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Glock 30


Semi-Automatic Pistol


Austria | 1988



"The Glock 30 gained popularity in the United States thanks to the use of the .45 ACP round."



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Based in many ways on the preceding Glock 29 design, the Glock 30 is another fine example of pistol handiwork from Gaston Glock's Austrian firm. The system is chambered to fire the .45 ACP caliber round which remains popular in the United States of America. Outwardly, the Glock 30 retains many of the features found on the Glock 29 and differences between the two are subtle. The feed system can accommodate magazines in 9 (flush-fit), 10 and 13 round magazines. The thirteen round magazine from the Glock 21 can be used in the Glock 30 as well.

Developed in the late 1980's, the system has proven popular with self-defense units in the USA. Integrated sites are of the fixed variety and mounted on the front and rear of the weapon. The design itself offers up conceal ability and is highly portable, termed as a sub-compact handgun that can satisfy many a defense role.

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Physical
The physical qualities of the Glock 30. Information presented is strictly for general reference and should not be misconstrued as useful for hardware restoration or operation.
172 mm
6.77 in
O/A Length
96 mm
3.78 in
Barrel Length
1.48 lb
0.67 kg
Weight
Recoil / Double-Action; Semi-Automatic
Action
.45 ACP
Caliber(s)
9- / 10- / 13-round detachable box magazine
Feed
Front; Rear
Sights
Variants
Notable series variants as part of the Glock 30 Semi-Automatic Pistol family line.
Glock 30 - Base Series Designation
Operators
Global customers who have evaluated and/or operated the Glock 30. Nations are displayed by flag, each linked to their respective national small arms listing.

Contractor(s): Glock GmbH - Austria
National flag of the United States

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Image of the Glock 30
Left side profile view of the Glock 30 semi-automatic handgun

Design Qualities
Some designs are single-minded in their approach while others offer a more versatile solution to requirements.
PISTOL/SIDEARM
Recognition
Some designs stand the test of time while others are doomed to never advance beyond the drawing board; let history be their judge.
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