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Posted: 4/15/2006 8:04:20 AM EST
I'm probably getting one of the above. Which should I get?
Link Posted: 4/15/2006 8:21:04 AM EST
no expiernce on the Colt LW

i do have the SW 1911 PD/SC CO and the G30

depends on what you are looking for...they are both great .45s and i dont think that i would give either one of em up

i like the shootablity of the 1911s (tirgger, grip, etc), but i like the hi-cap of the glock (but hate the grip and trigger)

if i had to pick one, i would problably opt for the SW 1911
Link Posted: 4/15/2006 12:04:04 PM EST
Link Posted: 4/15/2006 12:10:02 PM EST
Glock 30. You will thank me. Get a good IWB KYDEX holster too!!!
Link Posted: 4/15/2006 4:07:52 PM EST
I had a LW Commander and a G30. Dont own either anymore. But I would give anything to have that old school Colt back. The Glock I cant say I'd give anything. Thats just me though, kinda hard to compare a G30 to a 1911.
Link Posted: 4/15/2006 4:45:13 PM EST
I too owned a Colt Lighweight Commander and a Glock 30.

Here are the pros and cons of both in my own persona experience.

Note: I did fire around 1,000 rounds for each handgun before selling both of them and replacing with a Glock 19 and a TON of ammo.

GLOCK 30
PROS
-light
-small
-reliable(never jammed once)
-cheap magazines
-glock TENNIFER finish is extremely durable
-EXTREMELY accurate for a small gun
-recoil very managable
CONS
-DAMN IS THIS THING THICK!!!!
-did I mention THICK?

Sold due to the fact that it was nearly the same size of a G19, but thicker! Also, it held only about HALF of the ammo.

COLT LW COMMANDER
PROS
-felt safer when I carried(manual safety/grip safety)
-Good selection of holsters available
-Nice grip(Thin..no strange angle to it)
-its a 1911...what else can I say
CONS
-follow-up shots not as quick with G30
-still kinda heavy even though it only held 8 rounds
-long time to clean properly due to a large number of small parts
-Not as reliable as a glock(would get stovepipes even with BALL ammo)
-reloads not as quick due to single stack magazine well


Althoug this was a better choice for me than a G30 I still wanted more ammo. I was not crazy about the narrow magazine well which made reloads difficult.

I am very content now with my G19. Lightweight/reliable and I dont have to carry an extra magazine of ammo to feel well prepared.(15 rounds with +2 OEM extension and one in the chamber = 18 rounds of 147gr. Federal hydra-shok ammo)
Link Posted: 4/15/2006 5:24:48 PM EST
Thank you Msokol, that's quite a write-up. Thanks to all of you. In true arfcom tradition, I'm getting both a S&W 1911SC and a Glock 30
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