GUN Need advice on hand gun purchase...

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  1. MR. Marti

    MR. Marti New Member

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    I'm sure the gun crew gets stuff like this all the time but i am taking this very serious so I would really appreciate some input here.

    I have been looking into purchasing a hand gun for some time new, did some research and I think i'm ready. I have an opportunity to purchase a Glock 30 (3rd gen) with 3 total mags, locking case and holster for what would cost me $380. It's less than a year old, been used at the range 5 times and that's all.

    I did some review searches and seemed to find some good reviews about quality and reliability but as it's my first fire arm I want some input about this being good as a hand gun to learn and grow with.

    I am going to be going to classes with some friends of mine so I can learn proper use, safety and such.
     
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    yah buy it
     
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    Good deal, I have a G30 been 100% reliable for me, if I didn't have a 29 the 30 would be my carry.
     
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    If you've never fired pistols before, the G30 might be a bit of a handful at first chambering .45ACP in a subcompact frame.
     
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    thanks man, that's the kind of info I wanted to know. This just seems like a really good deal, one too good to pass up.

    Thanks for the info guys!
     
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    g30 felt really soft shooting when i had owned one..i regret selling it highly :( you should pick it up for that price.
     
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    Buy it, even if it turns out you don't like it you will easily be able to turn at least a 50 dollar profit on it without trying.
     
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    Ask any shooter, any real shooter...it doesn't matter if it's been shot five times or five hundred...a used Glock is ftw.
     
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    The G30 is the softest shooting compact .45 you are going to find. Glock calls it's a sub-compact, it's not. With the 10rd mag it's similar size to a G19.

    Mine has never failed, and is my daily carry at the moment. That price is a steal, buy it before someone else does.
     
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    I'd say grab it anyway, especially at that price, but get another gun as well for general range use.
     
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    is the G30 not a gun that would work well at a range?
     
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    it'd work fine for everything :bigthumb:

    the guy talking about .45 recoil in a subcompact frame must be a limpwristed girly man or something :rofl: :ugh2:
     
  13. That's a really good deal. You'll find that Glocks are among the most reliable and well-built guns you can buy.
     
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    that's what i seem to read over and over again. I think i'm going to go ahead with this deal and learn with it. Once I feel comfortable I can go on to something else for the range and such if i need too.


    I'm anxious, excited and nervous all at once about getting my first gun.
     
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    I'm pretty excited, I've been online looking at all kinds of reviews, custom changes etc...
     
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    Only negative point is that ammo is going to cost almost twice as much as if you were feeding a 9mm.

    But that's a good price, as mentioned. If you decide you're going to try and get good with it and will benefit from lowering your out of pocket for ammo, you can always sell the G30 for at least what you paid if not profit.
     
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    Yeah ... maybe the OP should be looking for an airweight .500 S&W snubbie so long as they're in the market. :coolugh:

    Not saying it's going to be severe or unmanageable, just surprising and presents some additional learning curve for a novice.
     
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    LancerV Something Happened OT Supporter

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    I still prefer my XD Trigger over the glock :o
     
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    what's a good website for ammo and range ammo?
     
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    I haven't done any accuracy tests of slugs but I can in the spring.
     
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    ive been using winchester, they're good. have yet to try any remington :dunno:
    i need to research shotgun ammo more, now that i have a saiga12. :o
     
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    so is that winchester link the stuff that you would want to use at a range?
     

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