Ok, so a few friends inspired me to turn my “loaded just in case safe queen” into a very flexible get-home gun.
So, here is the build out.
Glock 20 (10mm full sized), with a 9×25 conversion barrel and a 40 SW conversion barrel.
Given the wide-range of ammo I’m going to be launching, I selected adjustable night sights.
Here are the items I’ve bought for it so far.
It took me all of 15 minutes to swap out the sights. I get to zero them this weekend.
9×25 conv. barrel: https://www.lonewolfdist.com/Detail.aspx?PROD=954&CAT=241
40 SW conv. barrel: https://www.lonewolfdist.com/Detail.aspx?PROD=951&CAT=241
Glock 20 Serpa Holster: http://www.amazon.com/BlackHawk-Serpa-SpoRusseter-Holster-Glock/dp/B0027J6UUG/ref=sr_1_1?s=sporting-goods&ie=UTF8&qid=1409466688&sr=1-1&keywords=glock+20+serpa
My thought is, the g20 will likely be in a EDC pack, so I’d like it to be in a serpa with retention.
I decided NOT to get the 9mm conv. barrel, it sounded like too many IF IF IF, then it will work. My EDC is a 9mm, so by having it and the SW M&P 22 pistol…along with a G20…I’m all hooked up. I can resupply nearly any popular pistol caliber and be off and running!
captured spring: https://www.lonewolfdist.com/Detail.aspx?PROD=910&TERM=guide%20rod
With all this conversion back and forth, a non-captured spring it quite a PIA.
So, the big benefit is that I can use the same springs, magazines and in less than 1 minute swap between calibers.
My fav caliber is the 9×25, which has amazing ballistics that would help one “get home”. Think of a 10mm necked down to a 9mm or a 357 sig magnum. The 357 sig is a 40SW necked down to 9mm. The 10mm is able to carry a lot more powder.
Another pro is the 9×25 feels about like a 40 SW, so follow up shots are pretty quick.
The Glock 20 (G20) is a big frame and unless you have large hands, you may not feel comfortable.
Now I need to purchase a shload of 40 SW, but is that really a downside? 😉
My other get-home gun is a SW M&P 22 pistol. My wife and I both have these as planb guns, if we lost everything, we’d have these to get us by. I used to have a beaten-ed down 9mm XD to fill this role, but I like the fact that the 22 can do a lot for us.
1) carrying 300-400 rounds of 22 LR is easy
2) My kids can operate the MP 22 and my wife or I can operate the car, if needed.
3) One can dispatch small game and retain meat without wasting it.
4) Quick follow up shots at close range can be devastating.
My wife and I both have a backup M&P and “Foxy Tuck” holster in our “get-home kits”.
Combining the M&P 22 pistol with the Glock 20 (caliber of your choice selection) makes for a very mobile, discrete and flexible platform.
Again, make plans to train your kids; as they are on your team. Or perhaps you have a “walk-home-group” at work if you need to walk home, there is safety in numbers, even a moderately trained person can operate a M&P 22 pistol.