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Old July 26, 2007, 03:10 AM   #1
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Glock 21 Pics & Review

I may be buying one, so I like to see what people think....
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Old July 26, 2007, 12:49 PM   #2
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Not for me, but it may be for you. If it fits your hand and you like the trigger system ect... Then buy one.
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Old July 26, 2007, 01:02 PM   #3
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The only thing keeping me from buying a Glock is that the grips hurt my finger joints.
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Old July 26, 2007, 01:32 PM   #4
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I have a Glock 21 and love it. Stone-cold reliable, durable as a tank, and plenty accurate enough for its purpose. The trigger isn't great for tack-driving target shooting -- it's kind of "mushy" -- but I like how the pull is the same with every shot. The gun requires minimal maintenance (although I take good care of mine anyway), and the word is that Glocks essentially last forever.

It is a bit grip-fat, so as BabyEagle points out, make sure it fits your hand. The best thing to do is find someone who has one or a range that rents them and try one out. Good luck...
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Old July 26, 2007, 01:41 PM   #5
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heres an example of the glock 21's reliability
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Old July 26, 2007, 03:02 PM   #6
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I had an older G21

And the only complaint (and reason I sold it) was because the grip was too wide for me. Now that Glock has come out with the G21 SF maybe that isn't an issue anymore. I haven't seen an SF in person yet, so I cannot give you an opinion on it's grip, but as far as the gun itself, it is a very nice shooting gun and I would take it above a XD45 any day of the week.
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Old July 26, 2007, 04:53 PM   #7
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The fat grip was the killer for me, and I don't think the new slimmed down 21 is any better.
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Old July 26, 2007, 11:52 PM   #8
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If I'm going to go up to a gun of that size, I want more punch than standard .45 ACP. I personally prefer the G20 to the G21.

But so far you can only buy a 21 SF, not a 20 SF.

So I'm waiting for Glock to make a 20 SF. They make one, I'll buy it!

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Old July 27, 2007, 01:02 PM   #9
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the 21's are strong and durable. i have the latest one with the finger gooves, but the full size grip. i have "normal" sized hands; the grip is full, but manageable for me. very accurate, "soft" shooter. the trigger on mine is ok; not really that "mushy" unlike on my glock mod. 22.
was going to trade the 21 for another pistol; but went out and shot it just before and decided to keep it. ordered a custom holster from brigade gun leather for it; owb, holds it up tight to my side/back, abut 4:30. it really isn't that hard to conceal carry. mcole
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Old July 27, 2007, 01:15 PM   #10
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I can't shoot the regular 21 because of the grip. I went to my local shop to try out the new 21sf and the difference was very noticable. While it will never be a 1911, the grip felt full but comfortable. I had no trouble at all in reaching the trigger.

I plan on picking one up as soon as I can.
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Old July 27, 2007, 02:09 PM   #11
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The 21 may be a good gun,but I chose to keep my S&W 4506 and sell the Glock.A better gun decision Ive never made.
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Old July 28, 2007, 04:01 PM   #12
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Good Day EGZMETALFRK666, and et al.,

I have found my G21 to be a great value. Very accurate (it will always comply for A zone hits when I do my part)for USPSA matches and very reliable with all the various rounds cycled through it (factory and reloads). Mine will shoot roughly 2 – 3” groups at 25 yds. It was that way when it was new to me and it still is today.

I purchased mine as a factory refurb. Mine is a 2nd generation 21 so it doesn't have the finger groves. However, i've got a newer G20 that is a 3rd generation and it really doesn't matter to me. I find they both shoot well. Yeah, I've swapped things around between the two frames with no issues.

In my case the cost of the pistol was minimal. I got mine with night sights, since it was a factory refurb, all was in order and I got it for just over 2/3s the cost of what a new one would be. The only mods I've done to mine have been to re-contour the face of the trigger ( minimize the dreaded glock finger ) and to install a 3.5 # connector.

So it didn't cost me that much to get it the way I like, it always shoots well regardless of what I feed it, it is way over 10K plus rounds launched through it over the years, it is still in great shape. All that equals what I call a good value.

Hope you have a chance to try one before you buy! Cheers!
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Old February 22, 2008, 07:32 AM   #13
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The Glock 21IMHO is one of the best weapons in .45ACP!
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Old February 22, 2008, 10:29 AM   #14
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I own two G21s and a G20. I've put tens of thousands of rounds through my G21s. I don't have giant hands, but I do have an adaptable brain, so the "wide grip" has never been a problem for me. Lots of folks indict the width of the frame, having never fired a round through a G21.
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Old February 22, 2008, 11:20 AM   #15
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I love mine. You aren't going to go wrong owning one. Aftermarket support is everywhere.
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Old February 22, 2008, 08:50 PM   #16
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You'll need a BIG hand to handle the G21. If you have a normal size hand, check out the G21SF.
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Old February 22, 2008, 09:08 PM   #17
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I have a generation 2.5(finger grooves but no rails). It is extremely reliable and very accurate.The 13 rd magazines are nice too. It's a keeper to me. I really like shooting my 1911s but if carrying 45cal CCW, its my G21 no question.
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Old February 22, 2008, 11:59 PM   #18
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Guys, is the 21 SF noticeably wider than the 17/22?
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Old February 23, 2008, 09:45 AM   #19
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Try the G19 or G23. You may like one of these better.
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Old February 23, 2008, 12:48 PM   #20
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"heres an example of the glock 21's reliability"

I've seen this a few times, and there's something I've always wondered.

The thing that seems to rust most in his testing is the guide rod. Is he using an aftermarket guide rod? If he does, I'm surprised he doesn't mention it. Every time I see that it tempts me to get a 21. I have Glock 9mm's, but haven't shot a 21.
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Old February 23, 2008, 08:04 PM   #21
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If the Glock 21 or 21SF is too big for you but you want 45 ACP performance buy a Glock 37 (45 GAP). The new G37’s are selling for $400.00 here -
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Old February 23, 2008, 09:59 PM   #22
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Love both of mine, I have the Reg 21 and the 21SF , i have had the reg 21 for years many many thousand rounds through it, not one problem. I have had the 21 SF For about a month now have 2,000 rounds through it, not one problem out of it.. The G-21 or 21SF is one of the best 45acp handgun made..

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Old February 23, 2008, 10:31 PM   #23
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I am going to go against the grain and say "shoot it before you buy it" Glocks are definitely not for everyone and many people have issues with them.

Try a few other .45's. I would look at the Sig 220, HK USP45, CZ 97, and of course the XD45.

Glock makes a good gun, it does fire every time, but so does Sig and HK, it is whatever floats your boat. Try out new things...Dare to be different

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