So Glock just announced a new .45 ACP pistol to add to their lineup. The Glock 30S. Its a G36 slim profile slide on a Gen3 G30SF frame. Its obviously aimed at filling some perceived gap between the 30 and 36. Why they chose the G30SF frame over the Gen4 G30 frame to give folks the choice of grip size I don't know, but the thing here was the inclusion of the slimmer slide on top of it. I suppose perhaps the slide would not work on the Gen4 frame? I think other than the RTF2 texture it matters littles, as I have recently stated in my G26 Gen4 review that I don't think the majority of shooters will use anything other than the standard (SF) grip size anyway.
Anyway from Glock's site...
GLOCK, Inc Unveils the New 30S Pistol Model
GLOCK, Inc. announced a new addition to its pistol lineup - the GLOCK 30S. The conceal-and-carry hybrid pistol features impressive stopping power consisting of a factory-made 36 slide on top of a 30SF frame. Its compact design and simple operation allow smooth drawing in a .45 caliber pistol. The 30S packs 10 rounds of .45 ACP in a package that fits the hands of most any user. The G30S is easy to use, easy to conceal and tough to contend with.Today
“The G30S platform has been more than a year in the making,” explained Josh Dorsey, GLOCK Vice President. “Our original request from the field - particularly from law enforcement - was to have a more concealable .45 that still carries 10 rounds, so we utilized the G30 SF frame after it was thoroughly tested, presented and accepted as the desired frame for the G30S.”
The full details of the new model are outlined below:
**depending on ammunition used