Cabela's clearing out 30 SC EZ pistols

A new caliber is doomed if it's only available in one pistol (that general consumers can actually afford) and that one pistol isn't liked.

My ideal .30 Super pistol is a single stack the size of the Ruger LC9 with the width of the old LCP.
 
It’s a tempting offer. The 30 SC isn‘t a bad cartridge, just an unnecessary extra one if you’re already geared up on 9mm.

I’d be more interested in some of the Taurus G2C offers in 9mm if I’m going to buy a useful but unexciting pistol under $200.
 
Cabela's has the S&W 30 SC EZ pistols listed for $249.98 and S&W is now offering a $50 rebate as well. I have no interest in 30SC, but others may.

I am a sucker for a quality $200 pistol bargain even if it isn't something I would normally buy. The M&P Shield EZ in 30 Super Carry appears to be the 10 round version. From what I can find the $50 rebate does not include this version of the M&P Shield??? The Cabela website makes it look like it does have a rebate but 9mm and .380 versions are shown on the same page and I can find no reference to a rebate on the $249 sale pistol???

If the 13 + 1 round (16 + 1 extended magazine) S&W M&P Shield Plus EZ in 30SC were on sale for $250 with a $50 rebate I would be placing an online order right now... even though I don't really have a use for one.
 
Pull up the rebate information on the S&W website and it states all of the EZ line of pistols eligible for the rebate.
 
The Shield Plus 30 super carry is a really nice option, 14-17rds in a pocket sized package that shoots, at least I think, a touch softer than 9mm. They make HST's, Gold Dots, Punch and Critical Defense loads for it. I'd buy one again if I found it for closeout pricing, simply because I really don't need it but for the right price, I'd buy one.
 
The Shield Plus 30 super carry is a really nice option, 14-17rds in a pocket sized package that shoots, at least I think, a touch softer than 9mm. They make HST's, Gold Dots, Punch and Critical Defense loads for it. I'd buy one again if I found it for closeout pricing, simply because I really don't need it but for the right price, I'd buy one.

If you do buy it, might want to purchase your “lifetime supply” or set up to reload as I don’t think that ammo will be around years from now. So, short term: commercial ammo is available. Long term: ???
 
Pull up the rebate information on the S&W website and it states all of the EZ line of pistols eligible for the rebate.
Did you try to do this? It definitely should be quick and easy but that isn't what I found. There is a page where you can look up a rebate using the guns serial number... but that implies you already bought the gun.

I am not blaming you. S&W obviously doesn't want to make it easy to lookup their current rebates. Or maybe I am completely missing something obvious???
 
I guess that would be a good deal for someone, probably would want to plan ahead and set up for reloading.
I would like to shoot one and see how it compares to 9mm.
The 30 Super Carry uses a .312 bullet. Same diameter as .32acp.
I could not find any published load data. I came across some attempts to reverse engineer load data but nothing that has been pressure tested.
Lee has come out with 30 SC dies. Before this people were using various 32 rimmed case (revolver) dies.

I would like to shoot one too. Reviews on recoil are varied. Some say identical to 9mm in felt recoil and others say lighter. Since these are locked breach I would guess they should be a nicer shooting pistol than the blow back 380 pistols. Velocity is roughly similar to 9mm 115gr, ~1200fps.

One of my favorite guns is my Browning 1911-380. Since it is locked breach it is an incredibly smooth shooter which makes it fun for target shooting at the range. I was hoping the 30 SC would be similar but it doesn't sound like it.
 
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