Glock has decided to utilize the 30SF (Short Frame) frame and top it off with the slender (for a Glock) 36 slide. This makes for quite the formidable 45 ACP package. Utilizing a standard ten round magazine the Glock 30S can also feed from the Glock 21 thirteen round magazines. The new profile is said to fit in a few holsters made for the compact Glocks (19/23/32). This 45 ACP has retained Glock's cold-hammer-forged; octagonal rifling which as proven to be very accurate.
It appears that Glock has outfitted the 30S with a Third Generation Frame and not a Fouth. Once in full production will they sport the Fourth that offers a more aggressive grip pattern, enlarged and reversible magazine release and interchangeable back straps? I haven't a clue but it would be a welcome addition.
While not yet listed on Glocks website here are the specifications for the New pistol:
Caliber: 45 AUTO
Barrel: 3.78 inches
Overall Length: 6.97 inches
Width: 1.28 inches
Weight: 20.28 ounces (empty) 30.16 (loaded)
Capacity: 10+1 (standard) 13+1 / 27+1 (optional)
The Glock 30S is inching its way near the top of my 'must buy' list for 2013!
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