Not unexpected. It's hard to break into the market with a brand new handgun caliber these days.
Besides, the caliber has only been available on the market for less than a year, being announced at SHOT Show in January and only actually hitting stores a few months later. And to my knowledge, there's still only two mass production pistols from one lone manufacturer chambered in .30 Super (S&W Shield EZ and Shield Plus), which greatly limits its market reach.
I could easily see it quickly going the way of the old S&W .356TSW or the .45 GAP, both of which are now defunct. (And .45 GAP only held on as long as it did because Glock was offering massive discounts to law enforcement agencies to adopt .45 GAP duty guns.)
.357 Sig is the exception to this trend, not the norm. .327 Magnum has also seen some success, but is still very much a niche round.
All I know is I swept up a bunch of it someone left behind when I was sweeping up the 9mm I shot for cleaning and reloading fits nicely in a 9mm case and has to be pulled apart o it doesn’t get jammed together w/ media in the tumbler.
Originally posted by 357fuzz: All I know is I swept up a bunch of it someone left behind when I was sweeping up the 9mm I shot for cleaning and reloading fits nicely in a 9mm case and has to be pulled apart o it doesn’t get jammed together w/ media in the tumbler.
And that's exactly the thing that I hate about the .40...my 9mm always gets jammed inside it. Just what we needed...another caliber to do that!
I have encountered exactly one .30 Super Carry case so far...it was in a batch of used .32 S&W Long that I bought from an online retailer. I guess locally we're just a bunch of fudds... nobody's shooting the fancy new caliber, or at least if they are they're not leaving their brass.
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