I ordered the only pocket holster I could find online for the 30s from Alabama Holster (www.alabamaholster.com). Glock, Inc. and Austrian counterpart Glock Ges.m.b.H are the defendants in a proposed class action filed by two Arizona residents who allege certain semi-automatic handgun models manufactured, imported and sold by the companies possess a defect that renders the pistols “unreasonably dangerous and unfit for their intended use.” Too bad they don’t call out that dimension in their specs. The company has finally acknowledged the way Glock owners label their pistols as far as generational improvements. Nice review Nathaniel. I carry it in an Alien Gear “Cloak Tuck 3.0 IWB” with 10+1 and a 13 round mag in backup. A little more punctuation, and I’m going to start having TECO flashbacks. Glock pistols chambered for .40 S&W use the exact same dimension recoil guide rod and spring that 9mm Glocks pistols use. I swapped in my G29 RSA, didn’t help. The new spring attaches to the guide rod via a steel lip on the end. The Glock 30 SF Handgun has One Problem. http://certguns.doj.ca.gov. Hymmnm Glock, is a lilttle to late for this one!…. Glock was made famous when novice gunmaker Gaston Glock produced the G17 pistol to … Your love-affair with punctuation makes it almost impossible to read your comment. it went back to Miami 3 times. Joined: Aug 19, 2016 Messages: 4 Location: delaware. At the time I ordered mine the g30s wasn’t on their website as an option. With these magazines you have the capacity of a full-size GLOCK .45 available for your 30S. This is about as comfortable as it gets to carry 10+1 in .45, and there are a lot of holster options available. You’re saying the G36/G30S slide is trimmer than the G29’s? Magazine capacity: 10 (stock), 9 and 13 available The Glock 30 is not a perfect handgun. Nice write up, I’ve been wanting to purchase a 30s (just ordered a 19 a few days ago). Compare both Guns!…. For my last SSE acquisition in CA I ended up with a Glock 30 Gen4 with the intention to put a 36 slide on it for one of my future ccw guns. Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by hug, Aug 20, 2016. As the grip and frame profile is now a little slimmer, Glock had to reshape the slide’s internal design. Makes loading mags mere child’s play. However, the problem is not severe enough that I’ll stop using the 9-round magazine when I need the pistol to have a slightly smaller profile. Can’t say enough good about it. Barrel Length: 3.77″ Field-stripping the pistol and examining the internals reveal a bulge on that part of the trigger bar that sticks out (this part is supposed to deactivate the trigger safety whenever the trigger is pulled, thus firing the weapon). Such problems are dependent on hand size and grip, so I can’t make any predictions as to what, if any, difficulties others may have with fingers getting pinched in the gap, except to note that it’s a possibility. I’ve been looking at getting an easily concealable .45acp. Your text looks like the days of acoustically coupled 300 baud modems and someone playing disco music in the background. I purchased the mag carrier which goes in the other pocket. Neither could anyone else. The GLOCK 30 SF in 45 Auto caliber has a shortened frame with reduced grip dimensions. That may be the only reason I wont get one right now. In addition to the 10-round magazines that come standard with the various GLOCK 30 models, GLOCK also makes 9-round magazines that sit flush with the bottom of the grip and provide an even smaller profile (these were scarce for a while, but now seem to be readily available). Takes about 100,000 rounds to break in a Glock. Thanks Nathanael! . I really wanted the 45 since my employer gives me unlimited 45, but had to settle with what was comfortable and I know I am very accurate with the 40. I love this gun. Try and OC drop-in Trigger with contoured Safety ($40 – $55) – I have on in my range toy G19- love it Since I am medium framed and over 6ft. They’re both Glocks. That double captive recoil spring is no joke, especially since it must compensate for the missing 3.5oz. Cooler weather, I always go to my SIG P250 (grew up shooting revolvers and love the double action revolver esque trigger) in 9 mm. http://us.glock.com/products/compare?g1=g29&g2=g30s, http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_8IcO1ehweFs/RxLcnKJ8iwI/AAAAAAAABfY/5UDu5V_DEaM/s1600/Glock-Microstamping.jpg, http://www.glockmeister.com/X-Grip-Magazine-Adapter-for-GLOCK-20_21-Mags-in-29_30/productinfo/XGGL29-30/, http://www.thetruthaboutguns.com/2015/01/daniel-zimmerman/gun-review-beretta-92-fs-compact-l/9mm. No problems ever (I’m probably past 500-1000 rounds now). I … My best groups were with the Glock, even though I just get my third finger on the 10 round magazine. This was not great shooting, but hopefully it will be good enough if it ever matters, and it is consistent with my skill level. My 1911 is fun, but sits in the safe most of the time and I have a crapload of .45 sitting around. Since Taurus bought the Brazilian Factory off “Berretta”, Every part of the Guns is made by Taurus!…. Comparing Gen 3 and Gen 4 slides, we noticed that there are slight differences especially in stress points where some of the slide’s walls are longer and thicker. There is no break in period; it works right out of the box. I look forward to purchasing a Glock 30 S this month. They clustered close to each other (see below). Yes I have changed guns, to a Glock 36 for easier discrete carry, then to a Springfield Armory XDs, but the Glock 30 enjoys a prominent place in whatever vehicle I'm driving. Very soft shooting for a 45. These reviews have helped. As I mentioned in the review, I had some pinch with the 9-round magazines, none with the others. There is a small space that exists between the bottom of the grip and the inserted magazine. Recoil Suggestion for your holster: you may want to look at the Comptac Infidel IWB holster. No finger grooves. Granted, my wrist is held together with parts harvested from other areas of my wrist, but it was just wasn’t pleasant for me to shoot. Because of all the alterations in the frame and grip dimensions, three key components of all Gen 4 handgun’s action also had to go through slight changes in measurement — specifically the size of the ejection window, the extractor, and the ejector. I am thinking of getting a 30S. This Product can expose you to chemicals including lead, which is known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other productive harm. While I was tempted to get the Vickers G19 it would be impractical for me as I have many pre ban standard cap mags for my CZs. Having lived in the suburbs for a little under a decade now and working from home, I’ve never felt the need to get a smaller piece for concealed carry, much less one made of plastic. Both are soft shooters. They were ideal ccw. The flyers came in two distinct ways: 1. My problem, I had a G36. Being the owner of dozens of holsters of various configurations, I have a tendency to go back to sticking them in my belt. He loves that gun and shoots extremely well with it. And the first thing people noticed with these pistols is for the first time, they all bear the Gen4 mark on the slide. I’ve seen some skateboard tape style strips for sale online that enhance the traction for slide manipulation. Diamondback DBX57 Video Review: 5.7x28mm Piston-Driven Pistol, Class 3 Machining and My Suppressed Ruger-57 [VIDEO]. In the latter case, I noted that the magazine wasn’t perfectly flush, and that my little finger, as it tried to hang onto the baseplate, was getting pinched, causing me to pull shots in anticipation. One complaint is that GLOCK’s .45 ACP magazines tend to be stiff and your thumbs may get a workout filling them to capacity, especially at first. With all due respect to the venerable, beautiful, and often very expensive 1911 design, guns like the GLOCK 30S are guns for the people. Because of the reversible magazine release button feature, Glock also designed the magazines to have notches on both sides. Sleeker and lighter is the way to go in a gun that will be tucked inside your waistband or hanging off your belt all day. This could be one of two things. I inspected the spring and it seemed to function but it's a double spring so pretty stiff. I’ve always had a dislike for plastic guns. My favorite is an old police Glock 17 Gen 2. This is a factory 10-round magazine for Gen 4 Glock 30 and 30SF pistols in .45 ACP. I love my Glock 30S, and I’m really not a Glock guy. Having Glocks, as well as a few different models of Handguns, i’ve found the Taurus PT-145, [in .45 caliber, Double Stacked, in the handle,heavier, thus, more Accurate, than their PT – 745, 6 shot] to be a better, extremely, small, lightweight, and comfortable in the hand,more reasonably priced, and without the extended grip, due to a 10 shot magazine!… But they were all lemons. After those, I stood up and took my shots in a variety of ways from 10-12 yards: slow single shots, rapid strings of 4 or 5 shots, double-taps after bringing the gun up from a low ready, and even a few from the bench again. Give the trigger guard undercut a shave – this will help your grip angle significantly. If I take a shell out, it goes in with no problem. It has a trigger safety, a striker block, and a drop safety. There might be something out there that won’t cycle in this gun, but I haven’t found it yet. But if I’m choosing between carrying anything but just my J frame to the Dollar Store, and I want one of my .45’s, this takes it everytime. Gun Review: Cobra CA380 – The Cheapest Handgun in America! Reliability * * * * * Also, with a light/laser combo and a 13-round magazine the 30S becomes a very potent home defense pistol. I’ll usually get a jam 3 or 4 times every mag. It is all of the things you describe with great balance and just feels and shoots with the characteristics of a fine defensive combat pistol. How does this compare to an XDS in terms of size? And speaking of magazines, Gen 4 pistols now come with three magazines in the box instead of the usual two (though Gen 4 pistols typically cost slightly higher than Gen 3s even when factoring in the cost of the additional magazine and the backstraps). Caliber: .45 Auto The G29 Gen3 has identical overall dimensions as the G30S, except the G29 is 9mm shorter, 75g heavier when loaded, and delivers 1.5-2x the muzzle energy. Good point, I think he was in a hurry to enter the contest. Absolutely love my 30S. In addition to changes in the grips’ overall dimensions, Gen 4 Glocks now have a more aggressive texturing, which is a lot different from Gen 3 RTF (rough texture frame) grips that have uncomfortable needle-like checkering. When I use regular 230 FMJ the weapon reacts normally. I realize that this is an older post that you made, but if you are still looking at this thread I would ask you to give the 30S another try. Also the salesman said i could simply put a 10mm barrel on it for a woods gun but that doesn’t appear to be the case with the S. Anyone have any experience with turning the 30s into a 10mm? Tango 165 grain .45ACP. As the grip and frame profile is now a little slimmer, Glock had to reshape the slide’s internal design. This time, Glock Gen 4 pistols use a flat-cone-like type of checkering which provides similar levels of grip traction while being more comfortable to grab on to and easier on the hands when shooting. The company uses a newer salt-bath ferritic-nitrocarburizing finishing processwhich Glock aficionados refer to as Melonite. It’s a GLOCK. Had a 30s, eventually sold it and bought a 30SF. Because the Gen 4’s grip is thinner, it logically follows that the frame and slide have to be thinned out a little as well. GLK Glock 30S .45 ACP 3.78 Inch Barrel Black Finish Fixed Sights 10 Round Glock 30S - $599.99 SKU: SS-83988 Factory Number: PH3050201 GLOCK UPC Number: 764503822018 GLK Glock 30S .45 ACP 3.78 Inch Barrel Black Finish Fixed Sights 10 Round Glock 30S Offers excellent out-of-the-box Shooters may find that some magazine configurations suit them better than others. I had a HK USP .45 for CC if I thought I might be someplace where I was more likely to need the extra firepower, just in case. Appendix carry with an IWB holster; I could wear a T-shirt and shorts and no one would know I was armed. Tried one on the local range and after 50 rds only 3 fliers. Glock reportedly put that little bulge on there to make sure the firing pin stays centered when striking the primer of a chambered cartridge. I just want to make it more usable in different applications. I could never get it to run. Like you, I have a full sized Government Colt 1911, a Sig P220 Carry with tac-light, and the G30S that all shoot 45 ACP, and I just like shooting the little Glock 30S the best. Chunky and a little heavy ? No problem pulling the slide back though. The one thing that has made a big impact on its felt recoil is adding a heavy tungsten guide rod. The sizes of the two were almost identical, biggest differences are the size of the grip and the 30 is about 2mm longer. For some reason I am a better shot with the 21. These recoil springs are much different from the old springs as they’re captive (meaning the user wouldn’t have to worry about losing the spring when they field strip the gun as it’s attached to the guide rod). The old spring doesn’t have this steel lip — it just rides against the guide rod, similar to how typical 1911 recoil springs function. Or Not. It’s powerful, accurate, reliable, customizable and affordable. . Shooting the Glock 30S . The recoil spring assembly has been upgraded to a Gen 4 style, which also helps alleviate the kick of shooting .45 from a light pistol. tolerable. O.A.T.H. I don’t remember it as being harder to rack than other pistols. There is a thriving market for GLOCK aftermarket pistol accessories and modifications. U.S. and everybody wants a piece of the box easy conversions to other.... 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