at or just below the 1.80-second mark now, though I’ve had some runs hovering on either side of 1.6.

Next week’s report will be coming from U.S. Training Center (formerly Blackwater USA) where pistol-training.com and the P30 endurance test gun have been invited to attend their 5-day, 1,800-round Tactical Pistol course.

Train hard & stay safe! ToddG

Previous P30 Endurance Test posts at pistol-training.com:

  1. 3 Responses to “P30 Thursday: Week Ten”

  2. Looking good,can’t wait for next week.Just interested which one do you think will prove to be more durable the M&P or the P30.I don’t know how valid your prediction are I just want to hear you’re opinion.

    By JD on Jul 17, 2009

  3. Free ammo,free guns,invite to the USA Training Center.
    What is next,I envy you. lol

    By Papershooter on Jul 17, 2009

  4. JD — That’s what we’re testing! 😎

    By ToddG on Jul 18, 2009

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