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Thinking about a Glock 30

Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by CCW007, Feb 4, 2005.

  1. CCW007

    CCW007

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    I used to have a Glock 19 and did not really care for it, so I sold it. I did not care much for the snappy recoil. I have since shot a Glock 36 and liked the feel and recoil better than the Glock 19, but ruled it out because of the 6 shot magazine. I keep reading on the Model 30 and have seen nothing but good reviews and very few used for sale. So I can feel the bug biting me now. It looks like my range has one they rent so I plan on shooting it very soon. My question is how does the recoil compare to the model 36? Also what size groupings are you guys getting?
     
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    007,
    Rent one, shoot one, you'll buy one. Recoil will blow your mind
     

  3. fasthorse

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    007,
    you won't believe you're shooting a .45 regarding the recoil, it's soo much better than the G36. Writing about it really can't describe it untill you shoot one for yourself. Groups? I haven't tested mine for groups yet, but going back into the threads, read excellent reports.
     
  4. Harlequin

    Harlequin I need a weapon

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    Accuracy is amazing! I'm not that good of a shot, but I get COM hits consistently from a concealed draw as 21 feet and I can hit a spot the size of a quarter at 50 feet.

    Make sure the gun fits your hand comfortably, as the grip is a little big. If it does you've found a fine weapon.
     
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    I just can't say enough good things about my G30. I have medium-sized hands and the gun fits me nicely. I am more accurate with my G30 than any of my other Glocks. As far as recoil, I don't find it bad at all considering it is .45 ACP.

    Rent one and try it out.
     
  6. CCW007

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    Yep I am looking forward to a range trip this weekend. I do not have big hands, but I like guns with larger grips. Now if I find it to be as good as everyone says I will need to think of a way to convince the wife how much I NEED it. This will be quite the task since I have bought a 2 new guns in the past two weeks;g
     
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    007 sounded like me, i had a G19 which i loved since 1996,bought a G30 last month and indeed,its accurate as it claimed,i have small hands too but it fits just fine,you might find the recoil stinks your palm/fingers at first(from the checkers?) but it wont bother you long.
     
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    Get an A-Grip. The checkering won't bother you anymore.
     
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    Purchased my G30 in November and like it very much.
    If you can rent before you buy so much the better.
    Seems more accurate than I am capable. (need more practice)
    Recoil is amazingly light for a .45.

    G30
    Meprolights
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    No if I can find the perfect holster.....
     
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    I carry my G30 in a C-TAC for IWB, and I also use a Smart Carry for when I am at work and need ultra deep concealment.
     
  11. CCW007

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    Well I went to the range and shot one today and all I can say is wow! I was dead on the money. I was able to put one nasty hole in the paper. The grip was thick grip on the gun but it fit my hands great. I see a Glock 30 coming to a gun safe near me;f
     
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    G30 has more recoil then a G19
     
  13. smile_at_u90012

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    yes,G30 bites lil more than G19 but thats a 45ACP we are talking about.i am practice firing out of the window from a driver's side,it seems to be a bit more challange than i thought,we have some nasty young thugs in my town like to jack cars and taking your money while your car is waiting at the red lights,also, i am practing shooting from a "speed rock" position just in case i may be walking or standing when this terrible things happen,oh, both practices is done in a safe environment of course.what a free country i am in.
     
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    Of all the pistols I've shot, neither my palms nor fingers have ever stank from recoil...from burned powder, maybe;a