The other week I was looking through the used case at a local haunt.. there were no juicy Gen 2 or Gen 3 stainless S&Ws semis, no Cz's, hoards of M&Ps in many shapes and sizes, a handful of Kimbers, I saw a Beretta or 2, a Taurus something or other and some Hks.. I did sniff around a new Ruger 10mm fresh out of the box in 1911 format, I love some 10mm, but not for that price.
So, I looked some more, soaking up their heat cause it was blue arse cold, and I what did I spy with my little eye, that warmed my icy black heart.... this.. a used 3rd Gen compact Glock in 45acp with 4 mags, box and papers with a godawful, but it grows on you paint job. We dickered around about price..finally came to an agreement and I went skipping out the door 320 bucks lighter.. They said used.. but I'd say maybe a box of shells in it's life. It included a hard to find 9rd, 2 10rd and a 13 round G21 mag included.
It's the slim version with the SF frame, it's essentially a hybrid..... basically a G36 single stack 45acp slide on the slimmer SF double stack frame... I have been after a plain old G30 with the heavy slide or a G21, I want to try 45 Super, which those will handle due to being equipped with a heavy slide. Between the two pistols, the G30S and a plain G30, there is about a 4 ounce weight difference in the slide, the extra slide weight comes in to play with the hotter 45 Super round, the frames are the same. But, in the mean time, this will make me a nice new small CCW with a healthy load of 45acp in my hands. I did run a magazine through it, too cold for much else, I can see why they are popular.. for it's big caliber vs. its smaller size, it is soft shooting and an easy to control pistol compared to some 45s I have shot.