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Discussion in 'Carry Issues' started by Rocknroll, Feb 4, 2017.
Probably the greatest CCW in the history of all mankind. Correct? Discuss.
Agreed, I just bought one. Very easy conceal with the 9 round mags in a Stealthgear Holster. Plenty of firepower and added a Streamlight TLR for bedside. Any unwanted visitors are in for a bad bad day should the pay a visit.
I concur. I love mine. Barely bigger than my G26, only holds one less round with the flush mag inserted and its a 45ACP, nuff said.
It's a good one for sure.
I tried to buy a 30 about 4-5 years ago but the ammo and firearms run was still happening. Instead, I bought an M&P 45C. Size and weight are very similar. It's 8+1, but I usually carry an extra mag. Easy to conceal in my Comp-Tac Infidel Ultra with a hoodie or loose shirt. I love the .45. I thought that I would sell it and get the 30, but I'm happy with it. My son has a 30 and I've shot it a lot. Great handgun for sure.
I just bought a 30s earlier this week. Ordered a Zorn holster for it and it will be my new carry peice once i break it in. Ive put 50 rounds through it so far and really like it. Im thinking of getting some 9 round mags tho because the 10 rounders pinch my little finger.
My Glock 26 is not going away, but my 30S did...in favor of my XD-S .45.
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I'm thinking the 30 or 30s may very well be my next Glock.
For a 45, IMHO, its the best compromise of - size, shoot-ability, weight, capacity, simplicity, and reliability.
Other guns are too big to carry all day everyday, and smaller guns are rougher on the hands to shoot more than 100 or so rounds in a session.
I've gone from full size guns (5" 1911's) for carry and down to LCP's in pockets. The 30s is just right for me.
It's a good one, but not the best of all time. I had it and sold it because I preferred the 30SF. There are other great guns out there better than the 30S for ccw.
Since Glock does not seem to release sales numbers it is difficult to say the G30 family is more popular or less popular than other guns. I am not sure what criteria one would use for the "best." But there are certainly some that sell more than others and some that stay in production longer than others.
Not sure about the best but it surely is a great carry gun. It fits in all my 26/19 holsters, weighs roughly the same as my 19 when loaded (9 rounder) and conceals better than the 19 due to the shorter handle. I'll say the 30s is one of the best carry guns in the 45acp format and the 26 for the 9mm platform.
The 30s is a good CC gun, but hardly on the same level as the 26/27.
Caution with the holsters. A molded plastic (Incog or similar) for a 19/23 may be too snug for a 30s. This is what I encountered. The frame is a bit wider on the 30s. You may get lucky with a leather-backed/kydex shell model.
I had a 26. Great gun and was super accurate with it. I like the .45 ACP though.
Waiting for grabagun to send my 30s to the gunshop for pick up. Bought for ccw, I now carry the g21.
You must have had the mod 30. The 30s is on a 30sf frame.
The G30S is what brought me back to owning a Glock after selling off a G21 20 years ago.
If CCW is the only consideration, I wouldn't rank it as the best; however, as a multi-purpose gun that fills multiple roles including CCW, then it's a toss up between the G30S and the G26 for me.
I don't really like any of the sub-compact Glocks for concealed carry. They are too thick and chunky for my liking, though they are nice to shoot. But for me, the 30s is better, and the 36 is better yet. If Glock made the 357 Sig G33 in a single stack, for me, THAT might be the ultimate concealed carry gun of all time. The only one that comes close IMO, is the Glock 36 or the S&W Shield .45, OR the Glock 39 45 GAP if they made it in a single-stack which in fact would make it even better than the G36 since it would be even more compact.
Note that I said "FOR ME" --and I am discussing just as you asked, though some would say I am disgusting since I don't like double-wide guns for IWB concealed carry, but that's just a personal preference, it's not to say that it's what's best for everyone.
The 30SF is a 30 slide on the short frame (SF) so it's the same width as the 30 except that the distance between the front and back straps is shorter. I had the actual 30S which is a 36 slide on the SF frame. Glock's 45ACP numbering is 41, 21, 21SF, 30, 30SF, 30S, and 36. See here:
Hover over the model number and you will see the variations.