Well got to try out a Glock 20 today. Im impressed! My only other experience with a glock was with a glock 29 (sub compact 10mm). That was when I was a new centerfire pistol shooter. I didnt like it. It seemed hard to handle and I couldnt hit the broad side of a barn with it.
Fast forward 7 years. I have been shooting pistols alot more from 9mm to 460 S&W. Settled on 1911 10mm platforms as my niche'
Anyway, I got the itch to try out the glock again. This time the fullsize. I really liked the way it handled the recoil. Felt more "rolley" than sharp of the 1911. And no where near the nasty memory of that subcompact.
Also after 100 rounds and getting used to that stiff trigger, I was able to get some impressive results with my handloads at 20 yards. The factory fixed sights were dead on at that range.
Now the kicker! IT FED,EJECTED and FIRED everything! I even fed a box of my reloaded rejects through it. Nothing dangerous, just stuff that I know I goofed on OAL or powder charge or with some wierd unkown bullets. I even gave it a clip of 175 casts.
The only time my 1911 got fired was to shoot the factory ammo to verify that my handloading wasnt the culprit of its frequent jams. And no not my handloads. Seems one magazine is the major culprit, with some other problems but thats another thread.
So in conclusion I like the Glock! Yea its a little bigger, ALOT uglier and the trigger sucks. But its accurate, easy to dissasemble and Id stake my life on it. Weight as near as I can tell is the same as the 1911, comparing them both loaded.
Here is a pic of the target. Yeah, doesnt look that impressive at first, but look at the center low. You can see a good solid cluster of holes. Those were from good consistent handloads. The rest of the scatter shots were rounds from the unknown/reject pile. All shots were offhand, 2 hand grip, 20 yards.