In the spring of 2015, HK introduced a the P30SK (SubKompact) to meet the need of the loyal P30 fans who wanted a smaller model for concealed carry. The HK P30SK is a shorter and lighter handgun with many of the same features of the full size model. As is the case anytime HK introduces a new model, the gun world embraced it and people were excited to get their hands on it. I, of course, was no different and was extremely excited to check out the smaller HK P30SK.
The HK P30SK (SubKompact) is a scaled-down 9mm version of the popular P30 semi-auto. Even though the P30SK simply looks like a shrunken P30, it took HK three full years of engineering and development to translate the full-sized semi-auto into a compact carry version.
The new HK P30SK is the first subcompact variant of the hammer-fired, polymer-framed P30 series. “SK” stands for “SubKompact,” and its 3.27-inch barrel, shorter frame and grips make it the third variation of the P30, which was introduced in 2007 with a compact frame and 3.85-inch barrel. This was followed in 2009 by the P30L, which has a longer slide and a 4.45-inch barrel. By comparison, the original Heckler & Koch P30 has an overall length of 7.12 inches, the P30L 7.71 inches and the new P30SK 6.42 inches.