Glock 30 / 21 question

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  1. dabigguns357

    dabigguns357

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    I have been eyeing a gen 3 glock 21 for some time now(4 months)and have come across what may be a better deal,a glock 30.Both are nib and i can get either one for $450.00 out the door.

    Here is my question,which one

    Now mind you i have a glock 22 gen2 and it serves me well but that is the extent of knowing anything about glocks.Is there enough difference in the 2 as far as recoil,trigger set,and handling.Here is what i'll be using it for.

    1/ c/c
    2/ hd
    3/ wife will want to shoot it.
    4/mabye competition(my wife and i are still out on that one)
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    it's better to have a gun on your hip than one to your head.

    Thanks in advance of advice
    Dana Capron
     
  2. 9mmdude

    9mmdude

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    I own a 21SF and a G30. If I could only have one it would be the Glock 30. The 21 is big and the G30 can accomplish more of the goals you have listed.

    Go with the G30.
     

  3. WGO55

    WGO55 Lifetime Member

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    That is a very good price.

    I have both the 21SF and the 30SF.

    If you or your wife have smaller hands, go with an SF model. The SF models are comfortable in my hand where the no-SF grips are too big.

    If you are going to carry it, I'd go with the 30.
     
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    muad Lifetime Member

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    I say 30 all the way if you want to CC. And like WGO55 said, if you have smaller hands pick up the SF model.
     
  5. Free Radical

    Free Radical Miembro Antiguo CLM

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    The G21 & G30 both have a thicker slide, and grip than your G22. "SF" means still fat. If you can live with that, fine.
    As for recoil, depending on loads of course, but generally, you may find the G22 recoils more.
     
  6. whoflungdo

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    This. However, the G30 will be heavier. I CC a G30 often, used to be everyday. It will also be thicker than the G22. Keep that in mind if you plan on IWB carry...
     
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  7. dabigguns357

    dabigguns357

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    I don't have small hands but yes my wife has small hands(size 4 ring finger)

    My next question that i should have asked in the beginning.What would be the best ammo to use in it.

    185 grain +p hydra-shok

    230 grain +p hydra-shok
     
  8. artcarney

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    I personally use 230 grain (not +p) HST. I feel a +p loading in the 230 grain weight bullet has a great potential to over-penetrate.
     
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    Stay away from any +P ammo if your wife is going to shoot it. Reason being that you should practice some with the self defense used and you may trun her off to using it at all because it hurts. There are lots of good SD loads out there that are not +P, Federal Self Defense and Hornady Critical Defense come to mind.
     
  10. G-30Jet

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    Make sure that your wife can rack the slide in function drills. The 30's are natorious for hard to rack slides with a full mag seated.