Glock 30SF Problems that Break All Hell Loose

The Glock 30SF handgun has 2-10 round normal capacity magazines and is chambered in 45 ACP. The SF designation refers for short frame, and Glock made the grip on this model smaller overall.

Many individuals will consider that to be more ergonomic for them than anything else out there. However, the most common problems with the Glock 30SF are: FTF problems, jamming issue, failure to return to battery and trigger reset problem.

I will give you the solution to these common issues in this article. Additionally, you will get authentic reviews from users as well. So stay tuned!

Features & Specifications of Glock 30SF:

Barrel Length96 mm
Magazine CapacityStandard: 10 Optional: 9 / 13
Overall Length177 mm
Caliber.45 Auto (sub-compact)
Twist Length400 mm
Rear SightNight Sights
SafetySafe Action
Dimensions Width (Overall): 35 mm Height Incl. Mag.: 122 mm
WeightWith empty magazine: 745 g
Trigger Pull28 N
Common Glock 30SF Problems and Solutions
Glock 30SF

Common Glock 30SF Problems and Solutions

FTF ProblemsTroubleshoot trigger bar and related problems.
Jamming IssueTroubleshoot magazine.
Failure to Return to BatteryTroubleshoot or send it to Glock.
Trigger Reset ProblemTroubleshoot trigger housing and connector.

FTF Problems

Every time, the final round of the bullet shoouw feeding issues.

The final or next-to-last round that jams has the bullet inserted only 1/4 of the way into the battery and is slanted slightly downward.

Possible Reasons

There will be rubbing on the trigger bar where the arm extends up to contact the safety plunger from contacting the slide.

On rare occasions, the rubbing with the SF frames results in failure to return to battery problems.

The Fix

Before mailing it in, try phoning and ordering these parts to fix the problem.

Since they won’t ship you these components unless you are a certified Glock armorer, you will need to find one to complete the task.

If Glock doesn’t have a repair, simply file away a little portion of that trigger bar location.

Jamming Issue

While attempting to feed the ammo, it jams every second or third shot.

When using Winchester 230 Grain White Box Ball Ammunition, Remington UMC 230 Grain Ball Ammunition, or comparable ammunition, it may occur.

Possible Reasons

Jamming Issue
Jamming Issue

These problems are typical of this model. Some firearms are still plagued by the FTRTB and frame rails that are out of specification.

It may jam when feeding ammunition due to an issue with the a trigger bar transfer. Another possibility is that the springs are a little too stiff.

The Fix

Leave your mags fully loaded until your next trip.

If the issue persists, send it to Glock. They might replace any out of spec parts and the issue can be solved.

Keep the gun clean and lubed.

Failure to Return to Battery

Numerous different ammo brands would lead the gun fail to return to battery.

Possible Reasons

It has been a frequent issue with the 30SF. Glock needs 6 to 8 weeks to fix these problems.

Both the recoil spring and the trigger bar model are possibilities. The recoil spring is not able to maintain its position and jumps up from it.

Another possible cause is a hairline crack in the frame, just below the area where the recoil spring is located.

The Fix

To fix a problem, you may simply rack the slide and chamber another round.

But as soon as the issue arises, it grows worse to the point where the slide no longer seems like it is on the rails correctly when firing.

I could offer you a lot of advice, but most of it would be useless. The best advice is to just call Glock and request a another model as a replacement.

Trigger Reset Problem

The trigger on a Glock 30SF might not reset.

Possible Reasons

Possible culprit: a twisted trigger spring on the trigger bar.

The trigger reset could also be caused by a weak striker spring or a clogged striker channel.

Additionally, excessive gun oil or factory grit/grease may be the cause.

The Fix

Check your slide stop and make sure the spring is positioned beneath the appropriate pin in the frame.

A different connector should be used, and some lubricant or oil should be applied to the connector cam area on the slide.

A different trigger mech housing can be used to test if the problem is fixed.

User Feedback on Glock 30SF

Users who own the SF, never look back! It is almost the same size as the 19/23/32, but it has a visibly thicker grip. The gun shoots so wonderfully, people just can’t say enough good things about it.

The same frame is used by the 30S and the 30SF. Gen3 Short Frame, or “SF,” The small frame fundamentally reduces trigger reach. As a result, it is shorter from the rear strap to the front of the grip.

It’s similar to a Gen 4 but without a rear strap. The 30S differs in that it makes use of the 36 single-stack slides. The 30SF utilizes the same conventional fat slide as the 29.

However, some users who own the 30S as well will disagree. Although the 30SF shoots well, they believe the 30S would be a better option for carrying.

Users are also irritated by issues like a hairline crack in the lower frame in front of the locking block and a trigger bar that rises out of the frame.

In my opinion, rent both the 30SF and 30S with you. Check which you love more and then make a purchase!

Top 3 Alternative Guns of Glock 30SF

Based on comparing the specs, features, practicality, and performance, I have found the 3 best alternatives to Glock 30SF. 

Glock 30S

Of course, this is the best alternative to the 30SF. The frame of the SF is smaller, and the slide of the S is smaller. It will slightly better conceal. The 30S is perfect if you intend to keep it stock.

Glock 21SF

Each is a belt gun. Both of them need a holster. Compared to the 30SF, it features a somewhat heavier trigger pull. Both are roughly equally accurate, though.

Glock 36

The G36 weighs 6 ounces less when loaded and 4 ounces less when unloaded, and it holds less ammo. The G36 recoils more than the G30.

Recoil sensitive folks might not enjoy it because it is visible.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Is the Glock 30SF a good carry gun?

Not as much as a Glock 30S.

Is the Glock 3S double stack?


How many rounds does a Glock 30SF hold?

The G30 SF comes with 2 double-stack 10-round magazines.

How to reduce the Glock 30SF trigger pull?

An easy upgrade is the NY1 and the 3.5lb connector.

Can I use Factory 45 ACP in a Glock 30SF?

Ideally, you shouldn’t. 45 ACP factory cartridges are created for 5 “barrels. The G30SF barrel is 3.77 inches. It will leave unburnt powder.


The Glock 30SF is a great gun. However, it is smaller and so the compromise with the recoil may be an issue.

With larger hands, the pinkie finger may get pinched between the base plate of the mag and the frame when the gun is fired. This is obviously an issue.

However, the CCW really compliments people with a medium stature. It is very easy to conceal and carry. It can easily become their EDS.

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