Pistol News from Heckler & Koch

17-Jul-09 – 21:46 by ToddG

logo_hkToday, I had the opportunity to spend a few hours with Mr. Wayne Weber, President of HK-USA. We spent most of our time on the range, but managed to find a few minutes to discuss the future of HK’s pistol lineup.

P30 LEM: Perhaps thanks in some small part to the success of the P30 endurance test gun, next year HK-USA may begin to import the Variant 4 (mid-weight LEM trigger, like our endurance test gun) instead of the current Variant 2 (heaviest LEM trigger).

P30 mags: Expected by the end of the month. (I don’t think it matters which month, since this is what HK Germany tells HK-USA every month)

P30 .40 S&W: Expected the fourth quarter of this year.

P30S: When it becomes available in the first quarter of 2010, it will be the standard configuration for the HK commercial market: a DA/SA pistol with thumb safety on the frame and P2000-style decocker button on the back of the pistol. The Variant 3 (DA/SA without the safety lever) and LEM will still be available, but will be marketed more toward law enforcement and military customers.

PSPs: HK-USA is getting in a substantial shipment of “Grade A” and “Grade B” used P7 PSP pistols, each of which will be sold with two magazines. They are also expecting over 1,000 additional spare magazines.

P46: The project is officially dead. HK felt it did not provide adequate ballistics in handgun form.

P11: Has been officially declassified. Who knows, an “HK P11” t-shirt may be coming to a gun shop near you soon.

Thanks, of course, to Mr. Weber for taking the time to fill us in on the immediate future of HK pistols!

Train hard & stay safe! ToddG

  1. 7 Responses to “Pistol News from Heckler & Koch”

  2. Todd – any word or comment on the P30L w/ LEM? That would seem to make sense for IDPA and more practical applications as a duty gun, and, as I understand it, its already available in Europe and its advertised as being available on the HK USA website.

    By John Taylor on Jul 18, 2009

  3. Did he expound on HK’s disdain for the non-LEO or non-military client?

    By Bay on Jul 20, 2009

  4. The news of the P46 being cancelled is particularly interesting given the constant debate over the effectiveness of the Five-seveN.

    By commandar on Jul 21, 2009

  5. John Taylor — No specific information on that.

    Bay — Somehow, I don’t think he’d characterize it that way.

    By ToddG on Jul 21, 2009

  6. What is this P30S you mentioned? I haven’t heard of it. Thanks!

    By Jonathan on Jul 24, 2009

  7. Any idea when the next “shipment” of the P7’s will arrive?

    By Scot on Jul 24, 2009

  8. Thank you for the P46 news. Candor much appreciated.

    By PAB on Aug 10, 2009

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