The new 9mm Heckler & Koch P30SK, a subcompact version of the company’s popular P30 series of pistols, is one of the smallest handguns the company has ever produced. The carry gun has an overall length of just under 6½ inches, which is about an inch longer than Glock’s new G43. It packs more lead than the Glock: 11 rounds of 9mm in its magazine to the G43’s six. It’s another example of a gun maker utilizing smart engineering to put more into a small package.
HK says its P30SK has many of the same features as those found in the series, including its popular grip system that is “adjustable with an assortment of interchangeable backstraps and lateral grip panels,” according to the company. Like so many quality pistols today, it’s a carry gun that can be modified to fit different hand sizes.
The P30SK also has an ambidextrous slide and magazine-release levers, an automatic hammer safety, and a firing-pin safety. There is even a small Picatinny rail molded into the front of its frame for attachment of a light or laser. Also, as with the larger-framed P30s, the P30SK is available with HK’s enhanced double-action only (DAO) trigger, a conventional double action/single action (DA/SA) with a serrated de-cocking lever, or a DA/SA mode with dual ambidextrous manual safeties.
HK says the P30SK will be available June 2015, with a suggested retail price of $719.