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So I picked up a glock 21 sf gen 3 with night sites and thought it was pretty standard. A friend of mine saw it and noticed it was different than most gen 3s...it has a full picatinny under the barrel and an ambidex mag release. He said only a few of them were made and werent supposed to be sold or marketed to civilians or even law enforcemnt or something along those lines. I've been searching all over for info to clarify this and am coming up empty handed, I cant even find a pick of a gen 3 that looks like mine...anybody know what the deal is with this setup?
 

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So I picked up a glock 21 sf gen 3 with night sites and thought it was pretty standard. A friend of mine saw it and noticed it was different than most gen 3s...it has a full picatinny under the barrel and an ambidex mag release. He said only a few of them were made and werent supposed to be sold or marketed to civilians or even law enforcemnt or something along those lines. I've been searching all over for info to clarify this and am coming up empty handed, I cant even find a pick of a gen 3 that looks like mine...anybody know what the deal is with this setup?
That model and configuration was going to be Glocks entry into the miltary tests a couple of years ago. The test never happened, but Glock put them on the market. They intended to sell them. i don't believe they produce that particular configuration any longer though.
 

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That's pretty cool! Post up some pics wqhen you get a chance!
 

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They also made them with the Pic rail and regular mag release. I had one a while back. They also made them with the regular GLOCK rail and the ambi mag release. The ambi models were problematic for some ... so much that GLOCK won't be surprised if you call them with issues. If so, they will likely replace your frame with a regular one free of charge. You will probably only pay shipping. If yours runs fine don't sweat it. If you have issues go ahead and contact them.

Side note: GLOCK did market these to both civilians and LE agencies. My local shop has some they got on a LE trade-in from a GA agency with Std GLOCK rail and ambi release.
 

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The Pic rail is very mean looking. I like it. However, it makes holster selection difficult as most makers don't accommodate them.
Good point. I had similar issues when trying to purchase used holsters for my 1911 with rail. Most 1911 users shy away from a rail so most holsters won't accommodate a rail. Of course I have had no issues purchasing new but sometimes a good deal can be found when buying used.
 

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that's the Military 1913 Standard Picatinny railed G21SF with ambi mag release that glock produced for the eventually canceled military trials. i owned one for a few months.

i only put 700 rounds through it before i sold it, but ever had an issue with the mag release. lots of folks do though, and glock will replace the frame for you under warranty with a non-ambi release. however, if they do replace the frame, it will be with the standard glock proprietary rail system, as they haven't made the picatinny rail in a couple years.
 

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I had a Glock like that and sold it. I didn't care for the ambi mag release on it. Alot of people had problems with them.
 
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