Glock 30S .45 ACP

Ultra-slim and unquestionably powerful, Glock’s new big bore brings the heat!

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    The rear sight, which is adjustable for windage, features a white-outlined notch for an enhanced sight picture and faster target acquisitions.
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    As with other Glock pistols, the G30S features polymer sights. The front sight has a white dot that draws in the eye for faster targeting.
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    Despite its compact size, the Glock 30S includes an accessory rail for adding lights or lasers. It also features the revolutionary Safe Action fire control system.
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    Designed to provide the most secure grip possible, the frontstrap and backstrap have RTF checkering and the grip’s sides are textured well.
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It seems pistols from Glock have set the bar in every caliber, and their .45 ACP models are no different. The G21, G30 and G36 have struck chords with many who want to carry the fat cartridge. The variety of Glock .45 ACP frame sizes should provide enough options for a range of shooters with different statures and hand sizes. A handgun’s fit to a shooter’s hand is critical to surviving an armed confrontation. Self-defense shooting usually means few things will be going well for you, including having perfect shooting form or an ideal position. But one thing that can and should be right is your firearm’s fit in your hand. There is no time for shifting the grip in your hand or for poor control when rounds are moving hastily in both directions.

The double-column patriarch of the Glock .45 ACP family, the G21, with its 13+1 capacity, does not fit many “average” hands well enough to be a perfect match—it works better with larger mitts. Despite that, the pistol remains useable if not optimal for most medium-handed individuals and rides comfortably and ready in many duty holsters. However, many people, large and small, find concealing the G21 a bit of a challenge, except in the deep of winter. In my perspective, the eminently portable, slim and trim, single-stack G36, with its 6+1 capacity, carries too few rounds for a primary weapon. However, its size makes it an excellent backup pistol for self-defense.

That leaves the G30, which can usually be concealed well, carries ample large-caliber rounds (9+1 or 10+1) and adequately fits the hands of most shooters. Perhaps the G30’s only drawback is that its slide is as thick as the G21’s—1.27 inches. That is 0.09 inches thicker than the popular G23’s slide, a difference that seems inconsequential until you slip either gun into an inside-the-waistband (IWB) holster. When stuffed inside the pants, where a pistol with most of the G30’s dimensions should be right at home, every fraction of an inch in width can really count.


  • Leonardo M. Rodaje

    Is this (G30s) made in Austria or China

    • Terry Gizzmo

      Austria….

  • rebart

    If nothing else the Glock just looks blocky, bulky, and clunky. Maybe the slide isn’t any different than a lot of other guns, but it sure does look like a brick.

  • http://twitter.com/PKersey2 PKersey2

    A brick that ALWAYS fires.

    • rebart

      Well, I traded my Glock 17 for a CZ75 and never regretted it. The Glock felt like a toy. Cops use them because they’re cheap.

      • Terry Gizzmo

        Cops use them because their life may depend on it

        • rebart

          So, you’re saying cops can’t depend on any other make of gun. Brilliant!

          • Terry Gizzmo

            I did not say that you did

          • rebart

            Hold on there. You said cops use guns because they can depend on them. That insinuates they can’t depend on other guns. Truth is, yes, they are dependable, but so are many others. The big reason is cost. In some cases they can almost by two Glocks for the cost of some others. It would cost a big city department thousands of dollars more to go to, say, a Sig, or some other fine gun.

          • Terry Gizzmo

            Is that why you bought a CZ …..because it was cheap ?

          • rebart

            Well, nimrod, it should excite you to know I traded my Glock for a CZ and that CZ could shoot more accurately than the CZ, and felt better in the hand—more like a GUN!

          • Terry Gizzmo

            Glad you like your gun
            Glad it makes you shoot better
            Someday you will be able to shoot all guns well, with practice

          • rebart

            Who said anything about a cop using a CZ. I said I traded for a CZ. You need a course in reading comprehension.

          • Terry Gizzmo

            I said cops don’t carry CZ
            SEEMS YOU NEED READING COMPREHENSIVE SKILLS

  • scott will

    glocks are bad ass. simple cheap tough and go bang. ak 47 of pistols.

    • Harley

      I bought a Gen 3 Glock 23 in 2001 and I have put 100′s of rounds thru it without any malfunctions. This is my carry gun 24/7/365. I plan to buy a new Glock 30S soon to carry full time. My wife wants my G23 cause she loves shooting the .40S&W cal. round.

  • Harley

    Correction to slide width on the G30S is close to 1 inch wide not 1.27 inch as in story. The G30 is the same width as the G21′s.

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  • Terry Gizzmo

    The GLOCK 30S IS THE BEST 45 ACP PLATFORM ON THE MARKET TODAY