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glock 20

Discussion in 'Handgun Discussion' started by barge51, Jun 25, 2010.

  1. barge51

    barge51 myrtle creek, oregon Member

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    considering another pistol what do you guys know about the glock 20 10mm
     
  2. Dadn96

    Dadn96 Vancouver Member

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    I have had 2 of them,got the 20SF a while back to carry up hunting the SF frame fits my hand better but its still a little blocky.
    Ammo is hard to find unless you roll yer own,some can reach .41 mag power levels and
    15rds plus 1 is nice.
     
  3. BigBull 301

    BigBull 301 PDX almost Well-Known Member

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    Love mine and my 29. I load my own ammo.
     
  4. 4dogs

    4dogs 3 miles from the range Active Member

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    Have a G29 - love it and also load my own, except for a small supply of Double Tap 135 gr Nosler for SD rounds. Grip is very bulky, my hands are almost too small. Other than that, it's my most reliable pistol.
     
  5. bmw2

    bmw2 Mount Vernon, Wa Active Member

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    Absolutely my favorite gun, I did trade my gen 3 for a gen 2 though. I don't like the finger groove grip, a SF is probably the way to go if you going to buy new. 10mm isn't that hard to get where I'm at but it is a nice cartridge to load yourself. Some loads can reach lower end .41mag loads but it's not really in the same class, the .41 just has a lot more case capacity. I do carry mine when hiking and fishing and thinks it's adequate for the smaller black bear I might run into. It's not that bad for concealed carry either, with a quality holster.
     
  6. Arkitek

    Arkitek Historic Downtown Roseburg Oregon Member

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    I consider my G20sf and my G29 as two of my most enjoyable shooters...yes they have a wider profile, compared to most other mfrs... But ... what a couple of fun/accurate guns to shoot. I did put a noncaptured steel rod/recoil spring (xpower) from gunsprings.com, because the "squeeky" stock one was hard to listen to.
    I only shoot reloads...no failures to feed to date, on the stock barrels! Then again, I consider my reloads to be better than mfr's loads.
    Not my daily carriers. I picked up a used S&W 1076 that I'd opt to carry before the G20, but I do ocassionally hike with the G29.
    Buy it... if it fits your needs :cool:
     
  7. barge51

    barge51 myrtle creek, oregon Member

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    ya i am mostly just getting a pistol for self defense and packing while i bowhunt for elk
     
  8. Humpyslayer

    Humpyslayer Kent Member

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    Had a standard Glock 20 and regretting selling it (fell on hard times and it was one of many guns I sold). Recently bought a 20 SF. I love it! Easy shooting for a 10mm, super accurate, super reliable.
     
  9. FarmerTed1971

    FarmerTed1971 Portland, Oregon, United States Well-Known Member

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    I almost bought one but instead opted for the g23 since the ammo is a little easier to find in stores.
     
  10. barge51

    barge51 myrtle creek, oregon Member

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    i have heard the 10mm have alot of recoil but that doesnt matter to me as far as ammo goes i will reload but i did order 100 rounds of fmj's from double tap yesterday i will prob pick my gun up on the 2nd (payday)
     
  11. bmw2

    bmw2 Mount Vernon, Wa Active Member

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    The recoil really isn't bad, versus a the same gun in .45acp, it is pretty comparable but recoil "feel" is a subjective thing.
     
  12. mikeking1010

    mikeking1010 Pendelton, Or New Member

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    I have the Glock 20 SF. It is my favorite gun. I have small hands but with a little tweak in my grip I was able to make it comfortable. Ted Nuggent only carries 10mm and has killed a Cape Buffalo, Bears, and a long list of other large animals with the Glock 20.
     
  13. 4dogs

    4dogs 3 miles from the range Active Member

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    One of the stores in Lebanon has a g20SF and I'm heading over there soon to look at it.

    BTW, my G29 is for sale; I have an ad in the ARPC newsletter.
     
  14. HappyRoman

    HappyRoman Sherwood Forest Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Good firearm, great round, nice performance.. ammo can be a bit tough to come by on the retail market..
     
  15. 4dogs

    4dogs 3 miles from the range Active Member

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    One of the nice things about the 20 is that you can easily change barrels. Lone Wolf makes longer (6") barrels and barrels in different calibers for the 20, including 9x25, 40S&W and 357 sig. So you have some options and the possibility of using less expensive ammo.

    Got the 20SF today and shot 50+ rounds (Double Tap and reloads) at the range. Recoil is less than the 29 and it shot like a Glock - i.e., no malfunctions, brand new, right out of the box.

    Nice pistol!
     
  16. Point356

    Point356 Southern Oregon New Member

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    I too have recently purchased a Glock 20 and I love it!!! I will be carrying it in the woods with me while I Bow hunt. If you plan on reloading for it you should look into replacing the stock barrel with an after-market one, KKM Precision, Lone Wolf, Storm Lake. The reason I mention this is, the chamber in the stock barrel does not fully support the cartridge, resulting in the belly (bulge)on one side of the case. For people who shoot only factory ammo this is not much of an issue since factories that produce ammo stay under SAMMI specs for pressure, and many handloads get very close to max SAMMI pressures. It's just better to be safe than sorry.

    Do a search on YouTube for Hickok45, He has some really cool videos featuring a Glock 20!
     
  17. uscsoldier

    uscsoldier Salem, OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    i love mine but ammo is kinda hard 2 find.. but my friend reloads and casts his own bullets so that helps:thumbup:
     
  18. iamme

    iamme Lane County Well-Known Member

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    Working on building a G20 Long slide, got to love having a Lone Wolf hook up!!! Will be 10mm and 40sw 6" barrels, just need to finish getting/assembling small parts. Also got a timberwolf frame coming to tinker with some!
     
  19. dan10mmman

    dan10mmman puget sound Member

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    Great choice.
    The Glock 20 is IMHO the best back up or woods carry gun made. It was my first
    10 mm. Pryor to that I caried a 41mag. Never ran into anything in Washington that I couldn't put down with it. Using Double Taps or my homeloads the 10mm is everything that a 41mag is and then some. Some ammo that is. I have a couple of mags with +2's on them, that makes 18 counting the one in the tube. Anyway you look at it thats my 41 with two reloads. Doesnt care about the weather {I've fired it in sub zero temps}. And in 120 plus desert heat. It will function with most any ammo currently available. Never have I had a problem with rust on my G-20. Weighs less than my revolver. Not to mention CC is much easier with my Glock.
    You can get the G29 as a BUG uses the G20 mags also, real handy.
    Again my opininion but the 10mm makes an awesome pistol/carbine round. My 10mm carbine is point of aim from 40yds to 200ds. It truly shoots pretty darn flat and better than I do.
    alas....I digress......
    Talking 10mm is easy to ramble. Again A fine choice. I'm sure it will serve you well.
    dan10mmman
    ps. rumor has it that on Ted Nugents Glock 20 is marked "Tedmm"
     
  20. HappyRoman

    HappyRoman Sherwood Forest Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    eazy straight shooter.managable, reliable