Selling the Glock 21 to existing Glock owners was a relatively easy task. my 42 is a double stack. Recoil is not unpleasant, less of a kick and more of a strong rearward push or shove. Enjoy the videos and music you love, upload original content, and share it all with friends, family, and the world on YouTube. Glock 41 Review: In the Hand Cartridges line up perfectly with the Glock’s feed ramp. The overall weight is 24.9 ounces. The Glock 21 was simply a scaled up Glock 17. By the way, my G41 came with a 5.5 lb. Glock 36. You kissed off the best carry gun as an afterthought -- the G42. Width: 1.27 in. Ballistics have advanced over the years, making 9mm king again after it spent years beaten out by .40 S&W. If you want a not-a-1911 .45 ACP there’s always the full-size G21 or the subcompact G30. One of the big reasons these models are so freaking popular is that they’re chambered in 9mm. I may earn a small part of the sale from links to any products or services on this site. I barely notice it. But if I find a G40/10 upper first, then I'm nabbing that, instead. Learn all the important stuff about handguns...with none of the attitude. The G41 would lend itself to more serious target work. For the 1911, they are more compatible with rounds like the .22 round rifle. There are reasons the Austrian company has flourished and those reasons include reliable cycling, durability, and affordable pricing. In 2007 Glock released a new version of the Glock 21, the Glock 21 SF. Recently bought threaded 9mm conversion barrels for the 23 and 35 along with extractors, etc. Glock is one of the most successful and debated about brands in the firearms world. G17 G4 Full-size I was thinking about getting the G26, possibly the G19. The grip angle of a Glock is 21 degrees. Comparing Gen 3 … (On another point; the magazines also work extremely well in my Ruger PC9 Carbine.). Good or best accurate on a range, I always try to support American industry. The Glock 21 is a bridge between new and old, mating a powerful old favorite round with modern handgun technology. I miss having the extra rounds (13 rounds vs 8 rounds), but I have become a better and more confident shooter with the Sig TacOps simply because I can handle it better and the sight system is better. Possibly an exception, but not one I ever want to deal with. It is my current preferred carry gun. ), The difference in recoil between the 22 and the 27 is again in my opinion negligible. After the release of the original Glock 17, Glock apparently decided the design was mature enough to handle larger calibers. Even outside the gun world, if you know any firearm brand – it’s probably Glock. Glock’s early adoption of high capacity double stack magazines helped ameliorate the .45 ACP’s girth problem. Check it out. 9mmx19 Parabellum/Luger – yes, both those designations refer to the same cartridge – was designed back in 1902 by Georg Luger for the Luger semi-auto. G19 G4 Compact When it’s loaded to its maximum SAAMI pressure it beats out .357 Magnum. Sold! of all my 6 handguns the 42 is the most pleasurable and accurate to shoot at short distances. For concealed carry there’s the G26, a subcompact double-stack 9mm with a ten-round capacity. GLOCK GEN 4 PROBLEMS. How about the Glock 21 vs Sig Sauer’s 1911 TacOps? The perp took his now empty Glock from him and beat him with it. I have had several Glocks ( 21, 41, 43 and 17) but this one is my current favorite. This is a good little pistol especially when you run it alongside its current competitors, the SIG P365 and Mossberg MC1SC. A new Sig P227 or the Glock 41… I eventually figured out that the full-size GLOCK frame actually fits my hand better than the compact GLOCK 19/23 frame, and I prefer the feel of 9mm and .45 ACP recoil to .40 and 357 SIG, so a friend now owns that original GLOCK 23, with fresh pins and mostly stock internals. Ah, at last we get to know more about the powerful 10mm Auto.In case you missed it, in Round 1 of our series of Handgun Showdowns, we compared the Glock 22 and the Glock 23 and briefly touched on these subjects: 1. Cheers! Thank you. Kat, Nice article on Glocks. We’ve got a dedicated section for the AR-15 here. We’re going through the best and most popular models across different sizes and calibers. The G48 has eaten everything I’ve fed it which has been a combination of range and defensive ammo and has experienced no failures of any kind. The G43 is a subcompact 9mm that came about back in 2015. You can even get a nice extended length one too. Designed to compete for a Department of Defense contract, the Glock 21 SF (Short Frame) had a smaller backstrap to more readily accommodate smaller hands and ambidextrous magazine release. The Glock 21 is 8.22 inches long, just a fifth of an inch longer than the Glock 17. They’re durable, fit my hands well, and accurate. Your G42 would be the only double-stack G42! (The G48’s barrel is 4.17 inches long; the G43X’s barrel is 3.41 inches long.). I have 2 GLOCK 21's 1 iis from the 80's and it still workd=s perfectlly !!! I bought a 23 for the wife and she thought it was a bit to much for her. You might get more insight by asking this on the Glock forums. Yes. And before we move on…the number 17 and 19 are Glock’s 17th and 19th patents. Any opinions would be nice. Boom…want to get into 10mm? Stands back with marshmallows waiting on flames... Was waiting with bated breath until I read your mention of the G20. G34 G4 Competition More than a third of … After spending considerable time shooting all three, including time firing them one after another on the same days, I’m going to declare the G43 the most accurate subcompact 9mm. The GLOCK 21SF is the duty pistol more or less forced upon me. If you want to be like the NYPD and carry a bunch of ammunition (9mm), shoot a bunch of rounds to overcompensate for your underpowered ammunition, miss a bunch of times due to having to shoot a volley of weaker rounds to no effect, and hit a bunch of innocent people... Then by all means 9mm. Double-stack or single-stack? It has good stopping power and it only slightly has more recoil. Kinda fun of my 23 as well. Thanks a lot and have a great day, If it pew-pews, it’s on. G26 G4 Subcompact Why? Martin. I would not recommend it to women although the local Sheriff's Office does carry the GLOCK mod 22. Think of this as an honorable mention of sorts for those of us who handgun hunt. Trigger pull is the same 5.5 pounds for the same pistols, and trigger travel is the same .49 inches. Author Photo. In 1990, the world of the .45 ACP cartridge was turned upside down. But only because I have a great EAA Witness in .45 ACP. You can follow him on Twitter: @KyleMizokami. The .45 ACP could have floated toward nichedom. If you’re looking to clear the leather faster, the 21 is the way to go. Glock only produces the G42 in single-stack, the double-stack .380 pistol from Glock is the G25 and it is not sold in the USA. I run mine with various red dots for hunting but I’ve also used them on the range and hunting with irons. While the Glock 21 doesn’t have the 1911A1’s famously slender grips, grip width is not uncomfortable for those with smaller hands. Check into it yourself, please. BTW, my buddy's agency went back to the .357 revolver as an issue weapon until the .40 came out. just to have less expensive range cost....but also to be diversified if 40 dried up....also to have good secondaries for my new Banshee in 9mm and suppressor. Trigger pull is the same 5.5 pounds for the same pistols, and trigger travel is the same .49 inches. Very well written informative and to the point. Oh, and it’s dead-on accurate, too. Do you have any advice, as to which would be the better option, for the purpose I have mentioned. and 357 magnums. This is a discussion on cant decide between a Sig P227 or a Glock 41 within the SIG Sauer Pistols forums, part of the SIG Sauer Forum category; I am in the market for a new pistol and I cant decide between the two. Simple put, this is a great pistol! The success of the Glock 21 has meant that other manufacturers, including Smith & Wesson, Sig Sauer, Heckler & Koch, and Springfield Armory have all introduced .45 ACP versions of their high capacity nine-millimeter pistols. Reaching exist .45 ACP owners, on the other hand, was going to be a much more difficult task. Just wondering what you all thought about the new 41 vs 21 for home defense and range time. Let us know in the comments! Check out our beginners guns video course. The G27 has a nine round capacity, not ten. Thou my hands are not very big I manage it very well. Also, the G17 has a capacity of 17 +1 and the G19 has a capacity of 15 +1. I have a glock 22 where can I get a 9mm barrel, Search Glock 22 conversion barrel You went and saved the best for last. Bigger bullets cause bigger holes=people dying faster with less rounds. I have a KKM and I like it much, Can you please see if you can find me a gun 225, KKM Precision website I own a G20 and a G26. To own a .45, even more modern designs, is to own a slice of history and a weapon backed up by decades of service. Correction for the article, the G17 and G19 are NOT 1.0 inches wide. The Holosun has been flawless so far, and I like the auto-on / auto-off feature, as well as the auto adjust lighting level. Just for grins, I also did a 357sig barrel for the 23....same mags..........hitting power and diversification. Holy cow Bob... was that a typo and you added an extra zero? It has a reversible magazine release, built-in beavertail, and front and rear slide serrations (but seriously, do I have to lecture you again not to rack a slide from the front). You might want to double-check your Glock ;), I have never shot a glock I am sure they are nice to shoot and reliable as well but I think I can have a carry weapon that is plenty reliable for a lot less money like the ruger security 9 compair it to the gl 19 just as reliable no where as ugly and almost half the price that does it for me keeping in mind I am allowed to change my mind if I ever have the chance to fire one, Roger that on the 30. The most reliable pistols I shoot. In fact, I am still shooting a little bit to the left. Are they super-sexy? No, but you can change that with a little aftermarket work. Although she is now a full-time outdoor writer her background is eclectic and includes K9 Search-and-Rescue and emergency veterinary medicine. If you’re looking for a classic poly carry gun, you’ve found it. There are a few other models worth a mention. The two long-slide Glock handguns featured in this review are the Glock 41 in .45 ACP and the Glock 40 Modular Optic System (MOS) chambered in 10mm. Don't believe professionals? It has an empty weight of 18.48 ounces. Ready to really trick out your Glock, check out the Best Glock Upgrades and Best Glock Mags. I’m hoping maybe you, or even anyone who sees this can help me out. The slide width is 1.0, the guns themselves are a little over 1.25. This one is also chambered in 9mm but unlike the G17 and G19 it is not a double-stack. Aesthetically it’s noticeably different than the classic Glocks thanks to the Slimline frame and silver nPVD slide. Shooting, showing, and discussing the new Practical / Tactical Glock 41 .45 ACP. Oh, and as an alternate platform to the 10mm G20, the Springfield XDM is worth a serious look. It was released with the G43X, a gun with identical dimensions except for the fact the barrel of the G43X is just shy of one inch shorter. 10mm came into being because the late Jeff Cooper decided he wanted a pistol cartridge with ballistics greater than those of the .45 ACP and more overall power than the 9mm. I know that at one time the Glock 34 was a favorite among IDPA competitors. Just look up every organization, department, agency, regiment, division, company, squad ect. If you want a subcompact 9mm that cycles reliably, beats out the competition for accuracy, and is perfect for concealed carry, you want the G43. I recently got the Glock 45 Gen 5 and mounted a Holosun HE507C-GR optic on it. Yeah, after doing a ton of research on what my first weapon should be I ended up choosing the Glock 45 also. I have a lot of work to do before I’m really comfortable with the gun, but the basics are there for a reliable duty pistol, or a suitable gun for personal defense. It might be a cliché, but it’s true: you really cannot go wrong with a Glock. People might think me crazy for saying but I'm a fan of the glock 22 ... not only is it a forty but I have 2 conversion barrels to change it to 9mm and one for 357 sig.. 150 for each barrel and for 450 dollars I bought the postols... but 750 $ and I have 3 guns in 1.. can't do that with but 2 glocks 22 and 23.. pretty sure.. In case you haven’t noticed yet – Glock has something for everyone. You may never reply, since I’m asking this so many months after you commented. And stay in touch with newsletters of our best articles on techniques, guns, & gear. It’s in carrying capacity that the Glock 21 shines over other designs. I'm a bit Sig fan I have a P320 and P226 but that G17 is awesome! Kat is heading into her second decade of concealed carry, has been an avid hunter for decades, and has never met a firearm she didn’t want to run (she also has a penchant for big bores). The longer grip works better for me too. I ran a G43 for the first time at the Glock media gun launch. The gun’s overall length is 7.28 inches, overall height is 5.04 inches, and width is 1.10 inches. The G43 I found the trigger to be very uncomfortable to my finger due to the way it rubbed or possibly pinched my finger between the trigger guard and the trigger. (Suggestion: get an Overwatch Precision trigger for your G48. I probably lean toward the 21. The instilling of common-sense unto the ignorance of masses uneducated on the topic of my profession is complete. My next object of lust in .45 is a Glock 41. (. It’s compact, a good shooter, powerful caliber, and it’s mags work in my .40 S&W Keltec Sub 2000. I wouldn't recommend the G42 for strolling around drug- and gang-infested neighborhoods but in my opinion 10 rounds should take care of thugs pretty much anywhere else. Have you tried different back straps for grip? I see it as a little better to attach a light to because a tlr1 would exceed the barrel and light would not be obstructed. Then in 1990 Glock introduced the Glock 21: the .45 ACP Glock. As the grip and frame profile is now a little slimmer, Glock had to reshape the slide’s internal design. Although the polymer and steel Glock 21 weighs less than the all-steel 1911A1, recoil shooting both of the guns is remarkably similar. The Glock 21, chambered in 45 Auto, comes in three variations: the Gen3, Gen4, and Short Frame models. I want a gun, basically protection and for shooting range. Would not trade them for anything except maybe another Glock. Yes. If there was a paradigm shift in a persons thinking, that was it. In this video, I take a look at two awesome 45 ACP Pistols. It wouldn’t be a “best of” Glock piece without the G17 and G19. What, no G23 in .40 S&W? Some would argue it isn’t exactly a single-stack, either; technically Glock refers to this as their Slimline pistol. 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Together the pistol and cartridge were meant to address a lack of handgun stopping power in the U.S. Army first noticed during the Philippine Insurrection, when existing Army .38 Long Colt handguns proved unable to stop Moro insurgents in their tracks. Its almost-twin, the G27, is chambered in .40 S&W, has a ten-round capacity, and is a neater little gun than you probably think possible. Check out our full review of the G20. The .45 ACP cartridge proved considerably more effective than the .38 Long Colt used by the Army during the Insurrection, with more than twice the energy in foot pounds at the muzzle. EDC g19, combat pistol g17. Replacement sights not specifically made for the MOS notch will have a bit of overhang. Privacy Policy and In 1990, the company released the Glock 20 (ten millimeter), Glock 21, (.45 ACP), and Glock 22 (.40 Smith & Wesson). Is 9mm a capable, fantastic cartridge? The U.S. Army adopted as the M1911, and later the M1911A1, Browning’s pistol served until the early 1980s. I've CCd the 21 and its shorter length might make it easier to handle in a close quarters situation. American gun users, whose previously had to choose between the .45 ACP, .357 Magnum and .38 Special, all flocked to the novel new pistol with the high-magazine capacity. You can thank me later.). Recoil is extremely manageable, thanks in large part to the weight and to the double recoil spring setup. 1911 owners are much more likely to like their handgun for the historical importance, tradition, and reliability of a good 1911. ummm g45 is the best of the g17 and g19 gen 5. jsyk (just so you know;). And green! The first magazine I put through I did a playing card drill – five shots fired at five yards, offhand, taking your time – and the group produced was an awesome single hole. Caliber. 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