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Old 08-25-2013, 15:53   #1
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Glock 30 Concealed Carry

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I'm new to Glock Talk and was hoping I could get an experienced opinion from someone who carries a Glock 30 3rd gen. I plan on purchasing one for concealed carry very soon and was wanting some opinions on the pistol for carry purposes. Any help would be great.
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Old 08-25-2013, 16:28   #2
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First off, welcome to GT I CC a Gen 3 G30 in a Crossbreed Supertuck with ease. Mine was sent off to Cold Bore Custom a few years ago for a grip reduction, which helps it conceal a little better and feels better in my hands. My G30 and G29 (same gun, different caliber) both had issues taking all 10 rounds in the new magazines and others on here have experienced the same thing. Eventually they will work just fine. For CC, I have gone with the flush fit mag base plates that make it a 9+1 on my G30. It's 1 less round, but it conceals better IMO.


With factory 10 rd mag
Carry Issues

And with flush fit 9 rd mag
Carry Issues

I have a G30S that I'll be picking up at my FFL over Labor Day weekend. Looking forward to that one and may possibly send it to Lane at CBC for a reduction as well. That may would make it about as good of a CC gun as anything out there IMO. Especially with the flush fit base plates.

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Old 08-25-2013, 16:44   #3
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Thank you for your help! I was considering the Crossbreed. Never heard anything bad about it.
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Old 08-25-2013, 17:01   #4
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I have the CBST holsters for my Glock's, M&P's, XD/XDm's, 1911's and a Minituck for my XDs45. And my M&P Shield fits in my CBST that I use for my G26 and 27. Actually totin' that today and as I type.

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Old 08-25-2013, 18:01   #5
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How concealable is the G30 with the crossbreed supertuck? I usually dress in baggy jeans or cargo shorts with a loose t-shirt (untucked).
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Old 08-25-2013, 18:16   #6
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It depends on your build as much as it does the gun itself. It is a bit thicker that the 9/40 frame, but none the less still concealable.

I have used the CBST for G 36's, 1911's and have a Compa Tac (Minotaur) IWB. The leather is soft and pliable and does not squeak. Horsehide, in my experience will squeak until you "get your stink on it" and break it in.

The G 30 is also a "dense" pistol (my term) meaning that for its footprint, it is pretty heavy. If you pants are not well secured with a sturdy belt, it may cause some issues. (Grated, this is more of an OWB issue than IWB)

How tall are you and what is your build?
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http://www.fist-inc.com/holsters/k1/K7.htm

this is the thinnest and most adjustable

j-hook makes easy on and off
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Old 08-25-2013, 18:20   #8
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concealability all depends on your body type and how you dress. if you can try one out it might help, try tucking a g30 in your belt at 4 o'clock and see how the pistol butt sticks out through your shirt. most crossbreed super tuck type holsters are thin and similar. for many people it may just come down to weight on your belt. a good stiff gun belt will help carry it where you want it to stay.
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Old 08-25-2013, 18:22   #9
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http://www.fist-inc.com/holsters/k1/K7.htm

this is the thinnest and most adjustable

j-hook makes easy on and off
this looks like a very adaptable holster style. I would like to try one myself
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Old 08-25-2013, 18:27   #10
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I'm 6 foot, about 290-300lbs with hips as wide as my shoulders. Typically my pants size is something in the 40 ish range.
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Old 08-25-2013, 18:43   #11
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Try Bianchi holsters. Bianchi has been around for over fifty years.
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Old 08-25-2013, 22:49   #12
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G30SF is what I currently own. Pictured in my avatar. Great shooting, if you have not shot or held the gun I would do so. They are a little more wider than the other Glocks. The SF has a little shorter trigger reach than the original G30. The G30S uses the SF reciever, with the G36 slide. With the slide smaller you will get more recoil than the larger slide. Another option on the gun is there are Gen 4 'a of the G30 out there, that have even a shorter reach on the trigger. It does have the bigger slide on it. If a smaller grip is what you would like.

You do need a sturdy belt to hold it up. Like the beltman belts. I believe any of the hybrid holsters will work well. I have crossbreed supertuck for my G26. My G17, 22 fit in it fine. The one thing I don't like about it I noticed the kydex doesn't cover the whole slide and I'm starting to get wear marks on pants where the slide is exposed. I have on order an old faithful holster. There kydex covers the entire slide. I should get it here in a couple weeks. We will see. The G30 is a great gun, which ever you get.
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Old 08-26-2013, 01:54   #13
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Get a 30s slimmer slide and a SF receiver! I carry mines everyday! I have a Galco KingTuk holster and I use it to carry appendix style!!! Look into it Glock 30s. Or if your in your LGS compare the 30gen4 to the 30s I did and I picked to 30s over the 30 gen 4 the recoil isn't that bad and you will master it!!!
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Old 08-26-2013, 07:15   #14
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I have shot the G30 and absolutely love it. Extremely accurate and the G30 fit my hand like a glove. I have never found a pistol that fit my hand that well!

In regards the the G30s, Im not convinced. Supposedly the G30s cant take the same parts as the other G30 family members. Please correct me if Im wrong.
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Old 08-26-2013, 08:28   #15
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I carried the G30 for a number of years as edc.

It is concealable and easy to shoot. You will have to put some thought into your carry rig but once you get it set the G30 will serve well as edc ccw.

To this day I still find my G30 to be my softest shooting 45 acp. The only thing I did was add night sights (trijicons) and Talon Grips. Carry IWB strong side or AIWB.
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In regards the the G30s, Im not convinced. Supposedly the G30s cant take the same parts as the other G30 family members. Please correct me if Im wrong.
You are right. The slide is narrower. Just like the G36. So the upper is like the 36. Barrels for the 36 and the 30s are the same. But the Non S, the barrels interchange. So If you order an aftermarket barrel or a threaded barrel. This is really where you have to watch. If you have the S you need an 36 barrel in the aftermarket. HTH
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Old 08-26-2013, 11:58   #17
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Glock 30S is now my favorite of the Glock family. Have found this to be the best holster: check them out at http://aegisarmory.us/
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Old 08-26-2013, 12:14   #18
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any descent IWB rig and belt, along with pants one size too big in the waist will do this easily.
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