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Glock 45 question

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Hunter2011, Aug 25, 2013.

  1. Hunter2011

    Hunter2011 Well-Known Member

    Why don't Glock make a competition model of the .45 like they do with the 9mm G34?
  2. tarosean

    tarosean Well-Known Member

    No idea but they are like lego's.. you can build your own.
  3. savanahsdad

    savanahsdad Well-Known Member

    beats me,, why don't make a "Head-band brass-catcher" , It would work great with my wife's G17
  4. matai

    matai Well-Known Member

    I'm pretty sure I'm going to build a Lone Wolf 6" Glock 45 slide for my G20.
  5. johnmcl

    johnmcl Well-Known Member


    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?
  6. YZ

    YZ member

    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.
  7. ku4hx

    ku4hx Well-Known Member

    Lack of demand and/or profit margin. 1911 pattern guns pretty much have the 45 ACP race gun/Bullseye/target market sewn up.
  8. Hunter2011

    Hunter2011 Well-Known Member

    I've gathered that the G21 is accurate enough already. I just thought the inch or so extra sight radius would not really hurt.
  9. allaroundhunter

    allaroundhunter Well-Known Member

    Added sight radius does not make any gun inherently more accurate.
  10. Hunter2011

    Hunter2011 Well-Known Member

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

    allaroundhunter Well-Known Member

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

    powder member

    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.
  13. Hunter2011

    Hunter2011 Well-Known Member

    But does a longer barrel, without an increase in sight radius really increases accuracy?
  14. YZ

    YZ member

    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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