G30S and a G36?

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  1. jsirles

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    I have a G30S and use it as my EDC. Sometimes, depending upon dress, it seems a bit wide to carry. I really like it and shoot it very well.
    I have recently started thinking about getting a G36 and can get a good deal on it. It would be a secondary option for when I need more concealment and not my main carry pistol. Is the G36 that much more concealable than the G30S or am I just wasting money getting the G36? I’m just not sure that if it’s only a little bit more concealable that it’s worth giving up the extra capacity of the G30S.
    Does anyone have/carry both and are willing to give their opinion? I am only interested in discussing these two models as I have an opportunity to get the G36 pretty cheap.
     
  2. fxstchewy

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    I also have a 30S and like shooting it but I do find it a little wide for summer carry I carry it more in cooler months, but I also don't see a G36 in my future, not THAT much thinner for the capacity decrease, if I had to have a thin 45acp I would probably choose an XDS 3.3 as I HAD one and sold it.....now wish I didn't.
     

  3. Sgt Maj2014

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    I also have the G30S and carry it in the cooler months. We Glock guys must think alike. I also had the XDS 3.3 in 45acp but sold it. I shot the XDS fairly well but didn't like the capacity. Today, I found a G36 for a good price but can't justify buying it because of my G30S. I carry my G27 Gen 4 during the summer months.
     
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    We own and carry both. We have owned/carried the G36 for a long time, the G30S much more recently. We find the G36 more comfortable and convenient to carry, but the difference is not huge. Neither is going anywhere any time soon, but if we had to make a choice, our trusty G36 is preferred.

    We trudge on.
     
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  5. weblance

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    I have a 30s, and a 36. They both carry easily, but not only is the 30s a bit thick, they both are a bit large. I have gone to a 27 with a 357sig barrel when I really need something to deep conceal. There are really good deals on Police Trade in G27s, and if you aren't a fan of 40, then a G26 or G33 would be a great option over a 36.
     
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    Stick with the 30s.


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    Go on gunbroker and buy a complete glock 36 lower( to use with your 30s slide) and you have two guns.
    Unless the used 36 is cheaper than a new 36 lower.
     
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    I have both ... And carry both ...
    But a 27 is my EDC
     
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    I liked my XDS 45 3.3 so much I got another one for backup. It is my warmer weather edc. The factory polishing on frame ramp and feed ramp is amazing and it is a tack driver.
     
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  10. jsirles

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    This is what I originally thought and maybe should stick with.
     
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  11. LoneGenius

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    The 36 has quite a bit of kick to it. I enjoy shooting it and it's highly accurate (like every other Glock I've shot) but I've found my 9mm HK is more controllable and as a result I carry it more often than the G36.
     
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    I have a G30S and a G36. Many people have mentioned reliability problems with the G36. That being said, I have never experienced any issues over 500 or so rounds (I picked it up used and have no idea what the round count was).

    As far as my opinion on your question, I carried the 36 once and carry the 30S frequently. The 36 concealed only slightly more comfortably than the 30S and I could never get used to the thinner grip. It never sat right in my hand and never felt comfortable where the 30S has always been a pleasure. Recoil feels about the same (if there is a difference, I couldn't feel it). The 36 has sat in the safe for most of the time I've owned it and I've been trying to sell it for about a year now with no luck. Hope this helps.
     
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    I picked mine up from a local store that had it in the used case for 6 months for $300. It's actually the only reason I picked it up to begin with.
     
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    Thanks guys for all of the help. I think what I got from this is about what I originally thought. Both the G30S and the G36 are great pistols, but there's probably not enough difference between the two, as far as concealment goes, to warrant me having both. Again, thanks for the input!
     
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    The thing that nobody has mentioned is the loaded weight. The 36 is nearly four ounces lighter than the 30S. That’s an 18% reduction...
     
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    6330D745-C3EC-4F0B-A426-515A15B00B4A.jpeg D4636506-9C74-4FAB-8B0B-DB3D97541209.jpeg I had G36 for a while...meh. Currently own a G30S which I believe is a much nicer shooting pistol. Using a proper holster makes carry far from tedious. But...
    If I want to carry a small-ish .45, my S&W Shield will get the call more often than not.
    However since the SIG P365 showed up....well, the pecking order has surely changed a little.
     
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  17. Rusty Guns

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    My EDC is a G-23, and has been for many years.
    I also have a G-30S, and like the 45. I carried a 1911 as LEO, for 15 years. The G-30S Is just a little bigger than the 19/23, it will fit in some of the same Holsters. I don't know about the G-36 but I like the extra rounds, as I don't carry an extra mag.
     
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