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Old 07-26-2013, 12:17 PM
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Default Glock 3rd Gen 21sf to Glock rail or not Glock rail.

I have a chance to get a new Glock 21 SF for under $525.

The question is, do I get the one with the Glock rail, or with out it.

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Old 07-26-2013, 12:27 PM
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someone correct me if I'm wrong, but I'm pretty sure Glock stopped making the picatinny rail version several years ago, so now they only come with the Glock rail.
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Old 07-26-2013, 12:28 PM
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someone correct me if I'm wrong, but I'm pretty sure Glock stopped making the picatinny rail version several years ago, so now they only come with the Glock rail.
You are correct. They all come standard now with the Glock rail.
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Old 07-26-2013, 12:29 PM
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well, if you could, which one ?????
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Old 07-26-2013, 12:41 PM
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Pic rail, more versatile
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Old 07-26-2013, 12:55 PM
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Get the standard mag release/glock rail version. The Picatinny rail version has the problematic ambidextrous mag release. There are also versions out there with the Glock rail & ambidextrous mag release, so make sure it has a standard mag release.
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Old 07-26-2013, 1:12 PM
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Glock rail. Just about any popular rail device offers a Glock rail version. Good luck to you if you want a holster that will fit the picatinny rail, let alone any of the accessories you'd mount on it. Not very many options out there since the picatinny model was low production.
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Old 07-26-2013, 6:08 PM
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I have an early one with Pic rail and ambi mag release.
I have had zero probs with ambi. That's from someone who actually owns one, not just "I read they......"
The Glock rep at Firing Lines open house was startled to see mine with that setup. He says pretty rare and that he has one as well.
He did warn that if I ever had to send the gun back to Glock for major repairs to specify they NOT exchange the frame for Glock rail if repairs were that serious.
He says with that combi of ambi and Pic, it would be worth a few dollars down the road. (Stating his opinion.) I like the uniqueness of it.
Either way, the 21SF is my best shooter.
Did I mention I got second place with it at Firing Line's shooting contest?
First place, the guy had optics. Beat me by 1 point.
(Yes, I've mentioned it a hundred times)

I have Fobus and Serpa holsters, light, and a cole slaw shredding attachment. Not a problem so far.

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Old 07-26-2013, 7:24 PM
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I have an early one with Pic rail and ambi mag release.
I have had zero probs with ambi. That's from someone who actually owns one, not just "I read they......"
The Glock rep at Firing Lines open house was startled to see mine with that setup. He says pretty rare and that he has one as well.
He did warn that if I ever had to send the gun back to Glock for major repairs to specify they NOT exchange the frame for Glock rail if repairs were that serious.
He says with that combi of ambi and Pic, it would be worth a few dollars down the road. (Stating his opinion.) I like the uniqueness of it.
Either way, the 21SF is my best shooter.
Did I mention I got second place with it at Firing Line's shooting contest?
First place, the guy had optics. Beat me by 1 point.
(Yes, I've mentioned it a hundred times)

I have Fobus and Serpa holsters, light, and a cole slaw shredding attachment. Not a problem so far.
I actually had one. I ignored all the interweb posts about the problems & bought it anyway. The ambidextrous mag release fell apart twice, so i got rid of it. That and it irritated the crap out of the middle finger of my right hand (strong hand) while shooting drills.
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Holster options stink for the pic rail, I prefer the glock rail version
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Wow, two failures. Amazing.
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Wow, two catastrophic failures. Amazing.
Fixed it for you. It's kind of a big deal when a handgun's mag release self destructs & becomes inoperable... TWICE.

Weird, not one of the mag releases on any of the other 14 Glocks I've owned have ever fallen apart. I'm glad yours has been fine so far, but don't cry about it here when yours fails. Good luck with your collector's item.
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Ok, thx!

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The picatinny Glock models are probably the least desirable of all Glocks.

The issue with the mag release taking a dump was such a problem that Glock replaced lots of them with the newer Glock-railed/standard mag release versions.
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Old 07-27-2013, 11:56 AM
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Thx for the opinions.
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Old 07-27-2013, 12:04 PM
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I also had the opportunity to own the G21SF with picatinny rail.

This was the gun I bought the day I turned 21. I did not have any failures with it but I did not shoot thousands of rounds through it either. Sold it to buy a Colt. Best looking Glock I have ever had, wish they all had the extra tacticool picatinny rail


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