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Old October 24, 2011, 12:36 PM   #1
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Will we ever see a Glock .45ACP Compact?

It seems like the one big hole in their lineup... The G38 looks to be a great platform, but GAP ammo aparently is hard to come by...

Just thought I'd ask...
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Old October 24, 2011, 12:46 PM   #2
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Gawd, I hope not. If they did, I might have to buy a Glock, and then Mrs. McGee would likely shoot me with it! [/jk]

In all seriousness, though, I do keep hoping that I'll see something in that slot.
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Old October 24, 2011, 12:48 PM   #3
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Will we ever see a Glock .45ACP Compact?
Glock 30



What is the question?
http://www.google.com/search?q=glock...ddress&ie=&oe=



Do you mean midsize like Glock 19?
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Old October 24, 2011, 12:53 PM   #4
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I think he means the G19 size, because the G30 is listed as a "subcompact" on the Glock website.

Edited to add: And I know that I meant the G19 size.
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Old October 24, 2011, 12:57 PM   #5
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Compact vs. Subcompact

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What is the question?
The Glock 30 is a subcompact, not a compact. Typically there are 3 sizes to pistols: Full, Compact, and Subcompact... Compact would be the middle size.
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Old October 24, 2011, 01:07 PM   #6
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The Glock 30 is a subcompact, not a compact.
Although the 30 and 29 are listed as subcompacts, they are more like a 19 in size. They are not as small as the 26/27.

Here are the dimensions:
glock 29 or 30
length:172 mm
height: 113 (including magazine)-4.45 inches

Glock 19 or 23
length: 174 mm
height: 127 mm-5 inches

1/2 inch less in height and 2 mm shorter

By comparison, the subcompact small frames are:
length: 160 mm
height: 106 or 4.17 inch

quite a difference.

So the .45 subcompact is really a compact, and no you will not see a real subcompact in .45, and if you mean as in a smaller thin frame, then the 36 is your answer as it is like the 30 and 29.

length: 172 mm
height: 121 mm or 4.76"
as compared to the glock 19 of 5 inches
That is 2mm shorter and 1/4 inch less in height than a 19....pretty darn close.
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Old October 24, 2011, 02:05 PM   #7
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The Glock-36 is about as small a 45 acp as anyone needs. A single stack, officer's size grip with a four in barrel.

I don't think there is a market for anything smaller in a 45 platform.
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Old October 24, 2011, 02:32 PM   #8
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A compact Glock in 45 ACP would be GREAT. It would be on my list for sure!
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Old October 24, 2011, 03:23 PM   #9
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Bigger, not smaller...

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The Glock-36 is about as small a 45 acp as anyone needs. A single stack, officer's size grip with a four in barrel.

I don't think there is a market for anything smaller in a 45 platform.
I am actually looking for something a bit bigger than the G36, not smaller. Something the size of the G38 is what I was hoping for someday maybe...

As HighValleyRanch pointed out though, the G30 is similar in size to the G38, so it may be almost a a moot point. The G30 is wider than the G38, but for someone like me with big hands, thats a good thing. When looking at your three .45 options you see that:

The G38 .45GAP (which I started the post refering to) is 174mm x 127mm x 30mm, which is almost the same size as,
The G30 .45ACP, which is 172mm x 121mm x 32mm (a bit shorter and wider... Its called a subcompact by Glock instead of a compact, which is why I didnt look at it in detail).
The G36 .45ACP is 172mm x 121mm x 28.5mm which is a true subcompact.

My worry, which I will have to go to the gun shop to check, is that the 6mm (1/4 inch) difference in grip+mag will make it a bit more difficult to control accurately for my affore-mentioned large hands.
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Old October 24, 2011, 04:05 PM   #10
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@ blincoln, I have the G36 and I bet you would find it easy to control, hand size would not be that big of issue.
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Old October 24, 2011, 04:27 PM   #11
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If you have big hands, then you maybe should be considering the glock 30, since you can add on different grip lengths to adjust for your shooting style and carry.

With the regular base it will be a 2 finger hold, which some people actually prefer, because the little finger help support from below.

With the Pearce finger extension (no capacity) you gain added little for a tight three finger hold.

Using a glock 21 mag, with an A&G sleeve, you could have a total grip for big hands, and the shorter barrel for CCW.

Extra capacity in the 30, and the ability to use the full size hi cap mags.
That is the ticket!
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Old October 24, 2011, 11:21 PM   #12
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Just get a Kahr PM45.
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Old October 24, 2011, 11:45 PM   #13
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Maybe they make the 38 just so theres a reason to have .45 GAP.

If youre hell bent on it, the 38 might be your only ticket. GAP is ok...
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Old October 25, 2011, 02:05 PM   #14
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size alone sold me on the Glock 39, its the smallest .45 Glock makes. 6+1 of .45GAP is plenty for me.
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Old October 25, 2011, 11:07 PM   #15
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The Glock 30 is a subcompact, not a compact. Typically there are 3 sizes to pistols: Full, Compact, and Subcompact... Compact would be the middle size.
Why hasn't someone come up with a HUA smiley???

Go rent a 30 you won't be disappointed.
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Old October 26, 2011, 11:13 PM   #16
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I'd rather have a Glock 29 in 10mm and get two more bullets capacity
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Old October 29, 2011, 09:26 AM   #17
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Gen4 29 + a 10mm to 9 barrel will be my next Glock. Sometime next year I suppose.
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Old October 29, 2011, 09:57 AM   #18
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Gen4 29 + a 10mm to 9 barrel will be my next Glock. Sometime next year I suppose.
That is not an option at this time.
You can do a 29 (10mm) to .40 conversion, but not 9mm.
The reason is that there are no aftermarket 9mm magazines that will fit into a 29 wide frame. You get the .40 conversion by using the original 10mm mag.
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Old October 29, 2011, 01:32 PM   #19
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I am sure one day Glock will turn out a 23 size 45. It may be slightly larger due to caliber but something similar will more than likely come at some point. The 30 is a sub, only slightly larger than the 26/27 because of the caliber.
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