I have had my g20 about 2 years now. I like the gun and shoot it very well but I'm thinking of trading it off. I like alot about it. I shoot it well, its dead reliable, and I love being able to shoot 22lr and 40 sw with the same gun. After I have carried it in the field and around camp many times I have decided that I probably should have got the G-29. The reason is the long grip is uncomfortable with strong side carry when I sit down as it presses into the chair when sitting and by the end of the day causes my back to hurt(I have a serious back injury). While hunting and carrying the gun on my hip the g20 is fine but less weight would be better. When I carry it in a chest holster the dang grip is just a little too long and gets in the way of the calls around my neck and sometimes my long gun. In addition, while sitting with a chest holster its is too large with the barrel pressing into my gut and grip in the way again. I shoot the G20 so well that I think I can handle a 29 even though there is no place for the pinky. Aside from the issues of hauling such a large gun around there is a large area of the state that is lead free. There are no lead free loads suitable for defense from bear and hog backup. Why doesn't barnes make a 180 gr TSX!? Last there are no snake loads available. After running into a few rattlers this year and taking them out with my shotgun I thought if I would of had to let him live. I would really like my first round to be snake shot and this also provides a warning as blackbear usualy are not that aggresive and a loud noise is usualy all that is needed. So with all this in mind I'm considering trading the gun off for a G-29 or maybe moving up to a 44mag, 45 LC, or similar. what do you guys think? Ideal would be a g29 for the desert and a 44mag for bear country but I can't afford to be invested in 2 handguns. I also thought a 44 mag is very good for hunting and that could be cool. Downside is a 44mag is heavy and big. Wanna kill these ads? We can help!