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willtim

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I'm going to buy a G20 for bear protection. They make a Gen 4 and a SF(short frame). Which one and why? Thanks
 

Rob5589

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Frame wise, the gen 4 without an added back strap is the same depth as a gen 3 sf.
 

Mak44

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Get the G20 Gen 4.

The Gen 4 has a redesigned/ more aggressive grip texture (Gen 3 is more of a smooth texture). Gen4 comes with backstraps to fit different size hands. It has an enlarge magazine release and comes with 3 magazines instead of 2 with the Gen3.

I have a Gen2, Gen 3 and Gen 4 in different models. I prefer the grip texture of the Gen4. If possible, I recommend holding them at your LGS.
 
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chadcharb

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If your buying it for a woods/ bear gun I would definitely go with a full size grip
 

TheGDog

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I'm going to buy a G20 for bear protection. They make a Gen 4 and a SF(short frame). Which one and why? Thanks
If you're in Kalifornistan... they only sell the SF here. Because of that stupid Handgun Roster BS.
 

Desk Jockey

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The above is very good advice, particularly if you've never handled one before.
2nd this. The 20 is a beefy grip. The sf may fit you better if you have smaller hands Or prefer a shorter LOP.
 
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