I find it hilarious how fat and heavy this Glock 20 is. Sitting next to my Canik TP9DA which itself a bit fat and heavy is quite a thing. There is no way someone could carry this out in civilization concealed right? It’s got to just be a brush / wilderness firearm yea? Fully loaded it weighs as much as a large stone from Stonehenge.
Just look at this piggie! Haha. I still like it enough but there’s just no way is use this for my CCW. I’ll stick to my Star BM and Canik.
I carried a M9 in the service now that was a pig:
Model. Empty WGT. Loaded WGT
M9 (92fs): 33 oz 41.5 Oz
GLOCK 20: “. 27.3 oz. “ “ 39.7 oz
1911: 40.5 Oz. 46 oz
Browning HiPower: 32 oz. 40 oz
CZ 75: 35.2 oz. 45 oz
Spring XD 10mm. 32.8 oz. 45.6 oz
Sorry was meaning you can’t expect a 10mm Pistol to be the same size and weight as similarly constructed 9mm. The G20 for a full size 10mm is as light and compact as they get. And when compared to other popular 9mm metal frame double stacks it’s smaller.
I’ve carried either a G20 or G40 as my primary CCW since 2005. Holster makes a difference. Well and having above average sized hands, I can’t palm a basketball or anything.
I realize 10mm is bigger and heavier, not a noob. I was just surprised how much larger it actually is once I got it home and compared it to my other tupperware pistol. In the store sitting next to other Glocks it did not give me an impression it was that much larger (other than the G40).
Keep in mind I’m used to steel frames & milsurps and such so it is a bit of a shock to have a plastic pistol this large and heavy. Haha. Also, my Canik holds 18rds so I thought it had enough weight as-is for a plastic pistol. Guess it doesn’t.
When I first started carrying, I had the typical worries about printing or slipping up and exposing part of the gun or holster. Of course, people that I knew, who had already been carrying for a few years, told me I was worrying for no reason, since most people wouldn’t notice even if I was being very sloppy about concealing the gun.
I decided to test their claims. I will admit up front that this was during the winter, but I carried a full-size, steel framed 1911, a model 92, and a Makarov, along with two spare mags each for the 1911 and 92.
It took two weeks before a coworker noticed that I was carrying a gun (he didn’t notice the other two).
I’ve owned and carried a G20 and G40 since 2005 and 2016 respectively. I’ve expended 15,000 something 10mm rounds through them from handloads to almost ever brand of ammo out there. Never had a single round tumble.