glock .45 grips


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bender
November 29, 2007, 04:16 PM
I notice that the Glock .45s that I have handled (the full size one and the compact one...) have grips that are uncomfortably 'long' for me. I mean front-to-back long. The width is fine. Other .45s (XDs, etc) have grips that are more 'square', and more comfortable for me.

I have average big hands and normally like big grips. Just wondering why the glock .45 grips are so long, compared to other hi-cap .45 pistols. I mean, it's not like the .45 is a long round... :confused:

(I haven't handled the sub-compact glock .45 yet)

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CountGlockula
November 29, 2007, 04:28 PM
The Full size short frame or the Sub Compact slim frame would be your best bet.

D-Man
November 29, 2007, 04:33 PM
The 21SF model addresses your specific complaint about the grips, though for me it still didn't do enough to allow a comfortable grip.

I believe Glock's end up being a little big thicker than others because the magazines are all polymer. Some of the 'thinner' gripped double-stack .45's like the M&P or XD utilize metal in the magazines so they are still strong but not as thick.

bender
November 30, 2007, 11:54 AM
I wasn't aware about the "sf" model, thanks. I searched on THR and found an old thread (March 2007) about the diffs between the 21 and the 21sf. There were about 10 different opinions though... :confused:

I'll check my local retailers and compare a 21 and a 21sf for myself. I don't keep up with glock much, and I've never owned one.

CountGlockula
November 30, 2007, 01:18 PM
I'd recommend stopping by your local range that rents out Glock and try it for yourself. You'll have a better opinion when shooting 50-100 rounds out of it.

Good luck! The G21 is a great gun.

PO2Hammer
November 30, 2007, 03:14 PM
The thick walled metal/plastic mags create the need for the deep magwell. Even though the grip is large, the Glock 21 is a great handling .45acp.

Have you looked at the H&K USP .45? If you like a squarish grip and have big hands, there's not a finer .45acp out there.

Desertscout
December 1, 2007, 02:58 AM
The 21SF is quite an improvement over the old G21 but not enough for us. When we get through with them, it's even better...:D


http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v519/Desertscout1/New%20Glocks/IMG_G21SF.jpg

bender
December 1, 2007, 07:28 AM
Never owned a glock yet. I remember reading Boston's Gun Bible a while back, and he was big on Glocks. He thought they were what pistols should be... "they're simple, and they work"

I may go to sportsmans warehouse today and check them out.

1911RjB
December 1, 2007, 07:30 AM
get bigger metal hands, its a risky surgery but i think its worth it

bender
December 1, 2007, 06:03 PM
I believe Glock's end up being a little big thicker than others because the magazines are all polymer
I didn't know that either. Like I said, I don't really keep up with glock, and never owned one.

I did go to sportsmans warehouse today and check out the G21 and the G21SF. Yes, the SF had a better grip. I compared my finger positions between both grips, and it seems like the SF was just a few mm's smaller. Not a big diff, but better, yes. Not sure how I like it compared to say, an XD or something else.

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