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Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by dooku77, Feb 8, 2012.

  1. dooku77

    dooku77

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    Hello everyone. I'm going to make my transition here from 1911 to glock. Since I have so many .45 rounds, naturally I would like to stay with that caliber. I was thinking of getting the g30. My local shop has one for 520 new out the door. That the LEO pricing. Any thoughts. I use to have a g23 years ago and remember it being perfect carry size and home defense pistol. Is the g30 similar size? Thanks everyone
     
  2. Bruce M

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    The G30 will probably seem similar in size but thicker. There are some fans that suggest they get about the best accuracy from the G30 compared to other Glocks. Unless the gun has night sights, you may be able to get a bit better deal on a blue label (first responder) Glock.
     
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  3. Mochahooligan

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    LEO pricing depends where you are in the country I think. Here its $464.95 plus tax.

    Anyway welcome!
     
  4. bentbiker

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    LE pricing should be $464.20, I believe, so it sounds as if tax and fees brought you up to $520 OTD? Unless you live in a state with extra fees, it sounds as if you were quoted a price higher than that charged by Glock Authorized LE Dealers. Any dealer can establish a special LE discounted price, and declare it to be the "LE price".

    Edit: Looks like the hooligan types faster than me.
     
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    nyycanseco33 Da Fk'n Man

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    Welcome and enjoy! This is a great place to learn valuable knowledge about Glocks... Don't be afraid to ask questions, most of the people here enjoy helping others :)


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  6. dooku77

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    I'll check them out. I'm getting rid of my 1911 this weekend.
     
  7. dooku77

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    Lol ya I live in Connecticut "the most expensive place to live in the US". I thought that was a little high but I know our taxes are high here.
     
  8. dooku77

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    Thank you very much. I have already noticed the hospitality. I'm sure I will have many once I make this pistol transition.
     
  9. bama_glock

    bama_glock Gooder than chicken

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    G21 all the way here. G30 prob a better carry though.
     
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  10. Giggity-Giggity

    Giggity-Giggity Giggity-Goo!!!

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    Welcome brother. The G23 is a bit smaller, per .40SW vs. .45ACP. If you get a chance, go to your local shop and get a feel. Better yet, go to your local rental range and rent them both!
     
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    Ed's will do $500 shipped for GSSF members. I'm sure their Leo priced are even better
     
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    Welcome and a good price.
     
  13. dooku77

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    One of our local Stores has an indoor range. I'm going to make my way over there this weekend and test out some tasty glocks. I have a twinkle in my eye for the g30 sf. I will give the bigger model a try as well. This forum is great.
     
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    If you put your location in your profile, people here might be able to give you some better guidance.
     
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    Toby196 Fetching a rug.

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    I'm convinced that this will be the best course of action. I've always recommended that people not only handle the gun in a store, but try them out at the range. The reason I say that is, when I first picked up a G30 it definitely didn't feel as comfortable in my had as my G23. But when I got to shooting it, I was instantly hitting the target more accurately, and I fell in love with it.

    Granted, the G30 isn't quite as easy to conceal as a G23 or a compact 1911, but with the right holster/belt combination, it's not that difficult.

    Best of luck to you whatever you decide. :)
     
  18. dooku77

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    Out of all my research, the general consensus is that the g30 is a pleasure to shoot.
     
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    dooku77,

    Be sure to check out the smaller .45 pistols at the same time, if possible. Last year, I had my mind set on the G36. So, I went to the LGS and compared it side-by-side to the G30 and G30SF.

    The G30SF was the one that felt the best for me, and was the one I took home.

    It is so nice to shoot, and you've already got a stockpile of ammo for you 1911, you'll have lots of fun getting the rounds downrange with the Glock.

    Good luck on your choice!