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Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by malleable, May 21, 2011.
I've decided to purchase a G21sf, would you wait for the G4? Any idea when it will be released?
Glock does not announce availability dates. All I can tell you is that as of 5/20/2011 the Gen4 G21 is not yet available.
Not sure what advantages the Gen4 will actually bring that make it worth the wait. The 21 is a pretty soft shooting gun, so the dual recoil system that is proving to be a headache for the 9mm may not be needed. Even if you need it you can find cost effective and efficient recoil reducers on the aftermarket. For me, the only thing that may be worth waiting for is the simple reversible mag release that allows me to use my index finger for mag changes. Even the SF design forces my small hands to seriously break my grip to access the mag release with the thumb. If you can use the current controls efficiently it may be worth the buy just so you can get shooting sooner. Since I'm wanting to get a second gun I'll wait a bit more and see what comes out.
After having the opportunity to handle and operate a pistol with the Gen4 grip texture and enlarged mag release button, I think the advantages over the Gen 3 frame are substantial. If I were in the market for a G21, I would wait for the Gen4 G21 because it is "next" to be released, the Gen4 improvements are worth the wait to me and I don't need the pistol right now.
I've given up relying on intel from sources, even some affiliated with Glock, Inc., as to when to expect the G21 Gen4 release. Just hope it's weeks rather than months.
Do we even know for sure that it will be released this year?
For me I would grab the Gen3....why because it isn't broken and with the SF it's is close to perfect. I haven't ...nor has anyone held the gen4 but a gen3 in hand is better than two gen4 in the bush.
I think you should buy the Gen4 because it needs to be tested by someone and it's not going to be me. That being said, I doubt it will have similar issues to the 9mm.
My latest catalog is dated 12/02/10 and the only gen4s listed are:
17, 19, 22, 23, 26, 27, 31, 35, 37.
I asked on Tuesday at Armorer's School if they were releasing any gen4 32s or 33s and the guy said he has no idea which model is being released next. He said it's based on sales of the more popular models. Guess I am picking up a gen4 19 to go with my gen2 19.
I have a G21, G21SF, G30, and G30SF. My hands are "small." Not even the 1911, in its various incarnations, feels "good" to me. I've had ten 1911s, and never was as confident with them, as I am with my Glocks. (It was a conformity/commonality "thing.")
Do you have hands that necessitate configuring the Glock other than as it comes or stands? If so, perhaps the Gen 4 is your best bet. When the Gen 4, if it ever appears, comes upon the scene, rent or borrow one- before buying one.
Get the G21SF or the G30SF, and have Trijicon's yellow-orange-yellow night sights put on... You won't be sorry to have perfection on tap, when needed...
Good luck, and have fun...
Do you have a pic?
I plan on getting a G4 to go with my G3, and I'll probably get a G4 G30 as we'll
Is there something wrong with having to many 45's
There is no such thing as "too many .45s".
I have 11 45 ACPs and there are numerous other members here with more.
The 21sf is sweet and the Gen 3 is better anyway*. Get it now.
* compatible with the vast array of aftermarket parts and has proven reliability.
However, it is not compatible with the beaver tail and everyone loves beavers and tail.
I recently purchased a G21 Gen 4. I tried/felt the 21 Gen3 and the Gen 3 21SF. I like the grip on the Gen 4 the best so I bought it. The 21 SF Gen 3 felt better in my had than the Gen 3 21. (I have large hands.)
I have four Glocks (17, 24, 26 and now 21). Unfortunately I have not had a chance to shoot the 21 Gen4,...yet. But soon.
If you were asking about the G30, I would say go ahead and buy it, but I would wait for the Gen4 G21 with the dual recoil spring and larger mag release.
This thread is dated, I've already purchased