Dirty Donuts are so Good.
Now if we’re talking about the amount of wood we’re packing down our pants, I’ve got a Sequoia.
All kidding aside, I see a lot of folks who can’t shoot small/thin guns worth a damn. I’ve got large hands, and it took me a VERY long time to become proficient with a sub 1” thick gun.
I definitely agree there. There is always going to be reality of ymmv for any subset of folks in the firearms community of what works for them or doesn’t. Just as there is in the shaving community.
However, if we are just talking about the generalizations of sub compact firearms? The merits & cons of just sub compact’s themselves and not interject the large and diverse dynamics of individual preference?
The HK 2000sk is a sub compact, yes? And you asked the question of “why is it not as popular as other sub compacts?
One good reason that someone posted here, was the fact that they run a bit more expensive than many others. That sounds like a very probable reason to me.
However, we can’t believe out of the huge popularity of sub’s and micros like the G43, 43X, P365, or even sub’s like the G26, that price is the ONLY reason.
So, I will present what I believe as one of the major reasons again as my personal opinion has not changed. While the P2000sk is a HK sun compact, it is too fat, too heavy, too big, too expensive, and has too many protruding bumps and sharp edges on its frame and slide. It’s singular larger overall girth, isn’t desirable for MOST, when compared to other, smaller, thinner, lighter, smoother edges, of competing compacts that still carry the same or more of a round count. Plain & simple.
Are there some who have baseball mitts for hands who would benefit from it? Yes, of course, never say never, but we are simply speaking on the generalizations for the wide, sweltering mass of the gun carry community, not the what if’s and the woulda, shoulda, coulda’s of the minority of individualism.
You just said it earlier in a post yourself. You have large hands; and it took you a minute to learn to proficiently shoot and carry a sub 1” pistol?
So while a dude with large hands like yourself could benefit from an HK P2000sk, your preferred carry pistol is the diminutive and very small, G43?
Talk about blowing the dynamics of individualism out of the water? You are a test subject my friend, for all those pistolero’s out there who are stuck in their own ways and closed opinions to the reality of “where there’s a will there’s a way.”
It is I who envy you. You would be comfortable carrying the bucket of a sub compact in the P2000sk and just as comfortable carrying the horrifyingly small for large hands G43. Where as I on the other hand, while I have really fat hands, they aren’t considered large or small hands. Just the rum of the mill average sized palms, but with shorter fingers.
I wouldn’t like the smallness of the G43 with my bottom pinky finger hanging off and I wouldn’t want to carry the bulk of an HK sub compact. If I wanted that kind of bulk? I would just move up to a compact like the bit longer HK 2000 or G19.
But again, this is all, just my personal opinion made from my own, very individualistic perceptions that has been shaped by my own personal experiences and perspectives.