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Buckeye63
11-16-2012, 17:40
Just picked up a new to me G30....it seems to be a early 3rd generation...has the finger grooves on the grip...but has a dull slide finish...no light rail ..(yea !)......seems to be solid ..newish condition..I'm betting fired very little ,very little....this is the only Glock in my stable ..until I find a nice used G23

Now I'm on the search for a few G21 mags...

Bruce M
11-16-2012, 18:02
Enjoy your G30 (other than the G26 it is my favorite Glock to carry)

TommiT
11-16-2012, 18:12
Good choice and a great gun. I have 3 of them, 2 just like yours and a short frame 30 with the rail. I carry one of the dull guns and have one as a spare. the short frame was available at a good price used so I bought it but find I prefer the dull gun. I did a couple things to my carry gun that might interest you. I upgraded the extractor with a loaded chamber indicator extractor, I put on a bar-sto barrel (cut rifling so I can shoot lead and with a fully supported chamber), I replaced the stock trigger with a siderlock from lone wolf for added security, and I put a crimson trace lazer grip on it. The grip makes the overal grip a little larger but it is easy to get used to. I carry it in a blade-tech razor holster and it disapears under a loose large t-shirt. Love the gun. Best regards.

jetflier1989
11-16-2012, 18:30
Love my G30sf. Wow, been saying that a lot lately! Are you going to CCW? What holster are you looking at or have? I carry mine IWB in a Tailgunner and appendix in a Mr. Softy, both by High Noon Holsters. Check em out.

lyodbraun
11-16-2012, 18:46
Congrats on your new G30 its a great shooter for sure.. its my EDC..

Glock40man
11-16-2012, 19:21
Congrats!:cool:

JD_19x9
11-16-2012, 19:54
Congrats...

The G30 is one sweet shooter. I let one get away earlier this year and just had to have another.

I have 2 holsters for mine:
Don Hume H721 O.T.
Galco Royal Guard

Enjoy... :cool:

Buckeye63
11-16-2012, 19:58
Love my G30sf. Wow, been saying that a lot lately! Are you going to CCW? What holster are you looking at or have? I carry mine IWB in a Tailgunner and appendix in a Mr. Softy, both by High Noon Holsters. Check em out.

Oh yeah ,it will be carried in a De Santis Hi-ride , and I have a generic slide

tonyparson
11-16-2012, 20:02
Congrats on your new G30. I just bought myself
A G30sf yesterday. So far it's a keeper.

Buckeye63
11-16-2012, 22:32
Well ,have a problem.....broken guide spring assembly,,looks as some of the plastic has disintegrated ,and the larger spring just popped out with small pieces of plastic......

should I replace with original parts ?

I was looking at the Lone Wolf site seems to have good prices..

bac1023
11-16-2012, 22:45
Congrats on the G30.

E-2-E
11-17-2012, 06:30
should I replace with original parts ?



Yes, I buy from Midway, or Brownells, but I'm sure you can find the part cheaper somewhere else

jetflier1989
11-17-2012, 06:40
Well ,have a problem.....broken guide spring assembly,,looks as some of the plastic has disintegrated ,and the larger spring just popped out with small pieces of plastic.


Where exactly on the guide did it disintegrate? Mine is steel at the end. Are the earlier ones plastic?

Buckeye63
11-17-2012, 06:50
Plastic end that rests on the barrel...

TXGlock21Man
11-17-2012, 07:01
Congrats on the G30. I just traded one for a G23. I really liked the accuracy of the 30 and the fact it is a .45, but I could never get used to the grip...it always bit into my middle finger making it uncomfortable to shoot...I put 1000 rounds through it trying to get used to it, but no luck...I traded it for a G23 and have been happy with the way it handles so far, but I'm only 106 rounds into it.

I hope yours works for you, it certainly does for a lot of folks, its a great firearm!

SCC
11-17-2012, 07:07
Well ,have a problem.....broken guide spring assembly,,looks as some of the plastic has disintegrated ,and the larger spring just popped out with small pieces of plastic......

should I replace with original parts ?

I was looking at the Lone Wolf site seems to have good prices..
replace it with OEM parts !!! glockparts.com

Ranger45
11-17-2012, 07:42
Congrats!

jetflier1989
11-17-2012, 08:29
Plastic end that rests on the barrel...

Ok thanks. My gun was made in 2009. Maybe a change they made along the way.

robhic
11-17-2012, 10:01
I, too, got a new G30sf yesterday. I traded an older G17 and some $$$ to a friend who has a FFL. I like what I see, so far, but haven't shot it. Took it home and wiped it down for inspection.

No copper anti-seizing paste and some oil in the front of the slide. Re-assembled and the slide wouldn't go into battery easily. So I let it slam shut and it worked.

Noticed a rattle and the slide-lock was loose. Took slide off again and looked it over. Not much I could do so put it back together.

No battery and a rattle of loose slide lock. Hmmm. Then the flat spring that operates the slide lock fell out! :wow: Went to stick it back in and it was impossible because the flat spring broke.

So I gotta find a Glock gunsmith and/or send it back to the factory. :shocked: I know those springs are a real MONSTER to get the broken part out from reading others' stories of this massive PITA here. Oh well .....

Guess it'll be a while before this one gets fired.

SCmasterblaster
11-17-2012, 10:24
Congrats. Now get some CorBon 185gr JHP and you'll be well-armed.

GMT
11-17-2012, 16:32
G30 is one of the best


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Glockster45ACP
11-17-2012, 16:53
Excellent choice, enjoy and congrats!:cool:

Saugus
11-17-2012, 20:51
Welcome to the club. I carry mine everyday and love it. :)

g30sfjeepguy
11-17-2012, 21:03
Congrats you'll love I carry one every day

Buckeye63
11-17-2012, 21:56
I just ordered a Glock Factory guide rod assembly from Lone Wolf and a couple of mags.....great prices

hopefully I'll have this gun up and running soon....:whistling:

denn1911
11-17-2012, 23:53
Congrats. My buddy had his G30SF out for some range time today. I was shooting it on steel from 15 to 100 yards, and it shot great. Enjoy yours.

MeanAction
11-18-2012, 00:38
I just ordered a Glock Factory guide rod assembly from Lone Wolf and a couple of mags.....great prices

hopefully I'll have this gun up and running soon....:whistling:
Congrats on the G30. I traded my G30 for a Ak Variant with a bunch of goodies on it. I EDC the G36. Hey, Bo Tach Tactical cant be beat on mag prices. All Glock Mags $22.00 free shipping. Brass Stacker has some really nice guide rods with lifetime warranty, I have one in my G21.

MikeG36
11-18-2012, 02:04
Congrats! Good luck finding a nice used 23.

AK47Man
11-18-2012, 05:48
I have owned my G30 for exactly three years now...Not one single problem..Great shooter..Its my car gun..Never leave home without it...(-: