POLL - Is Glock 21 too large for your hands?

Discussion in 'Handgun Discussion' started by bbowl, Dec 30, 2014.

Is glock 21 too big for your hands?

Poll closed Jan 6, 2015.
  1. Yes

    10 vote(s)
    22.7%
  2. No

    22 vote(s)
    50.0%
  3. SF/gen4 no backstrap ok

    12 vote(s)
    27.3%
  1. bbowl

    bbowl
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    Wondering how anyone who's handled them feels. I mean proper grip, not having to rotate your hand to get more finger on trigger.
     
  2. TacticalDragQueen

    TacticalDragQueen
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    I have smallish hands. The first 3 Gens always made me feel like I was really extending my palm out. Trigger control was no problem...but I always felt like the back end would slide out. I have a gen 4 now and I feel like I can really "grip" it with the thinnest backstrap .
     
  3. orygun

    orygun
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    I don't have little hands, in fact I have thin, longish fingers. I've not held a 21SF, but when 21 came out I picked one up and played touchie-feely. It felt like I was gripping a 2x4!
    I really wanted a high capacity 45 and ended up with a Para Ordnance p12-45 because the grip was more manageable.
     
  4. Joe13

    Joe13
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    Same here, big hands so its no issue but I'm not a fan of them.
     
  5. The Heretic

    The Heretic
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    I have a first gen - bought a long time ago.

    I also have fairly large hands.

    While I can shoot it fine, it is a bit large even for my hands. I prefer my SIG P229 by quite a bit.
     
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  6. nwhpfan

    nwhpfan
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    I don't think so. I have "average" sized hands and find the G4 G21 the perfect size. I have a G4 G34 and find the standard grip dooable..but a little too small so I run it with the medium backstrap. FWIW.
     
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  7. etrain16

    etrain16
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    I've got average to small hands, so grip is a big deal for me. I've got a 21sf that I can handle just fine, standard Gen3 21 is a bit large. I've not yet held a Gen4, so no idea how that would feel without the backstraps installed. I do like my 21sf - I sold the first one I had and decided to buy one back again because I missed it. I do like how it shoots compared to some other .45's I've owned.
     
  8. MEP1000

    MEP1000
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    I shot them lots and really loved them. I have huge hands and took the extra step to add a Hogue handall to make it fit just right :)
     
  9. NWGlockgal

    NWGlockgal
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    I have "average size" girl hands and have no problem with it.
     
  10. bbowl

    bbowl
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    Well. I can shoot em just fine. I'm talking proper grip. It takes some large hands to get it.
     
  11. mark9fogger

    mark9fogger
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    I have long fingers so with the largest backstrap installed my gen 4 G21 fits my hand perfectly. I am going to be shooting it at my local range tomorrow.
     
  12. BAMCIS

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    I have big hands. Not an issue for me.
     
  13. nitestocker

    nitestocker
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    i have not had the glock 21 but ive own 3 glock20 anjd there the same size no problems
     
  14. Lance Jacobs

    Lance Jacobs
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    Do what I did when I wanted a 45

    Get a SIG P220. Fits like a glove.

    P22021.jpg
     
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  15. bbowl

    bbowl
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    Yep. But you're comparing a single stack to double. Anyone can grip a 1911 for example.
     
  16. Lance Jacobs

    Lance Jacobs
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    Exactly my point. No worries about the grip.

    If someone wants a high cap pistol, they should get a 9mm, 357 Sig, or 40 S&W, in my opinion.

    .
     
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  17. nitestocker

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    get the glock sf or gen 4 you will like it
     
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  18. FOWELKILLER

    FOWELKILLER
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    ya just picked up a g20 10mm gen 4,feels great but gen 1-3 are big unless you get the sf "slim frame".
     
  19. bbowl

    bbowl
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    Yep, that's how I am. Hope you voted SF/G4 ok
     
  20. CHLChris

    CHLChris
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    I really like the beavertail, but I finally determined that for my hands I really need to stay with the Gen4's grip without any backstrap. A gen3 or a gen4 with a backstrap is really too large for comfort.
     
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