New from Glock: 30S

Just ahead of the SHOT show’s official opening, GLOCK’s dropped the Glock 30S. The Austrian gunmaker call the .45 caliber sub-compact variant a “conceal-and-carry hybrid pistol.” Basically, the “S” for “slim” puts a Glock 36 slide atop a 30SF. “The G30S platform has been more than a year in the making,” explained Josh Dorsey, GLOCK Vice President. “Our original request from the field – particularly from law enforcement – was to have a more concealable .45 that still carries 10 rounds, so we utilized the G30 SF frame after it was thoroughly tested, presented and accepted as the desired frame for the G30S.” It took them a year to figure out that the 30SF (this writer’s everday carry gun) would work with the 36 slide? Well it better be perfect. Glock seems to think so: “The G30S is easy to use, easy to conceal and tough to contend with.” Up with which a bad guy cannot put? Third of fourth gen frame? Interchangeable back-straps? Range report to follow.


Full specs after the jump . . .

Dimensions: 177 mm / 6.97 inch
Length: (slide cpl.) 172 mm / 6.77 inch
Width: 32.5 mm / 1.28 inch
Height with magazine: 122 mm / 4.80 inch
Barrel length: 96 mm / 3.78 inch
Length of twist: 400 mm / 15.75 inch
Trigger distance: 72.5 mm / 2.85 inch
Trigger travel to discharge: 12.5 mm / 0.49 inch
Length between sights (polymer): 150 mm / 5.91 inch
Pistol w/o magazine: 575 g / 20.28 oz
Magazine std. empty:70 g / 2.47 oz
Magazine std. full (depending on ammo used): 280 g / 9.88 oz
Magazine capacity (rounds): 10<
Barrel profile: right hand twist; octagonal
Standard Trigger pull: ~5.5lbs<
Muzzle velocity V0**: 787 fps<
Muzzle energy E0**: 317 ft lb

**depending on ammunition used