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Old June 19, 2024, 07:28 PM   #1
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Glock 20 gen 5

So I picked up a Glock gen 5 model 20 awhile ago. Just called on phone and got them to hold me one and didn’t even look at it at the gun store. Got home and it’s the MOS version and has front and rear serrations. That’s a plus but I guess they all are now. Anyway, not bad for new being $ 505.00
Gonna find a good recipe starting soon.

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Old June 19, 2024, 10:30 PM   #2
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I had non stop feed issues with 200 grain HC in my 20 gen 4s, despite going back to Glock. Zero issues with the Gen 5, and their changed geometry.
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Old June 20, 2024, 09:40 AM   #3
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I had non stop feed issues with 200 grain HC in my 20 gen 4s, despite going back to Glock. Zero issues with the Gen 5, and their changed geometry.
What is HC ammo?
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Old June 20, 2024, 02:59 PM   #4
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In context, I think he meant Hard Cast (not a brand, just descriptive).
Some Sierra bullets are called Hollow Cavity
https://www.midsouthshooterssupply.c...ster-100-count
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Old June 20, 2024, 10:53 PM   #5
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I haven’t even got to shoot it yet because I fractured a bone in my left hand 2 weeks ago and so I’m gonna wait till it’s better so I can enjoy the first time shooting it.
Oh well, hopefully not too much longer
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Old June 21, 2024, 09:55 AM   #6
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Does your other hand still work?
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Old June 21, 2024, 10:49 AM   #7
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Does your other hand still work?
Like most of us he probably prefers both hands on the gun.

I know that's the way I feel most comfortable, especially when trying out a new gun.
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Old June 21, 2024, 08:17 PM   #8
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What is HC ammo?
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HardCast ( https://www.federalpremium.com/handg...1-P10SHC1.html )
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Old June 21, 2024, 09:54 PM   #9
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Totalda - yes I have another hand and if you ever around central Texas come give me some lessons.
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Old June 23, 2024, 12:40 PM   #10
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I shoot a lot of handguns one handed, because I like doing it. But having a functional second hand is extremely useful, even when you don't use it firing the gun.

Loading and unloading, very useful. Racking the slide/charging the chamber? nearly a necessity. Some guns allow a fairly easy work around, some don't.
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My start in competition was in Bull's-eye pistol in the 1970s. It only allows a one-hand hold. That hold is slower to bring to bear on a target and is terrible in retention exercises, but it has the advantage that if you stand sideways to the target, you have a longer sight radius. So, when you build up the muscles to hold your sight picture well with one hand, and you stop yanking the trigger, you will find you can actually shoot smaller groups with it.
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