Glock 30 1st range trip

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    Glock 30 1st range trip

    I bought a Glock 30 a few weeks ago and finally took it to the range yesterday. I already had a 19 & a 36. I LOVE LOVE LOVE this gun. Shot great right from the get go, of course. I know there have been a lot of good reports on this gun, and I almost did not bother, but then I realized I have not seen one yet by a woman (now there may be, I just have not seen one that I recall). So often it seems women are steered towards revolvers and small guns, etc. I actually had a little moment when I bought the 30 of 'is this too big for me'? I have to say a resounding NO. This may be my 2nd favorite gun ( BHP is still #1). I am really really happy with it and I am so glad I bought it. So ladies, if you want a .45 with a good capacity don't count this one out. I am average height (5'5") average hands and this was not only manageable but fun to shoot. We (my 16 yo son and I) ran out of ammo before we got tired of it. Oh, and this was not the SF either, regular 30 w/night sights.
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    So many think a woman can't handle a larger caliber. It's mainly because they've never shot one and, when given the chance, are apprehensive. I'm sure that if most had the chance to fire a box or two of ammo, they'd soon see they can handle the bigger bang!

    Good for you. I think the G30 recoil is pretty mild myself. I can't tell the difference in grip between the SF 30 and basic G30.
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    Yes, the recoil is pretty mild, the 36 has more bite than the 30. I love my 36 though too, I carry it often.
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    I do not have a G30, but I have shot this pistol several times at the range. I was so impressed with this .45 pistol. It is the most accurate, softest shooting .45 I have shot. And I love my series 70, Mark IV 1911. Congratulations on your new pistol. By the way I am a huge fan of the BHP.

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    I very much agree with your observations, purpledragon. Both my 637 and LCP are much harder on the hands to shoot.

    Shooting the G30 is quite comfy. I suspect that this is not only due to the 'push' vs. 'flip' recoil tendancy of the round, but also the wider grip.
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    Congratulations on the new purchase. Every one is different. I don't like it when people say "Oh, you're small so you can't shoot this." or "You're a big guy you don't want to carry a little gun like that!" Go with what works for YOU!

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    Awww man, I'm jealous of your night sights. Going to have to put some on my 30. It just doesn't feel right without them. My 19 keeps making fun of it.

    Thanks for the review!

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    If the recoil is anything like my PT145 then it's a dream to shot. I'm male and I was concerned over shooting a light weight .45. Ocne I got one and started shooting it I could barely tell the difference between that and a 9mm.
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    I am craving a GLOCK 30, this thread is not helping...

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    I taught my 16-yr-old step daughter to shoot using my G30. She's 5'1" and maybe 100 lbs fully dressed. No problems whatsoever.

    I ended up using the same pistol to teach my Mom; same great results.
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    Quote Originally Posted by joker1 View Post
    I am craving a GLOCK 30, this thread is not helping...

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    Feed the craving, they are great shooters!

    purpledragon, congrats on the new pistola!
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    The 30 is a very accurate Glock. I have the reg 30 myself. The SF is nice, but the reg 30 fits my long fingers well. I can shoot very fast and accurate with the 30. She is one of my favorites to shoot.

    I recently installed a 21 trigger with trigger bar. I prefer the smooth faced trigger.
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    Congrats on the new gun. The G30 SF, wish I had one.

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