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#180362 - 04/20/17 04:03 PM New pistol, new project
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So I stopped in a LGS today that I haven't been in before, with no expectation of finding what I wanted. But what to my wondering eye should appear....?
Pretty much what I wanted with a little more.

I picked up a Glock 21 (I know, go ahead and throw the Austrian Tupperware hating, ugly as a dog's bone, plastic popgun, metrosexual shooting iron slurs at me. I'm comfortable in my own skin
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). BUT (yes, there's more) it came with an extended/threaded barrel and the elevated sights for a pretty honest price.

My plan is to load and hunt with .45 Super and I don't imagine the Glock barrel is fully supported but I figure I can keep or sell the factory barrel and grab onto a Lone Wolf or other barrel with a fully supported chamber.

Hoping one of you other Tupperware shooters would know if a G21 can be fitted with a Glock (style) 10mm barrel and recoil spring? Not a necessity but would be cooler than the flipside of a pillow, if so.
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#180369 - 04/20/17 10:57 PM Re: New pistol, new project [Re: Handgun400]
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Is this going to be a permanent thing or just a temp swap once in awhile? If permanent you might have to address the extractor.
The barrel needs to change, the magazine, and it is best to change the spring. I think the Glock 20 comes with a 17 LB same as a 21,,, But the slide is heavier on the 20 than it is on the 21. ( This is to compensate for the heavier Recoil experienced with the 10MM) You can compensate for this by using the 20 LB spring from Wolff spring. If you do not do this you will be beating the gun up rather quick. Only you can check the rest such as extractor if you have problems with functions. Another alternative is to compensate the barrel ( Brake ) This is done when converting a 21 to the 460 Rowland. Without it the recoil dishes out a lot of punishment to the gun and shooter.

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#180380 - 04/21/17 08:50 PM Re: New pistol, new project [Re: cherokeetracker]
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Heres what I'm thinking:
Most of the time it would be .45 acp mode. During hunting season or trips to the woods I'd swap out for .45 Super. I really don't want to go full Rowland mode on it.
The 10mm question is more of a kicks-and-giggles , that'd be cool kind of thing.
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#180383 - 04/21/17 11:00 PM Re: New pistol, new project [Re: Handgun400]
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I think I might be wrong about the 10MM. There might not be a drop in barrel for you. You may have to either get a G20 or maybe a full blown custom. KKM makes some awesome barrels, for the 45 Super. Call and ask them.
Not trying to discourage you or rain on your parade, but sometimes it is easier and or, cheaper to just buy another weapon.
What I mean by that statement is that a Glock can be had for around 400.00 and you will spend about half that doing a caliber conversion.
I would, and have, considered doing the 45 Super ( I even considered the 460 Rowland) for the G21 ( and have the ability to swap back to 45 ACP) Buy a G20 for the 10 MM... Not a big 40 S&W fan and already have another brand in that caliber. SO I personally, would not do a conversion for the G20.
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#180397 - 04/22/17 03:22 PM Re: New pistol, new project [Re: cherokeetracker]
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The 10mm question; I'll blame it on my Encore. Moving on.

First and foremost is establishing the .45 Super platform. My stock barrel is threaded for compensator but the chamber isn't, or doesn't appear to be, fully supported. A 6" KKM or Lone Wolf barrel can fix that. The .460 Rowland stirs my "more power, Tim the Toolman Taylor" side but this will be a dual purpose polistol so I'm Leary about dedicating it to a barrel with compensator.

Looking at the Taylor Knockout a Super can generate upwards of 18-20 and should be plenty for deer and hogs in our timber.
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#180408 - 04/22/17 08:54 PM Re: New pistol, new project [Re: Handgun400]
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The 45 Super conversion sounds sweet. I have always liked the cartridge. The Taylor KO is plenty,, you are correct. And you would not need a compensator. The threaded barrel you have, might be for a suppressor.
As far as the barrels not fully supporting the case you are correct. The KKM would take care of this for sure. Heck with a 6" barrel it should be a fine hunting tool.

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#180412 - 04/22/17 09:39 PM Re: New pistol, new project [Re: cherokeetracker]
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