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Glock 30SF for concealed carry

Discussion in 'Handgun Discussion' started by DRH, Sep 13, 2013.

  1. DRH

    DRH Albany Member

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    Looking to pick up a new concealed carry weapon in 45acp. I have been researching the Sig P245 and the Glock 30SF. Because Glock is more readily available I may go with it but if anyone knows of a shooting range in the Portland to Eugene area that has the 30SF for rent I would love to try it first.
    I think either pistol would serve me well but I would rather not have to make the decision wirhout handling one or both first.
     
  2. Certaindeaf

    Certaindeaf SE Portland Well-Known Member

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    You could call The Place to Shoot. If memory serves, they have rental guns.

    Indoor handgun range
     
  3. biggie24420

    biggie24420 Beaverton Oregon Well-Known Member

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    The 30S has a thinner slide and a little lighter FYI. Personally I like the Glocks so my vote would be for the Glock.
     
  4. chemist

    chemist Beaverton OR Well-Known Member

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    Definitely try it IWB first, because the thickness of the grip may turn you off. I can't carry it IWB at all.

    IMO, the G30 combines the inconvenient 32.5mm thickness of the G21 with the drawbacks of a short barrel and limited capacity like the G36. So for my money, the G30 is the "excluded middle." Like biggie says, you can marry a 28mm-thick G36 slide to a G30 frame (which is all that the G30S is), but that grip is still too thick for my hip.

    I either carry the G36 IWB or the G21 OWB.

    If 10+1 versus 6+1 capacity is that big a deal for you, I could use the same argument to insist on the G21 over the G30.
     
  5. mrblond

    mrblond Salem OR Well-Known Member

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    Either although I am partial sigs. Get yourself a good holster.
     
  6. billdeserthills

    billdeserthills Cave Creek, Arizony Well-Known Member

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    I like the Kimber Ultra Ten II
    .45 acp ten round mag and a smaller platform plus I can just stuff it in my pocket
    I do know a fella who conceals the Glock 30 in his boot, but IDK if I wanna smell him trying to get it out...
     
  7. rick benjamin

    rick benjamin USA, Or, Damascus Secure the drama Silver Supporter 2016 Volunteer

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    I iwb the G27 and G36
    Started buying shirts and trousers one size larger
     
  8. ch139

    ch139 teh gehtoe Active Member

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    Was carrying a G23 for some time and going back to the 45 has always been on my mind, so picked up a G30 after trying a friend's G30 out for a few days. Great gun, but the 30's grip is too big for me so I found my way into a G30SF and love it. It is a big gun, but its also a good amount of firepower (for a handgun). Glock came out with the G30S shortly after I got my SF... If I didn't already have the SF I'd have the G30S for sure. Another friend has the S and it is a great gun to be sure. They're not pocket pistols, but it is a good amount of firepower (for a handgun) and a great gun to have.

    ETA: a good holster makes all the difference in the world, especially with the bigger guns living IWB.
     
  9. rick benjamin

    rick benjamin USA, Or, Damascus Secure the drama Silver Supporter 2016 Volunteer

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    My favorite holster is Remora