Type: BB air pistol
Model: HK P30
Materials: Metal & plastic construction
Weight: 1.7 pounds
Barrel: 3.88 inches, metal rifled
Propulsion: CO2 x 1
Action: Semi auto, single and double action
Ammunition Type: .177 caliber lead pellets & 4.5mm Steel BBs
Ammunition Capacity: 8 shot pellet rotary magazine & 15 shot inline BB magazine
Trigger Pull: The trigger pull on the Umarex HK P30 is fairly nice in single action mode while shooting in double action will give your trigger finger a bit of a workout. You can fire off pretty quick in double action but not as fast as with airguns that have a lighter double action.
Accuracy: I shot the Umarex HK P30 at a target from 20 feet away in a semi rested position using both pellets and BBs to see how both ammunitions worked. I was also interested to see if pellets would perform better than the BBs? Using 6.9 grain RWS pellets I was able to get just over a one inch grouping close to the center of the target and also averaging 363 fps with my 5 shot chronograph testing. BBs did get higher chronograph results as expected with an averaged 415 fps but grouped a bit larger at just under two inches.
Build Quality: This is an extremely well made metal and polymer air pistol with great fit and finish and a nice dense 1.7 pound weight to it. It's another "made in Germany" Umarex that uses the 8 shot rotary pellet magazines but with the added ability to shoot BBs loaded in the full size drop out magazine? There is plastic on this air pistol but it's in the same places you would find it on the real steel HK P30. The balance, ergonomics and feel this gun offers is as good as it gets.
Realism: The Umarex HK P30 is a licensed replica of the real HK P30 semi auto pistol. It looks almost exactly like the real steel version with the exception of the break in the slide where the rotary magazine is accessible and the smaller .177 caliber muzzle opening.
Comments: I have had a lot of people ask me to review this air pistol and to be honest I thought it would be just like the other Umarex German made rotary magazine pellet shooters, and that's not a bad thing! But it is different than the rest as it is the only one that also has the ability to shoot BBs by loading up the inline drop out magazine with 15 BB's and fitting the BB adapter where the rotary magazine would normally go. I also really like the look and feel of this gun. It is the perfect size and weight, not too big or small and not to heavy or light. I would really lie to get my hands on the real steel HK P30 to see if it has similar characteristics? If you want the best of both worlds, an accurate CO2 pellet pistol and an action shooting high capacity BB shooter, you can have it all with the HK P30.
|Caliber:||4.5 mm (.177 cal)|
|FPS:||350 to 400|
|Ammo Type:||Pellet/Steel BB|
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