sunset from behind the wire

sunset from behind the wire

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Not Quite a Pocket Pistol

Concealed carry in .45 ACP

Glock-30S - Designed for law enforcement concealed carry, available to the public.

The recently released Glock G30S Gen3 45ACP pistol offers a slimmer slide (the "S" in G30S stands for Slim) than the Glock 30/30SF and is designed for more comfortable concealed carry situations. 10 rounds of .45 ACP +P are not enough for some and more than enough for others. In a concealed carry setting, it's an arsenal. In the end it comes down to the shooter and personal preference.

The G30S, G30 and G30SF all use an identical recoil spring assembly. Traveling at a higher velocity, the remaining momentum of the G30S slide is greater as the slide strikes the frame in recoil. The difference can be felt compared to a G30/30SF. Compared to the slimline G36, the wider grip of the G30S distributes recoil energy over a larger surface area of the hand making the G30S more comfortable to shoot.

Even though I'm not a Deputy Sheriff and never was one, the Orange County Sheriff's Department ordered six G-30S handguns nearly a year ago. They just came in and my name was on one of them.