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First time with 20sf

Discussion in 'The 10 Ring' started by 03Cobra, Apr 8, 2012.

  1. 03Cobra

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    Today was my first time to shoot my 20sf and I was really impressed. The gun is very accurate; I shoot it better than any of my other pistols (including my other glocks). I had one FTE out of 150 rounds which I was disappointed in; but my friend was shooting at the time so I just blamed his weak wrist. Hopefully it will not happen again.

    We set up 4 2x6s tied together in front of a cement block an compared FMJ ammo from the 10mm, 40cal, 45acp, and 357. The 40 and 45 only made it through two boards, but the 10mm and 357 both made it all the way through to the cement block.

    The 357 was definitely more powerful though because it left a big crater in the block while the 10mm just stopped after the wood.

    This is my new favorite pistol, I absolutely love the gun; I can hit anything I want with it.

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    Those are the three bullets pulled from the cement block :).
     
  2. arushus

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    Im glad you liked it! But, remember this about the 10mm, it is bigger, this it had to displace more wood than the .357 did to go the same distance...Going strictly by the numbers, all things being equal, the 10mm will propel a bullet faster than the 357...
     


  3. 03Cobra

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    I guess you have a point there. I'm going hiking in black bear country in two weeks; I don't plan on needing a gun but will take either the 20sf or the 6 shot 357. I assume by your post the 20sf would be the preferred choice?
     
  4. arushus

    arushus Biggest Member

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    Well 16 shots of most anything beats 6 in my book...but get yourself some 200gr xtp's from underwoodammo and you'll be set!

    Also, what kind of ammo did you use for your test?
     
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  5. PrecisionRifleman

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    My G20SF is my favorite Glock also! Welcome to the 10 ring!
     
  6. 03Cobra

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    I used the 180gr underwood ammo FMJ, bought on your advice. It is great stuff at a great price. 200gr xtp shoot good from the factory barrel?
     
  7. bac1023

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    Depends on the ammo. 357mag and 10mm have virtually identical energy output capabilities.
     
  8. WeeWilly

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    I had the exact same reaction with my G20SF, it is my favorite handgun.

    I am going to buy a few more because I am certain as much as I like this gun, Glock will be discountinuing it soon. :)
     
  9. arushus

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    Yes, the factory barrel can handle any ammo you buy for it, and all but the most nuclear handloads. So no worries.
     
  10. 03Cobra

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    Thanks, I was a little worried about the accuracy with the heavier bullet. I watched a video of a 10mm on YouTube that was shooting the 220gr bullets (hick45 or something like that) and the factory barrel was not accurate at all compared to the aftermarket barrel. The bullets just didn't fly right out of the factory barrel.
     
  11. 03Cobra

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    By the way, I also shot a couple of 40cal bullets out of my 20. I didn't have any issues, but was wondering if there are any concerns with this.
     
  12. Angry Fist

    Angry Fist The Original® Lifetime Member

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    Better get a conversion barrel if you want to shoot .40's. I recommend LWD.
     
  13. arushus

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    .40cal rounds run through 10mm barrel just fine, some people say not to do it, some say its perfectly ok. Fact is, everyone that does this has never had an issue arise from it. I think if youre going to shoot more .40sw than 10mm you should go ahead and get the conversion barrel...

    Bullet weights over 200gr arent stabilized by the stock 10mm barrel, so bullets heavier than that do require an aftermarket barrel to shoot properly, usually.
     
  14. Hickok45 was shooting 220gr hardcast bullets in that video. If that were jacketed bullets no issue would occur w. factory barrel. Just get Underwood's 200gr XTP's and you're good to go hiking.
    Glock barrel's polygonal rifling has some problem stabilizing faster hardcast bullets but no problem w. jacketed :cool:
     
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  15. WeeWilly

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    So basically, the 40S&W headspaces on the extractor?

    I wonder if anything happens to pressure if you are shooting something like a SWC and the shelf of the wadcutter hangs up on the end of the chamber? In my imagination I could see a wedged bullet and a kaboom, but have never heard of this happening.
     
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  16. 03Cobra

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    I'm not going to regularly shoot .40 out of the 20, that isn't why I bought the 10mm; but it is nice to know I could if the situation required it (emergency). Thanks for the feedback everyone; very helpful.