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01-11-2011, 18:46
What is the consensus? Do I really need an aftermarket barrel to shoot full power reloads in a Glock 20?

By the way, hello everyone. I am new to the site and recently got a Glock 20. I have always wanted a 10mm and Glock seemed to be the way to go. In the past I have been more of a 1911 style guy, but the Glock is growing on me.

01-11-2011, 21:27
Normally I would pass this question along however you hit the nail on the head.... Full Power = Fully Supported Barrel.
See fully supported aftermarket barrels here:

01-12-2011, 08:03
Thanks for the quick response. It seems like I read somewhere that the newer barrels offer better support than the older ones. Have you found that to be true?

01-13-2011, 14:08
Yes the newer factory barrels offer more cartridge support when compared to the older factory barrels. Glock is perfection.... and perfection is in the making.
FYI: LWD barrels have offered "maximum" cartridge support from the beginning

01-13-2011, 17:54
I'm going to order a LWD stock length barrel in about a week. I already ordered a 22lb spring and SS guide rod, i'm just awaiting delivery. In the mean time, do yu think I will have any trouble with Double tap 180's

01-13-2011, 20:28
Double Tap 180s, LWD barrel and 22lb spring... no worries

01-15-2011, 06:11

I hate to keep bugging you, but, have you found this set up to be reliable enough for SD.

01-15-2011, 19:21
Truth of the matter is this:
Whatever you plan to carry should prove itself in practice. If you make an adjustment to the gun or ammunition and you plan to carry it for self defense, you need to prove it is worthy.
Take it to the range and shoot it. 100,200,300 whatever the number is really irrelevant. The combination gun/ammo need to run flawless whatever number of times you deem necessary to BET YOUR LIFE ON IT.

01-19-2011, 09:05
I have my 22lb spring and guide rod in. I'm just waiting on my barrel, 3.5lb connector and extended mag release to come in and I should be set. I also have some swamp fox 155 xtp's on order. Thanks for all of the info JR.