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Glock 41: Thoughts??

Discussion in 'Handgun Discussion' started by etrain16, Jun 20, 2015.

  1. etrain16

    etrain16 Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I'm curious about the G41. I've got a Gen4 G21, which is a great pistol, but I've considered trading it for a G41 (or selling the 21 and buying a 41). I have a G35, and I love the long slide - it makes .40 a pleasure to shoot. Plug in a 9mm conversion barrel and I've got a versatile long-slide pistol.

    I'd like to do something similar with G41. The longer, narrow slide is appealing, but I would want to add a 10mm conversion barrel, and, so far, no one makes one. After over a year, I would have expected something on the market, but so far, no go. I contacted Lone Wolf and they said they're not planning on any conversion barrels for the 41. Storm Lake hasn't responded yet, and KKM has a match grade barrel, but no conversions, and nothing from EFK Fire Dragon.

    There is almost no discussion about the G41 on this forum, just a few comments made. Anyone here have one? What do you think? How about in comparison to the G21 Gen4?

    I like Glocks for the versatility and easy to find parts and upgrades. But if I can't take advantage of that with the 41, I'd probably pass. Maybe the 41 is just too much of a niche gun? I wouldn't be carrying it, and I won't be shooting competition, just home defense and target.

    Just curious what folks here think about this model.
     
  2. CHLChris

    CHLChris Portland Metro East Love me some guns! Bronze Supporter

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    I never quite understood what niche it would fill in competition, either. Maybe in bowling pins or something like that, but in USPSA, 13rd magazines doesn't really give it any advantage in Open or Limited and it obviously has no place in Single Stack, which is where 45acp shines. People who shoot Open race guns are generally not using 45acp anyway. I just don't know its purpose.

    Now, as a house gun it could fit right in. 5" of 45acp power has been a proven man-stopper. I, personally, just can't quite get my hands around a G21 so I ended up selling it. I'd rather stay in the small-frame family. There I could get up to 357Sig.

    The G40 makes a LOT of sense in a bunch of different roles. Why not consider that?

    BTW, you could always go on Gunbroker and buy a complete top-end for conversion puposes.
     
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  3. cooperdh

    cooperdh People's Republic of PDX Active Member

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    I had one when it first came out. It was a smooth shooting pistol. I had also owned the 21 and I would say the 41 is way better. It is lighter and smoother to shoot. My friends with the 21 also said the same. I have always been a 1911 guy so I just never shot it that much.
     
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  4. taroman

    taroman Willamette Valley Active Member

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    My thought?
    Would like to have one.
    Or at least give one a workout.
     
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  5. etrain16

    etrain16 Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I haven't seen a G40 for sale anywhere yet. I'm not even sure what they'll be selling for. I wouldn't be against the idea of a complete 10mm long slide to go with the G41, but I haven't seen any of those available either. Having both a long slide 41 and the ability to convert over to an even longer slide 10mm/G40 might be a fun combination to have. Maybe I'll have to wait and see once some G40's start showing up in the stores.

    As far as my hands fitting - my G21 Gen4 fits my hand very well, with no back straps. I can add the small back strap and it still fits well - I kind of like the extended beavertail back strap.
     
  6. FOX UTILITY GEAR

    FOX UTILITY GEAR Seattle New Member

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    Thinking about picking up one of these as well. Its pretty crazy that the slide measures 1.0" like a G34!
     
  7. CHLChris

    CHLChris Portland Metro East Love me some guns! Bronze Supporter

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    But the frame is the same width as the G21Gen4. That makes finding good holsters challenging.
     
  8. taroman

    taroman Willamette Valley Active Member

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  9. sparkspal

    sparkspal eugene New Member

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    I got a Safariland ALS for my 41. Have always liked them. Strong and secure