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August handgun of the month.
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 Posted: Tue Aug 1st, 2006 04:51 AM
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The Glock 20




The Glock 20 is perhaps the most controllable 10mm pistol yet developed, if the gun fit’s the shooter’s hand. The exterior dimensions of the 20 are the same as the .45 ACP chambered Glock 21. It works very well for a shooter with medium to large hands. Small-handed shooters need not apply. The Glock Model 20 is very good at absorbing that extra recoil. The 10mm in the Glock 20 recoils almost straight back, without excessive muzzle jump, and is an excellent platform from which to launch the full sized 10mm cartridge.

The Glock pistol operates from a locked breech that utilizes the ejection port as the rear lockup point. That feature, along with some other interesting design features of the Glock places the gun low in the hand, effectively reducing muzzle jump. It works and works very well at reducing the felt recoil of the big ten.  The Safe-Action trigger pull is neither like a single action nor a double action trigger pull. It is somewhat in between.  It is quite easy to get used to. There are no levers or buttons to push to make the Glock fire, and that bothers some people. However, and contrary to what some would have you believe, the Glock is no more "dangerous" than any other pistol. The shooter must keep his finger off of the trigger until ready to fire, just as with any other handgun. Pulling the trigger fires the weapon. Simple.

The Glock 20 has a standard magazine capacity of fifteen cartridges, giving a total capacity of sixteen of the powerful 10mm cartridges at the shooter’s disposal. The trigger pull on the Model 20 measured five pounds and ten ounces, and was smooth and easy to operate. The barrel length on the Glock 20 measures four and six-tenths inches (4.6"), and has Glock’s hexagonal rifling. The slide is finished in their tough Tenifer coating, which has proven to be very durable over the years.

The Glock Model 20 is not for everyone, it is indeed a fine pistol for experienced shooters who want more power than is commonly available from the usual choice of auto pistol cartridges. It is relatively light at just 30.9 ounces, unloaded. It is flat enough to conceal well in a proper holster, and the edges are smooth to not get caught on clothing or skin. As is, it is a very good hunting pistol for medium game.  The 10mm is a cartridge deserving of greater popularity, and the Glock 20 is a fine platform from which to fire it.



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 Posted: Fri Aug 4th, 2006 04:06 PM
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Glock - the only pistol that requires the magazine to be "burped" after seating...:cool:



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 Posted: Tue Aug 8th, 2006 09:27 AM
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Ya either love em or you hate em.  By and large there's no inbetween with these weapons.  On the flip side they are simple, easy to clean and theres a reason they are called "tactical tupperware". 

  Take care Be safe Poacher.

 



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 Posted: Wed Aug 9th, 2006 03:52 PM
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  I qualified Distinguished Expert with a G-17 with my Dept...just can't stand the way they feel.

   But, the Dept turned me down on my offer to have them switch to the CZ PO1...*sigh*.



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 Posted: Wed Aug 16th, 2006 03:21 PM
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I have made some shots with a bone stock G20 and those square plastic sights that I had no business making. I can tell you without question that a 200 grain XTP at 1200 FPS is FATAL to a groundhog.  ;)



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 Posted: Thu Aug 17th, 2006 06:29 PM
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Being a NRA instructor, I  have trained  a lot of folks in handgun usage. I supply handguns, and many bring thier own. I found the Glocks were the most prone to jamming from limp wristed shooters.

One fellow sent his back to the factory 3 times, until I instructed him how to hold it.
Because of this I don't consider it a good handgun for personal defense for users that do not do a lot of shooting. I am not a fan of tupperware firearms anyway



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