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Posted: 9/5/2005 4:55:52 PM EDT
I dont have any experience with glocks and I am interested in a small frame glock in .45 caliber. Are the only models available the 35 & 36 and are there any major differences between the two besides a thinner frame?
Link Posted: 9/5/2005 5:27:19 PM EDT
the G35 is in .40sw

the slim line, single stack, G36 is the subcompact .45acp, which does have a thinner frame than the other G .45acp models

the other Glocks in .45acp are the G21 (fullsize) and G30 (compact) double stacked glocks

check out glock's website or yahoo 'glock' and get stats on their models....
Link Posted: 9/5/2005 5:34:58 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/5/2005 5:36:05 PM EDT by StealthyBlagga]
Look at .45GAP too... smaller form factor for little/no loss in ballistics.

Link Posted: 9/5/2005 5:47:07 PM EDT
Don't shy away from the Glock 30, either.

My father bought one, and I was amazed to find it not only VERY controllable, but it also fit my (small) hands very well. Oddly, the Glock 36 did NOT fit my hand as it was too long front-to-back.

I am looking for a good price on a 30 now.

......well next month, anyway. I had a $400 gunsmithing bill from S&W for my Model 21 this month.
Link Posted: 9/5/2005 5:57:05 PM EDT
g21 has been avalible for ever,the g 30 double stack compact 45 g36 single stack compact.then theirs the "gap"ill bet glock has a long slide 45 or 45 gap comming out next!
Link Posted: 9/6/2005 2:05:35 PM EDT

Originally Posted By scooper:
ill bet glock has a long slide 45 or 45 gap comming out next!



I'd be ALL OVER a longer slide .45 ACP. I see them making it in .45 GAP first though (which would be cool too).

--Josh
Link Posted: 9/6/2005 4:04:34 PM EDT
Thanks for the feedback guys. This has been my first post on ARF.com and now I think I'm hooked.

I think I have decided on the 30 due to higher magazine capacity. I will be using it mainly for concealed carry and sport shooting.
Link Posted: 9/6/2005 4:15:25 PM EDT

Originally Posted By StealthyBlagga:
Look at .45GAP too... smaller form factor for little/no loss in ballistics.

home.online.no/~kens/glock/g37/acpvsgap.jpg

45 gap uses a faster burning powder and has superior ballistics.
Link Posted: 9/6/2005 4:36:15 PM EDT
I would look at the .45GAP, but I have about 1,500 rnd of .45ACP and I need something to burn it up with.
Link Posted: 9/6/2005 4:44:21 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/6/2005 4:44:45 PM EDT by adair_usmc]

Originally Posted By Dirty_South:
I would look at the .45GAP, but I have about 1,500 rnd of .45ACP and I need something to burn it up with.



The only .45 glock that I have experience with the glock 30, and if you are into the whole glock thing, they arent that bad. It shoots okay, but it just sits in my safe now, since i got a USP Compact 45.



The glock 30 is compatible with glock 21 mags also
Link Posted: 9/6/2005 5:21:53 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/6/2005 5:24:03 PM EDT by ikor]
Link Posted: 9/7/2005 11:38:01 AM EDT
The new G38 and 39 are compact and subcompact 45 Gap pistols. The G38 is the size of the G19 (compact 9mm) and the G39 is the size of the G26 (subcompact 9mm). These might be something to look at.
Link Posted: 9/7/2005 11:41:19 AM EDT
.45GAP...screw that.

I dont buy calibers I cant buy in quantities that allow sufficient practice on my budget and cant scrounged almost anywhere if I have to.
Link Posted: 9/7/2005 11:46:47 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/7/2005 6:54:03 PM EDT by ALPHAGHOST]

Originally Posted By Lumpy196:
.45GAP...screw that.

I dont buy calibers I cant buy in quantities that allow sufficient practice on my budget and cant scrounged almost anywhere if I have to.



+1

Availabily of ammo is a given must....

Link Posted: 9/7/2005 5:57:31 PM EDT
Glocks in 45acp are LARGE FRAME:

Link Posted: 9/7/2005 8:25:54 PM EDT
I agree that ammo availibility is a must, but any new cartridge just needs times. Look at the 40...there were not many loads for that when it first came out but look at it now. I could be wrong, but I see a future in the GAP, just because of the 9mm size pistol that can harbor it...just like the 40.
Link Posted: 9/8/2005 12:59:26 AM EDT
I do hope the GAP takes off but until then I am an acp guy.
Link Posted: 9/8/2005 1:27:01 AM EDT

Originally Posted By ALPHAGHOST:

Originally Posted By Lumpy196:
.45GAP...screw that.

I dont buy calibers I cant buy in quantities that allow sufficient practice on my budget and cant scrounged almost anywhere if I have to.



+1

Availabily of ammo is a given must....




+1 Way too many proven ammo performers out there in .45ACP. to fiddle around with a novelty cartrige.

My G30. 10rnds of .45ACP happiness with 13 of his brothers and sisters as backup.

Link Posted: 9/8/2005 12:54:32 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/8/2005 1:01:57 PM EDT
First off...




Second, I have 2 G21s and a G30 - no problems yet out of any of them, but none of them have had the thousands of rounds through them (yet ) that my 9mm Glocks have.

Good luck!
Link Posted: 9/8/2005 4:23:35 PM EDT

Originally Posted By bigbore:
www.adcofirearms.com/images/21short.jpg

Buy the full size and make it into a small frame



I was hopin' you'd post that!


Rich
Link Posted: 9/8/2005 5:37:55 PM EDT

Originally Posted By bigbore:
www.adcofirearms.com/images/21short.jpg

Buy the full size and make it into a small frame




what did you DO to that poor glock?!?

j/k, thats fascinating, any details?
Link Posted: 9/8/2005 5:40:56 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/8/2005 6:55:00 PM EDT
I went from an HK Compact 45 to Glock 30. 6 weeks and 700 rounds later the G30 kiks azz.
CCW's very easy with C.T.A.C. IWB


Glocks...the F-150's of pistols. Simple but effective no nonsense nasty
Link Posted: 9/8/2005 7:24:54 PM EDT

Originally Posted By MTUSA:
Glocks...the F-150's of pistols. Simple but effective no nonsense nasty



Too maintenance free and easy to fix, to make that comparison

Link Posted: 9/8/2005 7:43:20 PM EDT
Glock 30 is my daily carry gun. I have a lot of choices and the 30 is it!
Link Posted: 9/10/2005 5:52:30 PM EDT

Originally Posted By LOKNLOD:

Originally Posted By MTUSA:
Glocks...the F-150's of pistols. Simple but effective no nonsense nasty



Too maintenance free and easy to fix, to make that comparison





I mean Toyota Tacoma of pistols
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