Thin Build Guy - Glock 29/30?

Thin Build Guy - Glock 29/30?

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    Thin Build Guy - Glock 29/30?

    I currently carry a S&W Bodyguard Model 38 J-Frame (airweight). I carry in a Barber IWB clip holster at about 400/430. I find it easy to conceal, light, and basically painless to carry

    My long term HD gun is a full size Glock (which I love). I've been considering picking up a Glock that I might be able to carry. I'm curious about the ease in carrying a Glock 29 or 30 (unless it's pre-ban, can only carry 10 round mag in Mass.). I'm a pretty skinny guy, so not sure how easy these Glock's would be to conceal and carry on a daily basis? Also curious on opinions regarding the added weight vs. my J-Frame?

    Thanks in advance!


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    Why not carry your full size Glock? Especially in winter months. I am 5'7 150# and I carry a Glock 22 everyday. Not hard to conceal IWB or OWB in a Glock Sport Combat holster. I would think there wouldn't be a lot of difference carrying a 29 or 30 or 22 or 21. If I were looking for maximum concealability (is that a word?) I would look at the 36, 26, 27.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wormy View Post
    Why not carry your full size Glock? Especially in winter months.
    Good question. I guess I feel it is just too big! Seems to jump from a J-frame to my Glock 17 would be more than I'm willing to carry everyday. That said, a loaded Glock 29 or 30 weighs more than my 17 loaded! I should probably look at the 26 or 27, though they seem to be harder to find in Mass.

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    Well the 29/30 is a little thicker, and may be felt in a IWB rig, but then it may not depending on you. In an OWB holster that fits tight and pulls the piece in tightly, it should be easy to carry.
    Of course its going to be heavire than a j frame, but what isnt? The weight between the 29/30 weight compared to a full size 9mm or 40 will be negligable.
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    As far as loaded weight is concerned, a G36 is a better mid-point between your S&W j-frame And your full-size GLOCK.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ghost tracker View Post
    As far as loaded weight is concerned, a G36 is a better mid-point between your S&W j-frame And your full-size GLOCK.
    Agree about the 36. Mine is very comfortable and reliable!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ghost tracker View Post
    As far as loaded weight is concerned, a G36 is a better mid-point between your S&W j-frame And your full-size GLOCK.
    Sounds great, but probably near impossible to find in Mass. Glocks made since 1998 (or so) are not "Mass. Compliant" unless they were brought into the state with someone moving here. Yeah, can't wait 'til we move to NH in a few years...

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    I think the Glock 30 would be a good choice. I conceal a Glock 21 SF or a Glock 20 SF every day - I like the full sized grip and full sized capacity, and don't have a problem concealing it. 10mm is sort of a niche round - ammo is harder to find, and more expensive. It definitely has it's place though. Have you held a Glock 30?

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    I CC a Glock 30. I use a IWB Cleveland holster. It doesn't seem that much different from my Glock 19 until I put it in my hand. I agree with aus71383, hold it in your hand if you haven't already. It is a bit wide for some.

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    I'm like you, Pro. I'm kind of a slim build (5'10", 165#) and I faced a similar problem. I used to have a Glock 30 but sold it because I thought it was too thick/heavy to carry concealed. I then bought a RIA tactical compact(which I discussed on another thread) but sold it because I missed my Glock. I now have the Glock 30 back. I carry it in a cheap Uncle Mike's IWB in the small of my back and it works just fine.

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    I'm going to try to find a Glock 36, though no easy task in Mass. If I can't find a 36 I may settle on a 30, 26 or 27. I think I'm going to pass on the 29. Tough enough finding ammo in MA right now, nevermind finding 10mm.

    aus71383, I've only shot Glock 17 (mine), 19 & 22 a few years back.

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    I used to have your problem, until I discovered eclairs. Poof! Problem solved.
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    I have the Glock-30SF and carry it once in a while, but the Glock-36 is my EDC.
    Not much difference between the two...the '36' is just a bit lighter.

    Between the 29 & 30? In the ammo dept...45 is a bit cheaper to buy and easier to find than 10mm...OMOYMV
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