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  1. glock 21

    I am buying my first glock and it's a model 21 .45 now before I go get it this weekend I want to know if anyone has this gun and any pros/cons or opinions thank you in advance.

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  3. The 21 is a great weapon the only negative thing is the price of the ammo. I have a few Glock weapons such as the 17, 26, 21, 37, and the 27 so buy with no hesitation or remorse. So enjoy and be safe

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    Outstanding choice! You will never regret the purchase. When you get it, you'll be tempted to clean it due to the dab of thick grease Glock puts on the rails. That is actually a polishing compound, meant to "mate" the surfaces through the act of being fired the first few hundred times. So fire it plenty before you clean it. After that, keep it clean and DRY. There are no parts on a Glock that will rust, they are designed to operate without lubricant. Clean and dry. Then someday, if you like, you might consider replacing the plastic sights with metal ones. The plastic sights are too easily damaged, and I've never been fond of the "U" shaped white line on the rear sight.

    Welcome to the Glock family!

    (P.S. For all of you out there thinking 'I'm never going to damage my sights, what's this idiot thinking?' I say, 'You obviously aren't training enough!')

  5. I completely agree with the chance of dancing the plastic sites that is the first thing I change to my Glocks that is the one thing I dislike about my babies are cheap sites put on by the factory.

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    Any 45 that my wife likes to shoot has to be a good gun! I have three 45s and it's the only one she likes to shoot.
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    My only problem was the grip was a little big.

    I hear they fixed that issue in the newer models.

    -Doc

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    Make sure you go hold one first. The G21 SF would probably be a much better choice unless you have HUGE hands. If you get an SF I recommend the version with a standard mag release not the Ambi one. There have been problems with it and the spring is too heavy. I have a G20 (10mm same frame as G21) and a G21 SF, my hands are large but not HUGE. Even with the SF I have to alter my grip slightly to do a mag change which is not optimum. I love the 45 ACP (I'll always shoot them) but it makes for a big Glock. Excellent brand choice- most reliable handgun made but if you have normal size hands and want a large caliber in a Glock consider the Smaller frame G35,G22 or G23. You can get all your fingers on all 3 models and the 40 is potent. It's all about shot placement anyway.:)

    Do not let this sway you but if you reload and like to use semi-wadcutter bullets the G21 will not feed them. Everything I'm telling you I know 1st hand and I've tested them extensively. I determined that the reason the Glocks won't work with SWC bullets is part of the reason they're so reliable with smooth sided bullets- the round is picked up so high in the gun that when the slide comes back with the spent case it does not want to eject right because it catches on the ridge of the SWC bullet. They feed flawlessly with all bullets that don't have a ridge on the outside.
    MW

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    I have a G21 and love it. Zero issues with this gun. I find that the most accurate ammo through my gun is the winchester 230gr jhp. I have a cleveland IWB holster and this is my favorite hand gun to date.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bighouse Doc View Post
    My only problem was the grip was a little big.
    Good point. Like Mike Wood, mine is a G21SF with the standard mag release. My wife probably wouldn't shoot it if it weren't an SF (short frame).
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    Anyone think the Springfield Armory's XDM45 would be a good choice for smaller hands, if one wishes to remain in the .45 full size with the high mag capacity and out of the box reliability?

    I'm a glock fan through and through and own/carry several. However, I also have an XDM40 that I love AND it's from an American company to boot! Seems the XD line may rival Glock in the reliability arena...

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