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Old 07-28-2013, 07:08   #1
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Range report: Glock 30 Gen4 (pics added)

Hey All,

NIB G30 Gen4:
I field stripped it to inspect before firing, but did not clean any factory oils or gunk out. (I usually do...)

I was using American Eagle 230gr FMJ (100 rounds)
and Tula 230gr (150 rounds)
and PMC Bronze 230gr (50 rounds JHP and 50 rounds FMJ)

I also installed my new Streamlight TLR-3 after the first 30 rounds, and kept it installed the entire range session.

Also installed two Pierce magazine floorplate extensions. These fit perfectly and provided a much better grip feel than that goofy floorplate that Glock insists on using.

After the first 150 rounds or so, I installed the beavertail backstrap that Glock now provides with certain guns.
AWESOME feel and better control with the beavertail installed! How long has Glock been providing these things?
(my G30 came with 4 backstraps: two regular and two beavertail)

ZERO MALFUNCTIONS of any kind.
Drama-free and reliable performance!

From 10 yds to 30 yds, the G30 was super accurate, and kept on hitting what I was aiming at. Of course, I got a bit trigger happy at times, and sprayed and prayed, just because....

What didn't I like?
Brass was raining down on my jungle boonie hat (which collected in nicely for reloading) for many shots, but mostly the ejection pattern was where it should be. As things loosened up, it seemed to improve?

The goofy magazine plate that Glock provides with the G30 gives my pinkie finger a "pinch" while firing...fixed that by installing Pierce extensions (although the Pierce extensions could use a slight breaking of the sharp edges....)

After using a Dan Wesson 1911 lately....the serrated trigger seemed to give my trigger finger a workout.

What I loved:
100% reliability
lightweight, accurate, and just plain badazz with 45 ACP/Streamlight/beavertail/Pierce extensions

Nightstand duty began last night, and will continue for as long as I own this gun!

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Old 07-28-2013, 08:38   #2
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Good report--thanks for that. Congrats on the new nightstand/carry Glock!
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Old 07-28-2013, 08:53   #3
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Morning 2740dmx

I hear you on that serrated trigger. I have a G30-S & G-19 that came with a serrated triggers. Kind of rubbed my finger raw after a few hundred shots.

For me, a simple fix-- I took a piece of duct tape & placed it in the trigger guard under the trigger (to prevent damage). Then used an Exacto knife to scrape the sides of the plastic trigger & sort of rounded the outer edges. That helped a LOT, then after some more shots I found the places on the trigger that still bothered me slightly & scraped those areas with the Exacto knife to smooth those out a little.

I did this to my G-19 also.

I now like the modified serrated triggers better than the smooth ones on my larger Glocks.
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Old 07-28-2013, 09:08   #4
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Congrats on the new glock great range report.
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Old 07-28-2013, 10:43   #5
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I hear you on that serrated trigger. I have a G30-S & G-19 that came with a serrated triggers. Kind of rubbed my finger raw after a few hundred shots.

For me, a simple fix-- I took a piece of duct tape....
Sounds like you found a good solution.
For me, I will just shoot the thing enough to re-develop a callous! I have been away from Glocks for a year, and will soon toughen up that trigger finger!

Stock=Good (IMO)
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Old 07-28-2013, 17:20   #6
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Congrats on the G30.
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Morning 2740dmx

I hear you on that serrated trigger. I have a G30-S & G-19 that came with a serrated triggers. Kind of rubbed my finger raw after a few hundred shots.

For me, a simple fix-- I took a piece of duct tape & placed it in the trigger guard under the trigger (to prevent damage). Then used an Exacto knife to scrape the sides of the plastic trigger & sort of rounded the outer edges. That helped a LOT, then after some more shots I found the places on the trigger that still bothered me slightly & scraped those areas with the Exacto knife to smooth those out a little.

I did this to my G-19 also.

I now like the modified serrated triggers better than the smooth ones on my larger Glocks.
Why not just replace it with a smooth trigger? They are cheap.
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Why not just replace it with a smooth trigger? They are cheap.

Morning Alliance50

I did replace the serrated trigger on my G-19 gen4 with the smooth trigger & didn't like it as much as the my reworked serrated one so went back to the OEM serrated trigger that I re-worked per my post above.

When I got the 30-S I just started with the re-worked serrated trigger & it feels just as good as the G-19.
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Are there any tricks to installing a smooth trigger?

any potential drawbacks?
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Old 07-31-2013, 06:11   #10
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Sounds like you found a good solution.
For me, I will just shoot the thing enough to re-develop a callous! I have been away from Glocks for a year, and will soon toughen up that trigger finger!

Stock=Good (IMO)
That should work for those who shoot frequently. Since I don't, I just install a band-aid on my trigger finger's pad when I go to the range. Also use a wrist wrap on my shooting hand's wrist, which helps with the recoil. If you don't have a callous or a band-aid, the Glock triggers can and will bite you.

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Are there any tricks to installing a smooth trigger?

any potential drawbacks?
nope if you know to detail strip your glocks no problem takes about ten min.
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bump for pics added!
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Old 08-02-2013, 16:33   #13
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Thanks for the great report, and congrats on the G30!
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Old 08-04-2013, 06:36   #14
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This G30 shoots so soft and fits my hand (thanks to Glock for Gen4 adjustability) so well that I might need to consider it for a winter carry gun.....

Might have to go OWB with such a thick slide?
I'm normally all about IWB, but the G30 is pushing it!
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Old 08-04-2013, 16:05   #15
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Old 08-04-2013, 17:13   #16
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This G30 shoots so soft and fits my hand (thanks to Glock for Gen4 adjustability) so well that I might need to consider it for a winter carry gun.....

Might have to go OWB with such a thick slide?
I'm normally all about IWB, but the G30 is pushing it!
Nice looking gun. What is your current carry gun?
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Nice looking gun. What is your current carry gun?
Current carry is gen4 G26 in a TT Gunleather IWB
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