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Glock 30sf or Glock 30s ?????? looking to buy.

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by skipbo32, Jun 6, 2013.

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  1. skipbo32

    skipbo32 Member

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    i am looking to buy a glock chambered in .45acp. i was seriously considering a Glock 30sf but now i am wondering if i should opt for the 30s model. i understand it has a slimmer slide, but i am wondering if it performs the same. i have heard conflicting reports about recoil ect. i was wondering if there is anyone here that might be able to shed some light on the subject to help me better define these two guns. thanks.
     
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    all the folks look and don't respond doesn't help. I've owned both. Best thing that could be done imo is make a 4th gen 30S
    I hate the texture on the 3rd gens. I owned the 4th gen 30sf and loved it but wanted something a little thinner. I then bought the 30S and hate the grip texture. Just for the simple fact that I believe the 30S recoils a little more than the 30sf. So it just depends on if you'd rather have a smaller/thinner slide or the awesome texture of a gen 4. I took the high road (no pun intended) and just stippled my glock 30S. Now I enjoy it more.
    Now to really confuse you, I shoot my 30SF better than my 30S and I don't know why.
     
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  4. HexHead

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    Your Gen4 30sf has the dual RSA, which is supposed to reduce felt recoil. That might be why you shoot it better?
     
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    Gen 3 30SF's have a dual RSA as well.
     
  6. skipbo32

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    thanks for the feedback guys. i honestly did not know they made a 30sf in a gen 4. despite the recoil system......would the 30s have a snappier recoil because of the size of the slide? i guess i am leaning toward the smaller package of the 30s, but i might opt for the 30sf if it's a smoother shooter..........especially since i don't plan on doing an IWB carry on this one.
     
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    I have both the Gen 3 30sf and a 36. For giggles a few years back I put the 36 slide on the 30 frame and carried it for a week. The only thing I liked about it was that I could use my G-23 holsters with "my 30s". I felt no discernible difference between the two recoil wise.

    If you're not going to carry it IWB, I personally see no reason to opt for the 30s.
     
  8. Southside830

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    Get the "pocket freight train" glock 30sf. Arguably glocks most accurate pistol. I shoot my gen 3 30 just as well as my g21.
     
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    I think it's funny the Gen 4 Glock 30 is never mentioned. The Gen 4's, no backstrap have slightly narrower grip than the preceding Gens. Regards to recoil, not bad at all.
     
  10. skipbo32

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    yeah.....i never hear about the gen 4 30sf glocks. is it better to opt for a gen 4?
     
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    I have a Gen 4 Glock 30... no S, no SF. :cuss:

    ;)
     
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