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So, I've been a 1911 guy for a LONG time.

Having said that, I'm looking at getting a Glock 30S.

I'm looking for some feedback from those who have/had one.........

Thanks!!
 

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Be prepared for the mushy trigger. It's a night and day difference from a 1911 trigger. There are ways to make it better, but it'll never be as good as a 1911.

Also, the grip angle is different and takes some getting used to.
 

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I have carried one with a flush 9 round mags

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1. Its a glock easy to get part etc for
2. The SF frame does help a lot with grip
3. Can use the full size 21 mags and the big stick mags
4. Trigger is not that bad and plenty of better trigers out there

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1. It will be different then a 1911 , different grip angle as noted and no safty ..It would be a bit of a change
 

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Tep, what they said, I have both and enjoy shooting them.
 
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For a .45, nothing beats a Glock 30 (in whatever flavor) for capacity vs weight. Period.

The 9 rd flush mag should be standard IMHO. You get a pistol that's only slightly thicker and longer than a G26, yet with 9 rounds of .45 vs 11 rounds of 9mm. (I don't top off my G30 due to the drag it puts on the slide and the stress it puts on the mag catch)

I've gone to carrying a revolver for my primary, but my G30 won't be going anywhere.
 

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Same here, I sold off one of my glocks but the 30S, G19, G23 are a keeper.
 

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Just recently picked up a used G30s. Have been carrying it in a Dale Fricke AWIB and it's super comfortable. I carry mine with 10+1 and have had no problems in concealment. Like many of us have reported for size, weight, capacity and caliber it definitely is a good choice.

 

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I have the 30SF, carry 10+1. I think the 30S has the slimmer and lighter slide, which would make it easier to carry, but that said, I really have no trouble carrying the 30SF. You've seen the pros and cons from others, which I mostly agree with. But for me, two points were important to me when I bought the Glock 30SF: I wanted a higher capacity 45, that was still smaller than a full sized G21, AND, I wanted something rugged that wouldn't mind getting scuffed up a bit...my Kimber is too nice to to hang on my hip while crawling around under the RV, changing the oil on the tractor, etc. The 30SF (or the 30S) would fit the bill nicely, and, well they shoot like a Glock...they never fail.
 

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I went to our LGS' "Glocktoberfest" yesterday, specifically looking for a 30S. They are very scarce and hard to find these days according to both of the Glock reps present. I have had the 30SF for three years now, and was looking for something just a little more compact. My usual carry weapon is a G19, and the thicker slide and grip of the 30SF make it at least feel a little different. A 30S is simply the 30SF frame with a G36 slide fitted to it, just a hair slimmer, and the same width as the G19/G23 slide. But for whatever reason, there's not a whole lot of them floating around out there right now.

The 30SF is one of my favorite shooters, so it will definitely stay in the collection, and I tend to carry it when I'm really off somewhere in booger country. It packs around with pretty much the same bulk as my faithful ol' G19, but with the advantage of the .45 round.

I did come away from Glocktoberfest with a G19 Gen 4, with night sights... After playing with it yesterday evening and today, the upgraded sights will be the next modification to my .45...
 

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I really wanted to love the G30S. I tracked one down a while back (hard to find here in the socialist republic of Mass),
but I couldn't gt on with the grip angle. I ended up with a Springfield XDM 3.8C in .45. It's almost the exact same dimensions
as the G30, just a bit taller. I love it,shoots really softly for a gun this size and it's got a great trigger on it.
With the Pierce pinky extension on it it's 10+1, and it's pretty comfy to carry. :35:
 

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I had a 30S that I carried for about a year. Utilized the 9 round magazines and carried IWB. Typical Glock pros and cons that you will hear could be applied to this model. To me it was just the Glock compact platform in .45 ACP and that was fine. I had no problems with the pistol. It had the reliability one would expect from a Glock, was lightweight for capacity, was low maintenance, and there were readily available after market accessories such as lights, night sights, holsters, etc. I purchased mine through a Blue Label/Law Enforcement distributor and the price was fair. In my opinion if you think you would like a Glock in .45 ACP to carry this is a good choice.
 

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I have a Glock 30SF and would have bought a 30S in a heartbeat if it had been available. The lower receivers are the same. The grip is definitely a bit chunky unless you have good size hands.
 

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Good to see you around, Chaplain! I know you're preparing for winter too, so thanks for dropping in!

That'll be a switch, but a new gun is always fun regardless. Is there any specific reason for the acquisition? Keep us posted on this project.
 

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I don't think your going to get much negative feedback on a G30 handgun. It's chunky with a fat grip and thick slide... It's a soft shooting accurate 45 handgun that has a flush fitting 9 round magazine and comes with a 10 rounder with a slightly extended base plate and is capable of using it's full size brothers magazine which is 13+1. It's a real thumper and will serve you well if you gave it a chance.
 

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I have both. My grandfather weaned me on his 1911, so it was what I was accustomed to. Having both, I experience no problem switching platform, and I prefer the capacity of the 30S. If you have no hangups regarding the difference in triggers you will like it.
 

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So, I've been a 1911 guy for a LONG time.

Having said that, I'm looking at getting a Glock 30S.

I'm looking for some feedback from those who have/had one.........

Thanks!!
I had one and sold it. Just didn't work well for me, and I have owned and still own quite a few Glocks. I replaced it with an M&P 40c. Much better gun for me.
 

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I've had my 30s for about 2 1/2 years and love it. It's my EDC. That big grip fits my fat boy hands well and I shoot well with it. Good Luck it. It won't let you down.
 

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For a .45, nothing beats a Glock 30 (in whatever flavor) for capacity vs weight. Period.

The 9 rd flush mag should be standard IMHO. You get a pistol that's only slightly thicker and longer than a G26, yet with 9 rounds of .45 vs 11 rounds of 9mm. (I don't top off my G30 due to the drag it puts on the slide and the stress it puts on the mag catch)

I've gone to carrying a revolver for my primary, but my G30 won't be going anywhere.
I am really liking my shield 45 (8 rounds in a small thin compact isn't bad). I have several glocks with the glock 21 gen 4 being my favorite. If anyone has both the glock 30 and shield 45, I would like to see a side by side comparison. The glock 45s are great guns and the 30 or 30s is on my wish list. The glock 21 fits my hand better than the smaller framed glocks. The shield 45 is very shootable and will likely remain in my carry rotation , but the glock advantage of parts availability, easy to work on and being able to use the higher capacity glock 21 mags is tough to beat
 

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Great to hear from you Chaplain Scott...hope you can stick around and share your knowledge with everyone!

My EDC is a G30s. Great weapon and easy to carry in a Gould and Goodrich thumb break holster. I believe you would appreciate its reliability and simple, yet elegant design.
 

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I have had a G-36 (single stack version) for about 12+ years. I love it and shoot it just as well as my G-19. (It was my BUG and off-duty gun for about 4 years.) I think that it is pretty soft shooting for a compact .45. The G-30S should be even better with the increased magazine capacity! Good luck!
 
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