What years for G30 Gens?

Discussion in 'Glock Forum' started by TNFrank, Jun 21, 2012.

  1. I've recently picked up a Glock G30 that according to the SN# was made in March of 2004 and I'm not sure what Gen it is. Seems like a Gen 2.5 but I don't know, it may be a Gen 2, I know it's not the later Gen 3 because it has no rail but it does seem to have an extended mag release. Does someone know the year of manufacture for the Gens of the G30's. Thanks.
     
  2. nbeal4495

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  3. Even the Gen 1 G30's had finger grooves IIRC so that'd be no help in identifying it. I'm really thinking Gen 2.5. but I just want to make sure.
     
  4. Two-Guns

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    Can you post a pic of your G30?
     
  5. I guess I do need to take a few pics of my new "baby",LOL. I'll see what I can come up with.
     
  6. Ok, here's pic along with a target I shot today. First 10 rounds out of the gun, 7 yards, sitting on my butt in the dirt using my left knee to brace my left arm to steady things. Shot just a touch left but I'm going to put a few more rounds through it before I mess with the sights. $140 dollar set of Trijicons by the way, first Night Sights I've ever had on a handgun, that alone made the price of $475 for the gun with 2 mags well worth it IMHO. Anyway, here's the pic.
     

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  7. Danzig

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  8. Thanks, I've not had a handgun that I've purchased recently shoot such a tight group first time out. Guess these G30 ARE really accurate little guns. Hope the Lone Wolf barrel I ordered will be just as accurate. I shoot a lot of home cast 230gr Truncated Cone bullets in 45acp since it keeps the cost of ammo waaaaay down.
     
  9. Have you emailed Glock's customer service? If you send them your 30's serial number, they can tell you everything about it.
     
  10. Nope, didn't do that but I did look it up and it was made in March of 2004 if that's any help.
     
  11. RobertR13

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    It is a 2.5, however, if I'm not mistaken all of the subcompact models were introduced as gen 2.5s then a year or so later the finger grooves were rolled in with the rail and 3 pin update to make gen 3 for full size and the the compacts and subcompact gen 3s rolled out from there. I know the rol out of the compact gen 3s was around 2002, so I would bet that you have a very late gen 2.5.
     
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  12. I can tell it's not a True 3rd Gen because it doesn't have a rail BUT it's also not a 2nd Gen because it does have the extended mag release so that's why I figured(and correctly so) that it was a Gen 2.5. That's cool, not much for hanging stuff off of my guns anyway so I really don't need a rail.
     
  13. sgtcowboyusmc

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    None of my G30's have the rail and my newest one was made in 2007. So I guess they are 2.5's because they all have the finger grooves and no rails. BTW Best gun ever made as far as I am concerned. I own and shoot a lot of guns but I carry and trust my life to the G30!
     
  14. sgtcowboyusmc

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    The G30 are always last on the list as Ol Gaston hates the 45. As I posted earlier I have 2007 made G30 with no rails so I am not sure when they got the rails but it was after JUne of 2007 (That is when Glock said mine was made!)
     
  15. RobertR13

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    Wow, almost a decade after the third gen was released in full size standard frames. That is just weird.