Glock 20 opinions

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  1. Pandaz3

    Pandaz3

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    I bought a G-20.4 and use the smallest backstrap and Talon rubberized grip tape, My wife likes it and so do I but I have the Springfield XDM's that I like a smidge more. I did not put a lot of thought behind Gen 3 or 4, all my other Glocks were Gen 4, including a G-29-4.
    I have five 10MM's so while they are all good I did a 'Shoot Off' with my XDM's 4.5 and 5.25 and the G-20, the G-20 shoots a little softer than XDM 4.5, but I like the grip better on the XDM.
    I think the G-20 is a great choice anyway. Gen 4 works for me.
     
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    Seems like I'm leaning towards a Gen 4. I don't have meat hook hands but the G20.4 and my "former" G29.4 appears to have the same trigger reach.

    With the 3 mags with the Gen 4 vs the Gen 3 SF with 2 mags looks like the Gen 4 is the way to go...

    Thanks guys!
     
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    I know there are 2 G20 threads going but, I wanted to ask how are you guys carrying your G20s?

    Thanks!
     
  4. Karambit777

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    G.I. beretta holster on a drop-leg setup.

    also have a standard alien gear hybrid for IWB for 21/20 (if needed only)
     
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    Thanks!
     
  6. rogn

    rogn real dogs

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    G20 SF carrieswell with factory barrel, still Carrie's well with the 6 inch after markets.KKM and LW are more accurate by 20 %. LW has tightest chamber but heavy loads don't expand cases. Large hands, 8.5 gloves, shoot better with Hogue sleeves, but currently using Talon sandpaper grips. I like them. Trigger was not bad but for hunting I wanted a tad better. The 3.5 Ghost made a tremendous difference. Sights were the signature polymer crap, so I've gone to adjustable fiber optics. Vast improvement. Now since I bought this gun for deer hunting specifically there is one problem. When loads get into the"set the woods afire", there is a distressing failure to feed.. The problem only exists for heavy stuff with flawless performance 600 foot pounds of energy or less. Load it up with factory 180gr, which chrono a little less than promised and you can mag dump if you can afford it. I would d up with another option for hunting, a tad more expensive but so far never fail.
     
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  7. rlewpolar

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    It have a Vedder Lightuck for my G20/G21, works great.

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    Blade-Tech QWB Kydex
     
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    I have the 20SF. I have fairly long fingers and the 20 was still kind of unwieldy to me. The 20SF was just right. I think the gen 4 20 (without backstraps) is like a 20SF.

    The gen 3 20SF uses a single spring RSA which can be replaced with aftermarket springs to help with hotter loads. The gen 4 uses the dual spring RSA so I don't think there's as many replacement springs but it doesn't seem to need it because of the efficiency of the dual spring setup.

    One thing I have noticed is that the mag release button tends to kick me in the thumb under recoil. The gen 4 mag release is less obtrusive and more streamlined.

    I love my gen 3 20SF but I probably would get a gen 4 if I had it to do over.
     
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    I thought the same thing, but after shooting it for a few months, I wanted to try it with a beaver tail, so I installed the smallest beaver tail backstrap. It made a positive difference for me, so I have been using it in that format ever since.
     
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    I carry mine IWB in a Sticky Holster.
     
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    I wouldn't have thought that would work based on the G20 size.
     
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    I liked my G20, but traded it years ago for a 6 inch 629 in .44 mag....the G20s are great "woods guns" and with some buffalo bore stuffed in it, it will defiantly serve its purpose!!
     
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    It works fine.
    I have been carrying it in the same holster for 3 years. It's getting kind of worn though, I might have to replace it one of these days.
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    Yep! That's got some miles on it... Well done!
     
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    That looks like my desk.....

    What is the little hook underneath the trigger guard on the holster for?
     
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    It’s called a claw. It pushes against the inside of the belt and pivots the butt of the pistol inward tightly against your body. It makes very large pistols conceal incredibly well. I can carry a full-sized Glock and it prints almost exactly like my Shield. A number of holster makers use some form of a claw for their IWB holsters but Vedder does it particularly well.


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    Very cool, thanks
     
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    The G 20 is a great pistol; it almost singlehandedly saved the 10mm round from extinction, and remains a very popular field pistol.
     
  20. Beendare

    Beendare Stick and String, SME, NRA life member

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    I switched from a .44 revolver to the G20SF when I'm in Grizz country. I shoot Glocks better.

    I put a SS guide rod in there anticipating spring changes.....didn't need them...runs like a top with Underwood 200gr hard cast and 180 gr FMJ ammo. Mines stock and I haven't seen any overpressure cartridges. The 200gr is only 1200 or 1250 fps something like that.

    I tested the crap out of mine...zero malfunctions....sweet shooter....and about a pound lighter than my revolver.

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