New to Glock

Discussion in 'Glock Forum' started by attdave887, Oct 30, 2011.

  1. attdave887

    attdave887 New Member

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    Hello forum. After being brought up on revolvers and the classic 1911 I am now holstering a glock 21 .45acp. I have to admit it shoots like a dream but it's gonna take some getting used to the light weight on my hip.
     
  2. Glockpotion23

    Glockpotion23 New Member

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    Yea, i hear those .45 Glocks shoot sweet. Im looking to get a G30 instead.
     

  3. rigjumpr

    rigjumpr New Member

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    welcome to the forum. enjoy
     
  4. PrinC

    PrinC New Member

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    Welcome to our Glockworld......lol Its the place where u hear it as it is about the most reliable handgun on the market. Have fun.
     
  5. Glockpotion23

    Glockpotion23 New Member

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    Actually i want both the 30 and 21. The 21 would be that big boy i keep at the house.
     
  6. lyodbraun

    lyodbraun New Member

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    yeah Ive shot a few of the .45 glocks and I have to say they do shoot great and the recoil is so smooth not as snappy as my .40 G23.. welcome to the forum,
     
  7. BTenn

    BTenn New Member

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    I've never shot a .45 in a Glock. I've heard the recoil is not as bad as a .40 from some ppl and others say it's a lot worse?
     
  8. triggerjob

    triggerjob New Member

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    The recoil should be "more" on the 45 assuming you use a higher weight bullet than you would in the 40, felt recoil in the same gun design is a function of bullet weight x muzzle blast.

    So basically, if you shoot light 45 vrs heavy 40 it ought to be the same. But heavy 45 vrs heavy 40, the 45 will have more recoil.

    Incidently, Dirty Harry carried a SW 44mag but he loaded it with .44 special 210 grain. "For control" ie lighter bullet and less powder = less recoil.

    Basically it depends on the load, It would be better to choose between 9mm and .45, why? Both catridges are widely available and there is a peceptable differance in felt recoil between the 2. 9mm being the lighter of the two.

    The deal is, buy the gun you expect to be able to control with one hand, under stress while the other hand is hold groceries or a kid or whatever.

    Perhaps that was too much of an answer.
     
  9. msup752

    msup752 New Member

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    I had a G21 and have a G30. I never had issues with either one. The G30 was my carry gun until I decided the grip was too fat and I switched to a G19. I now leave the G30 in my car loaded with Cor-Bon DPX.
     
  10. PrinC

    PrinC New Member

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    I respectfully disagree with your first point, Triggerjob. Though it may seem like the obvious, actually its not when it comes to recoil differences between a 45 caliber and a 40 caliber. You would be surprised that a 45 caliber would have less felt recoil than a 40 caliber.Many gun gurus would actually prefer using a 45 caliber for target shooting, while the 40 caliber would be used for steel. The 40 caliber is known to be snappy. Just my 2 cents on this.
     
  11. Quentin

    Quentin New Member

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    Yeah the typical 45 recoil, especially in a polymer frame is more of a shove than a kick. The 45ACP is a low pressure load, about half that of the 40S&W. Not saying the 40 is bad, though - I have three Glocks in that caliber.
     
  12. RLJ_251

    RLJ_251 New Member

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    As a novice who so far has only fired 2 pistols in a couple decades, both recently rented from the range, 1 being a Springfield 40 and the other a 1911 styled 45. I felt less recoil with the 45.

    This weekend I will being trying a couple more pistols, this time a 9mm (most likely a g17) and a different styled 45. I will then get my PAL (Posession and Acquisition License here in Canada) and then purchase my first pistol.
     
    Last edited: Jan 13, 2012
  13. Engine5truck

    Engine5truck New Member

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    G 21 and my g30
     

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  14. G30USMC

    G30USMC New Member Supporter

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    Exactly some people may say that a 45 is more recoil then a 40 in all actually the 40 has a bigger muzzle flip which is perceived as a recoil