Heckler & Koch adds a long slide model to its 9mm P30 pistol line with the introduction of the P30L (for Long). The P30L has a slide and barrel that measure a half-inch longer in length. Otherwise the P30L is identical to the HK P30 introduced in 2007. HK P30s are modern police and security pistols that combine function and safety. The pistol's ergonomic features include interchangeable backstraps and lateral plates, allowing P30s to be individually adapted to any user. P30 pistols have a double-action hammer with a firing pin block safety that eliminates the need for a manual safety. Both the P30 and the newly added P30L have already been adopted by several European police agencies. Excellent weight and balance make the P30 and P30L naturally pointable, easy to control, and accurate to shoot. An open notch rear sight with luminous (non-radioactive) contrast points allows for fast and accurate target acquisition, even under poor lighting conditions.