Thanks to the accommodating folks in the Glock booth, we finally got our hands on the new (as of the SHOT show) 30S. No, not the 30SF. The 30S is the slimmer, slightly less zaftig variation that still packs 10+1 rounds of .45ACP whoopass. But not until we chatted up the members of Team GLOCK who were on hand signing promotional materials and just about anything else the crowd presented to them. Then there’s the Gunny . . .
Always the biggest draw wherever he goes, R. Lee Ermey was doing what he does best – messing with show-goers and posing for pics destined for a thousand Facebook likes.
But back to that gun. Somehow we managed to miss the latest terrific Tenifer toy at SHOT. So to make up for that egregious oversight, we made it our first stop of the morning. And as someone who’s never been able to find a GLOCK to comfortably fit his freakishly small hands, the 30S was a pleasant surprise.
Yes, it’s still the same trigger. And sights. But it’s a sure bet to be the same feature the alarming reliability that’s made Gaston’s gang what they are. While we’d love to get a 30S to review, we’re not holding our breath. Since they were introduced, they’ve been harder to find the cellulite on Texas Bikini Team members. But there’s good news on that front, too. According to one of their marketing people who’s in the know, the sultans of Smyrna expect to be shipping for current orders by the end of the year. Keep your fingers crossed.