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Posted: 9/11/2004 7:13:48 PM EDT
I currently have a g19 and g26. I carry my kimber ultra carry 45. Im thinking of getting the g30. Any pro's or cons of this?I want to carry a 45 but would like more rounds. So the 36 is not really a question....Bee
Link Posted: 9/11/2004 7:34:44 PM EDT
Great gun.

Basically the same dimensions as the 19, just a bit thicker.

I just got a Sidearmor IWB holster yesterday and carried under a untucked t-shirt for half of the day. Concealed and carried well.

I've thought about picking up 36, but probably won't now.

Get one, you'll love it.

Link Posted: 9/11/2004 8:03:47 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/11/2004 8:05:00 PM EDT by shadows]

Originally Posted By bwscpu:
I currently have a g19 and g26. I carry my kimber ultra carry 45. Im thinking of getting the g30. Any pro's or cons of this?I want to carry a 45 but would like more rounds. So the 36 is not really a question....Bee

I was there also...carried a G19 ccw and/or G26 for about ten years. Changed to a G30 about two years ago. Here is what my experience is...

The G30 is a nice shooter.
Had to buy new holsters. Other than the Uncle Mike softside, nothing that would fit my 19/26 would fit the 30. Milt Sparks is the best I have seen for ccw.

30 is thicker than the 19 and profiles a bit more than the 26 for sure.
I have switched back to 19 and 26 during the summer for occasions

I used to like bringing the M3 light with the 19 when at hotels. I do miss the rail with the 30 but I love having 10 rounds of .45. Good luck
Link Posted: 9/11/2004 8:06:41 PM EDT
I also carry a G19... was looking into a new .45 carry gun and was considering the same thing... until I came accross a LEO trade in G20... had to have it... put it on lay away.

Still plan on the G30 too... probably around the first of the year.
Link Posted: 9/14/2004 9:45:09 AM EDT
Carried my G30 for the first 5 yeaars of CCW. Then I renewed my permit and added all of my pistols. Tried carrying all of them, including my new G26 and the wife's G19. After about 3 months of playing with carry options I have found that, for me, the G30 is the best carrying gun I own (with the execption of the G26 for deeper concealment). I am totally happy with it and now all of my other pistols have gone back to languishing in the safe.
Link Posted: 9/16/2004 8:36:12 PM EDT
I carry a G30 and wouldn't carry anything else. If you want more rounds, use a G21 mag = 13 rounds vs 10, however this may affect the concealability.
Link Posted: 9/18/2004 6:18:48 PM EDT
I have a 30 and a 23 and carry the 30 most of the time in a Sidearmor IWB. They are a little thicker but still carry pretty well. Nice to shoot, the recoil isn't bad, accurate, all you could ask for.
Link Posted: 9/19/2004 8:57:11 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/19/2004 8:57:39 AM EDT by bwscpu]
I hope I didnt make a mistake!! Aftter a little more thought I went with the 27. Ill most likely get the 30 down the road. But I figure practice with the 26 and carry the 27. Does this sound right?:)
Link Posted: 9/20/2004 4:37:53 PM EDT
Go with what feels most comfortable for you. I have the 19 and and a 22. I got the model 30 a couple of months ago from a seller on Glocktalk and have not regretted it. It is a bit more to hold than the 19 and while it's a bit more to control under fire than the 9mm it is not tough to get used to quickly. The only downside is it's a bit thicker to conceal. I was surprised the first time out to the plate range with it cause I kept it on target better than any of my 1911s. It was like shooting a far more potent model 19.
Link Posted: 9/21/2004 5:32:31 PM EDT
I also have a 26. It's my summer/deep concealment gun.

In colder weather, I'm happy to break out the 30. Plan on picking up some 13rd mags for it for and carry that as a spare mag. Might also get another 13rd mag & add a +2 to it for fun!

Link Posted: 9/21/2004 8:14:38 PM EDT
I really like the G30 very accurate and a great gun for a tactical vest.
Link Posted: 9/22/2004 11:40:32 AM EDT
G30 is a great gun. A little tough to conceal because it is so thick, but shoots great. Looking across the top of that thing is like looking across the deck of an aircraft carrier. I have a G30 that stays in my car and a compact M1911 for carry and nightstand duty. If I could only have one, it would be tough, but I think I'd take the G30.
Link Posted: 9/23/2004 8:47:10 AM EDT
With all this response for the glock 30 maybe I should have gotten that first! Well it just gives me something to look forward to. Ill definately get the G30 next. I went with the 27 because the 26 seems to work so well for me. I must be strange I happen to shoot the 26 better than my 19. One can never have too many glocks anyway :)
Link Posted: 9/23/2004 6:35:51 PM EDT
I carry my G30 daily. Never leave home without it.
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