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Posted: 2/26/2006 1:34:17 PM EDT
I'm just woundering why Glock went from a Full Size 21 to subcompact 30.
Why not a compact version like the 9mm has?
Any comments?
Link Posted: 2/26/2006 1:44:28 PM EDT
The 30 is a compact model. It is about the same size as a 19. The 36 is a little bit smaller than the 30.
Link Posted: 2/26/2006 1:45:31 PM EDT
I don't think there would be that much of a difference if they had one between a 21 and a 30 size wise. A few guys have cut down the grip of a 21 to take 30 maqs. That would be nice. You would have the barrel length and sight radius of a 21 and the more concealable grip of a 30. It's alot easier to hide barrel length than grip length. Maybe this would be the model you are thinking of? Terry
Link Posted: 2/26/2006 1:48:32 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Redbone:
The 30 is a compact model. It is about the same size as a 19. The 36 is a little bit smaller than the 30.



Pretty much. The 36 is thinner as it's a single-stack, but I think other than that they're about the same size.

If you have something to complain about, it would be the lack of a subcompact model in .45.

That being said, I don't know why you'd want to shoot a 3" barreled polymer subcompact .45. That short of barrel with that light of a gun would be somewhat uncomfortable I would think.
Link Posted: 2/26/2006 5:35:14 PM EDT
GLOCK 30 w/10 round mag - Compact
GLOCK 30 w/9 round mag - Subcompact
Link Posted: 2/26/2006 7:32:31 PM EDT
Guess the chart at topglock is wrong then.

My bad
Link Posted: 2/26/2006 11:53:11 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/26/2006 11:53:39 PM EDT by ak4784]
Get G36 its what they call slimline aka subcompact also like mentioned before has single stack mags
Link Posted: 2/27/2006 3:02:33 AM EDT
I haven't seen the chart at TopGlock but you are right. GLOCK calls the G30 a subcompact and the G36a subcompact Slimline. They do not have a compact model per se. I use the 9 round mags for deep concealment in the summer and the 10 round mags the rest of the year. The flush 9 rounder really conceals well and handles similar to a G26/G27; and with the 10 rounder in use it is slightly shorter than a G19 frame.
Link Posted: 2/27/2006 6:59:48 PM EDT
Internet rumor I am spreading: G30 was developed for civilian sales after the Clinton Ban. Why go bigger than 10 rounds back then?
Link Posted: 2/27/2006 11:40:52 PM EDT
I've never thought of the G30 as a subcompact. The G36 is due to it being thinner than a G26 and having a single stack mag. The G30 is about the size of a G19.
Link Posted: 2/27/2006 11:54:48 PM EDT
Magwell Size Reduction · $100 http://www.burnscustom.com/glock.html
The magazine well is cut down to allow the use of smaller magazines. For example, a Glock 22 could be cut to take Glock 23 magazines. So on and so fourth
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