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What Defensive Ammunition for the G30 SF?

Discussion in 'Caliber Corner' started by Jayzod, Oct 29, 2009.

  1. Jayzod


    Sep 13, 2008
    So what do you folks shoot when it comes to defensive H.P. ammunition that runs 100% out of your G30 SF.

    What I'm talking about is 200+ rounds or more without a failure.


  2. cole

    cole Millennium Member

    Dec 25, 1999
    Agreed. Rangers, too. Keep it 230gr and you'll be fine. And, function test in your gun.
  3. drc767

    drc767 Navy CSAR

    Dec 30, 2007
    230g Rangers, HST's, Speer Gold Dots or DoubleTap Bonded Defense (Gold Dots) have all done well in my G30.
  4. G26S239

    G26S239 NRA Patron

    Mar 17, 2008
    Anything that suits you, including +Ps if you want, will work fine in a G30.
  5. I've been experimenting with +p lately, and man, do they kick! I shot GS 185+p and GD 200+p and the increase in recoil was impressive as it was disruptive to follow up shots. I'll be restocking with standard 230 gr. BTW, the G30SF handled them all flawlessly.
  6. Because I'm old and came up with 1911's, I have never felt comfortable carrying a gun until it shoots at least 5 or 600 rounds without a failure.
    When I got into Glocks I shot all kinds of ammunition out of them and after over 6000 rounds out of my two carry guns (21sf & 36) I have yet to find a brand or weight or type of round that does not shoot well out of a Glock.
    Pick one and shoot it. More than likely it will be fine. Any good name brand "self defense" round will be ok.
    The benefit of shooting a 45 is the 230g bullet. But be sure to try a lighter round as it has an effect on felt recoil.
  7. Funny, you don't look that old in your picture. :cool:
  8. fsqridah


    Sep 25, 2008
    I'd go 230gr +P Federal HST or 200gr DoubleTap Gold Dots. You might go with 230gr Gold Dots since the .45ACP is a low velocity cartridge to begin with, but with a 3.78" barrel, I'd go with a lighter weight if possible.
  9. CanyonMan

    CanyonMan In The Saddle

    Jul 26, 2002
    I'm a minority here on GT, but in all my 45acp's, all of them. I use 230gr ball.
    Sometimes 230gr Golden Sabers, but 99% ball, and especially in the shorter tubes like my G30 or Colt Defender etc.

    Good shooting

  10. Your response begs the question, why with all the good JHP on the market(unless of course your state forces you to).
  11. Jayzod


    Sep 13, 2008
    These are my favorite rounds in my G21, but in the G30 they seem to really move the gun around in my hand causing me to reposition my grip after each shot and slows my follow-up shots. I do great with Blazer Brass and WWB.

    I have had a few FTE shooting HST and Gold Dots. But I think this was my fault because I just can't seem to get a good grip on this little gun with my big hands.
  12. Have you tried this with Pearce +0 or one of your G21 mags w/A&G?
    Last edited: Oct 31, 2009
  13. Jayzod


    Sep 13, 2008

    What brand of 230 gr ball do you use?

    Why do you use it "especially" in the shorter tubes like the G30?

    As it stands if I carry my G30, FMJ is all I will carry due to FTE using HST and Gold Dot.

    I think I like WWB the best.

  14. Seriously? Something wrong here. I just put 50 GD 200+p through mine this week, no problem. Never had an FTE with either of my Glocks.
  15. Jayzod


    Sep 13, 2008

    I think that little extender would solve my grip problem, Thanks.

    But it looks like it would make my G30 into my G21 with a shorter snout. I think I would just carry my G21 that has been perfect, 100% reliable with all ammo (I think for having a better (bigger) grip).

    I was hoping the G30 would work for summer carry and I would continue to carry my G21 in the winter. Guess I have all winter to figure things out...

  16. Jayzod


    Sep 13, 2008
    I just put 50 230gr Gold Dot through my G30 Thursday night and they worked great!

    But it was on the 55th round that she FTE. :crying:

    O' and when you quoted me about using FMJ you left out the "In my G30". I'll use JHP in all other Glocks just fine. :wavey:
    Last edited: Oct 31, 2009
  17. dreis454


    Jul 11, 2009
    Try Gold Dot 230 gr 'short barrel' loads in the 30