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Gen 4 G21 - good way to compliment the 3rd Gen G20?

Discussion in 'The 10 Ring' started by HOV, Mar 30, 2010.

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  1. HOV

    HOV

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    What have you guys heard on the Gen 4 pistols? Are the slides interchangable with previous generations?

    If so, I think a 4th gen G21 would be a good companion to the 3rd gen G20. Between the two guns, you could shoot pretty much any common autoloading big bore cartridge and then some:

    G20 slide on either Gen 3 frame or Gen 4 frame -
    10mm stock
    .40 S&W
    .357 Sig
    9x25 Dillon

    That's 8 configurations right there.

    G21 slide on either Gen 3 frame or Gen 4 frame -
    .45 ACP
    .45 Super
    .400 Corbon

    And 6 more configurations right there.

    Fourteen configurations... not too bad for two slides, two frames, and a few conversion barrels.
     
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  2. DrtyHarry

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    Don't forget .38Super and .22LR!


    DH
     

  3. Njanear

    Njanear Nagant-ophile

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    A .38 Super setup? Where can I find more info on that? :cool:
     
  4. DrtyHarry

    DrtyHarry

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    Call LWD. They make them, but for some odd reason, they don't have them posted on the website.


    DH
     
  5. DrtyHarry

    DrtyHarry

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    Read the last paragraph in the product description for one of the LWD slides....

    http://www.lonewolfdist.com/Detail.aspx?PROD=1178

    *Fits current production G20 FGR frames and accepts all Lone Wolf conversion barrels 40 S&W, 357 Sig, 38 Super, 9x25 Dillon. Will also allow you to easily convert your current production G21 or G21SF to 10mm.

    DH
     
  6. Njanear

    Njanear Nagant-ophile

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    Very interesting... with the rim diameter of a .38 Super being ~0.405 (and closer to a 9x19mm's 0.393) vs. a 10mm's 0.424 and a .45ACP's 0.476, I'm betting there are some other special parts needed for that combo. Assuming you could use a G20 mag, that would add at least 2 rounds to the capacity of a regular mag and give you something the average guy wouldn't have. :cool:
     
  7. Yep, I have one. Its more of a novelty than an excellent thing. The gentleman at Lone Wolf told me when I called they have it for "competitors and people who know what they are doing."

    I'm neither and maybe thats why I can't get it to feed properly. Really the mags are a problem, not the barrel itself. Loading more than a few rounds of .38Super in a 10mm mag causes the bullet tip to point too far vertical for reliable feeding. I've mitigated this by 'squeezing' the front of the mag lips, I can load and feed 5 rounds 100% reliably and 6 is about 98%. My use is a pistol league Camp Perry course of fire so 5 rounds works.

    I've had fun with it, and love the .38S round with the heavy spring and a 15lbs spring, but my $0.02 is that its not good enough for serious use.