Profile photo of Novus Ordo
Novus Ordo

I visited a buddy in AZ last week and during the visit he bought a G21 SF at a local store – a great buy for just over $400 since it was a “used” gun. I MAY have had a box through it. Anyway, not sure if the G41 has a SF option or not, but the SF versions (they make .40 cal and 10mm SF’s also) are great for those that want the .45 option, but have smaller hands. I thought the SF meant “slim frame”, but it actually means “short frame” where they reduced the backstrap and slimmed the grip for smaller hands. The G21 SF also holds 13+1.

My two cents – anything longer than a 5″ GI size gun for duty is too long to be able to draw quickly, especially for those of smaller arm length. Competition/hunting – different story. For home defense, I’d still go with the 21 – just a preference. Same reason I don’t own a G17 – too long. G19 is my largest 9mm.

Arms discourage and keep the invader and plunderer in awe, and preserve order in the world as well as property... mischief would ensue were the law-abiding deprived of the use of them.
- Thomas Paine