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Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by Girevik61, Feb 4, 2010.
I am seriously considering a 30SF, but would like some feedback on the grip size, etc...
I would highly suggest renting one before you muy.
Have you handled or shot a Glock before?
Yes, I have owned several Glocks, including a G21
I am just wondering how short and fat the grip is.
Maybe a G36 would be a better choice?
I did not care for the G36 grip, too rectangular.
The 30sf will be very close to the G21 but it is 3mm shorter
from the front strap to the back strap. It's a very noticable differance.
However, I again prefered the G30 to the G30sf
I want a small .45, but I want one that has a grip similar to a G23
You need to look at the G36 or the G38 & G38 in 45 GAP
The GAP models are the grip size you are looking for.
The G38 will that the same overall deminsions as the G23,
just a tad wider slide.
I really dont want to mess with the .45 GAP, too much of an oddball round.
I want .45 ACP
I would disagree with the advice given so far. I think the 30SF feels MUCH smaller than the older G21. It does not feel THAT much fatter than the little GLOCK 26/27 because it does not have the enormous backstrap hump the 26/27 have. It is a "straighter" grip. I was never able to feel comfortable with the older G21 or G30, but the 30Sf fits my medium size hands very well.
I've never liked the rectangular shape of the G36 grip either, and find it more unpleasant to shoot than the G30SF because of the grip shape. I think the 30SF is a fantastic little .45.
That's the holy grail of .45 - sorry it doesn't exist! If the .45 was the same size as a .40 it wouldn't be a problem. Glock's double stack .45's are really as small as they can safely go.
There's only one person that can answer a question about grip. You really need to hold a 30 and 30SF side by side. To some there is a huge difference and others can't tell. I'm one that actually liked the larger 30. It just fits my hand better. I don't even mention the 21 when comparing to the 30/30SF. Either way you'll get a great gun!
I would STRONGLY recommend the 30SF. To me, it IS the holy grail of a CCW gun.
Here's my opinion, after having one for a couple of months:
Softer recoil that all of my other 45ACPS.
Due to softer recoil, better accuracy.
Zero problems-feeds anything I put in it.
Good size for CCW, which is what I use it for.
I bought the 30sf because it felt really close to my 19/23. It is a great weapon. I agree with the person above me.
I see a G30sf in your future,.........as others have stated, it's an outstanding CCW!
I own a 30SF, but have plans to sell it off soon. I know there are those who will say that the reported problems with the SF Glock's are just a case of internet-fueled hysteria, but I believe the problems are real. I believe Glock believes they're real also - how else to explain the 4256 -1- trigger bar that is now available for the 29SF and the 30SF? I don't think the resources required to design, produce and distribute a replacement part like this would be expended on a problem that only exists in cyberspace. I suggest you research the 30SF carefully before buying.
BTW, my collection includes a G39, G36, G30SF, G23, and 2 G26's. As you can see, I'm kinda partial to Glock's and I've been very happy with all of them except the 30SF. The 30SF will soon have the distinction of being the only Glock I've ever sold.
Best of luck whatever your decision.
+1 Had mine over a year and every bit is true. 500 - 600 rounds.
Glock 30SF was the 2nd Glock I ever shot. Loved it, blew baseball sized hole out of X-10 ring at 15yds first magazine through it. I have medium sized hands (normal hands...midget fingers...), but that thing still feels and points perfectly. I ended up getting a SIG P229 in .357SIG....I always still kinda of wish I went with the Tactical Tupperware. It's kind of chunky and a little heavy with a full magazine, but it's the softest shooting .45 I've ever handled.
Well put, and mirrors my own experience and opinions. The 30SF fit/s my hand perfectly but both of mine were fraught with that FTRB issue and I never trusted them after that problem.
Does the 30SF really have unfixed problems ?
I have a 30SF which serves as my carry piece. The difference between the SF and non-SF is merely 3mm, but it seems to be the magic amount. I have long fingers so the full size Glocks feel fine to me, but my friends with smaller hands hate them. Most of they like the SF though and find them usable.
There have been reported problems with the gun failing to return to battery. This is supposed to be fixed by the 4256-1- trigger bar though. I haven't experienced any such problems with mine so I can't really comment here though.
I have 2 and I love them!!