Swapping a 45C for a Glock 30?

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    Swapping a 45C for a Glock 30?

    I have a Smith & Wesson M&P 45C which, even with an Apex trigger, I've never really warmed up to. I've also not been as accurate with it as I have with other guns. I also have a Glock 19 and a Glock 27, both of which I really like. I probably shoot the 27 the best.
    Anyway, I'm looking at a Glock 30 which is reasonably priced at a local range. I expect it to shoot like my other Glock's but have a little less of the "muzzle flip" type recoil than my 27.
    Anyone have anything to add about this model? I've read a lot of reviews and have yet to read anything bad about the gun. Of course, I never read anything bad about the 45C either; I just didn't like it, mainly because of that gritty trigger.
    Thanks.

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    I carry a Glock 30SF every day. As far as .45s go, you will hear around the internet (and I agree) that the Glock 30 is one of the softest shooting .45s around. I've never shot the M&P, but I really do like my little Glock. I want to switch to a revolver, but if I was going to stay with SAs it would be my 30SF all the way. I like the SF, just fits my hand better.

    The Glock 30SF is my goldilocks gun, it's not too small, definitely not too big, and the .45 cartridge is not too much, not too little, so platform and cartridge are just right for me.

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    You can't go wrong either way if you decide to swap or not. If I'm not mistaken Glocks are a little more expensive than M&Ps so a one-on-one swap would be in your favor. Since you're familiar with Glocks maybe that would be a good choice. I don't know if the grip would be any different between the G27 & 30 & to me at least M&P grips are superior to the G 23 & 21. Maybe you could make a provisional "try it first" swap & if you feel you're more comfortable with the M&P after all you could get it back within a period of time.
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    from the sounds of it. you have no fondness for the M&P...so trade it out for something else. You wont miss it when it is gone , and the glock is a great little gun.
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    Quote Originally Posted by crusade View Post
    I carry a Glock 30SF every day. As far as .45s go, you will hear around the internet (and I agree) that the Glock 30 is one of the softest shooting .45s around. I've never shot the M&P, but I really do like my little Glock. I want to switch to a revolver, but if I was going to stay with SAs it would be my 30SF all the way. I like the SF, just fits my hand better.

    The Glock 30SF is my goldilocks gun, it's not too small, definitely not too big, and the .45 cartridge is not too much, not too little, so platform and cartridge are just right for me.
    Agreed....the G30 is a superb carry gun and one of the most accurate in the Glock line up despite its size.
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    I handled both the M&P and Glock before deciding on the G30. While the M&P may point more naturally than the Glock (as do all S&Ws for me), I don't shoot any better or worse because of it. The trigger reach is a tad long for my hands, and the G30SF didn't seem any better, to me. I'd suggest trying both as it may make a difference to you.

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    I've fired 1 round from a GLOCK 30...I want it! It is basically the same size as a GLOCK 19 except a little thicker, less capacity, bigger bullet.
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    either or is a great choice..

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    Thanks for all the replies. I like the M&P grip, too. Maybe that's the reason I bought it. I wanted to see if there were any negatives with the 30; apparently not:-). Sounds like I'd like it as well as my other Glock's. I think my decision is made.

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    I have both. They will bury me with both.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zonker1986 View Post
    I have both. They will bury me with both.
    When the sad day approaches, please PM me with your planned location of burial, and if possible, information on nighttime security at that location.

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    I had a chance to shoot the Glock 30 today. It's a nice gun, but I didn't love it. I liked it okay, just didn't love it. So for the time being, I'll hang onto the M&P 45 C. I have fairly small hands, and that 30 seemed like a fat little gun. Maybe I'll appreciate the 45 C's grip a little more, and forgive the trigger.

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    To me the G30 is the best carry 45acp you can find.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Skidboot View Post
    I had a chance to shoot the Glock 30 today. It's a nice gun, but I didn't love it. I liked it okay, just didn't love it. So for the time being, I'll hang onto the M&P 45 C. I have fairly small hands, and that 30 seemed like a fat little gun. Maybe I'll appreciate the 45 C's grip a little more, and forgive the trigger.
    Look for the 30sf. That will solve your grip issues. The 30 is one solid piece. You'd do good going to it.

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    i strongly believe that the 45c M&P is their best gun..................that being said........i love it.........................but i assure you...the glock 30sf or 30...is a softer shooting gun......now if u have tiny hands the 45c is what u need.....if i could choose only 2 compact polymer 45 guns...id own both.......but heres the deal........glock mags are cheaper....glock has more aftermarket parts...easier to find as well......and if the shtf.......i will always have a glock....i love the 45c its effin great.........finish isnt as good and 8 rounds sux........compared to glock and its just a matter of ford chevy dodge........but if u want a 45 compact either is supurb.............the ergos on the M&p rule...but i traded my 45c....because i felt the availabiltity on the glock was so easy to deal with........if u have deep pockets have them both.....the 45c M&p is AWWWWWWWWWWWESOME..........BUT THE GLOCK 30...GLOCK 30SF....GLOCK 30S......................IS TTTTOOOOOAAALLLYYYYY AWSOME....THE m&p 45C IS SO GOOD......but if u buy a gun and have to revamp the trigger with apex this and apex that what the hell......my glock has a great trigger with a great reset...and if i wanted to change the trigger pull its a joke compared to paying 100 dollars for this and 75 dollars for that...............now 2 more rounds u say.....well yes ..2 more makes me happy and i dont have to ever worry about trigger issues caause my glock 30sf is a baby girl with a smooth skin......i dont have the cheese to put into a M&p......trigger issue.............but like i said the M&P line of guns is UNREAL GOOD....AWESOME SWEET........JUST depends on your pockets and wants......the 2 best plastic guns in the world.....XD whatever i dont like em or ever want one.................hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

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