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Only a year after the launch of the first generation of their P30 series, HK introduced an upgraded variant. This new model is called P30L and so far has been released in 9mm Parabellum and .40 S&W calibers only. All other features that apply to the first generation of P30 pistols also hold true for this one. The main differences between the two generations are: The overall length increased by 29 mm (1.14 in), which was achieved by increasing the pistol's height from 131 mm (5.16 in) to 151 mm (5.94in) and adding some 17 mm (0.67 in) to its width; Magazine capacity increased from 10 to 15 rounds for the 9mm version and from 12 to 16 rounds for the .40 S&W variant. Locking slots are added to the pistol's slide, which can be used with a "third hand" device. An ambidextrous external safety/decocker that can be mounted on both sides of the firearm. The front sight is now interchangeable – it is possible to install a different type of blade or an adjustable one. Spent cases eject slightly to the right (in conventional semi-autos) as opposed to directly down as before. The most significant internal change was switching from simple holes drilled through the barrel, called venting, which acted somewhat like mini-ch and resulted in muzzle flip after firing, to a more effective and controllable "ported" barrel. Ports are drilled at an angle into the barrel's top section and allow escaping gas to press on the slide from the front as well as counteract muzzle flip by directing the gases to the side of that section. This results in a much greater reduction of felt recoil than with a non-ported barrel. The P30L proved to be a very soft shooter even when compared to other ported pistols such as, for example, HK USP Match or Beretta 92 Combat Competition. The pistol is available either with conventional fixed sights or with a proprietary HK rear sight called Night Sight – similar in appearance and function to those made by Trijicon – which has two self-luminous dots. The latter is powered by a tiny lamp (powered either by phosphorous or tritium) installed in the rear sight's body and do not require batteries, allowing them to operate for several years without requiring any outside source of energy.

HK P30L Specs

Technical Data


9mm Luger (9mm Parabellum) (9x19mm)









Barrel Length





24 oz

Gun Type



5.5 Inches


1.35 Inches

HK P30L Features

The HK P30L is a feature-packed competition and duty pistol.  Chambered in 9x19mm, this pistol has a 15 round magazine surrounded by a full-size grip with modular grip panels.  All of the controls are ambidextrous including the safety and the tilt-down magazine release.  There is a de-cocker button located next to the hammer to safely switch the trigger back into double-action.  It has a long accessory rail along the frame to attach lights or lasers, and the adjustable sights allow the user to take advantage of the accuracy from the 4.45 inch barrel.

HK P30L Ballistics

9mm Luger (9mm Parabellum) (9x19mm) Ballistic Data
Range (Yards) Drop (inches) Velocity Energy Wind drift (inches) Time (milliseconds)
0 0 0 0 0 0
50 0 0 0 0 0
100 0 0 0 0 0
150 0 0 0 0 0
200 0 0 0 0 0
250 0 0 0 0 0
300 0 0 0 0 0
350 0 0 0 0 0
400 0 0 0 0 0
450 0 0 0 0 0
500 0 0 0 0 0

HK P30L Capacity

Chambered in 9x19mm, the Heckler & Koch P30L ships with either 10 or 15 round magazines.  Aftermarket magazine manufacturers also offer magazine capacities of 17 and 20 rounds.

HK P30L Ergonomics

Built with a full-size grip, the HK P30L features replaceable grip panels for the user to decide how much texturing he or she wants on the gun.  The tilt-down style of magazine release may have a learning curve for some users.  The long sight radius of the P30L and the square notch sights give this pistol an excellent and intuitive sight picture.  The slide serrations along the front and back of the slide offer the user more grip options when cycling the action.

HK P30L Fit & Finish

Keeping in mind how Heckler & Koch, GmbH., has never issued a recall, the HK P30L is made with the same build quality as every other modern HK pistol.  The surface finish on all parts shows extra care was taken to produce a superior handgun, and the textured panels around the grip are easy to swap while showing no gap between the panels and frame.
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HK P30L Concealability

The HK P30L is a very large pistol, and would be very difficult to properly conceal in any attire.  Designed as a duty and competition pistol, the P30L is most easily carried in open-carry conditions.

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How much is a HK P30L worth?

In 2024 a new or used HK P30L value varies depending on supply and demand. In the last 12 months there is great demand for a HK P30L and most semi-auto pistols. The Price for a HK P30L has increased in cost by $0.00 in 2024 compared to 2023.

Estimated New and Used Values for a HK P30L Values are based on a basic model with no options or colors.

Condition Trade-In Private Party Dealer
New In box $597.30 $781.08 $918.92
Excellent $551.35 $735.14 $827.03
Very Good $505.41 $735.14 $827.03
Good $459.46 $689.19 $781.08
Fair $321.62 $597.30 $735.14
Poor $229.73 $459.46 N/A

Gun Value Conditions explained:

New in box - 100% condition in unopened box. Excellent - 95%+ condition with or without box.

Very Good - 90% - 95% condition (all parts/finish should be original).

Good - 80-90% condition (all parts/finish should be original).

Fair - 30% - 80% condition, parts, and finish may or may not be original. Must function properly and shoot.

Poor - under 30% condition. Firearm has severe wear and tear, does not function, or is damaged.

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