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Old 01-28-2013, 19:55   #1
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Glock 27 VS. Glock 30S

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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

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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.
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Old 01-28-2013, 20:03   #2
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.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
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Old 01-28-2013, 20:14   #3
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I have a 26 and 23 already, thinking of adding a .45 to the mix
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Old 01-28-2013, 21:01   #4
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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!!
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Old 01-28-2013, 21:06   #5
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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.
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Old 01-29-2013, 00:11   #6
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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.
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Old 01-29-2013, 00:11   #7
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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.
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Old 01-29-2013, 00:22   #8
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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.
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Old 01-29-2013, 07:38   #9
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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.
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Old 01-29-2013, 07:47   #10
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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
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Old 01-29-2013, 07:52   #11
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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.
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Old 01-29-2013, 08:22   #13
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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
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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.
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Old 01-29-2013, 16:30   #15
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The glock G30s well shoots worse than a G27... But the G30sf is a soft shooter...
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Old 01-29-2013, 17:05   #16
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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.
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.

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Old 01-29-2013, 17:19   #17
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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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Old 01-29-2013, 18:10   #18
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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.
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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
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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.

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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.
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