Glock 30 Gen 4 Review By Gunivore

There is one name in the Gun Industry that both gun enthusiasts and the everyday person are familiar with, Glock. For close to 50 years Glock has produced some of the most innovative and exciting firearms the world has seen. With both a unique design and a power that is uncontested the Glock family of firearms has become a welcomed friend in both the conceal to carry community as well as with police and military forces around the world. With so many people owning and operating Glock guns it should be no mystery to you that Glock knows what it is doing.

We found a great review on the site gunivore and wanted to do our own version and style. The glock 30 Gen 4 is a beast of a carry gun and we love it very much. I think all pistol lovers should get their hands on a Glock 30 because it will allow you to have an arsenal of firepower packed in on weapon.



I personally have been a Glock owner for over 20 years. The first handgun I ever owned was Glocks’ flagship gun the Glock 17. Since the Glock 17’s release there has been improvement after improvement in the guns they have entered into the market. Some of the more classic guns are the Glock 19 which is the subcompact version of the 17. Glock 19 is extremely famous and has been referenced in movies and in songs for decades. The trend has been to create a handgun that is more compact and more powerful. This idea translated into the Glock 30, the subcompact handgun to the Glock 21. This 45 caliber auto handgun packs a punch and delivers on all fronts. It’s a powerfully accurate pistol in a small package and that seems to be what the world wants now. Sorry Mr. Bacharach but what the world needs now is guns, sweet guns.

Glock 30 Tech Specs

Caliber / System – .45 Auto / Safe Action

Dimensions – Length: 175 mm / 6.88 in. – Height: 122 mm / 4.80 in. – Width: 32.50 mm / 1.27 in. – Barrel Height: 32 mm / 1.26 in. – Length Between Sights: 150 mm / 5.91 in. – Barrel Length: 96 mm / 3.77 in.

Weights – Unloaded: 745 g / 26.30 oz. – Loaded: 955 g / 33.71 oz.

Trigger Pull / Travel – Trigger Pull: ~2.5 kg / ~5.5 lbs. – Trigger Travel: ~12.5 mm / ~0.49 in.

Barrel Rifling / Length of Twist – Barrel Rifling:  right hand, octagonal – Length of Twist: 400 mm / 15.75 in.

Magazine Capacity – Standard: 10 – Optional: 13

Price – 550-600$

The Glock 30 comes in two alternative versions The Glock 30SF and Glock 30S. The Glock 30SF stands for ‘short frame’ and alludes to the guns cut down frame. It turns out that when the frame is shorter it lends increased comfort to those with smaller hands. The Glock 30S has the same length as the 30 SF but includes a thinner slide presumably to aid to the comfort of smaller hands once again. These two offerings complete the Glock 30 line and are the reason why the Glock 30 can be found on most lists of handguns for women.

Glock 30 Build

The Glock 30 is made out of the same polymer that has made the Glock 17 and 19 household names. From the get go, Glock has had to deal with the backlash of using polymer instead of steel in their design. I think the fact that Glock is still the cream of the crop should teach people that this polymer means business. The Glock 30 is a subcompact so once again it is perfect for those of us with smaller hands. That being said I have spoken to friends who happen to have larger hands and they claim the G30 is still comfortable for them as well. A gun is like your favorite food, you know what you like and not everyone likes the same thing so although this gun fits great for me you may find it not the same for yourself. The Glock 30 I have used is the Gen 4 version and like all Gen 4 version of Glock handguns it comes with interchangeable backstraps. This just adds to the fact that when it comes to Glock they want you to feel comfortable. The gun has a dual recoil feature and reversible magazine which give this offering extra muscle making it a bit more durable than your average handgun. The gun shoots 45 cab bullets which are fairly popular here in the U.S. This caliber is famous for its accuracy and stopping power. The G30 has a fairly smaller frame than most 45 cab handguns but don’t be fooled by the small size the Glock 30 can stand up to the best in the game.

Glock 30 Shooting

I was pleasantly surprised when I first started shooting this gun. I thought that because it was shooting 45 caliber bullets from such a small frame there would be a lot of kick back and the truth is there really wasn’t. It took some adjusting on my part to get the gun to sit just right but once I found that sweet spot I was hitting targets left and right.  The gun shot well at a variety of distances which convinced me that this gun is awesome. The issue I foresee is for shooters with hands on the larger side. But Glock thought of that and there are many accessories that you can add to this Glock to give your hand and fingers more room to sit.

Glock 30 Magazine

Once again the Glock 30 holds 45 caliber auto rounds. The magazine is much like the magazines of the older Glock models. Due to its compact size the Glock 30 has a limit of 10 rounds. You can upgrade to 13 and of course Glock has options for even more rounds but the more you add the less this ‘compact’ conceals and if you are buying this handgun odds are it is for the small size. If you find this to be a major issue there are larger handguns you may want to check out. The magazine is reversible which means you don’t have to pay too much attention when loading. The gun comes with a easy to use magazine release button as well.



Although Glock is world renown for their polymer frames and their durable handguns the one thing that most owners complain about are their stock sights. That is why there is an entire array of different sights offered to upgrade you handgun so that you can have more confidence when you shoot. I personally added night sights to mine and they worked quite well to give me perfect aim in both daytime and night time situations.

Besides being some of the most durable handguns on the market, Glocks are some of the safest. The Glock 30 is no different and has the “safe action” system built in. This system is Glocks fully automatic safety feature which ensures that you and anyone around remains safe while handling the weapon. It’s a 3 point system with the first point being the trigger safety. The trigger safety is basically a lever that when engaged does not allow the trigger to be pulled. The only way to disengage the safety is by pulling both the trigger and the lever at the same time.  Next is the firing pin safety, this is essentially a piece that sits in front of the firing pin which prevents the firing pin from moving. When the trigger is pull there is a piece that moves the firing pin safety out of the way allowing the firing pin to strike. Finally we have the drop safety which sits in the rear part of the trigger bar. When the trigger is engaged it moves to allow the gun to fire. These 3 steps complete the Glock 30’s safety features.

In Conclusion

The Glock 30 is once again an amazing Glock firearm. The 45 caliber magazine means you get a powerful weapon in a compact design. I would recommend this gun to anyone looking for a great conceal to carry handgun. The small size means it can fit nice and snug. There is a reason this handgun has been adopted by police forces all over the country. I will end by saying that everyone has different tastes so don’t take my word for it. Grab a Glock 30 for yourself and make up your own damn mind!

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