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Posted: 11/2/2001 9:28:04 AM EST
Im planning at picking up a new toy, but need help deciding what. I've narrowed it down to 2 Glock 20 or a S&W .44 mag. This will be a fun gun, im not really considering carrying it. I like the 10mm but how popular is the ammo? Is Glock the only ones who still make a 10mm?
Link Posted: 11/2/2001 9:45:31 AM EST
I once coveted a Glock 20, but since the 10mm never caught on, ammo became rather expensive. Also, I think the gun never sold in huge quantities (probably because it wasn't adopted - it is still an excellent weapon), so its mags are rare, and therefore expensive too. Great gun, if you've got the bucks.

On the other hand, a S&W .44 mag. revolver would be less costly, since the only thing you need to spend $ on is ammo. Now, .44 magnum isn't cheap, but the overall costs would probably be lees than with the Glock.

Just my $.02
Link Posted: 11/2/2001 10:46:38 AM EST
Link Posted: 11/2/2001 10:48:19 AM EST
10mm is not super common to find. I would go with the .44. Take a look at the glock practical/tactical; very cool.
Link Posted: 11/2/2001 12:20:32 PM EST
If you don't reload, I wouldn't recommend a 10mm. Glocks are efficient and reliable but somehow the word "fun" doesn't really enter into it.

Go with the .44 mag with a long-ass barrel, they are loads of fun. You can add a scope to it with a little work.
Link Posted: 11/2/2001 12:25:15 PM EST
If you Reload I'd go with the 10mm there are a few of us who shoot them at Wolfs in Bristol.. and we enjoy the 10 a lot

But I'd have to say the 44 would be much more versatile
Link Posted: 11/2/2001 2:33:35 PM EST
10 mm costs consistantly less or the same as .44 mag here. I love my G20 and 10mm is definitely underrated.

The 10mm (in the Glock) has MUCH less felt recoil than the .44 mag.

I pay about $16/box for 10mm and about $18/box for .44 mag.
Link Posted: 11/2/2001 2:46:53 PM EST
Correct me if i'm wrong but you can also shoot .40 and .357 sig out of the G20 with changed barrels. Might be a good choice. I always prefer Glock over Smith. Always.

Link Posted: 11/2/2001 2:54:44 PM EST
Yep, I just got me a .40 conversion barrel from FAC wholesale and converted my G20. It works flawlessly so far. Well that is 300 rounds.
Haven't tried the 357 sig yet. I hear thats a pretty good round too.
Link Posted: 11/2/2001 2:59:54 PM EST
Either guns, you need to reload to get the full benifit and to aford to shoot them, I got rid of alot of my wheel guns when the 94 ban started to buy all the terrible black gums I could get my hands on. But my 4" S&W still remains in the safe, it soots 1-1 1/4" groups at 25 yards with my handloads.
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