I would go for the Glock 30 all day long.
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Para Ordnance 1911 10 Shot 45
Glock 30 10 Shot 45
Beretta 92 FS INOX (9 mm)
I am really torn regarding my next pistol. I want it for Home Defense, occasional carry (I live in Florida) and occasionally when driving long distances (out of state travel).
I use a Glock 23 or 27 for carry. I have a 45 ACP for home (Para P14) with 357 snubbies for backup.
I am considering the following:
Beretta 92 FS INOX (9 mm Stainless)
Glock 30 (45 ACP)
Para Warthog (45 ACP) Stainless
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I would go for the Glock 30 all day long.
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I would go with the Glock 30 myself. I also carry a Glock 23 or a Glock 27. My Glock 30SF is my home defense pistol with a TR1 tactical light. If the mood strikes me, I remove the TLR1 and conceal carry it. I've owned and concealed carried several different .45 cal. pistols over the past 35 years.
The Glock 30 is the softest shooting .45 cal I've owned.
G30. Stick a G21 13-rd mag with sleeve in it for car/HD use, the 10-rounder when concealment is the order of the day. You already know the reliability of a Glock.
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Few similarities between them. Which feels good to you? You're going to see the glock run away with the poll, but yoiu have to like and trust what you carry.
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From one Glock lover to another.....I would get the Beretta. Hear me out fellow Glocksters.....I carry a 26 or a 22. And I LOVE them....but I prefer the 1911 platform for .45's. Just seems to be a smoother shot. And the Beretta is crisp as they come out of the box. If you could borrow/rent one, I think you'll be very impressed with the trigger and follow up accuracy. I have no opinion on the Para, I'm not familiar with it. And the Glock is NEVER a "second choice" in my opinion, but the Beretta will be a HEAVIER carry. I use mine for range, and Home Defense. I just don't want the weight all day on me.
I've always equated .45 ACP with 1911s. Still do to a point but the G30 is a soft shooting, accurate, lightweight pistol that always seems to shoot better than it's intended purpose for me. The Beretta is a smooth shooting, accurate pistol but it's a chunky monkey compared to the others. I don't miss it. I never liked double stack 1911s so no comment on the Para.
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The Beretta may be a good choice but you'd be adding another caliber (I'm assuming you don't have other 9mm pistols), I've never fired a Beretta but they do appeal to me. You already have a .45 acp so you wouldn't need to hunt for 9mm, in addition to .40 S&W and .45 acp. I know 9mm is cheaper and more available, but extra calibers is more expense, storage, headache. If you want to add 9mm get a GLOCK 19 or 26. Some may think you'd get bored with all these GLOCKS that look and operate the same, but just think how proficient with them you'll be.
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Based on your already owned and that you want to carry it occasionally also...the G30 hands down.
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Did you look at the M&P .45??
All three you have will suit you well, in reliability Amt. of shots, etc.
What feels good for you, ultimately will be your selection. Go and get your mitts on everyone of them, Including the M&P, and shoot them if possible.
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I have three answers:
1) Of the listed choices, I'd go Glock 30.
2) For myself, I'd rather have a 1911.
3) Looking at the guns you already have, I think it would make the most sense to get an additional Glock 23 or 27.
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Like others have said, ultimately you're the one who has to be comfortable with the gun. Personally, I like having things that aren't all the same. You already have some Glocks, so that is covered. For the .45ACP, I'd echo what KPW said; I don't care for double stacked in that caliber. I prefer the 1911 platform for that caliber. I recently purchased my first 1911 because I wanted a .45ACP for carry, HD, and road trips.
Good luck with your decision.