Glock 20sf or 21sf?


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2ndamd
October 10, 2010, 11:59 PM
This will be this persons only handgun. I was leaning towards the 10mm because he can order a 40 cal barrel for cheaper shooting.

He wants to start shooting a little. Prolly once-a-month it sounds like. So, cost of ammo is not a huge factor. Now he "lives back in the woods you see. The woman, the kids, the dogs and..."him. So, he does not want a 38 or 9mm. He needs a gun that can take a big pig or ferrel dogs down.

The more I think about it though, the .45 is hard to beat. It is America's cartridge.

He likes the Glocks for ease of parts and maintenance. He is a do-it-yourselfer type. Again, a country boy can survive. :)

He has a shotgun (12ga) and rifle (30-06).

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gofastman
October 11, 2010, 12:50 AM
Now he "lives back in the woods you see.
10mm.

REAPER4206969
October 11, 2010, 01:04 AM
10mm is hard to find locally. He better be OK with online sales.

REAPER4206969
October 11, 2010, 01:21 AM
It is America's cartridge.
That would be the .40 S&W. http://www.ar15.com/images/smilies/icon_smile_wink.gif

ugaarguy
October 11, 2010, 02:01 AM
This will be this persons only handgun. I was leaning towards the 10mm because he can order a 40 cal barrel for cheaper shooting.

He wants to start shooting a little. Prolly once-a-month it sounds like. So, cost of ammo is not a huge factor. Now he "lives back in the woods you see. The woman, the kids, the dogs and..."him. So, he does not want a 38 or 9mm. He needs a gun that can take a big pig or ferrel dogs down.

Given the factors, it sounds like the 10mm w/ .40 bbl would be the best route if he must have a semi-auto. Given the factors though, I'd go with a medium frame .357 Mag revolver. He can shoot .38s for cheaper shooting without the expense of a 2nd bbl. .357 Mag ammo is also going to be far more available in brick & mortar stores than is 10mm ammo.

David E
October 11, 2010, 02:37 AM
With all due respect, this is one of those, "If you have to ask...." then the answer is .45

For an "only handgun" it's not the best choice, but there are plenty of worse choices out there.

A better choice for "an only handgun" intended primarily for the woods is a 4" or 6" .357. It can shoot mild kicking and easy to find .38 special, etc, etc, etc.

Being a revolver, there shouldn't be too much to go wrong with it, presuming he takes care of it.

postalnut25
October 11, 2010, 02:48 AM
Go with the 10mm. It's a very powerful cartridge, and can be used leaglly for hunting if you put in the 6 inch barrel that Glock offers.

unreal45
October 11, 2010, 07:21 PM
I would go for the glock 20, one of the only guns that was built around the 10mm instead of adapted to shoot it. I prefer the G20 overthe 1911 platform for 10mm, it seems to handle recoil much better. A barrel swap takes 1 minute and makes the gun very versitile. However this guy dosnt sound like much of a gun guy and he seems to go with the most popular choices.(12ga. 30-06). So he might be best served with a medium frame .357mag as was already mentioned. If he is a auto guy go 10mm, if he likes revos get a .357.
I am not a big 45 fan, but my first hangun was a 1911 and I still own and enjoy shooting it many years later. If he wants a .45, I would recommend a 1911, anyone can learn to maintain one. The 1911 is a better platform for a 45.

ET
October 11, 2010, 11:43 PM
My vote is the 21 and if he is scared of big stuff in the night then shoot it with the shotgun.

357sigRog
October 12, 2010, 04:55 AM
I have the 20SF and love the power of the 10mm. I have no problem ordering all my ammo online because it is the only place to get full power
10mm loads unless you hand load. I like Buffalo Bore, Swamp Fox Ammo, and Double Tap ammo, I know it is more expensive but I like the power. The cheaper stuff is watered down and really a waste of your money. Ballistics is a lot like a hot 40 S&W. In my opinion if you are going to shoot the watered down stuff you might as well get the 40 barrel and you can buy that ammo a lot less than the cheap 10mm ammo. Just my 2 cents, which isn't worth much. I would really like to get in pretty close like bow range and harvest a deer with my 10mm this year if possible.

bartman06
October 12, 2010, 12:24 PM
I like the 45. It can do everything you need and the ammo is much more accessible.

2ndamd
October 12, 2010, 04:42 PM
Y'all have any prblems with your glocks in either caliber?

I heard the G30sf was having problems for a while? Any hiccups with the G20 or 21 sf?

jackpinesavages
October 12, 2010, 04:48 PM
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gofastman
October 12, 2010, 05:09 PM
A better choice for "an only handgun" intended primarily for the woods is a 4" or 6" .357. It can shoot mild kicking and easy to find .38 special, etc, etc, etc.
I agree with this, 6" would be my preference. I loved the Taurus 66 I had for a while, I need to get another one.
7 shots of hot .357 should take down damn near anything with the right bullets and decent aim

2ndamd
October 13, 2010, 05:13 AM
Well, it sounds like he is going with the G21sf. He liked what ET said. Use the G21 and kill the scary big stuff with the 12ga.

Thanks for the replies.

matai
October 15, 2010, 01:03 AM
Buy one, then get the slide for the other

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