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Size of a P245 vs Glock 30

Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by Happy G, Jan 28, 2005.

  1. Happy G

    Happy G

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    Folks I could use a little help. How does a Sig 245 compair to a Glock 30 size wise?(or a Glock 36 for that matter) I have a G30 but for me it is really just too fat to ccw comfortably. I also have a Para Carry that as of yesterday I have doubts about. The magazine catch split in two as well as the screw that holds it in. What other junk is in there? So, after I fix it I think I'll trade it. I'm looking for a smaller than a Glock 30 to ccw. How does the Sig stack up?
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  2. ksss

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    The P245 is considered a compact by Sig. However if check the Sig web site you'll see it is not a great deal dimensionally smaller than a P220. I have never held a Glock 30 (I am allergic to plastic handguns). The P245 comes with 6 round mags but the standard 8 round P220 mags fit the P245 (they just extend below the grip). Some complain about the grip on the P245. It fits me fine and I believe it would be more narrow than the Glock, but its not an overly compact. I chose it because it interfaces with my P220's (holsters, ammo, magazines) and it is totally reliable.
     

  3. Scrappy

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    The Sig P245 is
    Longer in length
    higher in height
    fatter in width
    has more weight
    and holds only 6 rds
    to the G30's 10.
    If you want something smaller I would look into a Kimber Stainless Ultra carry. That thing is a tack driver and the only problems were from cheap magazines.
     
  4. bac1023

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    Scrappy's right. The P245 is bigger and heavier, while still managing to hold less rounds. Go with the G36 if you want a thinner, lighter 45.
     
  5. JMag

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    I own both and shoot both well. However, I prefer the P245. It doesn't feel as large as the fully loaded G30 and it is more accurate, but not by much. The 245 made more sense to me than a 220 seeing only a round or two difference but having a smaller gun. It feels much smaller than the 220 to me.Both are excellent.
     
  6. Adam Thiel

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    The P245 is not thicker than the G30. The P245 is essentially the same thickness as my P220, and when I hold the P220 next to a G30, the slide of the G30 is substantially thicker than the P220. When I put each down my waistband, the P220 is noticeably slimmer than the G30, and because of that, to me, makes a more comfortable carry piece.
     
  7. DAVE RICHARDS

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    I have both. The P245 is easier to carry concealed. Being a single stack it is a much better fit to my hand than the G-30. The grip is too short for some folks though. It just fits me. The G-30 is a chunky little beast. It feels fatter in my IWB holsters. The 245 is very accurate and like most Sigs totally reliable. I carry it much more than the G-30 because of the better fit. I keep my G-30 as my camping/hiking gun. Can't beat the toughness of the Glocks finish. I think it would hold up to bad environments better. But for everyday carry the P245 by a landslide.
    p.s. before I bought my G30 I compared it to a G36. The difference in grip size to me wasn't worth giving up the extra rounds. The G-30 is also a tack driver BTW.
     
  8. Mister Joshua

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    The 245 has the same measurements as the 229, with a .01 difference in frame width.

    My 229 conceals well. All Sigs are going to be much heavier than Glocks, they are made that way. if you want lighter, go Glock - if you want Sig, go Sig.

    I aim/shoot better with a sig, although I can "point-shoot" well with a glock. Personally for me, the sig sight picture and heavy weight help me aquire and hold targets longer, and the weight helps with barrel climb.

    I have a 229 in 357, and will soon be the proud papa of a 220... unless I can find a comparably-priced 245.