G30 vs G26

Discussion in 'Glock Forum' started by fa35jsf, Feb 24, 2013.

  1. fa35jsf

    fa35jsf New Member

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    I have never really liked Glocks because the few times I have shot them they feel so funny in my hands and I have trouble shooting accurately with them. However, I can't knock on their reliability and I have recently been in the market for a cheap conceal carry gun. I have a friend who can buy Glocks new at an extremely good discount and he said he would order me one in the next week if I told him which one. So here is the question, a G30 or G26?

    I am leaning towards the G30 because I already have a .45 auto 1911 and am also set up to reload .45 auto. Plus I value the extra knock down power of a .45. But the 9mm is a little bit smaller than the G30.

    So does anybody own both and what suggestions do you have?
     
  2. msup752

    msup752 New Member

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    I have a G30 and it is a great concealed carry gun. I carried it for about a year but now carry a G19. The recoil is harsher with the .45 but it is accurate and controllable.
    The 30 is wider than the 9's but I didn't have issues hiding it. If you like .45's, it is a great choice.
     

  3. cotex

    cotex New Member

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    The 26 is going to be much lighter then the 30 but once on it really doesn't make a world o difference.
     
  4. kingtell

    kingtell New Member

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    Check out the new G30 "S" 45 slim slide and frame. This is my next glock!! I now carry G33 357 sig off duty
     
  5. GeneralPatton

    GeneralPatton New Member

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    The older model 30 and the 26 I found little difference in. The 26 was slightly slimmer, not enough to justify buying another though. I've had my model 30 going on 10 years now, it never fails.
     
  6. Doc3402

    Doc3402 New Member

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    A major part of a firearms reliability is to get the round to the target every time you pull the trigger. If you have trouble shooting them accurately you are already fighting an uphill battle. It's not the firearm, it's not you, but together you seem to have a reliability problem.
     
  7. fa35jsf

    fa35jsf New Member

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    Well to be honest I have only shot a glock twice. I currently own a 1911 government model but I just fin that its too big to conceal completely. Someone told me that the triggers can be changed on the glocks so I might do that if I don't like it.
     
  8. glock26USMC

    glock26USMC Guest

    G30SF.....great weapon :)
     
  9. dango

    dango Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporter

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    g-36.........!
     
  10. Duval

    Duval New Member

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    I second the G36 recommendation.
     
  11. chefnick85

    chefnick85 New Member

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    I am getting a g27 for my wife because I already have a g23. I hear you on the sharing of rounds. You can get conversion barrels. Do research because I'm not sure which models convert. Good luck.
     
  12. StainlessSteel215

    StainlessSteel215 New Member

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    I had both, just sold the G26 because I needed the cash towards a safe and made a lot of money on it ;)

    But honestly I miss the G26 for its accuracy and size. It was my dedicated carry gun. Recoil is noticeable but controllable. I could nail 3" groups from 10 yards which was good for me. AMAZING carry gun all things considered.

    I now own just the G30 SF and Im in love with it. For a .45 its controllable and I am WICKED accurate with it! I can still hit 3-4" groups out as far as 15 yards. Both great guns.....and the G30 is just fine for carry. I use a custom built IWB leather wrapped Kydex holster and its great for carry. Def not a light gun because of the chunky slide but no heavier than a commander/gov 1911 full loaded.

    I vote Glock 30!