Privacy guaranteed - Your email is not shared with anyone.

Welcome to Glock Forum at

Why should YOU join our forums?

  • Connect with other Glock Enthusiasts
  • Read up on the latest product reviews
  • Make new friends to go shooting with!
  • Becoming a member is FREE and EASY

Glock Talk is the #1 site to discuss the world’s most popular pistol, chat about firearms, accessories and more.

Colt Delta Elite vs. Glock 20

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by 4949shooter, Jul 15, 2011.

  1. glock2740

    glock2740 Gun lover.

    Jun 19, 2008
    NW Ark.
    In my experience with both, the Delta Elite outshoots the G20. In my hands anyway. :cool:
  2. cowboywannabe

    cowboywannabe you savvy?

    Jan 26, 2001
    i have both. use an extra power recoil spring (at least 26 pounds) with the CDE if youre using real 10mm loads. mine has a nice BTGS so it is quite comfortable to shoot versus the previous stock GS.

    my G20 is so damn good all i did was upgrade the recoil spring/rod assy to a 22 pounder.

    if "lookin at" was the game my CDE would win, if just for craps and giggles on the range it aint bad either. plus its a Colt and all the pride and "status" of owning a Harley Davidson thing.....but....

    if i had to depend on just one for defense it would be my G20. it handles real 10mm loads better than my CDE.
    Last edited: Jul 18, 2011

  3. Thanks guys..

    agtman, that 230 grain looks like a hard hitter.
  4. carguy2244


    Jan 13, 2009
    Glock 20 is the superior weapon.

    Delta Elite looks much cooler.

    It's all about your priorities.
  5. MD357


    Jul 13, 2008
    I never understand it when people post stupid statements like this.
  6. Cerebrus

    Cerebrus Guest

    pick any of the listed conditions MD..

  7. BK63


    Sep 15, 2005
    All I can say is that I have Colt Delta Elite and it is an absolute nail driver. I don't shoot it a lot, but I always hit what i'm pointing at.
  8. Buford FZ1

    Buford FZ1

    May 10, 2011
    NE GA
    Good luck finding a new Delta Elite....I've been checking for a few months and haven't been able to find one a newly manufactured one. There was one on GunBroker, and after chacking the serial # it was manufactured in 2009, and I stopped bidding after it reached $1,200.00

    Buy what you like and what you can afford, because hopefully, your life will never rely on which one you purchased...
  9. I just picked up the DE I ordered through my LGS 5 months ago. I bought one NIB off GB as well.

    They do seem difficult to find sometimes.
  10. I have been thinking a delta would be hard to find. Ah well, this might make my decision a whole lot easier.
  11. carguy2244


    Jan 13, 2009

    Nice self portrait.
  12. carguy2244


    Jan 13, 2009
    You don't have the knowledge to evaluate this statement, so why comment and make yourself look foolish?
  13. glock2740

    glock2740 Gun lover.

    Jun 19, 2008
    NW Ark.
    I agree. My G20 has been 100% with any and everything you can put in it. And that's coming from a Delta Elite and 1911 fan. My buddies Delta Elite Gold Cup Match was a jam-o-mattic. Accurate, but unreliable.
    Ditto. Come on MD, you can do better than that. :shame:
  14. Guys, this has been a great thread and I appreciate all the insight and helpful comments.

    Now do me a favor, let's keep the insults and bickering down to a minimum.


  15. glock2740

    glock2740 Gun lover.

    Jun 19, 2008
    NW Ark.
    I haven't seen any insults, but, bickering is gonna happen. We all have our own opinions. :cool:
    Triathloncoach likes this.
  16. Sounds good...I am trying to nip it in the bud, so to speak. :cool:
  17. MD357


    Jul 13, 2008
    Well I'm speaking from real world experience. I own a G20 and have owned a DE previously and have probably put at least 20K of various factory and reloaded ammo through these platforms. Which one of these do you own? or are we just dishing out cliche glock koolaid?

    DEs are more accurate and just as reliable.... granted you spring everything right and use good mags.

    Now to comment on your superior weapon, why do all the G20 guys pick up aftermarket barrels for the hot stuff and reloads.


    Now I like my G20 just fine, and I think the little G29fs are great little guns too. However, the DE has better barrel support (have seen problems with this first hand), is more accurate, better trigger and can conceal MUCH better. Sure they have their pros and cons but shots on target are what counts to me. YMMV.
    Last edited: Jul 30, 2011
  18. Burns


    Jan 23, 2005
    The DE has superior support? That flies in the face of everything I have heard prior, including underwood ammo's warnings that their hot ammo should not be used in DE but is acceptable with g20/29
  19. M&P Guy

    M&P Guy

    Mar 5, 2012
    As the owner of a couple Deltas I would recommend the Glock for outdoor use.
  20. fnfalman

    fnfalman Chicks Dig It

    Oct 23, 2000
    California & New Mexico, US
    Really, when it comes down to it the SW 610 is a superior platform to both.