Glock G20 vs G29

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  1. AK_Maine_iac

    AK_Maine_iac Member

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    I have decided that i do want a 10mm Glock. Now i can't make up my mind on which one. Having large fat hands. I can not find any shop locally that has both of them to compare. In fact all i have found has been the G20.
    Any help will be appreciated. It will be a cc weapon.
     
  2. gofastman

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    G29sf, end of thread :D

    anyway...
    the 10mm is a great round, welcome to the club!

    I would recommend the SF version of either gun, its just a better size, and I wear XXL gloves.

    the 20 is too big, IMO for a CCW.

    The 29 is still pretty big, almost the size of a Glock 19, but I wouldn't want to go any smaller for full power 10mm rounds.

    either way you'll end up with both eventually. ;)
     
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    Thanks
    I am not very small myself. 6'3" 289 lbs. At this time i cc an XD40 full size service with no problems.(IWB) That is why i want to go smaller, but in 10mm.
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    I would recommend the SF version of either gun, its just a better size, and I wear XXL gloves.

    the 20 is too big, IMO for a CCW.
     
  4. rxspeed88

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    im 6'3 about 235 lbs. i carry the 29 in a comptac minotaur iwb. i can conceal it just fine. I suggest the sf frame too. The grip is just massive otherwise. I also have the glock 21 which is the same frame and such as the 20 and its also the SF model. The 10mm is an awesome caliber. You can load it from .40 (short and weak) power to .41 magnum power. IMO there isnt a better ccw pistol if you can manage the recoil. If you want to carry it daily, get the 29. If you want something to carry in the woods, say, OWB or in a drop leg, get the 20. Either way i think you will be happy.
     
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    I conceal a G20sf everyday, and I am 5'8", 165lbs. It isn't difficult. I love a full size gun filled with atomic booolits.
     
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    I'll agree with the SF preference, as I have the G20SF and the G29SF.

    Either can be carried concealed depending on your (and your state's) definition of concealed. If you prefer 100% undetectable in all postures from all angles, the 20 might be a bit big. If you don't really care so much, then a loose shirt or coat will do.

    I've owned three Glocks in my life- a first generation G17 (1986), the G20SF, and the G29SF. The G29SF is hands down the most accurate of them all right out of the box.

    EDIT to add: You will need the little pinky extension as seen in the photo, those are not standard (but should be).

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    You can always make your 29 grip longer, you're stuck with the length of the 20 grip.

    Unless you are comfortable chopping it to the same length as the 29.
     
  9. AK_Maine_iac

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    I am confused now. Could someone tell me what the G29sf model is? I have checked the Clock Home page web sit. All i can find id G20 G20C G29 G29c models. They do say some thing about sf model but do not advertize or show any. Is it something you have to special order or what? :confused: Is the sf an older generation model?
    I have decided it WILL be the G29 and will be ordering an after market barrel so i can use hard cast lead bullets if needed. I do reload and cast my own for other calibers.
     
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  10. Mainsail

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    SF stands for Short Frame. Glock trimmed a tiny bit off the front and back of the grip, which surprisingly makes a big difference in how the gun feels in your hand. The non SF versions have been described as feeling like a 2x4 in your hand. Definitely try to grope one of the SF versions before you buy, or just buy it based on the recommendations here. I've never heard of anyone unhappy with the SF.
     
  11. gofastman

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    It should be noted that the SF frames are not small by any stretch of the imagination.
     
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    I have no problem with the normal frame/grip of the G20/21 or G29/30. I do have one Glock 20SF (on my 10MM loneslide) and it fits nicely as well. I have big hand and big socks.
     
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    I am not able to grip the standard frame well enough. The SF frame is perfect for my hand. I always wanted a 20 but it never fit my hand right until they took off just a smidge. The gun is awesome. In my state, there is no need to keep it utterly hidden. So if I do print, it doesn't matter. But, I use smart carry and noboby knows I have a nuclear boolit machine in my skivvies.
     
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    Actually the GLOCK website isn't as easy to navigate as it could be......

    But here is the link for the G29SF

    http://us.glock.com/products/model/g29sf
     
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    I agree go with the 29. (or 29SF as you like). One month ago I was in your same boat. What put it over the edge for me was the comparisons of ballistics for the 20 and 29's barrel length on ballisticsbytheinch and the fact that the 29 can accept fullsize 20 mags. (and mine came with the Pierce Grips extension at no extra cost from the distributor).

    The 29 can do almost everything the 20 can do in a smaller package. The only reason in my mind to get a 20 is ergonomics (if the 29 is simply to small for you to hold on to) or if you plan on doing some hunting and your state has some silly rule about hand gun barrel length. The 20 is only only one which accepts the 6 inch barrel.

    That said, in the same range session that I shot my 29SF, I shot my fullsized 9mm EAA witness and while the 10mm had more umph, it was not the uncontrollable boogie man that the FBI made it out to be.

    Buy the 29 (with the pierce grip extension), get a full size 20 mag and you'll be a happy camper.
     
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    I cc a G20sf daily without too much trouble, iwb in a comp tac infidel.
     
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    I have a G20SF and a G29. I'm wearing the G29 right now in a Milt Sparks VM2, which alogn with a good gun belt, makes a phenomenal rig. It hides and wears really well, just as good as the G27 and same model holster I have.

    Now I also have a G21. The SF frame is a lot more comfortable if you ask me. The regular one feels a little large, but the SF frame feels just right to me. The G29 I have is regular, but I don't complain --I've never felt the SF version though.

    For carry, definitely the G29, no doubt about it. Get G20 mags as backups though, and get those pinkie extensions for your carry mags. I agree, they should be stock on this pistol.

    I think the G29 is easier to shoot and handle than the G27 is, and I've heard my friend's 16yo daughter say the same. That particular day, she was shooting 200's in the G29 at the same speed as 180's in G27. It handles heavy loads very well too, and I find that the G29 is just a more accurate pistol than the G27 is.

    I love mine, and I think it is one of the best compact carry pieces out there. Certainly doesn't have any competition. It is just as reliable as any other Glock too. For a carry load, I like 180gr. Gold Dots at between 1100 and 1200fps. That is the actual speed from the actual pistol, not a box number. Not bad for a compact, and they are pretty accurate loads too. XTP's are a good 10mm round and super accurate, but they also penetrate more than just about any other round --I've heard of 200gr. XTP's loaded hot plugging up and going a few FEET in gelatin. So I only use the Gold Dots to be on the safe side for carry, they are soft and are known for expansion. Don't worry about penetration with a 10mm, you don't need to at all as long as you don't use 135's (which are known for just fragmenting at 10mm speeds, but also known as good target loads).

    But yeah, for carry you want the G29, not the G20. Obviously both aren't bad either. 10mm is addictive, so you'll need to load if you don't, and since you'll be doing that you'll need the Smith and Wesson 1006 so you can shoot nuclear handloads. At least it all worked out like that for me. 10mm is a great do it all round, it really is, from mild to wild, and you really can't go wrong with any of the defensive loads, even the watered down stuff (which is kind of what you want).
     
  18. AK_Maine_iac

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    Thank you fellow members.
    I have made up my small mind. It is going to be the G29. Now the hard part saving up my pennies to get it.

    Thanks again. You have been a big help.
     
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    Congrats. I am hopefully getting a G20SF next week. I always heard they were expensive to shoot and hard to find ammo for. My local gun store happens to keep a pretty good stock and after a little research I realized 10mm practice ammo isn't much more than 45 ACP.
     
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