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Undecided 05-05-2011 07:27 PM

Glock 21 vs 1911
 
I'm trying to make my mind I was hoping to get some more opinions.

Glock 21 or a 1911? I've fired both and I like both. I just can't make up my mind.

jakebrake 05-05-2011 07:32 PM

okay, i will draw flames o plenty for this....

i own one of each. i kind of recommend it. but that's just me

what particular 1911? there are god knows how many companies making them. some are world class. some make kickin' paperweights. are you looking to carry it?

orangello 05-05-2011 07:37 PM

Did you try one of the XD's? Maybe that would be a good compromise, tupperware but with a grip safety & more 1911-esque grip angle. :)

Wambli 05-05-2011 07:43 PM

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Originally Posted by Undecided (Post 499102)
I'm trying to make my mind I was hoping to get some more opinions.

Glock 21 or a 1911? I've fired both and I like both. I just can't make up my mind.

I'm a 1911 lover and I have a few nice ones that I carry all the time. There is also a 21 sitting in my safe right now that I NEVER carry. Why? Because trying to conceal a 21 is like trying to sneak a brick under your shirt. Also the grip is too big for me and it does not point naturally for me. Last but not least it is the ugliest gun in my safe by far (just personal taste).

That being said I think the 21 is a heck of a handgun and if it fit my hand and I could conceal it it would be on my belt all the time...

wmille01 05-05-2011 08:03 PM

I know what you mean there both pretty sweet, the reason I got a 1911 are pretty simple. full metal, you can decock it without dry firing it, and the rounds it shoots. I really hate polimer lower with metal uppers.

jakebrake 05-05-2011 08:10 PM

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Originally Posted by wmille01 (Post 499124)
I know what you mean there both pretty sweet, the reason I got a 1911 are pretty simple. full metal, you can decock it without dry firing it, and the rounds it shoots. I really hate polimer lower with metal uppers.

i looked at a kimber with a polymer frame. for that kind of coin, i'll stick with my glock/1911 combo. (owning a g21 and a springer mil spec is cheaper)

Undecided 05-05-2011 09:04 PM

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Originally Posted by orangello (Post 499110)
Did you try one of the XD's? Maybe that would be a good compromise, tupperware but with a grip safety & more 1911-esque grip angle. :)

I have not, the friend who I shot with said I should try to get my hands on one and try it out.

orangello 05-05-2011 09:33 PM

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Originally Posted by Undecided (Post 499143)
I have not, the friend who I shot with said I should try to get my hands on one and try it out.

Mine is a XD45tactical (means it has the 5" barrel :rolleyes: ). It holds 13 in the mag. I haven't had any ammo-pickyness problems yet.
http://i151.photobucket.com/albums/s...r/XD45case.jpg
Only pic i can find ATM. It came in the foam-lined, plastic case with a couple of magazines, a "holster" (kinda minimalist but functional), a mag loading tool, and a little thing to hold two mags on your belt (do you really need 40 rounds on you). I would buy it again.

danf_fl 05-05-2011 10:15 PM

A Glock is a Glock, but I can accessorize a 1911 to be mine.

canebrake 05-05-2011 10:28 PM

Uh......well.......uh.........the...........

Never mind.

If you have shot both and didn't notice the magnitude of differences I'm sure as hell not going to be able to convince you either way.

Good luck.


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