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Lets talk G30 Gen4 VS G30s

Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by James Dean, Jan 19, 2013.

  1. James Dean

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    On the G30 Gen4 is the slide a slim slide like on the new G30s? or is the slide on the Gen4 still a thick slide.
     

  2. Brad55102

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    what one should i get?
    i have a G30 gen4 on order, but now im thinking i should get the 30s????
     
  3. Slug71

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    If the thinner slide appeals to you and you have no intension of changing the mag release to the other side, then get the 30S. The 30S will be slightly lighter than the Gen4 too due to the thinner slide. The SF frame is also the same size as the Gen4.
     
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  4. jay1975

    jay1975 Ultra Master

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    The slide on the 30S is slimmer than the frame, but the grip is the same as the Gen 3 G30. The G30 SF's frame is similar to the Gen 4 with the same width of slide. Seeing how the slide is the same width on all but the G30S, it really should be the grip that drives your decision. So, if you like the shorter grip, go with the SF or the Gen 4. The G36 slide doesn't do much but make for a narrower slide on a wide frame. Makes no sense to me.
     
  5. Slug71

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    The 30S has the SF frame.

    The SF, regular and Gen4 frames are the same width. The grip, front to back, is shorter on the SF and Gen4 models than on the regular G30.

    Glock should just make the SF models the standard now. There really isn't any point in having the current standard frame anymore.
    Or just drop both the standard and SF models for the G30. Just have the 30S and Gen4. Want a wide slide, get the Gen4. Want a narrow slide, get the 30S.
     
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  6. James Dean

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    I think I'm going to hold off. I like the grip and the wide mag release on the Gen4 glocks, But I don't want that thick slide on the G30 Gen 4.
     
  7. sgt rock

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    I cant believe they even did this with a Gen3 frame. The Gen4 frame has a better gripping surface and more modularity. Call it the Transition period .

    I can see the marketing aspect of it. They have the opportunity to sell two pistols instead of one, until people start demanding all the features in one pistol.

    I'll wait until there is a Gen4 30s.
     
  8. happyguy

    happyguy Man, I'm Pretty

    Glock isn't known for thoroughly wringing out new models before introduction. I am interested in the 30S but I'll let someone else do the beta testing.

    Regards,
    Comrade Happyguy :)
     
  9. mike56

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    Did they change the recoil assembly on the gen 4 30 ?
     
  10. GRT45

    GRT45 Transform & Win

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    The Gen4 G30 RSA is a dual recoil spring which is the same config as the Gen3 G30/G30SF. The end flanges of the RSA look the same size to me. However, the RSA for the Gen4 G30 has a slotted outer spring sleeve whereas in the earlier RSA the outer spring sleeve was a solid tube.
     
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  11. James Dean

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    I don't understand it either.
     
  12. Keyhole

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    My gen 3 30 is my best shooting Glock, so I'd stick with that.
     
  13. Slug71

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    Actually 4 pistols. G30, G30SF, G30S and Gen4 G30.

    My guess is that the Gen4 G36 is still a ways away since they didn't just do it with the Gen4. Tells me the slide for the Gen4 36 isn't ready. If there even will be a Gen4 36. Not so sure there will be after this move.