H&K P30 (by Umarex)


H&K P30 (9 mm)
 

Info:
Manufacturer/Model:
Umarex, H&K P30
Replica Of:
H&K P30 (9 mm)
Made In:
Germany

Caliber/Ammunition/Feed:
.177, lead pellets, 8-shot clip (.177, steel BBs, 15-shot spring magazine)
Air Source:
CO2, 12 g Powerlet
Accessories:
adapter for using steel BBs

Recommended Pellet or BB:
JSB Match Diabolo (7.4 gr)
Weight (lb)/Length (in):
1.62, 7.0
Body Material/Finish/Grips:
plastic/metal, black, plastic
Barrel Length (in)/Material/Rifled:
3.88, steel, yes
Trigger Action:
DA and SA
Trigger Pull (lbs)/Adjustable:
10.5 (DA), 6.4 (SA), no
Sights (front/rear):
fixed, adjustable for windage only
Velocity (fps):
360 (pellets), 395 (BBs)
Sound Level (dB):
99
Thickness of Pellet Holder (in): 0.277
Manufactured Dates:
2009 - present
Condition/Manual/Box:
98%, yes, yes
Serial Number:
 HK0926001848
Comments: The H&K P30 from Umarex is a very realistic replica of the H&K P30 firearm. The slide is made of metal and painted flat black. The finish on the metal slide is not as nice as that on other Umarex pistols in this price range. The frame is made from a black polymer material and includes a Picatinny style rail in front of the trigger guard. The ambidextrous mag release and decocking button function as they do on the firearm. The left side slide release lever is used to open the slide for installing the 8-shot pellet magazine. The slide release lever on the right side is cosmetic. This is a non-blowback design, so the slide does not move. The two-stage trigger can be fired double action or single action. When used in double action mode, the first stage is short and smooth. The second stage is long and rough since the trigger also rotates the pellet magazine and retracts the transfer bar. This makes the break point unpredictable. The same is true for the trigger in single action mode. This air pistol has a unique system for shooting both lead pellets and steel BBs. It uses the standard Umarex rotary 8-shot metal magazine for holding lead pellets. The BB magazine holds 17 BBs as well as the CO2 cylinder. When shooting BBs, an adapter is installed in place of the 8-shot pellet magazine. The owner's manual warns to never load and shoot pellets and BBs at the same time. Lead pellets, steel BBs, and lead BBs were tried in the H&K P30. However, the loading mechanism would not handle lead BBs reliably so no test results are reported for them. Even with steel BBs, the P30 would sometimes jam or not feed BBs properly. Removing the magazine usually resulted in one or more BBs fall out of the bottom of the grip. The Umarex H&K P30 has good accuracy (with pellets) and power, but could definitely use a better trigger. This air pistol would make a good trainer for those who own the H&K P30 firearm.

Owner's Manual for Umarex H&K P30 (.pdf)

Performance (lead pellets): Measurements were made on 10/15/09 at a temperature of 68 F and 14' elevation. A ten shot string was fired from a bench rest at 15' using JSB Match Diabolo pellets (7.4 gr). The highest velocity measured was 377 fps, the lowest was 349 fps (average of the 10-shot string was 361 fps, s = 10). A six shot string fired with open sights grouped at 0.56". Click the thumbnail below to see a larger image. Click here for a description of the measurement methods.

The H&K P30 was tested with the following pellets: Gamo Match, JSB Match Diabolo, H&N Finale Match, Crosman Premier Match, RWS Hobby, and JSB Match S100. The gun shot well with all of these pellets, but the smallest group was produced with the JSB Match Diabolo pellets.



Performance (steel BBs): Measurements were made on 5/12/10 at a temperature of 76 F and 14' elevation. A ten shot string was fired from a bench rest at 15' using Daisy Avanti BBs (5.5 gr). The highest velocity measured was 430 fps, the lowest was 388 fps (average of the 10-shot string was 414 fps, s = 15). A six shot string fired with open sights grouped at 1.30". Click the thumbnail below to see a larger image. Click here for a description of the measurement methods.

The H&K P30 was tested with the following BBs shown with their respective six shot group sizes: Daisy Avanti (1.30"), Crosman Copperhead (1.70"), RWS Match Grade (1.43"), and Daisy Precision zinc plated (1.55").


 


 
Right Profile:

 
Front View: The ambidextrous magazine release is located at the back of the trigger guard. All of the external controls of the firearm are accurately duplicated on this replica. However, only the mag release, decocking lever, and slide release are functional.

 
Rear View: The decocking button is located just below the hammer. The safety on the air pistol, located near the rear of the slide, is not a replica of a control on the firearm. When engaged, the safety prevents the hammer from striking the gas valve stem.

 
Right Side Markings:

 
Left Side Markings:

 
Grip Markings:

 
Serial Number Tag:

 
Sights:

 
Loading Pellets:

 
Loading BBs: The magazine of the H&K P30 will hold 15 BBs. Instructions for loading BBs are shown in the following diagram.


This photo shows the BB adapter in place.
 


 
Loading CO2: The CO2 cylinder loads inside the magazine. It is tightened and pierced by turning the base plate of the magazine. Instructions for loading CO2 are shown in the following diagram.


 

Packaging:

Owner's Manual for Umarex H&K P30 (.pdf)

 

 

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