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glock 21 or 21C

Discussion in 'Carolina Glockers' started by wncman, Jul 17, 2009.

  1. wncman

    wncman WNCMAN

    Jul 16, 2009
    Western North Carolina
    i have always been a big bore enthusiast, so im thinking of a Glock 21. i am used to the 1911 models and the Sig p220 also revolvers in various large clibers. so recoil is not a big issue with me.
    my questions are about the 21 vs. the 21c (45ACP) is the compensation worth the exspense? does it interfer with the visability of the front sight after a few shots? does it collect lint/trash easily?
    is the recoil that much better from a control standpoint?
    i have seen articles about catastophic failures with a couple of police departments.
    please give me your opinions and experience.
  2. FLM


    Nov 25, 2001
    Upstate SC
    It doesn't do any of those things. Porting makes a difference with high velocity rounds like magnums and 357sig but not much with 45. I've never heard of any police department using ported guns.

  3. MrsKitty


    Mar 23, 2003
    I have a 23C that I carry with a non-ported barrel. Although it's not a .45, I'll share my thoughts.

    Recoil--very little difference
    Noise--much louder
    Flare--much bigger
    Sights--not obscured a bit after 250 rounds