The Glock 30 Gen3 gained almost immediate popularity within law enforcement agencies and firearm enthusiasts around the world. With it’s considerable stopping power of .45 ammo packed into a concealable frame, this news shouldn’t be super surprising. It’s a concealable pistol with a big bang and a trustworthy side arm that balances power and compactness easily.
Grip & Handling: The Glock 30 has an adequate grip that allows for a full-hand without forcing you to drop your pinky. This means that the handling of this gun is easy and strong even though the bigger punch in the smaller frame does mean a bit of recoil kickback. It can also be a bit rough for shooters with substantially larger hands to get the firmest of grips on the Glock because of its small size.
Accuracy: As all Glocks are well known for their accuracy, the Glock 30 is no exception. It hits where you aim with relativeness. At 10 yards clusters were about 1-2 inches, and the farther you get from the target the less consistent they became. This means the Glock 30 is meant for closer combat and defense. Another reason it can be a great option for concealed carry. Despite the long-range drawback, the base accuracy of this pistol is on the same level as the others in this price range on the market. Since Glocks are extremely customizable, upgrades and optics may even help to make it better than those on the market.
Reliability: The Glock 30 is a masterclass in reliable firearms. No matter what you put it through or what you put through it, it continues to shoot seamlessly in your hands. It can go through any harsh climates or bad handling and be fine. It adheres to the mysterious Glock anti-jamming properties no matter what ammo you choose to fire through it.
Recoil: Given the small size and high caliber, this pistol definitely packs a slight punch with the recoil. It is definitely more noticeable and dramatic than any 9mm gun, but it could be a worthy tradeoff for the size of pistol firing a .45 caliber. The snappy kick is not necessarily unbearable or bothersome unless your hand slips while shooting which is more common for those with bigger hands on this pistol.
Magazine: Just like the rest of the features on this list, the magazine on the Glock 30 is pretty stereotypical for any of the Glock firearms. It reloads and releases exactly like the others on the market and is a polymer magazine. It holds 10+1 rounds which is substantial for a concealed weapon. There’s really no surprises or specialness when it comes to the magazine on the Glock 30.
The Glock 30 is one of the best sub-compact pistols on the market. There’s a reason that it’s so popular with law enforcement agencies around the globe. So if you are looking for a trust concealable weapon that acts exactly like you would expect, Glock is definitely worth looking into.