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J.Kill
10-04-2012, 21:07
When the 36 slide is so thin? I know some people make a hybrid with a 30 frame and 36 slide... But I'm just curious why Glock wouldn't just have originally made their 45 line with thinner slides.

Any ideas?

bac1023
10-04-2012, 21:47
My guess is to make it fit squarely on the thicker frame. :dunno:

J.Kill
10-04-2012, 21:54
My guess is to make it fit squarely on the thicker frame. :dunno:

But even on the GAP models it's a .45 width slide on a 9/40/357 frame.

hps
10-04-2012, 21:57
I like and prefer the slide width of the 30 over the 36. The 30 is far more accurate than the 36.

mo.glocker
10-04-2012, 23:04
When the 36 slide is so thin? I know some people make a hybrid with a 30 frame and 36 slide... But I'm just curious why Glock wouldn't just have originally made their 45 line with thinner slides.

Any ideas?
its because they made them in order-the 17-18-19-then the glock 20-10mm is a very hot round lots of pressure,but then came the 21,they just kept the thick slide for the 45(low pessure round)they didnt need to.look at the 36,also my 36-30 hybrid is the bomb-jef817:wavey:

DannyR
10-05-2012, 01:53
Jef is correct. The G21/G30 pistols were designed on the G20.G29 platform.

faawrenchbndr
10-05-2012, 01:54
Extra weight for added recoil
Extra width for the much wider breach face

TheBelly
10-05-2012, 03:00
the 21/30 slide is so thick because there's more metal on the sides of the slides.

SCSU74
10-05-2012, 13:57
for her pleasure

Glk30
10-05-2012, 17:29
I've heard it is to tame the recoil... I say it works though, the 21 and 30 are really sweet shooters. Lots of people rave on the 30 as being super accurate and fun to shoot.

Bello
10-05-2012, 17:38
the 21/30 slide is so thick because there's more metal on the sides of the slides.

Lmmfao! I hope you were being sarcastic

cowboy1964
10-05-2012, 19:35
Extra width for the much wider breach face

Uh, no. 1911s and other .45's don't need this "extra width".

Every time I think about getting a .45 ACP Glock I just look at this picture and the moment passes:

http://www.gunblast.com/images/SW-MP45/DSC01166.jpg

TheBelly
10-05-2012, 23:55
Lmmfao! I hope you were being sarcastic

not at all.

pictures posted by cowboy prove it.

3rdgen40
10-06-2012, 04:10
Glock is too cheap to build guns to fit the cartridge.Kind of like buying a cheap "one size fits most" hat.

Solscud007
10-06-2012, 06:11
So could I use a Glock 36 Slide on a G21 frame?

faawrenchbndr
10-06-2012, 06:26
Uh, no. 1911s and other .45's don't need this "extra width".

Every time I think about getting a .45 ACP Glock I just look at this picture and the moment passes:




Pull your panties out of your crack! Was specifically discussing
the size difference between Glock slide widths,....19 vs 30.
It's a Glock design deal.

faawrenchbndr
10-06-2012, 06:27
So could I use a Glock 36 Slide on a G21 frame?


Would be a WEE bit short my friend!

So, no, you can not.

Solscud007
10-06-2012, 06:58
Would be a WEE bit short my friend!

So, no, you can not.


Canine feces!!! haha oh well.

Keoking
10-06-2012, 07:10
There is no question that the G30 is a brick with a handle on it. I carry OWB so the extra slide thickness is meaningless to me. I'm fat so I probably wouldn't notice the weight difference if the slide were thinner. I do know that my G30 can hang with any of my other pistols in accuracy, so I have no complaints.

J.Kill
10-06-2012, 07:19
not at all.

pictures posted by cowboy prove it.

Yes... You are correct it is thicker because there is more metal :supergrin:... My question is WHY is there more metal when it's not needed?