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KIDRR
11-30-2012, 9:24 AM
How do you like it?

Any reliability issues?


GF is getting me whatever gun I want around $5-$600 for Xmas. Wondering if it's worth the extra $100 to get the gen 4. The gen 3 SF feels pretty good in my hand. This will be my new bedside gun so reliability is paramount. I think the gen 4 troubles were only with the 9mm and .40?

MIAMIbaseballer
11-30-2012, 9:33 AM
Shot one recently and i have a Gen 3..... GET THE GEN 4!!!

Mr.1904
11-30-2012, 9:48 AM
Only problems i've heard of recently (if you want to call it that) were with the late gen 3 and early gen 4 9mm Glocks.

I want one soo bad. Post a range report after you get it to the range!

Oceanbob
11-30-2012, 11:23 AM
The GLOCK 21 GEN4 is the best yet from GLOCK. Runs 100% and the grip is very nice.

I love mine.

http://i39.tinypic.com/25gsdbs.jpg

RGERBER
11-30-2012, 4:41 PM
I have several Gen 4 Glocks- G21- G35 and a G22 – I have shot thousands of rounds thru the G22 and G35 no problems – I have only shot 300-500 rds. Thru the G21 also no problems

peplow530
12-01-2012, 12:53 AM
Gen 4's are not on the California DOJ list

Apec
12-01-2012, 1:17 AM
Gen 4's are not on the California DOJ list

For those of us [lowly] non-roster exempt mortals, we have SSE.

Still lame though, but it works!

filthy phil
12-01-2012, 4:01 AM
nothing but raves for these on glocktalk/ i've fondled one and it felt slimmer than my old g20.
high up on my wish lisl

Gary13
12-01-2012, 7:51 AM
I love mine, no problems with it.

trendar5
12-01-2012, 12:07 PM
I have both. If you spend the extra money on the Gen4, you won't regret it. Gen3 is fine too, but the gen4 fits my medium hands better.

Q619
12-01-2012, 12:10 PM
Only problem with mine is I keep running out of ammo. 2k down the pipe, no bobbles.

KIDRR
12-02-2012, 1:02 PM
Just put the Gen 4 in jail for 10 days :D

Munny$hot
12-02-2012, 1:44 PM
IMHO if the 21/SF is to small for your hand, is the only reason I would buy a gen4. I like the idea of an ambi mag release, but I find the gen4 to large for my liking. Either way you can't go wrong with a Glock.

Oceanbob
12-02-2012, 2:10 PM
IMHO if the 21/SF is to small for your hand, is the only reason I would buy a gen4. I like the idea of an ambi mag release, but I find the gen4 to large for my liking. Either way you can't go wrong with a Glock.

The 21Sf and Gen4 are the same grip size.

If you have really small hands I think the best solution is a GEN3 with a grip reduction by GLOCKWORX. Worth the money to have a weapon that feels right in your hand..JMO

KIDRR
12-02-2012, 2:25 PM
Does the Gen 4 come with 10 round mags or will I need to convert them to rebuilds? Forgot to look while I was there. It does come with 3 mags though :D

Gary13
12-02-2012, 2:33 PM
Mine came with 3 10 rd mags, which is another advantage of going with Gen 4 vs the 2 mags that come with a Gen 3.

fcr
12-02-2012, 4:03 PM
Humor me, I'm confused about SF. Does it mean Small frame ? I love a friends G-21 don't know if it is SF or just G-21. Is the SF thinner, shorter or what ?

KIDRR
12-02-2012, 5:27 PM
Humor me, I'm confused about SF. Does it mean Small frame ? I love a friends G-21 don't know if it is SF or just G-21. Is the SF thinner, shorter or what ?

They take some of the backstrap from the grip out. "SF" means short frame. FWIW I have very big hands (Size XX or XXL glove) and the SF feels much better to me. I have a 20SF and really like it. I'll probably run this gen 4 21 without any of the attachments on it.

eyeruh
12-02-2012, 5:50 PM
Love the SF. Shot a Gen 3 G21 and it felt like I was holding a 2x4. I don't have small hands either. The G21 SF (if the Gen 4 is the same size grip go for it) felt just like my 17 and friend's 22. Right at home.

A short framed or Gen 4 21 is my next handgun.

Congrats!

fcr
12-03-2012, 11:21 AM
I too have large hands and the G 21 I have held at Steelwater in Temecula felt way too board like. I don't remember my friends feeling that way. Thanks for the input.

Lead Waster
12-03-2012, 11:57 AM
OK, is the SF version really that much more "comfy" than the non SF? I have a Gen 2 Glock 21 and it's too blocky for one handed shooting, but not too bad for two handed shooting. I can't shoot mine very well (though others can). And it's a good assumption that since the company specifically came out with the "SF" version that the non SF grip has been a problem. Does it make that big a difference? I've HELD both at a range, but not shot both side by side.

Sennasixty8
12-03-2012, 1:57 PM
I can't remember where I read this, but the Gen3 21SF and the Gen4 21 have the same sized grip (without the backstraps on the gen4).

I haven't had a chance to fondle and fire both side by side, .... I need a sponsor please!

Munny$hot
12-03-2012, 5:39 PM
I can't remember where I read this, but the Gen3 21SF and the Gen4 21 have the same sized grip (without the backstraps on the gen4).

I haven't had a chance to fondle and fire both side by side, .... I need a sponsor please!

Basically it can go from a 21SF size, to a 21, then larger than a 21

KIDRR
12-03-2012, 7:28 PM
I'll get some side by side pics and measurments with my 20SF when the Gen 4 comes in

fcr
12-03-2012, 7:38 PM
I just felt both side by side at Steelwater today, very subtle differences in the rear back strap. I like the idea of the back strap being changed in the Gen 4. I think I would go for that if I was in the OP's shoes and wanted a G21

Sennasixty8
12-04-2012, 10:26 AM
I already hate this thread... I've been eyeballing the Gen3 21sf (and use my GSSF card) or breaking down for a Gen4 21, thru SSE (ouch$).

My Gen4 17 9mm needs a big brother or sister to hang out with.