Bought a Gen 4 Glock yesterday

Discussion in 'Centerfire Pistols & Revolvers' started by hkruss, Apr 15, 2012.

  1. hkruss

    hkruss Active Member

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    I went to a gun show yesterday, wanting to check out .45acp Glocks.
    I really liked the G36, but I wanted more round capacity. The single stack grip actually felt very good in my hand though. I will be the first to admit that a Glock will never feel as good in the hand as a 1911 (nor will be as nice to look at!), but this one was close (at least to me).
    The G30 was more the size I would have preferred, but the grip felt awful. So I checked out the full size G21. First, I picked up a Gen 3. It felt like I was holding a beer can! I have probably medium to large size hands, but even if they were extra large, I don't think the grip would have felt any better!
    Then I picked up a gen 4 G21. Yeah, that's the ticket!!!
    The Gen 4 comes with a medium and a large backstrap that can be added for larger hands. To me, the pistol felt good without adding either. Not perfect, but good. I already own a G23, and to me, the full size G21 actually feels better in my hand. I also really liked the fact that it has a 13 round capacity. Based on the feel and the capacity, I bought it.
    While I was at the show, there was a guy who used to work for Glock who had a booth set up. He has done some work for me before, so I went ahead and had him install night sights, a 3 1/2 pound connector and an extended slide release. Same thing I've done on every Glock I've ever owned.
    So, I'm very pleased with the set-up. Now to decide on which holster to buy, and hopefully to make it to the range next weekend.
    If you are a fan of Glocks and the .45ACP round, I would suggest checking out the Gen 4 models. There is night and day difference in the feel. That seems to have always been one of the biggest negatives most people (including myself) have with Glocks. The Gen 4 goes a long way in improvements, but comes at an added pri$e!


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  2. norahc

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    I'm not a fan of the feel of the gen 4 Glocks yet, but maybe I will become one in time. I used to carry my gen 2 G30 as my EDC until I got the G20SF. The SF has made a world of difference in the comfort and feel of the larger frame Glocks.

    But it is very hard to argue with 13+1 of 230 grain .45ACP. :D
  3. Dirtypacman

    Dirtypacman New Member

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    Im jealous :) Was just looking at some Glocks in .45 this past weekend. Don't have the funds at this point but sometime down the line I will have one.
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    Don't forget about the Glock LEO discount program, here is the list of who can take advantage of the below cost pricing. Just remember, you have to go to a Glock law enforcement dealer.

    Law Enforcement Officers for State, County or City Agency
    Federal Law Enforcement Officers – FBI, Marshals, DEA, etc.
    Corrections Officers, including Parole and Probation officers
    Retired Law Enforcement Officers with “retired” credentials
    State Licensed Security Companies – Loomis, Fargo, RAM, Securitas, etc.
    State and City licensed Security Officers
    Active-Duty Military Personnel – Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force, Coast Guard
    National Guard Personnel
    Military Reserve Personnel
    Retired Military with “retired” Military ID
    Transportation Safety Administration (TSA) Employees
    Licensed Para-Medics, EMTs and Firefighters (including volunteers) with ID
    Commercial Pilots and Flight Deck Officers
    Court Judges
    District Attorneys and Deputy District Attorneys
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