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Old 11-22-2012, 11:44   #1
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Glock 30 ?

I am looking at buying a Glock 30 in 45 acp. Can you guys that own one tell me the pro's and con's of this model ?
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Old 11-22-2012, 11:47   #2
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I owned both but sold the G30 because it was to fat. I just got a G30sf and so far I really like it.
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Old 11-22-2012, 11:51   #3
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It is about the same size as the G19 but it is somewhat thick. I think the G26 is a bit easier to conceal but some suggest the G30 is one of Glock's most accurate offerings.
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Old 11-22-2012, 12:00   #4
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I've owned a regular and a SF and the thick slide is what keeps me from liking them. The grip is thick but it doesn't bother me. Overall the G30's are very reliable and accurate. I just find the thickness and the weight to much for a carry weapon.
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Old 11-22-2012, 12:45   #5
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I find the G30 to be a tad too big for me so I prefer the feel of the G30SF. I find the SF model to be an extremely accurate and reliable pistol.
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Old 11-22-2012, 13:17   #6
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I love my 30SF, its my EDC, I think its pretty easy to carry and conceal, I have no problems with the width of the slide or grip, its by far my Favorite glock, its very soft in recoil, cant go wrong with the G30 IMHO...
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Old 11-22-2012, 21:49   #7
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The Glock 30SF is easy to conceal. That is, if you are man enough.
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Old 11-22-2012, 21:51   #8
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I love my 30SF, its my EDC, I think its pretty easy to carry and conceal, I have no problems with the width of the slide or grip, its by far my Favorite glock, its very soft in recoil, cant go wrong with the G30 IMHO...
This says it all, I love mine and carry it every day.
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Old 11-22-2012, 22:46   #9
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Sold the G30. Too fat and heavy for me. I either carry my trusty G26, G36, or my S&W M&P340 if I'm super lazy.
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Old 11-22-2012, 23:03   #10
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The 30 and 30sf are great, but they are a bit thick.

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Old 11-22-2012, 23:23   #11
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I've owned a regular and a SF and the thick slide is what keeps me from liking them. The grip is thick but it doesn't bother me. Overall the G30's are very reliable and accurate. I just find the thickness and the weight to much for a carry weapon.
if the thick slide is all thats bothering you,then put a g36 slide on it.
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Old 11-22-2012, 23:25   #12
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I've owned a regular and a SF and the thick slide is what keeps me from liking them. The grip is thick but it doesn't bother me. Overall the G30's are very reliable and accurate. I just find the thickness and the weight to much for a carry weapon.
if the thickness of the slide is all that bothers you,then put a g36 slide on it.
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Old 11-23-2012, 04:51   #13
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I have a 30sf and find it just as easy to carry as my 19. As far as it's thickness goes - I don't know if there is another 10 +1 .45acp out there that's thinner and lighter? I could be wrong though as I hear this complaint often.
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Old 11-23-2012, 05:56   #14
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I have read about problems with the G36 thats why I ask about the G30. Have the problems with the G36 been resolved ? I'll go to the lgs and look at the G30sf and check out the G36 one more time.
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Old 11-23-2012, 07:35   #15
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I have read about problems with the G36 thats why I ask about the G30. Have the problems with the G36 been resolved ? I'll go to the lgs and look at the G30sf and check out the G36 one more time.
To be honest I haven't heard of a Glock 36 issue in a long time.

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if the thickness of the slide is all that bothers you,then put a g36 slide on it.
I borrowed a G36 slide from a friend and it was a dream to shoot and carry. It's just a lot to invest in. I sold my G30 and I do not currently have a 45 but would gladly pick up a 30S if available.
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Old 11-23-2012, 07:39   #16
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I have a 30sf and find it just as easy to carry as my 19. As far as it's thickness goes - I don't know if there is another 10 +1 .45acp out there that's thinner and lighter? I could be wrong though as I hear this complaint often.
I have never owned one but I'm pretty sure the M&P and the XD in 45 are slimmer but by only a little bit.
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Old 11-23-2012, 07:52   #17
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I have read about problems with the G36 thats why I ask about the G30. Have the problems with the G36 been resolved ? I'll go to the lgs and look at the G30sf and check out the G36 one more time.
I own a 30SF and a 36, the 36 is what I carry, I have had no issues with it .
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Old 11-23-2012, 09:57   #18
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No issues, I have two G30SF. G27, G36 and two G23.
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Old 11-23-2012, 11:56   #19
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I have both the G30SF and G30 Gen4. Love them both and the Gen4 seems a little smaller in the grip area. Get either one and you will be most pleased. The 30 is also very accurate.
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Old 11-23-2012, 12:35   #20
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The G30 standard is my EDC, very accurate and the ultimate in reliablity.
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Old 11-23-2012, 12:46   #21
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The G30 was a gun I really wanted to love but couldn't. I ended up selling it in favor of the G36. That I find easy to carry and I love it!
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The G30 was a gun I really wanted to love but couldn't. I ended up selling it in favor of the G36. That I find easy to carry and I love it!
Story of my life!
I could never catch a blue label G36 in stock so I came to the realization a G23 holding twice the ammo may actually be batter for me.
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Old 11-23-2012, 13:20   #23
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With the proper belt/holster there is nothing to stop anyone from carrying the G30/sf. Weight and thickness aren't an issue with the right gear. I carry it daily IWB. Accurate and feels great in the hand. Get one!
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Old 11-23-2012, 13:31   #24
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...I think the G26 is a bit easier to conceal but some suggest the G30 is one of Glock's most accurate offerings.
Yes, it seems to be. And I do the same work on each Glock trigger I own and the G30 turned out the best for some reason. Same way with a friend's G30. It is pretty thick... I'm waiting for the Gen4s to become widely available.

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The Glock 30SF is easy to conceal. That is, if you are man enough.
I'm a girl and used to carry the full size G30 in the winter in St. Louis. Now in FL, it's PM-9 100% of the time.
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Old 11-23-2012, 13:46   #25
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Pros. 45 acp
10 rds 45acp
Very light recoil
Lots of ammo choices
Will take the 21 13rd mags
Shoots great
Very accurate

CONS. Its big for A ccw , baggie shirt resolves this.
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