SHOT Show Sets the Stage for Unveiling of Latest Offering from GLOCK

SMYRNA, Ga. (January 14, 2013) – 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 profil: right hand twist; octagonal

• Standard Trigger pull: ~5.5lbs

• Muzzle velocity V0**: 787 fps

• Muzzle energy E0**: 317 ft lb

Phil White

Retired police officer with 30 years of service. Firearms instructor and SRU team member. I still instruct with local agencies. My daily carry pistol is the tried and true 1911. I’m the Associate Editor and moderator at TFB. I really enjoy answering readers questions and comments. We can all learn from each other about our favorite hobby!


  • What’s the point of a subcompact if they go and put a magazine extension on it?

  • JT

    “Our original request from the field…” is that Glock design a slim line 9mm or 40 cal. NOT to swap parts around and call it a new gun. Very disappointed.

    • Skeptical_Realist

      A slim/single stack Glock in 9/40 would not meet the arbitrary BATFE importation rules. As all Glocks are imported from Austria, it would be barred from import to the US, just like the .380 Glocks. Look up the BATFE point system. If you want a slim Glock, you need to address BATFE, not Glock.

  • i like it, might buy one sometime this year.

  • Ken

    So, can I put my G36 slide on my G30SF frame?

    • Ken

      There should be a sarcasm sign I could have added to the above.

  • NotFawkingMe

    Glock needs to start knocking off makers like Kahr and KelTec in the single stack world. 10rd single stack .40 offering would be an awesome CCW piece

  • Vktor D’Meko

    Not a new concept…we have been putting together 36 slides w/ 30 lowers for over 2 years now…Glock just finally took notice after the demand grew. I have been running my 36/30 Hybrid for over a year now…LOVE IT!