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Decision to make... Glock 30s

Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by Vicb, Nov 3, 2013.

  1. Vicb

    Vicb

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    Folks,

    Back in March i put a deposit down on a 30s, however 2 months ago I purchased one from another store. The 30s I have on order is due to come in this week.

    So my question is; should I buy a second 30s or go with a different model? So far I have a 30s and a 19. And I like both.

    Also, I only own 9mm and 45 calibers to keep streamlined.

    Thoughts?
     
  2. The Pirate

    The Pirate HARRRRR!!!

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    If I was you, I'd get a 21 at this point or maybe a 26.
     


  3. Inebriated

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    Depends on what you need out of another gun. I'm assuming the 30S is your new carry gun?

    Were it me, I'd get a G21. The 30S can use the mags, it'll have a very similar feel in the grip, and is just a sweet shooter.

    But it ultimately depends on what purpose you have for the gun. I would go with a full size regardless, since you've got the compacts covered.
     
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  4. Vicb

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    I carry my 19, but will end up carrying the 30s once I get a holster for it. Also been considering a 20 for when I go camping or hog hunting.

    26 is also grabbing my attention... Is there a big size difference vs the 19 when carrying concealed?

    Thx
     
  5. Inebriated

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    The 26 is just a little easier to carry... If you're sensitive to grip length (as in, grip length is what determines whether or not you can conceal the gun easily), then the 26 is going to be a lot more convenient. I carry my 26 a lot more than my 19.
     
  6. glock2740

    glock2740 Gun lover.

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    This^^^^^^^^^^^^^ And you could add a G17 to that list too. :cool:
     
  7. TRD

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    You might want to try the 30S in one of your model 19 holsters, I have heard they fit.
     
  8. Paul53

    Paul53 Geezer Boomer

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    Is the one you put a deposit on a blue label? I'm one month into my one YEAR wait for a 30s at my lgs. If I pay the shipping............I guess there's really no way to do it. It's all Obama's fault!
     
  9. Roger1079

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    It took 2 days for my LGS to get a 30S for me from their distributor.
     
  10. hunter1111

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    Call D and L hunting or shooting RI
    505 ....35 shipping in stock blue label
     
  11. Gearhounds

    Gearhounds Wait- what?

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    G21 hands down; mag compatability with your 30S, and a great full sized platform. Probably one of the best full sized .45's going.
     
  12. Paul53

    Paul53 Geezer Boomer

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    I envy you. My lgs IS the distributor for El Paso. Most all the 30s' I see on Gunbroker are Central and South East coast. Seems like some places get shipments much faster. LGS just got notice they'll be receiving an order from April.

    I talked to GSSF and they had me calling all the way to East TX (700+ miles) and couldn't locate one. Wasted my money joining GSSF. Clarification: GSSF is great if you're in the right location. I'm not.
     
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  13. Vicb

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    I ordered mine through Lou's Police Supply. They are one of the biggest, if not biggest, Glock distributors in South Florida and when they order models they order in large quantities. So it's not like they order 5 at a time, it's more like 50+... Im thinking their quantity on order is what is causing the backorder.
     
  14. Paul53

    Paul53 Geezer Boomer

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    I was thinking the same but without proof didn't want to accuse. Lgs complains that they can't sell Glocks if they can't get them, and looking in their display case I saw less than half the models Glock makes.

    I asked GSSF if they had some dealer I could buy through if the local distributor cant get stock. The just started listing stores at the opposite end of Texas again. I even called NM and AZ with no luck.

    So the dealer can't get stock, so they can't sell guns. If they can't get guns to sell, people buy other brands, and the dealer can't place a large order. El Paso has over 600,000 people, and I see EPPD wearing Glock 20's. But getting Glocks for civilians is hit or miss.
     
  15. Glock40man

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    A G34 is also something to look into. If you want anther 45 ACP, I'd go with a G21.
     
  16. Paul53

    Paul53 Geezer Boomer

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    Interesting ideas. Will have to check those out. I've focused on the 30s after seeing comments that it fits the same holsters as a 19. I have a 19 as my edc, but would like to have another weapon to alternate with. Elderly and disabled are targeted for the drugs we have, and I want to be able to defend myself (I've lost about 50% muscle mass permanently to muscular dystrophy). Target practice has become my therapy and primary pastime.
     
  17. bac1023

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    I'd get a different model. There are plenty to choose from.
     
  18. hunter 111

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    If I could only have two Glocks they would be a
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  19. Paul53

    Paul53 Geezer Boomer

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    I like the 30 too. Have seen and handled one, but again, no blue labels available here. LGS has me on list for a 30 or a 30s. This will be an EDC gun. Guess I'll haunt my LGS and see if anything else works for me.