Last week I saw a G-30S for sale at the range. The price was $640. I've been a little out of touch lately to the gun world but I thought it would fill my needs for a .45 ACP self defense weapon. I really didn't realize how hard they are to find, but I did know they had just been intruduced at S.H.O.T. So I bought it immediately and just in time because while I was filling out the paperwork some other customer called to buy it. They had taken delivery on two and sold them both the same day ! I function tested it with some Gold Dots with the predictable great results, reloaded and left. A couple days later I started to look online for a holster. Well, the first 3 or 4 makers I checked didn't have molds for the new gun. The only one I did find that offered them was Crossbreed. The interesting thing was that in their availability list they lump it together with the G-36 . In other words you order a holster for a G-36 or a G-30S/not SF. I was surprised due to the thickness of the 30SF frame. I know the slide is a G-36 but since the G-36 is a single stack I was kinda confused that the same holster could be used. On this forum there has been a lot of conflicting info at to which other designated holster models might fit. I'm fussy about retention etc so I wanted to be sure. I called Crossbreed and spoke to 2 people. The guy I ended up talking with was very knowledgeable and he said they had discussed this at length with the Glock reps at S.H.O.T. and they decided that a G-30S would fit perfectly in a G-36 holster. Seems the slide thickness is the critical factor. I always was a devotee of Lou Alessi and his CQC-S OWB holster. I've worn many of his and other makers holsters, both OWB and IWB and that particular rig on a good stout belt is most comfortable for me. So long story short, I called Skip Ritchie who is carrying on the Alessi tradition and ordered one for the G-36. He was very gracious and tried to buy my gun lol, but said that he hadn't seen one or made a holster for one yet either. He offered to make it, and ship it to me to be tested, and then take it back if it didn't work for some reason ! Invoice to be held back until I reported back to him ! Talk about great customer service ala Uncle Lou ! Of course I don't have it yet. Skip quoted me about 8 weeks, but said he was shooting for 4-6. I thought this might be interesting to other new G-30S owners . Ritchie Leather and Skip Ritchie are a class act ! Wanna kill these ads? We can help!