Glock 21 vs 30

Discussion in 'Glock Forum' started by Talaras, Apr 5, 2014.

  1. Talaras

    Talaras New Member

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    Wanting to replace my everyday carry with a .45 and looking at Glocks and just wanted any opinions between the 21 and the 30.
     
  2. G30USMC

    G30USMC Active Member Supporter

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    I have both, both of them are excellent weapons, however i have to admit it, the 30 is a very accurate weapon.

    And for concealed carry, it is easier concealed, I would vote for the 30, then get the 21 later down the road :D
     

  3. ParhfinderAFW

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    That's exactly what I've done. My 30SF is always on my side and I'm very happy with it. Had some problems out of the box but Glock sent me parts and it's taken care of. A+ !!!!!!


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  4. SSGN_Doc

    SSGN_Doc Well-Known Member

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    The 21 would be on the large side for EDC. Have one and like it a lot but its more of a camping gun for me.
     
  5. Talaras

    Talaras New Member

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    Im looking to replace my open carry not to conceal it, that change your opinion on going with one over the other?
     
  6. SSGN_Doc

    SSGN_Doc Well-Known Member

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    Duplicate post.
     
  7. SSGN_Doc

    SSGN_Doc Well-Known Member

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    Depends on what you like. The 21 is still big and heavy compared to the 30. But I'm more of a 19 guy to begin with. Mostly for all around size, fit and shootability for repeat hits, and ability to drive the gun.
     
  8. gmaster456

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    For open carry the 21 is fine. The 30 makes the option of both more doable but the 21 is a large gun. Which I personally like.
     
  9. TekGreg

    TekGreg Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Talaras, I own both and the best I can tell you is that I have no problem carrying the 21 openly, however, it is heavier. More barrel for accuracy and more rounds in the magazine, but I'm a big guy (6'4", 225-lbs) so it doesn't even come close to uncomfortable and the larger grip is more comfortable for shooting. Absolutely nothing wrong with the 30, but it is smaller all around and can be concealed more easily. The 30 makes a great BUG to the 21.
     
  10. cotex

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    Love love love my 30 and in the winter sweatshirt all you need although I went to the market yesterday with just a button down shirt over it and no one was the wiser.

    Tex
    Summer time the 19 comes out...


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  11. Talaras

    Talaras New Member

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    It is sounding that I should go with the 30, but I will go handle both at the shop today. I will let you all know what I think.
     
  12. ParhfinderAFW

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    That's what really counts is which feels better to YOU and how much weight YOU are willing to lug around. Good luck, you won't go wrong with either


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  13. vincent

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    Good advice ^^^

    If you're going to OC, with all things being equal, then may as well go with the full size (21) strictly for more capacity...

    The 30 will take the 13 rd mags from the 21 but they are going to hang out of the mag well a good bit...
     
  14. mdauben

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    I've got a 21 and a 36 and they are both great guns. For CCW I really think the 30/30s/30SF/36 is a better choice. The 21 is great for HD or OC but it's much harder (but not impossible) to CC.
     
  15. Warrior1256

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    I carry a 21, usually in cool weather. However, in warm weather I have no problem concealing it under an untucked, oversized t-shirt. Just a comment on cc as I know that you are open carrying.
     
  16. cotex

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    What are you raylor givings, U.S.marshal no. A 21 is way to big to conceal, period. Out in the open fine, it's a big bore and a big gun that shot 230 gr bullets!

    Tex


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  17. pat701

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    Get the one that dosn't have BTF or weak ejection problems for you.:confused:
     
  18. therukh

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    I had the 36 and it would not work so I traded for a 30. Best move I ever made! I had handled the 30 before and passed on it because I didn't like the fat grip and the 36 felt so much better. It (36) was accurate and I liked shooting it but it would not run. I was a bit ambivalent about trading for the 30 but wanted out from under the 36. The 30 is so accurate and surprisingly easy to handle even with 230 grain ball. It always works for me so I'd have to vote for it!
     
  19. mdauben

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    Interesting. I have a 36 I've put hundreds of rounds through (both JHP & FMJ) without a single issue to date. I have heard of other people who experienced problems with the 36 so perhaps I'm just one of the lucky ones! ;)
     
  20. 1911perfection

    1911perfection New Member

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    I carry my 21 quite a bit ...... Concealed and open I have bigger hands and I like the 21 for carry purposes. I would recommend the 21..... You have 2 magazines to choose from with high capacity the 13 rd and the 10 round..... I carry the 10 rd loaded and have the 13 rd loaded on me as well so heaven forbid you will ever have to use it in a self defense situation anybody with any law enforcement or military training are required to count shots and if you have to empty your first mag it automatically enters their head that you are shooting 10 plus 1 when in reality you have an extra 2 they are not expecting. That it self could be difference in life or death


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