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1/22/2020 12:12:56 PM
Posted: 9/27/2007 7:56:02 PM EST
and why?

I'm within the means to pick up either over the weekend. Or I can wait a month for the next fun show to get either a little cheaper. But I seem to be set on the .45 glock.

I carry a 19 and have for the past 2 years.
Link Posted: 9/27/2007 8:04:41 PM EST
I have a G30 and it's been great. I don't know exactly what I've read or where I've read it but I'm under the impression that the G36 is not Glock's best effort. Could just be an Internet rumor...I really don't know.

I would believe that the G36 would CCW more easily and more comfortably than a G30.

I'm interested in what other folks have to say.

Link Posted: 9/27/2007 8:35:30 PM EST
I'm also a .45 guy but have had a G19 for a CCW for over a year. I would like to know also whitch is better out of the 36, 30 AND is it better than the G19. I have looked at the G30 and it just seems thicker than my G19, whitch already seems kinda thick compared to my 1911s.
Link Posted: 9/27/2007 8:48:04 PM EST
I also have a G21 that I use for my "master blaster". I do like that I can feed my G30 with the G21 mags. I've only carried the G30 a handful of times but my backup mag is always from my G21.

Link Posted: 9/28/2007 5:40:07 AM EST
What for. you just ask of 36 vs 30. Camping, CCW, IDPA, plinking, house gun, safe.

It all matters.

G30 will mount a white light (defense)

G36 will carry nicer

Do you have avg to small hands?

Don't forget the G21 SF.

Does capacity matter at all to you, the G30 has more and will take G21 mags.

If you like 1911s you may prefer the G36

Then, I hate to say it but you have to check out the Sprigfield XD and S&W M&P. Reliability is equal or less then a glock, only time will tell but they will not be more reliable. BUT, they both are more ergonomic in .45 ACP
Link Posted: 9/28/2007 6:03:25 AM EST
I'm also considering the purchase of a Glock 36 for CCW in addition to my Glock 19.

I have owned Glock 30's in the past and while very accurate, they just never felt that good in my hands.

The 36 that i've been fondling fits great and points naturally for me.

My choices right now are a 1911 or the Glock 36, guess I'll have to go do some more fondling today.

Steve
Link Posted: 9/28/2007 6:04:15 AM EST
Link Posted: 9/28/2007 7:04:44 AM EST
I shot both before deciding. I chose the G30 over the G36 as it just felt better in my big mitts. They both shot good, there is a slight advantage in capacity to the 30 holding a couple more rounds, and the fact that my 21SF mags fit the 30 also.

I say shoot both, then decide.

Glocks I own: 19, 26, 21SF, and the 30
Link Posted: 9/28/2007 8:13:39 AM EST
[Last Edit: 9/28/2007 8:18:14 AM EST by MauserMark]
what's the 21SF?

also, I have small hands, a G19 is a full size gun to me and it's more or less perfect, I just liked 1911s and the .45 caliber. the 19 was my first 9mm CCW.

it will be strictly for carry and concealment. My 19 is not going anywhere, that would be my combat weapon, and what I have taken to handgun classes and 3 gun and I have a M3 light for it that I attach and carry at night in a special holster.

Again, it's perfect in every respect, I would just feel better carrying a .45

as for the great amount of Recoil, the gun I carried before this was a compact 1911. I had no problem shooting that once I learned how to shoot it and hold it correctly.

I've handled both the 30 and 36 and the only thing I can say about the 30 was it felt a little bulky.
Link Posted: 9/28/2007 8:29:27 AM EST
[Last Edit: 9/28/2007 8:32:22 AM EST by capt205]
The 30 felt bulky to me also, at first. But as soon as I shot both (a couple of mags through each) I felt more comfortable with the 30. It is now my daily ccw.

Here is a link to the 21sf

Glock 21sf
Link Posted: 9/28/2007 9:18:07 AM EST
ok, I see it's a full size glock.

Wonder why they didn't make a glock .45 in the same dimensions as the G19 or 23.
Link Posted: 9/28/2007 10:23:43 AM EST

Originally Posted By MauserMark:
ok, I see it's a full size glock.

Wonder why they didn't make a glock .45 in the same dimensions as the G19 or 23.


That's the million $ question. WHY OH WHY! I've considered a G30, but I just like my 19 too much for carry. Maybe some day.
Link Posted: 9/28/2007 10:55:53 AM EST
30
Link Posted: 9/28/2007 5:00:24 PM EST

Originally Posted By MauserMark:
ok, I see it's a full size glock.

Wonder why they didn't make a glock .45 in the same dimensions as the G19 or 23.


They did, it is the G38
Link Posted: 9/28/2007 5:47:16 PM EST

Originally Posted By MauserMark:
what's the 21SF?

also, I have small hands, a G19 is a full size gun to me and it's more or less perfect, I just liked 1911s and the .45 caliber. the 19 was my first 9mm CCW.

it will be strictly for carry and concealment. My 19 is not going anywhere, that would be my combat weapon, and what I have taken to handgun classes and 3 gun and I have a M3 light for it that I attach and carry at night in a special holster.

Again, it's perfect in every respect, I would just feel better carrying a .45

as for the great amount of Recoil, the gun I carried before this was a compact 1911. I had no problem shooting that once I learned how to shoot it and hold it correctly.

I've handled both the 30 and 36 and the only thing I can say about the 30 was it felt a little bulky.


G36 for CCW if you like the G19. They handle almost identical. Single stack is slim, grip and slide length are almost the same as the G 19
Link Posted: 9/29/2007 12:29:54 AM EST
I have the G36 and love it.

The only thing I would replace it with, would be a G19 chambered in .45ACP

I don't like teacup mag changes... That is my gripe with the subcompacts. (But that doesn't really apply here since the G30 and G36 are both the same mag-base wise.)


To me, the G30 is a brick, a nice brick, but still a brick.
I don't want to CCW a brick.

The G36 is slim, light, comfortable, and accurate.


They are both good pistols, so just handle both of them and buy what works for you.
... If you go to the HTF, you can ask of the local members if you can try their G30/G36.
Link Posted: 9/30/2007 1:33:10 PM EST

Originally Posted By BLY:
I have the G36 and love it.

The only thing I would replace it with, would be a G19 chambered in .45ACP

I don't like teacup mag changes... That is my gripe with the subcompacts. (But that doesn't really apply here since the G30 and G36 are both the same mag-base wise.)


To me, the G30 is a brick, a nice brick, but still a brick.
I don't want to CCW a brick.

The G36 is slim, light, comfortable, and accurate.


They are both good pistols, so just handle both of them and buy what works for you.
... If you go to the HTF, you can ask of the local members if you can try their G30/G36.


how does the 36 feel when shooting say compared to a 19, 23 or 1911?
Link Posted: 9/30/2007 1:34:53 PM EST

Originally Posted By BSheppard:
I'm also a .45 guy but have had a G19 for a CCW for over a year. I would like to know also whitch is better out of the 36, 30 AND is it better than the G19. I have looked at the G30 and it just seems thicker than my G19, whitch already seems kinda thick compared to my 1911s.


+1. .45 1911 guy who carries a G19.
Link Posted: 9/30/2007 5:11:08 PM EST
I really like my 36 and feels pretty good compared to my 1911. I ccw it daily.
Link Posted: 9/30/2007 5:12:18 PM EST

Originally Posted By Blaze261:
I really like my 36 and feels pretty good compared to my 1911. I ccw it daily.


feel meaning shooting?
Link Posted: 9/30/2007 6:56:59 PM EST
I chose the 30 for CCW. It's a little fat for IWB, but not too bad. I chose it over the 36 for mag capacity.
Link Posted: 9/30/2007 7:11:52 PM EST
I have a 29 & a 36.

I prefer the 36.
Link Posted: 9/30/2007 7:26:51 PM EST
shoot both and see what fits best for your carry needs
Link Posted: 10/3/2007 7:36:24 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/3/2007 7:39:21 AM EST by Blaze261]

Originally Posted By MauserMark:

Originally Posted By Blaze261:
I really like my 36 and feels pretty good compared to my 1911. I ccw it daily.


feel meaning shooting?



Yes, but a +1 pearce ext is a must.
Link Posted: 10/3/2007 2:15:26 PM EST
glock 30 for sure....IF it fits your hand ok. it's just a tade big for mine.

the 36 i owned was reliable, but has a bit of stout recoil to it. the 30 on the other hand is VERY smoot.

the 36 is a little more concealable, but by a large margin....at least it wasn't hard to conceal for me.

Link Posted: 10/3/2007 2:20:22 PM EST
I have never shot a G-36, but I decided to go G-30 because of the G-21 mag option and it just feals right in my hands. The Glock 30 is also remarkably accurate.

With that said, I may be silling mine as I continue to consolidate my guns. I plan to replace it with a Glock 19
Link Posted: 10/3/2007 2:21:04 PM EST

Originally Posted By ShamusMcOI:
the 36 i owned was reliable, but has a bit of stout recoil to it.


It does take some getting used to, and initially limp wristing was a problem, but after awhile it is natural. And to me it feels alot like my 1911 now.
Link Posted: 10/5/2007 11:21:06 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/5/2007 11:22:29 AM EST by MauserMark]
I'll probably be picking up a 36 or an HK USPc 45 at the fun show in a couple weeks. I'll probably make my decision there.


thanks for the feedback.

-mark


ETA: Are there any aftermarket spring options for the 36 to bring down the recoil?
Link Posted: 10/5/2007 2:03:51 PM EST

Originally Posted By MauserMark:
I'll probably be picking up a 36 or an HK USPc 45 at the fun show in a couple weeks. I'll probably make my decision there.


thanks for the feedback.

-mark


ETA: Are there any aftermarket spring options for the 36 to bring down the recoil?


i can't say for sure. but i'm going to guess no. the recoil that bothered me on the 36 wasn't the muzzle flip, so much as it was the "thud" in the hand. much more noticable to me than even some small 1911's i've owned. it was slimmer than the 30, so controlling it wasn't a huge issue. i just realized that it wasn't a ton of fun to shoot, so i probably wasn't going to practice with it enough. i wanted a range gun as well as a gun i could ccw.

Link Posted: 10/5/2007 5:14:27 PM EST
I've owned 2 G30s and currently own a G36 which I carry off duty. The G30 was a great gun. It was easy shooting, accurate and carried 11 rounds with G21 mag as backup. However, For off duty carry, I prefer AIWB and still wanted a .45acp. The G30 grip is FAT and harder to conceal unless worn IWB at the 4:00 position. The G36 is perfect. It appears to have less recoil than the S&W 640 and Keltec P11 I carried as well as my duty SIG 229 in .40S&W. It's about the same size as a G19 and fits most G19 holsters. Mine is very accurate and 100% reliable. It's very slim compared to other Glock models so it excels in the concealment department. I would still recommend shooting both before buying.
Link Posted: 10/6/2007 7:11:31 AM EST
G30 gets my vote
Link Posted: 10/9/2007 7:09:04 AM EST
a lonely g30 got my vote yesterday, and is now my ccw.
Link Posted: 10/9/2007 10:52:45 AM EST
I've owned both, and I like both. For me, I would take a 30. The slightly wider grip is not an issue for me with regards to concealment. However, 36 recoil is noticeably more than a 30.

The 36 has a smaller, lighter frame. A Glock rep told me besides being thinner, it's slightly smaller all around, and is closer to a 9mm/.40 sized frame than a 21 frame. I don't know if I buy that, but it would certainly explain why it has noticeably more recoil. Neither recoils hard in my opinion, but why take the extra recoil if everything else is equal? YMMV.
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