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When we look at the qualities that many guys are looking for in a concealed carry handgun, four things stand out. They look for a quality company with a long standing reputation, decent magazine capacity, a subcompact model with nice ergonomics that is comfortable to carry and a smooth trigger. The HK P2000sk embodies all of these qualities.

Heckler and Koch is a quality company that enjoys a fine reputation for producing many of the most refined and reliable guns in the market. The HK P2000sk is the smallest and lightest handgun they offer. We are looking at a beautiful sub compact model with a variety of trigger pull variations that many guys are proud to call their CCW gun.


Caliber: 9mm, .40 S&W Capacity: 9mm ­ 10 rds, .40 ­ 9 rds
Trigger: Double Action LEM (Law Enforcement Modification)
Overall Length: 6.40”
Overall Height: 4.55”
Overall Width: 1.27”
Barrel Length 3.26”
Sight Radius: 5.18”
Sights: 3-­Dot
Weight: 31 ounces (on my scale)

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The P2000sk featured today is chambered in .40 s&w and has an average price around $700. It has an LEM (law enforcement modification) trigger system that suits this gun well. The LEM trigger is a double action trigger pull that is very smooth. HK offers the LEM trigger on all of their handgun models however I have seen it mostly on the P2000sk. The LEM reset is very short which allows the shooter to perform amazingly quick double taps
and follow up shots. I find the triggers on HK handguns to have the smoothest and quickest action in the market.

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The P2000sk offers a two finger grip with interchangeable backstraps. It has light stippling and finger grooves. The HK P30sk (another HK subcompact model) has more aggressive texturing and various grip panels that can be changed to fit different hand sizes. The P2000sk may offer fewer grip option choices however the feel of the grip and firm hold of the gun fits my hand perfectly.

The HK handgun models feature quality double stack magazines with sight holes for the loaded rounds. They offer extended base plates which allow for a full three finger grip however the model featured has a shorter flush base plate for a two finger grip. The P2000sk magazine in .40 S&W holds nine rounds and the 9mm model holds 10 rounds.

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The controls on the P2000sk are ambidextrous which is nice for left handed shooters. The magazine release lever is under the trigger guard which many people call the, “European Style.” I have learned this style well with my full size HK P2000 and HK P30. I have found that with some practice and range time, the system works well and is quite simple to learn. The slide release is a two inch bar that sits parallel to the slide on both sides of the gun. The two inch bar is much different than a small lever slide release found on most handguns mainly because it is easier to release the slide from a locked position.

HK handguns are extremely refined and that is most noticed on the slide. The cuts and lines on the slide look amazing as it mates with the polymer frame for a perfect fit. The rear serrations are standard as charging the gun takes little effort due to the light dual recoil spring. Even press checks are simple with the absence of front serrations.
The sights on the P2000sk are a three dot format which work well however the gun featured has trijicon night sights installed. Due to the expense of this gun, I feel the additional investment in night sights is a nice improvement for the full CCW package.

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To disassemble the P2000sk require no tools and the process is quite simple. Once assuring the gun is unloaded with the magazine removed, the slide will need to be pulled back about a half inch to align a cut out in the slide to the slide release lever. While holding this position simply push the slide release button on the opposite side to release the lever and pull it out. At this point, the slide can be removed from the frame without pulling the trigger. By removing the dual recoil spring and the 3.26” match grade barrel, the gun is completely field stripped. To reassemble, simply perform the same steps in reverse order.

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Overall, the HK P2000sk is an excellent handgun. The features mentioned along with the shooting reliability and accuracy makes this gun a great CCW choice. The recoil of the .40 S&W round was easily managed with the light LEM trigger and smooth action that is consistent with HK handguns. Having been an owner of HK handguns for quite a while, I find this P2000sk shares the same refined quality in a smaller package. For those who are not afraid to spend a few extra bucks for a top quality handgun to carry, the HK P2000sk may be for you.

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Is the HK p2000sk legal in California? ›

The HK P2000 and P2000 SK pistols are California Compliant.

Who uses the HK P2000? ›

The Heckler & Koch P2000 is a German semi-automatic pistol introduced late in 2001 and intended primarily for law enforcement, paramilitary, and commercial markets.

How many rounds does HK P2000SK hold? ›

+ Other Specifications
CaliberMagazine CapacitySights
9 mm x 1910 Rounds - 9 mm10 Rounds - 9 mm3-dot3-dot
.40 S & W9 Rounds - .40S&W9 Rounds - .40S&W3-dot3-dot

When did the HK p2000sk come out? ›

If any modern pistol has been marginalized, I think the P2000 qualifies. Introduced in the year 2001, it was adopted by CBP for the Border Patrol in 2006.

Can you own a rifle with a pistol grip in California? ›

The term is most commonly used with rifles manufactured or retrofitted to comply with gun laws in California. Guns with a bullet button, pistol grip, flash suppressor and folding stock have been considered assault weapons requiring formal registration in California since July 1, 2018.

Is the P2000 better than the USP? ›

The USP-S notably boasts better recoil control compared to the P2000. Its recoil pattern is generally more manageable and predictable, making it easier for players to control and stay on target during rapid or consecutive shots.

What H&K pistol did John Wick use? ›

John Wick (Keanu Reeves) uses a Heckler & Koch P30L fitted with a custom compensator as his primary firearm through the film. He swaps it for a Glock 26 during the Red Circle Club shootout when the P30L runs out of ammunition.

What is the trigger pull weight of the p2000sk? ›

Trigger pull affects delivered accuracy, and nominal amounts of trigger pull for the H&K P2000 are 4.5 pounds for single action and 11.5 for double action.

Are HK legal in California? ›

“On May 6, 2022, the Heckler & Koch USP9 V1, USP40 V1, Compact USP45 V1, Compact USP40 V1, USP 40 Expert V9, USP 45 Expert V1, USP40C-LEM, USP Compact 9 Stainless V1, USP Compact 45 Stainless V1, USP Compact 40 Stainless V1, and USP 45 Elite handguns were removed from the Roster of Certified Handguns pursuant to ...

Can you buy HK VP9 in California? ›

Great news. The HK VP9 is coming to California. Cal DOJ has just added four compliant models of the VP9 (VP9, VP9-OR, VP9L-OR, VP9SK-OR) to its roster. More info soon as we get closer to shipping, but for now, we're ramping up production and packing our bags for the Golden State.

Are pistol grip semi auto shotguns legal in California? ›

Semi-automatic shotguns with pistol grips must have a fixed stock to be legal. Prohibited if semi-automatic, has the capacity to accept a detachable magazine and any of the following features: Threaded barrel capable of accepting a flash suppressor, forward handgrip, or suppressor. Second handgrip.

Can you have an Uzi in California? ›

No, in general, you cannot own a traditional Uzi in California. It falls under the category of a machine gun, and those are a big no-no for civilians in the sunshine state. Don't even think about converting a semi-automatic weapon into something spunkier.

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