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GUAM78
08-21-2016, 2:55 PM
Im new to this forum and this is my 1st thread. I know the pros and cons of each. I'd like to hear from you guys on which you'd prefer.

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Deog
08-21-2016, 3:11 PM
Can't speak for the 30s, but I love my 30. Is a shooter, holds 10 rounds and is basically the same size as a G19

Lumpia is sarap!
08-21-2016, 3:37 PM
I'd get the 30S due to the fact that the 36 is too slim. Great for CCW, but I'm not CCWing in this state.

_TomT_
08-21-2016, 4:31 PM
30S if you can find one at a non-inflated price.

Barbarosa
08-21-2016, 4:50 PM
Love my 36 for carry. Slim and light. Not the best range gun though.

FiftyCALifornia
08-21-2016, 4:57 PM
Another vote for 30s. Capacity over comfort

splithoof
08-21-2016, 5:12 PM
As an owner of all three, the 36 is easier to carry IWB, but for extended range sessions/classes, it for me is a bit much. The 30 gives a tad bit extra mass for the above, and is much more easier to manage due to it's larger grip frame. That brings us to the 30S, which IMHO after carrying/driving around with for some time is a very good compromise. It has proven to be every bit as accurate as a pair of 21's, and I prefer the narrow slide profile. Getting a really good quality holster last time I shopped was an issue, as they are not all the same. For that I prefer NSR over in Chino Valley, AZ; Dave makes to my mind the very best for any Glock, period.
I also have a Blade Tech, specifically for the 30S, and while it is decent and fits, it is not as good as the NSR.

rockstar
08-21-2016, 5:21 PM
the 30SF is a soft shooter due to the mass of the slide. It is a little on the thick side so it is not for IWB. It is a very accurate gun for its size. I also like the 10 round capacity. It can take G21 12 round mags were legal. Good Luck

splithoof
08-21-2016, 5:22 PM
Another vote for 30s. Capacity over comfort
I hear what you are saying, and as my previous posting upholds the 30S, I will say from experience that anything that is not comfortable will shortly be left behind where it is of no use. A smaller weapon of lesser capacity that is more comfortable will be there when the bigger model that dug into your side all day, caused you a nasty case of back and leg pain, is harder to conceal, etc. and is locked up in the car when you need it most.

Eljay
08-21-2016, 5:46 PM
I love my 30s as a range gun but for carry I'd rather just take the 26. For me the 36 is a weird compromise.

oddjob
08-21-2016, 6:02 PM
I have a 30S. I have shot the 36, but don't own one.

30S shoots very well, accurate, handles nice. Hell....LAPD likes it. The biggest downside is the weight when its fully loaded (45 acp rounds are heavy). The holster choice is very important (if its a CCW piece).

36 has a small bite to it (recoil), but its not bad. Easier to carry, lighter, nice CCW piece.

Both are very reliable. I went with the 30S because whatever outside waistband carry I use I can hide both. So I went with extra rounds. What do you plan to do with it?

GUAM78
08-21-2016, 6:07 PM
Possibly carry concealed (non-ccw) and mount behind my bed headboard

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GUAM78
08-21-2016, 6:11 PM
Thanks for the input guys

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shooperman
08-21-2016, 6:24 PM
I got a 30s. I have it mounted in a single pistol safe behind my headboard. And I sleep soundly every night.

SkyHawk
08-21-2016, 6:47 PM
I have both, I like the G30S. G36 only if printing under a shirt is a concern, like in a business setting. But in that case the G43 is hard to beat.

bergmen
08-21-2016, 7:58 PM
Love my 36 for carry. Slim and light. Not the best range gun though.

I thought so at first as well. Then I added Pearce +zero mag plates and it made the 36 very comfortable to shoot:

http://i1322.photobucket.com/albums/u580/Bergmen/Firearms%20and%20Shooting/Handguns/Glock36-03_zpsd8ebf0bf.jpg (http://s1322.photobucket.com/user/Bergmen/media/Firearms%20and%20Shooting/Handguns/Glock36-03_zpsd8ebf0bf.jpg.html)

Dan

bk23103
08-21-2016, 8:34 PM
I'm able to carry my 30S in a Kydex from ConcealedExpress.com under a tshirt pretty easily. I find the gun's weight manageable for EDC. The gun is superbly accurate, and carrying 10 or 11 rounds of .45 ACP (depending on whether you use the flush 9, or 10 round holster plus one) is hard to beat. Love this thing.

Garandimal
08-21-2016, 8:36 PM
Im new to this forum and this is my 1st thread. I know the pros and cons of each. I'd like to hear from you guys on which you'd prefer.

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For what purpose?

For SD/CCW?

GLOCK G36 w/ Federal 230 gr. +P HST ammo and a spare mag or two.




GR

gml223
08-21-2016, 8:54 PM
I carry a 36 almost constantly. It shoots straight, is easy to carry iwb holster, and conceals well. Never had a problem of any kind. I rounded a small amount of the trigger guard to fit my middle finger better. I also shortened the mag disconnect button slightly to avoid accidentally depressing it. It is not a target gun, there are other models better suited for that.

billofrights
08-21-2016, 9:04 PM
Possibly carry concealed (non-ccw) and mount behind my bed headboard

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Nobody is going to jump on that?

bk23103
08-21-2016, 9:06 PM
Nobody is going to jump on that?

I bet it means he doesn't have a permit, but is interested in obtaining one in the future.

GUAM78
08-21-2016, 10:32 PM
Yes that's what I meant. Looking to get a CCW in future.

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Quiet
08-22-2016, 5:14 AM
Between the two, the Glock 36 conceals better because it is slimmer.

The Glock 30S is off-Roster, which means you will need an exemption to acquire one (LEO sale, PPT, out-of-state intra-familial gift). Since it's off-Roster, they tend to sell for $200-500 over MSRP (depending on condition/accessories) on the used CA handgun market via PPT.

tzwilliam
08-22-2016, 7:43 AM
I have both, like them both. IMO, the 36 is not a range pistol, it's a purpose built CCW pistol.

Mopar Guy
08-22-2016, 8:02 AM
G30s works well for CCW. I opt for low grain bullets because a 45 with 10 rounds can turn into a heavy brick quickly. When I want a smaller lighter gun, I use the G26. Never fired the G36, yet the G30s fits perfect in my hand. It is a good compromise. For a 45 acp, I am glad I have one.

cockedandglocked
08-22-2016, 8:09 AM
Im new to this forum and this is my 1st thread. I know the pros and cons of each. I'd like to hear from you guys on which you'd prefer.

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That's a really tough question. You say you already know the pros and cons and just want to me to say what model I prefer, but it's really not that easy with qualifying which one I would pick for what purposes and why.

First, some background - a G36 was my first pistol, and a G29 was my second. As you may know, a G36 slide attached to a G29 frame makes a G30S, so essentially I have good experience with all 3.

1st scenario: daily carry carry (ccw). This is different for everyone. You may not know that the G36 6rd magazine is NOT flush fit. It sticks below the grip quite a bit, and there's nothing you can do about it because they don't sell 5rd magazines. A G30's 10rd magazine is the same way, but you CAN get a 9rd magazine that fits flush in the grip. That makes a huge difference in concealment, and even though the weapon is wider than the G36, for many people it is still easier to conceal a G30 with a 9rd magazine than a G36. So there's really no clear answer for this scenario.

2nd scenario: woods carry. Both guns weigh essentially the same, the G30 just adds the weight of 3-4 additional cartridges. This higher capacity may be important to you in the backcountry, or not. Plenty of people carry 6rd revolvers in the woods and feel perfectly safe. Other people would never choose to carry less than 10 in the mag. Your call. My choice for woods carry is my G29 (10mm). If I had a G30/S instead of a G29, I would choose that over the G36.

3rd scenario: Home defense & range toy. While the G36 is an absolute pleasure to shoot and plenty accurate, the magazines sure do empty quickly. So I'd choose the G30 since it's basically the same gun with better capacity. Both the G29/30 and the G36 feel equally great in my hands, so that's a non-issue for me, but some people don't like the skinny grip of the G36, and still some others don't like the fat grip of the G30. So that factor comes down to personal preference, try both to see if you have a preference, or if you're like me they both might feel good.

Based on my personal situation, I would choose the G30S. But that doesn't mean I wouldn't recommend the G36. I love mine - but I just don't use it very much.

k1dude
08-22-2016, 8:16 AM
The G30s is the same size and weight fully loaded as a standard capacity G19.

The G19 is the single most popular carry gun in the US. So there's no penalty in size or weight to CCW a 30s.

teflondog
08-22-2016, 11:17 AM
I considered the 36 but I didn't like the reduced capacity. My 30SF with a flush mag carries 9+1 and is very easy to conceal with shorts and a tshirt.

Oxnard_Montalvo
08-23-2016, 4:52 AM
I thought so at first as well. Then I added Pearce +zero mag plates and it made the 36 very comfortable to shoot:

http://i1322.photobucket.com/albums/u580/Bergmen/Firearms%20and%20Shooting/Handguns/Glock36-03_zpsd8ebf0bf.jpg (http://s1322.photobucket.com/user/Bergmen/media/Firearms%20and%20Shooting/Handguns/Glock36-03_zpsd8ebf0bf.jpg.html)

Dan

Another option is the Pearce +1 magazine extension, gives you one more plus some extra real estate for the pinky. They've been discontinued for some time but are occasionally available on ebay. I'd recommend getting a magazine with the extension already installed since it's a better value than buying them separately. I've bought 3 this way for approximately $45 each delivered, the last one showed up yesterday.

Guns and guitars
08-23-2016, 5:25 AM
Love my 36 for carry. Slim and light. Not the best range gun though.

This.


My 36 is a great gun no doubt...