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Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by pochis, Oct 29, 2012.

  1. pochis


    Jul 28, 2008
    i am wanting to purchase a g30, hers the problem.... when i owned a g26 i could not hit good with this gun at 7 to 10 yds, at 15 yds i could nock down pepper poppers.... my question would be am i going to sruggle with the g30 like i did with the 26?:whistling:
  2. tango44


    Jun 16, 2005
    Miami Florida
    A G30 is not a "baby" Glock, is a compact, I don't know why Glock still calling it a Subcompact...

    All Glock's are 100% accurate, you just need to train and learn trigger control.
    Can't go wrong with a G30, go for it!

  3. Bruce M

    Bruce M

    Jan 3, 2010
    S FL
    If you can get good hits at 15 yards you ought to be able to get good hits at 7 and 10 yards. As suggested maybe some more practice and training.
  4. bac1023


    Sep 26, 2004
    This ^
  5. WT

    WT Millennium Member

    Jan 12, 1999
    Not meaning to be insulting but I suspect that if you can't shoot a Glock 26 well you will do no better with a Glock 30.

    Distinguished gun guru, Mas Ayoob, once suggested a number of hints in handling mini-Glocks.

    1. You want a high-hand grip.
    2. You want to grip hard, maximum force, crush-grip.
    3. Shooting with your thumb curled down.
    4. Curl your little finger tightly under the butt of the mini-Glock.
    5. Use the distal joint of your trigger finger.
    6. Let your middle finger pull the gun straight back into your palm and hold it there.

    The Glock 17 is the finest gun that Gaston made. The Glock 26 is his second best invention.

    I suggest you receive professional training with Mas. I did a long, long time ago. (I think I was using a Walker Colt and he was doing a T&E on the then new S&W Model 3.:supergrin:)
    Last edited: Oct 29, 2012
  6. FLSlim


    Apr 12, 2010
    FL W Coast
    I certainly don't know what might work for you, but I find the 26 pretty accurate (especially with heavy bullets) and the 30 to be amazingly accurate for such a little pistol. See if you can find one to rent or borrow, and decide yourself.
  7. AGAF

    AGAF On a Journey

    Oct 2, 2006
    I used to own an H&K P2000 in .40. I sold it for a G26 because I was much more accurate with the 26. In fact, I shoot the 26 better than almost all of the semi-autos that I have shot. Your groups should get worse the farther out you are from target, so it seems a little strange that you would actually be more accurate at 15 than you are at 7 or 10. Granted, I do use the pinky pierce grip extension on my 26.
  8. RonS

    RonS Millennium Member

    May 27, 1999
    Oh, USA
    Did you try targets at 25 and poppers up close? Maybe it is an allergy to shooting at paper targets. Some people have a problem with grouping on paper but can hit a pop can at crazy distances. It's a mental game as they say.

    G30 is about G19 size with a three finger grip. They have a good reputation for accuracy so if you don't mind a bit more recoil you should do fine.

    As far as the G26 goes I have only been shooting mine for a few months but as stated above a firm grip and paying attention to the trigger press goes a long way, plus sights that work for your eyes.
  9. Topsider


    Oct 15, 2012
    What they said. The gun is accurate. You aren't. ;)
  10. Pythonman


    Jul 30, 2004
    I sold my Gen 3 G30 because of a rather stout recoil when firing. I would imagine the Gen4 G30 is much more pleasant due to the new double recoil spring arrangement. I find my new Gen3 G26 a piece of cake to shoot. The recoil in the G26 is not much different than it is in my Gen3 G19 and even with the short factory grip and factory magazines it's very controllable.

    I do plan on investigating and perhaps purchasing a Gen4 G30 in the near future btw.
  11. Fear Night

    Fear Night NRA Life Member

    Dec 18, 2005
    Sweet Home Alabama
    My G30 is one of my most accurate handguns. I don't think you will have any issues with it.
  12. The G30 is reported to be one of the most accurate Glocks. I don't have one because I don't care for the thickness. To me this diminishes it's value as a CCW piece. Install a G36 slide and it gets better but the grip is still kind of bulky. (That's why I prefer the G36. ;) Which I might add I'll be carrying tonight. :) )
  13. Rob1109


    Jul 4, 2010
    Didn't need the 30SF but couldn't help myself! The 26 is my pocket carry. Not clear why you can't hit at shorter distance. The 30SF is the easiest .45 (or me) to shoot, and I have 3 1911s. Best.
  14. Georg of Ohio

    Georg of Ohio

    May 30, 2010
    It depends on what you are going to use the pistol for. As a range gun the Glock 30 would be a good pick, if it a CCW weapon, I also suggest the Glock 36, which is my EDC.
  15. roger123


    Feb 23, 2012
    VA Beach, VA
    My thoughts as well. I shoot my 26 better than all my other guns, for some reason it and I just "click".

    I bought the 30SF hoping for the same results just in a larger caliber. I've only done one range trip so far and was happy. Need to shoot it more, but I feel it's going to be a keeper as well.
  16. JBS


    Apr 4, 2012
    When was the last time you had a comprehensive eye exam and not just a “read the chart”. As Bruce M said groups should get better the closer you get to the target.
  17. Glockgeezer


    Nov 24, 2012
    Central Florida
    My G-26 is the easiest shooting 9mm I've ever fired regardless of size. Ditto my G-30SF in .45 ACP. I'll take either over an all steel lunker.
  18. IllinoisGun


    Oct 12, 2011
    Love me Glock 26 and 30SF. Both are very accurate for their size.

    I have the little finger extension on me 26.
    I'd call it a "pinky extension" but I'm a Baby Boomer and I think the term is rather effeminate.