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Old 03-19-2015, 18:37   #1
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Need some help, trying to love the 30sf

I own a 21sf and a 30sf, and soon my first 1911, i love the .45 acp ever since i got the 21sf.

But when running the 30sf , especially with wwb factory and defensive ammo it hurts my wrists and not fun to shoot.. the only time it is fun is to run my friends lower recoil reloads. I can handle defensive loads better in the 21sf i feel...

Went to the range again and experienced it again..

First mag through the gun with wwb and i was like god this hurts to shoot. a tad less with the 21sf with less recoil directly to the wrist in a trade off for more muzzle flip it seems.

I dont know if its adrenaline that kicks in to dull the pain of shooting the 30sf but it becomes easier as i put more rounds down range. But still notice the 21 is easier to shoot more and end up putting down the 30 and shoot the 21 , do alot of people notice this ?

Debating on selling it to get another 21, maybe gen 4 or another 21sf or another fullsize .45 to lower the recoil more.my friend says its because i dont shoot .45 as much as i do 9mm and keep it.
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Old 03-19-2015, 18:56   #2
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You must have weak wrists if shooting the G30 is hurting. If the 45ACP hurts to shoot then you may need to try another caliber. Are you shooting +p ammo?
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Old 03-19-2015, 19:18   #3
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I usually run factory ammo 230 or federal hst 230 regular and +p.

Well i am sure i dont have amazing hand/ wrist strength compared to a man but i i can run the 9mm without the gun moving in my hands.
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Old 03-19-2015, 20:06   #4
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OK. First lay off of the +p ammo. Try some PMC ammo, it seems to be a little softer shooting. See if that will work a little better.
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Old 03-20-2015, 17:10   #5
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Something else that might help. Get an RSA that is a pound or two lighter than the one you are using. That should help a little also.
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Old 03-20-2015, 17:31   #6
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Its not the flip that bothers me, its the slide slamming into the frame , which then travels straight back through my wrists. The 21 doesnt bottom out as hard as the 30. both springs were tested to make sure they could return the slide to battery vertically.

So wouldnt a heavier recoil spring be better?
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Old 03-20-2015, 21:12   #7
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Yes, you're right; if the slide is slamming into the frame then a stronger RSA would be needed.
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Old 03-21-2015, 05:53   #8
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As far as i know there is no stronger recoil spring for the 30sf correct?

There are however a bunch of spring weights for gen 3 21sf's due to the single spring setup..

So i wqs thinking of selling the 30 for a second one that i could use as a custom range gun with increased springs and maybe a all metal guiderod?
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Old 03-21-2015, 06:23   #9
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My wife shoots my 30sf way better than my 21. The 21 is just too big for her. We're all different. If you're not stuck on a striker fired pistol or a Glock for that matter there are many choices. I was a Glock nut for a couple years but saw the light and variety is the spice of life. My HK 45 has a softer recoil. I say get rid of it and find something that you enjoy shooting.
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Old 04-09-2015, 23:07   #10
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I haven't noticed any slamming have you tried a new RSA?
Wolff makes a non-captured guide rod and they have several spring sets.

http://www.midwayusa.com/product/371...glock-29-30-36

http://www.midwayusa.com/product/341...glock-29-30-36

I tried it and decided to keep mine stock because it's my EDC
http://www.glocktalk.com/forums/show....php?t=1566811

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