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20, 20 sf questions

Discussion in 'The 10 Ring' started by Mike Bolin, Jan 28, 2010.

  1. A few years ago i purchased a G20 as a trail/back-up gun. I am a bowhunter and had an Alaskan trip in works and flet that the 20 would be a good choice to carry while hunting, saving the BPS hi-cap for meat hauling duties. I have a fairly small hand for being a large man....6'1" and 235#. Using a two hand hold, I had know problem at all with the 20. I found it easy to control and accuracy was acceptable for just starting out with the gun. When I practiced a "quick draw" and shot with one hand, simulating as best I could a panic or emergency situation, I could only get off one shot and I would eject the magazine. I am LEFT handed and the recoil caused my trigger finger to make contact with the mag. release.
    Would the SF help to eliminate this issue? I've carried a G19 for years with no issues at all and I would prefer to use the 10MM for a trail gun. I have not been able to locate a G20 SF anywhere locally to even be able to handle one, let alone fire one. My other alternative would most likely be a 4" .44 Redhawk, but I am much more comfortable with the autoloader.
    Any input will be appreciated and thank you in advance! Mike
  2. smidge

    smidge Millennium Member

    Nov 22, 1999
    lake forest, ca. 92630
    I have owned a G20 for some time and recently bought the 20SF. I was hoping to get what you seem to want. To me, the difference between the two models is very noticable. The 20SF feels more comfortable and controllable. If I were, however, doing it over again, I would simply get a grip reduction on the 20. Much less money. If you go that route, make sure you make it clear to whomever you choose to do it that you want both the back strap hump and front grooves removed AND that you don't want the stippling job to bring the grip back to where you started. A company called Cold Bore was recently mentioned in the General Glocking section. You may want to check it. Just my experience and impression.

  3. MBR


    Jan 11, 2000
  4. tlen


    Feb 11, 2009
    I shoot a G20SF left handed and haven't had any problems with the mag release. The G20SF and G21SF are the same frame size. Perhaps you can find a G21SF, which might be more available, to see how it compares with your G20.
  5. MBR


    Jan 11, 2000
  6. 527varmint


    Aug 9, 2009
    yeah go handle the g21 sf.

    I thought I would prefer the SF but turns out my fingers are way too long. Very awkward to reach the trigger. THe g20 fits me MUCH better.
  7. Can't you switch the release to the otherside?
  8. Thanks for the options and opinions fellars! I am looking into the grip reductions. Mike
  9. agtman

    agtman 10mm Spartiate

    Feb 28, 2001
    I'll second Bowie Tactical Concepts. BTC review here:

    G29 with backstrap reduction, stippling & beavertail ...

    ... much better pic of a full-house BTC G21. Note the 360-degree stippling and removal of the finger grooves.



    Dec 19, 2007
    It was most probably not your trigger finder, but rather inside of your middle finger. The SF would be a better fit, but the issue is with your hurried grip, not the pistol.

    I too have small hands, LH, own a 20SF and a 21SF. However, the only time I experienced your problem was with a new Gen 3 G-19. It was me not the pistol...