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Got my OD G30 last Thursday and FINALLY got to the range today. Some observations:
  • Full 10 round mags are hard to clip into grip. Seemed to ease up a little after running through a few mags, but still much tougher than the G21 and G19.
  • Mag release was a little stiff most likely due to the tight fit of the magazines. Hope it will loosen up a bit!
  • Shot 100 rounds of Georgia Arms 230gr. FMJ without a hitch!
  • I am not as accurate with the G30 vs. the G21. Probably due to shorter sight line and a little more kick with the shorter barrel.

Anybody had similar experiences with the tight fit of the magazine and mag release?

Also shot about 150 rouns through my G19. What an awesome weapon!! Glock makes a great product!

Had fun today!! Time to clean the Glocks!!
 
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The G30 mags do seem more difficult to load a full 10rds in. They are also more difficult to seat properly. I think it's due to a really strong mag spring. When I had one it got a bit easier after a bunch of rounds but never as easy as other GLOCK mags. It was a great pistol but not one of my favorites.
 

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My 30sf was bad with the full mag getting seated. It was bad all around though. I'm glad you liked your 30. I'll never own another Glock 45cal ever again because of that 30 I had.
With all the different models of 45 ACP (and even GAP) why wouldn't you own another Glock 45? Simply because you felt you had a bad firearm? I hate the brakes on my wife's Chrysler Mini-Van. I'll never own another Chrysler Mini-van but I would consider another Chrysler product. Just curious as I find it out to swear off any entire caliber because of a perceived issue with one firearm.
 

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My 30sf was bad with the full mag getting seated...
It is very tight, but nothing I can't live with! Like I said, I think it started to loosen up a little as I shot it today. So I am confident that it will get better. It is definately different than my other Glocks, but not a problem. So far, I am very pleased with the G30!
 

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With all the different models of 45 ACP (and even GAP) why wouldn't you own another Glock 45? Simply because you felt you had a bad firearm? I hate the brakes on my wife's Chrysler Mini-Van. I'll never own another Chrysler Mini-van but I would consider another Chrysler product. Just curious as I find it out to swear off any entire caliber because of a perceived issue with one firearm.
Because the 45ACP Glocks are more problematic then the other caliber models they make. Im not talking about the GAP models, I should have specified. Its no secret that the 9mm is Glock's specialty.

BTW, the issues with my 30sf were not "perceived" issues as you have suggested. That gun was a rare lemon.
 

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Hrmmmm, the GLOCK 22 is the number one LEO weapon being sold across the country and I would argue that the G23 ranks up there pretty high as well, although I don't own either. Do you have any data on your claim that the 45 ACP Caliber GLOCKS are more problematic? I'd be interested in reviewing this information. Thank you.
 

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Hrmmmm, the GLOCK 22 is the number one LEO weapon being sold across the country and I would argue that the G23 ranks up there pretty high as well, although I don't own either. Do you have any data on your claim that the 45 ACP Caliber GLOCKS are more problematic? I'd be interested in reviewing this information. Thank you.
There are issues with a minority of the SF frame .45 & 10mm's only. they're in the form of FRTB/FTE. glock has never resolved the issue, and no one knows for sure what is causing it exactly. the slide rubbing on the trigger bar is one theory, but my G29 non-SF does that, and has never jammed.
 

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There are issues with a minority of the SF frame .45 & 10mm's only. they're in the form of FRTB/FTE. glock has never resolved the issue, and no one knows for sure what is causing it exactly. the slide rubbing on the trigger bar is one theory, but my G29 non-SF does that, and has never jammed.
But based on your information, the issue is with a specific model, not 45 ACP GLOCK guns in general. GLOCK sells three different STANDARD models, and then however many number of "specialty" models that use the 45 ACP round. Swearing off ALL GLOCK 45 ACP guns seems silly to me based off of the experience of one firearm, a specialty model, and one according to Don Glock known for having issues.
 

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Congratulations on the new G30!
I thinks it's especially fun the first day on the range with a new gun.:cool:
 

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But based on your information, the issue is with a specific model, not 45 ACP GLOCK guns in general. GLOCK sells three different STANDARD models, and then however many number of "specialty" models that use the 45 ACP round. Swearing off ALL GLOCK 45 ACP guns seems silly to me based off of the experience of one firearm, a specialty model, and one according to Don Glock known for having issues.
correct, it afflicts only the SF frame ones. if you google "glock 30 sf problems", you'll get plenty of reading material. that's one of the reasons i got the G29 non-SF, despite having very small hands.
 

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Congratulations on the new G30!
I thinks it's especially fun the first day on the range with a new gun.:cool:
Thanks!! I had almost forgot this was my thread!! :p
 

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oops! sorry if i hijacked your thread, my friend! congrats on the G30! :)
Actually, I was sorta kidding. I was enjoying the "lively" discussion! You're welcome in my threads any time!

And THANKS for the congrats!!
 
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