I went over to the LGS to poke around, and came home with a Glock 30SF. What's really strange is that I'm no Glock lover. But this thing just kind of called to me. Yes it's a big brick - but strangely enough it fits in the same kydex/leather hybrid that I carry my PT145 in. And fat as it is, I think it may even conceal a little better. Weird.
I originally had been thinking about the 30S, but now I'm thinkin' I made a better choice with the fat slide. More mass should equal less felt recoil, and I don't seem to be paying any perceivable concealment penalty.
And I don't like Glock triggers with the little safety dohicky - which is really weird when it was the feel of the trigger that sold me on this pistol - that and the way it felt in my hand and pointed. And the ultimate weirdness is this - the looks are starting to grow on me. I better go check my temperature - I MUST be coming down with something.
I'm really looking forward to getting this fat little fella to the range for a workout. I'm really wondering what another 1/2" of barrel with octagonal rifling is going to do to the muzzle velocity and accuracy vs. my PT145. I'm also anxious to find out if the 30 is as soft a shooter as everyone says it is.
And I know you folks want to see pics - even though we're talking about a Glock and they ALL look the same. Here's mine -
I do like Glock sights, and these are real easy to pickup...
I like the way the Glock extractor is made too. It's similar to a Para Power Extractor or the like, and that type of extractor tends to throw pretty consistent patterns. My PT145 will aim the odd piece of brass at my forehead, and I'm hoping this one won't have that issue. We'll see...
And I have to admit - it's an intimidating little fella on the business end.
But even after all that, I still can't believe I bought a Glock.
"The marksman aims primarily at himself"
- Zen saying
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Congrats on your gun! I also bought my first Glock about a month ago. One reason and possibly the only reason was the caliber not being offered by many others. It does shoot nice but I also noticed how everyone talks about how Hi-Points are heavy and ugly. I am sorry but my Glock 20 loaded is heavy and I honestly don't think it looks too much better than a Hi-Point. The holster I got for it keeps the barrel a little above where my PT145 rides so other than a little frame printing, I don't have any worries about it playing peekaboo under my shirt
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I'm not a Glock fan here, but at least you got it in .45!
(Teasing aside) I've had those purchases before. I go innocently looking ... then the enabler behind the counter takes a firearms out of the case... I end up buying it! Enjoy it, let us know how she shoots!
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"The marksman aims primarily at himself"
- Zen saying
Congrats on the new pistol!
Very nice! I wasn't a Glock fan either.... until I got one.
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You brought home a winner IMHO! You might get a touch more velocity with 1/2" more barrel. The stock sights are pretty good - I have added a fiber optic front on 2 of mine. They are great action shooting guns - tough and dependable AND you are going to LOVE the mag prices if things ever settle down. Botach Tactical sells (sold) them for $22 each shipped. Mark at Summit sells new and used (LEO turn ins) - those can be $12-15 each. You want to stop loading at the range or shoot a natch without having to reload - you can collect enough mags to do that. Not something you can say about a lot of guns! Grats - send a range report - shoot 'em side-by-side. Got a chrono? Bench them for accuracy.
Post more when you have it!
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I think you are gonna like it...a lot. I too just picked one up last month. A Gen 3 Glock 30. Have already added the extended slide stop, Meprolight Tru-Dot sights, and Pachmayr Tactical grip.
Best part about the things is you can take em completely down with just a small punch and they are 1911 simple. They are the AK-47 of handguns.
That's at around 8yrds 10 rounds. The trigger is simple and sweet.
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