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I’m going to go against the grain and recommend the G29 over the G20.

Why? The platform is more versatile. It will accept a weapon light or laser. Shorter in overall height than a G19 with flush mag. Accepts grip extensions and factory OEM 15 round G20 magazines for a reload or home defense.

Smaller footprint and somewhat lighter than the G20. Concealed or not, the G29 is simply easier to carry.

Aftermarket extended barrels will get you to G20 ballistics and beyond for the G29, if needed. Personally, I think Buffalo Bore 200 grain hardcast out of a G29 is a great woods combo, even from the 3.78 inch barrel.

For general field use or carry, G29.

For dedicated handgun hunting, G40 with MOS capability.
 

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What 40 Mike Mike said above.

I have the G29 and my son has the G40. I can put a lone wolf 6 inch barrel on my G29 and it becomes just as accurate and hard hitting as the G40. My son and I have stood side by side and exchanged weapons. If you don't look at the weapons the G29 with the six inch barrel feels just like the G40.

There is nothing you can do to the G40 make it as easy to cary as the stock G29.

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It might be ugly but it works.
If Glock offered a factory G29 with MOS capability, I wouldn’t even consider the G40. I love your setup btw! Super cool man 😎
 

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I have both a G29 and a G20. Both are great guns and you can't really go wrong with either. I carry my G29 much more than I do my G20. Regardless of what folks say about the size difference, the G29 is much easier to carry, especially CC.

You will get a reduction in velocity with the G29 over the G20, but still quite a force to be reckoned with in the outdoors, or the streets.

With two of my favorite handloads, this is what the difference is between my G20 and G29.

- 180 XTP/9.5 Longshot (OAL 1.260) = 1378 fps (G20) 1277 (G29)

- 200 TCFP/8.4 Longshot (OAL 1.250) = 1282 fps (G20) 1193 (G29) NOTE: Missouri Bullet Co., “Steeler” Brinell 18
So, basically you loose 100 FPS to the G20. Not too bad considering the much smaller footprint.

The real question, how is the recoil compared to the G20 with hotter handloads or Underwood / Buffalo Bore?
 

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After much consideration, I ordered the G29 SF online for $530 and a couple hundred rounds of 200 grain 10mm Federal HST. A friend of mine averaged 1,075 fps from his G29.4 with OEM barrel. 500 ft lbs of energy + from a factory HST load is pretty cool.

The factors that led to my decision of choosing the G29 over the G20/40:

I much prefer the compact/subcompact weapon in a wide variety of calibers that is easier to conceal, lighter and more comfortable to carry.

I don’t really chase energy numbers. I also believe that 180 grains much above 1,250-1,300 fps from a stock 10mm Glock compromises on the reliability & functionality of that weapon.

The fact that it also accepts a WML and G20 magazines + extensions is just icing on the cake.
 
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