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Please explain "G30=greatest glock ever" theme

Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by orgreg, Dec 15, 2003.

  1. orgreg

    orgreg

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    Hello All.

    I'm contemplating the purchase of a G30 and would appreciate any feedback you guys may have.

    Sounds like there are some hard core G30 fanatics on this board, so I'm hoping you can give me your take on why it is "the best", since a lot of you have expressed a similar sentiment.

    Thanks in advance for the replies.
     
  2. neil_croox

    neil_croox utopian sound

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    accuracy almost the same compared to its bigger brother the 21, lighter than most .45s, easy to conceal and a 10+1 capacity, very managable recoil (with a 17lbs recoil spring)changed mine though to wolff recoil assembly with 21lb springs coz of the corbon 230+p i carry in a 9+1 round magazine (lack of grip on 9rd mags, so less muzzle flip the better) for deep concealment and two 13 round G21 mags in my back pocket.:cool:
     

  3. noway

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    Having 11 rounds of 230gr JHP in a small lightweight pkg, that's very controllable is very nice
     
  4. ceemack

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    I could use an explanation myself, since it's actually the G21 that is the "greatest Glock ever." ;i
     
  5. MrMurphy

    MrMurphy ********* Moderator Lifetime Member Millennium Member

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    Small. Accurate, easy to control even in rapid fire. With a good holster and belt, fairly easy to hide under a cover garment.

    Smaller .45s than this are rather harder on your hands (Detonics CombatMaster and other mini-1911s especially). This is the smallest .45 I am comfortable with shooting and carrying everyday without a LOT more practice (And I've been shooting .45s and 1911s for 10+ years).
     
  6. cowboywannabe

    cowboywannabe you savvy?

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    wow, i shoot cor-bon 230gr. +p's in my 36 and 30 with their stock recoil springs.....


    maybe im doing something wrong? it is just a personal thing or what?

    mine shoot fine with stock everything.
     
  7. vafish

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    It's really tough for me to explain,

    Because I think the G36 is the best Glock ever.

    But the best way to explain it is to steal a phrase from the Harley guys.

    "If you have to ask, you wouldn't understand."
     
  8. ten bolt quiver

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    I bought mine based on comments from this site. I have been 100% satisfied. My first pistol though I have been shooting small bore since I was a kid. Best advice is try before you buy, but I bypassed that.
     
  9. FLGlock30

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    Like every one else said before me. Its the total package for its size, caliber, reliability, recoil, Etc.....Orgreg go rent one at a local range if possible and see for your self. For me it was love at first shot^c
     
  10. Polo

    Polo Brave Babushka Millennium Member

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    My 30 makes me a sandwich whenever I want:cool:

    To me the G30 means the most ideal combination of size, weight, firepower, reliability, durability--and 'shootability'--in a handgun that I have found so far.

    This may sound cornball but I have no better way to say it.
     
  11. jmoln

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    Rent one at a range to try it out - it will be love at first sight (rather at first touch!). I got my start in target shooting with an NRA club using .45 and .22. I always struggled to keep that 1911 on paper. My first time out with the G30 was amazing. Softer in the hand and more accurate right out of the box.
     
  12. MtnBiker

    MtnBiker NRA Member Millennium Member

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    If you get the chance to put a couple of boxes of shells through a G 30, you will understand.

    Since you posed the question, my guess is that you have not yet fired a G 30.
     
  13. KB4IFS

    KB4IFS MOLON LABE

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    RENT IT, TOUCH IT, BUY IT. First 45ACP for me. I kept reading all these comments here and went to see for myself. Shot a S&W 6906 until then. Bought the G30 and sold the 6906. Started reloading one month later. Now I have a 40S&W/10mm wheelgun to boot..
     
  14. RattlerXX

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    I had handled, and looked at the 30 for a long time. Just a few days ago I purchased one, and after shooting it, I fell in love. Very accurate, and recoil is not bad at all. Getcha one!
     
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    Or, to put it another way, "If you're dumb enough to buy a G36, you definitely wouldn't understand."
     
  16. Harlequin

    Harlequin I need a weapon

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  17. Polo

    Polo Brave Babushka Millennium Member

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    Good ol' Walter, just as crass as ever! ^d ^b
     
  18. KellyRowe

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    1. Caliber. It had to be .45ACP. The more the merrier.

    2. Size. It had to be easily concealable and light enough for EDC.

    3. Accuracy. Has to shoot well, and hit what you point it at.

    4. Durability and reliability. It had to be a Glock.
     
  19. Deanster

    Deanster Cheese? CLM Millennium Member

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    To reiterate - G30 has perhaps the best combination of things that many people look for -

    great shootability - it shoots nearly identically to the full-size G21, in a MUCH smaller package. The G21 is thought by many to be the 'sweetest' shooting glock.

    Great caliber - .45acp is mighty popular

    Great capacity - 10+1 is amazing in such a small package

    I really like mine, though I find the grip a bit fat for IWB carry - it's always in the way, somehow.

    Anyway - it's a really nice choice (and this from someone who can't stand the G17 - I just can't shoot those things worth a darn, for some reason).
     
  20. plumbum

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    deanster...

    try the u.s.a. galco... im usually a holster connesuier.(mithc rosen/knull ect.) but i tried this thing and holy crap. the most comfortable g-30 iwb holster i have ever felt. its ability to move might not be the quickest draw but it alows the gun to move around and it doesnt seem as bulky