P30 Thursday: Week Thirty-Nine

4-Mar-10 – 23:45 by ToddG

85,043 rounds
10 stoppages, 0 malfunctions, 4 parts breakages

Less than fifteen thousand rounds to go!┬áThe gun continues to perform without any trouble even though it’s gone more than eight thousand rounds since it was last cleaned. The biggest news was the day John_Wayne777 spent shooting the pistol as reported here. Thanks to JW777 for that… he could have chosen to shoot his own carry gun that day, instead.

In anticipation of the Speed Kills class in a few weeks, I’ve been working on my accuracy at speed for the past few days. One place it’s clearly showing results is the split on the 3×5 card from the F.A.S.T.:

  • 4.49 (clean): 1.46, .40 / 1.76 / .22, .21, .44
  • 4.26 (clean): 1.47, .38 / 1.75 / .22, .22, .22
  • 4.38 (clean): 1.47, .36 / 1.93 / .22, .19, .21

So I’ve taken almost a tenth of a second off my score just by improving that split.

My reloads have also continued to improve thanks to endless 1-R-2 drills. My best run of the week was 2.85 (1.07 draw, 1.56 reload) from underneath an untucked polo as cover garment. I’d really like to be consistently in the 1.5’s on my reloads, but the closed front concealment garment makes it a real challenge.

Nothing special going on this next week, so there should be plenty of opportunities to hit the range and get rounds through the gun! See you next Thursday…

Train hard & stay safe! ToddG

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

  1. 7 Responses to “P30 Thursday: Week Thirty-Nine”

  2. Over 8,000 rounds since the last cleaning?! Wow! What a testament to the gun! I keep bouncing back to your site for new training tips but haven’t really followed too closely with the P30 but just read this post. Amazing, truly amazing!

    I live in Alexandria VA so hopefully I can meet up with you guys sometime. I just got an M&P9 and absolutely love it! A Raven Phantom holster is on the way too.

    I love the site and plan on getting one of those challenge coins someday. You guys watch out! Haha! Keep it up!

    By Mike on Mar 4, 2010

  3. Hey Todd, don’t break the 100K barrier before the AFHF class in Ohio! I want to shoot it.

    By gtmtnbiker98 on Mar 5, 2010

  4. i’d be curious to see an estimate of the total rounds todd has fired so far during his lifetime. the only thing stopping me from asking is the fear that he probably has an actual log of an exact count for it including the date, hour: minute: second each round was fired including weather conditions along with lunar phase.

    By David on Mar 6, 2010

  5. David — I don’t have any records from my Beretta (or pre-Beretta) days on hand. I would estimate that I shot approximately the same amount during my years at Beretta as I did at SIG. So in the past ten years, that adds up to just about 500,000 rounds.

    By ToddG on Mar 6, 2010

  6. that’s just not fair.

    By David on Mar 6, 2010

  7. Todd- What are the lube points on the P30? Does it say in the manual? I’ve tried to find pics of the underside of the slide and fire control group in the frame, but no success.

    Also, as far as a maintenance schedule goes (in round count), how does the P30 compare to a Glock? As durable?

    By AaronC on Mar 9, 2010

  8. AaronC — For simple field stripping, I lube the four rail contact points on the frame and the lockup points between the slide and barrel.

    By ToddG on Mar 10, 2010

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