brainchild of «Glock» gave rise to one of the most successful stories in the production of handguns. Pistols «Glock» sold well both in civil and in special markets.
But for many shooters, especially in the U.S., short arms divided into two categories: the .45-caliber, and the rest. In this regard, the company «Glock» created in 1990 pistol Glock 21 under a heavy patron.45 ACP. In 1991 was begun mass production of these weapons.
Glock 21 with Glock 20 derringer chambered for 10 mm Auto Glock 22 and a S & W patron.40 opened line pistols Glock family of second generation.
himself pistol Glock 21 is a modification of the basic model Glock 17, which is identical in design. However, the new gun was amended associated with the use of a powerful Glock 21 patrona.45 ACP. Patron.45 ACP for many years served as military and police ammunition, as well as an excellent choice for self-defense weapons. Heavy (usually 14.8 g) bullet has a relatively low speed and has great stopping power.
use Glock 21 patrona.45 ACP pistol became slightly longer and wider than the Glock 17, but even so parts interchangeability of these pistols was 50%. Glock 21 also received a reinforced lock unit - has been added to the second transverse axis.
fact the Glock 21 pistol is a Glock 20, but larger caliber. Dimensions Glock 21 and Glock 20 are completely analogous. Due to the ACP patrona.45 been changed profile of the barrel, which was octagonal with a right-handed thread and 400 mm, and the magazine capacity reduced to 13 rounds.
Gun Glock 21, like the previous large-caliber Glock model 20 is in 3 versions:
- Glock 21 - the base model.
- Glock 21C - different from the Glock 21 only integrated compensator toss barrel. Compensator is designed as a set of holes in the top of the muzzle of the barrel, which correspond to cuts in the cover-gate near the front sight. Abbreviation «C» in the title refers to the gun «Compensated».
- Glock 21SF - Glock 21 is different from only a narrow handle obtained by shifting the back of it forward, especially for easy hold arrow with a small wrist. Abbreviation «SF» in the title refers to the gun «Short Frame».
With ammunition used
Automation Glock 21, as in previous models of works by recoil barrel with his short course. The barrel is locked due to the occurrence of the upper lip in the trunk box housing-bolt. Unlocking the bore is at lowering its breech down with the lower tide and breech axis during recoil barrel.
casing shutter having a T-shaped, made of a precision cast steel and subjected to a special treatment for improving the corrosion and wear resistance.
trunk as well as the casing shutter treated specially coated "tenifer." Profile barrel - octagonal with right thread and 400 mm.
udarnikovy pistol has a trigger mechanism, the so-called "safe action» (Safe Action), with 3 automatic fuses, including one - on the trigger. USM feature "safe action" is that during the recharge cycle gun hammer cocked only partially, while it is locked by a circuit breaker. Dovzvedenie impactor occurs only when you press the trigger, and the hammer is blocked from moving forward until the moment of complete squeezing the trigger. Thus, it is possible to achieve a monotonous effort on the trigger from the first to the last shot, which positively affects the accuracy. Standard trigger pull - 2.5 kg.
Shops used Glock 21
Frame pistol together with the grip and trigger guard is made of high-strength polymer material (plastic) type monocoque. Operational framework, which moves the gate-steel housing, reinforced with steel inserts.
Earlier issues had a pistol grip with flat cheeks and grooved front and rear surfaces. Pistols later releases have recesses for the fingers on the front side of the handle and a small "shelf" under the thumb of their sidewalls under the barrel - rails for mounting various accessories (laser pointer, flashlight, etc).
Sights open type mounted on the flat top surface cover-gate and include a fly with a sight mounted in the grooves of the "dovetail". Fly is equipped with luminous point and rectangular slot sight framed glowing frame.
Food arms ammunition is made from full-detachable box magazine with 13 rounds dual inline staggered.
| Glock 21 |
| Caliber, mm || .45 ACP |
| Length mm || 193 |
| Barrel length, mm || 117 |
| height of the store mm || 139 |
| Width || 32.5 |
| Weight (without magazine / Curb), kg |
| 0.745 / 1.085 |
| shop Weight (unloaded / Equipment), kg |
| 0.088 / 0.340 |
| store count. cartridges || 13 |
| Sighting range, m || 50 |
All metal parts Glock 21 pistol model processed by technology "tennifer» (Tennifer). As a result of this treatment, the surface to a depth of 0.05 mm around 69 acquires hardness Rockwell units (for comparison - industrial diamond hardness 71-72).
Since Glock 21 pistol was specially designed taking into account features of the cartridge used, its reliability was the same as the other models of the family Glock.
At one time
Glock 21 was adopted by the next police departments ispolzovavshih.45 ACP cartridge as a service, but in need of a more modern gun. Compared with 7 - or 8-round magazine pistoletov.45 other caliber it provides more firepower comparable to 9-mm weapon. Although the number of rounds by itself can not win the battle, the ability to produce 5-6 extra shots without the need for recharging looks very attractive for a man who trusts his own life weapons.
Glock 21 and Glock 21SF
Also, individual data, the gun was adopted by the U.S. combat swimmers, although under water it is absolutely useless and even interfere.
In general, the model 21, as well as other firms Glock pistols began to enjoy a well-deserved popularity.
Also Glock 21 proved an excellent platform for development of new ammunition. Created on baze.45 patron.400 ACP-Cor Von is comparable to 10 mm Auto ballistics, but due to the large volume of its bottle liners when firing occurs less pressure, ie, shooting becomes more comfortable. To use the new cartridge in the Glock 21, simply replace the barrel, the reliability of stored weapons.