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Old 03-28-2013, 22:56   #926
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Nothing's wrong with the 26. I originally wanted the 27 but got the 26 because of 9mm ammo being a little cheaper. Then I saw that you could get a 9mm barrel for the 27 & it looks like people aren't having any trouble with it & I already have 9mm mags I bought for the 26 that I can use with the 9mm barrel. I fired a buddy's Springfield .40 & the recoil really didn't seem that much more. Figure I can use the 9mm barrel for practice & carry the .40 for self defense. I'm also looking at getting a shotgun so I can't afford both handguns.
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Old 03-28-2013, 23:10   #927
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Nothing wrong with these questions, while the Gen4 "problems" were not really with the 26.
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Old 03-30-2013, 23:09   #928
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Glock 30 or 30S

Hey everyone,

I'm trying to decide between the 30 and the 30s. my LGS has both in stock (blue label). What is everyone's opinion on the two? I'm leaning more towards the 30, just because its tried and true, but i work mostly undercover and my EDC is the 27. Thanks!
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Old 03-30-2013, 23:10   #929
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Requesting Opinion on Buying Glock 17 Gen 1, PROS & CONS & Value

Hello Folks,

I have an opportunity to buy a Glock 17, Gen 1 with 4 x17 Rd Mags and 1 x 30 Round Mag. The Glock 17 has had approximately 700 rounds thru the handgun. The 17 is in A1 condition & comes with the Original Box, Paperwork, and all accessories (cleaning rod & loader) that came in the box at time of purchase. It has been kept in the box and not shot for over 10 Plus years.. This has been well cared for and is coming from my best friend of 25 + years. He is the original owner. We just want to see what some knowledgeable GLOCK people in the know feel is a fair price. I am based in Maryland weapons market. (Yes, I know how bad I am being screwed. Today I am at Day 52 waiting for my approvakl to pickup an AR Lower from my FFL. What ya think of them apples?)

Thanks very much for your input.

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Old 03-30-2013, 23:15   #930
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I think you should nuy it. Good luck!!
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Old 03-30-2013, 23:20   #931
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Hey everyone,

I'm trying to decide between the 30 and the 30s. my LGS has both in stock (blue label). What is everyone's opinion on the two? I'm leaning more towards the 30, just because its tried and true, but i would mostly undercover and my EDC is the 27. Thanks!
Personally I'd lean towards the 30s. The 30s is better for CCW and just as good capacity wise. Good luck!!
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Old 03-30-2013, 23:30   #932
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Personally, I think the Glocks have come a long way since the 1st generation. They are not collectibles since there are so many of them. Certainly the mags add value. New, high quality guns can be had for mid $400's range.

$325-350 would be fair both ways to 2 close friends.
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Old 03-30-2013, 23:33   #933
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Some guys on here will wanna rub one out wishing they were in your shoes. At the end of the day it's just a glock, what's it worth to you OP? Any good friend would give you a deal, such as you should if you were selling the same.

If it's between solid friends it shouldn't be what Internet folks say.
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Old 03-30-2013, 23:34   #934
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You can get much more information to make an informed decision in these two posts:

The New Glock 30S - Pros and Cons

Glock 30: Most Versatile .45 ACP Glock
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Old 03-30-2013, 23:39   #935
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You can get much more information to make an informed decision in these two posts:

The New Glock 30S - Pros and Cons

Glock 30: Most Versatile .45 ACP Glock
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Old 03-30-2013, 23:47   #936
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I'd say 30S. I own a 30, and I love it, but a 30S is the same, yet smaller!

Of course, the lighter slide might have a touch more recoil, but short barrels are not known for limited recoil by any means.

All things considered, all other things being equaled, I'd say thinner outweighs increased recoil.

From what I've read, all Glock 9mm/.40 holsters work with the 30S, and that's awesome.

With my 30 I can't just walk into a store and try a few holsters out, they never carry any G29/30 models in stock.


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Old 03-30-2013, 23:54   #937
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From what I've read, all Glock 9mm/.40 holsters work with the 30S, and that's awesome.
Unfortunately, not all holsters for the G19/23/26/27 will fit the G30S.

Holsters designed for a G19/23/26/27 are hit or miss in properly fitting the G30S from reports (use the link to see examples). Hybrid holsters with a kydex shell on a leather backing/shield and all-leather holsters have the best chance of fitting, whereas holsters made entirely of kydex and molded specifically for the G19/23/26/27 probably won't fit. The slightly wider frame below the rails of the G30S and a wider trigger guard prevent a good fit in molded kydex-only holsters. Buyer beware, try them before buying.
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Old 03-31-2013, 00:14   #938
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Some guys on here will wanna rub one out wishing they were in your shoes. At the end of the day it's just a glock, what's it worth to you OP? Any good friend would give you a deal, such as you should if you were selling the same.

If it's between solid friends it shouldn't be what Internet folks say.
While I understand what your saying, but because we are such good friends we want to keep it fair. Because there are so few GLOCK 17 Gen 1s on the Market, especially in Very Good condition to allow us to find a reasonable value. (At least that I have found in last few days) I certainly would not want to find out I paid $400 for a handgun that normally goes for $250 to $300 nor would he like to find that I paid him $250 for a gun that can easily fetch $500.

Also, I, as a potential buyer, want to know if there is any known issues with the G17, Gen 1's. Last thing I need to do is plop down my hard earned money to find out the weapon has known issues, especially with a tool that may one day be called on to save my life.

There is nothing wrong with getting opinions from those in the know before making any kind of deal between friends. Especially when the seller asks me to "Check around and see what they are going for" I want to make sure that he STAYS my best friend LOL. Thats why so many say don't do business with friends and family.

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Old 03-31-2013, 00:18   #939
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I think you should nuy it. Good luck!!
@MikeG36 The "nuy" part was good. You get Internet points for that one!@ Thanks for your response as well as everyone else.

All good input. I welcome as many responses as I can get folks so keep 'em coming.
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Old 03-31-2013, 01:15   #940
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DT, I wouldn't pay more than 400-450 on ANY used Glock!! No matter what Gen!
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Old 03-31-2013, 05:13   #941
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G30s

I had a G30sf which was a great pistol. Very accurate and never had any problems. But most of us know it was fairly chunky. I know a good belt and holster go along way but it is still heavy. I just picked up a G30s yesterday and absalutely love it. The thinner G36 slide makes a world of differance. 3oz doesn't sound like alot but it is if your carrying it all day. I put 50 rounds through it without any failures of any kind. The G30s shot just as good as my G30sf. Maybe a little more recoil but not enough to be concerned about. Great gun.
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Old 03-31-2013, 06:29   #942
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Im waiting for a G30 S gen 4.
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Old 03-31-2013, 06:39   #943
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Hey mikeyg76,

it's tough to make a decision based mostly on internet feedback as who knows what information you get back but there it is...there is a wealth of information provided by GRT45 to pore over...

...having been in a similar situation recently but with far less information available on the G30S at that time, I chose the G30 Gen4...

...from what information I could dig up and I bet a synopsis of what you will find available is the G30 is a great platform for the .45ACP that seems to shoot more accurately than a pistol of this size should...so whatever your choice, you are in good company with any of them...

...the differences may be:

G30...largest feeling frame of the family...all the goodness a G30 can bring...

G30SF...a slightly more contoured frame in the grip area and all that goodness a G30 can bring...

G30 Gen4...with no added back strap reportedly the same basic size as the G30SF but it feels slightly smaller still with the different frame pattern, adding a slightly larger magazine release that can be switched to the other side if required, a third magazine included in the slightly higher price, the ability to add larger back straps should your hand size require it and all the goodness that the G30 can bring...

G30S...the same grip feel and frame as the G30SF ('cuz it IS the G30SF frame) with a 3oz lighter G36 slide and barrel...MAY fit your smaller caliber GLOCK holsters...MAY be a touch less accurate...MAY have a touch more recoil...probably none would bother you as you currently have a .40 S&W GLOCK...

I will say that I have been wearing mine every day since buying (albeit for desk and off duty) since buying it February 7th except for one time putting on the G23 again...I feel no appreciable difference in weight or carry between my loaded G30 Gen4 and my G23 wannabe G32...

...when comparing the two side by side (G30 and G23), the G30 Gen4 (as well as the others) is a little fat boy but .45ACP seems to be my favorite cartridge and I sure do like having a relatively small, light .45ACP that carries 10+1 on board with a GLOCK 21, 13 rounder (or more) as a reload...

...personally, I prefer the Gen4 grip pattern, I find the new frame "feels" better to me than even the SF frame (I had albeit in a G21) and I like the new, larger magazine release...as a SouthPaw, I don't feel the need to change sides on the mag release so this point, for me is moot...the 3rd magazine is a nice bonus but you pay for it in the difference...I added Trijicon night sights but I nearly always add Trijicon night sights when I can...

Good luck with your choice and stay safe...

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Old 03-31-2013, 06:53   #944
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Old 03-31-2013, 06:53   #945
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I would say $450 to $500 due to cond and original
box and accessories. They are very hard find complete
like that. That's what it's worth to me personally.
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Old 03-31-2013, 06:57   #946
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New, high quality guns can be had for mid $400's range.
Really, in todays climate, retail non LEO or GSSF?

Where can the average shooter walk in a LGS and get a new
Glock (in stock) for mid $400's range?
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Old 03-31-2013, 07:04   #947
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I have never owned a 30S but I had a 30 for several years and I did swap slides between my 36 and 30 at that time. If I was going to go with a wide body 45 I would get the 30 for its ability to use everything up to and including 45 Super. If standard pressure 45 ACP is all that you care to use I suppose the 30S might be better for you.
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Old 03-31-2013, 07:15   #948
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I got rid of a G19 for my newly acquired 30s, no regrets whatsoever! I put 100rds of steel cased Tula through it yesterday...no problems, pretty accurate for cheap ammo. FYI, Crossbreed is offering the Supertuck specifically for the 30s, although similar sized holsters may work.
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Old 03-31-2013, 07:20   #949
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Personally, I think the Glocks have come a long way since the 1st generation. They are not collectibles since there are so many of them. Certainly the mags add value. New, high quality guns can be had for mid $400's range. $325-350 would be fair both ways to 2 close friends.
Well said!

The only way you're going to know if there are any issues with this Glock are (1) by calling the factory and giving them the serial number, (2) by actually shooting it yourself, (3) examining the magazines to determine whether or not they're fully metal lined (or what?), and (4) by carefully examining both the slide operation AND the ejected brass as it comes out of the gun. (If it's excessively bulged just below the cartridge head I, personally, wouldn't be pleased.

IMO, $400. is the high end on this pistol; and $350 to $375 is a lot more like it.
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Nuy it for $400.00. That's a fair nuy considering all the accessories. He's your briend. Think of what a fun shop would narge you.
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