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thinking 30 or 30sf

Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by 1canvas, Aug 18, 2012.

  1. 1canvas

    1canvas

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    I have been thinking of buying a G30sf but a while back it seemed there were a lot of negative posts on the sf models. It seems it may be safer to just get a G30 to be safe.
    I also wonder what kind of speeds you get shooting a 230grn out of that short of a barrel.
     
  2. KY23

    KY23 GSSF IDPA

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    Get whichever one fits your hand best. I have both a Glock 30 and 30sf. Personally the Glock 30 feels better in my hand. Both are 100% reliable and have about the same feel shooting.

    I just bought a Glock 36 and love the way it feels so far. Hopefully going to take it to the range and put some rounds through it this week.
     

  3. mrsurfboard

    mrsurfboard The Anti-Glock

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    All depends upon your hand. Or you could just get the Gen 4.
     
  4. PettyOfficer

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    I don't have a chronometer, but I've read that you'll get about 100fps less than a 5" for the same round. That's why I bought some Ranger T +P 230gr for my SD rounds and from what I've read I'll get about 50fps more than non+P. I've put a few downrange and definitely notice the extra pop.
     
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  5. lyodbraun

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    like the others have said get what fits your hands the best, I have the SF and have had no issues with well over 1200 rounds thru it... its my best glock I own IMHO...
     
  6. DannyR

    DannyR Moderator Millennium Member

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    Over the last 50 years there have been negative comments about all semi-automatic pistols. Does that mean you should not buy one?
     
  7. bac1023

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    Check them both out first.
     
  8. G19Paul

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    Glock's G30 is my favorite pistol. I can't speak to the small frame model.

    Can't speak to the bullet speeds either, but pretty sure it is fast enough to our-run a bad guy coming at you. With 230 grain bullets- its more like a small freight train moving along.

    Good luck with your decision(s). Let us know.
     
  9. JBnTX

    JBnTX Ruckmanite

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    I like the G30 the best.
    I've never cared for that whole SF frame thingie.

    If I could only have one Glock, it would be my G21.
    If I could have only two Glocks, it would be the G21 and the G30.
     
  10. Andy W

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    I wouldn't worry about +p ammo. Modern JHP rounds like the HST and Ranger T are designed to open up at lower velocities like you would get out of a shorter barrel. There is also a Gold Dot Short Barrel load in .45 that you could look at. In .45 ACP, All you are getting with +p ammo is more recoil and only marginally better expansion.
     
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  11. JLeòdhas

    JLeòdhas Alba gu bràth!!

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    Another vote for the G30 here. Like others have said, try them both before you buy.