I was recently presented with a question about which I like better the Glock 21 or the M1911?
This isn’t an easy question for me to just answer but I will try. I own and love my Glock 21 .45 ACP I have been through a lot with my gun and have shot personally about 500 rounds through it in the 3 years I have owned it and when I got this gun it was “pre-loved” by someone else and when I first took the gun apart it was clear he loved it too just by the wear he had put on the gun.
I have shot and holstered a few different M1911s all of which have had their own characteristics and I can say I like the feel, size and I do like the recoil for some reason. (I know it might be a little much for some people but we aren’t talking about other people) I have a love/hate relationship with the magazine. I love the look and the size of the magazine and how well you can carry so many magazines without taking up that much space on your belt so you don’t feel like you’re carrying Batman’s utility belt (unless that is what you are going for at which point I suggest taking a strong look at becoming a peace officer because they carry all the COOL stuff *quizzical look at self*) nevertheless I hate the 7 round capacity it offers.
I like the polymer based magazines out on the market for other guns because it puts less wear on the gun (no metal on metal). If you know of a polymer M1911 7 round magazine please email me because I haven’t found one yet.
As I said before I have the Glock 21 and I love it. I have had a few problems over the past few years but we have gotten over them such as having a round without powder fired through the gun followed by a “live” round causing a bulge in the middle of my Glock barrel (see Glock 21 for full story) but that was a ammunition problem not a Glock problem. I will say I am thankful it was in a Glock for the simple fact that it just messed up the barrel and didn’t blow up the whole gun. I have fired this weapon in close quarters without any hearing protection (unlike with the M1911 you will have a ringing in your ears for a few hours if you are lucky. In no way am I advocating not wearing ear protection when firing your weapon.) and I will say I was happy because I have heard car horns louder than this gun and it was soft enough that someone in the same building who was sleeping slept right through the shot. Now I will say I do have a few marks towards this gun that are personal problems. I like that it is a full size weapon and has a nice big hand grip for us manly men however someone with smaller hands might not like the feel because it can be a little big. (And again this is more personal than a gun problem) The takedown pin for the gun makes it hard for someone with carpal tunnel syndrome to take the gun apart again however on the same side of this coin the take down for cleaning it very fast and simple. The magazine is bulky but it has a 13 round capacity so it is like carrying two magazines of the M1911. It is polymer which I love because it makes the gun lightweight and \as you may have seen in the torture tests makes the gun want to last longer.
Speaking of my Glock, my sights are WAY off! Maybe I will go in and get them to sight the gun in this week. I’ll keep you all posted.
A friend told me he might be buying a M1911 here soon. Maybe if I am really nice I can get him to do a guest post for me on his trip of going out and getting one.
I introduced Glock to a very old and dear friend of mine who was thinking about buying his first gun and I went shopping with him a few times to look at different guns and he did his research and found that the Glock 22 .40 S&W was the gun for him and when he called me telling me what he got I was proud to say I had a small role in him joining the Glock Family.
A friend reminded me that today is the BIG 100th birthday of John browning’s M1911 pistol.
Since it was introduced and fielded for the US military they have ordered 2.7 MILLION Handguns. The gun was designed by John M. Browning and was adopted by the US Army on March 29, 1911. The M1911 design has been changed very little throughout the past 100 years.
Caliber: .45 ACP
Magazine: 7-round standard magazine.
Type: Semi-automatic pistol
Action: Short recoil operation
With this gun being manufactured by so many companies… Who is your favorite? Leave us a comment and tell us what you think.
A reporter did a human-interest piece on the Texas Rangers. The reporter recognized the Colt Model 1911 the Ranger was carrying and asked him ‘Why do you carry a .45?’ The Ranger responded, ‘Because they don’t make a 46.’
I had planned on posting this earlier but there was a new development in the story so I figured I would wait until today to talk about.
As stated in the last posting my gun was firing Single Action. (meaning you have to bring the slide back into the fire position) I had figured out it was the slide release spring on my Glock and had figure I needed to have it brought into a gunsmith and get it fixed. (Something just doesn’t feel right when you know you sidearm isn’t functioning like it should much less cycling properly)
so as I said yesterday I would post a photo of the damage and if you really don’t look at it very closely you might not see the pregnant spot on it but here it is.
I am not a fan of the new Wolf simply because it is not a Glock barrel (I will talk about why in a later post)
So being that I couldn’t take the gun not working anymore I had to get it fixed today.
I had some problems with a local gun shop in this area who gave me the run around with 2 .22LR Rifles I had. so I knew I wasn’t going to go there and when the Glock was seized open I had taken it to another local shop but when I had a friend who needed some work down on a gun they told me they were backlogged for 2 months and I just don’t have that much time to have a gun out of order plus they were telling me $45 to clean a Glock 21 so I called a few shops in the area and one company told me $10 to bring it in and he will clean it right in front of me and so I told him the problem I was having and told me he figured it was the same Spring I thought it was and would cost me real cheap to fix and he would do it while I wait. so I took the gun in he put the new spring in and I was out of there. Friendly nice guy answered all my questions.
I will post his info on my page under sponsors.
LONG LIVE THE GLOCK!
My Glock 21 .45 ACP (Automatic Colt Pistol)
I have been watching different Glock torture tests for a few days now and I have been proud to say I own this gun however with that being say I need to tell you this story…
About a year or so ago I was out with a few dear friends and family having a day of shooting. when I was given a few hand-load rounds made in the 1970s and one or two didn’t have any powder in them and as a friend of our was firing the weapon he hit on round without the powder in it followed by a new round which bubbled the barrel seizing the gun.
No damage was done to the firearm aside from the barrel but being a Glock it has an easy to change barrel saving the gun.
Now I have to get the gun into the shop to fix the slide catch so it returns to semi-auto and not single action.
Later in the day I will post a picture of the new barrel next to the old one so you can see the damage.
I was planning again to talk about Glock conversions when i came across this site.
when i read this i got a mix of emotions rushing through me I was feeling proud to own this gun and at the same time I had no words as i was in shock that a gun owner with put this gun through its paces like this.
Glock 21 Torture Test
So next time someone asks you what the two things you would want to have on you if you were lost in the woods you can remember this gun and know you answer just might be a Glock 21 and enough ammo!
RONI system is a new way to transform your Glock, Sig Sauer, Springfield or Beretta pistol into a Pistol-Carbine
I found this page last night after looking for some information on my Glock 21. I looked to see if there was this RONI system for my gun but they haven’t made one that i have found for the Glock 21. I would love to get my hands on the RONI system and try it. I love my Glock. I think the nice thing about the RONI system is the gun just slips in and you don’t have to take you gun apart and or change the anything on the gun itself.
The cost I have found is €420 euro (or $586.55 dollars)
Send us an email if you have fired this or seen this before I’d like to hear what you thought.