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Glock 20sf or Glock 29sf?

Discussion in 'The 10 Ring' started by eagle00, May 14, 2012.

  1. eagle00

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    I'm trying to decide between the G-20sf & the G-29sf. The differences in length are the 20 is ~1" longer and the 20 weighs 3oz more, and also ~1" greater in height. I'm not so much concerned with using it for concealed carry. Some people have told me the 20 is much better at handling the recoil than the 29. Is this difference significant enough to make anyone choose the G-20 over the G-29? Any and all thoughts are welcome. Thank you!
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  2. chemboy

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    A recoil difference? Sure is. Especially with hot stuff like Buffalo Bore.
    However, in my experience, when shooting stuff like 200gr at 1000fps or 180gr at 1150 or so, you won't notice a huge difference in recoil betwixt the two.

    The size difference, IME, is more noticeable than what the L/W/H dimensions would suggest-guess what I am trying to say is that the 20 and 29 are very different guns.

    You need at least one of each.
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    Last edited: May 14, 2012

  3. alwaysshootin

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    Have both in the non-SF versions. I notice little or no difference in recoil, certainly, not enough for it to matter, IMHO. If carry is not your primary concern, get the G20, especially if woods carry is in the forecast. Ballistics are slightly elevated with the 20. About recoil, if you have shot hot loads out of a 1911, especially from an officers model, it's just slightly, a more sharp, recoil. Have been shooting 10MM almost exclusively for the last year and a half. Really have little use for shooting any other caliber. It's just me! I reload, and when I sit at my bench, and look at the filled ammo cans of 9, 40, and 45, it's 10's I'm working on!:cool:
     
  4. alwaysshootin

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    Ain't that the truth!:supergrin:
     
  5. nickE10mm

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    If you EVER plan on carrying the pistol in the summer with lighter clothes (ie, shorts, t-shirts, etc), get the G29, no question. You could get away carrying either during the winter months.

    If you want to use for hunting, target and range but NO summer carry and if your primary purpose with the pistol is a target, hunting, range, home defense pistol... get the G20. You get five more rounds in the mag and a longer barrel.

    Either way, you will eventually get both, or at least will buy both and keep the one you REALLY like. Most of us keep both, though. :cool:
     
  6. texas 48

    texas 48 Gold Member

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    I you want a woods and carry gun you can have both with the 29. KKM makes a 4.6 inch barrel for the 29 for 175 delivered. Great barrel and has been 100% for me.
    For summer carry the 29 with stock barrel, for woods put the KKM barrel in. Best of both worlds.
    I have the 20sf and the 29sf with a couple of KKM barrels. Recoil is a little better with the 20 but not enough to make a huge difference.
     
  7. bac1023

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    Like others said, if you're going to carry it the 29 is the way to go.
     
  8. 67November

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    While others have stated the benefits of each platform, the two viable answers should be obvious by now:

    a) either
    b) both

    YMMV
     
  9. If you're not concerned about concealed carry, then the 20SF is the way to go... but as the others have said, no matter which one you buy, you'll want the other one too. :wow:
     
  10. Maine1

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    I like the 20 OVER the 29. Grip just feels too subby after so many years with the full size. I EDC it year round. No big beal, guys are lugging 1911's that cost four times as much, and carry half the rounds with not issues.

    grip and sight radius are worth it, IMO.