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Glock 30


Semi-Automatic Pistol (1988)


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

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



Authored By: Staff Writer | Last Edited: 05/22/2018 | Content ©www.MilitaryFactory.com | The following text is exclusive to this site.
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.

Specifications



Service Year
1988

Origin
Austria national flag graphic
Austria

Classification


Semi-Automatic Pistol


Glock GmbH - Austria
National flag of the United States United States
(OPERATORS list includes past, present, and future operators when applicable)
Pistol / Sidearm
Compact design for close-quarters work or general self-defense.


Overall Length
172 mm
6.77 in
Barrel Length
96 mm
3.78 in
Empty Wgt
1.48 lb
0.67 kg
Sights


Front; Rear


Action


Recoil / Double-Action; Semi-Automatic

Semi-Automatic
One shot per trigger pull; self-loading or auto-loading action aided by internal mechanism; trigger management (and initial cocking) typically required by the operator; subsequent shots are aided by the unlocked / moved bolt.
(Material presented above is for historical and entertainment value and should not be construed as usable for hardware restoration, maintenance, or general operation - always consult official manufacturer sources for such information)


Caliber(s)*


.45 ACP

Rounds / Feed


9- / 10- / 13-round detachable box magazine
Cartridge relative size chart
*May not represent an exhuastive list; calibers are model-specific dependent, always consult official manufacturer sources.
**Graphics not to actual size; not all cartridges may be represented visually; graphics intended for general reference only.


Glock 30 - Base Series Designation


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