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Thinking of buying one; just want a hand cannon without being as big as a desert eagle. I've always liked the idea of a 10mm auto. It seems like a lot of Firepower. Would like to here some owner testimonials? Would you consider recoil moderate, heavy, or abusive? Thanks.

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I had one previous. At the time with fullpower loads, a recoil spring upgrade was recommended. I only got rid of it due to cost to shoot. If you reload ymmv. I liked the gun though. One handed shots from an unconventional (knocked down , injured etc.) might be difficult. Imo this is a training issue but again cost to shoot comes into play. All in all excellent 10mm though. Doubletap was the heavy hitter at the time along with ga arms. There might be more fullpower factory loads available now.
So most factory loads don't require spring upgrade? Also, so far, I haven't seen factory loads in any bullet weights other than 180gr. Are there lighter weights available in Factory loads?

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I went to DT for some heavy loads. Woods carry

Loaded my own for range use or civilian carry.

It's been retired now for a while. I'm getting to old to mess with it. But will never sell as it was a gift from my wife.
I mainly just want to have access to something more powerful than 9mm if I ever feel the need. Not necessarily going to shoot it a lot. Thanks for the replies

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I have the full size Glock 20 and I consider the recoil to be very moderate even with the heavy Doubletap, Underwood, and Buffalo Bore loads. Compared to a 44 magnum revolver the 10mm Glock is a *****cat.

With most standard loads in the G29 I would not imagine the recoil to be any big deal at all. Glocks, with their wide. hand-filling grips and their flexible polymer frames do a very good job of handling recoil and the G20, G21, G29 and G30 are the largest heaviest guns Glock makes.

I prefer the 20 to the 29 for woods carry because I see no need to carry concealed in the woods where I live. It just isn't unusual to see someone carrying a gun in the woods in Eastern Washington and it makes sense to do so and a gun is more accessable carried in a hip holster.

For concealed carry in urban areas I carry a G23 or smaller.

My Glock 20SF is one of my all time favorite handguns.
Wow, I bet the G20 handles the 10mm a little better than the G29, being a more full size pistol. I just need to handle to both and make a decision. I like 1911 style also but Glock beats them on capacity.

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I like my G29 a lot. I have never needed any spring upgrade to shoot the hottest loads, some of my reloads are hotter than the Underwood offerings. Recoil is substantial on my hottest loads, but nothing like a full house Magnum revolver or even snubby .357's. I use mine for woods carry mainly.

You can shoot standard 40S&W from your stock G29, so plinking and range fun is very reasonable. I have 10's of K rounds of 40 cased ammo through my 10mm Glocks.
Can't wait to handle one; I may wish to have the bigger G20. There's just no way to tell until I feel them in my hands. I have fairly big hands. I wear XL gloves. I really like the Sig p220 Hunter in kryptec camo but it's $1600 and it's only single stack capacity.

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I had one, and while I'm a fan of the 10mm, I could never really warm up to the G29.

The G29 generally shot any given load around 100 fps slower than a full-sized 1911.

Recoil was just fine. No issues there. I mostly used mags with the basepad extension, so I could grip with all of my fingers. But it would occasionally pinch my pinkie in the gap between the grip and base pad - which is an issue I do not have with the G27. Probably has more to do with my hand size than anything.

My biggest issue was that I never found a comfortable way to carry the gun. A G20 was fine. And where the G20 is just as chunky as the G29, it's larger in height and length. I think it was a matter of spreading out the width over a wider area. Where the G29 is fat and short, so the bulk hits you all in one spot. Not sure if I'm making sesne or not.

I just couldn't find a comfortable way to carry it. A thinner full-sized, all steel 1911 was more comfortable for me. So that's what I stuck with.

YMMV
I still haven't ruled out 1911. And I do love the feel of a steel frame.

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The G29 was my first carry gun. I gave up on lugging it around after a year because it is too wide and too heavy. I'm not a small guy at 6' 1" and 200 pounds, but this thing is always in the way and drags your pants. The short grip isn't nice either, not even with the pinky extension on the mags.

If I wanted to carry 10mm again, I would get a full size G20, that will offer me much better ergonomics, more rounds and faster follow-up shots while being the same width and being not much heavier.

The G20 is also a great basis for home defense.

The G29 is my under-the-pillow gun these days. I carry a G42, because that is the size and weight I can manage to carry all day long if needed. It will be most likely replaced with the new Sig P365 which offers 9mm +P and double the round count in a not much bigger package.
Waiting on the Sig P365 myself. I think you guys got me talked into a full size 10mm. I have carry guns. I'm 6'2 and 200. I just want a cannon, you never know; one day you may look out your front door and find that your yard is full of zombies. Lol

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gateway Glock was G20.
G29 followed soon after.
had the G29 MagNaPorted, personal preference, not necessary.
both do fine with OEM RSA.
these pistols recoil similarly to their 45 ACP cousins.
they required me to become better fundamentally, and focus on technique.
i became a better shooter.
they are my favorite handguns.
I can see how it can force you to hone your fundamentals. Saw a guy shooting one on YouTube, a 29; at first he was just over POA and then he started drilling the plates.

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I am a small guy 135 lbs I find the recoil moderate -I like it for woods carry or if I need more firepower than the 42 which is my everday carry .I have owned the 40 MOS and the 20 ,sold them both ,for me the 29 is the best solution
I like the idea if the 29; and some people probably think if its going to weigh 26 oz then why even try to be compact. Myself, I feel I will know much more after I handle both the 20 and the 29.

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I went with the 20 mainly for capacity and a little more velocity. I did think the larger gun would handle the powerful load better; however the videos I have seen of men firing the 29; it looks very manageable. Another thing is I don't like short grips I like to put my full hand on a grip.

I can actually legally hunt with a G20 in my state as per a new regulation which added two calibers to the handgun regulations. 10mm and 40s&w. 4 inch barrel minimum and I do not believe there are capacity restrictions in Indiana. I could find nothing in the book but I will call the deer hotline and confirm. Not that I want to hunt deer with it but it would be handy to carry while checking cameras during season just in case I jump a buck. At least I would have something and it would be legal.

But I actually thought of purchasing a 29 also. Why have one when you can have them both?

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Well, I have both the G20 and G29 and other than length and height, they are basically the same gun...well, they do use different barrels.

I've velocity tested both using Underwood ammo, and I remember the UW 155gr JHP from the G20 posting right at 800 lb-ft of energy, and the G29 posting 700 fpe. Now, say what one will about what the 155 gr JHP is ideally suited for, but whatever that is, from a G29 it will deliver the energy!

As for cost to shoot, yes 10mm ammo is more costly than non-magnum ammo, just as is the case with all other calibers, however the FBI in collaboration with S&W was nice enough to bring use the .40 S&W which feeds and functions absolutely perfectly from both G20 and G29 without even doing a barrel swap. Last time I bought .40 it was name-brand Remington 165 gr FMJ-TC rated to 484 lb-ft of KE...that's some pretty serious power for $16/box of 50.

Another thing about the G29 is that it can be "upsized" by simply installing a longer barrel and G20 magazine. So you have both a highly concealable 10mm that can also be used for open carry in the field if desired.

As for recoil, IMO recoil from the 10mm Glocks of both sizes is pretty mild even with Underwood ammo. I'd rate it no harder than that of a 9mm fired from an 18 ounce pistol, but probably less "snappy" feeling.
That's good info. I wouldn't want to get shot by either!!!

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If you guys keep it up, you're going to have me buying a Glock 29 tomorrow. and I already bought a Glock 20.

I'm with ya though, having a Glock 10mm does give you a good feeling.

You never know what you might come up against. A Bengal tiger might have escaped from a zoo nearby. All this guy had is a stick.




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