New P2000SK (Ver. 2) Observations
Greetings Ladies & Gents.
I went down to the Gun Club in Scottsdale, AZ today and picked up a P2000SK (.40 S&W) with the LEM trigger. After the purchase was complete I took it for a 100 round test drive. This is the first HK I've bought, and up until today had only carried the M9 in the military and Glocks. In case anyone is interested, I have a few observations about this particular pistol along with a few general questions.
First and foremost is the LEM trigger. It's tricky! If I'm to make this my primary concealed carry weapon, I'm going to need lots and lots of practice with that thing. I'm used to no external safeties coming from the Glock camp, but the LEM setup is way different. I found myself constantly anticipating recoil because the whole time I'm making this long trigger draw I'm thinking, "Man, is something wrong? This thing should have fired by now." Then, the weapon fires and your kind of shocked. After firing, there's barely any "feel" to the trigger reset, so sometimes it's hard to judge if you let the trigger return far enough. Another small issue I have with the LEM is I don't have a real good sense of when the weapon will fire. Once you've taken all the slack out of the long DA trigger pull, all it takes is a twitch to fire. That twitch could lead to a "sympathy squeeze" and then 20 to life. Despite these concerns I think, with enough practice, this trigger will be very safe, and very effective.
Muzzle flip on this particular model can be pretty bad. I think it's because the subcompact frame doesn't give you the same amount of leverage in the hand grip. However, once you realize that this pistol isn't going to let you be lazy, and that you are going to have to put some muscle into your grip, it calms down and begins to behave very nicely.
By my last mag, I had made leaps of progress in figuring out the LEM trigger, and I was capable of placing a real nice group on paper. All in all, I'd call this weapon a big win in a very small package.
Now I can see what HK offers that makes them worth the $400 more than the comparable Glock. It's all in the fine details. As the AK-47 of the handgun market, I am in no way dissing Glock here. However, HK seemed to realize that they were making a subcompact which implies concealment! That means a narrow slide, low profile sights, non-snagging slide and magazine releases. It also feels more balanced and solid in the grip, which leads to easier steadying of the front sight when sweeping from target to target. Oh, and the finish and grip is really nice too!
Does anyone know where I can get a plastic (whatever that material is called) formed IWB or tuckable holster for this model?