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Glocks for Hunting...Which One For You??

Discussion in 'Hunting, Fishing & Camping' started by Nalapombu, Dec 22, 2013.

  1. Nalapombu

    Nalapombu Millennium Member

    Oct 21, 1999
    Spring, TEXAS....USA
    Hey all,

    I have been thinking of getting a revolver for a sidearm when I go bowhunting for hogs down here in Texas. I usually carry my S&W m65 with a 3 inch barrel when I go, but then I thought about getting a handgun that I could actually HUNT with if I wanted to put down the bow.

    Instead of a typical revolver from S&W, Ruger or Taurus, which I love, I thought it might be fun to get a Glock or convert a 1911 to shoot 460 Rowland or some other higher performing round than the 45ACP.

    With Glock you have the choice of 45ACP or the 10mm. I don't know much at all about the 10mm, but I have read a bit about it and it seems that given the choice in a hunting situation, the 10mm wins out most of the time in that match up with the 45ACP. Would you all agree with that?

    With all the choices available at Lone Wolfe, it is almost endless as to how you could set up your Glock hunting pistol. You could start with a stock m21 in 45acp and buy a conversion barrel for 10mm and have the best of both worlds, couldn't you? You could take it a step beyond and get an extended slide and conversion barrel and set that up with one of the red dot sights and when you wanted to go hunting or woods bumming you could simply swap out your stock 21 in 45ACP with the tricked out upper in 10mm with a red dot sight and be ready to go and take on anything that would cross your path.

    What do you think?

    I'd like to hear....any possibly SEE some pics, of what you have set up as your hunting Glock. If you haven't done it, how WOULD you set one up if you were going to do so?

    Would you rather have a 10mm or 45acp to start with?

    How about sharing your thoughts and ideas on a "hunting" type Glock and what you would feel totally comfortable with hanging off your side.

    Thanks for your time.

  2. r3dot


    Sep 6, 2007
    Izzerwat TX
    [ame=""]Hunting with a GLOCK | Glockwork - YouTube[/ame]

  3. ShallNotBeInfringed

    ShallNotBeInfringed NRA Business Al

    Feb 2, 2013
    Hunting, or self protection, in the deep woods? To protect yourself, nothing better than a Magnum, except they hold limited rounds. Figuring into account for round capacity, the Glock 20 is my favorite. I also own a snub nose Ruger .44mag
  4. Inebriated


    Feb 20, 2012
    For hog hunting, I'll take hardcasts in a G20 or G29 (just depends on the weight you want, an extended barrel in the G29 will negate the velocity loss).

    In my neck of the woods, we have coyotes/dogs, meth heads, the rare skiddish black bears, and more tweakers. For that, I'm okay with my G21 or G26 (both carrying Hornady Critical Duty). But if I am to buy a dedicated gun for the woods, it will be a G29 or a G33 and an extended barrel for whichever I picked.
    Last edited: Dec 23, 2013
  5. ronin.45


    Apr 24, 2008
    10mm wins hands down for hunting. I am a .45Super fan, but the 10mm has more availability and power. The Rowland is too extreme of a conversion for my tastes.
  6. Charlie-SA


    Jul 18, 2013
    Do a search on user id reflex264 and check the threads, mostly hunting with 45Super and 460 Rowland but I think there are comments on the 10mm as well.
  7. bac1023


    Sep 26, 2004
    The G20 seems to be the most popular choice.
  8. Bilrus61


    Jan 1, 2012
    I've not taken any game with it yet but my Glock 24 is very accruate and powerful with its KKM .40 and Doubletap's hard cast load. With Doubletaps 150 gr load it zips out at 1400 fps. That is 650 footpounds. I'll try to load a picture (again). Why is it so dang hard to load pictures on message boards? You would think someone would have come up with a better system by now.
    Last edited: Dec 23, 2013
  9. Nalapombu

    Nalapombu Millennium Member

    Oct 21, 1999
    Spring, TEXAS....USA
    Thanks all for the info.

    That video posted above looks pretty convincing for the 45ACP. That guy seems to have some pretty good results using his 21 with an extended barrel. I don't know what loads he used, but he did take down a bull elk in short order with one. That's pretty darn impressive no matter what firearm you are using.

  10. RayB

    RayB Retired Member

    Dec 2, 2005
    Love my G21, which does convert to shoot 10 mm, by the way.

    But for a dedicated hunting sidearm in small to moderate predator country, no question--Ten MM! Glock 20 or 29.

    Review available Double Tap and Underwood loads:

    Note: I would never want to see the likes of a big grizzly or a puma in the open sights of any sidearm! :wow:

  11. barth

    barth six barrels

    Oct 7, 2011
    The Free Zone
    I don't hunt.
    And if I did with a handgun?
    It would be with a magnum revolver.

    But if we are talking just Glocks?
    A G20 10mm with some hard cast hunting rounds.
    10mm Auto 220 Grain Hard Cast Flat Nose Box of 50
    Technical Information

    Caliber: 10mm Auto
    Bullet Weight: 220 Grains
    Bullet Style: Hardcast Flat Nose
    Case Type: Brass

    Ballistics Information:

    Muzzle Velocity: 1200 fps
    Muzzle Energy: 703 ft. lbs.
    Last edited: Dec 23, 2013
  12. blastfact


    Aug 15, 2011
  13. deerdave


    Apr 1, 2013
    I have taken several deer in the past with 357, 45acp and 10mm. All will do the job but 10mm has the edge. Used to carry S&W 1006 but now I have a G20 with Blue Lake 5.5'' ported barrel. (much lighter)
  14. Nalapombu

    Nalapombu Millennium Member

    Oct 21, 1999
    Spring, TEXAS....USA
    One more question.

    The specs listed above by Bilrus are a 40 cal model 24 with Doubletap hard cast round 150 grain at 1400 fps with 650 ft/lbs of energy.

    The 10mm listed by Barth are 220 grain, 1200 fps with 703 ft/lbs.

    That's only 50 ft/lbs more than the 40 cal. Why wouldn't you just get the 24 or the 34 and shoot the 40 cal rounds through it which would also let you shoot regular 40 cal that is a whole helluva lot easier to find on the shelves than the 10mm?
    Wouldn't that 40 cal with that round merit some respect and some attention when looking at a Glock hunting setup? Why or why not?

    Thanks all for the info.

  15. Bilrus61


    Jan 1, 2012
    The hardcast go about 1050 FPS. Sorry for the confusion.
  16. denn1911


    Oct 14, 2010
    New England
    Without question, the G20 would be my choice.
  17. Jack Ryan

    Jack Ryan

    Apr 6, 2013
    To fill that role I don't see anything less than a 44 mag/ 4" barrel making any sense with a 357 the next step under and all your other choices listed less desirable still.

    I personally own and shoot regularly several 44's, 357, and EDC a G20sf and Colt Delta Elite and they would both be down the list quite a ways for deliberate choices to hunt anything with.
  18. Roger G23

    Roger G23 Glock Guy

    Jun 3, 2010
    The Gunshine State
    G21SF converted to shoot 40 Super.
    Lone Wolf 45-40S barrel and heavier recoil spring.
    The 40 Super ballistics are superior to the 10mm
    40 Super is equivalent to the 41 Magnum.
  19. Glock 23 Nutter

    Glock 23 Nutter

    Jul 28, 2010
    For a Woods gun?

    Glock 36 - re-sprung for Underwood's 230 gr .45 Super.

    Really nice light-weight and compact carry rig, and... Yikes!

    45 Super 230 Grain Bonded Jacketed Hollow Point

    Last edited: Dec 24, 2013
  20. RayB

    RayB Retired Member

    Dec 2, 2005

    Insofar as muzzle energy in ft/lbs. and fps go, you'd certainly be right. And for SD/HD you'd absolutely have a case.

    But there has to be something said about a 220-grain hard-cast bullet Vs. a 150 grain bullet striking bone. Yes? :shocked:

    I don't hunt, but I'm guessing that a 220-grain hard-cast impact at over 1,000 fps would simply devastate the shoulder joint of a wild pig... :faint:

    The .40 S&W caliber was born of the 10 mm, you know, back in the day. Purists of the 10 mm caliber were calling the new .40 S&W, Short & Weak... At ease, at ease...

    The .40 S&W has since proved itself to be one hell of a cartridge, and you don't hear that stuff these days, but the point remains that to propel the heavy slugs at the velocities you'd want to do the job, the full 10 mm cartridge is the way to go.

    The suggestion regarding .40 Super is certainly valid, though I don't know if the full assortment of bullet-types is available in OTC ammo of that caliber.

    Hell, .45 Super, .50, .460 Rowland would all do the job in skilled hands, right?

    At any rate, you're right about getting decent 10 mm ammo off the shelves in most places! This is one cartridge you'll want to be buying online!

    Best of luck with whatever you do, and let us know how this all shakes out for you! :wavey: