H&K Announces The New P30SK Subcompact 9mm Pistol

Heckler & Koch has just announced the new P30SK 9mm pistol. A subcompact variant of the P30 series, the P30SK has an overall length of less than 6.5″, modular components, and an 11-round capacity. The full release can be read below:


New P30SK Subcompact Joins the HK P30 Line

Heckler & Koch adds a new subcompact pistol, the P30SK, to its renowned P30 series line. Retail priced at $719, the new P30SK is one of the smallest HK handguns made and is ideally suited as a concealed carry pistol. With an overall length of less than six-and-a-half inches, the P30SK is small enough for discreet, everyday carry but still packs a substantial 11 rounds of full power 9 mm cartridges in an easy to shoot, ergonomic design.

“Shooters love HK P30 series pistols. They are packed with features like incredible durability, superb accuracy, and the only grip in the industry that can be customized to fit any shooter,”said Michael Holley, HK-USA Vice President for Commercial and Law Enforcement. “With the P30SK you get those same features in a small, extremely handy package and at an amazing price.”

The P30SK (“SubKompact”) has all of the sought-after characteristics of the larger frame P30 and P30L pistols but in a more concealable design.

The completely adjustable P30 grip feature -consisting of interchangeable backstraps and lateral grip panels -is replicated in the shortened grip frame of the P30SK. Changeable backstraps and grip panels allow the pistol to be easily modified to fit any individual user. Like its larger frame P30 counterparts, the P30SK is available in multiple trigger firing modes including HK’s enhanced double action only “Law Enforcement Modification (LEM).”For the P30SK, the LEM trigger is configured with a “light strike V1″setup -requiring approximately 5.4 pounds-force to pull the trigger.

Other trigger modes include conventional double action/single action (DA/SA) with a serrated decocking lever located on the rear of the frame. The DA/SA mode is available with and without dual ambidextrous manual safeties located on the left and right side of the frame. Other ambidextrous controls include dual slide and magazine release levers. Like all P30 pistols, the P30SK features an automatic hammer safety and firing pin safety. An abbreviated Picatinny rail molded into the front of the frame enables weapon lights, laser aimers, or other accessories to be easily mounted. All P30SK models have been extensively tested during a three-year development process.

Despite their small size, P30SK subcompacts have excellent weight and balance making them naturally pointable, easy to control, and accurate to shoot. Currently available in 9 mm, the P30SK is designed and manufactured in Oberndorf, Germany and is covered by HK’s limited lifetime warranty. Introduced at the 2015 NRA Exhibition in Nashville, widespread availability of the P30SK is slated for June 2015.


10 Responses to “H&K Announces The New P30SK Subcompact 9mm Pistol”

  1. Joe says:

    Good timing on their part

  2. JHP says:

    Seems like more people would adopt the VP9 if there was a VP9 SK analog. Strange they went the P30 route.

    • The Stig says:

      The VP9 SK is undoubtedly next, but it’ll be less expensive if the price difference between the P30 and VP9 is any indicator. Better to release the P30SK now so the VP9SK doesn’t cannibalize its sales.

      • Joe Flowers says:

        Yeah, I was considering a VP9SK, but have no interest in this. I’d also prefer it get a little slimmer and lighter–maybe 8+1 or 9+1. They COULD steal a lot of the G43 market if it was that thin. Right now, it’ll be competing primarily with the G26.

  3. Christopher says:

    Always happy to see more Glock alternatives

  4. PTL21 says:

    Beautiful, hopefully we can see a VP9sk in the near future.

  5. SGT Rock says:

    Once again H&K outdoes Glock.

  6. Jeff S says:

    It only took six or seven years since the P30’s debut. Wow…

  7. JPW says:

    Some pictures from a S(nea)K-preview can be found here: (Eric, I hope this is ok for you):

  8. GoBlue says:

    I guess it’s not THAT much different from the p2000sk, but folks who know HK think they are sort of “filling out” each of their pistol lines to completion… having a sk pistol with the features of that line. Good news for the vp9 fans if that’s true… maybe that one will be next.
    Anyway, I have a p2000sk and it is a fantastic little gun. It is a very sweet shooter in .40– easier than a block 26 in 9mm– and very accurate.