I have been leaning towards the 21 because it is bigger, I am a big guy. What do you Freepers think? I would also like to buy a shotgun and/or rifle for family defense. Any suggestions? I have kids in the 7-10 year old range at my house. Thanks? Any suggestions for safe storage? (I don't consider myself in imminent danger).
I love my Glock 23 for concealed carry, but I am leaning toward buying another gun because of the issue of no safety. About any kid picking up a Glock could discharge it. If you are using a semi-auto handgun for home defense there is the option of keeping the chamber empty with the magazine loaded to full capacity in the gun.
I think the Glock 30 is a better choice than the Glock 21 for a .45 handgun. The Glock 30 holds 10+1 rounds of .45 ammunition and is an easy to conceal firearm. I have had the pleasure of shooting a Glock 30 before and was surprised at how well it handled the .45 ACP round because the gun is so small. You can't get the Glock 21 13 round magazines anymore unless you want to pay over $80 for a 13 round magazine. The 10 round magazines for a Glock 21 cost about $21.50. 3 extra rounds aren't worth an extra $60 to me.
Gun Tests also gave a good review to the Colt .45 Defender 90 Series. The Glock would probably last longer than the Colt, but with the Colt you have a safety. (Sigh) So many guns so few dollars.
Thanks, I'll look at the Glock 30 as well.
I appreciate all the tips, this is a big decision for me. I never fired a handgun until 3-4 months ago when I decided that I should know how at the age of 40.
posted on 02/23/2003 1:07:48 PM PST
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