Glock30 SF or M&P45C


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FLA2760
April 8, 2012, 07:18 PM
Going to be adding a .45 ACP to my carry rotation and I have narrowed it down to either the glock 30 sf or the smith m&p.45c I currently have a g27 that I ccw iwb so I am familiar with the glock but I also hear a lot of good things about the m&p pistols. What in your opinion are the pros and cons of these two pistols. Thanks in advance.

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grayhambone
April 8, 2012, 09:29 PM
I know what everyone says about a glock trigger. The 30 is a solid feeling gun. It's a little wide and not a single stack but an awesome gun. I've never had any problems with it and shoots any ammo you want it to. (within reason)
Feels great in my hands. I really just want to put night sights on it.

Dean1818
April 8, 2012, 09:42 PM
Only have the m&p 45 c, not the Glock

Pros

American made
Great ergos
Very reliable
0 FTF 0 FTE
Accurate


Cons
Trigger is initially rough out of the box (dry firing will help)

crracer_712
April 8, 2012, 10:41 PM
I picked up a G30SF at a Cabelas. It felt great in my hand. Unfortunately, they were out of all M&P pistols, so I couldn't compare it to the 45c. I did compared to the G36, which I didn't like the feel of.

The G30SF shoots quite well. Mag prices seem to be similar. If the 45c feels anywhere near as good as the 40c, I'm sure it'd be great. I really like the way my 40c feels and shoots. I do like that the 45c is American made. The G30SF is my only Glock.

Goomba
April 8, 2012, 11:20 PM
G30SF for me.

Glock reliability.
Better capacity in flush mags.
Better trigger.

Now if they made a 10mm variant of the G36...

Teachu2
April 9, 2012, 02:15 AM
I've never been a fan of Glocks, and my occasional attempts to shoot them well were frustrating. I'm a long-time 1911 shooter, with a fondness for S&W revolvers. Glocks don't fit in with any of my experience, and i never found them to warrant my attention.
Then I decided to open my mind to a polymer-framed carry gun. The local range had M&Ps, XDs, and Glocks in the fleet. The Glocks ran a distant third in my evaluations, right up until I tried a G30. For some reason, I was able to shoot the 30 very well from the first round, and I think the recoil opened my mind a lot more. I liked the g30 enough to buy one - and a G34, and I'm also considering a G26....
OTOH, my wife just got a Ruger LC9, and found what felt good in her hand at the sales counter didn't feel so good under recoil. Rather than fret over it, I went to the rental counter and got a M&P 9, a 9c, a XD compact and a Glock 19. She shot the Glock well, but the M&P 9c was right with it and was clearly the most comfortable for her to shoot (while the full-size M&P 9 wasn't even close for her) - so now she's got one ordered and will use it for the majority of her range work. We'll keep the LC9 as a carry piece - even though I could sell it right now for what we're into it. It's a fine little gun that I shoot well....
Bottom line is shoot everything you can get your hands on, and buy the one that speaks to you. It's hard to go too far wrong with S&W, XD, Glock, or a fistful of others - but they're all different enough (both mfgs AND models!) that you have to find the one that fits.

jmr40
April 9, 2012, 06:48 AM
Glock would be my choice

ku4hx
April 9, 2012, 06:56 AM
The only problem I have with my G30SF is it's too easy to shoot well. Just this past Saturday my wife shot mine and her first nine rounds obliterated the X-ring at seven yards. Now I'm in danger of losing it too. :cool:

Fatdaddy
April 9, 2012, 07:02 AM
I have Glocks and M&P, both are great guns.
Handle both, you'll most likely come home with the M&P.
http://i693.photobucket.com/albums/vv297/lowangz/100_0830.jpg

ku4hx
April 9, 2012, 07:12 AM
I have Glocks and M&P, both are great guns.
Handle both, you'll most likely come home with the M&P.
http://i693.photobucket.com/albums/vv297/lowangz/100_0830.jpg
I did and I didn't. But I agree ... both are good guns.

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