GLOCK 30 S Subcompact | .45 Auto Details
The GLOCK 30 S pistol successfully combines a short frame (SF) with reduced grip size and a slimmer slide (S), with the powerful 45 Auto round. Its compact design and simple operation allow smooth drawing in a 45 Auto caliber pistol that fits the hands of almost any user.
Why Consider the Glock 30S?
The first and last reason to consider a Glock pistol of any variety is the simplicity and reliability. There is no more simple and reliable a pistol on the planet than a Glock. That aside, the G30S is purpose made for concealed carry—it is the compact version of the Glock 21 duty pistol. So you might consider carrying the G30S for its easy concealability (it’s a bit smaller than a G19).
You might consider the G30S for its .45 chambering, as many folks prefer to have fewer large-caliber rounds rather than more smaller-caliber rounds on their hip. If you have larger hands, you might consider the 30S for its robust grip radius. It’s a double-stack .45 so it has a meaty grip that fills the hand. Despite the large chambering, double stack of large rounds in the mag, and meaty grip, the G30S is a relatively lightweight carry pistol at just over 30 ounces, loaded.
Glock 30S Specs:
- Caliber: .45 ACP (auto)
- Length: 6.96”
- Height: 4.8”
- Overall Width: 1.27”
- Slide Width: 1”
- Barrel: 3.77
- Trigger: ~5.5 pounds
- Sights: Polymer “U” dot configuration, rear adjustable
- Weight: 22.95 oz. w/empty magazine
- Slide Finish: Black Melonite
- Capacity: 10+1 (9-round flush magazine is available)
Compared to the original G30:
The Glock 30 S is a slightly downsized version of the G30. The primary features are the slimmer slide width (1” as opposed to 1.12”) and lower slide-assembly weight (it’s a full 3.5 ounces lighter than the G30 slide assembly) and with the SF frame, the 30S has a slightly shorter trigger reach and overall grip radius as compared to the plain G30.