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JMJ
21 February 2018, 14:28
I've got a Gen 3 model I picked up for a good deal a few years ago as a hunting pistol/woods gun for mountain biking and hiking when hunting season isn't open. I still have the not so great factory adjustable sights on it, it shoots well enough I just don't trust the durability of those sights.


So my question for anyone else with a G20 what sights are you using on your's?

I've considered the Meprolite tritium adjustibles along with some other brand I had seen online that has metal construction, or just stick with what I know an run fixed trijicon night sights. The reason I'm wanting adjustable s for it is because of it being more of a hunting pistol for me I plan to use different weight loads (180gr-200gr) and eventually reload for it with plinking loads as light as 155gr so being compensate for different POA/POI with a wide range of different loads would be a plus imho.

JMJ
21 February 2018, 15:58
Soooo I'm the only person with a G20????

UWone77
21 February 2018, 16:16
I had a G20 back in the day. (stock sights, Surefire Light) Carried it when I went walking around the trails as they were frequented by Black Bears.

Now that I live in a similar type location, I thought about getting another G20 or G29 to carry with me in the woods.

JMJ
21 February 2018, 16:32
Did you stick with a standard weight load or change bullet weights some. So far all I've shot out of mine are 180gr. Just wondering if there's a lot of impact differences.

I got mine because hogs have moved into my hunting area pretty drastically and I was always curious about 10mm. I have the say with full power loads it's my favorite semiauto to shoot.

The G40 MOS has been tempting me now that I e got my feet wet in the 10mm.

UWone77
21 February 2018, 16:39
Shot 180gr exclusively. So I can't tell you anything about comparing that to 200gr. If you get a G40 MOS, I'd be curious on how you like it with a red dot.

Are you shooting Hogs with your G20 or throwing some rifle rounds down range as well?

JMJ
21 February 2018, 17:08
I've only used the G20 to finish off hogs shot with a 5.56 so far. I've been carrying it when my wife and I hike in case we happen onto some hogs and have carried it along with a rifle onto the deerstand if I get the chance on one that comes inside of archery distance I'll try to get my first handgun deer.

I'm thinking a G40 MOS with a red dot could endup being my short distance deer gun.

Joelski
21 February 2018, 20:13
I've shot a friend's G20. It's a big gun, even compared to a 17/22.

JMJ
21 February 2018, 21:09
I've shot a friend's G20. It's a big gun, even compared to a 17/22.


Yeah it definitely is, I was going to order a G20sf for the smaller circumference of the grip, but I ran across this regular G20 for $500 out the door. Luckily I wear size XXL Mechanix gloves so it fits me well, just not as much fun for my friends with Trump sized hands lol.

TENTEX
12 March 2018, 12:32
G29 with Buffalo Bore I bought years back.

My plinking ammo is 180 gr

voodoo_man
12 March 2018, 18:13
Buddy has one, factory trijicons.

He kills deer and bears with it.

FortTom
12 March 2018, 20:05
I've had 2 10mm's. One Colt Delta Elite (Wilson Combat-ized) and a Glock. Really didn't care for the Glock due to the size, and swapped it for something. The Colt became a safe queen. I think it's a sweet caliber but just never really found a niche for it in my collection.[:D] For Hogs and Deer I always carried a Ruger Super Blackhawk in .44 mag.

FT

JMJ
13 March 2018, 08:43
Thanks guys!

Sak007
16 March 2018, 22:42
My girlfriend has a G29 , I put Trijicon Hd's on it and an Agency trigger and she likes it but not my cup of tea .
I'm trying to convince her buy me .... I mean her a 10mm 1911 or that Noveske pdw

FortTom
16 March 2018, 23:12
If you get a 1911 in 10mm, I would recommend you use shock buffers at the range, and take them out for SD/Carry. Hot 10mm rounds will loosen a 1911 pretty quickly...just my personal experience.

FT;)

JMJ
3 April 2018, 13:54
I'll definitely keep that in mind because if I ever get another 1911 to replace the Remington-Rand I borrowed from my Grandpaw it'll most likely be a 10mm of some flavor. I've got a bad case of the "I wants" with both the G40 MOS and the G29 that will need satisfying first, but the funds on those are dependent on my current career change pursuit.

FortTom
3 April 2018, 14:39
I'll definitely keep that in mind because if I ever get another 1911 to replace the Remington-Rand I borrowed from my Grandpaw it'll most likely be a 10mm of some flavor. I've got a bad case of the "I wants" with both the G40 MOS and the G29 that will need satisfying first, but the funds on those are dependent on my current career change pursuit.

Having had both, and you're not 100% sold that you want a 10mm, I'd consider the Glock. They seem to take the snappy, hard recoil in stride. The Colt, on the other hand, started sliding down hill, albeit it a little at a time, from the first 1000 + rounds. Thus the recommendation for using the shock buffers at the range. (Never use them in a SD pistol, and they can come apart and render your weapon useless, just in case you didn't already know that).

I sent my Delta Elite to Wilson Combat and spent a fortune on it, just to realize it just wasn't practical.

My Glock just kept on ticking and for what I paid for it, I didn't care all that much about wear. It was just really too big for my hands, and I just couldn't find a niche, other than just having fun with it, and it eventually got traded away for something, I don't really recall. The Colt is a safe queen, and has been for a while.

If you have average or larger hands the G20 might just make your day! If you reload, you'll like it even better.

FT

JMJ
3 April 2018, 15:47
I've got a gen 3 G20 currently and it's definitely my favorite/ most fun to shoot pistol. I wear XXL Mechanix gloves so the grip isn't bad at all. I was looking for the G20SF at the time, but found a deal on this one for $500 after tax. It's just made me kinda want the other two models Glock offers in the caliber. The G29 would be a nice ccw in winter when possible bad guys are wearing thicker clothes and the G40 MOS would be to eventually set up with an RMR and suppressor height sights as a more dedicated hunting rig. I've also considered just getting a Lonewulf long slide and have it milled to swap out with the factory G20 slide for that same purpose instead of the G40 MOS.

I tend to use it as a woods gun when at the camp hiking/mountain biking and hunting. Finished off a few feral hogs with it and was pretty impressed with the Sig elite jhp's performance. I've got some HPR 180gr loaded with Hornady XTP that are supposed to be a little warm at 1260fps I need to shoot some hogs with to see the difference. I've had a set of RCBS carbide dies for 40sw/10mm forever it seems that I plan to eventually handload for it with, just need more space to setup for reloading.

Thanks for all the information and pointers!!

FortTom
3 April 2018, 18:07
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I tend to use it as a woods gun when at the camp hiking/mountain biking and hunting. Finished off a few feral hogs with it and was pretty impressed with the Sig elite jhp's performance. I've got some HPR 180gr loaded with Hornady XTP that are supposed to be a little warm at 1260fps I need to shoot some hogs with to see the difference. I've had a set of RCBS carbide dies for 40sw/10mm forever it seems that I plan to eventually handload for it with, just need more space to setup for reloading.

Thanks for all the information and pointers!!

Hell, sounds like you're already set to go! Seriously making me regret getting rid of my G20[:D]

FT[:D]

JMJ
4 April 2018, 07:42
Yeah I'm pretty well set with it, other than putting some better sights on it than the factory ones.

I think like most things in the firearms/shooting hobby I'm a victim of myself seeing something new and wanting it. I could easily get the G40's velocity/kE improvements by just getting a 6" drop in barrel for my G20 and calling it good.

I could see your decision to get rid of your G20 as being very rational if you don't hunt or need a back country protection piece for large animals.

I also have found it fun for distance shooting since it's such a flat shooting round compared to .40SW. I'll admit to not having much experience shooting 9mm pistols, so I'm not sure how the 9mm's trajectory at distances past 60m.

UWone77
19 May 2018, 20:51
You guys inspired me to get one.

5369

Joelski
20 May 2018, 08:34
Regarding protection against bears and big cats, although I know a .40 will kill a big ass male lion, and the 10 mm would do it several steps farther away, I will have shat my drawers regardless of the stopping distance of said predator from reaching me and converting my wonderful sense of humor into bear shit (Big cat shit, etc..). When a big cat notices you, it stops, looks you over, makes some calculations and then heads your direction, speeding up as it gets closer. Kind of unsettling! :D

I want one of these because "Fuck you; that's why!"

https://i1.wp.com/defense-update.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/javelin_fgm1481.jpg?fit=520%2C336





Yeah I'm pretty well set with it, other than putting some better sights on it than the factory ones.

I think like most things in the firearms/shooting hobby I'm a victim of myself seeing something new and wanting it. I could easily get the G40's velocity/kE improvements by just getting a 6" drop in barrel for my G20 and calling it good.

I could see your decision to get rid of your G20 as being very rational if you don't hunt or need a back country protection piece for large animals.

I also have found it fun for distance shooting since it's such a flat shooting round compared to .40SW. I'll admit to not having much experience shooting 9mm pistols, so I'm not sure how the 9mm's trajectory at distances past 60m.

UWone77
20 May 2018, 10:39
Speaking of big cats, there was just a Cougar Mauling 2 people out here yesterday. One died.

I live in an area where all the trails have Bear warnings, pretty much my reasoning for needing a 10mm in my life.

Joelski
20 May 2018, 11:12
Your state, bubba! Lock-n-load! [:)]

Joelski
20 May 2018, 11:16
pretty much my reasoning for needing a 10mm in my life.

10 out of 10 Trauma Surgeons agree! Real life bullet tracks are nothing like those shown by ballistic gelatin. In fact, most research on gun fights show it takes multiple strikes if you aren't hitting the magic button on the first shot. Most abdominal gsw's are survived without lasting complications. Center mass is where its at.

ChattanoogaPhil
20 May 2018, 12:07
I live in an area where all the trails have Bear warnings, pretty much my reasoning for needing a 10mm in my life.

Bears prefer asphalt here in Tennessee... [:D]

https://i.imgur.com/HeTT1Py.jpg

JMJ
31 May 2018, 10:13
You guys inspired me to get one.

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Nice pick up! It's one big ass pistol that's for sure!!!