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G30 .45acp ammo?

Discussion in 'Caliber Corner' started by Wetwork, Oct 17, 2012.

  1. Wetwork

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    Just bought a G30 and I'm looking to see if anyone has had any FTF, jamming, etc issues with a specific JHP defensive carry load. I am currently using 230g hydra-shok and Speer gold dot in 230. Both non +p (because thats all I could find today.)
    Any info about rounds to avoid with the G30 would be helpful. Also if anyone has suggestions for a good round in a G30, please feel free to suggest something.
    (Please excuse me if there is a thread on this already. I could not find it.
    Brian (Wetwork)
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  2. SCmasterblaster

    SCmasterblaster G17 carrier since 1989 Millennium Member

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    Have you fired those rounds from it prior to carrying the 30? It should eat everything you feed it, but i would run it through some paces before carrying it..
     
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    SCmasterblaster G17 carrier since 1989 Millennium Member

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    They make excellent SD ammo in all calibers. :cool:
     
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    Corbon, Federal HST, Winchester Ranger T's , Speer GDHP, my G30 eats em all.
     
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    what i liked about my G30, was it handled anything that i put in the magazine, same results with my G36:cool:. try your favorites, good luck
     
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    Every gun is an individual. Recommendations really don't mean much since there's no way to predict how each gun is going to handle various brands of ammo.

    A brand that others have had problems with in their G30s may work great in yours. A brand that others sing the praises of may turn yours into a jam-o-matic.

    Personally testing various brands in your own gun is the only way to know what is going to work in your own gun. Do not even consider carrying a particular load without thoroughly testing it first.

    With that said though, it is a Glock. It will probably eat anything.
     
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    Excellent summary. :cool:
     
  9. Wetwork

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    Thank you all for the feedback. And DeLo, yes I fired 100 of each of those before carrying with it. Fed fine and had no issues. Glad to hear the G30 eats everything and I hope it's hungry because I plan on feeding it all day today at the range.
     
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    I guess a lot will depend on how old it is, and what Gen. Mine is a Gen 2.5 and has a massively open chamber. It feeds anything.

    I've run HST (standard and +P), Gold Dots (currently carrying), SXTs, Hydra-Shoks, EFMJs, etc. The only way this gun doesn't run is with 9+1 in my (so called) 9 round magazine. Of course, it takes all my might to rack the slide with a 9 round mag inserted fully loaded, so I wouldn't expect it to work. 10+1 with 10 round mags, or 8 + 1 with "9 round" magazines, all works fine.

    When people practice, test fire their guns, they usually insert a mag, rack and shoot. When testing your ammo, be sure to load it up as you would carry it, which with most of us is a full magazine plus one in the chamber.
     
  11. Wetwork

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    Excellent advice and I appreciate the ammo suggestions. I have heard a lot of people say that +p rounds don't provide that much of an advantage and that they aren't necessary. I always thought the more power the better. What are your thoughts?
     
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    It depends. I ultimately choose not to use them in the .45ACP. I'm not recoil shy, but admittedly follow up shots are effected in this size and weight gun. Admittedly (and I'm sure many will disagree), the lack of chamber support in this particular model / Gen was a factor in this decision as well. It also allows me to use the same .45 ACP round in all my guns, which includes an XD-S.. which I would imagine to be quite punishing with +Ps.
     
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    there aint much on the ammo shelves that wont function in a Glock. I have not found it yet. I prefer the standard pressure in 45 acp.
     
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    I would carry the Corbon 185gr JHP load.
     
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    Once more true than today. Guess you missed all the posts about issues with G30 SFs, Gen 4 9mms, Gen 3 .40s with lights attached, newer manufactured Gen 3s? :whistling:
     
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    Or maybe even the Corbon 230gr load. :upeyes:
     
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    I can't remember all the loads I've shot out of my Gen3 30. But it has been 100% since day one. I carry 230gr Remington Golden Sabres in all my .45's, I like how they shoot and have been one of the most reliable loadings I've ever tried.
     
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    Thanks for the info. If I ever carry a .45, I'll remember this. :cool:
     
  19. Wetwork

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    Thank you all for the advice. I purchased the following to test this weekend. All loads are 230g...
    TAP FPD +p
    Gold Dots in +p and standard
    Golden Sabre in standard
    Hydra Shok in standard
    Then I ran out of cash.
    I am sure that all of these loads would work well in a defensive situation so my choice will come down to what I can comfortably shoot accurately. I will keep you all updated as to my thoughts on shooting each...for what it's worth.
    Take care everyone.
     
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    Mine ate everything I put in the mag (didnt really try putting any .40 or 9mm in there, but that may have worked too).

    When I finally sold it I was carrying 230+P HST's and i'd suggest them, or ranger T+P