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10mm: Too much for a beginner?

Discussion in 'The 10 Ring' started by chucky2, Oct 10, 2011.


  1. jimfa440

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    I cannot compare the AA to the others because this one is the only one I have ever seen, but I do like it and have no regrets. Here is a link to the one I bought;

    http://smartgunner.com/browseproducts/Advantage-Arms-.22-Glock-Conversion-Kit-LE-Model-20-21.HTML

    Good luck shopping.
     

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  2. attrapereves

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    I wouldn't say that 10mm is too much to a beginner. However, factory ammo is significantly more expensive than 9mm.

    I love 10mm, but I only suggest them to people who reload or have deep pockets.

    As the others have said, you can purchase conversion barrels, but I wouldn't trust them for defensive purposes.
     

  3. jimfa440

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    I agree, the cost of .45ACP is outrageous. That's the reason for the conversion. My wife shoots my Ruger 22/45 while I shoot the G21 with AA conversion. We both have fun without breaking the bank. :)
     
  4. copo9560

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    Save the money and skip the KKM conversion barrel. Your G20 will eat 40 with the stock barrel just fine.
     
  5. dbow

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    I did also go from a .22 and not much handgun experience to a G20. Based on my experience i can give you a couple tips that helped me. Just my opinion take it or leave it.

    -Don't buy all kinds of aftermarket stuff, springs, barrels etc. Your g20 will work better without any of it.

    -Shoot with a rest at first. This has helped me with trigger control and flinching.

    -Don't shoot hot loads right away. I use underwood delta elite and it's perfect for me.

    -You don't have to really grip the gun as hard as people say. Limp wristing is not as much of a problem unless you believe it to be.

    Just my opinion based on my own experience.
    Good luck and have fun.
     
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    If you lock your elbow, the problem goes away.
     
  7. chucky2

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    Just a note on the kit in this link: This one is for Gen 1 - 3, not Gen4.

    Too late, the .40 barrel is already ordered. I knew the G20 would shoot it fine/mostly fine stock, but, I thought that when doing so the round was held by the extractor or something like that? Just sounded like something the G20 wasn't designed for, so I ordered the .40 conversion barrel to be safe.

    Thanks for that! Yeah, other than the .40 conversion barrel and potentially this AA .22 conversion kit, I won't be buying anything else for it. The only thing I can see myself spending money on is different sights. I did not like the stock Glock sights on the G20C we shot, nor the G21 I shot at my basic pistol safety class (only two rounds there, but still). I liked the XD-M sights better, but still not fully. I don't know which ones I might end up getting, but I think, eventually, I will get some different sights but on. And yeah, no plan on shooting super hot loads until I can handle the normal stuff.

    Man I can't believe I'm seriously considering dropping the coin on the AA kit. Just when I thought I was done with the $$$!!! :wow::crying:

    Chuck
     
  8. rdbjr57

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    Good advice... exactly what I tell people just getting into shooting and ask for advice...