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Got to shoot a Glock 20 today

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Jesse H, Mar 29, 2003.

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  1. Jesse H

    Jesse H Member

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    :D pretty much sums it up. It wasn't nearly as "bad" as I had thought it'd be. This is one Glock I think I wouldn't mind owning.
     
  2. CZF

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    RIGHT ON! they feel too big for my hands, or i would own one also.
    For years i heard the tall tales about horrendous recoil and
    all sorts of crap about the 10mm.

    Feel like it was a crime to so long overlook this fine caliber. Again..the
    Glocks felt too big and awkward..so i really never thought
    about a 10 until EAA's WITNESS came along.

    A gun design i like and trust. I'm a true convert to the realm
    of the MIGHTY TEN:)
     

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    Coronach Moderator Emeritus

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    two thumbs way up.

    I bought a Glock 20 pretty much on a lark (knew I wanted a 10mm, a .40 S&W and a .357sig and a Glock at some point in my life, and saw a Glock 20 used for a good price. Got all 4, extra bbls still pending). It does feel big in your hand, but I carry a 4506 on duty. This is no bigger, and I can actually operate all of the controls without shifting my grip.

    The gun is a lot of fun.

    Mike
     
  4. Min

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    Right on! I gots one. Get one get one get one get one...

    I don't care if it's rather big. Still fits my hand fine, though.

    Now I need to get a .357 Sig gun, but not a Glock (I'm tired of them).
     
  5. agtman

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    10mm Glock 20.


    Great gun, chambered for the world's most versatile pistol caliber.

    The gun itself becomes quite versatile with the addition of 2 aftermarket barrels in .357Sig and .40S&W - thus becoming an easy 3-caliber shooter, with only a 10-second barrel swap needed.

    Though pricey, Glock's 15-rd pre-ban 10mm mags are still available. The G-20 shoots great stock, very accurate and reliable, but I added fixed Trijicon night sights to mine.

    HTH. :)
     
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    agtman....the most versatile pistol calibers are the 357 mag, and the 44 mag.........
     
  7. JohnKSa

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    Hmmmm...

    I believe the 10mm has a wider range of bullet weights than the .357 Mag.

    .357 Mag 110-180gr -- 70 grain range
    10mm 135-220gr -- 80 grain range

    The 10mm 135 grain factory loading is approximately 100fps faster than the fastest .357 Mag factory loading and does it with a bullet that is 10 grains heavier.

    .357 Mag 125 gr -- 1450 fps
    10mm 135 gr -- 1550 fps

    While the .44 mag easily outperforms the 10mm, it's a real stretch to call it more versatile. In fact, the .44 mag is quite specialized. It doesn't lend itself to concealed carry, isn't used by any LEO or military organizations that I'm aware of, recoils more than many shooters can tolerate, isn't generally considered suitable for most kinds of competitions and is usually thought to be overkill for self defense. It is a great handgun hunting cartridge and is popular with the silhouette crowd. That's about it.

    Even Elmer Keith acknowledged that the .44 mag was a special purpose cartridge which led him to push the industry to develop the .41 mag. It was supposed be .44 mag but with lower recoil and more applicability to LEO/self defense applications.
     
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  8. agtman

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    "... the most versatile pistol calibers are the 357 mag, and the 44 mag ..."


    Ah, not quite. First, you need to read my post again. I said, "most versatile pistol caliber," as in semi-automatic handgun or autoloader, not revolver. I wasn't referring to wheel guns or their calibers. It's really apples & oranges to compare them anyway, in my view.

    As far as magnum revolver calibers go, the .357, .41 and .44 are all accurate, excellent cartridges, but for purely anti-personnel uses the first two are probably sufficient. If I were out hiking, backpacking or camping and were likely to encounter 2-legged or 4-legged predators, and were limited to a 6-shot revolver, then it'd be a .44 mag without thinking twice about it.

    But the availability of a 15+1 10mm Glock 20, loaded with something like Texas Ammo's 200gn loads using Hornady bullets @ 1250fps/694fpe, really makes my personal need for a 6-shot magnum revolver superfluous. :)

    'Course, that doesn't mean I don't want one. ;)

    :cool:
     
  9. Blueduck

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    That big grip that so many people find uncomfortable also spreads the recoil out over a larger area of the hand smoothing it out a bit.
     
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