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New 45 acp

Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by Aupfeil, Aug 30, 2012.

  1. Aupfeil

    Aupfeil

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    I'm looking for some opinions before I get the chance to go to my local gun shop. I want to buy a glock in 45 acp and am trying to decide between the 21 and the 30. I have the glock 23 and it's awesome, but they don't have a 45 that's the same size. The 21 is bigger and the 30 is smaller. What are some of your opinions. I just joined and this is my first post. Thanks for any help/ advice
     
  2. F106 Fan

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    I have a Gen 3 G21SF and I like it a lot. It shoots very well!

    Richard
     


  3. Slug71

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    Either one in SF or Gen4. The 30sf is closest in size to your 23.

    If youre will to stray from ACP, the G38 is the same size.

    Sent from my MB855 using Tapatalk 2
     
  4. lyodbraun

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    Go with the 30SF or Gen4 30, hands down a fantastic gun, shoots so smooth and is very easy to carry...I love my 30SF best glock I own...
     
  5. Both the 30 and 36 are very close to the 23 in size. They are not the same size as the 26/27


    "Courage is being scared to death and saddling up anyway."
    -- John Wayne
     
  6. PattonT

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    My biggest concern with a G21 and G30 is they are very different in balance and feel do to weight and size. The G30 and the G23 are similar but they are also worlds apart. I have tried the G30 ownership twice but O felt like I was learning a new weapon systems. I have borrowed a friends G36 for a long period of time to find it enjoyable, just not enough going for it to carry over a G19/23.
     
  7. G26S239

    G26S239 NRA Patron

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    I had a 30, kept my 21 and 36 I like both better than the 30.
     
  8. Blueface2

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    I have a 21 Gen 4.
    Before buying it, I shot a 17, 21, 22, 23, 26, and 27.
    For the purposes that I wanted it (range and home defense - did not buy to carry), both my son and I ended up with a 21 each.
    Hands down an awesome weapon and much more fun to shoot.
    On top of that, as I jokingly say, if for some reason you run out of ammo, throw it at the perp and it will kill them with its solid weight.
    Of course, this is just my humble opinion but, 21 all the way!!!
     
  9. Aupfeil

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    Thanks for all the replies I get Leo prices and my gun shop has gen4 21 with factory night sights and 3 mags for 459 plus tax or gen3 30 same setup for same price both brand new
     
  10. MSgt Dotson

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    I've not handled any Gen 4 models yet, but, the Gen 3 21 is quite a handful (OK for me, as I have large hands), but otherwise an excellent pistol and gentle to shoot.

    Unless you are completely captivated by the Glock 21's mag capacity, I'd also check out the M&P45,the 10+1 grip of which feels ever so trim by comparison.
     
  11. bac1023

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    I much prefer Glocks in 9mm, but the 45ACP models work well.
     
  12. Blueface2

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    The Gen 4 takes care of the concern with the grip as comes smaller, with option to add to it. Major difference in holding a Gen 3 v a 4.
     
  13. judgecrater

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    I too have a Gen3 G21sf and it is my favorite pistol and I have a lot of um'.
     
  14. 257 roberts

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    wow good deal, I have a 30 other than being a handful its rock solid!!!
     
  15. Bruce M

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    I like the G30 better but that is because it is a bit easier for me to conceal. If I was not going to conceal it or only use it at the range then it would probably be the G21.
     
    Last edited: Aug 30, 2012
  16. n0leafcl0ver

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    G36 gets my vote..or if it doesnt "have to" be a glock, check out the xds
     
    Last edited: Aug 30, 2012
  17. tonyparson

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    This^^^^^^
     
  18. Glock Master

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    Take a look at the G36.
     
    Last edited: Sep 1, 2012