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glock vs glock

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by briansp82593, Mar 3, 2007.

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Which one?!?!

  1. Glock 30

    52 vote(s)
    65.0%
  2. Glock 36

    28 vote(s)
    35.0%
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  1. briansp82593

    briansp82593 Member

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    ok ive narrowed down my choices more... glock 30 or a glock 36 both 45 now which one :confused: :eek: i like the 30 because of the capacity and the 36 because its slim now you make the decision...
    pic is the same you cant see width
     

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  2. jlh26oo

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    Wow this is tough, because if you have it narrowed down to these two (very similar) options, it's going to boil down to whether the fatter grip of the 30 fits your hand, and how much more comfortable you are w/10+1 vs 6+1. The latter will be why the 30 wins this race, along w/ how the 36 doesn't work (according to the interweb).

    I voted 36. The shooting contradiction that is the slimmest of all GLOCK models, yet chambered in .45acp, weighing in at under 27oz loaded, is too much to deny imo. And mines been flawless, and easily my most accurate GLOCK.

    30's a winner too. 10+1 > 6+1. Plus, if you have or plan to get a 21, advantage 30: mag compatability. And I can't deny that you do read about less problems with the 30 than the 36's. I just hope you find out for yourself, instead of listening to me or anyone else on this one.

    You have to get them in your hands b/f deciding.
     
  3. DoubleTapDrew

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    Can you comfortably hold the 30? They are a bit thick for me, feels like I'm holding a dictionary. I don't like the low capacity of the 36. I'd say the 30 if you can handle the thickness but if you want to carry it, it might be a little chunky.
     
  4. Geno

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    I have had many (about 5) G36 owners tell me that their 36s are picky with ammo, and causing the slide to not fully cycle. I have never heard of any issues whatsoever with the 30. To boot, the 30 will take the 21's magazines. That fact places it besides the XD-45ACP but in a much smaller package.

    I was in this very boat. I have decided that I prefer the 30 after all of my reading, renting them, etc.

    Doc2005
     
  5. g5reality

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    Very hard decision. I pick the 30. Why? Because it holds more rounds and is not much larger than the 36 both are 6.77" long, Both are 4.76" High, width of 30 is 1.27" and 36 is 1.15". I'd rather have teh extra rounds then have a gun that is only .12" slimmer.
     
  6. briansp82593

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    tomorrow i will see both :evil:
     
  7. GRIZ22

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    I compared both when I was buying and for 1/8" thinner and a few rounds less I walked away with the 30. I have normal size hands but short fingers and have to wrap my hand around the grip of the 30 and just about any double stack mag gun.
     
  8. Lonestar.45

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    About a month ago I was debating the exact same thing, G30 vs. G36. I walked away with the G36.

    Why? Because it fit my hand much better. I rented and shot both, both were accurate, but the G36 felt better. It was lighter. And it carries easier. I bought it to be a dedicated CCW weapon, and the G36 fits the bill. I like to carry IWB and the G36 is much better with this method than the G30 IMHO.

    As for capacity, with 6+1 I've got more available on tap than any revolver. I got comfortable carrying a 3AT and a PM9 with 6+1, so I figure, if I was okay with 7 .380's or 7 9mm's, I ought to be just fine with 7 .45's. If I really want more I'll just carry an extra mag.
     
  9. GunNut

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    They are both great guns, you'll just have to see which one fits your hands the best.

    I've owned a couple 30's and always get rid of them because they are too thick for carry.
     
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    I agree with GunNut. I had a G30, and it was accurate and reliable. But it was terrible for a carry gun because it was so thick. To get an idea if you would like one, just stick a brick bat in your pants for a week. If that is comfortable, then you will ike the G30 just fine.
     
  11. longeyes

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    I own both. I like both. All things considered, I prefer the 30. My 30, pushing three thousand rounds fired, has been flawless. It is a very accurate pistol, more accurate than the 36, with less recoil, and higher capacity. Yes, it's "chunky," but that chunkiness also makes it easier to shoot if a bit harder to carry. If you can only get one, get the 30.
     
  12. briansp82593

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    doesnt the 30 have a rail? :evil:
     
  13. Highpower1

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    I'd pick the G30, I went though this issue and the G30 was a better fit for me. If you could, rent them at the local range and fire them both. You should have your pick then.
     
  14. 10-Ring

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    I had a 36. I just never got used to my pinky hanging off the grip :scrutiny: So, in this case, I voted 30 :D
     
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    Double tap :eek: But I still voted 30 :D
     
  16. Green Lantern

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    See which grip fits you best.

    I'D pick the 30 because I'm comfy with the larger Glock frame...

    ...and in no small part because I read a chilling story last night of how a CCWer had to use SIX .45s (3 each) to take down TWO thugs...and he still had at least two more to deal with, but luckily they fled....!

    Placement > bullet size IMO, but if I read it right, he had BOTH going for him! Both thugs took TWO shots c.o.m. before he finished them with head shots....!
     
  17. Byron

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    I looked closley at both last fall and decided on the 30.My hands are not large but it felt good.I have not shot the 36 but my 30 is very accurate.
    I use a Fobus holster and find it easy to conceal in most months. I have carred in the small of my back,shirt out, with no problem. The was mention made of the 36 not cycling correctly. I wonder if that came from a loose grip. Byron
     
  18. longeyes

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    Okay, I'm changing my vote to the Glock 19.:D
     
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    I voted for the the G30, because I like to copy Doc2005.:neener:
     
  20. briansp82593

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    does anyone have pics? preferably side by side with the 30 - 36
     
  21. jlh26oo

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    stole this from GT

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    You said you were checking them both out today- apparently that fell through? Really no substitute for holding them (shooting really) in determining how much the size difference matters to you. Not me or anyone else.


    FYI both the 30 and 36 are of identical height (4.76" including mag), and with both your pinky has to grip the base of the mag, instead of actual grip frame. Design flaw in each imo (vs having the frame extend to the base of the mag), but they are both set up the same way in this regard.
     
  22. Ken Rainey

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    I've had both and would rather have the G30 for less perceived recoil and the best reliability - BUT - I ended up with the G26 (9mm) for the best fit to hand and ease of shooting with extreme reliability and outstanding accuracy in a subcompact Glock. I've settled on the 1911 platform for all of my launchers of the .45 ACP caliber bullets. 9mm for the Glock (or Browning HP), .45 ACP for the 1911...that's what they were designed around and that's what they're the best with...IMHO ;)

    If you will only consider the G30 or G36, I'd go for the G30...if your hand or fingers aren't too small....the G36 might feel a little better to hold but the G30 feels better to hold when firing! :)

    As always YMMV....:D
     
  23. briansp82593

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    i think i can go today but my gf still has things to do... and wants me to come ill see if she will let me stop in
     
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    oooooohhh man that picture doesnt do it justice that 36 was amazing in my hands the 30 is fat just like the others and thats what i was trying to escape and i did put the 36 in layaway :evil: soon soon i shall join the dark side :evil:
     
  25. CountGlockula

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    Good choice.

    What about a .45GAP? A friend had the G39 on the range and it was the same size as a G26.

    Gaston is so smart.
     
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