new - to me -G21

Discussion in 'Glock Forum' started by kenl, Nov 14, 2010.

  1. kenl

    kenl New Member

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    Hi

    Just bought a friend's g21. Haven't shot it yet. Will be taking it out to the range after it's Kali-imposed quarantine period is over.

    Never really wanted a Glock, didn't even know what model I agreed to buy until the day before I paid for it, but the price was right, the money helped him. I'm glad it turned out to be the .45acp. I already have two 9mm's (S&W 915 & Ruger Blackhawk), so I was just thinking about using it for a trade gun if it was a g17/19.

    But I don't know much about Glocks, or it. I am thinking about getting into a 3-gun Bulls-eye league. Are Glocks usable in competition?

    I reload. there is some debate about if you can reload brass shot from a stock barrel. Is this true? Do I need to consider an aftermarket one?

    Any other insights?

    Thanks!
     
  2. kenl

    kenl New Member

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    Well, doing a bit more research, and digging into the KB! issues:eek:, think I'll just reload for the SW, wheel guns, and rifles.

    Still would welcome any other insights.

    Thanks!
     

  3. CA357

    CA357 New Member Supporter

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    Congrats on your new .45 pistol. Enjoy that rascal.
     
  4. hunter Joe

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    Glock Sport Shooting Foundation

    Glocks take the shooting sports very seriously.

    I don't know anyone who reloads and owns a Glock that doesn't use reloads in their Glocks. Make sure you use jacketed or plated bullets and don't try and jack them up too high.
     
  5. Logan2302

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    I shoot reloads in all my Glocks. I use Power Pistol, 1 or 2 steps below max, using Sierra's data in 40 S&W & 45 acp with JHP's. I'm never afraid to pull the trigger.

    Alliant's data available on the web looks too hot if I remember correctly, and I use it only for general reference.
     
  6. indyfan

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    First of all, Congrats on the Glock purchase and welcome to the family.

    Secondly, Glocks are great for shooting competition, a lot of people prefer them because there is no safety outside the gun to mess with like in a 1911 and it doesn't have a long double action trigger pull on the first shot like with a Beretta or other DA/SA handguns. (Most shooting competitions require that the handgun must have the safety engaged when it is in the holster.)

    With a Glock you simply draw it and fire. Safety is built in. It's a really easy gun to use.

    As for using reloads, like hunter joe said, use jacketed or plated rounds and don't put too much powder in the reloads. Most of Glock Kabooms are because people use lead bullets and don't clean the barrel or people use hot reloads.

    and remember, a Kaboom can happen in any gun and most of the time it happens because of hot reloads.
     
  7. kenl

    kenl New Member

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    Thank you for the replies. OK, since I load on the mild side, guess reloading is still an option. Cool. Any favorite powders or recommended loads? Anyone use Blue-dot or x700?

    Thanks!
     
  8. Dizzll

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    I'm no expert but I own 4 Glocks and they fire everything fine. From the internet (take it for what it is) I have found no evidence of KB in standard pressure reloads.
     
  9. willfully armed

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    I regularly shoot IDPA. went from a 2nd gen g17, to a 3rd gen G20, to a 3rd gen G17, and settled on the G34.

    Glocks are status quo for sports like USPSA, IDPA, and IPSC stock service pistold or production classes.


    Id recommend a little less magnum powder. I run IMR 4756, Bullseye and Unique.

    Use plated or Jacketed bullets, no lead.

    Reload responsibly and there are no KB'd Glocks.
     
  10. Uchahi

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    That is an awesome gun. I purchased mine on my 21st birthday and since it was a Glock 21 it seem quite fitting. No kick at all, love the .45 cal it was a great purchase you made no doubt.
     
  11. kenl

    kenl New Member

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    Picked it up yesterday. Fits my hand well, trigger is better than I thought it would be. Will try to take it to the range Friday or Saturday, weather and in-laws permitting.
     
  12. Neophyte1

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    Pictures

    Sir; me is waiting; and ''pictures'' go good with descriptions :)
     
  13. kenl

    kenl New Member

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    weather & in-law fest are conspiring against a range day today, but I have some photos. Here it is...

    DSCF0160s.jpg

    and with some safe-mates

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    S&W m915 (9mm), a replica of a colt 1862 police revolver, and a much used and appreciated Security Six
     
  14. MRFranks

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    Glock 21

    Very nice stable, indeed. I had a S&W M&P in .45ACP, but I could never get used to the trigger. It was long and heavy, so I sold it to a buddy. I also had a S&W Mod 22 in .45ACP at the time, and enjoyed shooting it without losing brass--but the revolver really slammed my hand despite custom grips. I looked around and found a G21. Although the grip is much larger than the M&P, the trigger was the clincher for me. The gun came with night sights, which seems like a waste when one mounts a laser/light combo on the accessory rail (the night sights become silhouettes with the flash light). However, the laser and the night sights are compatible, and once adjusted to a 15 yard zero--every corner within my house is in zero range. Recoil with the Glock is manageable as the grip is hand filling and the recoil comes straight back--no pain.
     

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  15. dogwalk

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    Reloads in Glocks

    I'm confused. The paper work that comes with each Glock clearly states that the warrenty is invalid if reloads are used. Yet I see guys shooting competition with reloads all the time. What gives? Thanks, Dogwalk
     
  16. GLOCK21SF

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    i`m new here also. but not new to the glocks . i love the glocks in the .40 & .45 . but i simply love the glocks in 21sf & 30sf models .
     
  17. MRPEABODY

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    G21 is a damn fine gun!

    I've carried my Glock 21 for close to a year now and I can tell you I'd never carry anything else on the job. I have large hands and the fat grip is perfect for me. Comfort is the most important thing when it comes to shooting (after saftey of course) and I have always had to purchase and apply a Hogue grip on the smaller caliber Glocks I've had.

    P.S. When you disasemble it, don't freak if the spring comes loose. The majority of Glock 21 springs come lose when you disasemble it. The gun is fine and in working condition if you can still rack the slide. Good luck and happy hunting.
     
  18. willfully armed

    willfully armed New Member

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    Every piece of lawyer trash paper that comes with any new gun says dont use reloads.
     
  19. kenl

    kenl New Member

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    Range report

    Was able to get to the range the other day to try this out. Went better than I hoped. At home, when dry-firing, the trigger felt strange, but at the range, it was fine (guess I psyched myself out). It was accurate enough for any competition that I am able to do. Yeah, it's a keeper.

    Thank for all of the input.

    ken
     
  20. dogwalk

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    Reloads in Glocks

    Due to the fact that the Glock barrel is not supported, all reloaded brass is weaker can be a concern. This is why aftermarket barrels are available. Yes, a lot of competition shooters use reloads in their Glocks, but use differant barrels. You can contact Glock and get their story. Enjoy your Glocks as I do. Dogwalk