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Time To Chose But Which One

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by RinkRat, Jun 24, 2012.

  1. RinkRat

    RinkRat Member

    Jan 27, 2011
    OK so I’ve finally save up to get a 10mm for a new camping companion and it’s come down to choosing between a G20 or G29. But I’m puzzled as to which to choose :confused:

    Round capacity <they both use the same mags> and concealed ability aside.

    So if your looking at the G29 vs the G20 for woods carry how much of a real difference is the shorter barrel going to make in fps/ftlbs? Is it just enough to be on the safer side and get the longer G20 and take advantage of the few more you get, and about how many more could that be?

    I guess what I'm trying to ask is ... I know placement is King but say you have to use it for critter control and that first round isn't as critical of a wound as you'd like but it does hit your target. Would that little bit longer barrel of the G20 aid in delivering a more traumatic and deeper cavity wound possibly braking a bone or two more then the shorter G29 giving you a "passable enough" of an edge to get off your next barrage of follow-ups to do more damage?
  2. PabloJ

    PabloJ Senior Member

    Oct 17, 2010
    I would choose the compact as you can still use full length "sticks" in it.
  3. rcmodel

    rcmodel Member in memoriam

    Sep 17, 2007
    Eastern KS
    The 10mm's only claim to fame is velocity.

    I see no justifacation in weaking it to nearer a .40 S&W by using it in a 3 3/4" barrel when you can use it in a 4 3/4" barrel.

    Sure the velocity gain might be less then 100 FPS.
    But the reduced blast & muzzle flash will make a black bear in the dark easier to see for fast follow-up shots.

    For woods carry and camping, shortness and easier to carry is not a factor like it would be for CCW.

    If they made a 6" long-slide 10mm, thats the one I would buy for the woods.

  4. k4swb

    k4swb Member

    Sep 23, 2010
    The G20 will probably feel much better when shooting but the G29 will tote better when not.

    Unless I'm trying to conceal, I always prefer the bigger gun.
  5. el Godfather

    el Godfather Participating Member

    Feb 4, 2012
    Since its for woods and conceal carry is not an issue. G20.
  6. RinkRat

    RinkRat Member

    Jan 27, 2011
    Thank You for your posts

    Concealment doesn't figure into this because as I said it's for the woods, and I want to take full advantage of the 10mm's brawny strength so G20 it is

    It will be a complementing friend to my GP100 4" 357 for my wife and sons to carry

    They can pick which of the two they prefer and I'll carry the other

    Thanks again for your suggestive help :D

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