1. Good to have an EDC gun that is powerful, accurate and reliable. Great review. Compared to their less-capacious brethren, the 13-round magazines significantly increase the profile of the pistol; however, they are only slightly harder to conceal as backup magazines. And rightfully so. Mastro, The front sight is brighter than the rear ones, so that your eyes don’t get confused. This was not great shooting, but hopefully it will be good enough if it ever matters, and it is consistent with my skill level. I have a G19 and a 21. Yeah…but the However, GLOCK uniformity has its benefits. As for reliability, this gun goes bang every time I pull the trigger. The slide is about the same width as the G19, but the frame is slightly wider, but only just so and the concealability difference is nonexistent. Reliability (*****) Required fields are marked *. 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. Concealability & Capacity It is a heck of a gun that packs a pretty hard punch to boot. Compared to the original G30: It allows for one hand release with VERY little extension. ©COPYRIGHT 2020, THETRUTHABOUTGUNS.COM ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. Being the owner of dozens of holsters of various configurations, I have a tendency to go back to sticking them in my belt. Well, it’s a Glock. Neither could anyone else. 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. I carried a Glock 30 CC for almost 13 years before graduating to OC. I replaced all my Glock sights with truglo tritium pro. What To Look For in a Holster. I have an XDS now and love the size as I prefer to use a pocket holster but would really like the enhanced capacity of the 30s. There is no more simple and reliable a pistol on the planet than a Glock. It is a project gun, of sorts. 2. Any idea if the reliability problems from the Glock 36 are translating to the 30S? Carried one for years. Funny timing for this write-up. I expect that some will find the G30S grip to be more comfortable than that of other Glock models, owing to the additional girth. X-Grip: http://www.glockmeister.com/X-Grip-Magazine-Adapter-for-GLOCK-20_21-Mags-in-29_30/productinfo/XGGL29-30/. My agency issues the Glock 30SF and when I retired, I was given my gun. Most comfortable IWB I’ve owned. If you’re somewhere in the middle and are looking for a good concealed carry gun in a heavy-hitting caliber, give the 30S a shot. The polymer sights just beg to be replaced with irons. Recoil Virtually every after-market manufacturer on earth makes replacement parts and accessories for Glock pistols and if you are of a mind to replace or augment components you’ll have the widest range of options from which to choose. I’m curious what replacement sights you have bought and how do you like them. Bought you’self a Maglula Uplula mag loader. Know little about Glock pistols. It's a great shooter, but can be a handful after a couple of hundred rounds. Love my 30S. I’ve been looking at getting an easily concealable .45acp. In its latest incarnation, the Glock 30S is slightly smaller and lighter than the original Glock 30. The G20 is the massive 10mm gun favored by big game hunters, while the G29 is the compact 10mm. If you like the .45 ACP round and don’t mind its recoil profile, I think the G30S provides the perfect combination of size, weight, capacity, reliability, and concealability. Its my winter, heavy coat pocket EDC. Since I am medium framed and over 6ft. 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. Had a 30s, eventually sold it and bought a 30SF. I’m with Captain George. Heh. This rig concealed very well under a simple t-shirt, due in part to the compact nature of the G30S with the flush magazine. Comparing the 30S to other variants of the G30 (like, say, the G30sf), it might seem that the thinner slide is just a gimmick: losing about 3.5 ounces and 1/8 inch off the slide may not seem significant on paper. If you plan to carry concealed, simply buying a concealment holster isn’t enough. The sizes of the two were almost identical, biggest differences are the size of the grip and the 30 is about 2mm longer. 1/14/2013. I have put a large number of rounds through this gun with a variety of brands of ammo without any major issues. Find helpful customer reviews and review ratings for Badger Concealment Glock 30S IWB Holster at Amazon.com. Nothing “Subbed Out”, for production; Supervised under extreme Scrutiny!… The first and last reason to consider a Glock pistol of any variety is the simplicity and reliability. Tried the 23gen4 with the small grip, that was gone. Love my 30s, added. Good review. If you want stock only – change to an OEM G21 smooth-faced trigger ($15) Excellent review. Overall length: 6.96″ That double captive recoil spring is no joke, especially since it must compensate for the missing 3.5oz. Repair turn around is about 2 weeks!…[Having sent my PT-745 back, i got it back in 13 days!…. I wore the pistol inside the waistband in the 5 o’clock position with a 9-round flush magazine in the gun and 2 10-round mags in an OWB mag pouch on my left side at about 8 o’clock. Great gun. I’ve got smaller hands and noticed the trigger guard was rubbing hard on the top of my knuckle. Really, If I could have only one handgun I can’t beat the versatility of this piece. Thank You.Which gun have You used the first time? While I could have just saved money and bought the G30S, I like the features of the Gen 4 such as the wide mag release, improved grip texture, shorter LOP just like the G30SF, and modular back straps. I do find it a bit thick for summer carry- until I lose some weight. I would get a 45 if they made ’em g2. I recently bought the Glock 30s and so far I love it. When I was at the LGS counter I had the G30S, G30 G4, and a Larry Vickers G19 G3 in front of me. Some with smaller hands may find the grip to be uncomfortably wide. The G30s is an awesome tool. Carry without a holster that covers the trigger is not recommended by anyone. Try and OC drop-in Trigger with contoured Safety ($40 – $55) – I have on in my range toy G19- love it It’s easy to operate and easy to shoot. is tolerable and reliability with my favorite defensive I actually found something this little guy won’t eat. The Glock 30 is no ordinary pistol. I owned an original G30 before the 30S was released and in 2014 I sold my G30 in order to get the G30S model. I’d estimate I’ve put 500 rounds through this gun, but I haven’ really kept track, since I had no idea I’d be reviewing it until about a week ago. floorplate is OK for my average sized hands. Within a few days they got back to me stating they had changed my order to the 30s. I use the infidel for my Glock23 and Sig229. The gun is very similar in size to the Glock 19 and is designed for the concealed carry market. The flyers came in two distinct ways: 1. Hi guys. If I hadn’t been so lazy this is the gun I would have reviewed. Glock 30 SF Handgun, Slide Back But, honestly, I kind of like the chunky design, and I definitely like having ten rounds. I went to get a 30S but when holding it, it was really uncomfortable. I have the 30s 45acp and LOVE it. Your email address will not be published. I think I was having so much fun shooting that I must have gotten complacent with the grip, causing the malfunction. My father also uses one for his 23. I ordered the only pocket holster I could find online for the 30s from Alabama Holster (www.alabamaholster.com). Whatever…. Your text looks like the days of acoustically coupled 300 baud modems and someone playing disco music in the background. Thanks Nathanael! good gun. Cons I’ve seen some skateboard tape style strips for sale online that enhance the traction for slide manipulation. The G30S is actually a bit lighter on your belt if you carry with the flush 9-round magazine. I carried the Glock 30S a couple of years ago and it was my daily carry pistol for about a year. It’s lightweight, it’s very reliable and accurate. Im new to glock but im a big 40 and 45 guy and the glock 30s is the best feeling one I have ever owned. Glock 30S for Law Enforcement. Ergonomics (***) I don’t shoot the P220 very often (it sits in my nightstand safe) but with all these firearms it is funny how the smallest one has the biggest round capacity. The Los Angeles Police Department to be more specific. I think Glock might release a Gen 4 version, but it may take a while. The Glock 30sf is a compact pistol chambered in 45 acp. It shoots better than I do. Which other companies, Warranty their Guns?…. Had to change as my vision shifted around age 50….cannot get front sight and target in focus, so shifted to a pistol w a red dot…wish Glock would offer this pistol w factory installed red dot. I have tinkered with all my Glocks, but I have tried to leave my 30S as stock as possible because I carry it often enough. The Glock 44 is an interesting handgun, and I have enjoyed firing it a great deal. Compare both Guns!…. Competion 2 1/2 trigger spring , triglow pro sights & a KKM comption barrel. No problems ever (I’m probably past 500-1000 rounds now). Although recoil is somewhat on the heavy side, I consider the recoil acceptable as it is a trade off with a light pistol that is easier to conceal and carry. The original versions of this pistol were cobbled together by GLOCK enthusiasts who would put the slide from a GLOCK 36 (a single-stack .45 ACP) onto the frame of a GLOCK 30 (a double stack .45 ACP). Glock has the luxury of being able to produce as many different types of pistols as they can dream up and of course they want to create a pocket .45 ACP…[sociallocker id=”1383″]Glock first came out with the Glock 30 chambered in .45 ACP, then they said, “make it smaller,” and produced the Glock 30SF (short frame) which is loved by all. The 30S provides reliable firepower in a compact, accurate and affordable package that conceals easily and shoots well. Glock 30S. Not so with this one. I use Alien Gear OSW & ISW holsters. Can’t say enough good about it. Good review. Works for my 60+ year old eyes. My best groups were with the Glock, even though I just get my third finger on the 10 round magazine. There is a thriving market for GLOCK aftermarket pistol accessories and modifications. The trigger in the gun is the safety. My next gun will be a Taurus pt ,140g2. The grip filled my hand and seemed fat as compared to other pistols I’d held in my hands. The concealed carry craze has swept the U.S. and everybody wants a piece of the action. I love to carry the 30s but for shooting the 30 is my go to Pistol! I can easily hit milk jugs at 50 yards and for fun routinely tag silhouetes at 75. Required fields are marked *. Easily makes the 30s the best fitting gun to my hand. 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