October 11, 2007, 12:03 AM
I bought a Glock 30 this weekend. I went a couple booths down to buy mags and came across the whole short frame thing.
So do I know own an obsolete gun or what?
This upsets me because the gun is perfect just the way it is. But the magazine dealers were tellling me that the new magazines work in the old guns. Is this true?
I plan to get the 21 before Hillary can take it away, what should I do?
October 11, 2007, 12:43 AM
The Glock 30 is one of the most desirable models, because there's not another subcompact plastic fantastic .45 quite like it. It's actually pretty popular and not obsolete at all.
I don't quite understand your concern. If you just need magazines, they're available all over the place. Like here (http://www.midwayusa.com/ebrowse.exe/browse?TabID=7&Categoryid=13416&categorystring=10613***687***11341***8898***).
I've never seen a gunstore that didn't carry them either.
I'm also not sure what the magazine seller was trying to tell you.
There are drop free magazines, non drop free magazines, LE/Mil marked magazines for various Glock models. For some people in certain locales, certain magazines have to be avoided (such as the LE marked ones). Could
they have been speaking to this?
Or were they speaking to the fact that there are first, second, and third generation Glocks? I don't think the Glock 30 ever had a first generation style frame and in fact I'm not sure I've ever seen one without the rail and finger grooves characteristic of a third generation frame. But I'm not a big Glock guy so I wouldn't know. But it doesn't matter, any new (factory) magazine you get should work great, unless there's something about this particular model I don't know. I have a second generation Glock 19 and I used magazines made in 2006 all the time without difficulty.
If you like the Glock 30 rest easy, it's a very popular product and its accessories are easily had everywhere. If you are thinking about a 21, remember that Glock 21 magazines will work in the Glock 30, they'll just protrude.
As far as what you should do, if you like your Glock 30 buy six magazines and a decent holster for it, shoot it, and clean it as necessary, and enjoy.
October 11, 2007, 12:59 AM
the G21sf has an ambidextrous mag release(except in Ca) so they do use different magazines than the original G21(except in Ca). There is no short frame model 30 yet. There has not been talk of a short frame in any other model, except by consumer speculation. If Glock does release another short frame model, there is no guarantee that it will include an ambidextrous magazine release. Even if they do update all of their models they won't stop producing parts and magazines applicable to their old models for a very long time and aftermarket companies will keep making parts for a long time after that. Fear not.
As a side note the only reason non-ambidextrous G21SF are available in Ca is due to the fact that Ca would have considered the SF a completely separate model than the original 21. To market a new handgun in Ca, Gun manufacturers must pay for the expensive drop testing and provide the guns that the testing destroys. So Glock caved and made the non-ambi 21SF.
October 11, 2007, 01:27 AM
Rest easy w/ your purchase. You bought a fine pistol! ;)
October 11, 2007, 01:54 AM
ill have to agree, bought my Glock 30 about 7 months ago and love it. I think you will too :) And if not, you wouldn't have a problem finding a buyer :)