Does the Glock Model 30 45.ACP Hold Up? Watch Sootch’s Review of the Big Bore G30!

The Glock Model 30 is a compact 45 ACP handgun with a 10-round magazine capacity. Introduced in 1997, it has been a very popular big bore option. Let’s break it down!


Caliber: 45 Auto
Barrel Length: 96 mm | 3.78 inch
System: Safe Action
Trigger Pull: 5.5 Lbs.
Capacity: 10+1
Weight W/Loaded Mag: 955 g | 33.69 oz
Weight W/Unloaded Mag: 745 g | 26.28 oz
Weight W/No Mag: 675 g | 23.81 oz.

The Glock Model 30 is a 10-round capacity compact 45 ACP pistol designed for the American market. 45 ACP has always been very popular here in the U.S. This was the compact version. In 1991 they introduced the model 21, which is a 13 + 1 capacity and it is a full-sized pistol. Very thick, yet very capable. I mean, it is Glock reliability.

The G30 comes in an easy-to-shoot package that combines a shorter trigger reach with adequate magazine capacity. The modular back strap system makes it easy to customize its grip to accommodate any hand size and the reversible magazine catch makes it ideal for left and right-handed shooters.

Although the Glock 30 is now discontinued, it is a solid handgun in a legendary .45 caliber that offers excellent out-of-the-box precision paired with the ballistic quality of a genuine big-bore caliber!

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