Glock 45 question


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Hunter2011
August 25, 2013, 03:40 AM
Why don't Glock make a competition model of the .45 like they do with the 9mm G34?

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tarosean
August 25, 2013, 04:37 AM
No idea but they are like lego's.. you can build your own.

savanahsdad
August 25, 2013, 04:46 AM
beats me,, why don't make a "Head-band brass-catcher" , It would work great with my wife's G17

matai
August 25, 2013, 02:28 PM
I'm pretty sure I'm going to build a Lone Wolf 6" Glock 45 slide for my G20.

johnmcl
August 26, 2013, 08:26 AM
Hunter,

Glock, and a lot of folks in the competitive world, believe that the Glock 21 is pretty much competition ready. The slide can't be lengthened and remain within the rules for IDPA. The balance is such that the slide doesn't have to be faux ported for improvement. The barrel is manufactured on a different production line from the 9mms, and is thought of as one of the most accurate in the line up.

In short, you are one trigger connector and a pair of sights away from a truly competitive gun. I suspect with the current G21 configuration that Glock didn't think the business case made sense for a competition version of the 21.

Make sense?

YZ
August 26, 2013, 09:23 AM
I think OP had the G17/G34 analogy in mind. Whether a longer slide would make the G21 better cannot be proved or disproved, because no such factory gun exists. As for Glock, the company is traditionally cagey about its business. Speaking for them is almost always a conjecture.

ku4hx
August 26, 2013, 12:19 PM
Lack of demand and/or profit margin. 1911 pattern guns pretty much have the 45 ACP race gun/Bullseye/target market sewn up.

Hunter2011
August 26, 2013, 12:57 PM
I've gathered that the G21 is accurate enough already. I just thought the inch or so extra sight radius would not really hurt.

allaroundhunter
August 26, 2013, 01:47 PM
I've gathered that the G21 is accurate enough already. I just thought the inch or so extra sight radius would not really hurt.

Added sight radius does not make any gun inherently more accurate.

Hunter2011
August 26, 2013, 01:56 PM
Added sight radius does not make any gun inherently more accurate.

No, but it will bring out my own inherent accuracy:D

allaroundhunter
August 26, 2013, 02:58 PM
No, but it will bring out my own inherent accuracy:D

..... That's why I shoot a 34 in competition ;)

powder
August 26, 2013, 04:29 PM
The G21 is incredibly accurate as is, but if you want to go one step further grab a drop-in 6" barrel for it from Bar-Sto or Storm Lake, and go nuts.

Hunter2011
August 27, 2013, 12:46 AM
But does a longer barrel, without an increase in sight radius really increases accuracy?

YZ
August 27, 2013, 01:07 AM
From a benchrest vise, no. In human hands, maybe. A heavier muzzle end may reduce the muzzle flip, but it will also shift the balance away from the grip. The net result is up to each individual shooter.

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