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Glock 21 Gen 3 45 ACP, about $600 (Grade: A)

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Weíve always liked the simplicity of the Glock design. There are no controls you donít absolutely need, and while it might not be the finest gun for left-handed people, we liked its setup.

Glock 21 Gen 3 45 ACP, about $600 (Grade: A)

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The grip is huge, about as big as a large hand can handle, thus not for everyone.
In a trice the big G21 takes down to these five components. Reassembly is just as easy. There are no excuses for having a dirty Glock.
The Glock design, top, manages to be simpler and cleaner inside than Rugerís version. Both are striker fired, with simple back plates to keep the parts in place, a beveled rib to strip cartridges, a firing-pin-blocking plunger, and very similar barrels and spring designs.

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