In the world of firearms, the Glock 30 stands tall among legends.
Experts on guns all over the world agree that the 45 ACP handgun is the best choice for personal protection.
All right, Glock haters, divert your eyes and move on to the next 194 articles because Yours Truly is about to write another story about your most loathed brand. If you’re a fellow Glock enthusiast, it’s great to have you back! This time around, we’ll discuss Glock’s membership in the agreement. Glock’s G30 entry into the.45 ACP handgun market
Glock’s first entry into the.45 ACP market was a full-sized pistol, the massive Glock 21, which was slightly reduced to the oh-so-delicious Glock 21SF (Short Frame) in 2007.
Conversely, Glock wasted no time developing a concealed carry (CCW) handgun that was more appropriate for the caliber, and the G30 was born in 1997.
The G30 quickly became a mainstream phenomenon. NYPD and the LAPD’s elite Special Investigations Division are among the US law enforcement agencies that have adopted or approved optional pistol carry (SIS).
The GLOCK 30 Gen4 in the 45 Auto offers exceptional out-of-the-box precision combined with the ballistic quality of this caliber, as described on the official Glock website. This lightweight, compact firearm has a shorter trigger reach and a larger magazine, thanks to its updated Gen4 design.
The factory default for that magazine is ten rounds. There are 6.97 inches of length overall and 3.78 inches of barrel. The dimensions are 1.38 inches across and 4.80 inches high (with a magazine). It weighs 23.81 ounces when empty and 33.69 ounces when fully loaded.
Despite my undying love for Glocks and the.45 ACP cartridge, I haven’t shot a G30 in what feels like an eternity.
My overall impressions were favorable, as it displayed the precision, dependability, and ease of use that I have come to expect from all Glock handguns. Although it was impressive, it didn’t make me go, “Whoa, Nelly! The G21SF and the ultra-compact G36 “baby Glock” 45s inspired the same “I need to go out and buy one of these for myself!” sentiment.
Without wanting to disappoint our loyal readership, I consulted a friend and fellow shooting specialist who has used a Glock 30 more recently than I have.
During my Uzi submachine gun story last month, I spoke with Itshak “Ike” Sarfati, a veteran of the Six-Day War, the Yom Kippur War, and anti-terrorist operations in the Jordan Valley with Hativat Ha Bikaa (“Valley Brigade”).
Whatever the case may be, here is what my old pal had to say about the G30:
Inquiring minds want to know, “Do you recall the ‘Ike model’?” A score of 30 plus the maximum score of 36? The 30 and the 36 were both mine, by the way. If I had to choose between the old 30 and the new 30S, I’d use one for concealed carry. Forty-five guns, including the Glock 21, are made. The fact that Glock 21 magazines work in it is a bonus. Warrior Talk’s “Ike model,” as it was known, evolved throughout the ’30s. This firearm is lightweight, accurate, and convenient to take everywhere. Nevertheless, it is just as reliable as any other Glock. It is the firearm I would carry if I were only allowed to have ten rounds with me at all times.
I can suggest the Glock 30 for home protection, concealed carry, and competitive shooting based on my admittedly limited experience with it, Ike’s comments, and the generally favorable ratings the gun has received from fellow shooting enthusiasts nationwide. The average price for a brand-new Glock 30 pistol is $576.11, whereas the average price for a used one is $439.68, as reported on the True Gun Value website. During the previous year, a new one cost an average of $567.90, and a used one cost $432.79.