Introduced in 2008, the P30L, has a slide and barrel that measure approximately a half-inch longer in length than the standard P30 slide. Otherwise, the P30L is essentially identical to the standard P30. The pistol was designed as a modern police and security pistol and combines optimal function and safety. Ergonomic features include a special grip frame with interchangeable backstraps inserts and lateral plates, allowing the pistol to be individually adapted to any user. Ambidextrous controls include dual slide releases, magazine release levers, and a serrated decocking button located on the rear of the frame (for applicable variants). A Picatinny rail molded into the front of the frame makes mounting lights, laser aimers, or other accessories easy and convenient. The extractor serves as a loaded chamber indicator providing a reminder of a loaded chamber that can be subtly seen and felt. Excellent weight and balance make the P30L naturally pointable, easy to control, and accurate to shoot. An open notch rear sight with luminous contrast points allows for fast and accurate target acquisition, even under poor lighting conditions. The V3 model is a double-action/single-action variant with an exposed hammer.