Interestingly, the problem with the finger in the trigger guard could be solved by putting a concave curve in the trigger as other manufacturers have done. Instead of simply buying an aftermarket barrel, you’ll need to buy a whole new slide as well. Since switching to the PT-145. It has a trigger safety, a striker block, and a drop safety. However I want to know if there is anything available for this such as the roni or any other type of carbine stock unit for it? The Glock 43, also known as the G43, is the latest innovation from Glock. I sold my 23gen3 to my father. The recoil spring assembly has been upgraded to a Gen 4 style, which also helps alleviate the kick of shooting .45 from a light pistol. Give the trigger guard undercut a shave – this will help your grip angle significantly. I’ve heard from friends that Gen 4 Glocks have a lot of significant improvements over previous-generation designs, but with those inevitably came unwelcome changes. In addition to the 10-round magazines that come standard with the various GLOCK 30 models, GLOCK also makes 9-round magazines that sit flush with the bottom of the grip and provide an even smaller profile (these were scarce for a while, but now seem to be readily available). The Glock 43, also known as the G43, is the latest innovation from Glock. I have, and carried for years, a Glock 30 and put over 10,000 rounds through it. I think that would probably be a good purchase YMMV. But I’m just curious as to how many rounds you’ve put through the gun before the review. Wanting to stay with 45ACP in a smaller, lighter and higher capacity weapon I recently purchased a G30S. Some who otherwise loved the Glock 30 for well over a decade complained its wide slide bothered them in terms of concealment. I’ll admit I’m not a Glock fan but if there was ever one I’d consider, it’s this. My father also uses one for his 23. Another readily visible difference can be easily seen when looking closely at the business ends of Gen 3 and Gen 4 pistols. I have a new Glock 30S and have shot it a total of 2 times and 250 rounds. Also on the grip, Gen 4 Glock pistols now sport a bigger, more pronounced magazine release button. It is reliable, accurate, and an all around awesome gun. The G19 I had caused the same problem. I moved back to Viginia and ended up puchasing the Glock 30s. The only accessories I did to the 30S were practical/functional ones. It may not have the mechanical accuracy of a custom 1911, but it’s all you’ll need in a $600 carry pistol. Any idea if there’s any consideration of doing the 30s treatment to a Glock 29? Quickly followed a friends advice and installed a trigger upgrade. It would have been nice had GLOCK included the Gen4 magazine catch, and the magazine springs are annoyingly stiff as well. Glock 30 SF (left) and Glock 30 S (right) Conclusion. Manufactured to Glock® specifications in Austria by Glock®.All models include round count indicator on rear face of magazine body and standard factory baseplate. Good write-up, and info. Tango 165 grain .45ACP. Because of the reversible magazine release button feature, Glock also designed the magazines to have notches on both sides. Carry without a holster that covers the trigger is not recommended by anyone. Glock has the luxury of being able to produce as many different types of pistols as they can dream up and of course they want to create a pocket .45 ACP…[sociallocker id=”1383″]Glock first came out with the Glock 30 chambered in .45 ACP, then they said, “make it smaller,” and produced the Glock 30SF (short frame) which is loved by all. If I take a shell out, it goes in with no problem. Choose Genuine Factory Magazines For Top Performance & Reliability. Somehow, no matter how thoughtful that sentiment may (or may not) be, the thought of not being able to claim my prize still stings…hold on a minute, I need to wipe the condensation off the window again so I can see what freedom looks like for those on the “other side” of the iron curtain…. I think Glock might release a Gen 4 version, but it may take a while. You have entered an incorrect email address! is tolerable and reliability with my favorite defensive OVERALL * * * * 1/2 Granted, my wrist is held together with parts harvested from other areas of my wrist, but it was just wasn’t pleasant for me to shoot. Maybe you’ll find info to help you decide whether or not the Gen 4 you’re eyeing will fit your needs. I have no problems with my 30S, and I don't feel undergunned when I have it. “Your”! Comparing Gen 3 and Gen 4 slides, we noticed that there are slight differences especially in stress points where some of the slide’s walls are longer and thicker. They never got it right My Taurus 745 was equal junk. The sights are a bit underwhelming, and the subcompact build might not work best for everyone. I'd take a 30S over a Glock 19 any day. This resulted in faster frame wear in Gen 3 Glocks chambered for the .40 S&W. STIFF springs included. All factory and never a failure with factory ammo, even very old WWII surplus ball ammo. Not only is the magazine release bigger on Gen 4 Glocks, they’re also designed to be reversible out of the box. Thanks for the great review! Whatever…. The holster options are extensive, but I tend to stick to a simple Blackhawk! Bought you’self a Maglula Uplula mag loader. Try with some other ammo and see if you have the same problem. To fit the new beefier recoil guide rod, Gen 4 slides have to have a bigger cutout portion in front. When I use regular 230 FMJ the weapon reacts normally. I too found that the stock 30S was uncomfortable on my middle finger knuckle. The company uses a newer salt-bath ferritic-nitrocarburizing finishing processwhich Glock aficionados refer to as Melonite. 1. I had a Taurus 111 millenium pro in 9mm . Nice review Nathaniel. And the first thing people noticed with these pistols is for the first time, they all bear the Gen4 mark on the slide. I carry all day, everyday even at home and hardly realize it’s on my hip at 3:30 position. Most comfortable IWB I’ve owned. I swapped in a new extractor and plunger and spring, no go. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. My problem, I had a G36. Within a few days they got back to me stating they had changed my order to the 30s. tolerable. 3. As long as the finish is corrosion-resistant, I’m all for it. I can carry the pistol and a spare mag all day in reasonable comfort, and it has become my go-to gun for road trips. As many of you who have read my written articles know by now, I’ve always been an all-steel handgun guy. Overall length: 6.96″ Very soft shooting for a 45. If you want stock only – change to an OEM G21 smooth-faced trigger ($15) performance and reliability of this platform make it all Glock released the Gen 4 in 2010. I’ve never felt inadequate with what I have: a gunsmith-tuned Norc commander 1911 in .45 ACP, a Taurus 689 VR 6-inch in .357 Magnum, and a Rock Island M202 in .38 Special. I can’t recall a single failure out of the hundreds of rounds I’ve put through it. I recently bought a 30S and a Springfield Government 1911 (planning on Wild Bunch shooting). Being the owner of dozens of holsters of various configurations, I have a tendency to go back to sticking them in my belt. I like the .45 I will look into a IWB holster also. Glock, Inc. and Austrian counterpart Glock Ges.m.b.H are the defendants in a proposed class action filed by two Arizona residents who allege certain semi-automatic handgun models manufactured, imported and sold by the companies possess a defect that renders the pistols “unreasonably dangerous and unfit for their intended use.” Glock was made famous when novice gunmaker Gaston Glock produced the G17 pistol to fulfill an Austrian Army contract. Never could reliably hit the broadside of a barn with a 1911. I would get a 45 if they made ’em g2. She shoots the 30S better as well. Great write up thanks.. No manual safety. I’ve never felt inadequate with what I have: a gunsmith-tuned Norc commander, But being the true blue handgun enthusiast that I am, and being a guy who likes to try something new from time to time like all red-blooded men do, especially when that something is being sold at a bargain, I recently took a passing interest in a Gen 4, All Gen 4 models now have a “Gen 4” stamp laser-etched on their slides, Another new feature that distinguishes Gen 4 pistols from previous-gen Glocks is its finish. Time will tell. Absolutely love my 30S. I have been carrying a Glock 30S for the last two years after retiring from 30 years in LE via southern California. My best groups were with the Glock, even though I just get my third finger on the 10 round magazine. Now, i can hear the comments on this Brazilian, “Saturday Night” Special!… No longer the Case!…. Roy Clagg, The sizes of the two were almost identical, biggest differences are the size of the grip and the 30 is about 2mm longer. If I hadn’t been so lazy this is the gun I would have reviewed. Funny timing for this write-up. Nice review, Nathanael! Too bad they don’t call out that dimension in their specs. One of them is the Gen 4’s heavier trigger pull. I am thinking of getting a 30S. The recommendation to make sure the trigger is covered in all your holsters is to prevent the accidental discharge of the weapon. With the slightest changes in the overall dimensions of the frame and slide, a somewhat smaller trigger group has to be used. I am an old Marine and grew up on 1911A1’s. I hit the net and did some DIY research, and found several successful undercut techniques that will not affect the integrity of the G30S. Like you, I have a full sized Government Colt 1911, a Sig P220 Carry with tac-light, and the G30S that all shoot 45 ACP, and I just like shooting the little Glock 30S the best. I literally live with the 30S on my hip. I didn’t have this problem with the stock 10-round magazines nor with the 13-round magazines with the grip sleeve, even though they too leave a small gap between the bottom of the grip and the magazine grip extension. I love my Glock 30S, and I’m really not a Glock guy. It just works for me. Know little about Glock pistols. Only a few quibbles keep it from a full 5 stars. I have the 30s 45acp and LOVE it. At about 8 ft. my first round was a bullseye…practical accuracy is definitely more than adequate. I love the fact that I can carry hi-cap 13 round mags in my home state and convert to legal mags when traveling in a slave state. The newer dual-captive spring recoil guide rod was designed to alleviate this problem. While I prefer the G30 Gen4 grip, I find the Gen3 grip of the 30S to be adequate, and for those who wish to modify it, there is no shortage of aftermarket options. Which other companies, Warranty their Guns?…. I tried some Federal Premium Personal defense 165 grain HYDRO SHOCK and it was not a pleasant experience. They’re chambered for the same caliber too, and except for the latter version having a stamp on the slide that says Gen 4, they look and feel the same. And… surprisingly, my wife likes it better than any of the “larger” Glocks – larger than her G42. Mastro, Also the salesman said i could simply put a 10mm barrel on it for a woods gun but that doesn’t appear to be the case with the S. Anyone have any experience with turning the 30s into a 10mm? This is a factory 10-round magazine for Gen 4 Glock 30 and 30SF pistols in .45 ACP. Had a 30s, eventually sold it and bought a 30SF. Its style is found in looking exactly like what it is: a good, reliable pistol. I love the gun. I had a HK USP .45 for CC if I thought I might be someplace where I was more likely to need the extra firepower, just in case. The bigger-diameter guide rod is part of a newer recoil system designed to minimize wear on the frame. I love my G30S, she’s sweet and she’s a keeper. Glock only installed this new ejector design in later production Gen 4 frames because the earlier ones used the same ejector that Gen 3s used which didn’t quite work out the way they thought it would — specifically, it resulted in a lot of BTFs (brass to the shooter’s face) and FTEs (failure to eject). So, in short, I love the setup with this kit. Glock reportedly put that little bulge on there to make sure the firing pin stays centered when striking the primer of a chambered cartridge. Repair turn around is about 2 weeks!…[Having sent my PT-745 back, i got it back in 13 days!…. It works for me. The new spring attaches to the guide rod via a steel lip on the end. The… I recommend putting night sights on if you’re going to use it as a carry gun—if you have to face bad guys in the proverbial dark alley a quick and bright sight picture may save your life. © Copyright 2021 Center for the National Interest All Rights Reserved, As many of you who have read my written articles know by now, I’ve always been an all-steel handgun guy. I’m with Captain George. when not at the range. My EDC is an older G30 that is bone stock and it is a bit bulky but a fantastic gun. Having lived in the suburbs for a little under a decade now and working from home, I’ve never felt the need to get a smaller piece for concealed carry, much less one made of plastic. Would like a glock.. hopefully I’ll be able to afford one in the near future… Bought a G30 waaaaaaay back after seeing the write-up Both are enticing offers — but even if I had money to spare, I’m not sure I’d want one over the other. -I know just have 9 … September 30, 2019 Topic: Security Region: ... GLOCK GEN 4 PROBLEMS. Good review. I’ve got a 19 and a 30s. After those, I stood up and took my shots in a variety of ways from 10-12 yards: slow single shots, rapid strings of 4 or 5 shots, double-taps after bringing the gun up from a low ready, and even a few from the bench again. Since the first Glocks were originally designed for the 9mm which has a weaker recoil compared to the .40 S&W, the recoil guide rodand recoil spring rated for 9mm recoil are considerably weaker against the snappy recoil of the .40 S&W. Style * * * either the extractor bar has a problem and it needs to go back to Glock, which by the way they are really courteous and very quick, or you may have ammo that has a short of oddly shapped lip on the edge of the casing. My first-ever shot with this pistol was dead center, and while I haven’t always shot that well, that isn’t the gun’s fault. I mean come on, these are Glocks, not high-end custom 1911s. This is a direct response to one of the most common complaints by Glock owners about the rather miniscule magazine release button on previous-gen pistols. But GLOCK gets it: http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_8IcO1ehweFs/RxLcnKJ8iwI/AAAAAAAABfY/5UDu5V_DEaM/s1600/Glock-Microstamping.jpg, All the rest of Saint Gaston’s fine products have only one more year before they become too hazardous for us to be allowed to buy, unless GLOCK continues to pay the Lawful Commerce Bribe to keep them grandfathered into safety. When I use regular 230 FMJ the weapon reacts normally. It is is a year-round gun as it is small enough to be a valid option for summer concealed carry, especially with the 9-round magazine. Nice write up! The 30S also has an accessory rail, so you can stick a light and/or a laser on if you like, though it might stick out past the muzzle. A 1/4-pound weight saving is always appreciated on a “carry gun.” So is slimness, particularly when carrying inside … I’ve got tractions on mine, makes a world of difference and they are around 10 bucks. What about those of us who live behind a “gun rights iron curtain” or the East Berlin of the U.S. in states like NY? WARNING. The G29 Gen3 has identical overall dimensions as the G30S, except the G29 is 9mm shorter, 75g heavier when loaded, and delivers 1.5-2x the muzzle energy. Overall, this is an excellent pistol that I highly recommend to anyone who wants a compact .45 as their carry piece. Recoil is typical Glock and with the Glock Glove is just makes shooting fun. The Glock 30 SF Handgun has One Problem. For this review I took it to the range with a box of Herter’s 230 grain brass-cased ammo, slapped an 8-inch target on a cardboard box, and took my first three shots from a bench at about 10 yards. If you’re somewhere in the middle and are looking for a good concealed carry gun in a heavy-hitting caliber, give the 30S a shot. Weight empty: 22.95 ounces Survey of 13 Gun Owners Proves SAFE Act Encourages Mentally Ill to Seek Help. One knock on the 30S is that, unlike other GLOCK 30 models, the slide design has prevented easy conversions to other calibers. Field-stripping the pistol and examining the internals reveal a bulge on that part of the trigger bar that sticks out (this part is supposed to deactivate the trigger safety whenever the trigger is pulled, thus firing the weapon). Good to hear the 30s is a good carry gun. That double captive recoil spring is no joke, especially since it must compensate for the missing 3.5oz. If you’re looking to for a different model, check out our Glock 17 vs. Glock 19 comparison article. {Love}_~- affair?,,,, \/\/ / punctuation; “‘makes’ it almost” Impossible!? I also have a G21, a 30s and a G19. Also, with a light/laser combo and a 13-round magazine the 30S becomes a very potent home defense pistol. Bought the g30s, it is my everyday carry now. The trigger pull itself is fairly unique, it doesn’t feel anything like a DA or SA, and is the same for every shot. For my last SSE acquisition in CA I ended up with a Glock 30 Gen4 with the intention to put a 36 slide on it for one of my future ccw guns. Though, like I said, I prefer my 41 when I go out looking for a fight. This could be one of two things. We go over the specifications and bit of history as to how the 30S became to be. He loves that gun and shoots extremely well with it. Instead of simply buying an aftermarket barrel, you’ll need to buy a whole new slide as well. Both are dead ringers, but if I want to carry a .45 for whatever logic I decide upon, I go to the 30S. Is recoil painful and how Much Is it compared to the Beretta 92?Is the slide easy to rack and Is the grip confortable.Thanx to all. Your love-affair with punctuation makes it almost impossible to read your comment. Shooting and showing the new Glock 30S, a great little defensive pistol in .45 ACP. I inspected the spring and it seemed to function but it's a double spring so pretty stiff. They’re both Glocks. I started out with a S&W scandium alloy frame .357 for EDC. What company makes the grip sleeve that you are using on the G21 mag? Furthermore, the 13-round magazines made for the full size .45 GLOCK models will fit in the G30 models, and aftermarket grip sleeves can be used to provide a full, comfortable grip (13-round magazines not available in states where the Constitution is seen as expendable). As far as aesthetics, there are some who don’t like it — they claim that the shade of black Gen 4 pistols use this time looks a little bit on the dull gray side of things. That may be the only reason I wont get one right now. I look forward to purchasing a Glock 30 S this month. When I was at the LGS counter I had the G30S, G30 G4, and a Larry Vickers G19 G3 in front of me. Notify me of follow-up comments by email. You do the Math?…. In the end, the Glock 30S is not only a capable shooter with plenty of on-board capacity but also, in holsters such as the Galco Scout or High Noon Slide Guard, a decently comfortable carry. The original versions of this pistol were cobbled together by GLOCK enthusiasts who would put the slide from a GLOCK 36 (a single-stack .45 ACP) onto the frame of a GLOCK 30 (a double stack .45 ACP). I have tinkered with all my Glocks, but I have tried to leave my 30S as stock as possible because I carry it often enough. 500 is a little bit under 100,000 though…. Good to have an EDC gun that is powerful, accurate and reliable. Price: $545-600 ($550 via Brownells). Neither could anyone else. Gotta problem tho... Just cleaned my Glock 30SF as I have for the last several times and now with the slide forward I can NOT seat the clip when full unless I hit the bottom of the clip really hard. Overall, your issues with the G19 and G30 sound like they have been limited to their stock grooved triggers (I hate them too). I’ve got smaller hands and noticed the trigger guard was rubbing hard on the top of my knuckle. For more information go to www.p65Warnings.ca.gov. There might be something out there that won’t cycle in this gun, but I haven’t found it yet. My 1911’s are pulling full time safe-queen duty now. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. deep concealment in a pocket is no problem. While I could have just saved money and bought the G30S, I like the features of the Gen 4 such as the wide mag release, improved grip texture, shorter LOP just like the G30SF, and modular back straps. Note that aftermarket barrels for the G36 will fit the 30S slide. But they were all lemons. problem with glock 30s. Believe me, it will probably take 8 to 12 weeks from the time you order to receive them but is worth the wait. It only goes off if the trigger is pulled. The G36 width slide on the Gen4 G30 would be nirvana, but as it is the standard slide is just too wide, it works ok on the G21’s I have handled but feels weird for a smaller gun. Sleeker and lighter is the way to go in a gun that will be tucked inside your waistband or hanging off your belt all day. During the second magazine I encountered a stove pipe FTE malfunction which I attributed to limp wristing. With all due respect to the venerable, beautiful, and often very expensive 1911 design, guns like the GLOCK 30S are guns for the people. Thank You.Which gun have You used the first time? I will hold it for you and keep it safe in my safe. This is a very easy and inexpensive fix. I went to get a 30S but when holding it, it was really uncomfortable. I have put a large number of rounds through this gun with a variety of brands of ammo without any major issues. . The. I did notice the Mag was very hard to put in the gun when all 10 rounds Loaded. To fit the new beefier recoil guide rod, Gen 4 slides have to have a bigger cutout portion in front. The grip itself is that of a Gen3 30SF (short frame), which makes holding a double-stack .45 caliber pistol more manageable for shooters with smaller hands. I’ve seen some skateboard tape style strips for sale online that enhance the traction for slide manipulation. Because of all the alterations in the frame and grip dimensions. Stiff magazine springs??? Although a .45 will always be too much for some shooters, the 30S mitigates the recoil very well for a pistol of this size. The latter’s recoil guide rod has a larger diameter and this isn’t for show. Easily makes the 30s the best fitting gun to my hand. . I have now sold both guns and will not have another Glock. By making all their own parts, they can Warranty their Guns, for life!…[Selling the Gun, the Warranty goes With the Gun!…]. I changed the trigger to an OEM G21 smooth faced trigger, slightly undercut the trigger guard, and I added the heavy tungsten guide rod – and that is it for tweaking it. As I mentioned in the review, I had some pinch with the 9-round magazines, none with the others. Some who otherwise loved the Glock 30 for well over a decade complained its wide slide bothered them in terms of concealment. Great review. How does this compare to an XDS in terms of size? GLOCK eventually recognizing a good thing when it saw it, began producing this mix-and-match pistol as the 30S and had an immediate hit. Had you thought about decal grips, such as traction grips or Talon grips? Since I am medium framed and over 6ft. It’s not like I doubt the Glock reliability or anything I just wanna know. At the time I ordered mine the g30s wasn’t on their website as an option. My local LGS is selling a Glock 17 Gen 3 for $400 and a Glock 17 Gen 4 for $450. And this space happens to … The Berreta 92FS http://www.thetruthaboutguns.com/2015/01/daniel-zimmerman/gun-review-beretta-92-fs-compact-l/9mm was the first gun I ever fired. First two times I shot it I’d get a blood blister from the dippy mag joined with the short grip. Yes I have changed guns, to a Glock 36 for easier discrete carry, then to a Springfield Armory XDs, but the Glock 30 enjoys a prominent place in whatever vehicle I'm driving. This means a Gen 3 recoil guide rod will not fit in a Gen 4 slide unless you use one of the. Good luck, and I hope you have another try. I’ve always had a dislike for plastic guns. So I selected the g30 holster and sent them an email stating that I needed for the g30s. I carry it in an Alien Gear “Cloak Tuck 3.0 IWB” with 10+1 and a 13 round mag in backup. Snagging the trigger going in our touching the trigger taking it out requires 5 to 5-1/2 pounds of force to break over and fire. Any idea if the reliability problems from the Glock 36 are translating to the 30S? Shooting the Glock 30S . Good luck. Even with the medium backstrap on my Gen4 Glock 22 (supposedly same circumfrance as the Gen3 grip) I still feel a lot more confident with the texture. It’s powerful, accurate, reliable, customizable and affordable. The newer dual-captive spring recoil guide rod was designed to alleviate this problem. I’d estimate I’ve put 500 rounds through this gun, but I haven’ really kept track, since I had no idea I’d be reviewing it until about a week ago. Other than that, you can modify it as much or as little as you like, with a cornucopia of aftermarket parts to choose from. I … To* your….. comment, . But I know somehow that stamp isn’t just for show. Chunky and a little heavy ? I think I was having so much fun shooting that I must have gotten complacent with the grip, causing the malfunction. Failures to feed and return to battery with different G30 mags and ammo (factory and reloads). GLK Glock 30S .45 ACP 3.78 Inch Barrel Black Finish Fixed Sights 10 Round Glock 30S - $599.99 SKU: SS-83988 Factory Number: PH3050201 GLOCK UPC Number: 764503822018 GLK Glock 30S .45 ACP 3.78 Inch Barrel Black Finish Fixed Sights 10 Round Glock 30S Offers excellent out-of-the-box It is possible to have an unintended discharge but this is no different than any other glock made. Sian, Can you expand on your comment that it is not recommended to carry the G30s without a holster that covers the trigger? Another new feature that distinguishes Gen 4 pistols from previous-gen Glocks is its finish. The reach of the Glock empire is furthering, and it has a choke hold to the .45 cal market. I wouldn’t put 45 GAP in a 45ACP pistol. Both are soft shooters. While heavy, it seems to mostly push back up the arm toward the shoulder, thereby reducing muzzle flip. hug Member. As an added, but unintended bonus, a Glock 19 safely fits most inside / outside the waistband holsters designed for the Glock 30S (but not vice versa). Different people can now choose to make the grip bigger (which is helpful for those with bigger hands) for a more solid purchase on the grip and more comfort when shooting. Comfortable even for my size, short fat and squatty, all ass and no body. With these magazines you have the capacity of a full-size GLOCK .45 available for your 30S. Reset is short, positive, and somewhat loud. Question of the Day: What’s Your Definition of a [Gun] Optimist? So far on holsters I have used and liked a simple belt clip kydex IWB like the Cook’s, also reviewed on TTAG. $248 at Buds. Try with some other ammo and see if you have the same problem. Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by hug, Aug 20, 2016. The extra little bit of weight on the regular 30 slide makes enough of a difference for me. Shooters may find that some magazine configurations suit them better than others. Such problems are dependent on hand size and grip, so I can’t make any predictions as to what, if any, difficulties others may have with fingers getting pinched in the gap, except to note that it’s a possibility. We look at Boscos Glock 30S. I really wanted the 45 since my employer gives me unlimited 45, but had to settle with what was comfortable and I know I am very accurate with the 40. Carry * * * * * My Glock 30s did have more recoil than most of the pistols I have shot. Or Not. For some reason I am a better shot with the 21. Shots that missed down and left while using the 9-round magazine. Just got one and wow love it. The company, Gen 4 Glocks also come with grips that are relatively thinner compared to all previous generation pistols. 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