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glock .45 grips

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by bender, Nov 29, 2007.

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  1. bender

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    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)
     
  2. CountGlockula

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    The Full size short frame or the Sub Compact slim frame would be your best bet.
     
  3. D-Man

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    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.
     
  4. bender

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    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.
     
  5. CountGlockula

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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    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


    IMG_G21SF.jpg
     
  8. bender

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    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.
     
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    get bigger metal hands, its a risky surgery but i think its worth it
     
  10. bender

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    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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