The new Glock 30SF follows the path started by the Glock 21. Â Shown at the 2008 SHOT Show was the all new .45 ACP polymer pistol from the Austrians.
Based on the original model 30, the SF is a compact, double-stack pistol chambered for the cartridge John Moses Browning madeÂ legendary. Â This version of the pistol shaves about 3mm from the backstrap to improve the overall girth of the pistol. Â This fits the hand of more people than the seemingly oversized grip on the standard Glock 30.
This handgun has the standard Glock rail (not a Picatinny rail). Â Additionally, it has the standard left-side-only magazine release. Â The Glock 21SF introduced an ambidextrous safety, but this model does not have the ambi-safety.
Glock advised pricing would be in line with their other models and they expect to start shipping these guns to dealers around “mid-year.” Â I expect that this will be a popular firearm, but time will tell. Â Glock suggests this pistol will be a favorite of plainclothes officers and security forces in the United States. Â While this may be true, I expect just as many – of not more – citizens with concealed carry permits will like this handgun.
|standard magazine capacity||10|
|weight (unloaded)||20.28 ounces|
|trigger pull||5.5 pounds|
Update (JanuaryÂ 2013): Â Glock introduced the new model 30S, which uses the 30SF frame with the slide from the model 36. Â The idea is to provide the ergonomics and capacity of the 30SF with the overall thinner slide of the 36. Â This is a modification done by a number of Glock fans in the field. Â The company decided to borrow the idea and make a new model using the existing, off-the-shelf parts they had on hand already. Â I suspect this will be a good seller for the company.
At the current time, there is not a Gen 4 update for this pistol. Â No word from Glock as to when (or even if) the company plans to update this handgun.