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Glock 21 versus 1911 45

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by Viper 1, Sep 12, 2012.

  1. Viper 1

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    I have several 1911's but am thinking about a Gen 4 21 for target shooting.

    To anyone that has both; can you shoot the 21 as accurately as a good 1911?

    Thanks,
     
  2. Drilled

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    Depends on your ability to shoot.
    Apples to oranges.
    Both great guns.
    You can trick out both.
    Glock is a point and shoot gun (stock)

    Want to shoot a really soft accurate .45 try a G30.

    I love the 1911 but I carry a glock.
     


  3. ca survivor

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    I sold my 21 and 30 to stay with the 1911 platform, but I'm thinking in getting another 21, SF this time.
     
  4. Walk Soft

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    In the Cop Talk section of the latest isuue of American Handgunner magazine,Massad Ayoob said of the groupings that the Gen 4 G21 was putting up
    "That's target pistol territory:what we expect from $2,000 semi-custom 1911's,not economy priced run-in-the -mud Glocks."
     
  5. bac1023

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    Hell no

    I can't shoot any Glock all that accurately.
     
  6. B_RAD

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    I shoot my 1911's better than my Glocks and I can shoot my Glocks pretty good. I think if you get a G21 w/the right after market sights you'll have a better chance.
     
  7. samuse

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    You probably could if you wanted to.

    I'm not a 1911 guy, but you have to define what kind of target shooting you want to do.

    IDPA/USPSA type stuff, either one has it's place, but a Glock 21 ain't much of a Limited gun whereas a good 1911 is what Single Stack is for.

    Bullseye or shooting groups at the range? I don't think a Glock is much fun for that type of stuff.
     
  8. bac1023

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    Maybe so.

    I just don't practice near enough with a Glock.
     
  9. glock2740

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    No, I can't. But Hickok45 can. :thumbsup:

    On a side note, I prefer my XD45 over a G21 and I'm a HUGE Glock fan. :)
     
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  10. Brucev

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    I think Glocks are great pistols. I very much like them. But, gun for gun, they are not in the same league with a equal quality 1911. The design of the 1911 is simply more capable of producing fine accuracy. As to reliability, there is no difference between a Glock 21 and a quality 1911 as produced by Colt, SA, etc. If one wants a high capacity .45 ACP, that also is not a problem with the 1911.
     
  11. John Eastwood

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    The only difference in the reliability end of the spectrum is the cost that it takes to get there with the 1911. I know the bashers will flame any moment...don't please; I own both platforms...the Glock is as good as it's gonna get reliability-wise out of the box with no money up front to get it there. 1911's; who knows? Could be hit or miss + the initial cost up front for a $750+ pistol that may or may not work out of the gate.

    For gaming I use my 1911. I'm sure it would work just fine for SD, but when the SHTF I'm grabbing the Block. Sorry guys I LOVE my 1911!
     
  12. bac1023

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    Glock reliability is no better than 90% of the new mainstream pistols available today.

    In fact, lately I'd say they're less reliable.
     
  13. bac1023

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    Yeah, I was just watching a couple more of his videos last night.

    He is a great shot.
     
  14. John Eastwood

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    True that. I should have said Gen 3 mid-2009 and earlier. :)
     
    Last edited: Sep 13, 2012
  15. bac1023

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    Both of my Glocks are Gen 3s from the mid 2000's and have been great.
     
  16. samuse

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    I'll agree that Glocks ain't what they were a few years ago, but they aren't as bad on the range as they are on the internet. I see a LOT of shooters with new Glocks (3rd and 4th gen) and I only know of one that has the brass to the face problem.

    IMO, trigger jobs are still the #1 killer of Glock reliability closely followed by faulty reloads.

    I shoot a lot of USPSA and 2011s are still king of the hill when it comes to being a POS!
     
  17. bac1023

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    I'm not saying Glocks aren't still very reliable. However, the competition has certainly caught up with them.
     
  18. PlasticGuy

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    Start with a 1911. Make it weigh 30% less, make it 30% fatter, and then add 3 pounds to the trigger pull with a lot of take up and overtravel. It it going to shoot as accurately? No way. Very few shooters are more accurate with a Glock.
     
  19. awpk03s

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    I have a Gen4 Glock 21. It's a fantastic pistol, accurate and reliable and fits my hands great. However... It is no contest that my 1911 is more accurate in my hands.
     
  20. 257 roberts

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    good post, I agree 100%!!!