Trying to decide on my next plastic auto handgun purchase. I don't have that many guns. I prefer to get to know a few guns intimately and use them for multiple purposes. I plan to carry this as backup while archery hunting both in Alaska and the L48, when I am flying, and possibly some social concealed. My only experience with plastic guns is my HK USP 9mm. Honestly, I have not really spent much time with this one, just too good of a deal to pass up years ago.
I have started doing a bunch of searching/reading, but have never been around or fired any of these models. Yesterday I fondled a g20/21 regular and short frame(think I prefer the SF) and a XD 5" Tactical(seemed to point more naturally than glock).
I had originally planned on just getting a G20 and then purchasing a LWD 6" slide/bbl. I see Advantage Arms has a 22 conversion kit available for this 20/21 which I would also purchase.
This would give me cheap trigger practice and some small game hunting capabilities, stock slide for social carry, and long slide for hunting backup all using the same frame.
As I researched glocks, I found out that the frame is the same on a 20 and 21. So I could get a 21(.45) and then the long slide and 22 conversions. This would give me a less expensive stock ammunition option.
Then I stumbled across the 45 acp to 460 Rowland conversion. Looks like more powerful round for hunting backup and the ability to shoot less expensive 45 ammo for practice or social carry. Unfortunately, looks like not available for Glock, so no 22 conversion.
A few of my questions are:
1. I haven't seen anything comparing a long slide 10mm to a 460. Anyone have experience with both of these?
2. Are there 22 conversions for the XD or M&P that I am not aware of?
3. Is it difficult to shoot a glock and then shoot anything else with a 18 degree frame?(But like I said earlier, I really haven't shot my HK much)
4. Any good forums, threads etc other than on this site you like to follow pertaining to these plastic guns, conversion?