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Glock 21 Gen3SF vs. Gen4

Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by cjkoz1975, Nov 15, 2012.

  1. cjkoz1975


    Jan 14, 2012
    O.k. so I am looking into getting a Glock 21 to add to my 26 gen 3 and my gen 4 19. I am eligible for the blue label Glocks which as you all know gets me really great prices. So here is my dilemma. I don't quite have the cash to buy it yet but last time I was at the shop they had a "T&E" gen 3 and they had the gen 4's of course. They both had the same grip size as the gen3 was the SF. My question is this. Is the gen4 really any better than the gen 3? I ask because the gen 3 they had was like brand new and it was only $410.00 plus tax where as the new gen 4 was $464.00 plus tax. Any big benefits of gen 4 in this model?
  2. lyodbraun


    Jan 3, 2012
    NW Ohio
    just the larger mag release, new grip texture, and dual RSA... it all comes down to what you want and what you like better... My vote would be Gen4... thats what I plan on getting next as well...

  3. ksmedman


    Nov 24, 2011
    In the middle
    Take it with a grain of salt, but I'd pay $54 to have a brand new gun vs one that's like new, but been used.
    Also, I like the feel of the Gen4 grip better. The texture is 'grippier,' if that's a word.
  4. cjkoz1975


    Jan 14, 2012
    I understand what you mean about the grip but I should clarify: This gun was a T&E gun which explained as they let a PD use it to see if they wanted to use these for their dept. it looked like brand new.
  5. Swamprattler


    Mar 23, 2008
    I have had many Glocks of all types of calibers. They basically all shoot the same for me. Then I bought the G21sf, and for some reason I still have not figured out, it shot extremely low. Sold that, and when the Gen 4 G21's came out I bought one of those, and its a tack driver. I am sure it was something about me and not the gun, but if you get the chance to fire both - it would be worth it.
  6. ksmedman


    Nov 24, 2011
    In the middle
    How would warranty work?
  7. cjkoz1975


    Jan 14, 2012
    They said same as new.
  8. trip20


    Feb 23, 2012
    I own the Gen3 G30sf so I'm biased, but that aside I didn't see anything worth waiting for with the Gen4. Mag release is plenty big for me, grip texture just isn't a big deal to me because I can grip the Gen3 just fine (never felt the need to add grip tape or any of that jazz) and the recoil spring is a non issue because thousands of Gen3's have functioned flawlessly with the original assembly... as does mine.

    That said if you can save a bit longer you will have a completely unmolested brand new Gen4. That in itself is a bonus.
  9. Chuck TX

    Chuck TX CLM

    Jul 11, 2003
    Republic of Texas
    Unless it's a really good deal, I'll prefer the new one every time.
  10. mo.glocker


    Feb 5, 2010
    im having the same dilema,i have the 30-36 hybrid to carry but i want a 21sf,the gen 4 is supposed to be a great gun but i think im going with the gen3sf,with this one you can run a shock buffer,get a wolf spring,barstow barrel and shoot super,or maybe a rowland conversion.:wavey: