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Glock 30 vs 36

Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by Glocktalker, Sep 22, 2002.

  1. Glocktalker

    Glocktalker

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    I currently have a 26 but I am thinking of consolidating into 45 acp and I am considering a model 30 or 36. It will be a concealed carry gun. Opinions and experiences with these models wouild be appreciated.

    Thanks, Dave
     
  2. LewisQ

    LewisQ 357SIG/10mm

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    One of the gus I have on CCW is a 36. I like the single stack and conceals very well. THe 30 is a bit more wider. I suggest you try to rent both to see which one you like better.
     

  3. glockin101

    glockin101 CCSO56

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    I had a 36 but traded it in for a 30 which I like much better. To me it conceals just as easy as the 36 and is easier to shoot.
     
  4. TenMil

    TenMil Cottonwood Tree

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    If ya ask me, the only difference between the two is you lose 4 rounds with the 36, for the sake of some "perceived" advantage of the gun being slimmer.

    My grandpop carried a 4" Smith and Wesson Model 10 as his concealement gun for 40+ years. By no means a "slim" gun.
    I guess people have jus gotten wimpier, but the extra few millimeters shaved off the 36 for the sake of some placebo "comfort" effect just isn't worth the 4 round trade off.
    I carried a Dan Wessson 2 1/2" Snub heavily customized by Dave Brann for a long time. The only thing done to it for the sake of "comfort" was a dehorn job. The gun feels like a worn bar of soap, and is very easy to carry, even though it is blocky as hell, and heavy as a tugboat. I NEVER even once had a problem concealing that boxy-assed wheelgun, and I lived in 99% Humidity, 105 degree temprature Louisiana, where heavy clothing could cause heat stroke.

    I just can't justify the 36 as being remotley "better" than the 30 because it's a bit slimmer. I've fired and handled both, and the difference isn't enough to warrant forsaking 4 potentially lifesaving rounds.
     
  5. Eddie C.

    Eddie C. Administrator Moderator CLM

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    There isn't much difference in perceived thickness. I had both and gave my brother the G36, I didn't like losing the 4 rounds and being just as easy to conceal I'll carry the G30.
     
  6. Rich

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    It's the one.;f

    Rich
     
  7. 10-Ring

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    I preferred the 36. Anything larger, I've got my USP 45.
     
  8. hpg

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    go with the 30, only 1/8" wider than the 36, same legnth. 4 more rounds. hpg:cool:
     
  9. Atlas

    Atlas transmogrifier

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    Good gracious!
    I've been away from GT for about a year, and this debate is STILL going on?
    Try both, and buy whichever feels best to YOU.

    Shoot straight!
     
  10. GoodGuy

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    I sold my 30 and bought a 36. The main reason was I like the way the 36 felt in my hand. It' a personal thing. Buy whichever one feels better for you. No one can tell you which gun is better for you. Only you can do that.
    If I was going to be that concerned with capacity, I would choose my 19 or 27.

    Good luck! :cool:
     
  11. cgilbert

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    Shoot them both and decide which one you like best. For me, the 36 is the ultimate. I like all the subs, but the slimmer grip fits my hand nice, it conceals well, and I love the way it shoots. I don't own the 30 yet, probably my next gun.
     
  12. TripleP

    TripleP Keepin' it Real

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    The best choice (as everyone has said) is to shoot both and decide.

    With that said, I pondered the same question for a couple of months. Finally decided on the G30. The extra weight makes it quite accurate, more than I expected. The extra rounds are nice to. It is my primary carry weapon and my pistol I use when I am out target shooting and having fun.

    I really love it. An amazing pistol.

    G30 all the way!

    ;3