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Ideal carry: g30 or colt officer?

Discussion in 'Band of Glockers' started by royal glockster, Jan 6, 2006.

  1. royal glockster

    royal glockster

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    I dont usually carry firearm. Nowadays, i realized that carrying a concealed firearm is an advantage should the unexpected scenario happens. I'm planning to acquire a good defensive pistol and my choice of caliber of course is the .45acp for obvious reasons. Now, for the pistol choice i'm torn between G30 and Colt Officer (or any 1911 officer model). Give me your valuable advice mga bro. Thanks in advance! ;Q
     
  2. isuzu

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    If you can't decide on what to get, buy both! ;f Seriously, you might want to try both pistols and pick the best under the following criteria (that I have always been following):

    1. Is it reliable with most ammo?
    2. Is the pistol concealable with my (body)size?
    3. Am I comfortable with cock and locked or double action carry?
    4. Which pistol do I shoot better, double action or single action?
    5. Are aftermarket parts readily available in the area where I live?
    6. Is weight a factor when carrying a pistol everyday for long
    periods?
    7. If you have an immediate family member that carry a pistol, what
    caliber and brand is the pistol? Having the same equipment is ad-
    vantageous to you since you could share mags and ammo.

    I've tried the Colt Officer's model, and the recoil is rather stout. I prefer the Commander over the Officer's. Honestly, I haven't tried the G30 yet. Others say they're good and quite accurate.
     

  3. MR_BIG

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    carry a glock30 with xs 24/7 big dot, very light to carry, recoil is easy to manage with standard loads and because of the sights, very fast inside 15 meters.
     
  4. vega

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    I have tried both G30 and Commander and G30 is more manageable and accurate (for me) in my experience. The down side with G30 is too thick for CCW. YMMV.

    vega
     
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    sir, pardon my ignorance, i dont know what an xs 24/7 is? is it available in the phil? how much? gunsmithing needed? thank u.
    i also own a g30, and its true what they say about how accurate it is.and also its downside on how thick it is. good thing i have large hands. :)
     
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    my in-laws sent me the sights, about the gunsmithing, if u can remove the stock plastic sights, you're good to go, very easy to install, allen wrench sa rear then put some loctite on the corners, the front comes with a tool. about the size of the pistol, i have no problem carrying and hiding it, im kinda......big.
     
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    how nice in-laws you have .:) sana ako din. ;f
    wish there's a picture of your gun.
    thank u very much for the info.
     
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    If the g30 is too thick for your taste, then try to get a hold of a g36...you might fall in love with it :]
     
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    I agree with vega.

    The choice is pretty much between a G30 and a Colt Commander (not a Colt Officer).

    That's a hard choice (haha) since both are very desirable guns.

    I know we are in a Glock forum but I would go with a Colt Commander -specially one that's been tuned by a gunsmith.

    Very sweet.
     
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    Was Glock, by any chance, able to get rid of the bugs plagueing the G36?
     
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    I wasn't aware there were problems, what kind of plagues? Also, good thing to hear they also sell G36 back in the Phil.

    vega
     
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    This is the web site of XS Sights --> http://www.xssights.com/

    Click on the link marked "Handgun Sights" to see the configurations available for different pistols.
     
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    I have these carry thoughts again these days and I'm also wondering.

    Personally, the G30 is out kasi it's too thick for me. The compact 1911 is very ideal due to the thinness kaso I'm not too comfy having only 8-9 rounds. Lalo na ngayon bihira nang-hoholdup na mag isa lang. And I prefer on-body carry always (well,...as much as possible.)

    I'm starting to feel really good thinking about a G26 or a Taurus Mil-Pro (kung di kaya nung budget.)

    ;)
     
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    MCO,

    Is the trigger action of the Mil-Pro comparable to the glocks?

    How much does it retail for?

    tia
     
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    Thanks mg bro for your valuable inputs! I have not made-up my mind yet on what to choose. I will scout this carry thing this coming gunshow. Again, thanks for your replies.

    Alpha1g23, received your PM and yes i will heed your advice. Thanks Bro!
     
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    bro, i still paid for it.;)
     
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    The G36 was mentioned once, I thought there was a major re-call like the G19 for their frame failure.

    vega
     
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    Is the g30 yung maliit na 45 na may extended mag were you make patong the pinky finger? Hirap iputok IMO

    Kung mahilig ka talaga mag carry , get the Colt Lightweight Commander
    Best of both , thin as a 1911 and light as a glock
     
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    Yup, there might not be a lot of data about G36s because, there' not much G36s compared to G19s out there. That's why Glock is heavily advertising G36 since its introduction in the market.:)