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Mike Bolin
01-28-2010, 18:06
A few years ago i purchased a G20 as a trail/back-up gun. I am a bowhunter and had an Alaskan trip in works and flet that the 20 would be a good choice to carry while hunting, saving the BPS hi-cap for meat hauling duties. I have a fairly small hand for being a large man....6'1" and 235#. Using a two hand hold, I had know problem at all with the 20. I found it easy to control and accuracy was acceptable for just starting out with the gun. When I practiced a "quick draw" and shot with one hand, simulating as best I could a panic or emergency situation, I could only get off one shot and I would eject the magazine. I am LEFT handed and the recoil caused my trigger finger to make contact with the mag. release.
Would the SF help to eliminate this issue? I've carried a G19 for years with no issues at all and I would prefer to use the 10MM for a trail gun. I have not been able to locate a G20 SF anywhere locally to even be able to handle one, let alone fire one. My other alternative would most likely be a 4" .44 Redhawk, but I am much more comfortable with the autoloader.
Any input will be appreciated and thank you in advance! Mike

smidge
01-28-2010, 20:27
I have owned a G20 for some time and recently bought the 20SF. I was hoping to get what you seem to want. To me, the difference between the two models is very noticable. The 20SF feels more comfortable and controllable. If I were, however, doing it over again, I would simply get a grip reduction on the 20. Much less money. If you go that route, make sure you make it clear to whomever you choose to do it that you want both the back strap hump and front grooves removed AND that you don't want the stippling job to bring the grip back to where you started. A company called Cold Bore was recently mentioned in the General Glocking section. You may want to check it. Just my experience and impression.

MBR
01-28-2010, 21:01
Some of the nicest Glock grip reductions I have seen....................

http://www.bowietacticalconcepts.com/

tlen
01-28-2010, 23:06
I shoot a G20SF left handed and haven't had any problems with the mag release. The G20SF and G21SF are the same frame size. Perhaps you can find a G21SF, which might be more available, to see how it compares with your G20.

MBR
01-29-2010, 09:30
Another grip reduction service.......................

http://boresightsolutions.com/

This looks like very nice work.

527varmint
01-29-2010, 13:34
yeah go handle the g21 sf.

I thought I would prefer the SF but turns out my fingers are way too long. Very awkward to reach the trigger. THe g20 fits me MUCH better.

kennjen
01-29-2010, 13:49
don't forget

http://coldborecustom.com/

!!

telecster
01-29-2010, 15:04
Can't you switch the release to the otherside?

Mike Bolin
01-30-2010, 14:35
Thanks for the options and opinions fellars! I am looking into the grip reductions. Mike

agtman
01-30-2010, 17:54
Thanks for the options and opinions fellars! I am looking into the grip reductions. Mike

I'll second Bowie Tactical Concepts. BTC review here:

http://bren-ten.com/agtman/id12.html

G29 with backstrap reduction, stippling & beavertail ...
http://i372.photobucket.com/albums/oo166/agtman/G29-4.jpg

... much better pic of a full-house BTC G21. Note the 360-degree stippling and removal of the finger grooves.
http://i372.photobucket.com/albums/oo166/agtman/bowieG21.jpg

:cool:

R0CKETMAN
02-05-2010, 07:27
I could only get off one shot and I would eject the magazine. I am LEFT handed and the recoil caused my trigger finger to make contact with the mag. release.


It was most probably not your trigger finder, but rather inside of your middle finger. The SF would be a better fit, but the issue is with your hurried grip, not the pistol.

I too have small hands, LH, own a 20SF and a 21SF. However, the only time I experienced your problem was with a new Gen 3 G-19. It was me not the pistol...