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Old 10-04-2012, 21:07   #1
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Why is the 21/30 slide so thick...

When the 36 slide is so thin? I know some people make a hybrid with a 30 frame and 36 slide... But I'm just curious why Glock wouldn't just have originally made their 45 line with thinner slides.

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Old 10-04-2012, 21:47   #2
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My guess is to make it fit squarely on the thicker frame.
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Old 10-04-2012, 21:54   #3
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My guess is to make it fit squarely on the thicker frame.
But even on the GAP models it's a .45 width slide on a 9/40/357 frame.
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Old 10-04-2012, 21:57   #4
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I like and prefer the slide width of the 30 over the 36. The 30 is far more accurate than the 36.
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Old 10-04-2012, 23:04   #5
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When the 36 slide is so thin? I know some people make a hybrid with a 30 frame and 36 slide... But I'm just curious why Glock wouldn't just have originally made their 45 line with thinner slides.

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its because they made them in order-the 17-18-19-then the glock 20-10mm is a very hot round lots of pressure,but then came the 21,they just kept the thick slide for the 45(low pessure round)they didnt need to.look at the 36,also my 36-30 hybrid is the bomb-jef817
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Old 10-05-2012, 01:53   #6
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Jef is correct. The G21/G30 pistols were designed on the G20.G29 platform.
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Old 10-05-2012, 01:54   #7
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Extra weight for added recoil
Extra width for the much wider breach face
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Old 10-05-2012, 03:00   #8
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the 21/30 slide is so thick because there's more metal on the sides of the slides.
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Old 10-05-2012, 13:57   #9
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Old 10-05-2012, 17:29   #10
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I've heard it is to tame the recoil... I say it works though, the 21 and 30 are really sweet shooters. Lots of people rave on the 30 as being super accurate and fun to shoot.
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the 21/30 slide is so thick because there's more metal on the sides of the slides.
Lmmfao! I hope you were being sarcastic
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Old 10-05-2012, 19:35   #12
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Extra width for the much wider breach face
Uh, no. 1911s and other .45's don't need this "extra width".

Every time I think about getting a .45 ACP Glock I just look at this picture and the moment passes:

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Old 10-05-2012, 23:55   #13
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Lmmfao! I hope you were being sarcastic
not at all.

pictures posted by cowboy prove it.
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Old 10-06-2012, 04:10   #14
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Glock is too cheap to build guns to fit the cartridge.Kind of like buying a cheap "one size fits most" hat.
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So could I use a Glock 36 Slide on a G21 frame?
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Old 10-06-2012, 06:26   #16
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Uh, no. 1911s and other .45's don't need this "extra width".

Every time I think about getting a .45 ACP Glock I just look at this picture and the moment passes:

Pull your panties out of your crack! Was specifically discussing
the size difference between Glock slide widths,....19 vs 30.
It's a Glock design deal.
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So could I use a Glock 36 Slide on a G21 frame?

Would be a WEE bit short my friend!

So, no, you can not.
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Would be a WEE bit short my friend!

So, no, you can not.

Canine feces!!! haha oh well.
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Old 10-06-2012, 07:10   #19
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There is no question that the G30 is a brick with a handle on it. I carry OWB so the extra slide thickness is meaningless to me. I'm fat so I probably wouldn't notice the weight difference if the slide were thinner. I do know that my G30 can hang with any of my other pistols in accuracy, so I have no complaints.
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Old 10-06-2012, 07:19   #20
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not at all.

pictures posted by cowboy prove it.
Yes... You are correct it is thicker because there is more metal ... My question is WHY is there more metal when it's not needed?
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