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Glock 29 owners? Do you like?

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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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Have had and carried both. Still have the 29. As Willie said, recoil is MAYBE a bit more noticeable than a .45, but not enough to matter to me. I’ve shot the hottest loads from DT and Underwood, and while energetic, are nowhere near abusive. Weight is considerably less than a steel frame gun and easily carried, just requires a good holster and belt. I’ve even carried mine IWB, just use a good holster. I use Hornady Critical Duty 175’s or Sig 18 HP’s for defensive (people) loads.
 

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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 almost as old as the wheel.
with age, comes unfortunate gifts.
arthritic hands and wrists among those gifts, part of my reward for working 51 years.
the grip that sufficed for other calibers, needed work for 10mm.
revolvers don't care, semi auto cares a lot!
 

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I carry a G29 Gen 4 every day! I've been carrying it about a year or so. I was carrying a G30S. For me the G29 is no issue to carry. I use an Alien Gear Cloak Tuck 3.0 or a Zorn Wraith IWB holster. With a belt from the Beltman it's a piece of cake to carry. I'm an average size guy and it conceals well for me anyway.

I carry Underwood 165 grain JHP and at the moment I also carry a G20 magazine with DT 165 grain screamers. The G29 doesn't blink an eye with them. Recoil is really no worse than my G30S with Federal 230 grain HST.

Good luck! It's a very nice carry gun IMHO!
 

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My gen4 g20 is the most accurate handgun I own and have a few. Recoil is overrated even with oem rsa. I have a 29sf that is a great shooter and really accurate.


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Love my G29. It is my main carry gun, OWB. If I were ever limited to one single handgun, this would be it.

Can’t think of any gun that is more versatile. Can shoot factory .40 cal for $.23 per round, 10mm under $.30, or up to 800 ft-lb loads that could stop just about anything you are likely to encounter, especially given an 11 round capacity. Carrying 10+1 of Underwood 180 grain Speer bonded jacketed hollow points plus 2 extra mags is a lot of defense capacity, especially with Underwood Extreme Penetrators in one of the extra mags.

To be safe, I installed a 22 lb spring right off, and it has always worked.

It isn’t as concealable or light as a G26, even though on paper it looks close. It’s no pocket gun. I carry it in either a bike frame triangle bag or small waist pack when bike riding.

It has a small rail if you want to use a light or laser.

The recoil doesn’t bother me at all, but then I regularly shoot .50 AE and full power S&W .500. I can go shoot moderate power 10mm loads all day long. I’m just as accurate as using the G26.
 

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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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Love my 29. I carry it IWB with a basic kydex holster made by Stay Holstered. It's loaded with Underwood at all times. 165gr Gold Dots in town and 140gr Xtreme Penetrators in black bear country. Carries better than a 19 for my "body style". I did replace the spring with a 21# Wolff. Some of those Underwood's are powerful. Sig makes some decent FMJ ammo now too.
 

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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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I say G20 or better G40 for home defense and woods, P365 for carry.
 

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I had a G29 years ago. I liked it pretty well, but there were some things I didn't like about it: Fat, heavy, and a need for a mag extension in order to get a full grip on it. For me, that's ok on a baby Glock, but not on a compact one. And on mine, I had occasional light primer strike FTF's. I wasn't able to eliminate those completely, which was one of the reasons I sold it. That made it a no-go for me, for a defensive gun.

I found the recoil to be quite stout, but not punishing at all. Accuracy was just so-so for me. Adequate but not stellar by any means.

For someone who can only own one pistol, and needs it to pull both concealed street and also woods duty, I think a G29 is a good choice. But there are now other choices available for that, if you are willing to accept a little less power for the woods (like a G32, G33, G30S or G36 with really hot ammo). Everything, and I mean everything, is a compromise. I would not hunt with .357SIG or .45ACP, but I think they can pull duty as a defensive woods round if there aren't grizzly or moose.

When on my feet in the woods, I carry a G20. I can also carry it concealed, IWB, if I choose, but I don't, because I have other Glocks that are much better for that purpose. Accuracy is stellar, and recoil isn't punishing at all, even with hot Underwood.

It's undeniably better to have a Glock for every purpose you might need, but if you are limited by funds, you have to make your gun perform multiple duties. A G29 is pretty good at that role, if you need the power of 10mm.
 

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For me I wanted a woods gun. At the gunshop I layed the 29 on top of the 20 and was surprised of how little difference there was between the two. Looking at them separately the 20 looks so much bigger. With the 20 the full size grip, higher capacity, and longer heavier slide would help in the hotter 10mm loads I bought a 10mm for.
I bought the 20 and am glad I did. I carry it in a horizontal shoulder holster while bow hunting and hardly notice it.
 

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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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Keep in mind that of the Gen 3 full size Glocks, The G20, G29, G21 and G30, these guns are available in the SF (short frame) configuration and fit some people's hands better.

The Gen 4 guns have interchangeable backstraps and with the smaller backstrap are the same as the SF models.

You should try a Gen 4 at a gun store where they will let you try different backstaps. I have a Gen 3 SF and I'm very happy with it. It fits my hands perfectly but the standard Gen3 did not. I actually bought the standard frame gun first and then sold it after I discovered the SF model and bought the SF.

The Glock is the absolute best platform for the 10mm. Cost, capacity, reliability, and versatility are what make it number one. I know of no other 10mm that can reliably and accurately fire 40 S&W ammo and there are more aftermarket barrels in different calibers available for the Glocks than any other manufacturer. Lone wolf doesn't make as many conversion barrels as they used to but many are still available used. By adding a longer barrel you gain velocity.

Additionally the Glock with it's wide grip and flexible polymer frame, handles recoil better than any steel framed gun. I shot a Tangfoglio Witness 10mm and I liked it but it's a heavier gun than the Glock and it's DA/SA which I don't like.
 

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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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