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BenjiEDF
01-28-2013, 19:55
***UPDATE***

I made a trade and now own a Glock 30S. I will make another post with a range report later so /end thread. Or tell me how foolish or great that decision was, or how jealous you are because you can't find one in stock near you :tongueout:

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I have a glock 27 and not too fond of it (snappy recoil), I love the 23 though. Anyway I was wondering if anyone has shot the 30S or a 30 or a 36 and tell me how controllable the .45acp is in that pistol compared to the glock 27. I've not shot many 45's but when I did it was heavy but slow, whereas the .40 is quick and punchy.

Anyway my LGS has a 30S in stock and I might trade in my G27 but if the recoil sucks I'd like to know in advance! I may just end up getting a 21 Gen 4 although those aren't in stock.

SCSU74
01-28-2013, 20:03
.45 is much easier to control than .40 and 9mm easier than both. There is no reason not to get a 9mm. when using a quality HP ballistics are too similar to tell a difference between the 3

BenjiEDF
01-28-2013, 20:14
I have a 26 and 23 already, thinking of adding a .45 to the mix

chemboy
01-28-2013, 21:01
G30 with standard pressure loads is, in my estimation, quite a bit easier to shoot than a G27. Now, add some 230 gr +P loads to the mix, and the G30 becomes pretty snappy!!

ischoll
01-28-2013, 21:06
You could do the 9mm conversion to your 27. All the parts needed would cheaper than a new gun, then you have more money for ammo.

mrsurfboard
01-29-2013, 00:11
Unless you like punishment, get rid of the G27. It's probably the hardest most unpleasant of all the minis to shoot. I sold mine for the G36 and it was much easier to shoot, I imagine the G30S, would be even easier. Still my favorite in the mini gun category is 9mm.

mrsurfboard
01-29-2013, 00:11
You could do the 9mm conversion to your 27. All the parts needed would cheaper than a new gun, then you have more money for ammo.

Ammo might be an issue now. I'm hearing 40 is easier to come by then 9mm right now.

thinktwice
01-29-2013, 00:22
Rent or shoot someones G-30 and you decide. What's "snappy" for you might not be snappy for someone else. I think you will be surprised how nice the G-30 feels.

ischoll
01-29-2013, 07:38
Ammo might be an issue now. I'm hearing 40 is easier to come by then 9mm right now.
If he can't find 9s, he won't find 45s for the g30.

Legacy Shooters
01-29-2013, 07:47
I can find 45 pretty easily compared to 40's and i havent seen a box of 9mm in over 2.5 mths so i wouldnt even think about a 9mm right now. Im picking up a xds and G36 as my next two guns

Inebriated
01-29-2013, 07:52
Haven't seen 9mm lately. .45 is around, as is .40.

I personally do not like .40 very much, and I happen to be a ".45 all the way" kinda person (despite carrying a 26 and 19), so the choice is easy for me.... G30s.

Scrappy
01-29-2013, 08:07
G30S,G30,G30SF in any configuration :supergrin:

vmann
01-29-2013, 08:22
If he can't find 9s, he won't find 45s for the g30.
its like you yanked this info right out of your back side....

everywhere i go all i see is 45acp....no 9mm, .40 or 357sig...pleanty of 45acp...i should start buying that right now, and and get a 36 myself

BMiracletx
01-29-2013, 14:08
The 30 does shoot softer than the 27 and also affords you the benefit of a full grip. The 36 isn't bad either. It has slightly more felt recoil than the 30 due to lighter slide and thinner grip. I never noticed musch difference with the 36 slide on my 30 (same as 30s). So basically, due you want a fat 10 rounder or a thin 6 rounder? (or smaller 6 rounder with the 39 in 45 GAP). I have all and like them all.

MSims
01-29-2013, 16:30
The glock G30s well shoots worse than a G27... But the G30sf is a soft shooter...

barth
01-29-2013, 17:05
I have a glock 27 and not too fond of it (snappy recoil), I love the 23 though. Anyway I was wondering if anyone has shot the 30S or a 30 or a 36 and tell me how controllable the .45acp is in that pistol compared to the glock 27. I've not shot many 45's but when I did it was heavy but slow, whereas the .40 is quick and punchy.

Anyway my LGS has a 30S in stock and I might trade in my G27 but if the recoil sucks I'd like to know in advance! I may just end up getting a 21 Gen 4 although those aren't in stock.

You might try sub sonic 180 gr 40 S&W in your G27.
I find them softer shooting than 155/165 super sonic rounds.

As other have said.
A 40-9mm barrel and G26 mags will make your G27 nothing but sweet.
Even hot 9mm +P/+P+ rounds are cake to shoot.

The Pirate
01-29-2013, 17:19
I'm pretty sure my 36 has more felt recoil than my 27. I think the 27 is pretty soft shooting. The 36 will actually sting your hand a little bit if you shoot it long enough.


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BenjiEDF
01-29-2013, 18:10
Well I was made an offer I couldn't refuse today... I'm back from the LGS with a brand spanking new Glock 30S! I can't wait till the weekend to try it out. They had a 30S and a 30SF in stock so I spent some time deciding which to get. I know I'm going to be tempted to carry this gun so I went with the 30S for the thinner slide. Another customer was carrying a 30SF on him and he said he loved the gun and that he sold a Glock 27 because he didn't like the snappy recoil haha. That really swayed me.

I will probably make a new post after my first time to the range and give a report. I know alot of people are interested in this as it's the newest Glock. I'm hoping I won't regret this decision... Many people have told me the 30's shoot softer than the 27 does.

mj9mm
01-29-2013, 18:32
i've also fired a few 27's through the years, i much prefer my G36 with standard 230 gr loads. i had a G30sf before that and it was really nice

GRT45
01-29-2013, 20:10
I will probably make a new post after my first time to the range and give a report. I know alot of people are interested in this as it's the newest Glock. I'm hoping I won't regret this decision... Many people have told me the 30's shoot softer than the 27 does.

I look forward to reading your remarks after shooting the G30S. GT member Noponer tested his G30SF and new G30S in a side-by-side comparison at the range. You can read his remarks below about what to expect.

The kick is noticeably more than the G30SF, especially when firing Buffalo Bore +P 230 gr rounds. Not horrible... about what you would expect when losing more than 3 ozs. of steel in the slide. Probably no worse (if as bad) as a G27... I have not shot one for several years.

I'm gonna keep it, though - it's worth it for a .45 SD gun weighing little more than a fully loaded G26. I never use +P rounds in .45 for EDC.... just keep a mag full for those times when I might take to a trail in the woods.

Scrappy
01-29-2013, 21:02
So you got a thinner slide with the G30 frame with more induced recoil. The G30sf would of been better choice IMO. Its gonna use same size holsters etc as a G30 cause of the frame.

BenjiEDF
01-29-2013, 21:30
So you got a thinner slide with the G30 frame with more induced recoil. The G30sf would of been better choice IMO. Its gonna use same size holsters etc as a G30 cause of the frame.

Yeah basically... I was weighing the advantages of both at the store and went with the new 30S. I figured that with either I'll be really tempted to use it as a concealed carry option. My original post made it seem like the only reason I wanted a 30 was because of the snappy recoil of my previous G27. This is true but only part of the context, I also have a G23 (which I like), the G27 lost my interest, I wanted a .45ACP. I could/can shoot the G27 just fine, but didn't prefer it to my other glocks. I did kinda like that fat cartoonish G30 slide lol, I bet it's a great pistol.

I just went with my gut and am taking a risk on the new 30S. Life is short and I learn from my mistakes, if it sucks for me then I'll correct it later with a trade. I have no experience with .45ACP other than shooting a 1911 once, so this is new territory for me. The majority of information I have read is that the 27 recoil is nastier than the 30, very little info on the 30s or in comparison with the 36. In the mean time, I'm happy to offer my 2 cents on the situation and give a range report after my first outing with it.