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P30 “Thursday”: Week Thirty-Two

Saturday, December 19th, 2009

74,067 rounds 10 stoppages, 0 malfunctions, 4 parts breakages Such a busy week, we officially had to rename Saturday "Thursday Mk2." Over four thousand rounds went downrange since the last update, and as you can see we're just around the corner from the big Seven Five. The trigger return spring broke after firing ...

P30 Thursday: Week Thirty-One

Thursday, December 10th, 2009

68,996 rounds 10 stoppages, 0 malfunctions, 3 parts breakages Yesterday while shooting, I had a stoppage with my P30 test gun. Upon inspection, it appeared that the slide had failed to cycle properly, preventing the spent cartridge from fully extracting and ejecting. Since it had been about 9,000 rounds since the last ...

P30 Thursday: Week Thirty

Thursday, December 3rd, 2009

65,250 rounds 9 stoppages, 0 malfunctions, 3 parts breakages More than 4,000 rounds this week! To be honest, I didn't even realize I'd been shooting that much. Most of my range time this week has been devoted to playing around with my grip technique more. This led me to swap out the Large ...

P30 Thursday: Week Twenty-Nine

Friday, November 27th, 2009

61,246 rounds 9 stoppages, 0 malfunctions, 3 parts breakages Happy Thanksgiving! Exactly 2,500 rounds went through the P30 this week. Recently, I was talking to firearms instructor David Blinder of Personal Defense Training about ways to help students achieve an optimal grip during the drawstroke. Around that same time, I had the opportunity to ...

P30 Thursday: Week Twenty-Eight

Thursday, November 19th, 2009

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 ...

P30 Thursday: Week Twenty-Seven

Friday, November 13th, 2009

55,686 rounds 9 stoppages, 0 malfunctions, 3 parts breakages Late again! But "P30 Friday Morning" just doesn't sound as snappy, does it? I hit a major milestone with the pistol during Week 27, setting a personal best on the F.A.S.T. drill: 4.22 (clean): 1.44, .41 / 1.71 / .22, .21, 23 Needless to say, that ...

P30 Thursday: Week Twenty-Six

Thursday, November 5th, 2009

53,482 rounds 9 stoppages, 0 malfunctions, 3 parts breakages The P30 is back. Heckler & Koch replaced all the springs in the gun and magazines, and also replaced the magazine followers. With the help of some fellow Northern Virginia Training Group members almost 3,500 rounds have been fired through the gun in ...

P30 Thursday: Week Twenty-Five

Thursday, October 29th, 2009

50,002 rounds 9 stoppages, 0 malfunctions, 3 parts breakages Done! The magic number was reached while attending a Ken Hackathorn class in Marietta, OH. Ken even did the honors firing the 50,000th round: The other students in the class, as well as some of the local shooters, all pitched in to put an ...


Monday, October 26th, 2009

With help from all my fellow students, our instructor Ken Hackathorn, and even some of the local club shooters who just dropped by to say hello, the P30 digested over 2,000 rounds this weekend and hit the 50,000 round mark! More details to follow on Thursday. Train hard & stay safe! ToddG

P30 Thursday: Week Twenty-Four

Friday, October 23rd, 2009

47,947 rounds 8 stoppages, 0 malfunctions, 2 parts breakages Well, by this time next week the P30 Endurance Test should be over! This past week, the P30 traveled to Louisiana and survived a weekend on a muddy range without a hiccup. I was also able to get in a couple of practice sessions. This ...