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So a G30SF and a Combat Commander walk into a range...

Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by bcj128, May 8, 2012.

  1. bcj128

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    I got a chance to put rounds down range with my new to me G30 SF I bought for an off duty gun. I also brought my Colt Combat Commander to qual with.

    Well just under 100 flawless rounds through the G30 and not a hiccup or issue. Excellent accuracy and a soft shooter. Next came my 1911...

    I couldn't even get through the first mag. 100% jam rate. That's right, every round except the first one I chambered was a failure to go into battery. The gun was clean, but a little on the dry side to be fair...

    However, the G30SF reminded me how much fun a 45 can be. Why did I not get one sooner.


    Well, the 1911 went back in the safe- the G30SF sits on my hip...

    Just thought I'd share..,


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  2. Folsom_Prison

    Folsom_Prison Brew Crew

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    1911's are like strippers, fun to play with and show your friends, but you can't always depend on them.

    Glocks are like fat girls.... Maybe not the not the most attractive thing in the world but they'll do what you ask and won't give you any flak!
     


  3. I love my 30SF, But I must say my Sig 1911 has been flawless through 500 rounds. For carry the 30sf wins but the Sig 1911 is deadly accrate and a joy to shoot
     
  4. Giggity-Giggity

    Giggity-Giggity Giggity-Goo!!!

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  5. TSAX

    TSAX USAF Vet

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    Id take the Glock 30 over the Colt Commander any day. I am a fan of 1911's but not this one. I think Glock got it right with the compacts and subcompacts.






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  6. TSAX

    TSAX USAF Vet

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  7. Just sold a Remington R-1 1911 so that I could afford to buy a G30SF and couldn't be happier. There wasn't any problem with the R-1. I just didn't enjoy shooting it. Guess that I'm just not a 1911 guy.
     
  8. prez1967

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    I guess im just lucky... all my 1911s run (clean or dirty) and shoot just fine... on that note, i have a G36 on my hip most days ;)
     
  9. pochis

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    i like g19 aj comparing the 2 at the top.:cool:
     
  10. ashecht

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    6 weeks into owning my G30sf and I couldn't be happier. Goes bang every time regardless of ammo type. Very carry able in my Theiss holster too. It is my edc over my 19,26 and 23
     
  11. BobCZ

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    I'll buy you a second 30SF, you give me the Commander.
     
  12. Deriffe

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    Dang...beat me to it.:crying:
     
  13. faawrenchbndr

    faawrenchbndr DirtyThirty fan CLM

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    I can't agree with that! Many, many G30sf models have had a
    ****load of ftrtb problems! Maybe I've been lucky, but I've yet to
    have a major 1911 issue like the OP. His problem was, most likely,
    a bad magazine, or a dry weapon.

    All pistols have good & bad points, all manufacturers have issues at some point.
     
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  14. oldjarhead

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    I own a Glock and a Colt Commanders. Both are totally reliable. Both have different ways you have to treat them. 1911s need tender loving care, and are designed to be fired well oiled and lubed. Glocks need much less lubrication. The 1911 is a firearm for a well trained. The Glock take a much shorter learning curve, and is much easier to clean and maintain. Just depends on how much time you want to put into it.
     
  15. dennis55555

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    AND true by the way!..i gotta steal this quote...
     
  16. duppyman3

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    Lol, I have to remember that one.
     
  17. bcj128

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    This commander has been pretty reliable. But the truth is that most any Glock will be more reliable with less TLC than most 1911. That's after 20+ years experience with both guns. Your experience may be different.

    Regardless, the Commander stays. You gotta own at least one Colt...this is still America ;-)


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  18. James Dean

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    I see a G30 in my future as soon as the Gen4's come out.
     
  19. jem375

    jem375 NRA Life Member

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    agree with you, this seems to be more like a made up story anyway...
     
  20. iDivideByZero

    iDivideByZero Padawan

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    The 1911 is an American icon, and it holds a special place in the history of firearms. For this reason I want to add one to my collection some day. I'm not sure if it will be a Colt (although I definitely want a Peacemaker one day!), but I have to agree that if you're really in to firearms you should at some point own a 1911.

    However, if I was looking for a more usable .45ACP I'd have my eyes set on the H&K HK45, FN FNP45, or the already mentioned Glock family.

    I realize that there are LEO and military who actively use the 1911, but I've placed my trust in Glock for a carry piece. While I have read plenty of range reports from people who are very happy with their 1911s, I think the OP's report is more common than: "I took my Glock and 1911 to the range today, the Glock had FTE every other round, and the 1911 ran flawlessly."

    That being said, I would try to figure out what is causing the problem with the Colt. Is it a magazine problem? You said that the weapon was having problems to feed from the first magazine you used, but did you try any other magazines? What brand is the magazine? Is it a factory magazine, or one of the higher quality pieces from a manufacturer like Wilson Combat? I would start here and try to recreate the problem with different magazines so that you can eliminate this from the possible culprits.