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POLL - Is Glock 21 too large for your hands?

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

  1. bbowl

    bbowl Beaverton OR Active Member

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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 E.WA Member

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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 West Linn Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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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 NW of Vancouver Opinionated & Blunt Bronze Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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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 Oregon Well-Known Member

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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 Hopville Active Member

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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 Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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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 Milwaukie Active Member

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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 Oregon Well-Known Member

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

    bbowl Beaverton OR Active Member

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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 Kali, unfortunately Member

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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

    BAMCIS Eugene Well-Known Member

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

    nitestocker woodland washington Well-Known Member

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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 South Willamette Valley Oregon Well-Known Member

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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 Beaverton OR Active Member

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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 South Willamette Valley Oregon Well-Known Member

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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

    nitestocker woodland washington Well-Known Member

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

    FOWELKILLER buckley ,wa Member

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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 Beaverton OR Active Member

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

    CHLChris Portland Metro East Love me some guns! Bronze Supporter

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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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