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Glock 30 frames for sale

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by unlimited4x4, Feb 18, 2012.

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  1. unlimited4x4

    unlimited4x4 Member

    May 5, 2010
    While cruising gunbroker for mags for my g30, I came across several complete lower frames for sale. This seems odd. Why have just a frame, what was done with the slide? I can understand purchasing just a frame if you want to do a custom slide. But how do these people selling them end up with just a frame? There is some interchangeability with other glock uppers, but the lowers don't swap like AR lowers.
  2. Devonai

    Devonai Member

    Mar 24, 2003
    Sounds like the result of a contract overrun to me.
  3. jdh

    jdh Member

    Jan 5, 2008
    To have a 45 conversion for their 29?

    A stripped slide for a 30 is $260 at glockmeister. A barrel another $125. Right there you are at $385 and still need sights, recoil spring, firing pin and a bunch of small parts plus mags.
    Buy a complete 30 used for $400ish, sell the complete frame for $200 and you are way ahead.
    Last edited: Feb 18, 2012
  4. Purgatory

    Purgatory Member

    Jul 11, 2010
    Dirty Dirty South
    Most likely these were being bought (and sold) for those interested in trying out the Glock 30/36 Hybrid.

    The Hybrid is a fairly new concept that was discovered within the last, 5 years or so?, that mates the G30 frame with the G36 upper (slide, barrel, recoil spring assy, etc.) to create an 'unofficial' new model that combines the best of both worlds.

    You get the lighter weight, slimmer slide of the 36 with the higher capacity, better recoil absorbing properties of the wide 30 frame in a package that fits most G36/G19 size holsters.

    By all accounts the Hybrid shoots as well as the original G30, (which is outstanding in my opinion) yet carries almost as well as the 36 with 4 additional rounds.

    Pretty sweet discovery if you ask me. I've owned and highly revered my 36 for about 5 years or so now and my only complaint (if there ever was any) was the low round count (which is really a non-issue with 7-8 rounds of .45) and the extra recoil/muzzle rise of the very thin, light .45acp (only an issue for quick, accurate follow ups). Accuracy was always 'pretty good,' but not nearly as effortless as with the tack-driver 30.

    So, take that very gun, make it handle like the freak of nature 30 and throw a few more rounds in the mix?

    Why the H377 not?!! -I mean if you already own one of the two models, anyway.

    I was dead-set on a new Gen 4 G21, but since they're WAY behind on getting em out and addressing the backorders AND because I've always loved how amazingly accurate and easy to handle the 30 is, I'll be picking up my new 30sf on Wed and trying this little concoction out for myself shortly thereafter.

    Interesting note: there was talk on another thread about a Glock Rep that carries the 30sf/36 Hybrid as his EDC and has lobbied to get Glock to make an official model for this Hybrid. To date, there has been nothing stated officially from Glock on this topic.

    Hope this info was helpful to anyone interested and, as always, feel free to correct me where needed.
    Last edited: Mar 17, 2012
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