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P30 Thursday: Week Twenty-Three

Thursday, October 15th, 2009

45,765 rounds 8 stoppages, 0 malfunctions, 2 parts breakages With only three weeks to go, we're well on track to hit 50,000... I spent some time this week running the F.A.S.T. with both my normal practice ammunition (American Eagle 115gr FMJ) and the load I carry (Federal 124gr +p HST). I shot them ...

P30 Thursday: Week Twenty-Two

Thursday, October 8th, 2009

43,250 rounds 7 stoppages, 0 malfunctions, 2 parts breakages It was a very busy Week 22. In addition to the trip up to West Point to teach a class, the gun made three trips to the range for serious practice sessions. The result was five days on the range and almost 3,000 ...

P30 Thursday: Week Twenty-One

Thursday, October 1st, 2009

40,342 rounds 7 stoppages, 0 malfunctions, 2 parts breakages The 40,000 round mark was reached and passed this week. It's been twenty-one weeks, which included seventy range sessions totaling two hundred and seventy-two and a half hours on the range so far. Notable shooting results this week: I shot the Triple Nickel drill for ...

P30 Thursday: Week 20

Thursday, September 24th, 2009

37,660 rounds 7 stoppages, 0 malfunctions, 2 parts breakages The P30, clearly in protest of getting so few trips to the range over the past three weeks, decided to play rough Wednesday night by breaking the sear spring. The gun continued to function, but the LEM trigger mechanism turned into a traditional ...

P30 Thursday: Week Nineteen

Thursday, September 17th, 2009

35,958 rounds 7 stoppages, 0 malfunctions, 1 parts breakages For those who aren't reading everything in the Comments sections, obviously last week there was no P30 Thursday post. Unfortunately, other priorities have kept both range time and online time to a minimum so far in September, but that is something we're hoping ...

P30 Thursday: Week Seventeen

Thursday, September 3rd, 2009

33,755 rounds 7 stoppages, 0 malfunctions, 1 parts breakages Four months down, two to go! The P30 traveled across the country this past week for an Aim Fast, Hit Fast class in Los Alamos, New Mexico. Great group of students, with some of the best scores we've ever seen. I'm already looking ...

P30 Thursday: Week Sixteen

Thursday, August 27th, 2009

31,798 rounds 7 stoppages, 0 malfunctions, 1 parts breakages More than 3,000 rounds since last week! The gun has gone almost 7,000 rounds since the last time it was cleaned, and it is beginning to feel a little rough. With an AFHF class coming up this weekend in New Mexico, it's probably ...

P30 Thursday: Week Fifteen

Thursday, August 20th, 2009

28,793 rounds 7 stoppages, 0 malfunctions, 1 parts breakages The major event this past week was Aim Fast, Hit Fast in Virginia. In addition to using the gun to teach the class, half a dozen students took the opportunity to put a few mags through the gun. Not surprisingly, most of them ...

P30 Thursday: Week Fourteen

Thursday, August 13th, 2009

26,737 rounds 7 stoppages, 0 malfunctions, 1 parts breakages So the big news this week, obviously, is that we passed the 25,000 round mark! HK's Director of Sales, Mark Osborne, volunteered to shoot #25,000 and of course we were there to record the moment: The day before that photo was taken, the P30 ...

P30 Thursday: Week Thirteen

Thursday, August 6th, 2009

23,929 rounds 7 stoppages, 0 malfunctions, 1 parts breakages Fairly uneventful week in terms of the gun chugging along as expected. The P2000 LEM trigger spring feels identical to the original so I haven't even bothered to replace it yet. This week, I spent a lot of time working on reloads. In fact, ...