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Old 02-16-2013, 13:26   #476
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As a long time G30 owner and now a new G30s owner Id have to say pocket carry is not an option IMHO, not to mention the heavier weight from 45acp vs 40sw. .
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Old 02-16-2013, 13:30   #477
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As a long time G30 owner and now a new G30s owner Id have to say pocket carry is not an option IMHO, not to mention the heavier weight from 45acp vs 40sw. .
not to hijack a thread but I think many watching this would be interested on you thoughts between the two.
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Old 02-16-2013, 13:31   #478
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You won't pocket carry the 30s I can guarantee that, you will need a holster (like the crossbreed you mentioned). The 30s is not as snappy as the 27 in the recoil department but it's not a big enough difference to drive a buying decision. I think it would be a mistake to trade. I have reached the conclusion (after shooting the Glock 30s many times) that the guns greatest strength is as a BUG for Glock 21 owners. If you want a only one .45acp Glock then I would get the normal G30 in gen 3 or 4.
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Old 02-16-2013, 14:14   #479
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Then you need to use a .50 caliber rifle. There is little difference in the results of a 9mm, .357 Sig, .40, .45GAP, .45 ACP when fired with good defensive ammunition.
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Old 02-16-2013, 14:29   #480
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A good 9mm HP like the Fed HST, the Gold Dot or the Win Ranger when well fired in the right place is more than enough to stop any 6'6 human being.
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Old 02-16-2013, 14:45   #481
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IMHO, I would keep the G27 & save for the G30! You said your G27 has no issues, this alone would make me keep it. I don't think I could part with my G27. I think this a great gun, really fun to shoot, & ammo is much cheaper, unless you do reloads!
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Old 02-16-2013, 14:48   #482
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(the XD was just too big).



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The Glock 30sf I have is bigger than my XDm compact 45. The 30s would probably be the same size as the XDm. The only way the Glock would be smaller is if you found some nine round flush fit mags for it. I have some, and it does make the Glock smaller.
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Old 02-16-2013, 14:59   #483
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Thanks for the fast reply GicleeOne!

I would do that but the wife and I just bought a house. I would have a really hard time convincing her to let me buy a new gun without selling one to fund it haha.
I do not go overboard in this, but after 26 years of marriage, the purchasing of firearms is non-negotiable, I do not ask. I do not expect her to ask me about her purses/shoes etc, and there is only one thing I do this on, and again it is firearms. Besides, finally she is realizing the need to protect oneself and she has taken one of them for hers (great).

If you had an incident, the police would take yours for evidence, and then you would have none. Not smart, save your $ and get another firearm.
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Old 02-16-2013, 16:03   #484
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I have owned and carried both the G27 and the G30 along with other glocks. I am going to tell you the truth when I say both are awesome carry guns and not at all perfect as to size and comfort. If you can carry a G27 size Glock you can carry a G30. The G27 has it over the G30 in size and quickness of alignment for most people. For me the G30 does not have the twisting recoil like the 27 and once you get it going you can rock and roll. I like them both but now carry a G23.
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Old 02-16-2013, 16:11   #485
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Thanks everybody for all the great comments!

I am going to look in to saving for the 30s. Probably by the time the whole "scare" is over with I can save up enough to buy one and actually find it and ammo locally.

To the people that have a 30s and newer Glocks, how has the reliability been? I know that the ejection issues have been sporadic but has Glock done a pretty good job fixing the cause of it or not.

There is one video I found on youtube that kind of worries me. He is shooting a 30s and one of the shells does not eject with a lot of force and just plops on to his shooting hand. He does say that he was using handloads in the comments section.

Here is the video. The weak ejection happens at the 9:10 mark.

Besides that video every video I have seen of the 30s shooting looks good.

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Old 02-16-2013, 16:11   #486
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I read your comment about needing to sell the 27 in order to get the 30s, but if it were me I'd keep the 27 and start saving my pennies until I could get the 30s.


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100% agree. You will regret the sale. I've sold 2 Glocks in the past and have bought them back!
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Old 02-16-2013, 16:25   #487
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There is one video I found on youtube that kind of worries me. He is shooting a 30s and one of the shells does not eject with a lot of force and just plops on to his shooting hand. He does say that he was using handloads in the comments section.
One video made you worry? Just buy it, if it has issues, send it back, sell it, etc. It's not exactly a huge investment of money.
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Old 02-16-2013, 16:34   #488
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As a long time G30 owner and now a new G30s owner Id have to say pocket carry is not an option IMHO, not to mention the heavier weight from 45acp vs 40sw. .
Being a .45 guy, i will still say keep your 27. It's a great gun, and one day you can get a .45, and then have two glocks, and pocket carry the 27 when you want. Your like me, alway's have a "want" but not a need!
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Old 02-16-2013, 16:39   #489
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First of all:
NEVER EVER SELL A GUN THAT WORKS PERFECTLY!

The law of Unintended Consequences (AKA Murphys Law) ALWAYS kicks in and the gun you trade it for will be a lemon. Guaranteed.

I have both guns. (My G30s is the hybrid 30SF/36, which is exactly the 30s). I carry the G27 in my pocket every day in an Uncle Mikes #4 pocket holster.

The G30s WILL fit in that holster. There is not THAT much difference in size and weight, but there is a difference. It will matter depending on your pants. Jeans will usually work, a lighter fabric will not take the weight and size.

That being said, if you pocket carry, stick with the G27. The only gun that works better in a pocket (in a real caliber) is the Kahr PM/MK series. However, Kahrs don't always work, as I found out. So stick with the G27.

When you get some $$, buy the 30s. If you get a good one and it works and pleases you, at that point you can sell the G27. But you will regret selling it. IT is the IDEAL combination of size, weight, price and caliber for a CCW.
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Old 02-16-2013, 16:40   #490
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Another vote to keep the 27 and buy the 30 when you can.
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Old 02-16-2013, 16:41   #491
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When I was target shooting just for my pleasure, I would load my 45 ACP ammo down and put a heaver spring in my 1911 and could keep the ejected brass on my shooting bench. There are always exceptions to the rule. The average person will never shoot their Glock enough to know what it can and cannot do well.
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Old 02-16-2013, 16:42   #492
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To the OP: I have shot about 200 rounds of FMJ's through a new 30s (Blazer, Winchester, and RBS reloads) All were 230 grain, and I had no malfunctions of any kind... reliability is not a concern of mine with that pistol.
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Old 02-16-2013, 16:43   #493
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I would not. I consider the 27 the better gun and .40 the better round.
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Old 02-16-2013, 17:02   #494
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Should i sell my 27 for a 30s

thats what i did,i had two 27's though.
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Old 02-16-2013, 17:41   #495
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I'd buy a 9mm conversion barrel, some 9mm mags, and some ammo.
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Old 02-17-2013, 12:58   #496
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You should sell the 27....to me!
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Old 02-17-2013, 13:52   #497
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One is none and two is one. This of course applies to losing a gun to a potential evidence lock up if you ever need to use it.
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Old 02-17-2013, 14:14   #498
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I wouldn't sell the 27. Keep it, use it, carry it. Start putting away a few bucks a week until you have enough for the 30s. If you sell the 27, you'll regret it and buy another one eventually.


The other part of this equation is that you may be hard pressed to find a 30s for a while. Demand is going to go up quite a bit, and unless you get lucky (like I did yesterday), you're going to have a hard time locating one.
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Another vote for keeping the 27. I'm not a fan of selling firearms, but if I had to the 27 is one of the last I'd get rid of


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Then you need to use a .50 caliber rifle. There is little difference in the results of a 9mm, .357 Sig, .40, .45GAP, .45 ACP when fired with good defensive ammunition.
Many years ago, my grand dad said, "A pistol is only to get you to your shotgun."
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