Privacy guaranteed - Your email is not shared with anyone.

Welcome to Glock Forum at

Why should YOU join our forums?

  • Connect with other Glock Enthusiasts
  • Read up on the latest product reviews
  • Make new friends to go shooting with!
  • Becoming a member is FREE and EASY

Glock Talk is the #1 site to discuss the world’s most popular pistol, chat about firearms, accessories and more.

30 gen 4, yes?

Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by Filhar, Feb 5, 2013.

  1. Filhar


    Jul 22, 2007
    So Wi
    Ok, I'm coming from a Cowboy Action background. Since Wisconsin got concealed carry last year, I started out with a Glock 17 gen 3. loved it, no safety. Bought a Glock 26 gen 4 and liked it a lot better since I have small hands. With the way the country is going, I'm thinking bigger caliber makes sense plus, I'd like a 45. I've got a Glock 30 gen 4 ordered. Does my thinking make sense to you who are much better at this Glock stuff than me? I like the 45 cap out of a 1911, but I won't carry one.
  2. ESAFO


    Nov 25, 2012
    alot of people like to carry the g30 & with any of the smaller glocks any of the bigger mags will fit for range use.
    the g30 is a fine piece just like any of the glock family, you wont be unhappy with your purchase.

  3. GRT45

    GRT45 Transform & Win

    Jun 20, 2010
    The G30 is a wonderfully versatile 45ACP pistol for CCW and home defense. There are some options to convert the pistol to 10mm and 460 Rowland that yield an amazing, light sidearm for woods protection with some serious power. Read the info at the link in my signature line below to learn much more about the G30.

    G30 Gen4 made a great pistol even better and we have two on order to upgrade our Gen3 G30SF pistols. The G30SF pistols are promised to family members eager to get them.
    Last edited: Feb 5, 2013
  4. Scrappy


    Mar 4, 2001
    If you have small hands, don't know how your hand will fit the G30 grip size.
    Other then that its about the best Glock.
  5. I had a 30 in the past but I have small hands also and it proved to be to big for me so I had to flip it. I've got a 36 now and it fits my hand like a glove, very comfortable to shoot and carry.

    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. trigger45

    trigger45 G23 Millennium Member

    Dec 27, 1998
    Texas, USA
  7. I love my 30 Gen 4. Very accurate and easy to shoot. You wont regret getting one
  8. kaech


    Jan 26, 2012
    CG wisconsin
    Hi from WI.:)
  9. sugarcreek

    sugarcreek familyman

    Feb 27, 2007 the neighborhood.
    I have a fine time with the 30ShortFrame(SF)
    I understand the gen 4 to be the same reduced dimension,
    front strap to back strap. I also experience the Gen 4
    stippling to be SUPERIOR for grasping the gun.
  10. Dip Dungles

    Dip Dungles

    Nov 13, 2012
    You'll love it. I have had mine for 3 months and I enjoy everything about it.
  11. digemup


    Feb 28, 2012
    Just picked up my second G30. But I like the gen 3 version. Not a fan of the new grip (texture or removable backstraps). Completely personal preference though.
  12. proguide


    Oct 12, 2009
    Great choice with the gen 4. The 30 is one if my favorites and the newest gen is IMO the best of the bunch. Can't speak for other gen 4's but it works real well for the 30.
  13. Filhar


    Jul 22, 2007
    So Wi
    I LIKE the new grip texture a lot. My g17 gen 3 fits me ok, but the g26 gen 4 is great, so I'm assuming the g30 gen 4 will work. My lgs gets $575 for gen 4s.
  14. skytop


    Mar 16, 2009
    Have a Gen 4 Model 30 on order at a major dealer for three months now. Still waiting.

    I had heard Glock would release the Gen 4 model 30 in large quantity in January but now it is February and there are non to be found. Anyone have any accurate info on when Glock will provide them to the marketplace?
    Last edited: Feb 6, 2013
  15. Glock30Eric

    Glock30Eric .45 ACP

    Feb 3, 2011
    Southern Maryland
    tagged. I will buy it after the tax refund season to bring the price little lower.
  16. sugarcreek...have you felt the G30SF and Gen4 G30 side by side???...I wonder if though they are the same size without any added grip piece on the Gen4 if the Gen4 still feels even better as was the case (for me) with the G31SF and G21 Gen4...

  17. Scrappy


    Mar 4, 2001
    Grip texture is nice on the Gen 4 until its against your
  18. Honor Bound

    Honor Bound

    Sep 15, 2004
    OP, Absolutely, with the potential of all mags being limited to 10rds and knowing that the G30 is an excellent pistol, packing the most bang for your buck makes sense.

    As GRT45 said, G30s are very versatile and can serve in many roles.

    My G30 has TruGlo TFOs, a Streamlight TLR-2 and a 13 round G21 mag and lives in my bedside table.

    But! before buying another G30, I would definitely get my hands on a new G30S and compare before I decided.
  19. Can't argue with your concept. Makes perfect sense.
  20. I went with a G30 Gen4 G30S to compare but I did look at the G36 so I could compare slides...

    I was really drawn to the G36 slide being lighter so initially I wanted the G30S but the Gen4 felt nice...the finger grooves better spaced for my fingers than my G23 framed pistol and some of the reading I had done here and elsewhere seemed to point to a bit more recoil with the lighter slide and a touch less accuracy...this was learned from people who own, have owned or have shot both...minor points perhaps but only minor pluses if not true so...

    I bought this one new G30 Gen4 with Trijicon (my preference) night sights...


    Last edited: Feb 8, 2013