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Beretta or Stoeger Cougar.
I know what you mean about the feel of the HK P30; however, I shoot much better with my Beretta M9A1. I think the Beretta is more forgiving of my mistakes.
I once had a Hk P30L, - they do feel pretty good in the hand..
But, my "PERFECT" gun has changed a lot over the years. At one point itw as a 1911. Later itw as a Walther P99 A/S.
Now, the Beretta 92FS with hogue grip panels is my "perfect gun." I love the way it feels in my hand in a 1 handed grip. In fact, at indoor distances around my house, I prefer to hold it 1 handed instead of 2. The undercut trigger guard and the ribber grips make the gun feel perfect.
I keep looking for a 45 cal equivalent of the 92FS - something in DA/SA that feels as good in the hand... I have not found it yet... I am probably about to geta Cougar in 45, and I tracked down some rubber grip panels for it. But, it still won't have the sight radius of the 92FS, and the grip shape is a little different as well. But, we'll see...
My perfect gun is a Sig P229 with a beaver tail and Hogue Aluminum Grips.
Followed by CZ 75B Compact
Then Beretta 92F
Then Ruger P345