Home Forums Classifieds Blogs Today's Posts Search Social Groups



  
SIGN-UP
Notices

Glock Talk
Welcome To The Glock Talk Forums.

 
  
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 01-03-2012, 12:18   #1
gwsanfor
Senior Member
 
gwsanfor's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: NC
Posts: 170
Grip dimensions G20sf

I'm losing my resistance to buying a 10mm. I have a G19, G22, G34, and G26. Looking at the dimensions of some Glocks with which I am familiar, I cannot detect much difference between the grip dimensions of the G22 and the G20sf, to which I am leaning, except that the G20/G20sf grip is 0.10 thicker. I take it that Glock does not show the difference in grip length on their product page. I believe the SF models have a smaller grip front to back, but can anyone tell me the difference between the two, and the difference versus a G22/G17? The G22 feels quite comfy in my hand, does that at all suggest that the G20sf will fit me about the same?

My problem is that no 10mm Glocks seem to be available in NC, and I would prefer not to have to drive to Ed's Public Safety in GA to hold each of these guns. Thanks.

Model,Length,Height,Width,Barrel,Weight
29, 5.97, 4.45, 1.28, 3.78,32.98
29sf, 5.97, 4.45, 1.28, 3.78, 32.80
26, 6.54, 4.17, 1.18, 3.43, 26.10
19, 7.36, 5.04, 1.18, 4.02, 30.16
17, 8.03, 5.43, 1.18, 4.49, 32.10
22, 8.03, 5.43, 1.18, 4.49, 34.39
20sf, 8.07, 5.47, 1.28, 4.61, 39.51
20, 8.23, 5.47, 1.28, 4.61, 39.68
34, 8.82, 5.43, 1.18, 5.31, 32.80
__________________

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 signatures.
2011

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 signatures.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 signatures.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 signatures.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 signatures.
,
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 signatures.
gwsanfor is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-03-2012, 16:06   #2
arushus
Biggest Member
 
arushus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: NE Oklahoma
Posts: 2,565
I know the difference in grip length between the G20sf and G20 doesn't seem like much on paper, but you can really feel the difference.

The 20 and 21 are made with the exact same frames, so if you can find a G21sf to hold, that is exactly how a G20sf would feel.
__________________
Glock 20SF Gen 3
Glock 27 NiB-X Gen 3
Glock 19 Gen 4
Spike's Tactical Enhanced CHF 16" Mid-Length M4
These Red Letters Help me find my post!!!
arushus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-03-2012, 16:20   #3
cablecutter
Senior Member
 
cablecutter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Provo, UT
Posts: 233
Quote:
Originally Posted by arushus View Post
I know the difference in grip length between the G20sf and G20 doesn't seem like much on paper, but you can really feel the difference.

The 20 and 21 are made with the exact same frames, so if you can find a G21sf to hold, that is exactly how a G20sf would feel.
Agree! I love the G19/23 grip and the sf is a tad bigger than that. My dad has a G20 and it feels like I am holding a brick. I still love the gun but if I was buying a G20 I would not buy it if it wasn't a SF version. get the SF! I have never heard people complain about it. Very few people prefer the standard frame. Once you hold a SF, it will be a no brainer the SF is the one to buy.

I have no idea why Glock didn't make the G20/21 originally with a SF. (probably wouldn't be called SF but you get the point) going from a G17 or a G19 frame to a G20 is a huge difference.

I have a G29sf and love it!

Last edited by cablecutter; 01-03-2012 at 16:21..
cablecutter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-03-2012, 16:30   #4
DWARREN123
Grumpy Old Guy
 
DWARREN123's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: CLARKSVILLE TN
Posts: 4,550
I can easily tell the difference in the grips on my G22 and G20SF, G20 fills the hand quite abit more..
__________________
Have a Nice Day
DWARREN123 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-03-2012, 17:09   #5
4949shooter
Senior Member
 
4949shooter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: New Jersey Republik
Posts: 13,099


Quote:
Originally Posted by DWARREN123 View Post
I can easily tell the difference in the grips on my G22 and G20SF, G20 fills the hand quite abit more..
Yep, exactly the same for me as well.
__________________
"...the men under your command deserve your leadership."-OXCOPS
4949shooter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-03-2012, 22:37   #6
Opie 1 Kenopie
Regular Guy
 
Opie 1 Kenopie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Still Stuck in the Suck--Central CA
Posts: 1,876
Gwsanfor, you are geeking out over this, bro. If you like the frame size of your 22/34 etc., you will like the SF model 20. The full grip is a bit much, but the SF models are close and feel pretty good in my hands. Go get one and don't look back.

If you put your calculator away, girls might come sit at your table.
__________________
Opie
"You find it offensive? Well I find it funny. That's why I'm happier than you."

Last edited by Opie 1 Kenopie; 01-03-2012 at 22:38..
Opie 1 Kenopie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-03-2012, 22:40   #7
arushus
Biggest Member
 
arushus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: NE Oklahoma
Posts: 2,565
^^^^^^
__________________
Glock 20SF Gen 3
Glock 27 NiB-X Gen 3
Glock 19 Gen 4
Spike's Tactical Enhanced CHF 16" Mid-Length M4
These Red Letters Help me find my post!!!
arushus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-04-2012, 00:58   #8
jeffreybehr
GAPist #1944
 
jeffreybehr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Phoenix, AZ USA
Posts: 777
gwsanfor, I apparently have </SCRIPT>small-to-medium-size hands. The gen-3 full-size grips are just small enough for me, while the Gen-4 31 I bought recently feels considerably smaller and better without any backstrap added. I just bought a 20SF, my 2nd--sold the first--because I seem to be obsessed with hi-power pistol cartridges...note the 2 357SIGS I have. The 20SF is barely small enough for my hands, and after I finish load development, to be sure I have a couple PD loads I love, I'll have its grip reduced. I find the Glocks' swell at the bottom-rear of the grip to be the part of the grip that feels 'too-biggest'.

I've measured the grips of my 31G4 and 20SFG3. Measuring front-to-back and at 90 degrees to the line of the front of the grip, the 20SF is longer than the 31's by 0.08" in the top finger groove, 0.10" in the 2nd groove, and 0.08" in the bottom groove.

I think that if a Gen-3 fullsize grip such as your 22's is very comfortable for you and NOT too long (front-to-back) for your hands, an SF frame might also feel about that good...but the 20SF frame is bigger, if only a tad.
__________________
An EDC S&W M&P .45ACP. A dozen Glocks sold. NRA life member.
"If lethal force is warranted and appropriate under the circumstances, the" (defender) "must shoot until the threat ceases." Pinizzotto, Kern, and Davis, FBI Academy.
jeffreybehr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-04-2012, 07:38   #9
dl645
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Cleveland, OH
Posts: 59
Quote:
Originally Posted by arushus View Post
I know the difference in grip length between the G20sf and G20 doesn't seem like much on paper, but you can really feel the difference.

The 20 and 21 are made with the exact same frames, so if you can find a G21sf to hold, that is exactly how a G20sf would feel.
I definitely feel the difference between my G22s (Gen3 RTF and Gen4) and the 20/21s. Before ordering a 20SF, I was found a local shop that had a variety of G21s. Gen3, Gen3 SF & Gen4. Out of all of them, the Gen3 SF felt the best to me so I got a G20SF. Glad the Gen4 didn't feel best as I would have to wait for Glock to start making a Gen4 20!
dl645 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-04-2012, 16:31   #10
gwsanfor
Senior Member
 
gwsanfor's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: NC
Posts: 170
Thanks, all. The G20sf arrives tomorrow.
__________________

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 signatures.
2011

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 signatures.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 signatures.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 signatures.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 signatures.
,
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 signatures.
gwsanfor is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-04-2012, 22:19   #11
Opie 1 Kenopie
Regular Guy
 
Opie 1 Kenopie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Still Stuck in the Suck--Central CA
Posts: 1,876
You're going to love it, man.
__________________
Opie
"You find it offensive? Well I find it funny. That's why I'm happier than you."
Opie 1 Kenopie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-06-2012, 06:20   #12
gwsanfor
Senior Member
 
gwsanfor's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: NC
Posts: 170
FYI anyone considering a G20sf, I got mine and ran 300 flawless (locally available weak PPU 180gr JHP, American Eagle 180gr FMJ, and Blazer 200gr TMJ) rounds through it yesterday. It does not feel any bigger to me than a G17/22. The gun is stupid accurate out of the box, and the recoil is no worse than anything else I shoot (that may change when the Underwood, Hornady, and Georgia Arms ammo arrives today, and when I get the shell plate in to load more interesting rounds). Going to chrono everything Saturday.

It's my new favorite Glock. Oh yeah, and I got the Armorer's price from Ed's Public Safety, shipped overnight. Ed's totally rocks.
__________________

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 signatures.
2011

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 signatures.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 signatures.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 signatures.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 signatures.
,
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 signatures.

Last edited by gwsanfor; 01-06-2012 at 06:21..
gwsanfor is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-06-2012, 07:40   #13
arushus
Biggest Member
 
arushus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: NE Oklahoma
Posts: 2,565
Quote:
Originally Posted by gwsanfor View Post
FYI anyone considering a G20sf, I got mine and ran 300 flawless (locally available weak PPU 180gr JHP, American Eagle 180gr FMJ, and Blazer 200gr TMJ) rounds through it yesterday. It does not feel any bigger to me than a G17/22. The gun is stupid accurate out of the box, and the recoil is no worse than anything else I shoot (that may change when the Underwood, Hornady, and Georgia Arms ammo arrives today, and when I get the shell plate in to load more interesting rounds). Going to chrono everything Saturday.

It's my new favorite Glock. Oh yeah, and I got the Armorer's price from Ed's Public Safety, shipped overnight. Ed's totally rocks.
I knew you'd really like it! Really did not think it would be your favorite Glock after 300 rounds though! That is awesome! The Glock 20sf is one fine machine, and accurate to boot. The ammo you shot was .40sw power, so its not a surprise that you didnt notice the recoil. Once you load up some hot rounds, or run some underwood, or buffalo bore through it, you will notice quite a bit more recoil. It still isnt all that bad, definitely nothing to worry about, just letting you know you got quite a bit of fun to have, and that your G20sf can handle loads that are A LOT heavier! It still tames them quite a bit though, so it doesnt hurt and is still a lot of fun to shoot! I really dont think a snubnose 10mm revolver would be much fun to shoot....
Im having trouble shooting left with mine, well the last time I went out I did anyway. I hadnt shot it in over a month, and I didnt warm up at all, just aimed at a target and unloaded a mag on it. All the bullets were on the left side of the target, grouped approximately 3-4" to the left of bullseye. I think I was flinching pretty bad also, havent had many problems with flinching in the past, and I can dryfire over and over again and not flinch once, but it is a whole different ballgame when there is a round in the chamber! Needless to say Im not real confident in my shooting abilities right now, I just hope I dont have a need to use it until my game improves. Well, I worded that wrong. I dont want to have a need to use it AT ALL, ever. I just mean, if I do, I hope it isnt in the next two weeks...

Sorry for rambling, got a little off track there. Anyway, congrats on the gun, and Im really happy you like it. But, now that you are officially a member of the 10mm community, you are now obligated to spread the word to others! Anytime there is a thread started where someone is asking for opinions on what their next gun should be, you are obliged to refer them to the G20, or G29, and steer them to the 10 ring for more advice, opinions, and knowledge on our beloved centimeter cartridge.

Now go! Run like the wind, and spread the word about the 10mm! Be fruitful and multiply!
__________________
Glock 20SF Gen 3
Glock 27 NiB-X Gen 3
Glock 19 Gen 4
Spike's Tactical Enhanced CHF 16" Mid-Length M4
These Red Letters Help me find my post!!!
arushus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-23-2012, 20:18   #14
pizza_pablo
USN Retired
 
pizza_pablo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Western WA
Posts: 2,942
Quote:
Originally Posted by jeffreybehr View Post
gwsanfor
I've measured the grips of my 31G4 and 20SFG3. Measuring front-to-back and at 90 degrees to the line of the front of the grip, the 20SF is longer than the 31's by 0.08" in the top finger groove, 0.10" in the 2nd groove, and 0.08" in the bottom groove.

I think that if a Gen-3 fullsize grip such as your 22's is very comfortable for you and NOT too long (front-to-back) for your hands, an SF frame might also feel about that good...but the 20SF frame is bigger, if only a tad.
Quote:
Originally Posted by gwsanfor View Post
FYI anyone considering a G20sf, I got mine and ran 300 flawless (locally available weak PPU 180gr JHP, American Eagle 180gr FMJ, and Blazer 200gr TMJ) rounds through it yesterday. It does not feel any bigger to me than a G17/22. The gun is stupid accurate out of the box, and the recoil is no worse than anything else I shoot (that may change when the Underwood, Hornady, and Georgia Arms ammo arrives today, and when I get the shell plate in to load more interesting rounds). Going to chrono everything Saturday.

It's my new favorite Glock. Oh yeah, and I got the Armorer's price from Ed's Public Safety, shipped overnight. Ed's totally rocks.
I am definitely shopping for a 10mm Glock. Probably a 20sf.

My question is how does the Gen 2 20 grip compare in size to the Gen 3 20SF? I have found a Gen 2 20, locally.

Does anyone know of a reference source for grip dimension (front to back, side to side. Either inches or mm) between the different generation and sizes (ie: full size 9/40, 20/21 Gen 2/ Gen 3/Gen 3 SF)?
__________________
If liberals don't want us to treat every Muslim like a terrorist, why do they treat every gun owner like the Newtown shooter?
pizza_pablo is online now   Reply With Quote

 
  
Reply


Tags
g20, g20sf, grip, size
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump




All times are GMT -6. The time now is 04:35.




Homepage
FAQ
Forums
Calendar
Advertise
Gallery
GT Wiki
GT Blogs
Social Groups
Classifieds


Users Currently Online: 713
153 Members
560 Guests

Most users ever online: 2,672
Aug 11, 2014 at 2:31