P30 Thursday: Week Twenty-Eight

19-Nov-09 – 23:05 by ToddG

58,746 rounds
9 stoppages, 0 malfunctions, 3 parts breakages

A lot of shooting but nothing particularly exciting to report this week. The pistol has gone close to 9,000 rounds without a cleaning since getting back from the HK “checkup” at 50k. I can feel it getting a little balky, so I’ll break down and do a detailed cleaning tomorrow. I need a gun-cleaning Sherpa.

Ultrasonic cleaning companies… great promotional opportunity available! Inquire within.

HK has asked me to collect “two 5-gallon buckets” of brass from the endurance test, presumably as part of their planned SHOT Show display. Does anyone have an idea of how many pieces of 9mm brass there are to a gallon?

Don’t know if I mentioned it last week, but the ship date for the .40-cal has slipped to early 1Q10. However, in good news, I can report that both P30L and P30S variants of the .40-cal will be in the lineup… though they may not be released as early as the standard P30 (in both V3 DA/SA and V4 LEM).

Thursday next week is Thanksgiving, so if you’re going to drop by to read the weekly update, bring pie.

Train hard & stay safe! ToddG

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  1. 4 Responses to “P30 Thursday: Week Twenty-Eight”

  2. We should place bets on how much 9mm brass fits in a gallon bucket. Closest estimate gets a bucket of unfired 9mm.

    By Bunnyman on Nov 20, 2009

  3. I’m going to guess 4000 rounds per 5-gallon bucket.

    By lindertw on Nov 20, 2009

  4. I have some 5-gallon buckets of brass that are full.
    For a couple of boxes from your free ammo stash I’ll start counting .

    By Papershooter on Nov 21, 2009

  5. In theory you could fit about 2,100 sized 9mm casings into a gallon if you stacked them perfectly. In practice, I’ve counted about 1,500 fired casings into a single one-gallon bucket, so I’d estimate you’d get about 7,500 of them into a 5 gallon bucket, and 15,000 into two of them.

    By Paul on Nov 21, 2009

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