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Understanding the Glock fever...and the G30

Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by -, May 31, 2002.

  1. Guest

    Well, it took me about 5 years to jump on the bandwagon but now that I'm here...I'm here. Traded away my Cougar 8045 to a LEO for a G30; my first Glock. Pummeled this forum and others about triggers, connectors, springs, NY# this and that. Did some polishing (NOT metal removal)and traded around some parts. I had probably put about 300 or 400 rounds through the gun in the lastt month. After waiting for two months I attended John Farnam's two day Defensive Pistol class(es)just the past weekend and the G30 was the gun I took with me.

    I now even more understand the popularity of the Glock, and the G30. Shooting several hundred rounds (not exactly fast but a fast moving and active class)including drills, jams, FTF, etc you learn to appreciate this weapon. Concentrating on personal defense and you gain even more appreciation. These guns are machines and they function as a machine should; they work. They aren't pretty, not real fancy, no exotic wood, and much of the steel is stamped; but they friggin' work and work well. The trigger "reset" (once you understand)is a real boast and this little guy is not complicated.

    As to specifically the G30; it's like closing the door on a high quality car or truck...it feels right, it fits, it's balanced, it barks but it doesn't bite you! IT"S A 45! It carries 10! It does have some "beef" to it but it's not uncomfortable to carry. Now I'm wrestling with another Glock...can't make up my mind as to the G36 or that G32! Something tells me that the .357 Sig (caliber, not GUN!)is the way to go. ;a
     
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    You ought to write commercials for Glock!:)
     

  3. go_ustp

    go_ustp Millennium Member

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    I like several different guns in the same caliber, for target shooting and competition for larger guns, smaller for carry. You may want to consider a G21 - it's an excellent complement to the G30.

    You should be in a commercial - yet you articulated what most of us have experienced as well. Great job in doing so!

    I'm off to shoot my G21 with extended/comp barrel and my G30 on a range trip tomorrow. I'll be thinking of how you wrote it up!
     
  4. blackstangs281

    blackstangs281 Saleen Driver

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    Congrats on the G30! You could sell a Glock to Mr. Ruger. :cool:
     
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    You moved me, man! Heck, you made me want to go out and buy another G30.
     
  6. go_ustp

    go_ustp Millennium Member

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    Went to the range today with 21, 30 and shot with some friends. One fellow had an awesome Kimber classic steel framed pistol, one of the best Ive ever seen. Let me shoot it and it was great though the beavertail hurt the top of the web inbetween thumb and index finger a little, something I hate about 1911.

    He shot my 30 and noted that it held 2 more rounds, costs less and shoots as good/better. Was thinking of going to the gun show for a 30 in the near future. Hard to improve on the 30....
    ;Q
     
  7. G30Jack

    G30Jack .88 Magnum

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    Everyone that has had the chance to shoot my 30 has been impressed with the feel and accuracy. I just picked up a G19 for the spousal unit to come to the range with and we'll see how it compares. Have to wait 10 days though... Damn Kalipornia laws.

    All in all it is an outstanding firearm.

    The only guy that didn't care for the 30 was a guy shooting a .380 and complaining about the recoil and how his .380 was more gun than my Glock. Needless to say he saw the light.

    Jack
     
  8. Eddie C.

    Eddie C. Administrator Moderator CLM

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    Great write up! I had a similar story, went shooting with a couple of buddies and we brought along a bunch of 45's and they noticed I liked shooting my 30 & 36. They had their Wilsons, Baers, and Sigs and I stayed with my Glocks. They laughed at them and said how ugly they looked and so on. They asked me why I wasn't shooting my Wilson and 2 Baers I had brought along. I showed them my 1 hole targets and they thought I was kidding them. So they wanted to try them.... I said no they think you guys are too ugly to handle them...Well three weeks later we show up at the range and guess what they pull out of their range bags? They each had brand new G30's and my buddy Tommy waiting on his 36 and Mike's waiting on a 21. I still tease the hell out of them. Oh yeah... they leave the Wilsons and Baers home it seems they don't quite handle & clean as easy as Glocks.... Oh man they are never gonna hear the end of this hehehehe...
     
  9. Guest

    OK, no stones or flames; like the guy on the radio says "...and now for the rest of the story".
    As I noted we shot several hundred rounds (nearest count 650 between Saturday and Sunday). Following our shooting drills Saturday (including a night shoot)I returned to my motel (good idea...too late to travel home!), took a shower, and decided to field strip the G30 and at least do a quick clean...of course attending to the chamber and bore. As I cleaned the pistol I thought I noticed a little "hitch" in the trigger action...this is about midnight and I determine I"m just tired and the gun is fine (I"m usually a detail guy so I decided to stop obcessing just this once)and there's no hitch.
    Sunday we shoot all day and we say "goodbye" around 5:00 p.m. and head home. Of course being the good Glock guy that I am I do clean the G30 when I get home...I detail strip it. Guess what? The trigger pin (pin that's undercut 2 places on the diameter)is broken exactly on one of the two undercut diameters!
    Now I had heard about this happening to Glocks before but thought it was B.S. It's either a credit to the design that the gun still functioned or it's a "boo" that the pin did break. Working with metals for about 30 years I'd say "give credit to the design". The pin did stay in place, captured, and the trigger did work; there was sufficient tolerancing (both + and - as needed) that we continued to shoot.
    Thought I'd post this and see if there are any similar stories. To answer the question b4 it is asked...no...I did not shoot hot loads. I shot CCi Blasers, 230 grain FMJ, those aluminum cases, no FTF's, jams, etc. The ammo worked flawlessly.;a
     
  10. CarlosDJackal

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    I have had the following break on my G30:
    - Four slide-lock springs
    - One trigger spring
    - One Locking Block
    - One Trigger pin
    - and a partridge in a Pear tree... ;f

    In all cases my Glock kept shooting. Anything man-made can and will break. The true measure of a tool is it's ability to keep functioning even when it does break. I have over 16,000 rounds through my G30 now, and I carry it everyday.

    Welcome aboard and enjoy your Glock !!
     
  11. Guest

    Carlosdejackal...I'm curious...the locking block...did it cause any other problem? Did it just break, crack, slide couldn't operate?
    I agree...anything mechanical can and will break. I think it's called "part of life"!;d
     
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    WELCOME TO THE CLUB:cool: :) :cool: :) :cool: :)

    We (Glocksters) all go through this feeling that you have just felt!!!!;g

    Feel good, great about it, back when I started using Glocks I felt like a trader.........(I'm an ole codger, 1911;s)

    ;a But, after using it, It's GREAT!! A COMBAT PISTOL!!!! That's

    Use it, feel good about it, it's your "life"!!!! Plus, it's easy to keep clean & ready to go!!

    Me, I'm a whinner-9er.............& G30'er...........

    David
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    I thought the Engineering term was: "Mean Time Between Failures (MTBF). I didn't even know it was broken had I not taken the gun completely apart to clean it. When I pulled the locking block out of the frame, it was in 2 pieces. I put it back in and called Glock. I told them that I would send them the broken piece back once a get a good one. I had to call them again in 2 weeks to remind them. ;Q

    Their Customer Service have been pretty crappy lately.
     
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    For a compact 45 ACP, the G30 is a nice gun.
     
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    Duncan and all; good to get the info exchange.
    I can see I have to trade some handloading secrets with Duncan. I'm finishing up my 38/357's and will load my first lot of ammo for the G30...hopefully sometime in the next 3 or 4 weeks.
    I load for 9MM, 38, .357, 45, and .223's for the gas gun.
    So, after my big "advertisement" for the G30...I decided I had to use it for the IDPA qualification this year (I usually qualify with a 4" barrel Ruger Revolver 357). Hey, I'm not making excuses but, but, BUT I shot so )&%&$^(_* bad that I couldn't even get to the minimum point line! I'm trying to tell myself that the meds I was taking - and a combination of the heat/sun - threw me way off! I'm not a ringer but I'm no novice either. I could not do anything correctly...even loading the magazines fully! Whadya' gonna' do?

    ;t ;1 ;C