Glock 30s- Any tips?

Discussion in 'Glock Forum' started by andrewwanca, Feb 21, 2014.

  1. andrewwanca

    andrewwanca New Member

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    Hello all,

    Just picked up a new Glock 30s today and I'm excited to start breaking it in. The only issue I've had thus far is these magazines. The springs are crazy stiff.

    I've had other Glocks and rifle mag springs that are tight, but these are more so than others. I can get 9 rounds in each 10 round magazine, but #'s 8 & 9 are tough on the fingers.

    I already know how to use a speed loader, but I'm wondering if anyone has any tips for breaking in these magazines. Any other info from current owners is always appreciated as well.

    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. mountainman13

    mountainman13 New Member

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    The best way to loosen them up is to use them. Congrats on the purchase.

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  3. Mercator

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    It is (crazy) normal for a new Glock. Try the MagLula. It works better than the enclosed Glock loader. I always use the MagLula in training. The mag will break in from usage, as stated above.
     
  4. mahall

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    I can totally relate to stiff 10 round mags! I just could not get the 10th round in! Than I ran about 100 rounds through mine and she went in but still difficult! I imagine the more I exercise the mag springs the easier it will get! Also, it's harder to lock the mags in fully loaded compared to my 19! Some of it might be the bigger bullet, but more than anything, it needs to be shot! I'm quite sure after about 500 rounds, alternating mags she will not be a problem.


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  5. therukh

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    Mags will ease with use, as said above. My G30 is ultra reliable & so accurate it is unbelievable. That is difficult for a confirmed 1911 user to say. I do believe I would choose my G30 over my Colt if I had to choose one .45 as my "go to" gun. Glad you got it.
     
  6. andrewwanca

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    Thanks all. I've loaded and unloaded them about 50-60 times in the past few days (my fingers hurt like the old lady on Happy Gilmore...) but even that little bit has helped.

    I'll look into the speed loader. I've never been a huge fan of the Glock speed loader, but it's nice they throw it in there.
     
  7. phillip69

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    it does get softer after a few hundred rounds.... it is about equiv to my +2 15round 21 mags to rack full. I have kept both 10 round mags full since day 1 - oct 2013 - and it is a bit easier now after about 300 rounds. btw, I have not tried much more but it totally failed to feed my 15 round model 21 mags so far.... every other one got jambed loading.... but is wonderful as my edc
     
  8. andrewwanca

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    Ironic, I'm looking for a place to order a new Glock 21 magazine to use with this so I can carry a few more rounds. Thanks for the tip, I've been loading them a lot and it has helped tremendously. I was surprised that these were so stiff. The mags for my 19,23,26 & 27 all came pretty easy out of the box.
     
  9. therukh

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    Stiff Magazine Springs

    The G21 mags will work in the G30's but do stick out of the frame. This should not matter but it seems that it does for some G30's. There are some grip extensions (A&G) that will fill that gap between the bottom of the frame and the floor plate on the G21 mags. That should work but must be tried before carrying for self defense. With modern springs, it is not the compression that loosens up the mag, since the spring is not working. It is the compression and decompression that works the spring and loosens up the mag. They can stay loaded for years and not lose any tension. Keep working them and it will help!
     
  10. andrewwanca

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    Thanks for the post. I think you're right. I've been going day by day and loading and unloading them and they are popping right in. I'm looking for the 21 mags solely for capacity, not so much the ergonomics. I've seen it and I actually like that it sticks out a little from the bottom. Slightly Glock 18-ish?? Haha.
     
  11. therukh

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    Longer Mags

    I think it looks cool too, but I have seen mags that stick out like that help cause FTF (failure to feed) issues. It seems that if the extra bit of mag that sticks out is used to better one's grip on the shorter grip guns, as in G26 or G30's) the mag moves in the well a little bit and can cause the back of the mag to raise a bit and the bullet to nose-dive into the feed ramp or the bottom of the slide to impact the top of the rear of the mag and malfunction. That doesn't happen on every gun/mag combination but it does happen. Carry the G21 mags for the extra capacity, but make sure you try them extensively before betting your life on them.
     
  12. phillip69

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    wonder if this happens on all g30s or not.....

    when 10 round mag is empty, slide does lock back (open). but popping in a new full slide does NOT close slide as it does on my 21.

    is this right? normal? is mine broke? anyone know what to look for to fix it?
     
  13. Mercator

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    It's normal. Loading a mag may release the slide, and it often does, but it is not a guaranteed operation, and cannot be expected every time on every Glock. There is a good chance you will see it eventually, as the gun breaks in and "polishes" itself internally.
     
  14. ChrisH67

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  15. therukh

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    NOT Normal

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by phillip69 View Post
    wonder if this happens on all g30s or not.....

    when 10 round mag is empty, slide does lock back (open). but popping in a new full slide does NOT close slide as it does on my 21.

    is this right? normal? is mine broke? anyone know what to look for to fix it?

    Even though this happens on a lot of Glocks, it is NOT normal and should be checked out by a certified Glock armorer. Without seeing the gun, it's hard to tell for sure, but it may very well be a weak magazine spring and/or the slide stop. The armorer will tell you for sure.
     
  16. Mercator

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    Slide release by slamming the magazine is not a standard operating procedure. The rest is pure conjecture. It is simply not true. You can consult the Glock manual.
     
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  17. therukh

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    Uninformed Advice?

    Maybe I wasn't clear enough for you. I said "may...be a weak magazine spring and/or..." Further, my main point was to have it checked out by a certified armorer. How can you unequivocally say that "[n]othing is weak or broken?" I certainly don't like using all encompassing statements without knowing for sure. Remember, I said "[w]ithout seeing the gun,it's hard to tell for sure." I mentioned the armorer twice. What part of that is uninformed advice? What if the firing pin safety is damaged or its spring is weak or the drop safety is messed up and "popping" in the mag causes the slide to go into battery and it fires? Having an armorer look at it won't do any harm and may prevent a tragedy and is certainly neither "uninformed" nor a "mistake."
     
  18. Mercator

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    ( I went back and edited/softened my post before you had responded. But anyway.)

    Rukh, your previous post was incorrect, because you did not know normal from abnormal. No sin in making an error. Insisting on it is a mistake.
     
  19. Byron0022

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    I have some handguns that release when slamming a mag into place and some that don't. I'm of the opinion that they should not, also recently had this discussion with someone.


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  20. therukh

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    Normal

    I guess our definition of normal is slightly different.