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.45 Help please

Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by GruGrux515, Jan 12, 2013.

  1. GruGrux515


    Dec 30, 2012
    So I got a Gen 4 19 a few weeks ago. It is my first Glock and only pistol (only gun I had prior was a Sig Pro 2009). I'm Hooke on Glock and after lingering on the forums for a few weeks I have become quite interested in the .45.

    I have only ever shot a 9, don't have the option to rent or use a friends (I don't have any gun owner friends), and what I have read most about the .40 is its snappy but side I have read about the .45 having light recoil I have been interested. So I am having trouble deciding on which model.

    I got the 19 with intentions on it being my carry weapon. By te sounds of it the 21 will be too bulky for concealed carry the 30 coup be an option but how is the recoil on a .45 subcompact? Te 36 just doesn't seem worth the money but then there is the 30s which everyone seems to e excited about.

    So I need your thoughts GT people
  2. glockarmor


    Oct 18, 2011
    Central Indiana
    Glock 39 would be my suggestion. :)

  3. GruGrux515


    Dec 30, 2012
    But in today's works finding ammo is hard enough let alone .45 GAP
  4. 97harley


    Aug 6, 2012
    I just bought a 21 and it makes a fine nightstand gun, especially with the rail light I just installed but not so much for carry. Big difference, I carry a glock 19 at times, it feels like a pocket pistol compared to the 21:whistling:
  5. itisbruno

    itisbruno Devious Member CLM

    Mar 6, 2005
    Raccoon City
    My niece shoots my G30 better than either of my Sig 9's (2022 and 228). The 30 seems to just eat the recoil.

    I highly recommend the 30.

    The Springfield XDS is alot snappier, but apples to oranges ... fits nicely in my pocket tho.

    If you wanna Glock, go with the 30 IMHO.
  6. Scrappy


    Mar 4, 2001
    The G30 is really a ***** cat with recoil IMO. I love mine its my favorite Glock and most accurate~
  7. GruGrux515


    Dec 30, 2012
    So the 30's recoil is manageable compared to the 19?

    For te price of .45 ammo it def isn't a range session gun but I guess I should consider it using the 30 as my carry and the 19 as my range gun
  8. PattonT


    May 22, 2010
    South East
    Honestly the 30 because it is so heavy may recoil about the same. I have owned 2 G30's and can't stand the fat hogs.
  9. GruGrux515


    Dec 30, 2012
    Huh?? Are your pro or no for the 30
  10. AustinTx


    Aug 16, 2006
    I would go 40 S&W over the 45 ACP and I've been a 50 year fan of the 1911 in 45 ACP.
  11. 8ptbuk


    May 3, 2009
    36 is a hit or miss thing .
  12. Glk30


    Aug 26, 2012
    The 30 shoots like a dream. It will carry a lot like the 19 but it will pack more of a punch :)
  13. itisbruno

    itisbruno Devious Member CLM

    Mar 6, 2005
    Raccoon City
    IMHO yes. I have big paws and love it. My niece, normal girl hands, she loves it.

    The weight of the 30 helps it eat the recoil. It is truly my favorite glock. I have 3 and am looking for another for her to buy.

    Find a buddy or a rental range that has one and give it a try.
  14. crash_gsxr750

    crash_gsxr750 Arrows first

    Apr 22, 2008
    I have 19 and 30 they are roughly the same size length and height

    The 30 is a thicker and heavier gun, but, I almost always end up carrying it over the 19 and I can't explain why other than when I grip my thirty it just feels great and points naturally for me

    Don't get me wrong I still love my 19 and carry it often but the thirty is a peach to shoot
  15. SCSU74

    SCSU74 St. Cloud Proud

    Jul 24, 2010
    The Northwoods
    Why are you wanting a .45? The 19 is a better gun in almost all aspects, unless you like seeing bigger holes in paper with fmj. To answer your question the 30 is the same size as the 19, just a bit thicker. I own a 17, 19, 21, and 30. The 19 is my favorite to CCW

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  16. GruGrux515


    Dec 30, 2012
    Those of you who are 30 fans do you use the grip extender for the pinky?

    Do they make a 30sf and if so which generation is it available in?

    As for the thicker slide on the 30 is it harder to conceal or just heavier to carry?
    Last edited: Jan 13, 2013
  17. GruGrux515


    Dec 30, 2012

    Not 100% sure to be honest. The 19 is my first and only Glock and I am hooked. I wanted another gun and in a few weeks I will be able to afford another one. I figured another caliber would be 1. Good to get familiar with a different caliber 2. Good to have another caliber in case the ammo supply weakens 3. The .45 causes more damage if needed
  18. Kablam


    Jan 12, 2005
    Don't know about the 45 causing more damage. That's a whole different argument around here. And the G19 being "a better gun in all aspects" is just an opinion. If you want to try 45, then the G30 is one you should try. It's my favorite Glock, and not just because I'm a 45 guy. It just shoots good for me. Not hard to carry at all. I'm 6 feet and only about 160 lbs and just use a good OWB (Fist with a lot of forward cant) and a good belt. I can conceal it good enough for me with a t shirt. I can't carry it comfortably IWB though. I suppose because I'm skinny. Good luck with whatever you decide. You know what they say, ".45 because they don't make a .46." :supergrin:
  19. Giggity-Giggity

    Giggity-Giggity Giggity-Goo!!!

    Feb 2, 2007
    Gun Tot'n in Quohog
    Sign up as a member to your local rental range is recommended!

    Love my G21SF:
  20. Listen, you've got your G19 so you now own probably the most common Glock out there. But you are correct in wanting to try a bigger, softer shooting caliber. As mentioned in your other thread, the 30's recoil is uncanny in how mild it is. You can't rent or borrow one so you'll have to take the word of a bunch of Internet strangers, but its true. Get one. You will absolutely LOVE it! You will then have the option of carrying your 19, but when you actually fear for your life, you can grab the 30 and put some serious diameter down range. :tongueout: I mean, just LOOK at those fat ol' pills in Giggity's picture up there! THAT'S gonna leave a mark.
    Last edited: Jan 13, 2013