Converting from 1911 to Glock 30 or 36?

Discussion in 'Glock Forum' started by EiteCombat, Mar 13, 2010.

  1. EiteCombat

    EiteCombat New Member

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    Hello all. I have been put in a very sad predicament within the last couple days. I've had some serious car trouble and am lacking the money to fix it. Thusly I have decided that an economical way to get me some extra money would be to sell my 1911 :( and buy a cheaper .45. My 1911 is my carry gun so I'm looking for something else that would be good to carry.

    My eyes landed on either a glock 30 or 36. I can pick one up for about $550 when I sell my 1911, which should give me a couple hundred bucks and also it might be just a little more convenient then my 1911 to carry. Though it's depressing thinking about selling her it's something I have decided I have to do.

    So my question is which one do you think would be the better choice, 30 or 36?
     
  2. lonyaeger

    lonyaeger New Member

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    Have you looked at the Springfield Armory XD45?
     

  3. Shihan

    Shihan Active Member Lifetime Supporter

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  4. EiteCombat

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    I have, but the size of the Glock seems more convenient. Also around here the XDs tend to be a little more expensive. Do you know any benefits to the XD over a Glock?
     
  5. EiteCombat

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    Yea but going from a Colt Combat Elite to an RIA would hurt even a little more. I rented a P90 a while back at a range and there was something about it I just didn't like. Just didn't feel right it my hand.
     
  6. Shihan

    Shihan Active Member Lifetime Supporter

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    I like my Rock Island a tad bit more than my Kimber. It is still a 1911.
     
  7. EiteCombat

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    Well I figure while I'm at it, I kinda want to get something a little smaller and more comfortable to carry everyday, especialy with the warmer months coming.
     
  8. EiteCombat

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    Lol, I like the XD more then the Glock but a 30 or 36 just seems to be a good size and a lot of people don't have many bad things to say about either of them with the exception of the slight uncontrolability of the 36 compared to the 30, the mag cap, which doesn't matter for me and the slimmer profile of the 36. I like XDs and have thought about getting one but they are slightly more expensive here, a little over $600, some close to $700.
     
  9. EiteCombat

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    Ok, so after looking at some prices on Gunbroker and such, I did find that the XD45 costs about the same price as the Glock if I order it. And I'll tell ya, I have checked out XDs plenty of times before and they felt very natural in my hand. So now I'm looking more towards an XD. I'm so torn. Now the first part of this painstaking process, selling my Colt.

    BTW, sorry for the multiple posts, by the time I finish writing one, someone else has replied to what was previously said.
     
  10. Tackleberry1

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    Slow Down There

    Have you spent any time behind a Glock???

    I ask because most of us who grew up behind anything other that Glocks have a hard time transitioning to them.

    The different grip angle gives trouble to a lot of shooter. I've not yet met anyone who went from 1911 to Glock and did not regret it after a couple of trips to the range.

    The people who do like them, swear by them. I'm not saying theres anything inherently wrong with them. But they certainly FEEL WRONG to me and most everyone I've ever shot with.
     
  11. EiteCombat

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    Unfortunatly I haven't been able to because the local range doesn't rent em. I've held quite a few and they felt very comfortable but that was before me and my Colt had our first date. However I think I'm leaning more towards an XD anyway.
     
  12. carloglock19

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    I also looked at the XD 9mm while I was purchasing my G19 for me it just didnt feel right in my hand but thats just my oppinion. I'm also looking at a 30 for my next purchase the 36 looks like it would be good for CCW I just dont want to go with the mag cap of 6. Good luck with your decission!
     
  13. NGIB

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    I have and love 1911s and my only poly gun is an XD .45 Compact. I can transition from the 1911 to the XD without much trouble as the grip is very similar and the trigger isn't that bad...
     
  14. EiteCombat

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    Thats a very good point NGIB, I noticed that myself. That is why I think I'll be going to an XD, they are similar to a 1911. Now, I just need to be a member for 3 more days so I can post in the classifieds. The hardest part will probably be finding a buyer for mine.
     
  15. NGIB

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    Cash is scarce for many folks as I've had my pristine Commander listed for quite a while. Good luck with selling yours...
     
  16. lonyaeger

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    Yeah. Dual safety system. Better ergonomics. And, as has been said before, it's not a Glock.

    The 9mm and .40 are available here in Texas now for $459, the .45 for $499.
     
  17. kodiak1973

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    Don't discount the M&P line from Smith & Wesson. Came really close to pulling the trigger on a M&P 45 compact I found for $479. It would have complemented my M&P 9mm but wound up buying an LCR and Ruger Mark III.
     
  18. Gojubrian

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    The XD feels better in my hand, I like the sights better, I like the grip safety, I like the loaded chamber indicator, the trigger feels better, and I believe it has a higher magazine capacity.
     
  19. lonyaeger

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    My guess is that you can't afford the 1911 you really want!
     
  20. Tackleberry1

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    ...And hope your attacket isn't "an old guy" with a 1911:eek: