*Product Review; Glock 21*
If you have never owned a Glock before and are in the market for a handgun, I highly recommend this weapon. The Glock 21 is a full size .45 cal handgun. here are the specs:
Length: 7.59 in.
Hight: 5.47 in
Empty Weight: 25.22 oz
Full Mag: 11.78 oz
Mag capacity 10 rds
Glocks are neither single action or double action, They are marketed as "Safe Action" pistols. What this means is after each round the firing pin is put under partial tension(half cocked), to actuate it (make it fire) you pull the trigger which has a small safety lever in line in the middle of it. The pulling finishes cocking the firing pin and then fires the gun at the end of the trigger pull. The trigger pull takes a little getting used to but once you get used to the feel you don't notice it at all.
Some people don't like Glocks because of the lack of an external safety saying that they are more likely to be unintentionally discharged. The Glock pistol actually incorporate 3 different safety devices. Trigger safety which I talked about earlier, the firing pin safety is a spring loaded pin that projects into the firing pin cut out and blocks it. This safety works as a drop safety and is only released when the trigger safety is depressed. The 3rd safety is internal to the trigger mechanism housing, the firing pin pushes the trigger bar onto the safety ramp under the influence of the firing pin spring. All of these feature are released when the trigger is depressed so as long as you follow the rules of gun safety (ie don't put your finger on the trigger until you are ready to shoot, and don't point a gun at anything you do not intend to destroy) than you will not have to worry about it going off "all by its self".
This particular model may not be the best choice if you are looking for a weapon to carry concealed. Like I said, it is a full size gun and unless you wear baggy clothes or a jacket I would think that it would print easily. Glock offers models in all sizes and calibers but for general use and home defense, this is an excellent choice. Along the bottom front of the gun, there is an accessory rail molded into the receiver. There are numerous types of gadgets that you can attach here like flash light sand laser aiming devices. I have the M3 tactical Illuminator made by stream light. It is light weight, strong and very bright, it slides onto the acc. rail and locks into place. There are a few other companies that offer Illumination/aiming devices for the Glocks and they all advertise in places like Shotgun news.
I am very pleased with the performance of this weapon and would recommend it to anyone in the market to buy a handgun.
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