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Glock 21sf or Colt Gold Cup SS?

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by stashu, Jan 23, 2011.

  1. stashu

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    I am waiting for my dealer to get me another Glock 21sf. He got one in with the ambi release and tactical rail but I refused it, he was somewhat irked but understood. The serial number NTC*** says Sept 2009 so it was an older but NEW gun.
    Anyway while waiting for my 21SF, my mind is wandering.:whistling: Been looking at 1911’s instead of the 21sf. The gun is for home defense and range use only, not to carry. I have been eyeing a Colt 1911 Gold Cup SS Trophy for a little over $1k.
    I do have a CZ97B Glossy but it is a safe queen, I am afraid to scratch it up. Yes I am one of those who treasure and hates scratches and marks on their guns. The CZ is glossy blue and will scratch, the Glock well is a Glock and the frame is basically scratch proof, and the slide is easily replaced or refinished. The Colt is SS and any marks could be polished out, unlike a blued gun.
    What do you boys think?
     
    Last edited: Jan 23, 2011
  2. G27RR

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    I think for your HD role and for keeping it looking good without any work I would go with the 21SF. When I had one, it was a good range gun, too.
     


  3. bac1023

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  4. The Gold Cup is a top of the line gun, but...
    for home defense or just having fun the 21 SF is cheaper, holds more ammo, and shoots as well as most of us can shoot.
    Save the extra dollars for range time and some good home defense ammunition.
     
  5. grecco

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    Get the colt,
    Glocks are a dime a dozen.

    You could always get the glock afterwards.
     
  6. brisk21

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    Either one will work for your purposes. You will probably have more fun with the 1911 at the range though. 1911s are really fun to shoot.
     
  7. James Dean

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    I would get the Colt and wait for the Gen4 to come out on the G21
     
  8. bac1023

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    :banana:

    :supergrin:
     
  9. Hokie1911

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    Yeah, a .45 1911 is a terrible idea for a defensive pistol. :shakehead:
     
  10. ajstrider

    ajstrider Silent Warrior

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    The 1911 is one beautiful piece of machinery, although for just home defense and range use, I would probably opt for the G21 SF, if you can only get one gun. It is plenty fun and accurate, and has rails for attaching a flashlight which I highly recommend for home defense use. You have to identify your target. I have no regrets for spending 250 bucks on my Surefire X200A flashlight for home defense G17. I believe that most would agree to the fact the Glock requires less maintenance and lends itself better to a nightstand gun.
     
  11. Mr. Gekko

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    I will agree somewhat on the maintenace issue, but disagree completely on the latter point.
     
    Last edited: Jan 23, 2011
  12. G36_Me

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    Here is what I think.
    You need to separate your love for the art of the gun and the scratches from the utility of the firearm. What I mean by this is buy your shooters and buy your treasures if you must.

    I only have two treasures, the rest are shooters. The shooters get used and used and used and as a consequence have some character to them (you know, the leather's not damaged line of bull). I like to shoot more than collect.
     
  13. Cerebrus

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    Either choice is a crap-shoot.. I would go with a Kimber...:rofl:
     
  14. R0CKETMAN

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    I own three colt 1911's and multiple Glocks to include a 21sf.

    A 21sf with a surefire x300 rest at my bedside. I feel it will buy me the time I need to fight my way to my nearby AR...heaven forbid
     
  15. jrs93accord

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    I second the motion.

    [​IMG]
     
  16. G27RR

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    I agree, good post. If the OP can do that, I would change my recommendation to a 1911.
     
  17. polizei1

    polizei1 It WAS Quack

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    Yea I don't get it...there are still special operations units in the military, police, and SWAT teams using the 1911, but it must be inferior for defense purposes. :dunno: