HK45 Endurance Test: Week Seventeen

3-Aug-10 – 16:41 by ToddG

22,275 rounds

0 stoppages 0 malfunctions 0 parts breakages

Are you getting bored yet?

Getting ready for the second half of the test, twenty thousand rounds of bulk packedĀ 230gr American Eagle FMJ just arrived. To be honest, the bulk pack may be slightly more portable but it’s not as convenient when you’re trying to grab exactly ten rounds at a time… nor when you’re trying to track exactly how many rounds you’ve fired in a shooting session.

Beyond that, the ammunition worked well. Obviously, it was 100% reliable. In terms of accuracy, I was hitting the 4″ head zone of an IALEFI Q target every time at 25yd from unsupported standing two-handed, strong hand only, and weak hand only.

Which raises another point: my strong hand only accuracy is clearly worse than my weak hand only accuracy. Nothing particularly unusual there… we often get a little sloppy with the trigger finger of the strong hand because in a two-handed grip you can afford to put some sideways pressure on the trigger. But then when you do some SHO shooting, you give up that benefit and your sloppy trigger control will bite you.

Sticking with the one-handed theme, more than half my practice over the past week has been SHO and WHO accuracy and speed. Utilizing the great new target system at the NRA Range, I put significant time into my strong hand only draw from beneath an untucked shirt. Getting a hit on an 8″ circle at 7yd in 1.5 seconds was right at my limit. I also used the Circle Drill to segue into dedicated speed drills one-handed.

We’re probably two weeks out from the midway point, which will include the promised comparison between the P30 and the HK45.

Train hard & stay safe! ToddG

Previous HK45 Endurance Test posts at pistol-training.com:

  1. 7 Responses to “HK45 Endurance Test: Week Seventeen”

  2. we still need to start an official deadpool on when this thing will have it’s first malf.

    By Rob Engh on Aug 3, 2010

  3. ill take 32,875

    By Prdator on Aug 3, 2010

  4. I’ve been carrying an HK45 since July 09 and this just resonates what I have been telling everyone about it. Due to what I have read on here I recently converted it by myself to the LEM trigger and I love it. This last weekend I let a SWAT cop shoot it and he fell in love with the LEM trigger. As an owner of a USP that I have had for 12 years I’m even thinking about converting it to LEM, it’s that good. Can’t wait for next week.

    By Erick Z on Aug 4, 2010

  5. Well Todd is doing a good job of muddying the waters for me. I love the USP (shoot it pretty well for a guy who only has an NRA pistol course under his belt)and was planning one buying one as a “graduation from Basic Military Training” for myself, but now I can’t tell if I want a P30 or HK45.

    By Will on Aug 4, 2010

  6. 25,729

    By Rey Mariano on Aug 5, 2010

  7. since I didn’t want to post and get DQ’d in the other thread.
    is Deadpool thread now the longest one on PT?

    By Rob Engh on Aug 6, 2010

  8. 34756

    By Dave Frick on Aug 12, 2010

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