Since the 1980s, the Glock family of semi-automatic pistols have taken the American firearms market by storm. Gaston Glock, an Austrian engineer, brought the industry a unique perspective by using his engineering prowess to leave a lasting imprint on the firearms culture and its citizens for generations to come.
What has become known as ‘America’s Gun’, the Glock 17 was Glock’s first ever foray into firearms and was originally designed for the Austrian military. It soon became the choice of hundreds of law enforcement agencies, thousands of officers, and millions of civilians throughout the United States and around the word.
- 1 Evolution of the Glock 30
- 2 Choosing a Holster for Glock 30
- 3 Glock 30 IWB Holsters
- 4 Glock 30S/Glock 30SF Holsters
- 5 Glock Accessories
Evolution of the Glock 30
The Glock 30 is a fine example of the evolution of the original Glock design. In the Glock 30, ‘America’s Gun’ is mated with ‘America’s Cartridge’, the .45 ACP, on a compact frame designed for covert and plainclothes law enforcement, military, and legal concealed carry owners. The standard 10-round magazine fully loaded brings the carry weight of the Glock 30 to just over 33.5 ounces. With the length at just under seven inches and height just less than five inches, the dimensions of this design makes this a very concealable pistol with a very potent and powerful punch.
*** For other Glock holster options (besides just the 30), here are some good choices for all Glock models.
Choosing a Holster for Glock 30
A firearm of this level needs a holster of equal measure and quality. You will find many great options starting with this Glock 30 Gen 4 from Gould & Goodrich.
Gould & Goodrich Concealment Inside Trouser Holster
The Gould & Goodrich B890-G30 Concealment Inside Trouser Holster has been designed to rest your firearm and holster inside the waistband of your pants. It’s made in the USA from top grain leather and provides excellent conceal-ability in a Glock Gen 4 holster. Whether on-duty or off-duty, you can feel safe in knowing that your firearm will be secure and ride comfortably in this Glock 30 concealed carry holster.
The stout clip will hold the holster and firearm wherever you put it, whether you prefer to carry your Glock in appendix-carry or strong-side hip carry. The unlined leather design is rigid enough to re-holster your firearm without the fear of collapse. This Glock 30 Gen 4 holster will fit your firearm like a glove right out of the box.
The concealment holster by Gould & Goodrich just cements the tradition and reputation of this fine holster manufacturer with Glock’s own renowned reliability.
Safariland Glock 30 ALS Concealment Paddle Holster
The Safariland Glock 30 Holster brings a level of safety in a Glock 30 Gen 4 holster that can only be compared to the patented Glock safety mechanism itself.
A simple straight draw with the thumb deactivation from a shooter’s grip will release the ALS system for quick deployment from this Glock 30 holster. The injection molding design of this concealed carry holster fits the pistol perfectly, creating a slim close-fitting ride for the wearer.
The Safariland Glock 30 holster provides a comfortable and easy on-and-off capability. The belt loop option is also available on this holster for belt widths from 1.5 to 1.75 inches. The suede lining will protect your firearm from debris and dirt in this classic outside the waistband Glock 30 holster design.
Glock 30 IWB Holsters
An inside the waistband holster (IWB) is self-describing in the moniker alone. To define this term, it’s a holster that holds the firearm and holster securely affixed (and tucked) to the inside of the waistband and belt of the wearer. It is concealed perfectly and kept out of view. We refer to the best overall IWB’s here. Let’s take a closer look at the top IWB holster for the Glock 30:
Glock 30S IWB Hybrid Holster
The Glock 30S IWB Hybrid Holster with Adjustable Retention and Comfort Curve is an excellent choice for your Glock 30S. This Glock 30 IWB holster is considered a hybrid holster because it blends the two most popular and durable holster component materials available on the market today. The leather and Kydex design, secured with Kevlar stitching, makes this a work of art. This Glock 30S IWB holster provides the:
- most comfort (the SHTF proprietary Comfort-Curve),
- incredible adjust-ability (adjust the carry height, the cant, and the retention tension),
- and effectiveness (the ACE, Always Combat Effective)
With the ability for rapid deployment for concealed carry, the Glock 30S IWB holster is a great model to use today. Made in the USA with a lifetime warranty and a 30-day satisfaction guarantee, there are very few substitutes for this hybrid holster from SHTF.
Glock 30S/Glock 30SF Holsters
The Glock 30S is a slimmer variation of the Glock 30, designed specifically for covert and plainclothes operators. The Glock 30S is an excellent choice for legal concealed-carry as well, with its lighter weight (under 23 ounces loaded) and narrower profile, when compared to the standard Glock 30.
The Glock 30SF has the same dimensions (under 7 inches long, under 5 inches high, under 1.5 inches thick) and weight (under 34 ounces loaded) of the standard Glock 30, however the back-strap is slightly reduced in circumference to provide increased comfort and control to shooters, especially those who may have smaller hands. Let’s view the top pick for the Glock 30S/SF:
Fobus Standard Paddle Holster
The Fobus Standard Paddle Holster, like all Fobus holsters, was designed for the Israeli Defense Forces for use with Glock pistols. The lightweight design (2 ounces) of the space age high-density plastics make this Glock 30SF holster one of the lightest, if not the lightest on the market.
Combine that feature with the miniscule weight of the Glock 30SF and you will have a pistol holster combination that will be comfortable and wearable even on your longest days in service.
The passive retention system in this Glock 30 holster allows for rapid firearm presentation without compromising personal security. The paddle system is also rubberized for extra stability. The Fobus Glock 30SF holster is assembled with steel reinforced rivets that make this a maintenance-free (just wipe it out with soap and water) holster system.
The 100% Lifetime Warranty on this Glock 30 SF holster means that you can purchase this item with complete confidence. The ‘no-questions asked’ customer satisfaction guarantee will help you rest easy and you can expect your Glock 30SF holster to perform day-in and day-out for as long as you own the piece.
The Glock Safe-Action pistols were designed to require limited knowledge and maintenance know-how for the end user. A Glock enthusiast will want to accessorize their Glock 30 pistol for a variety of uses. Some of the accessories are of the “toolbox” variety and others are of the “practical use” variety.
These accessories can minimize the ownership cost of your Glock 30 pistol by enabling the owner to perform the very basic routine maintenance without consulting a gunsmith. Other accessories will enable the shooters proficiency to increase making the Glock 30 more efficient and useful for defense, whether on the job or in the home.
Glock Disassembly Tool
The Glock Disassembly Tool is a toolbox variety Glock 30 accessory. It enables a Glock 30 pistol owner to be able to safely and efficiently disassemble their pistol for routine cleaning and maintenance. It is essentially all the tools you need for your Glock 30S in one neat package.
Pearce Grips Frames
The Pearce Grips Frames are a perfect add-on Glock 30 accessory for your pistol. This excellent do-it-yourself quick addition to your Glock 30 will enhance your shooting performance on your first trip to the range. This addition will provide an extra finger groove for the next logical finger positioning to give you a firmer grip, enhanced stability, and better controllability of your firearm. A great value for this Glock accessory you shouldn’t go without.