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Merry Christmas!!

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Gunner4h1r3, Dec 18, 2008.

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  1. Gunner4h1r3

    Gunner4h1r3 Member

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    Picked up my new Glock 30 from the shop and ran it through about 200 rounds. Damn good accuracy and minimal recoil. Got it loaded with some 230 gr Federal +Ps as it is my new CC gun. Well that and my Smith 638 as a BUG.

    A quick question to other G30 owners, when I load the 10 round mags with 10 and put the weapon in condition 3, it is a bit difficult to seat the mag without giving it a good slap. That and when I put the gun in condition1 I feel the slide "dragging" a bit. Is this common with new mags? I noticed that when I load it with 9 rounds it does not do any of the actions mentioned, everything is smooth.
     
  2. gtmtnbiker98

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    Very common and consider yourself fortunate in being able to get all 10-rounds in the magazines. Leave them loaded for a couple of weeks and they'll break in and become easier to load and seat in the pistol. The Glock 30 mags are historically tight when new.
     
  3. Gunner4h1r3

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    Thanks. I will go ahead and do that when I get off work. The 10th round was a real SOB to get in the mag (mag loader helps out sometimes).
     
  4. Ken Rainey

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    Congrats on the new Christmas present....a couple of my friends picked up the G30SF lately and are real pleased with them...got me to wanting one too! :D

    As far as the mags being fully loaded and what you noticed is the exact reason I never load a mag to full capacity = That mag being hard to seat and the dragging you noticed due to the pressure on the slide. In a less than perfect grip defense situation I don't want anything slowing my slide down... and being able to lock a mag in place easily without the worry it didn't catch is worth one rd...plus, if you have to clear your weapon, you got a place to put the chamber rd....actually, with a 10 rd double stack mag in a compact pistol, I usually leave it down 2..I have 9 rds on tap (8 in the mag + 1 in the chamber) before a reload is necessary and I'll likely never need the 9rds, but if I do, that's what the spare mag is for ;)
     
  5. NG VI

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    My 27 is a pain to rack as well, totally common.
     
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