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    Have decided, but seem scarce as of now.......Trouble locating...

    This weekend we went to several local gun stores including Cabelas and tried out several guns. I had a little difficulty finding something that would fit my hands, smaller than normal they seem. After much searching around town I found the HK P30 fit me perfectly and for her the Walther PK380. I did not purchase the P30 cause I was hoping to find the P30L. The Walther PK380 that fit her was a used one for sale. It belonged to a gal who worked at the gun store. She had it up to sell for $350 (model# WAN40001). We wanted to get home and do some research on it and to determine if that was a fair price or not. We did not find any other P30's or PK380's around town.

    So today I planned on researching and more than likely just buying both new and online. But much to my searching I can not seem to locate the P30L in these models, M730901L-A5P30LS or M730902LS-A5P30LS. I would be alright with either. It seems these or very popular and hard for places to keep them in stock.

    The Walther PK380 (WAN40001) also seems to be extremely popular or not so popular and not carried my many. Having difficulty finding this as well for her.

    We are both new to this and maybe you all know something we don't. A run on handguns due to the outcome of the election maybe?

    Any ideas would be much appreciated.

    Thanks,

    Jace

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    Re: Have decided, but seem scarce as of now.......Trouble locating...

    Check out: http://crosscreekguns.com/handguns.html they carry a lot of HKs and Walthers.

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    Thank you VAMarine. I had checked them earlier after seeing so many say good things about them but they were out of stock. They did have the PK380.

    Thank you,

    Jace

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    Bud's Gun Shop

    Davidson's Gun Genie

    They might have what you need.

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    Thank you Leo. I have checked both of those and neither have the HK's I was looking for. These must be very popular or not so popular. Who knows. Thanks again Leo for helping.

    Jace

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    If you're willing to buy the HK used, check out HK Pro forums, there's a lot of quality used HKs being sold there. I purchased both my P30S and P30LS from members there.

    I would stick with Cross Creek and just wait for them to be in stock if wanting to purchase new.

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    VAMarine......Is there no cause for concern buying used when one can not put their hands on it?

    I can email them and ask, but how often could one expect to wait for them to have them in stock? I know its a crap shoot.

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    You could also try Gunsamerica, or Armslist....

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    Quote Originally Posted by JayT_B View Post
    VAMarine......Is there no cause for concern buying used when one can not put their hands on it?

    I can email them and ask, but how often could one expect to wait for them to have them in stock? I know its a crap shoot.
    It depends. Most of the folk on HKPro are stand up guys but there's always a chance you could get hosed. But you get that with any online sale, even on new gun that you've never laid eyes on.

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    Try the Bersa 380. It is popular and priced very reasonable. Go to Bersa Chat and get more info and feed back on it.

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    Re: Have decided, but seem scarce as of now.......Trouble locating...

    Quote Originally Posted by VAMarine View Post
    It depends. Most of the folk on HKPro are stand up guys but there's always a chance you could get hosed. But you get that with any online sale, even on new gun that you've never laid eyes on.
    I'd be willing to pull the trigger on this one:
    http://www.hkpro.com/forum/showthread.php?t=168396

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    Thanks VA. Pulled the trigger and in the mail. I appreciate this.


    Jace

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    Re: Have decided, but seem scarce as of now.......Trouble locating...

    Quote Originally Posted by JayT_B View Post
    Thanks VA. Pulled the trigger and in the mail. I appreciate this.


    Jace
    Fantastic! Looking forward to hearing more when you get it.

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    Let us know for sure how it works out.I never resonded to this but it wasn't a bad decision at all if you like it.I'm not big on the P series but you definately can't be "had" on an HK unless you rarely get burned,and this did not look to be the case at all.A little more than I'd give,but the package is worth it in today's market.You will be spoiled if it's a keeper,and you can recoup the money if you don't.

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    Thank you VAMarine........

    I just purchased a used P30L that only has about 50 rounds of Federal 9mm 115gr through it. Should I continue shooting or change to the Nato ammo? Even though the HK Reps state to use Nato for the first hundred rounds or so, I don't see in the manual that states to do this.

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    Thanks Rex. I agree it was a bit on the high side but for the life of me I could not find a P30L. Oh well it is a done deal and it is in had. The gentleman was a pleasure to work with. First hand gun and from here it is onward and upward.

    jace

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    Do not......I repeat......do not buy a Walther .380.

    I have had experience with this gun and it is pitiful. The trigger pull is terrible, racking the slide can be challenging, and the grips can't be any worse.

    And, it's way over-priced compared to other .380's. Look at a Beretta 84 or an 85, if you want a single stack magazine.

    Trust me on this. The Walther is bad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JayT_B View Post
    Thank you VAMarine........

    I just purchased a used P30L that only has about 50 rounds of Federal 9mm 115gr through it. Should I continue shooting or change to the Nato ammo? Even though the HK Reps state to use Nato for the first hundred rounds or so, I don't see in the manual that states to do this.

    Jace

    I'd go with the 115 or any standard velocity 124gr ammo before going with the NATO. I run a lot of NATO through my P30, but that's only until I can start loading my own hotter handloads. With the P30L, there have been some complaints that it's easier to limp wrist with the light 115gr ammo, hence the advice to run Nato.

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    Paratrooper.......I understand your concern with the Walther PK380...but guess what.....My other half, the better half, bought a used one. She states it fits her hand like a glove. So now we will make the best of it. Can you guys suggest some rounds to run through it just for target shooting? I am preparing to make a bulk purchase from bulkammo and it would be much appreciated.

    Thank you,

    Jace

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    Quote Originally Posted by JayT_B View Post
    Paratrooper.......I understand your concern with the Walther PK380...but guess what.....My other half, the better half, bought a used one. She states it fits her hand like a glove. So now we will make the best of it. Can you guys suggest some rounds to run through it just for target shooting? I am preparing to make a bulk purchase from bulkammo and it would be much appreciated.

    Thank you,

    Jace
    Winchester, Remington, Federal 90gr full metal jacket. Stay away from Magtech. I've also had good experiences with Black Hills .380 ammo.

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