The Heckler & Koch P2000 pistol combines the best characteristics of the popular HK USP Compact pistol with the newest advancements made by HK engineers. It is the first of several recent additions to the company’s handgun lineup. The USP Compact “LEM” model’s LEM/CDA (Law Enforcement Modification, also known as Combat Defense Action) trigger system was first launched in 2001 on the P2000, a refined version of a design made for many European police organizations.
The benefits of a double-action hammer system and a cocked striker component are combined in the HK Law Enforcement Modification trigger system, which maintains the same level of trigger pull from the first to the last round discharged.
The Law Enforcement Modification, created specifically for a U.S. government agency (or LEM for short)
This mechanism enables HK pistols to be fired similarly to a typical DAO semi-automatic pistol, where each cartridge is discharged by merely pushing the trigger all the way back while the hammer is in the forward rest position. The two-part hammer is pre-cocked each time the slide advances backward, which makes it possible for the weight of the DAO trigger pull to be lowered to a smooth and steady 6.18 – 8.5 pounds (27.5 – 37.8 N) thanks to the innovative HK LEM system design. Typical double action handguns have a trigger pull of 12 to 15 pounds (53.4 – 66.7N).
The innovative LEM pre-cocked hammer system combines a double action hammer system with the benefits of a cocked striker component, including a steady level of trigger pull and a short trigger travel from the first to the last cartridge discharged.
Using such an enhanced trigger system consolidates ease of use and safety into a convenient, innovative trigger operation — one that prevents unintended firing. And in case of an ammunition-related failure to fire, all that is needed is an additional second or third pull of the trigger without the need of first pulling the slide back to re-cock the P2000. The enhanced LEM trigger system combines the reliability of a double action revolver trigger with the crisp, precise trigger of a single action pistol.
A set of simple-to-install modular grip panels allow the P2000 to be custom-fitted to any shooter’s hand. An ambidextrous magazine release and dual slide release levers make handling the P2000 natural and easy for right and left-handed shooters alike.
Industry standard mounting rails allow the widest variety of lights, laser aimers, and accessories to be added to the P2000 by sliding them onto the open rail system. The HK P2000 includes the same recurved, hook trigger guard found on the USP Compact and uses reliable and widely available USP Compact magazines.
Hk P2000 Specs
Hk P2000 Dimensions
|Caliber||Overall length||Overall height||Overall width||Barrel length||Sight radius|
|9 mm x 19||6.85 in.||5.07 in.||1.37 in.||3.66 in.||5.55 in.|
|.40 S & W||6.85 in.||5.07 in.||1.37 in.||3.66 in.||5.55 in.|
Hk P2000 Weight
|Caliber||Weight (with empty magazine)|
|9 mm x 19||710 grams|
|.40 S & W||24.96 oz||27 oz.|
Hk P2000 Specs
|Caliber||Magazine capacity||Single Action (SA) trigger pull||Double Action (DA) trigger pull||Sights|
|9 mm x 19||10 /13 Rounds – 9mm||4.50 lbs||11.47 lbs||3-dot|
|.40 S & W||10/12 Rounds||4.50 lbs||11.47 lbs||3-dot|