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Range Report: First time out with the H&K P30 and Viridian X5L

I picked up my P30 yesterday (my first hand gun), and went straight to the range. I gave the gun a quick cleaning, put the viridian on, and put some rounds through it. Here are my impressions.

Ammo: Unfortunately the range I went to only had 115 grain ammo. I bought 150 rounds of Blazin Brass 115 grain. I was worried about jams since I read on here to use a higher grain to start. Well as my friends XD 9mm jammed a few times, my H&K worked flawlessly. Not one jam or slide lock issue!

Gun: Man this gun is comfortable. i love the grip. It also feels very well balanced and a great weight for me. I shot this over and over and it's the most comfortable and most accurate gun i've used. Since my trip to the range I have switched to the small grips. i have smaller hands and this allows me to wrap my hand around the grips more making it more comfortable. I now feel like I have a little more control of the gun, but we will see how it translates on the range. I think the interchangeable grips are a brilliant feature of this gun.

Viridian X5L: I almost hate adding anything to the P30 as I love the styling and adding a tactical light/laser hides the rail. The X5L does look good on the pistol if you like the "hollywood look". The laser is super bright. It took only a few minutes to sight in and with the laser on all 3 of us that shot the gun were more accurate and could shoot quicker. We felt using it was kind of cheating Definitely a useful tool for practice and if needed in some defense situations. Oh and if you buy one, buy extra batteries from Viriidain. They are about $2-3 on their site. At Walgreens they cost $7.50.

UpLULA mag loader: This thing is awesome! I hate loading mags by hand. It's slow and it sometimes hurts my hands a little. Witht eh UpLula it is effortless and really quick. I just load all 4 fifteen rd mags I have in about 1 minute and I're ready to shoot. Best $25 you can spend.


Overall I'm very happy with the P30 and the Viridian. For a range and home defense gun it's great. Although now I'm starting to get the urge to get another gun and one with a higher caliber. Hearing the Desert Eagle being fired next to me made me a little jealous.
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Sounds nice! I'm very jealous of the pistola!

Thanks for the mini-review on the UpLula. I just ordered one off eBay after what you said. I've played with some other ones and hated them, but the videos for the UpLula make it look much nicer then anything I've used before.

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Sounds nice! I'm very jealous of the pistola!

Thanks for the mini-review on the UpLula. I just ordered one off eBay after what you said. I've played with some other ones and hated them, but the videos for the UpLula make it look much nicer then anything I've used before.
It's really nice. i've used other ones and this one makes it just a little easier to use.

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does it seem front heavy?
The P30 doesn't feel that way to me, however the P30L did. THat's why i stayed with the standard barrel. I don't notice a difference in the weight with the viridian.

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The P30 is a great weapon. I'd love to see it next to my H&K 45. Little bro vs. big bro. Want to go shooting some time?

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The P30 is a great weapon. I'd love to see it next to my H&K 45. Little bro vs. big bro. Want to go shooting some time?
I want to go shooting all the time. Just let me know when. I need to buy my brothers hk45 off him

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This week is shot. Maybe next Saturday morning if you are interested. Where do you normally shoot? GAT is a hole, but it is near my house.

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This week is shot. Maybe next Saturday morning if you are interested. Where do you normally shoot? GAT is a hole, but it is near my house.
i've only been to gat and mega sports. I prefer mega sports, but i'm flexible.

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Mega is a schlep (Over an hour) for me, but I've heard good things about it. I'm probably overdue for a run. Lets talk mid week. Maybe see if some of the South Side boys are interested.

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