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Old 11-28-2013, 22:02   #1
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You can only keep one... 30s or 21gen4

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Old 11-28-2013, 22:06   #2
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So i gotta ask why?

If it was between those 2 id pick glock 21

If it was a normal 30 i might be inclinded to do 30 if its ccw
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Old 11-28-2013, 22:07   #3
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Without knowing why you have a pistol I have to say the G21.
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Old 11-28-2013, 22:19   #4
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Fair question... I should have elaborated. I bought the 21 because I didn't have a full size .45. I've never carried it, not saying I wouldn't with a coat... Just haven't yet. Mostly it's used as a HD gun.

The 30s was bought for ccw but after a while I found it easier to just go back to the 19 for carry. I'd like to get a smaller gun for deep concealment(looking at the Sig938) and am contemplating selling one to help fund the new purchase. (I know "never sell to buy" but it works better that way for me). But I do have a 21sf that's my duty weapon but it's not a personally owned weapon. I'm more of a fan of Gen4 to be honest. So basically I'm just trying to get a feel for what others would prefer... I know I have to decide what is best for me though.
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Old 11-28-2013, 22:32   #5
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id say 21
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Old 11-29-2013, 07:15   #6
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As others above have said- Glock 21 for sure.
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Old 11-29-2013, 07:54   #7
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Based on your criteria and the fact that you have a 21SF as a duty gun, I'd keep the 30S. It will make a nice BUG to the 21SF, and it is easier to conceal for most people. Personally, I would keep both and save up for a new deep concealment gun. Word is that Glock is coming out with a pocket pistol at the SHOT show in January...

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Old 11-29-2013, 08:41   #8
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In this case I would also say to sell/trade the G21.
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Old 11-29-2013, 08:47   #9
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Morning J.Kill

Personally I would keep both but seeing as you can only keep one.

Keep the one--

-You shoot the best
-You like the best
-Fits your future usage the best

Then sell the one--

-You shoot the worst
-You like the least
-Least fits your future usage requirements
-Is worth the most money as a trade or sale (probably the 30S at the moment)
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Old 11-29-2013, 08:52   #10
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If you have any future interest in shooting .45 Super ammo or converting the pistol to alternate calibers, there is far more flexibility with the G21. It's just something else to consider in your evaluation.

The Gen4 G21 in stock form or customized with commercially-available conversions can shoot all of the following:
  • .45 ACP (and +P)
  • .45 Super
  • .450 SMC
  • .460 Rowland
  • .40 Super
  • 10mm Auto
  • .400 Corbon
  • .50 GI
  • .40 S&W
  • .357 SIG
  • 9x25mm Dillon
  • .22LR
The Gen3 G30S doesn't accept G30/G29 conversion barrels and it can safely shoot the following:
  • .45 ACP (and +P)
  • .22LR
Best of luck making the decision that is right for you.
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Old 11-29-2013, 09:21   #11
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I would keep the 21. I don't have a 30S, but do have a 30 and while it's nice and very accurate, I very rarely find myself using it. For one it feels much fatter than the 21 since the grip starts to flare out sooner, it just feels fatter whereas the 21 (both Gen4's) feels much thinner. Sure the 21 is bigger to carry around, but it's not a chore to do so either, plus it holds more ammo and gets better ballistics.
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Old 11-29-2013, 10:42   #12
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Given a choice between the two,,,

I'd keep my Gen 3 30s .... hang a G21 full size mag out the bottom when at home and a TLR-1s HL light off it. Perfect.

When out and about it is a nice size to conceal and packs plenty of firepower.
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Old 11-29-2013, 11:44   #13
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The one you prefer, for me it would be a G21. YMMV
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Old 11-29-2013, 12:22   #14
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Seems like a no-brainer. Work gives you a 21 and as long as you can bring it home for HD you should keep the 30S for CCW. Personally, with these choices around I can't figure why you'd CCW a G19 but that's my opinion only and worth exactly what you paid for it. I'd never sell my 19, everybody should own one, but I'd be carrying that 30s and coming home to the department's 21.
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Old 11-29-2013, 15:21   #15
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Fair question... I should have elaborated. I bought the 21 because I didn't have a full size .45. I've never carried it, not saying I wouldn't with a coat... Just haven't yet. Mostly it's used as a HD gun.

The 30s was bought for ccw but after a while I found it easier to just go back to the 19 for carry. I'd like to get a smaller gun for deep concealment(looking at the Sig938) and am contemplating selling one to help fund the new purchase. (I know "never sell to buy" but it works better that way for me). But I do have a 21sf that's my duty weapon but it's not a personally owned weapon. I'm more of a fan of Gen4 to be honest. So basically I'm just trying to get a feel for what others would prefer... I know I have to decide what is best for me though.

Looks to me like the right answer is G19!
You state you bought the G21 but never carry it.
You state you bought the G30S but only carried it a little before reverting to the (superior) G19.
What's to question here? Sell both those dogs - better still send them to me and I'll TRY to find a good home.
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Old 11-29-2013, 15:34   #16
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I'd probably keep the G21.
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Old 11-29-2013, 16:11   #17
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I would keep the G21.
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Old 11-29-2013, 17:56   #18
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I vote "none of the above." Keep a G19 instead.
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Old 11-30-2013, 22:52   #19
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I vote "none of the above." Keep a G19 instead.
I agree 1000 percent!
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Old 12-01-2013, 08:37   #20
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I vote "none of the above." Keep a G19 instead.
read the title.



OP: keep the 21
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Old 12-01-2013, 09:32   #21
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Id say the 21.
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Old 12-01-2013, 09:34   #22
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Neither. Get a G19 and some good ammo!


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Old 12-01-2013, 09:41   #23
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read the title.



OP: keep the 21
OK, I saw the title, but I still think a G19 is a better choice than both of the mentioned pistols.

As between the two, I would pick the G30S, even though mostly still unproven as the G21 is simply too big for most hands, even with the short frame. The G30S is no better in that regard, but at least it is somewhat thinner.

Like apparently thousands of others, my idea for a new .45 is a G36 that is taller to accomodate 8 or 9 rounds in a single stack mag and longer so the barrel length is closer to a G19 or G17 - more like a duty pistol.

I don't find any of the existing .45s in the Glock line desirable. The G36 does not carry enough rounds, the G21 and 30, including the so-called SF versions, are just too big. Sorry, but that is the way I feel, which is why I said the OP should get rid of both and get a G19 instead (or two G19s).
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Old 12-01-2013, 09:43   #24
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When I got my 21SF I'd already had most of the other caliber weapons, different brands, mostly S&W, but never owned a 45. Carried a 40cal on duty upon retirement and got the 21SF because I learned to love Glock and one with a larger capacity mag was right up my alley. Thought about the 30SF but to me, bigger is better. JMO. Oh, and it's just as easy to conceal if you're not a small person.

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Old 12-01-2013, 09:45   #25
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G19. It is the perfect Glock. And I love my G30, G21, G26, and G27, so that's saying a lot.

Seriously though, I would choose the 30s, if I owned either. If gen3 were included, and the standard G30 allowed, I would choose it over my gen3 G21.

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