Glock 20 compared to 20c

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    Glock 20 compared to 20c

    I'm in the market for a Glock 20. Has anyone compared with or without the compensator? Is there a big difference? Thx
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    If i had it to do again i wouldnt get a "C". There is a lot of blowback in up close retention drills. Also, its miserable for the people in the lanes next to you. I find uncompensated 10mm less uncomfortable than 40 s&w
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    Quote Originally Posted by lprmcnit View Post
    If i had it to do again i wouldnt get a "C". There is a lot of blowback in up close retention drills. Also, its miserable for the people in the lanes next to you. I find uncompensated 10mm less uncomfortable than 40 s&w
    I'd have to agree....the uncompensated is much better to carry and shoot in my opinion. The blast from the compensator can also be blown back up into your eyes and face when firing from the famous Chuck Taylor "Speed Rock" drill....I know from whence I speak on that!!
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    Thanks guys. That pretty much sums it up for me.
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    I have been carrying a grip reduced 20C for the past year, and my opinion actually differs, because while they are right about the greater blast, I personally don't mind since it makes the recoil/muzzle flip comparable to a regular G17, at least from my perspective. The other factor is that retention shooting with any gun without eyes and ears, or any shooting indoors without ear protection is going to rattle your face and/or eardrums like nothing else.

    One advantage to having the c model is that you can go to a non compensated barrel easily, whereas with the standard model you'd have to machine or replace both the slide and barrel to go to comped.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Michigander View Post
    One advantage to having the c model is that you can go to a non compensated barrel easily, whereas with the standard model you'd have to machine or replace both the slide and barrel to go to comped.
    Or you could get a ported after-market barrel from LWD for the standard model. Its not much different than the G20C, the main difference being the ports are cut in the barrel past the slide and the barrel is longer to accommodate them. The "compensated" model is arguably just ported anyway. I don't own such a setup so add salt to taste

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    i side with GhostMaker and Iprmcnit on this subject. i wouldn't have any compensated gun EXCEPT as a range gun which would ALWAYS be fired with my arms extended.

    i passed up a trade for a lovely S&W 632 revolver because it turned out to be compensated.

    IMO, in a SD gun, the compensated benefit of faster shot-to-shot times doesn't begin to weigh against the chance of being totally incapacitated by your own muzzle blast.

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    Havent had any prob with my snubs, for cc I use low flash an smoke buffalo bore an at the range with whatever I can find I ve had no prob drawing an firing of course Gemini has the ports angled up and to the sides image.jpgimage.jpg

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    I would be afraid of night blinding myself in a no light home defense situation. Maybe it is not that bad in the dark from people who may have fired one in the dark maybe out in the country or something? That is what has kept me from getting one at least.

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    Thanks to the OP for posting the question. I have had the same question. I figured the c would make it easier but these guys have great points.

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    My intentions for this weapon are as a side arm in the woods. Although it would be tempting to carry. Size is definitely not an issue as I weekend carry a full size 1911. 9 out of 10 times this fire arm would be used as a bear repellant while hunting. All these great points are exactly what I'm looking for as this weapon may (on occasion ) find its way into my holster or on my nightstand. Thanks again for the great insight.
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