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21SF - should I ??

Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by Retseh, Mar 6, 2010.

  1. Retseh

    Retseh

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    Been hearing about some problems with the 21SF, mostly the ambi mag release issues.

    Anything I should avoid with this gun, are the single mag release versions still available or is it better to look at other non-Gen 4 type models while they are still available?

    PS - can't help but wonder if Glock has made a mistake with some of the Gen 4 features.
     
  2. Butch

    Butch RetiredDinosaur CLM Millennium Member

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    You should be able to find an SF with the original Glock type mag catch. There's also some SF RTF G21's out that have the original mag catch.
     

  3. nelsone

    nelsone rank amateur

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    It's durned hard to find the non-ambi 21SF - I tried for months. The only model Glock makes is the CA version, and it's sold out out out everywhere.

    Ergo I was ecstatic to find a 21SF with Trijicons and a non-ambi release for sale on this forum by husker54 last month. Turns out it started life with the ambi release, but it got loose, he sent it back, and presto! It now has a new, non-ambi frame (with a new serial number).

    The Nebraska gent husker54 sent it off in a flash, and at a great price, so all I can say to you is -
    nyah nyah!:tongueout:
     
  4. Swamprattler

    Swamprattler

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    I had my local gun store order a non-ambi 21sf three or four months ago, and it took about six to eight weeks to aquire one. It has been flawless so far. Good luck.
     
  5. DFin

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    Has anyone ridden an ambi release G-21 SF real hard to see how the mag release holds up? Mine works ok but I would like to have more faith in it.
     
  6. 1-2man

    1-2man Part Time

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    Ambi here with many rounds down with no issues.
     
  7. tslater

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    Ambi here also, close to a 1k rounds. Never had issues w/ it.
     
  8. faawrenchbndr

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    G21sf RTF2 with standard mag release.....:supergrin:

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  9. DFin

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    Does your RTF-2 have the same recoil spring/rod assembly as the old SF's or is it one of those newer Generation 4, 2 spring types, that won't fit in an existing SF or standard 21? Also, is the grip ok or does it exfoliate your palm?
     
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    I have not had any problems with my 21SF with ambi mag released...1000+ rounds down range
     
  11. Fred G

    Fred G

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    I have a 21SF with the ambi mag release and app 1500 rounds thru it with no problems.
     
  12. lxAsTrOxl

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    Mine's held up just fine since August when I first got mine (knock on wood).
     
  13. faawrenchbndr

    faawrenchbndr CLM

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    Yes, same recoil assy as the "old SF's" The RTF2 is a 3rd Generation, it just a different grip texture

    The RTF2 grip is OUTSTANDING! Keep in mind I am an aircraft mechanic not a manicurist, so my hands are not as sensitive as some.:whistling:
     
  14. Retseh

    Retseh

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    Thanks for the responses guys - seems like the issues are limited to just a couple of members.

    Going shopping to see if I can get a good price on one, but you can be sure I'll be working that mag catch pretty hard in the store to see if it falls apart on me.
     
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    I bought a 3rd gen Glock railed std mag release about 6 mos ago LNIB for $440 delivered. I haven't had any issues at all. Shot it today with lead bullet reloads. All functioned 100%. Great gun, a little big but had a std 21 but the sf model is much better.
     
  16. DFin

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    That is a great price for a 21 SF & $51.00 less than the going GSSF price. Did you buy it on line or from a local dealer?
     
  17. Th3Myth

    Th3Myth aka SuchxNxSuch

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    God that's one beautiful Glock. Can't wait to add one of those to my collection
     
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    My 21sf with the picattiny rail is my favorite. Bought it a year ago and haven't shot it yet. Not sure if I will. I just play with it and clean it. Love it!
     
  19. Psychman

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    You haven't shot it yet? Watcha waiting for???


    My G21SF with tactical light is my home defense bed side gun. That is how much I love it.
     
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  20. flyhigh511

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    I also have a 21SF ,non-ambi, standard Glock rail. I bought it in a moment of passion. It's never been fired. NIB.
    I think I should sell it.
    Then I look at it and think I shouldn't....... Then I think I should sell it.
    Then I look at it and think I shouldn't ......
    Anyway it has 3 13 round mags and standard grips Nt RTF
    If one of you would like it 500.00 + shipping to an FFL within CONUS.
    Or maybe I shouldn't.......