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Glock 21 or 30?

Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by cjkoz1975, May 5, 2012.

  1. cjkoz1975

    cjkoz1975

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    Hi, I'm looking for some opinions here. I want my next purchase to be a glock in 45 ACP. I don't necessarily need it as a carry piece as I already have a glock 26 and Kahr CW45. I really like 45 and obviously Glock makes one of the best guns available. My dilemma is which one to get. I would appreciate any pro's and cons to each. Capacity is not a big concern to me and is a clear difference, so I will say that is not a factor in my decision.
     
  2. capttommie

    capttommie glock 30-10mm

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    I have both and I like the glock 30 much better. I shoot it better and it handles better for me. But that is just me. The glock 21 is just a very large gun...
     

  3. i had a sf30, shouldn't have traded that away. :crying:it was such sweet shooter
     
  4. cjkoz1975

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    Any issues with the magazine pinching your pinkie finger on the 30? I have heard that from others but holding one I don't feel like that would happen while shooting but maybe while doing a fast reload.
     
  5. JBnTX

    JBnTX

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    I have both, and I'd choose the G30 if I could only have one.

    That finger pinching mostly comes from aftermarket magazine basepads that add more rounds.

    I've never been pinched by the original G30 magazines.

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  6. barth

    barth six barrels

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    With me the pinkie pinch is with the pinkie extension mags.
    A flush mag and no problemo.

    Both are good guns and some folks favor one over the other.
    Try to borrow/rent both and figure it out for yourself.
     
  7. TSAX

    TSAX USAF Vet

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    If you dont need it for carry then Id go with the G21.







    :50cal:
     
  8. cjkoz1975

    cjkoz1975

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    When you talk about the pinkie mag extensions are you talking about the factory mags that come with it or aftermarket extensions?
     
  9. EL COLONEL

    EL COLONEL

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    Get the 21 ! .... :supergrin:
     
  10. vinstang67

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    I get my pinky pinched by G30 with both OEM 9 & 10 rounds magazines (no extension) but it does not hurt any more since skin got thicker.
     
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  11. jmak

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    I have had both. currently have a 21. I have not shot it much. But have 4 mags and it is. fine pistol. The 30 did pinch too.
     
  12. vinstang67

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    You may end up with both.
     
  13. WarEagle 1

    WarEagle 1 Taco Tuesday

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  14. glock2740

    glock2740 Gun lover.

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    I prefer the G30 over the G21, but with a CBC grip reduction, the G21 would be awesome (have a G20 with a grip reduction by CBC :)). If I didn't already have a XD45 that I liked alot better than a G21, then I'd most likely have a G21 too. :cool:
     
  15. NH Trucker

    NH Trucker Needs coffee...

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    I currently have and EDC a Glock 21sf. I love this pistol, but my next Glock will be a 30sf. Mostly for carry, but I hear they're great all around.

    Shop around and see which one you can get the best deal on and buy it. Then save for the other. After a while, you're going to want both anyway. :supergrin:

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  16. KenMac

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    Love my 30sf and have never been pinched. Mas Ayoob rates it very highly, also.
     
  17. rasprenkle

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    G30 is such a great gun. My first glock
     
  18. glock2740

    glock2740 Gun lover.

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    G30 with a CBC grip reduction and a 10 round mag
    [​IMG]

    And with a Glock 9 round mag
    [​IMG]

    THE ultimate .45ACP CC gun. :)

    BTW, it has a LaserMax laser guide rod in it as well. :)
     
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  19. AK74play

    AK74play

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    This is a good thing. I own both and the 21 is just more of a great thing. If they told me I could only keep 1, I would tell them to KISS MY A_ _ and keep them both anyway.
     
  20. Beanie-Bean

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    I have both models, and if carry is not really an issue, I'd recommend a G21 Gen4. I also have a G21 Gen3, but the Gen4 model is really much better. No malfunctions whatsoever. As a side note, the Gen3 model has a Crimson Trace laser attached, and stands watch as my nightstand pistol. The Gen4 is for fun!