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The Itch needs to be scratched

Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by Wayloss, Apr 18, 2012.

  1. Wayloss

    Wayloss

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    Been looking at a G30, G30SF, and a G36SF. Getting a reasonable price on any of them. I have a couple of trades I can put in towards them, would like opinions feelings from fellow glock talkers!
     
  2. barth

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    As usual, I recommend rent/borrow and shoot.
    You will answer your own question.
     

  3. arayme

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    If I was buying one today for home defense, it would be the G30.

    If I was buying one for every day carry, it would be the G36.

    arayme
     
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  4. Wayloss

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    barth, would love to but I live in hell...er NY borrowing is impossible, renting is hard (only a few places and hours away.)
     
  5. Giggity-Giggity

    Giggity-Giggity Giggity-Goo!!!

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  6. barth

    barth six barrels

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    I believe our very own GlockTalk Self Defense sage,
    Mas Ayoob, has all three.
    And G30 is his preferred Glock carry .45 as the other two collect dust.

    If I had to buy one without shooting it first?
    It would be a G30.
     
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  7. vinstang67

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    My G30 has been wonderful.
    I had G19 but I like G30 better.
     
  8. DRJ1911

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    I LOVE my 30sf. It has replaced all my other guns for EDC.

    Doyle
     
  9. lyodbraun

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    I say get the 30SF you wont be dissapointed, I love mine, shoots like a dream and the is a great EDC weapon, my 30SF has replaced my Gen4, 23, and my trusty ole 27, .... great weapon hands down...
     
  10. Meeteetse

    Meeteetse God's Country

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    I prefer the G36, especially for carry and I have done so for about 5 years, but if push came to shove I would probably go with the G30sf just because of the higher mag capacity. I tried the G30 but did not like the way it fit my hand. The G30sf is just enough different. May not be an issue for you.
     
  11. Chris Brines

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    Glock 30 is so far my favorite of all. I liked the Glock 21 just as much but the concealability of the 30 makes it about as close to perfect as you can get. It will be my next purchase, to add to my Glock 26 and 23.
     
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  12. GRT45

    GRT45 Transform & Win

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    Wayloss, there are so many things to like about the Glock 30/30SF that I made a study of it. We have two G30SF pistols in our household (his and hers). Click the G30SF 45ACP link in my sig line below to learn more about the versatile Glock 30/30SF with additional links, photos and videos for the following topics:
    • Magazine Options
    • Physical Size
    • Caliber Conversions and Ammo
    • GSSF Match Competition
    • Very Manageable Recoil
    • Dual Role for Concealed Carry and Home Defense
    • Outstanding Accuracy
     
  13. Chris Brines

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    What is the SF? That's something I haven't ventured into yet. I remember in the beginning when I was learning about compensated barrels I wanted to get one, then I found out that it is pretty much only beneficial for competition shooting. Glad I didn't get it.

    Not sure about SF though. Whats that and how is it difft?
     
  14. GRT45

    GRT45 Transform & Win

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    The G30 SF (Short Frame) differs slightly from the standard Gen3 G30 frame in that the trigger reach distance of the SF grip is shorter by ~3mm from backstrap to trigger. The different dimensions of the grips are front-to-back only, the width of the grips are the same. There is no difference in the dimensions of the magazine cavity or mag catch mechanism, the G30 and G30SF use the same mags.

    You can learn about the other differences between the Short Frame and Standard Frame Glock models by reading this post with photos:

    http://glocktalk.com/forums/showpost.php?p=17074704&postcount=12

    P.S. Glock doesn't make a G36 SF model.
     
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  15. Chris Brines

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    Oh ok, I believe the Glock 30 I shot a few weeks ago was the standard size. It was awesome to say the least.
     
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    Thank you for the info GRT and all!
     
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  18. ZO6Vettever

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    I have a G30. I went to get a G30SF but they had sold that. The G30 fit my mid-sized hands fine and I bought it. It's a great carry weapon. Also very accurate. The only mod I did was to open up the "Glock knuckle" area. I have old arthritic giant knucles and the problem is solved in about 5 minutes with wet sand paper. Zero malfs, period. The G36 is a crazy choice to me because it's about 1/8" inches less width than the G30 and carries only 6 rounds. (1.13" vs. 1.28") Does that mean, "I can't carry today because I didn't take a crap. I feel so fat"! You can't have too many boollits!
     
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  19. Chris Brines

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    Yeah I'm 5'7, 150 lbs and have skinny bony hands, that aren't very big. For some reason the bigger guns felt more natural to me though. I had to take alot of trips to the range to get the hang of my Glock 26. I'd have to say the 21 and the 30 are my favorite Glocks yet, but I just say I'd go with the 30 because not only would it be a good mind changer but it is much more concealable. And I only shot the standard size, it was perfect for me.
     
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  20. Wayloss

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    Scratched the itch today, I drove out of my way this morning to a range about 80miles away to rent one and loved it. Called my lgs and traded in my ill advised M&P9 plus a little for a 30sf! Was surprised to find it fit my IWB maxtuck hybrid holster's kydex.

    Here he is!

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