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Old 09-16-2010, 11:45 AM   #1
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Glock30?

Not really a Glock person. But, I have a G17, G22 redone inside and grip reduction outside by a friend at AMU/Benning and a stock G19. I have the opportunity to get a G30(stock) at a good price. Never shot one, never handled one. Anyone have an opinion. Not on a 45acp, on the gun please.
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I have owned a Glock 30 for several years and I love it. It groups better that my full size 21. It is reliable but it can be a challenge or concealed carry due to the bulk of the slide. I like the single stack 36 for carry, but it has more recoil. Good luck.
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Old 12-31-2010, 05:21 AM   #3
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Thanks but I passed on it. Stickin' with my 17,22,19.
 
 
Old 01-10-2011, 08:44 AM   #4
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Sarge,

I see that you have already made your decision but I will respond just for the record.

I have, and have carried, most of the Glock models and calibers. Several years ago I won a G30 in a match. It is probably the most accurate of all the Glocks, and like the others, it is extremely reliable (I've never had any reliability problems with any of the Glocks). The grip is large for some hands but if you have average or large hands that won't be a problem. As far as concealed carry goes it depends upon several factors (i.e. your dress, your body shape, your method of carry). If you can carry a M1911 comfortably, you can probably carry the G30 comfortably. I have carried mine both inside and outside my belt successfully, however, if you have much in the way of "love handles", a slimmer model will be more comfortable. It's an awful lot of firepower in a relatively small pkg.

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Hey Sarge, for a guy that's not "a Glock person" you still have a few. The one that was massaged by the AMU @ Benning has to be a beaut. An Army bud of mine has a 30-06 on an FN action built for him by the AMU @ Benning in 1967. There isn't a number anywhere on the weapon. It is a tack driver. He just took a monster buck in Kansas with it. Another friend of mine has a Glock 23 which is stock, other than a 3.5# disconnector. I've shot it a coupla times, but in all honesty I just can't warm up to it (esp. the trigger). I know that they are fine weapons, and their owners rave about them. The 23 is the most popular LE firearm right now. I guess I've just been shootin' and totin' a Colt 1911 for too many years.....
 
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Hey Sarge, for a guy that's not "a Glock person" you still have a few. The one that was massaged by the AMU @ Benning has to be a beaut. An Army bud of mine has a 30-06 on an FN action built for him by the AMU @ Benning in 1967. There isn't a number anywhere on the weapon. It is a tack driver. He just took a monster buck in Kansas with it. Another friend of mine has a Glock 23 which is stock, other than a 3.5# disconnector. I've shot it a coupla times, but in all honesty I just can't warm up to it (esp. the trigger). I know that they are fine weapons, and their owners rave about them. The 23 is the most popular LE firearm right now. I guess I've just been shootin' and totin' a Colt 1911 for too many years.....
Well, to be honest I think they are the next best thing to a 1911. Low bore axis, same trigger shot to shot. I never liked the grip though, felt tlike a brick in my hand. Now with the reduction its a dream.
 
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Yeah, they don't feel good in my hand either. How much and where was your grip trimmed, Sarge ? ?
 
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Its so hard to explain. Its deceptive when just looking at it. But when a little is taken off the entire circumference its dramatic.
 
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I understand..
 
Old 03-31-2011, 04:40 AM   #10
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True, a little reduction goes a long way IMO too.
I think you made a wise decision on passing on the 30. I know very few people that find the 30 actually fits them. Many can tolerate it, but precious few prefer it. I'm one of the few I know that actually find the facotry GLOCK 9mm frames a genuinely good fit for my paws, when it comes to the .45 and 10s, they're even fewer and further between. That goes specially for peopl used to toting a narrow auto, like a 1911.
 
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