Country of origin



Heckler & Koch

Weapon type



Semi-automatic; Double action/Single action

Overall length


Barrel length

98mm (4.5 inches approximately)

Magazine/Cylinder capacity

15 rounds (9mm); 13 rounds (.40 S&W)

The P30 is a double action/single action pistol, created by Heckler & Koch (H&K), currently available in 9x19mm Luger and .40 S&W. It is an improvement on H&K’s older P2000, of which there have been many variants. Alterations to this pistol included a new accessory rail with interchangeable grips. The P30 is also fully ambidextrous and has a polymer frame. It is recoil-operated and has been in production since 2006.


A recent HK pistol design, the P30 is a modern police and security pistol that combines function and safety. Ergonomic features include a special grip frame with interchangeable backstrap inserts and lateral plates, allowing the pistol to be individually adapted to any user. The frame is so ergonomic it inspired other HK designs such as the HK45 and the VP9, along with other pistols such as the Walther PPQ. Ambidextrous controls include dual slide releases and magazine release levers.

Variants with a conventional double-action/single action trigger have a serrated decocking button located on the rear of the frame. Variants with HK’s enhanced double action only Law Enforcement Modification* (LEM) trigger have no external decocking controls.

The HK Law Enforcement Modification (LEM) trigger system combines the advantages of a cocked striker component (constant level of trigger pull from first to last round fired) with a double-action hammer system. Using such an enhanced trigger system consolidates ease of use and safety into a convenient, innovative trigger operation—one that reduces the chance of unintended firing. And in case of an ammunition-related failure to fire, all that is needed is an additional second or third squeeze of the trigger without the need of first pulling the slide back to re-cock the pistol. The enhanced LEM trigger system combines the reliability of a double action revolver trigger with the crisp trigger of a single action pistol.

P30S models have an ambidextrous safety lever mounted on both sides of the frame. S models are available in conventional double-action/single action trigger mode and with HK’s enhanced double action only Law Enforcement Modification trigger

A Picatinny rail molded into the front of the frame makes mounting lights, lasers, or other accessories easy and convenient. The extractor doubles as a loaded chamber indicator providing a subtle tactile and visual reminder of a loaded chamber.

Extensively tested, the P30 has already been adopted by several European police agencies. Excellent weight and balance make the P30 naturally pointable, easy to control, and accurate to shoot. An open notch rear sight with luminous (non-radioactive) contrast points allows for fast and accurate target acquisition, even under poor lighting conditions.

During a recent (2009-2010) endurance test, a P30 test pistol fired more than 91,000 rounds without any major component failures.

P30 and P30S models available in 9mm and .40 S&W.

Key Features:Edit

  • Special grip frame with interchangeable backstrap inserts and lateral plates
  • MIL-STD-1913 (Picatinny) rail on frame for mounting lights and accessories
  • Corrosion proof fiber-reinforced ergonomic polymer frame
  • Polygonal bore profile for increased velocity, easier cleaning, and longer barrel life
  • Multiple trigger firing modes available
  • Patented HK recoil reduction system
  • One piece machined slide made from nitro-carburized steel
  • Corrosion resistant “hostile environment” blued finish
  • Ambidextrous slide levers and
  • Ambidextrous magazine release magazine
  • Patented lock-out safety device
  • Bobbed hammer (LEM models)
  • Spurred hammer (DA/SA models)
  • Automatic hammer and firing pin safeties
  • Ambidextrous safety levers (P30S model)

P30 Variants currently available from HK USA:Edit

  • All P30 pistols supplied with two additional backstraps and two additional sets of lateral grip plates
  • M730901-A5…P30 9 mm (V1) "light" LEM DAO, with two 15 round magazines…$1,054.00
  • M730903-A5…P30 9 mm (V3) DA/SA, rear decocking button, with two 15 round magazines (NO MANUAL SAFETY LEVER)…$1,054.00
  • M730903S-A5…P30S 9 mm (V3) DA/SA, ambidextrous safety lever/rear decocking button, with two 15 round magazines…$1,054.00
  • M734001-A5…P30 .40 S&W (V1) "light" LEM DAO, with two 13 round magazines…$1,054.00
  • M734003-A5…P30 .40 S&W (V3) DA/SA rear decocking button, with two 13 round magazines (NO MANUAL SAFETY LEVER)…$1,054.00
  • M734003S-A5…P30S .40 S&W (V3) DA/SA, ambidextrous safety lever/with two 13 round magazines…$1,054.00
  • M734003L-A5...P30L .40 S&W DA/SA, no safety lever/with two 13 round magazines...