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Glock 29 Vs 27 as CCW

Discussion in 'Carry Issues' started by RailGun, Aug 27, 2011.

  1. RailGun


    Aug 26, 2011
    Humble, Tx
    I have been looking at a G29 or G27 awhile now and am about to purchase.

    Couple of questions.

    1. How does the 29 hold up shooting full power 10mm ammo ( I cant see shooting the milder stuff or I would just go for the 27 .40 S&W)? The reason I ask is I had several Colt Delta Elites (older version) and ran into slide issues, and what seemed to be accelerated wear on the pistol and am curious if Glock designed the 29 to shoot full the power loads. I tend to practice around 200-300 rounds a month and would use mostly the mild stuff for target use but also the full power stuff as it would be my SD ammo.

    2. I currently CC either a Colt Railgun (5" 1911) or a Sig P238 both in IWB holsters and wanted a pistol in between these 2 extremes and was wondering how the slightly larger frame of the 29 compares in CC IWB to the 27.

    I had previously owned a G26 and loved the pistol so I am somewhat familiar with carrying a G27 as it relates to its size, etc.

    Last edited: Aug 27, 2011
  2. txgunguy


    Dec 14, 2007
    DFW, Texas
    If you had a 26 you know the 27 is like. The 29 is definitely bigger. Imo it's too big for cc. Thats just me. I carried a 23 and still do sometimes.

  3. I carry a G27, lots of power in a small package. Bought it a year ago, haven't shot my G26 since.

    Contrary to what you read here recoil is not SNAPPY (what a silly word). Controlled double taps are easy w/the G27.

    Go for the MOST power in the SMALLEST gun.
  4. bushytail77


    Jan 25, 2010
    I have a G30(same dimensions as 29) and a G26. The 26 is easier to conceal quickly, while the 30 takes some thought on placement. The thickness of the 30 is definitely noticeable but not enough to make me keep it home.
  5. RailGun


    Aug 26, 2011
    Humble, Tx
    The width is my concern on the G29, I usually carry a full size 1911 which is thinner but much longer. Guess I will need to see what type of holster I might end up using. I normally use leather holsters which add a bit of thickness to the package, maybe I will look at Kydex holsters if I decide on the G29.

    Thanks for the input.
  6. michael e

    michael e

    Nov 20, 2010
    I carry a 29 with no issue. It only has 1k rounds threw it but no issues with ammo. If the 29 fits your hand better than the 27 go with it. I like the width of 29 better.
  7. J.P.

    J.P. Intergalactic

    Apr 6, 2002
    The G29 will hold up to anything you put through least the older models will.
  8. RailGun


    Aug 26, 2011
    Humble, Tx
    Good deal, the durability was my other concern. I am looking at Gen3 for this purchase.

  9. gatorboy


    Jul 26, 2001
    It's pretty nice
    If you know what size an M&P Compact is, it would be in between the 27 and 29. The slide is inbetween in width and length and it's closer in height to the 29. The 29 weighs about 3-4 oz. more. It shoots softer than the 27 IMO. For the average guy who does'nt reload, the 27 is sweet. If you do, the 29 would be worth it. I have and carry all three along with the 23. If you want the smallest the 27 wins. If the 29 and 23 will do it's really depends on if you want 13+1 of 40 or 10+1 of 10mm. They are very close in size and weight fully loaded.

  10. I have a 29 and a 26. Sold my 27's. The 26/27 size carries MUCH easier than the model 29 with its wide slide. I don't like to carry it although a great woods gun if you need its power.

    I am certain the model 29 will hold up just fine.
  11. DaScotsman

    DaScotsman D-FENS

    May 23, 2007
    KC, MO
    The 29 is basically the same length/height as the 19/23. It is .09" wider, tho. If you carry it OWB in any manner, you'll never perceive the difference.

    I have both. 200gr Hornady XTPs in the 29 are very manageable, and do not feel different than std 40s.

    The one place I've noticed the difference is in one-handed shooting. 27 is more challenging with the smaller grip.
  12. Angry Fist

    Angry Fist Dehumanizer® Lifetime Member

    Dec 30, 2009
    Hellbilly Hill
    Swampfox has some really hot ammo, and some of it is NOT recommended for the G29.
  13. Glock40man


    Feb 1, 2011
    The Midwest
    I like both, if you are used to carrying a 1911, the G29 should work for you. But to be honest, the thickness does take some getting use to.
  14. A good IWB will help a lot
  15. conch27


    May 17, 2011
    The 29 is nice and I love 10mm. The 27, 26 size is perfect for carry. Very comfortable and very shootable. I would and do side on the side of the 27.


    Apr 9, 2009
    10+1 of 10mm or 9+1 of 40sw, and the G23 and G29 are near the same size except width...I carry both and had a 27. Now I carry the G29 and with the right holster it can be done.
  17. RailGun


    Aug 26, 2011
    Humble, Tx
    After locating a local gun store with both a 27 and 29 on hand I bought the 27 as it was enough thinner to actually make a felt difference in IWB carry. They had a DeSantis Cozy Partner holster (what I use on my Sig P238) on hand for the 27 and the combo felt very good in a brief fit test.

    We went out of town for the weekend to my brother-in-law's (a LEO) and carried the 27 in the holster for most of the weekend along with the 3hr drive each way and was very pleased with my decision, really didn't know the gun was there.

    Thanks everyone for your input
  18. I own both but carry the G27 because it is smaller.
  19. Pred8tory

    Pred8tory Retired Copper Lifetime Member

    Apr 2, 2002
    Metro Cleveland
    I think the 29 would end up like my wonderful-shooting 30sf, a housegun. I carry the 27 just about all the time. I buy trousers from Cabelas that have roomy front pockets and carry it in a Kramer pocket holster sometimes.