The pre-SHOT frenzy of new releases has seen the announcement of a brand new pistol caliber — the “30 Super Carry”. Announcement of the new cartridge stirred up all sorts of discussion on forums, Reddit threads, and all the other usual places.
The 30 Super Carry Cartridge
So what is 30 Super Carry? First off, it should not be confused with the old Kimber Super Carry. This is a cartridge, not a specific weapon. In fact, There is actually more information on the cartridge(s) available than there is on the guns that will be using it, though we do know there will be a Nighthawk model (above) and Smith & Wesson Shield EZ model (below).
The new cartridge will require its own magazines.
30SC Shield EZ
Here’s the Federal Premium announcement…which unfortunately announces very little at all.
30 Super Carry Shield EZ Specs
Safety: Thumb and Grip Safety
Chamber Length: 0 in.
Frame Finish: Black
Front Sight: White Dot
Rear Sight: 2 Dot
Grips: Aggressive Texture
Firing System: Internal Hammer
Frame Material: Polymer
Trigger: Tactile & Audible Reset
Magazine Type: Double Stack Magazine
Barrel Configuration: Single
Rifled Barrel: Yes
Minimum Pull Length: 0 in.
Easy to rack slide.
Crisp, light trigger with tactile and audible reset.
Includes 2 easy-to-load magazines.
Magazine offers 10+1 round capacity.
Windage adjustable, White Dot Rear Sight.
Disassembles without pulling trigger.
Grip texture optimized to size and recoil.
Tactile Loaded Chamber Indicator (TLCI).
Perfect size for nightstand, carry or a day at the range.
Reversible magazine release.
Optimal 18-degree grip angle for natural point of aim.
Armornite® – Durable, Corrosion Resistant Finish.
Backed by Smith & Wesson’s Lifetime Service Policy