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Glock 21 = worst Glock, according to Larry Vickers...

Discussion in 'General Firearms Forum' started by mr00jimbo, Jan 13, 2013.


  1. mr00jimbo

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    Old news. But why say that? Mine (gen 3 21SF) has been dead reliable in the 500 rounds or so I've put through it. Easy to shoot, etc.
    I don't know what his deal was, but I have yet to see any dissatisfied 21 owners, except for the grip. :rofl:

    Your thoughts?
     

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  2. Keyhole

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  3. skew12

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    The worst glock is still better than a lot of other guns.
     
  4. nipperwolf

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    Thread Fail without a link. :upeyes:
     
  5. mrsurfboard

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    In the world of 45acp, there are lots of great choices other then Glock.
     
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    Yeah maybe 10 years ago, now, not so much.
     
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    I love my Gen4 21. How's it the 'worst Glock'? My pistol is reliable, accurate, fits my hand great, yada yada yada.
     
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    Maybe he has an axe to grind with Glocks like Dean Spier.
     
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    The farther you stray from the G17...............:whistling:
     
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    We all (most of us at least do) know Larry Vickers resume. When he says something I believe it. However, he had a part in the development of the HK45C IIRC. So, when it comes to his opinion on polymer .45 I think he's always going to favor the HK over the G21. Most folks that I know that have had or at least fired both agree w/him. That doesn't mean the G21 is trash, just means he believes there are better options out there.


    My personal opinion, which means nothing in the real world, is that the best Glock is the G19 or the G17. The only reason I waste my time by giving my opinion is becuase I'm guessing that one reason Mr. Vickers may have said the G21 is the worst is due to the Glock being designed around the 9mm. Some feel that the Glock is best in the 9mm platform.

    Just my $0.02
     
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    Who cares what that wind-bag Vickers says.
     
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    Paid spokes-pukes rarely offer an objective view of things.
     
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  13. crazymoose

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    He's simply stating that he's seen a higher ratio of problem guns to good guns than in other models. I have no reason to disbelieve him, given how some large departments have dumped the 21. Having said that, I have a Gen4 21 that I fully intend to keep and keep shooting.

    And while he did consult for H&K on the HK45 (along with Hackathorn), he was the first to criticize the production model when it came out. H&K had made some last-minute changes to the production model, and he wasn't happy. If memory serves, he disliked the Spider Man grip of the full size guns (both pre-production models have the more conventional grips of the 45C), and the triggers on the production models were considerably worse than the triggers on the pre-production guns.
     
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    I have one of oldest G21s there is. Bought shortly after they were available to buy. All these years it did not jammed once. I cannot even say that about my old HK USP! It jammed once on Russian steel cased ammo.
     
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    My Glock 21 is 100% reliable. We have had a few guys have issues though with their tac lights. Biggest issue with the Glock 21 to me is that it has the ergonomics of a 2X4.
     
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    I have NO complaints about my G21!!!!!!

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    vickers has no ax to grind with glock, he said he loves the g1/19 and considers them the finest 9mms made.
     
  19. T-Rod45

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    My Gen3 21SF was my first Glock, and my favorite, until I picked up a Gen4 23... It's such a soft shooter, even with hotter loads, and I've had zero issues in 1300+ rounds. It's been retired to the safe for the past 2 years, as I've been shooting more 9/40, but I can't say I'll ever get rid of it. For a full size .45, I can't find a damn thing wrong with it...
     
  20. bac1023

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    My thought is that this thread should be in General Glocking where it belongs.

    Not here...