glock 30 gen 4 ,I must admit that I was a little apprehensive at the range. I have shot .45 ACP in several different styles of pistols. Some were a pleasure to shoot, and some were of the “I’d rather not endure that again” variety. Given the small size and the lightweight of the Glock 30, I was afraid this was going to be one of the latter types of experiences.
Firstly, i was pleasantly surprised. I found that the grip of the Glock 30 is substantial enough that I could get a good grip contact and maintain superb control of the little pistol easily. The recoil and muzzle jump were a lot less than some other .45 ACP semi-automatic pistols I have shot and some .40 SW pistols I have owned.
glock 30 gen 4
Furthermore, My normal routine is to put at least 250 rounds downrange during a pistol evaluation. Tried to shoot a variety of ammunition from generic factory brands to my own homegrown reloads. included at least one magazine of self-defense rounds.
AS i shot the Glock 30 using a factory 10 round magazine, The extra bit of magazine protruding from the magazine well was just enough to allow me to get a full grip, including my little finger. This made the comfort zone much better for handling this handful of a small pistol.
Moreover, Accuracy was excellent at 7 and 15 yards with the factory ball ammunition and my reloads. I didn’t suffer a single failure to feed during the entire test. My accuracy did suffer a bit when I did a rapid-fire magazine dump. Several rounds of the ten that I fired ended up in the seven ring.
equally important, i didn’t’ shoot past the 15-yard mark. founded that the combination of my eyesight and the short barrel and sight length make it almost an exercise in frustration. I have no doubt that the Glock 30 will deliver rounds accurately at longer ranges, but my feeling about a concealed carry firearm is that it will probably be used much closer.
finally, left the range impressed with the Glock 30. It was not the handful I had expected. It performed as I expected a Glock to perform. In fact, the gun will probably shoot much better than my ability.
Concealability and Carry Comfort
to summarize, the Glock 30 was designed to be a concealed carry pistol. The dimensions and the weight testify to that. Paired with the right holster, this firearm is easily concealable in and inside the waistband holster and under an untucked shirt. If you have routinely carried a Glock 19 as a concealed firearm, you will have no trouble managing the Glock 30.
Optional: 9 / 13
96 mm | 3.78 inch
675 g | 23.81 oz
with empty magazine
745 g | 26.28 oz
with loaded magazine
955 g | 33.69 oz
|1||Length (Overall)**||177 mm | 6.97 inch|
|2||Slide Length||172 mm | 6.77 inch|
|3||Width (Overall)||35 mm | 1.38 inch|
|4||Slide Width||28,5 mm | 1.12 inch|
|5||Height incl.Mag.||122 mm | 4.80 inch|
|6||Line of Sight (Polymer)||150 mm | 5.91 inch|
|Line of Sight (Steel)||149 mm | 5.87 inch|
|Line of Sight (GNS)||148 mm | 5.83 inch|
|7||Trigger Distance**||72,5 mm | 2.85 inch|
*FOR GEN4/GEN5 MODELS: Check out the Gen5 and Gen4 Technology area for medium/large backstraps.
Technical Data are rounded and do not reflect tolerances – they may be altered without notice! Subject to technical changes.