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Old 04-04-2014, 07:24 PM   #1
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I'm very interested into picking up a Glock 20/29. I was recently at the range and the range officer heard me talking about it and let me shoot his G20. It felt amazing! It was compensated and started looking into it. I found barrels on the glock store that were ported and other ones that were compensated. What's the difference between the two? What are the pros and cons of both? Thanks guys for the info


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Old 04-05-2014, 03:45 AM   #2
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The 10mm is not a hard kicking cartridge in a well balanced pistol. I like the Glock 20 with just a plain Jane, Glock barrel. I would shoot a Glock 20 before I considered anything to reduce recoil. The Glock 20 weighs 39 oz when loaded. That is just my two cents.



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On a semi auto pistol the ported barrel is drilled or cut and requires a slide that is opened to allow venting. The compensated barrel is extended past the slide.

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The #1 con for both is noise. You will need more ear protection, if you care for your hearing in the long run.

I would go with a removable compensator. Once you have a threaded barrel, you can choose a variety of muzzle devices such as a suppressor.

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The #1 con for both is noise. You will need more ear protection, if you care for your hearing in the long run.

I would go with a removable compensator. Once you have a threaded barrel, you can choose a variety of muzzle devices such as a suppressor.
good option for a semi-auto, but porting seems to be a better option for a revolver.
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The #1 con for both is noise. You will need more ear protection, if you care for your hearing in the long run.
I've seen people say this all the time. Am I the only one who always doubles up on ear protection no matter what? Just curious as to what others do

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I've seen people say this all the time. Am I the only one who always doubles up on ear protection no matter what? Just curious as to what others do

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I double down, but most people who I shoot with don't. The only other precaution is not to shoot a whole arsenal in one session. The damage is cumulative. You can't block bone conduction.
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Something else to consider with ported or compensated guns. They are not worth a crap at night. In addition to the noise you will get excessive muzzle flash making a fast follow up shot difficult if not impossible. I say this from experience.



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