Glock 30 .45 ACP Opinions please


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kthomk
October 30, 2008, 10:53 PM
Thinking about buying a Glock 30. Looking for input from current or previous owners. Can you shoot reloads out of it?

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commygun
October 30, 2008, 10:56 PM
I've owned a Glock 23, 27 and a 30. I still own the 30. It's true Glockness distilled, purified and refined. Seriously, I like this gun and it's stone reliable.

Flash!
October 30, 2008, 11:52 PM
I have a Glock 30.... all I shoot are my own reloads for target practice.... the gun never jams.

RevDerb
October 31, 2008, 12:07 AM
My G-30 shoots straight and goes bang every time. It's just a little larger than my 36 so I prefer the 36 for EDC. I doubt very much if you would regret the purchase. I am currently trying to trade mine for a G-27, however, because I want to try the .40 S&W and have the option to drop in a 9mm conversion barrel for less expensive range time. If I'm not mistaken all Glock manuals say that you should not use reloads in their weapons. Just FYI.

1KPerDay
October 31, 2008, 12:34 AM
Just don't shoot lead in it unless you get an aftermarket cut-rifled barrel.

distra
October 31, 2008, 08:26 AM
If I'm not mistaken all Glock manuals say that you should not use reloads in their weapons. Just FYI.

Standard manufacturer disclaimer. All gun makers have this in their manual. You can shoot lead in Glock, you just have to keep it clean. After market barrels make that easier and do not lead-up as quickly.

possum_128
October 31, 2008, 12:01 PM
The best handgun in my collection bar none!

The Lone Haranguer
October 31, 2008, 02:48 PM
I owned one but never really warmed up to it. It was reliable after I sorted two magazines out of the four that fed consistently without "nose diving" the last round. I disliked its "chunkiness." The grip was a little large for my hand and the slide unnecessarily (for a .45, though it is probably necessary for a compact 10mm, in which it has an identically sized counterpart) wide.

psp7304
October 31, 2008, 06:26 PM
Glock 30SF here. Great gun, I highly recommend it.

M203Sniper
October 31, 2008, 08:02 PM
If you end up not liking it I have a Glock 23 I'll trade straight across. :)

Kman
November 1, 2008, 12:13 AM
Small frame and big caliber can pose problems for a novice, it should shoot good reloads with no prob. but as others have said jacketed bullets only out of the factory barrel

fmfdocglock
January 6, 2009, 12:34 AM
Picked up my Glock 30 after election day. I have since fired 300 rounds through it without a jam. Broke in my Galco waist holster and it draws nicely. I find it easier to draw than my xd-45, as the xd-45 has larger slide releases that sometimes catch. I still love my xd-45, 13+1 and a nice grip for large hands. Same for my lovely old USMC issued .45 (nice grip).

One comment is that I do have large hands. I immediately went to a Pearce grip/mag extension, and then went to the Scherer. Perfect! :)

Remember your grip strength comes from your 5th and 4th fingers because of the smaller radius. The more grip with your little finger, the better the control and accuracy when firing. You do not want your little finger hanging off the bottom of the grip.

If you go to your local shop, find out if they have mags with the grip extensions when you test fire the Glock 30. It doesn't lose any appeal as a carry, and will feel more comfortable when firing.

My personal opinion.

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