06 Sep Making the switch: M&P45 to Glock 21SF
One of my mantras has always been “never be absolute.” This certainly applies to my choice of carry gun. For the past two years I have chosen to carry my mid size M&P45 for various reasons. First and foremost, I like the way it feels in my hand and I can reliably hit my target within the standards of combat accuracy every time I press the trigger. Also, my department switched to the M&P after a long tenure with the Para Ordnance P14.45 LDA. I loved my Para and enjoyed shooting my personal non-issue gun on a regular basis. It ran like a top and the trigger was SWEET! Downside: it was a 1911 based 45 ACP gun with a 14+1 capacity… Read: HEAVY. Very heavy. It was still possible to conceal and I did carry it for a period of time. That being said, there are better mousetraps on the market and when we switched service weapons I wanted to be able to train on the same platform without having to constantly clean my issued firearm after firing. $550 later and I had my M&P45 in hand. It’s been a reliable shooter and I will continue to train and teach classes with the gun.
Problem solved and we’re done, right? Not so much…. I recently was able to get some trigger time on a Glock 21SF. Run roh Rorge. Hmmm…. Feels great in the hand, trigger has that crisp bordering in slightly obnoxious reset, longer sight radius, 13+1 capacity….
Thank you Para Ordnance for your years of dedicated service, but you have officially been placed on the auction block. (Wipes tear from eye)
I will be heading up to the gun shop today and spending the proceeds from the Para transaction on a Generation 3 Glock 21 SF. More to follow on that.
In other news, I also decided to go with Bravo Concealment for my concealment holster option for the Glock. I received it in the mail yesterday and I am quite pleased. I will also be doing a complete review of the holster here when I can get some use carrying the gun in it. Just from a quick look and try on, I have a feeling I will be very pleased.