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Posted: 10/6/2003 5:36:48 PM EST
Need feedback on the Glock 21, thanks
Link Posted: 10/6/2003 5:51:41 PM EST
Excellent choice if you have large hands.
Link Posted: 10/6/2003 5:55:14 PM EST
Link Posted: 10/6/2003 6:18:22 PM EST
If you use the thumbs forward grip guys with smaller hands can shoot the bigger double stack guns.

Before I used a thumbs crossed or thumbs down weaver grip/stance. The largerst gun I could grip was the glock 17,22,35. Once I learned the thumbs foward modern isosceles grip/stance I can shoot glock 21's and even was able to shoot a .44 desert eagle.
Link Posted: 10/6/2003 6:47:37 PM EST
I've had one in a holster screwed to the headboard of my bed for 11-12 years. Great gun if your hands are large enough. If 14 rounds of .45 won't get you out of trouble, you're fucked!
Link Posted: 10/6/2003 6:54:04 PM EST
Great weapon! If you get one you won't regret it!
Link Posted: 10/7/2003 10:20:38 AM EST
Reliable, accurate, but BIG. 14 .45's before a reload is down right comforting. Sold my G-22 .40S&W. But probably won't ever sell the 21 or the 17.
Link Posted: 10/8/2003 6:57:43 AM EST
I own both a G-21 and HK USP,all in all, I prefer the HK.
Link Posted: 10/8/2003 11:57:54 AM EST
Currently on my second G21. Great gun, and yes, I have big hands...
Link Posted: 10/10/2003 5:56:50 PM EST
New style frame is easier on the hands... but mine are big too!
Link Posted: 10/13/2003 10:24:02 AM EST
Have owned a Usp 45 & the Glock 21 45. Still own the Glock 21. Never have had a jam with the Glock.
Link Posted: 10/13/2003 1:54:34 PM EST
Love my 21, but it is like firing a brick, I have fairly small hands. Never had a problem w/it, I really surprised myself at the 25 yard target, all the rounds hit the target! for me thats great!
Link Posted: 10/13/2003 5:43:29 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/13/2003 5:48:16 PM EST by Hank_Rearden1]
I love mine. I use it as my conceal carry weapon when I wear sport coats or long shirts untucked. I tried getting an ankle holster for it but everyone laughed at me. Fully loaded, those 14 rounds are heavy!

Easy to control (I have large hands), accurate, and when fired has a very nice deep boomy sound.
Link Posted: 10/17/2003 5:05:32 PM EST
I love my 21. I have fired all sorts of ammo from fmc to hydra-shoks and have had no problems. I also love to go ammo shopping and look and the huge selection of .45 auto ammo.
Link Posted: 10/17/2003 5:32:54 PM EST

Originally Posted By Hank_Rearden1:
I love mine. I use it as my conceal carry weapon when I wear sport coats or long shirts untucked. I tried getting an ankle holster for it but everyone laughed at me. Fully loaded, those 14 rounds are heavy!

Easy to control (I have large hands), accurate, and when fired has a very nice deep boomy sound.

Oh my gawd, you are the man!...I cried like a little baby when I tried to conceal a GLOCK #19 on an ankle holster...GLOCK #21??? WOW!!!
Link Posted: 10/18/2003 3:36:51 PM EST
Its a great weapon! Ive got medium large hands and it fits me just fine. I also have the G30. If youre interested in a .45 glock that is a little more concealable than the 21 the 30 is the ticket. You get 10+1 rounds and it handles identically to the 21 in terms of comfort and controlability.
Link Posted: 10/19/2003 12:37:19 PM EST
Another big fan here. Bought a 2nd-Gen (finger grooves, no rail) and couldn't get a good grip for squat. Did an even trade with a friend that had a Gen 1 and now have it on my "never, ever sell" list.

Positives: Very easy to control (and I don't *think* I have particularly large hands). *Very* accurate. Nice weight and balance which makes it point very well for me. Good magazine capacity. Reliable with everything I've run through it except for some unintentionally light handloads (note: 5.2 grains of VV350 is *not* the equivalent of 5.2 grains of WW231 - I don't care what anybody says).

Negatives: Nearly impossible for me to conceal on my frame without a coat on (actually due to height, not thickness). Pre-ban, full-cap mags are expensive as shit (we can speculate on the AWB expiration later). Umm... that's all I can think of.

I'm considering adding a G36 to the stable for warmer months (I'm currently recuperating from a minor case of "broke as hell", though) but, come winter weather, the G21 will be my carry gun.

Any specific concerns or questions on it, Dodgeram?
Link Posted: 10/29/2003 3:31:49 PM EST
I had a 21 and let it go to a friend. I wish I still had it. I think it is the mildest recoiling 45 made.(including HK's with the dual recoil springs). I have medium size hands, a perfect fit in medium sized uncle mikes' duty gloves, and had no trouble handling the 21. I replaced it with a glock 20-10mm. I'm not gunna letter go! The 20 even with hot ammo is no problem. The 21 was slightly softer in recoil.
Link Posted: 11/1/2003 4:17:30 PM EST
I have a G21 for sale, 1st generation with on ly 7 rounds fired through it. Not a scratch looks brand new. Comes with plastic box, brush and rod, mag loader. $435 with the 10 round mag or $485 with the 10 and 13 (preban)mag. Can email picture mauryj1@comcast.net

I had the robar grip reduction done to another G21 and it now fits my small hands great. Well worth the money if you are going to be shooting the gun a lot.
Link Posted: 11/1/2003 4:23:10 PM EST
I have one with the Robar treatment. Im letting it go, with hi caps and accesories.
Link Posted: 11/1/2003 5:35:47 PM EST
I have a 21C, and it's a pleasure to shoot. But then again I have big hands (and other associated body parts).
Link Posted: 11/5/2003 9:17:50 AM EST
How much for your 21 w/ accessories? Would you be willing to trade for a Glock 27?
Link Posted: 11/6/2003 10:27:21 AM EST
Superb handgun, reliability is second to none. True, it may big a little big for those with smallish hands but there are ways to deal with this issue.
Link Posted: 11/6/2003 11:44:18 AM EST
Have one, put the Hogue Grips on it and it still fits my hands perfectly. Yes I have big hands but not the big associated body parts.

The gun is great, it jumps less than my 9mm S&W when fired. I can also empty it on target in less time than that S&W and the 9mm only holds 8 rounds, while the G21 holds 14.

They are great guns for combat, ugly as hell and not the most accurate but if you need it it will work.
Link Posted: 11/6/2003 4:37:35 PM EST
Have a 2nd generation. Fast,simple,fun. I have medium size hands and it feels big but it is really controlable. It is easy to get a lot of "skin on the gun" and that is what gives you the control.
Link Posted: 11/10/2003 7:48:04 AM EST
I had a G21 for several years. It was accurate, smooth shooting, dependable, and even though it was bit large, it was a 45 so who cares? I have just one complaint....I got rid of it!

I stick to the G22 in .40 now. Have two. Love em, but still miss the G21 on occasion. If the AWB truely goes to hell, I'll buy another with the Hi-caps, but I ain't re-investing till then.

Link Posted: 11/20/2003 5:57:04 AM EST
My son's department just coverted to the G21. He was all for it until he had some trouble with it slipping in his hand due to rain during qualifications. One handed shooting is interesting.
Link Posted: 11/27/2003 5:06:20 AM EST
I have had mine since 1995. I had a choice of a Sig P220 or the 21. Chose the 21 and I have never regretted it. My hands are medium sized but I have learned to shoot the 21 just fine. I also instruct others to shoot them. The 21 is not for everyone but those who use it, love it. I say buy one. resdep
Link Posted: 11/27/2003 8:10:43 AM EST
I had a first gen G21 with Trijicon night sights. The gun was extremely reliable, acceptably accurate, and huge. I sold it and bought a G23. The G21 was just an OK Glock to me.

But a G21 in an ankle rig? Man, you'd have to have the build of Godzilla!
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