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New from Glock the 30s

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by horsemen61, Jan 16, 2013.

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  1. horsemen61

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    So remember how we heard a rumor that glock was making something new well that rumor is true at shot show glock introduced the 30s

    Today GLOCK, Inc. announced a new addition to its pistol lineup - the GLOCK 30S. The conceal-and-carry hybrid pistol features impressive stopping power consisting of a factory-made 36 slide on top of a 30SF frame. Its compact design and simple operation allow smooth drawing in a .45 caliber pistol. The 30S packs 10 rounds of .45 ACP in a package that fits the hands of most any user. The G30S is easy to use, easy to conceal and tough to contend with.

    “The G30S platform has been more than a year in the making,” explained Josh Dorsey, GLOCK Vice President. “Our original request from the field - particularly from law enforcement - was to have a more concealable .45 that still carries 10 rounds, so we utilized the G30 SF frame after it was thoroughly tested, presented and accepted as the desired frame for the G30S.”

    The full details of the new model are outlined below:
    • Dimensions
    1. Length (overall): 177 mm / 6.97 inch
    2. Length (slide cpl.): 172 mm / 6.77 inch
    3. Width: 32.5 mm / 1.28 inch
    4. Height with magazine: 122 mm / 4.80 inch
    5. Barrel length: 96 mm / 3.78 inch
    6. Length of twist: 400 mm / 15.75 inch
    7. Trigger distance: 72.5 mm / 2.85 inch
    8. Trigger travel to discharge: 12.5 mm / 0.49 inch
    9. Length between sights (polymer): 150 mm / 5.91 inch
    • Weight
    1. Pistol w/o magazine: 575 g / 20.28 oz
    2. Magazine std. empty: 70 g / 2.47 oz
    3. Magazine std. full (depending on ammo used): 280 g / 9.88 oz
    • Magazine capacity (rounds): 10
    • Barrel profile: right hand twist; octagonal
    • Standard Trigger pull: ~5.5lbs
    • Muzzle velocity V0**: 787 fps
    • Muzzle energy E0**: 317 ft lb
    **depending on ammunition used


    What do you all think?
     
  2. Skribs

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    I think I have dyslexia. I had to reread the title 3 times to get the sentence to not be interpreted by my eyes as "New Glock from the 30s". I was like "Glock wasn't around in the 30s...wait, that can't be right."

    I think it's not much new to the lineup compared to what people were suggesting: single-stack 9 or a duty pistol in a new caliber (7.62 tok, 5.7, etc).
     
  3. Elkins45

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    So here's my question: who picked up a 30 and said, "Wow this would be great if only the slide were thinner?"

    I'm not really sure what unmet need this fills.
     
  4. Dan-O

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    It's nothing new. I've had a "30s" for years.
     
  5. 2wheels

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    It's cute, you see loads of requests on countless threads from Glockophiles for new Glock products...

    I don't recall a single one being "please please PLEASE Gaston put a slightly thinner slide on a gun you already make!".

    Good work driving Glock fans crazy though!
     
  6. Sapper771

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    I have not been very impressed with Glock recently. Gen4 was a bit of a let down. Then all the issues arose. Then they had no idea how to fix it. Then the "experimental" parts.

    With their ability to manufacture Glocks on US soil now, I figured we would start seeing some new stuff. This Glock 30S business has me thinking otherwise. Makes me think they had to think of something cheap and easy to throw at its consumers after the big disappointment over the online community not being a new model.


    Regardless.......I still carry my G19 everyday. I love the pistol, just starting to question the intelligence of whoever is at the helm of the company. Especially if it took them a year to figure out that a G36 slide will fit on a G30 frame.
     
  7. hardluk1

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    Another let down from glock
     
  8. tarosean

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    Glock ran out of ideas a long time ago
     
  9. Diamondback6

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    Not quite, Tarosean--they haven't done a Tenifer-process polymer-frame 1911 yet. LOL
     
  10. tarosean

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    Of course not that would require invention, instead of raiding the parts bins.
     
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    There are several members here who have made their own 30S, using a 36 slide on a 30. Some recommended that to me.

    When you are half a million guns behind orders, why introduce new ones?
     
  12. chris in va

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    I probably would have bought that over the 21sf I had.
     
  13. eldon519

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    I've been wanting a 30SF and will probably buy a 30S instead now that this has hit the market. It isn't a game changer that would make me sell my 30 if I already had one, but I do think it is a nice evolution of a product. Really no reason to keep a firearm in a bulkier-than-necessary format if you've got low-hanging fruit like the 36 slide around to improve it with. The only complaint about the 30 I have ever read was that it was "brick like", so while it doesn't address the frame, it does help slim the package and shave a few ounces.
     
  14. MyRoad

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    I had a G36 years ago, and it was never reliable for me -- I've heard other owners with similar complaints. I have a G30 that has never had any type of failure, and that is a common experience with them (i.e. from following threads on GlockTalk years ago).

    I'm still curious what made the 36's less reliable than the 30's, and if that problem will carry over to this new model. Some people felt that the thicker 30 grip gave people a better hold on the gun, caused less "limp wristing", and therefore worked better. But there are other possibilities -- maybe the thinner slide on the 36 is lighter, requiring a stiffer spring rate to balance the recoil, changing the dynamic of the timing and making the gun pickier about ammo. I'm not an expert, an engineer, or a gun designer, so that's just a guess on my part.

    If the new 30S is as reliable as 30, I'd be interested in one. I have found that the thickness of the gun makes a huge difference carrying IWB. My Walther PPS, no problem. My G19, no problem... but better not eat too much. A G30, not even on a good day. Its just too much.
     
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    Glock site shows model 36 width as 1.10.

    model 30sf width as 1.28

    Not sure how much .18 difference will make/feel? I like the GEN 4 improvements to grip texture and mag release. Not sure why they didn't build it on that gen 4 frame?
     
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    Can any 30S owners tell me if gun fits properly in existing Kydex holsters made for either the 30 or the 36?

    I wonder if because of the variation of thickness between the frame and the slide, if the 30S will not fit into Kydex IWB holsters that already exist.
     
  17. Inebriated

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    I think it's noticeable. I can tell a difference between carrying a 21 and 31.
     
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    It took them a year to figure out how to put a 36 slide on a 30 frame? Hmmmm.
     
  19. Chas.

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    Sounds like that new model incorporates some of the features that were desired when the 45gap came out. Wonder if Glock is sneaking away from 45gap.
     
  20. ljnowell

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    Glock is rapidly losing touch with the civilian market, and nowadays that matters very much to them. The fact is they made a gun out of parts laying around then hyped it up. People are less than impressed, myself included. I own a glock, would never sell it, but I certainly wont buy another until they come up with something new and worthwhile.
     
  21. The Lone Haranguer

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    I have, a number of times. Two more will make it a crowd. ;)

    I was really hoping for a G36 with a full length grip and a flush-fitting 7-round magazine, or a pocketable Kahr PM9-sized gun, but that was not to be.
     
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    Gee, ya think a 7 shot G36 would be a good idea what with all the hoopla going on in New York?
    NAH! I bet something like that would NEVER sell~! :rolleyes:
     
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    You would think they could of just tapered the glock 30 slide like an XDM .45 3.8 slide.
    Not sure why Glock would want to go mixing parts from one of its most reliable guns with one of its most problematic ones.
     
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    I love my 30SF 3rd Gen. Neat to see another offering from GLOCK but not getting rid of mine for a 30S.
     
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    i seriously had the same problem.
     
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