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Old October 13, 2012, 08:35 PM   #1
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Video: One glock to rule them all!

The Glock 20 is the 10mm powerhouse from Glock, build specifically for the 10mm, one of the most powerful rounds for a practical semi-automatic pistol. The G20 is not for little girls, but it is certainly manageable.

I gave my new G20SF a great workout the other day and here are the results. The Buffalo Bore was particularly fun to shoot.

What's been your experience with the G20?

LINK TO VIDEO HERE.


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Old October 14, 2012, 05:38 AM   #2
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"One glock to rule them all!"

Do you mean "one Glock that is more powerful than any other factory Glock"?

Ever heard of 9X25 Dillon, or 460 roland?

You must not have seen any of my post about my new G20SF LS/W Comp.

50 Yards? That didn't even look close to 50 yards."
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Old October 14, 2012, 07:50 AM   #3
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Nice shooting.

Actually the G-20 was being developed as a .45acp when S&W came out with their 10mm 1006. To keep up Glock shelved the .45 temporarily and changed the G-20 to 10mm.

Recoil is quite soft compared to magnum revolvers, so the only issue little girls would have is the grip size.

Don't get me wrong, I love the 20, had two of them at different times plus a G-29. Great guns for the handloader. In an emergency, they will feed and fire .40 s&w as well.
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Old October 14, 2012, 09:04 AM   #4
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Yes, it was fifty yards, the longest I shot was out at around 75-80. Don't much appreciate being called a liar, pal.
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Old October 14, 2012, 09:05 AM   #5
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" Recoil is quite soft compared to magnum revolvers, so the only issue little girls would have is the grip size."

Depends on what cartridge and what kind of revolver.

Like I say in the video, I've shot 44 mag out of a snub nose Ruger .44 mag revolver, but that's the only one stronger that I've shot that was noticeably "worse" than the G20.

Load up a G20 with high power 10mm and you've definitely got yourself a hand cannon.

The facts however are simple: the polymer frame does a great job absorbing recoil.
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Old October 14, 2012, 09:54 AM   #6
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G30 with 10mm conversion barrel

Nice video. I havent shot BB trough my G30 conversion yet but win silver tip and standard 180s are very easy to shoot and not noticeably more recoil than 45 and less than 230+p. Storm Lake conversion works perfectly with no spring changes or extractor mods.
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Old October 14, 2012, 10:00 AM   #7
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You really think 180gr 10mm are noticeably more recoil than .45ACP?

I really thought it was about the same. I had my G21 out at the gun club and shot it after I put the 10mm through its paces...really didn't notice much of a difference.

Buffalo Bore was a whole 'nuther story.
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Old October 14, 2012, 10:37 AM   #8
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The facts however are simple: the polymer frame does a great job absorbing recoil.
Yes it does.
My comparison was to a magnum revolver of similar weight and similar power. Even a heavier 4" S&W 686 or GP100 has more felt recoil to me. The Glock does a wonderful job of smoothing out the push.
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Old October 14, 2012, 10:39 AM   #9
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Yes, it certainly does.

Actually, I think my .45LC New Vaquero has more perceived/felt recoil than my G20.
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Old October 14, 2012, 11:11 AM   #10
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Naw, my Raging Bull .454 has felt recoil.
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Old October 14, 2012, 11:19 AM   #11
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Oh, oh...here we go.

Who has more "felt recoil"?



You might want to try this:



The biggest, most worthless manifestation of an inferiority complex ever created by one man. Originally manufactured under the name “Remington Model 1859,” this copy of the formerly U.S.-made revolver was built by Ryszard Tobys and measures 4-foot-(1.26 m) long. To give some basis for comparison, the 28mm projectile is 8mm wider than the U.S. military’s fabled “20mm Cannon,” a weapon used primarily for destroying tanks, sinking boats, or shooting down heavily armored airplanes. While entirely impractical and, one would guess, impossible to use as an even mildly effective tool for any purpose other than felling trees, the 28mm revolver has made its mark as truly being the world’s largest pistol. And simultaneously the world’s most comical waste of lead.

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Old October 14, 2012, 11:25 AM   #12
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Or, the ultimate:



You’re looking at the largest revolver in the world – The Pfeifer Zeliska .600 Nitro Express Zeliska revolver is an Austrian single-action revolver produced by Pfeifer firearms. It is the largest handgun in the world, weighing in at 6.001 kilograms (13.23 pounds) and having a length of 55 cm (21.65 inches). The cylinder section alone weighs 2.041 kg (4.5 pounds).

The Zeliska is also the most powerful handgun in the world, producing a muzzle energy of over 6 kilojoules (4425 pound-force foot). The weight of the gun helps control the recoil, making controlled shooting possible. The capacity of a Zeliska is five .600 Nitro Express or .458 Win Mag rounds.

The Zeliska fires a .600 Nitro Express slug at 462m/s (1,515.75 ft/s). The cost of a Zeliska revolver is over $16,000. Each .600 Nitro Express round costs $40, making this gun very expensive to fire.

Loading is accomplished through a loading gate located on the right of the cylinder, similar to the Colt Single Action Army

Added features to the gun include gold-plated hammer, cylinder pivot, action, and the gold-filled inscription on the gun indicating the company’s address.
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Old October 14, 2012, 11:27 AM   #13
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disregard, I suck at posting videos.
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Old October 14, 2012, 11:29 AM   #14
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Let me fix that for you.

Looks like a fun time at the old gun club was had by all.

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Old October 14, 2012, 11:39 AM   #15
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I've had my G20 for three years and it has around 1k to 1.5k rounds through it.

The 10mm is pretty much the upper limit of recoil when it comes to defensive pistol use. Other semi-auto cartridges are more powerful, but aren't practical, usually due to excessive recoil, like the .460 Rowland.

What surprises me is the recoil. I've shot the G20 side by side with .40 S&W pistols and depending on the pistol, the .40 S&W will sometimes generate recoil that's equal to or less than a medium powered 10mm, while having inferior ballistics. (I'm not relying on factory data, ballistics were determine using my chronograph.)

The problem is generally weight, your typical .40 S&W can weight just over 21 or 22 ounces while the G20 is just about 28 ounces. Almost all of this extra weight is in the slide, and the heavier slide mass really helps to dampen recoil. At least, that's my theory. If one slide is 20% heavier than another, it has to have some impact on recoil. As a result, your average .40 S&W load is extremely manageable from the G20 using a KKM conversion barrel.

To me, the G20 compares very favorably to my 4 inch K-frame .357 magnums in terms of weight, size and even ballistics. I consider those to be the best balanced carry revolvers out there, so it's no surprised that I gravitate to the G20 in an automatic.

Regarding the polymer frame, though, weight does a better job soaking up recoil than flexing plastic. At one point, I owned a 10mm Witness and it was definitely softer shooting than the G20, but it was sold due to the poor quality of the psitol...namely the safety wouldn't work after being replaced twice and the magazines experienced numerous jams.

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Old October 14, 2012, 05:43 PM   #16
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Thanks for your great comment, really appreciate it.
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Old October 14, 2012, 07:53 PM   #17
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Had one and did like it, you need to work on your glock trigger control. Just let it move foward till it clicks. Video shows you cycling it all the way foward and slapping it. Just sayen.
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You shoot yours and I'll shoot mine, thank you very much.

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