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Posted: 9/30/2011 9:25:29 AM EST
I prefer to carry the 19, its lighter, has 5 extra rounds, not as thick and thats makes a big difference. the 19 also feels better in my hand.

But for whatever reason I'm much more accurate, 1 ragged hole at 21 feet vs a lose 3 or more inch group with the 19.. weird.
Link Posted: 9/30/2011 10:09:44 AM EST
Some 9mm ammo just won't shoot well in some guns. Experiment with ammo to find what works.
Link Posted: 9/30/2011 10:23:10 AM EST
Don't forget that .45's are bigger and make your groupings look better.
Link Posted: 9/30/2011 11:25:23 AM EST
Actually the Glock 30 is one of Glock's most accurate models. It uses octagonal rifling instead of hexagonal.
The barrels of all .45 ACP Glock pistols feature octagonal polygonal rifling rather than the hexagonal shaped bores used for models in different chamberings. Octagonal rifling provides a better gas seal in relatively large diameter rifled bores, since an octagon resembles a circle more closely than a hexagon
Link Posted: 9/30/2011 1:12:02 PM EST
Could also be because it's a little thicker. Fills up your hands better, spreads the recoil over more surface area? When I had a G30, I always found it to be very accurate.
Link Posted: 9/30/2011 1:37:04 PM EST
The Glock 30 is felt by many having experience with it and many other Glocks to be the most consistently accurate Glock. Having owned and fired the G17, 19, 21, 23, 26, 27 quite a bit, and shot the G22, I agree. Actually, I outshoot many other guns with my G30 and never really have a "bad day" with that gun.
Link Posted: 9/30/2011 4:12:01 PM EST
Took my new G30 out to the range today, found out the exact same thing. Has a little more pop than my G19, but easily manageable. I'll probably make it my EDC once my new IWB arrives.

I came away with 2 conclusions....I should've brought more ammo and wondering if I should raid my AR savings for a G21 next.
Link Posted: 9/30/2011 4:37:22 PM EST
the 30 is ez to shoot & replaced a 27 that was ez too, i just shot the 30 better & who can argue with 10+1
Link Posted: 9/30/2011 5:26:35 PM EST
My Glock 30sf is the best handgun I own. 45 goodness in a small (but not too small), concealable package.
Link Posted: 9/30/2011 5:29:43 PM EST
Originally Posted By dwshel:
Took my new G30 out to the range today, found out the exact same thing. Has a little more pop than my G19, but easily manageable. I'll probably make it my EDC once my new IWB arrives.

I came away with 2 conclusions....I should've brought more ammo and wondering if I should raid my AR savings for a G21 next.


My 21 is VERY accurate. I'm losing a lot of weight recently, and have considered a 30 to replace my 19 at some point.
Link Posted: 9/30/2011 9:14:30 PM EST
Another highly satisfied G30 owner here. I love the thing, shoots great. I agree with someone else above who said the added thickness might be the difference. It feels like a brick when you pick one up but when you shoot it, it feels great and adds some control I think. The thickness is its only real drawback too however, making it a little uncomfortable for CCW, but not bad. Mine is the regular version however, not the SF. Not sure how much difference it could make though.

Anyone own both the G30 and G36 and want to compare the two?
Link Posted: 9/30/2011 9:28:03 PM EST
I am a 1911 nut at heart and have shot that type of handgun longer than most, I also carry a Glock 19 quite often, however, when I picked up my HK USP .45 full size and shot it for the first time, I was more accurate with it than any of my other handguns. That HK was a police trade in made in 2004 that I got for $535 OTD with a giant grip that is not easy for me to master like holding a Glock or 1911, yet I am more accurate with it, than any of my other handguns that I have thousands of rounds through....I don't get it either.

I have been meaning to give a .45 compact Glock a try for some time now....hope my results are like yours.
Link Posted: 9/30/2011 9:55:31 PM EST
Same here. I have been saving up for a BW Carry but can't bring myself to replace the G30 as my daily carry. In a crossbreed supertuck, the G30 disappears and is very comfortable to carry every day.
Link Posted: 9/30/2011 10:30:37 PM EST
I sold my G29...I sold my G19..I have the G30 for 11 years and I will never sell it..I love the way it shoots
Link Posted: 10/2/2011 11:48:01 AM EST
I'd recommend everyone handle the Glock 36. The slim frame Glock is a thing of beauty. It is the exact same size dimension wise as the Glock 30 except for the thickness. You end up with a capacity of only 6 + 1, but anyone who is used to carrying a 1911 has been stuck with that capacity for quite some time. The lack of an accessory rail makes it very easy to conceal and reholster. Crimson Trace has a new line of lights coming out that attach to the front of the trigger guard. While it hasn't been produced for the 36 yet, I would imagine it would be down the road. A 36 with a 100 lumen light activated through an intergrated grip switch would be a very effective carry gun in appendix carry.
Link Posted: 10/2/2011 11:51:28 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/2/2011 11:53:02 AM EST by arbob]
Originally Posted By tivoli410:

Anyone own both the G30 and G36 and want to compare the two?


Had both and made the mistake of selling the G30. The G36 is much more concealable due to being a single stack. However, I find it uncomfortable to shoot. I don`t find the grip shape conducive to long range sessions. The G30 is the better shooting gun. IMHO
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