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Posted: 7/16/2003 9:19:08 AM EDT
I was looking for another .45 figure I would check out my friends 21 and that thing is a monster, too huge to conceal, is the 30 as fat?
Link Posted: 7/16/2003 9:23:18 AM EDT
same in thickness, but short in overall length.


Fenster.
Link Posted: 7/16/2003 4:32:04 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/16/2003 4:35:25 PM EDT by freedom-fighter]
If you want a better gun for carry and a smaller grip try the USP45F. It's much better than a Glock 21 in many ways. For one it's based on a .40 platform while the Glock is based on a 9mm platform. I like my HK so much i'm even thinking of selling my 1911. It's also very popular with the SEALs for off duty carry.
Link Posted: 7/16/2003 5:54:17 PM EDT
I agree, the 21 is a giant! The 30 is much better but is still sort of chunky for me. I second taking a look at the USP45f.
Link Posted: 7/16/2003 7:15:57 PM EDT
I know people that conceal a 30 with no problem infact I almost just bought one for that purpose but I found a SA 1911 Micro Compact I fell in love with instead.

But the 30 is nice because you get 10+1 out of it and it is a good shooter. I carried a Taurus PT145 for a while just slightly smaller than a 30 didnt have any problems with concealing it and it was 10+1 but I couldnt trust it any more.

KC
Link Posted: 7/16/2003 9:03:20 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/16/2003 9:05:37 PM EDT by sharky30]
the time I shot my brother's G21 I didn't think it was all that big. didn't seem much larger than my dad's 1911
I have a G30. I'm 5'8" 140lbs and can conceal it in an sidearmor iwb with a button down shirt over top, usually unbuttoned
I don't consider myself to have large hands and have no problem holding it.
also the G30 can use G21 preban mags
Link Posted: 7/16/2003 10:52:45 PM EDT
I bought my 21 and 30 together. The 21 mags fit in the 30 and I planned to use it as a back up to the 21. They are the exact same thickness. If you want smaller the glock 36 is a single stack 45acp. Same action basicly as the 30 but about the same thinness as the 9mm models.
Link Posted: 7/17/2003 2:39:45 AM EDT

Originally Posted By sharky30:
the time I shot my brother's G21 I didn't think it was all that big. didn't seem much larger than my dad's 1911



That's because it's not. It also weighs less fully loaded than an Empty 1911.

Get out a dial caliper and measure the wides part of a 1911 and the widest part of a Glock 21. The 1911 is heavier, thicker, & longer.
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