Glock 30s too big for iwb conceal and carry

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    Glock 30s too big for iwb conceal and carry

    Hey guys, I have a kahr cw45 that I'm probably selling due to dependability concerns after the break in period. I love Glock and have my eye on the Glock 30s, but I've seen reviews saying it's too big for iwb carry. Do any of you have experience carrying this gun? I'm not a huge guy, about 5'10" 190....just want other opinions..... Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by cltyus1 View Post
    Hey guys, I have a kahr cw45 that I'm probably selling due to dependability concerns after the break in period. I love Glock and have my eye on the Glock 30s, but I've seen reviews saying it's too big for iwb carry. Do any of you have experience carrying this gun? I'm not a huge guy, about 5'10" 190....just want other opinions..... Thanks

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    I had a 30sf and for me, while it was a great shooter, I found it was still too fat for IWB. Also 5'10" and 190' ish.
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    I have the 30SF and don't think that it's too fat for IWB carry (I'm too fat, but that's be another thread). I have carried it without any problems.
    My EDC is the 36 as it is a bit lighter (fewer rounds which is no problem for me)...I do not consider either the 30 or the 36 too fat for IWB carry, and neither did a lot of folks on DC.

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    I usually carry mine OWB
    But I've carried it IWB with no issues I'm 5' 10" 190 as well When I IWB
    I wear my loose fitting shorts/pants
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    I carry the G30SF IWB more often than not. It's a bit wider in the slide.
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    I've carried the G30sf for about six years now, usually in a Bianchi Pro holster. It is a bit wider than many pistols, but I got used to it fairly quickly. I think that larger (in the waist) people would have more discomfort carrying one than a slimmer person. (I'm 6'3", 190)
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    Keep in mind that the G30 and G30SF are wider than the G30S. The G30S is a G30 with a more narrow slide but still has a double-stack grip for ammo capacity, so the grip width should be about the same as the G30 but the slide width (the part that will be tucked IWB) is considerably slimmer adn that should make the G30S more comfortable to carry.
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    My EDC is a G30 full size frame (for a G30, not a SF). Carries great and in my IWB Pure Kustom Black Ops Pro, nobody can tell it is there. All day comfort and concealed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wondering View Post
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    Keep in mind that the G30 and G30SF are wider than the G30S.
    Only in the slide. The frame is the same, so in actuality, the 30S is just as wide as the 30 or 30 SF.

    Are the G30 models as easily concealed and comfortable as other lighter, slimmer handguns? Of course not. But if you want the caliber and capacity of the 30s it's certainly doable. Everything is a compromise. You trade weight for recoil, size for comfort, caliber for capacity. Decide what's most important to you and make it work. I sometimes carry a "giant" G30 and my only complaint is after a long day it's heavy, but that's because of my choice to carry 10+ rounds of .45 ACP, not because of the gun itself. The 30S would alleviate that somewhat, but then the recoil would be more snappy.
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    No experience with the Glock, but looking at the dimensions it's no bigger than other guns that are successfully carried IWB. Proper holster, belt and positioning will solve any issues you encounter.
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    Yep, some people think .1 inch puts a gun over some imaginary size limit.
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    Since the 30s fits in many of the holsters for the Glock compacts, I would say if you can successfully conceal a G19 you can conceal a G30s. The biggest difference is the G30s grip is a bit wider.

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    If anyone wants to sell their 30s, please PM me. Ill gladly take it off your hands and solve your plight.

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    I routinly carry a G36 which is the same width through the slide and I find it quite easy to carry IWB all day.

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    I carried a 30SF for while. Even with excellent carry gear, it was too thick and heavy for me. Sold it and never looked back. Great pistol. Just wasn't for me. If you're going to do it, get the proper carry gear.
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