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Old 11-20-2012, 14:17   #1
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Glock 21 gen 4, any reported problems?

Hello all, first time poster. I'm interested in picking up a Gen 4 Glock 21.

I've searched this forum and others trying to determine whether the problems that have affected the gen 4 g19 have carried over to the gen 4 g21.

Does anybody know whether the gen 4 G21 have had any issues?

- thx for any responses
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Old 11-20-2012, 15:34   #2
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I had one test fired in early 2012 and it had very bad ejection. It was very erratic and sent numerous pieces of brass to my face. I haven't seen alot of reports of problems with the 21 Gen 4's, though.
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Old 11-20-2012, 15:44   #3
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it's funny you ask about this. I read a post earlier on another forum regarding potential Gen 4 G21 issues:

http://www.stoppingpower.net/forum/t...TOPIC_ID=22194
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Old 11-20-2012, 16:49   #4
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it's funny you ask about this. I read a post earlier on another forum regarding potential Gen 4 G21 issues:

[URL]http://www.stoppingpower.net/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=22194[/URL]
Thats interesting to know. I am considering selling my home defense hk 45c for the 21 gen 4...primarily for the round count diff (10 w extended mag vs 13); but reliability for this application is paramount.
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Old 11-20-2012, 16:55   #5
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Thats interesting to know. I am considering selling my home defense hk 45c for the 21 gen 4...primarily for the round count diff (10 w extended mag vs 13); but reliability for this application is paramount.
My buddy has a Gen4 21 which hasn't been a problem. But you are 100% correct on the reliabilty factor. I would like to see how this shakes out on each forum.

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Old 11-20-2012, 17:36   #6
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Thats interesting to know. I am considering selling my home defense hk 45c for the 21 gen 4...primarily for the round count diff (10 w extended mag vs 13); but reliability for this application is paramount.
I picked up a G21 Gen4 about a year ago (before they were formally announced/introduced at SHOT 2012) and haven't had any issues, except for when I don't load the ammo with enough charge. This particular pistol like mid- to max-range loads. 185 gr. shoots OK through mine, but I get better results from 230 gr. projectiles.

Here's mine:

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I was surprised to see that you're thinking about trading an HK 45c for a G21; I did exactly the opposite. My trusty nightstand G21 with a Crimson Trace laser went up on the trading block to help offset the cost of a new HK45.

Old nightstand G21:

General Glocking

New/shiny HK45 (w/laser from old G21) :

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Old 11-20-2012, 17:54   #7
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There has been one or two people who have reported problems with the gen 4 G21 on GT, so therefore there is a major issue and every gen 4 G21 have issues.

By that logic, every product ever produced has issues and can't be trusted.

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Old 11-20-2012, 19:33   #8
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Just sent mine back to Glock after 206 rounds. Left rear slide rail was torn from frame. It looks like cover plate was the reason. Was hanging down a little due to plastic in the channel.
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Old 11-20-2012, 19:38   #9
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No problems at all with my Gen4 G21. Very pleased with it.
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Old 11-21-2012, 06:23   #10
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My buddy has a Gen4 21 which hasn't been a problem. But you are 100% correct on the reliabilty factor. I would like to see how this shakes out on each forum.

Welcome to GT, by the way.
Thx, good to be here.
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Old 11-21-2012, 06:28   #11
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I was surprised to see that you're thinking about trading an HK 45c for a G21; I did exactly the opposite. My trusty nightstand G21 with a Crimson Trace laser went up on the trading block to help offset the cost of a new HK45.
Of all the ones I've tried out at the range, the gen 4 21 felt the best. The HK has been flawless in performance, so now I'm thinking of just hanging onto it and buying a gen 4 21 to see how it runs for a while.
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Old 11-21-2012, 07:25   #12
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I have a G21 Gen 4 and have shot a couple of thousand rounds through it with no problems. Mostly American eagle and Freedom Munitions remanafactued Ammo, 180gr.
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Old 11-21-2012, 08:53   #13
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Only "problem" with my GEN4 G21 is that it is a PIG -

Every time I stop at the range it eats ~$100 worth of ammo.
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Old 11-22-2012, 06:11   #14
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There are a few here that have admitted brass to the face problems with the Glock 21 Gen4. Me being one of them. Turns out my G21 G4 is just very ammo picky and likes the premium ammo or ammo rated for 890fps or faster. Read the thread I started:

http://www.glocktalk.com/forums/show....php?t=1436412

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Old 11-22-2012, 06:57   #15
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mine has been fine with only a few hundred rounds through it...I expect it to shoot like a GLOCK and have not been disappointed...

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Old 11-22-2012, 07:37   #16
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Only "problem" with my GEN4 G21 is that it is a PIG -

Every time I stop at the range it eats ~$100 worth of ammo.
I have this terrible problem with my Gen 4 Model 21 as well. I just cant keep it fed fast enough. Its also very boring, pull the trigger, it goes bang, ejects brass off to the side, repeat. No extra drama
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Old 11-23-2012, 13:50   #17
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I have this terrible problem with my Gen 4 Model 21 as well. I just cant keep it fed fast enough. Its also very boring, pull the trigger, it goes bang, ejects brass off to the side, repeat. No extra drama
Lol...its great to hear good things about this gun.

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Old 11-23-2012, 14:14   #18
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Hello all, first time poster.
Does anybody know whether the gen 4 G21 have had any issues?

This is a thread started by me.
If you don't feel like reading the whole thing or don't have the time the bottom line is that the brand new gun Glock sent me after lying to me doesn't work any better whatsoever.

http://www.glocktalk.com/forums/show....php?t=1436520
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Old 11-23-2012, 14:18   #19
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There has been one or two people who have reported problems with the gen 4 G21 on GT, so therefore there is a major issue and every gen 4 G21 have issues. ..

By that logic, every product ever produced has issues and can't be trusted. ...
The same logic at the other end of the spectrum produces "mine is fine therefore none can have any problems at all."
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Old 11-23-2012, 14:52   #20
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The same logic at the other end of the spectrum produces "mine is fine therefore none can have any problems at all."
That's true. But did I ever say that?
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