Glock 30SF versus Glock 36

Glock 30SF versus Glock 36

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    Glock 30SF versus Glock 36

    OK.....I be a dunce.

    What is the difference? I can't find the 30SF on the Glock website.

    I am assuming the "SF" means a thiner grip? I am leaning towards a G36 but if I could get higher capacity in the same width frame as a G36 I'd be tempted.

    I am not interested in non-standard/customized Glocks, however, just personal.


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    It's far from the same width of a G36. In fact, I can barely tell the difference between the G30 and 30SF. Still thick as a brick. If you're not stuck on a .45, check out the G32 in .357 Sig...great ballistics and more than double the capacity of a G36. Same frame as a G19, so much thinner than a G30.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AZ Husker View Post
    In fact, I can barely tell the difference between the G30 and 30SF.
    Same here.

    I have smaller hands for a guy and really like the thin grip on the G36. The G30 and 30sf both felt like a brick to me (everyone is obviously different though). Therefore, I obviously prefer the G36.



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    +1 on recommending the G36....sweet pistol
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    Well, ignoring all other specs, the width's, in inches, are as follows:

    G26 (My current EDC): 1.18
    G30: 1.27
    G36: 1.13

    Thus I was thinking I'd try to stay close to my G26. I dunno. G30 SF - what the heck? Can't even find a spec on it.
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    Get the G-36...single stack .45 gives the best grip of all the Glocks...OMO, of course.
    The thin grip also make concealment 'nice'.

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    The width is not the whole story...it's the circumfrence.
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    yeah i was wondering about this too but the 30sf looked significantly wider

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    Quote Originally Posted by AZ Husker View Post
    The width is not the whole story...it's the circumfrence.
    Hmmmmmm.......didn't even thunk about that Guess I need to shoot before I buy, just to make sure........

    But then, I like Glocks (sad, I know), I've just been toying with the idea of the 45 ACP "Flying Ashtray". Kind of a "bigger hole" idea, even thou I have three 9 MM's.

    OK: I have a favor to ask of those with a G36: What is the circumference of the grip measured at the middle of both the first and second finger grips, straight across parallel with the base? At least that way I can compare it to my G26. Any help appreciated. I still understand the feel will be what's important.

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    Here is a pic showing difference between G30SF (on left) & G30...

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    The difference is not in the width but in the backstrap. As you can see above they cut out some of the dead space behind the magazine in the SF. For my hands, I would definitely get the SF. It doesn't make a lot of difference, but it is just enough for me.

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    Nice pics, Slim! The backstrap is definitely different.

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    Here are side X side of the 30 & 36. It may not look like a big difference in the pics, but when you're carrying, it does make a big difference. I carry the 36, because no matter what I wear, the 30 prints; so, the 30 is my nightstand gun.






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    The pics really show the difference! Thank you all! Any pics of a G36 and G26 side by side?

    That G30 looks huge!

    Sorry I'm so pesky, but I'm 2-2.5 hours from any stores that might have both.

    I appreciate everyone's time!

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    The 36 is definately easier to carry. I miss mine.
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