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Old 02-02-2013, 07:13   #26
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Just checked and its a 4256-2.
Thanks very much for checking the trigger bar number and posting.

The Glock Parts List for Armorers FRM-72-26/Rev 59/1.24.13 lists two relevant entries for the 45ACP/10mm Trigger with trigger bar:
  1. Part No. SP 04417, Trigger with trigger bar - G20-G20SF-G20Gen4-G21-G21SF-G21Gen4 (new part - marked 4256-2, with smooth trigger)
  2. Part No. 1194, Trigger with trigger bar - G29-G29SF-G29Gen4-G30-G30SF -G30Gen4 (new part - marked 4256-1- with grooved trigger)
This is perplexing to me. Your pistol obviously has the grooved trigger as expected for a subcompact model, but the trigger bar marking doesn't match the Glock Parts List. Not to worry, who cares so long as your pistol functions flawlessly. I think I'll phone Glock, Inc. and ask them about this just to clear up my confusion.
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Old 02-02-2013, 14:36   #27
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Old 02-02-2013, 17:46   #28
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Old 02-02-2013, 18:54   #29
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Old 02-02-2013, 21:13   #30
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Love the pictures.

I'm on the look out for the G30 Gen 4 or I'll wait until the G30s gen 4 comes out(not sure why they released a gen 3 version).

Keep us posted on more range testing!
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Old 02-02-2013, 21:18   #31
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Love the pictures.

I'm on the look out for the G30 Gen 4 or I'll wait until the G30s gen 4 comes out(not sure why they released a gen 3 version).

Keep us posted on more range testing!
Will do.. My 30s should be coming real soon.
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Old 02-02-2013, 21:21   #32
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That one is on the top of my list for next purchase.
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Old 02-02-2013, 21:23   #33
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A few questions from a .45 n00b, I've been thinking about a 30 variant and was a bit confused.

Does the 3rd gen 30 or 30sf have the accessory rail like the 4th gen does?

What's the deal with the 30s? putting a 36 slide on a regular 30 frame, what's the point of that?

Has anybody had any issues with the 36? I heard about problems with early ones. Any personal experience?

I have been trying to compare all the G30 variants (including 36) but am not sure which one would be best for me. I have large hands, they all seem to fit pretty good, but I haven't fired any .45 Glock except a full size 21

Sorry to highjack this thread, but it seems to have 30 fans paying attention.
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Old 02-02-2013, 22:02   #34
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A few questions from a .45 n00b, I've been thinking about a 30 variant and was a bit confused.

Does the 3rd gen 30 or 30sf have the accessory rail like the 4th gen does?

What's the deal with the 30s? putting a 36 slide on a regular 30 frame, what's the point of that?

Has anybody had any issues with the 36? I heard about problems with early ones. Any personal experience?

I have been trying to compare all the G30 variants (including 36) but am not sure which one would be best for me. I have large hands, they all seem to fit pretty good, but I haven't fired any .45 Glock except a full size 21

Sorry to highjack this thread, but it seems to have 30 fans paying attention.
The 30s is a 36 slide on an sf frame if im not mistaken.
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Old 02-02-2013, 22:12   #35
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A few questions from a .45 n00b, I've been thinking about a 30 variant and was a bit confused.

Does the 3rd gen 30 or 30sf have the accessory rail like the 4th gen does?

What's the deal with the 30s? putting a 36 slide on a regular 30 frame, what's the point of that?

Has anybody had any issues with the 36? I heard about problems with early ones. Any personal experience?

I have been trying to compare all the G30 variants (including 36) but am not sure which one would be best for me. I have large hands, they all seem to fit pretty good, but I haven't fired any .45 Glock except a full size 21

Sorry to highjack this thread, but it seems to have 30 fans paying attention.
Yes the Gen 3 guns have rails.

Guys have been putting 36 slides on 30 frames for years. It's the bst of both worlds. 10+1 capacity, but with a thinner, lighter slide for carry.

No personal G36 experience, but I hear they carry great but don't shoot as soft as a G30. It's the 6+1 capacity that turns me off of the 36.

IMHO you'd probably like a G30 SF or a Gen4 30. Both have a slimmer grip and aren't so chunky. The real magic of the 30 is how soft and accurate it shoots due to the heavy slide, dual recoil springs and thick back strap. You lose a lot of that if you compromise on a G36.
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Old 02-02-2013, 22:25   #36
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A few questions from a .45 n00b, I've been thinking about a 30 variant and was a bit confused.

Does the 3rd gen 30 or 30sf have the accessory rail like the 4th gen does?

What's the deal with the 30s? putting a 36 slide on a regular 30 frame, what's the point of that?

I have been trying to compare all the G30 variants (including 36) but am not sure which one would be best for me. I have large hands, they all seem to fit pretty good, but I haven't fired any .45 Glock except a full size 21
Regarding the G30 accessory rail, the Gen3 G30 standard frame pistols manufactured before about June, 2005 do not have an accessory rail. The Gen3 G30 pistols built after that time, with serial number prefix HGM and later, have the rail. All Gen3 G30SF pistols have the rail since they were first introduced in early 2008.

I believe the info at the link in my signature line below will provide some helpful information to compare and contrast models of the Glock 45ACP pistols.
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Old 02-03-2013, 12:24   #37
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Regarding the G30 accessory rail, the Gen3 G30 standard frame pistols manufactured before about June, 2005 do not have an accessory rail. The Gen3 G30 pistols built after that time, with serial number prefix HGM and later, have the rail. All Gen3 G30SF pistols have the rail since they were first introduced in early 2008.

I believe the info at the link in my signature line below will provide some helpful information to compare and contrast models of the Glock 45ACP pistols.
Thanks for the link, that pretty much answered all my questions, and even a few I hadn't thought of yet. Now I just need to find a Gen3 30 or 30sf. I'm not totally sold on the Gen4's yet, but if I find one at a bargain I would give it a try.
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Old 02-03-2013, 22:33   #38
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The 30S has a slide that is reduced in size compared to the other model 30 Glocks. The Gen4 30SF still has the original Model 30-sized slide.
Thanks. I'm dumb.
I read the thread title as, "New Glock 30S Gen 4 came in".
....never mind
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Old 02-04-2013, 20:51   #39
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Old 02-04-2013, 20:59   #40
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I have had my G30SF for a week today and Love it. I also have the G36 so I can switch slides and have the G30S if I care to. Glocks here in the Fort Worth, Texas area are real scarce right now, I found this one just after it came in and grabbed it, paid about $50 too much but it made me happy so that is all that counts.
I can also use my G21 mags in it so no need to buy extra mags.
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Old 08-05-2013, 22:09   #41
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Yep. I asked my local shop to give me a heads up as I am repeat customer. They called and said we have a 30 sf and I bought it and love it. Golden Saber 185 +p are like a howitzer with giant muzzle flash. No problem hiding it with a flush mount, 9 rounder. My Little bro to the 21 sf. Also nice.. All in all my admiration for Glocks grow every day. They are a simple, functional gun that I rely on for duty and off. Congrats on the gun.

Have 2 G19'S, G26, G21sf, G30sf. All GEN 3. Have dozens of other guns but this is Glock talk... lol.. Be safe yall
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Old 08-06-2013, 01:52   #42
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I have a Glock 30s and I love it to death. It is very accurate and the recoil isn't very bad at all. Love the slim slide. I had to pick from a Glock 30 Gen 4 or a Glock 30s and I picked the 30s because of the thinner slide so i could use my other holsters with it!!! Buying new holsters for each gun can get very expensive!!!
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Old 08-06-2013, 04:27   #43
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Great pistol you have there!
I too recently picked up a Gen4 G30.

I have the beavertail backstrap installed (I didn't even know about these until I opened the factory case) and a Streamlight TLR-3 mounted, and mine pulls home defense duty. (G26 for concealed carry)

Not to pollute your thread with my pics....but everyone loves pics, no?

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Old 08-06-2013, 05:23   #44
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Technically speaking, there isn't a Gen4 G30SF. The G30SF is Gen3 only and marked with "SF" on the right side of the frame forward of the slide lock. The recently announced G30S pistol bears the SF mark of the Gen3 G30SF frame too. However, the OP's new pistol, the Gen4 G30 is marked with "MBS" (Modular Back Strap) in that location on the frame, as are all other Gen4 pistols.

The Gen4 G30, without a back strap adapter installed, has essentially the same grip dimensions as the Gen3 G30SF. The OP is excused for the title of this thread due to his excited state, having just received one of the finest 45ACP pistols available.

Congratulations colbucky!
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Old 08-06-2013, 12:44   #45
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I have had my G30SF for a week today and Love it. I also have the G36 so I can switch slides and have the G30S if I care to. Glocks here in the Fort Worth, Texas area are real scarce right now, I found this one just after it came in and grabbed it, paid about $50 too much but it made me happy so that is all that counts.
I can also use my G21 mags in it so no need to buy extra mags.
All of the 30 series are scarce as hens' teeth here as well. I had been checking at one of my LGS's for months, looking for a G30SF, and I just happened to walk in on a Friday morning when the owner was there. He had just received a 30SF on a trade-in from an LEO the day before, so I jumped on it like white on rice. He remembered that I was feverishly looking for one. You don't get that kind of consideration very often in the business world. The gun looked like it had less than a box of ammo thru it.

Anyway, very impressive little gun. Easy to carry, and easy to shoot well. I just can't see how the 30S can be that much better of a CCW gun than the 30SF. The grip is the same thickness, so how can it be such a great carry piece? I agree with GRT45's analysis of same; i.e., any additional carry benefit from the 30S is minimal, at best.

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Old 08-06-2013, 12:48   #46
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all of the 30 series are scarce as hens' teeth here as well. I had been checking at one of my lgs's for months, looking for a g30sf, and i just happened to walk in on a friday morning when the owner was there. He had just received a 30sf on a trade-in from an leo the day before, so i jumped on it like white on rice. He remembered that i was feverishly looking for one. You don't get that kind of consideration very often in the business world. The gun looked like it had less than a box of ammo thru it.

Anyway, very impressive little gun. Easy to carry, and easy to shoot well. I just can't see how the 30s can be that much better of a ccw gun than the 30sf. The grip is the same thickness, so how can it be such a great carry piece? I agree with grt45's analysis of same; i.e., any additional carry benefit from the 30s is minimal, at best.

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does the 30 sf and the 30s have the same frame? But the 30s has a slimmer slide right? Whats the difference?
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does the 30 sf and the 30s have the same frame? But the 30s has a slimmer slide right? Whats the difference?
The difference is the slimmer (G36) slide on the 30s. I just have a hard time imagining any real substantive benefit from carrying the 30s over the 30SF, as they both have the same grip frame.

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Old 08-06-2013, 13:07   #48
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One of the best shooting accurate 45's made. Its damn near as accurate as my HK45c Light LEM. Really enjoy the Gen 4 30
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