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Old 01-28-2013, 10:37 PM   #1
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Default Glock 30 gen 3 or gen 4.

I went to the dealer to look at a glock 30 gen 3. I wanted it but they didn't have the blue label glock 30 and I was not going to pay full price since they offer the discount to military. They let me fill out my background check without purchasing a gun. They said they would contact glock and get it shipped to me. Well they just called and told me that a distributor has a gen 4 glock 30 and they wanted to know if I would be interested in that instead, they said it was the same price and could have it shipped overnight. What is the difference between the two and which in your opinion is better? Does the gen 4 usually cost more? Are they giving me a deal or is the older gen 3 a per say better pistol? I told them to have the gen 4 shipped but I want everyone's opinion before I purchase. Any thoughts would be appreciated. I apologize for the long write up. Thanks in advance.

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Old 01-29-2013, 04:03 AM   #2
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Please help, need some info before the next day or two.

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Gen.4 models usually go for a little more. All gen.4 models have 3 changeable back straps. First back strap is thinner than regular Glock grip, second is like regular Glock grip, and third is more like a Sig grip. Also all gen.4 models have dual recoil spring assemblies. The gen.3 30 also has a DRSA, as do all subcompact gen.3 models. Also Gen.4 has a larger mag release that can be switched to the right side or left side of the gun. Lastly the grip texture is different then Gen.3. If I had to choose out of the 30 models, in order the 30S, 30sf, 30 Gen.4, and last the regular Gen.3 30. If you like the texture of the gen.4 Glocks, the 30 Gen.4 is probably your best bet.

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Gen 4 grip is a lot better than the Gen 3 and the mag release is easier to use. Other than that no real difference at all. I know a few guys who like the grip so much that they would pay more, and the Gen 4 is more money, depending on usage/condition. Can't lose with either.

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What is the difference between g 30s and g 30sf? I know sf mean slim frame, what does just s mean?

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Also what is DRSA?

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I am definately getting a G30 Gen4 then... Thanks for showing the differences Lucian.

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Gen.4 models usually go for a little more. All gen.4 models have 3 changeable back straps. First back strap is thinner than regular Glock grip, second is like regular Glock grip, and third is more like a Sig grip. Also all gen.4 models have dual recoil spring assemblies. The gen.3 30 also has a DRSA, as do all subcompact gen.3 models. Also Gen.4 has a larger mag release that can be switched to the right side or left side of the gun. Lastly the grip texture is different then Gen.3. If I had to choose out of the 30 models, in order the 30S, 30sf, 30 Gen.4, and last the regular Gen.3 30. If you like the texture of the gen.4 Glocks, the 30 Gen.4 is probably your best bet.

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This dude gave you good info. Only thing that MAY be confusing is the backstraps. Only two come with that you can change. Number one is part of the weapon. The two that come with it you can put on there to see if you like it better. So three choices, two additional straps.
Not trying to take a jab at this guys info he gave you. It is on point.
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SF= Short Frame. Which is a slight reduction in the handle of a normal 30. Pic of SF 30.
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Dual recoil spring assemble
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The 30S is new for 2013 it is basically a G-30sf with a 36 slide on it.
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This dude gave you good info. Only thing that MAY be confusing is the backstraps. Only two come with that you can change. Number one is part of the weapon. The two that come with it you can put on there to see if you like it better. So three choices, two additional straps.
Not trying to take a jab at this guys info he gave you. It is on point.
I should have been more clear on the back straps , I apologize.
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