Today we came across information about a yet-to-be announced handgun caliber, the 30 Super Carry. Details are scarce at this time, but here's what we know so far.
30 Super Carry Support Network
Currently there are several manufacturers supporting the new caliber to include Speer, Federal, and Remington. For defensive ammunition, shooters have their choice of 115gr Speer Gold Dot, or Federal HST, and Remington HTP in 100gr loadings. Full metal jacket choices include Federal American Eagle and Remington UMC in 100gr loads, or Speer's Blazer Brass in 115gr loadings. Cases are straight walled from promotional images. Rumors say we should expect roughly 1,200FPS on average from 30 Super Carry. Pricing currently stands at $31-32 for a 50 round box of FMJ. Prices vary a little more with JHP; for a 20 round box, expect to pay $27 for Remington HTP, $36 for Gold Dot, and $37 for HST. You can check out the details of each >>HERE<<
Cartridge cases are straight walled from promotional images. This is a benefit in my opinion, allowing for greater capacity thanks to the reduced diameter of the round.
30 Super Carry Specs
New material from Federal has given us more insight into the performance of 30 Super Carry. Currently Federal lists their 100gr HST loading as providing 1250FPS, along with 347FT-LBS of energy, falling just 17FT-LBS short of their 124gr 9mm loading. The same 100gr load is claimed to gain roughly 15.5 inches of penetration with .530 inches of expansion in ballistics gel with a heavy clothing barrier. This exceeds Federal's quoted number of 14.5 inches of penetration for the previously mentioned 9mm HST.
Promotional material shows 30 Super Carry providing an additional two rounds over 9x19 for an equally sized magazine.
New 30 Super Carry Guns
A new caliber means new guns to support it. Currently there are two models we're aware of chambered for 30 Super Carry, both being variations of the Smith & Wesson Shield EZ. For details on these, check out their dedicated article >>HERE<<.
**UPDATE: Since intitial publishing, we've become aware of additional guns to be released in 30 Super Carry. These include the Nighthawk Custom President and GRP 1911's, along with the M&P Shield Plus from Smith & Wesson.