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Why no compact .45 ACP?

Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by raindog17, Sep 25, 2012.

  1. raindog17

    raindog17

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    Glock makes the G21 (full-sized .45 ACP), the G30 (subcompact .45 ACP), and G36 (subcompact slim .45 ACP).

    Why no compact? I was thinking that something the size of the G19 in .45ACP would be nice.
     
  2. Josh83

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    The G36 IS the size of a G19. Even uses the same holsters.
     

  3. SomeDay

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    The G30 is the same size as the G19 - but a tad bit fatter. If you don't mind going GAP, the G38 is the same size at the G19.
     
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    Have you compared the size of a G19 and the G30?
     
  5. raindog17

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    No, I haven't compared the G30 - I'l have to take a look. I like .45 ACP (cheaper than .45 GAP, at least last time I looked) and the G19 is about the right size for a carry.
     
  6. TRX450R_Racer

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    G30

    Length: 177 mm / 6.97 in.

    Width: 32.50 mm / 1.28 in.

    Length Between Sites: 151 mm / 5.94 in.

    Height: 113 mm / 4.45 in.

    Barrel Height: 32 mm / 1.26 in.

    Barrel Length: 96 mm / 3.78 in.

    G19

    Length: 187 mm / 7.36 in.

    Width: 30.00 mm / 1.18 in.

    Length Between Sites: 153 mm / 6.02 in.

    Height: 128 mm / 5.04 in.

    Barrel Height: 32 mm / 1.26 in.

    Barrel Length: 102 mm / 4.02 in.

    G26

    Length: 166 mm / 6.54 in.

    Width: 30.00 mm / 1.18 in.

    Length Between Sites: 144 mm / 5.67 in.

    Height: 106 mm / 4.17 in.

    Barrel Height: 32 mm / 1.26 in.

    Barrel Length: 87 mm / 3.43 in.
     
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  7. bac1023

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    The G30 is a compact, regardless of what Glock calls it.

    Its too big to be considered a subcompact, in my opinion.
     
  8. DaBurna

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    I 2nd that..
     
  9. Bruce M

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    The G30 is certainly bigger than the G26. The G30 to me seems closer in size to the G19 than to the G26.
     
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    X3

    Agreed. That's because it is.
     
  11. GRR

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    Why no G34 length G21?
     
  12. bac1023

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    I'm not sure there's much of a demand for it. :dunno:
     
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    I'd love to have one for IDPA CDP. I've got a Lone Wolf, but its not allowed.
     
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    first off why not single stack 9mm ? khar pm9 size ! i owned a g36 and i just dono why they couldent make the frame as wide as a g19 a tad bit longer to fit more rounds. the 36 is thinner than any glock . for no reason , so thin its awkward to hold i always had to but a grip on it to make it fatter . and the g30 is too fat . now i carry a hk45c .
     
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    The 30 is the perfect size IMO, yeah one like the 26/27 would be nice but just dont think they would be able to fit many rounds in it LOL....
     
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    I agree. Nearly identical in size to the 19, if it is a .45 kind of day, that's what I carry.
     
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    I love my 30. I had the 36 but decided to swap it for the 30. It's like butter.
     
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    The 30SF is the answer to your woes!

    Message sent from Texas!
     
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    That's what I've got!!!:supergrin:
     
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    I'll sell ya a like new G30SF :)