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Old 09-27-2012, 19:21   #41
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Not trying to hijack but maybe someone could answer this for me; Is there any difference between the open top and the solid top long slides (other than the obvious differences)for the G20? Why does LW have ample of one and always backordered for the other? Is the solid the preferred slide?
I believe that LW's longslides were designed to be open-top because they were supposedly more reliable. Whether or not this is actually the case, I do not know. The solid top slides, on the other hand, offer more mass for effectively delaying unlock while shooting powerful loads. When I had a longslide G20 back in the day, I had a solid top (it was a slightly different design than the LW's) and I liked it a lot. If I were to order one from LW someday I'd most certainly choose a solid top.

As for which is more popular, LW would know.
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Old 10-06-2012, 10:12   #42
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Made it to the range yesterday, with the polished chamber and correct wolff may springs. Left one mag spring stock as well, to see if the polished chamber was enough.

It was, as most of you predicted. Both mags fed with no issues sticking with the 24lb recoil spring... it works, so no reason to change.

So just need to get my rmr back from warranty, sell the stock slide and barrel (anybody looking for one?) And I'll bet set for my long range needs!
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Old 10-06-2012, 19:34   #43
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That's good news. I have been shooting a pile of 200 grain WFN hard cast in my LW long slide. They feed like butter.

I would keep the stock stuff or you will regret it at some point.

I switch out my hunting setup for stock when using the gun just for woods walking and concealed carrying.
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Old 10-07-2012, 09:58   #44
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It's unlikely I'll regret it honestly (its up in the classifieds right now).

I don't wander the woods, I'm either at the range, or carrying concealed. I won't ever use a glock 20 for concealed (I have a glock 27 for that). I have an advantage arms kit for a glock 19 for plinking. Different tools for different jobs.

This longslide project was mostly done for the cool factor. Bragging rights when I shoot pop cans stupid long ranges. Deer hunting next year. You know.. fun stuff
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Old 12-14-2013, 10:20   #45
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Thought I'd give a 1 year update on this project - everything has been working great! I don't see much activity about 10mm longslides anymore though, was it a fad?
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Thought I'd give a 1 year update on this project - everything has been working great! I don't see much activity about 10mm longslides anymore though, was it a fad?
I don't know that it was a "fad" but just that many couldn't afford one (I, for one, had one long ago and sold it, among other things, to fund a different 10mm) and now I own a 6" 1911 Fusion 10mm longslide. So, while I might not post about it here in the "Glock" longslide thread, I still shoot it often and love it dearly
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Old 12-14-2013, 23:13   #47
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Thought I'd give a 1 year update on this project - everything has been working great! I don't see much activity about 10mm longslides anymore though, was it a fad?
I finally built a 10mm longslide earlier last month. Did you have any sort of accuracy issues at first with your setup? Was there a break-in period for yours?

I took mine to the range yesterday, and was shooting left. Adjusted my sights, and just could not hit in the 10 ring. I know I'm not the best of shots, but I regularly shoot accurately with the stock upper, which I put on for carry. I built my longslide for hunting.

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Old 12-14-2013, 23:36   #48
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no, sorry never had any issues with accuracy. functioning at first sure, but got that worked out.

I haven't shot mine all that much really, my dad and I haven't been to the range more than half a dozen times in the last 6 months. just been any too busy with life :(
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Old 12-14-2013, 23:50   #49
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Thank you for the quick reply. Guess I'll keep putting some rounds through it, and see if it smooths out.
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Old 12-22-2013, 02:08   #50
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Nah, not a fad. I just ordered the 9" barrel...
Unfortunately LW lacks a corresponding longslide for this barrel so far...

While I do shoot GSSF, it ain't for that, its strictly for hunting.
Hog and Whitetail deer, mostly at Eglin AFB...
The stock length has been fine for bowshot-range hits,
but I want more FPS and a longer slide for better aiming.
The harder you can smack a hog, the better
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Old 02-07-2014, 19:55   #51
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Well, the time has come to sell it, I've had my fun, and its time to pass it on. It's for sale in the classifieds.
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Well, the time has come to sell it, I've had my fun, and its time to pass it on. It's for sale in the classifieds.
Sorry to hear...
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