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TriggerFinger
11-14-2011, 13:45
Just a quick poll to see what out there more. Do you have the Glock 20 or the Glock 29?

Looking into picking one up when the 4th gen finally comes out, but not sure which. I'm leaning towards the smaller G29.

OregonG20
11-14-2011, 13:51
I have a G20SF

G29SF
11-14-2011, 13:55
Just a quick poll to see what out there more. Do you have the Glock 20 or the Glock 29?

Looking into picking one up when the 4th gen finally comes out, but not sure which. I'm leaning towards the smaller G29.

I have both the G20SF and G29SF. (If you aren't already familiar, the "SF" designation stands for "Short Frame". The distance between the trigger and the backstrap is a little bit smaller on the "SF" models. They are the same as their non-SF bretheren in all other aspects. You choose a "SF" or not based on how it feels in your hand.)

I bought the G20SF first and then the G29SF soon after. I think if I could only have one, it would be the G29SF due to its concealability. I will however keep them both as I can't live without either of them now that I have them. They are both bad-ass!

Both of mine are 2011 Gen3 models and both have no issues at all.

TreyG-20
11-14-2011, 14:00
G20 here

nood1es
11-14-2011, 14:04
G20 here

TNG19
11-14-2011, 14:05
If I had to choose one G20SF


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Taterhead
11-14-2011, 14:10
Gen 3 20

MarineHawk
11-14-2011, 14:42
20sf.

MinervaDoe
11-14-2011, 14:56
I have both. :dunno:

frankt
11-14-2011, 15:12
G29sf

Reboot
11-14-2011, 15:22
G20SF for now and hopefully I'll get the G29SF for my birthday next year. I'm making getting a "birthday Glock" a tradition.

arushus
11-14-2011, 15:26
g20sf

g29guy
11-14-2011, 16:42
G29 for me.

mnhogrider
11-14-2011, 16:47
G29 here.

ColGlocker
11-14-2011, 17:08
I have a 29sf.

michael e
11-14-2011, 17:11
The 29 first then the 20 was added, you will end up wanting more 10mms after you get one.

Special Reserve
11-14-2011, 17:41
g20 first. Great range gun but a little to big for me to carry so I had to add a g29 after to carry. But If I had to have only one I think I'd keep the g20. The g29 is a brick. I still carry it but sometimes I carry a g23 and it seems quite a bit thinner.

PBRLite
11-14-2011, 17:48
I have both, and wouldn't have it any other way.

leeward419
11-14-2011, 17:50
G20SF for now and hopefully I'll get the G29SF for my birthday next year. I'm making getting a "birthday Glock" a tradition.
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What a great idea!
I am doing that my next birthday

G20 here

07hemi4me
11-14-2011, 18:11
I own Two 10mm, a G29SF and a Colt Delta Elite

Jarhead FLSTI
11-14-2011, 18:15
I got the G20 first, then another one (ok, G20C), then a Delta Elite, then a G29, then an EAA Witness Match in 10mm.

10mm's are addictive. You can't have just one.

Kegs
11-14-2011, 18:22
G29sf!

igorts
11-14-2011, 19:07
G29sf and got G20sf today, which will get a new long slide soon

oceanbob
11-14-2011, 19:38
2 Glock 20ODs
1 Glock 20 black
1 Glock 20SF Longslide under construction
2 Glock 29ODs

I reload 10MM.

If I had to pick just one.........it would be the GLOCK 29.

Be well
Bob

4949shooter
11-14-2011, 19:43
20SF (newly acquired).

I have a buddy who has the 29, which he packs when he is bowhunting.

attrapereves
11-14-2011, 19:58
29SF here.

billybob44
11-14-2011, 20:03
Gen. 3--Glock 20.

blackgun556
11-14-2011, 20:05
2 hard to decide I got both!

PrecisionRifleman
11-14-2011, 22:50
G20sf

post-apocalyptic
11-15-2011, 00:11
I've got a pretty new G20-SF, (test-fired 6/16/11). The barrel wasn't long enough for me, so I picked up a Glock 6" Hunter barrel. This gets the 165gr JHP I like to shoot up to ~1520fps.

I'll be trying some 135gr noslers out of the 6" soon. They're rated for ~1600 fps from a ~4.6" barrel, so I figure they'll be movin along at ~1750fps out of a 6" barrel with polygonal rifling.

I'd like to get a G29-SF at some point, but it's hardly a priority. They're cool pistols, but the 20 is the pistol Glock designed around 10mm Auto. :cool:

For carry in the city, I'd rather go with a G26, (yet to be acquired), and use the G20-SF I've already got for woods and rural carry. Hopefully I'll be able to find a hybrid IWB holster that'll allow me to carry the G20-SF completely concealed, (little to no printing), in all but the lightest clothing, when I choose to. Regardless, I still want a 26. Those are cool little pistols. :supergrin:

ymmv.

21Carrier
11-15-2011, 00:24
I like pictures, so here is my vote:

http://i1104.photobucket.com/albums/h329/21Carrier/G29%20Pictures/IMG_1749.jpg

http://i1104.photobucket.com/albums/h329/21Carrier/G29%20Pictures/IMG_1852.jpg

I went with the G29 first. I already had a G21SF, and wanted a smaller carry gun. The G29 was perfect. Perfect for carry, and stupid powerful. That first 10mm Auto round that I lit off put me on the fast track to rock bottom. It wasn't long until my G21SF got a sex change. She went from a mild-mannered housewife to this:

http://i1104.photobucket.com/albums/h329/21Carrier/G20LS%20Pictures/IMG_1937.jpg

As you can see, the G21SF is no longer girly. Now it is a full nine inches of 10mm ass kicking. It is Chuck Norris in a gun. Now, I'm a week or two away from buying a S&W 1076 or Colt Delta Elite. Maybe both. 10mm is insanely addictive, especially if you reload. I'd go with the G29SF. To me (and even with large hands), the SF models feel better, even though I own and love a G29. The G29 is just more versatile. You can get 90% of the G20's ballistic power, and all of its capacity in a lighter, more carry friendly package. If you want G20 power, get an extended aftermarket barrel. Get your 10 on. No matter which you buy, you will love it. It will also fill in your bald spot and cure the cancer of some third world child. It's really that good.

Maine1
11-15-2011, 00:29
G-20 all the way.

Beanie-Bean
11-15-2011, 01:00
G20SF here

PrecisionRifleman
11-15-2011, 01:21
I've got a pretty new G20-SF, (test-fired 6/16/11). The barrel wasn't long enough for me, so I picked up a Glock 6" Hunter barrel. This gets the 165gr JHP I like to shoot up to ~1520fps.

I'll be trying some 135gr noslers out of the 6" soon. They're rated for ~1600 fps from a ~4.6" barrel, so I figure they'll be movin along at ~1750fps out of a 6" barrel with polygonal rifling.

I'd like to get a G29-SF at some point, but it's hardly a priority. They're cool pistols, but the 20 is the pistol Glock designed around 10mm Auto. :cool:

For carry in the city, I'd rather go with a G26, (yet to be acquired), and use the G20-SF I've already got for woods and rural carry. Hopefully I'll be able to find a hybrid IWB holster that'll allow me to carry the G20-SF completely concealed, (little to no printing), in all but the lightest clothing, when I choose to. Regardless, I still want a 26. Those are cool little pistols. :supergrin:

ymmv.


Pretty much the same rational as me. I just ordered a Lone Wolf 6.02" barrel that I hope to use to harvest a deer or hog with this upcoming weekend. I'll be adding a G29SF in the future, but for CCW I really like my Gen 4 G23.

post-apocalyptic
11-15-2011, 01:27
Pretty much the same rational as me. I just ordered a Lone Wolf 6.02" barrel that I hope to use to harvest a deer or hog with this upcoming weekend. I'll be adding a G29SF in the future, but for CCW I really like my Gen 4 G23.

Yep, close. Personally, I don't like compromise cartridges like the .40. I'd rather carry and fire a 9mm or .45ACP than a .40. 10mm Auto eclipses all 3 of those calibers.

If it's not 10mm, I'd prefer it be 9mm, (for the added concealability and capacity), or .45ACP, (proven deadly as hell against 2-legged threats, and .45+P rounds are impressive).

.40 is nothing more than 10mm Short.

ymmv. ;)

PrecisionRifleman
11-15-2011, 01:51
Yep, close. Personally, I don't like compromise cartridges like the .40. I'd rather carry and fire a 9mm or .45ACP than a .40. 10mm Auto eclipses all 3 of those calibers.

If it's not 10mm, I'd prefer it be 9mm, (for the added concealability and capacity), or .45ACP, (proven deadly as hell against 2-legged threats, and .45+P rounds are truly impressive).

.40 is nothing more than 10mm Short.

ymmv. ;)

I like the Gen4 G23, and its one of the few guns I have that my old lady is comfortable with using for self defense at home. Because of that I have found myself carry the G20SF to ensure she has something when I'm away.

Since the G20SF is large for daily carry (IMO), I will be adding a G29SF. There is nothing wrong with 9mm, but I prefer something more powerful and so does the old lady. I really like the 45 and liked my G30SF before it had all the problems, but since then I've become a big 10mm fan and the 10 does everything the 45 does and more. Add to that the fact that I can use the same die to load both 40 Short & Weak as I do the 10mm and well... it just makes sense.

post-apocalyptic
11-15-2011, 02:04
I like the Gen4 G23, and its one of the few guns I have that my old lady is comfortable with using for self defense at home. Because of that I have found myself carry the G20SF to ensure she has something when I'm away.

Since the G20SF is large for daily carry (IMO), I will be adding a G29SF. There is nothing wrong with 9mm, but I prefer something more powerful and so does the old lady. I really like the 45 and liked my G30SF before it had all the problems, but since then I've become a big 10mm fan and the 10 does everything the 45 does and more. Add to that the fact that I can use the same die to load both 40 Short & Weak as I do the 10mm and well... it just makes sense.

Yes, in your case it does make sense. Since I don't own any .40 pistols, I skip the caliber and plan to add a G26 and a G30 to my Glock collection within a year.

arushus
11-15-2011, 02:57
Im looking at getting a 26 as my next gun also...I really like how small it is, yet how accurate people say it is! Im trying to find a NIB OD26... I dont have a problem with 9mm, it is a proven self defense round, nothing compared to 10mm, but for urban environments, Im very comfortable with 9mm. Besides, if you have to defend yourself, the BG's dont care what you are shooting at them with, theyre either gonna tuck tail and run, or stand and fight. And if they stand and fight, I guarantee I can drop that ten rounds of 9mm on them just as fast as the gun can handle it! Wont be much left after that!

Glock Holliday
11-15-2011, 06:28
I started out with the 20SF and I liked it so much that I bought a 29SF the following month. I would buy a long slide (similar to my 34) if the factory made them.

You can't go wrong starting out with the 20 though.

JPP
11-15-2011, 06:58
G20SF

will buy a Gen 4 G29 when they come out

purrrfect 10
11-15-2011, 07:06
G 20 for me

CanyonMan
11-15-2011, 07:46
Got both and like both. Both shoot realy well and no complaints. I probably throw the G20 around and use it in the truck and on the ranch for a 'back up' to my 44mag/45LC more than i use the G29, but it too, is a great little piece.





CM

TriggerFinger
11-15-2011, 15:42
I see that more of you that responded went for the Glock 20 (sf) over the 29. Is it safe to assume that it's because of performance? Make sense to me to do so. Why go for 10mm performance and cut it short, unless cc'ing is a factor.

So... Outdoor, go with G20. CC, go for the G29.

PhotoFeller
11-15-2011, 16:09
Got both and like both. Both shoot realy well and no complaints. I probably throw the G20 around and use it in the truck and on the ranch for a 'back up' to my 44mag/45LC more than i use the G29, but it too, is a great little piece.





CM

How would you compare the .44 mag to your G20 in terms of recoil with standard loads?

I have a S&W 629 Mtn Gun, but have never fired (or witnessed) a 10 mm.

My plan is to buy a G20SF after a little more research. I like full size Glocks and I appreciate Glock prices for the quality and performance.

nickE10mm
11-15-2011, 18:22
I've owned two G29 (standard)'s but eventually sold both. I've owned an OD G20 (standard) but sold it, as well.

I recently bought a new G20SF and will not part with it again. Ever.

hubcap500
11-15-2011, 18:35
20sf g3

CanyonMan
11-15-2011, 19:35
How would you compare the .44 mag to your G20 in terms of recoil with standard loads?

I have a S&W 629 Mtn Gun, but have never fired (or witnessed) a 10 mm.

My plan is to buy a G20SF after a little more research. I like full size Glocks and I appreciate Glock prices for the quality and performance.


Amigo, the full house 10mm loads are nothing in recoil compared to full house 44mag loads. Now as we both know. Recoil is subjective. But, that said, I'll give you an example....


I can shoot the 10mm G20 with full throttle loads off and on all day long on the ranch for play time, and never a bother. If I take out any of my Ruger Vaquero's or SBH's or the S&W 629 4" with my full house loads in them, as crazy as I am, and as long as I been doing this with the magnums, (from a kid to now at 60 years old) I will not shoot full house loads even off and on all day (any more). Perhaps 60/80 rounds, of hard pounding full house stuff a day.

In the G20 with the Temp turned up on the loads, I can shoot as I said, mag full after mag full and do it as long as I want to. To me, there is NO big deal in the recoil department with either of these guns, but the soild truth is, the 10mm does not even compare to the 44magnum with a full trottle load in a same length barrel even.

The G29SF is a nice weapon for Conceal Carry, if a man wants to carry a 10mm. I have a few times, and see no problem with it at all even with an OWB fobus holster and untucked shirt when 'in town.' I can also carry the G20SF as well, but he goes Mex carry without a round in the chamber.

I 'personally' like the feel of the G20SF over my G29SF. I like the feel of the full size gun in my hand. Probably because my EDC 'when in town' is a M1911 45acp, and because I been carrying hog legs on the hip on the ranch forever...

If you can afford both, that would be nice. If you can carry the G20 with no problem all day ( i do not know your situation) and it not bother you, that IMO would be very good. Ya got more rounds, and a tad more sight radius. ;)

As for velocity. Not a large difference between the two, and this can be tailored through hand loading which I hope you do if you are going to get a 10mm. cause quality, reliable factory full house ammo is real scarce IMO. Buffalo Bore is the "only company," I reccomend to those wanting "reliable, quality, full power factory loads."


Here are three rounds, all my own hand loads for a comparison for ya.


L-R : 45colt 320gr Hard cast at 1225fps: 44 Mag 300gr Hard Cast at 1300+ fps: 10mm Hard Cast at 1200fps.

http://i869.photobucket.com/albums/ab256/yrag5951/stuff%20to%20share/0621000933-2.jpg


Now, those figures on the 44mag (which you ask about) can be changed to 1450 fps+ with a 250gr Keith HC bullet. You cannot pull any of this off with a 10mm as you know. Nice gun, but NOT a 44mag, or a 41 mag even, and never with heavy a grain bullet as these, at these velocities.

Have shot in almost 50 years of magnums countless rounds of big bore hog legs and maybe 14 years or something like that with the 10mm.

The 10mm is a great SD round on two legged stuff, and cougars and for deer and antelope, and real small pigs. Some have done 'more than this with the 10mm', and I am proud of them for it, but it is my 'suggestion' not to go beyond deer size game. I say this out of 25 years of guiding hunts, and my own experiences as well, not being a butt here man. :supergrin: Well maybe a little, but who cares.. haha !

So, if you can take +P in a 1911 45acp, or a full house 357 mag, and your 44mag MG, man you will have NO problem with the 10mm G20, or the little G29. I find them very pleasant and fun to shoot, and can do 'er all day with all he can stand.


Man, if your a gun guy, ( and sounds to me like ya sure are) and ya want either of these 10's, just pick one and go and have fun, and rest assured they just won't be hard to shoot. I do run in the G20 a 20# steel rod and recoil spring just to let ya know. The G29 at present has the stock spring. They both shoot smooth and pleasant 'to me.'

I think you'll find that this will be the relpy of all the old boys on here that know far more than I do about the 10mm Glock !


G20SF stock length LW barrel

http://i869.photobucket.com/albums/ab256/yrag5951/stuff%20to%20share/0815001252a.jpg

G29SF all stock (for now till I get the KKM barrel)

http://i869.photobucket.com/albums/ab256/yrag5951/stuff%20to%20share/1018001014a.jpg


Have fun, and good shooting.


This "novel" I just wrote sells for .25 in stores every where ! :supergrin: Whew....







CM

Hawkeye shooter
11-15-2011, 19:49
G20 SF here, it's my first Glock and I love it. Wouldn't mind trying out a 29 sometime though......

blastfact
11-15-2011, 22:31
G20,,,,, What is SF???? :)

Wolf Spyder
11-15-2011, 22:35
I have two Glock 20's both Gen 3.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v378/Wolf_Spyder/JW7E2576small.jpg

However, I am planning to chop the newer one of the two. I plan on calling it either the "Chopped 20" or maybe the "Glock 20-29" or maybe the "Glock 20 & a 1/2"...

arushus
11-15-2011, 22:54
Maybe you should call it the Glock 10....aside from obvious reasons, you could call it this since it will essentially be half of a 20...

Opie 1 Kenopie
11-15-2011, 23:59
29SF.

I may never use my other Glocks again!

Some Irish Guy
11-16-2011, 12:40
Glock 29 just for the ease of concealing it.

JimIsland
11-16-2011, 22:09
G20 gen2 and will purchase a G29SF gen4.

10mm Sonny
11-16-2011, 22:19
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f140/z07vette/G-200001a.jpg

Glockcubed
11-17-2011, 16:26
Both.:rock::rock:

MinervaDoe
11-17-2011, 18:12
I keep my 10mm Glocks together in a two gun case.
When I go to the range, as I lock their actions back and get ready to shoot, I sometimes catch myself saying, "Eeny meeny miny mo," to decide which one I shoot first.
:whistling:
Getting good with my Glock 29 has taken some time, but I have improved in the year that I have owned it. I still find the little subcompact version to be a lot more of a handful than its big brother. That said, I've shot it in PPC matches twice. One time, I put up a nice group (but with the wrong point of aim) and the other time I had lots of flyers.

I'm hoping that I get the G29 nicely bucked out in 2012, :supergrin: because it is an awesome piece of firepower in a small package.

B.Reid
11-17-2011, 22:11
I have the G20 why loose velocity with the shorter barrel. I sold all my other Glocks.

cowboywannabe
11-17-2011, 22:55
both 20 and 29.

if and when the time comes that i can retire from police work these will be my carry guns.

GTRhino24
11-18-2011, 00:06
Own and love them both. Something's just nasty about the G29 because no one expects that much boom from such a small gun. The G20 looks imposing.

9jeeps
11-18-2011, 00:29
G-29 since they became available
G-21 ditto;;;;; But added six inch drop-in 10mm BBL.

Keepers.

flyandscuba
11-18-2011, 07:49
G20SF plus extra 6" KKM barrel
G29SF plus extra .40 S&W & .357 Sig KKM barrels
G29 (up for sale)

cigarman454
11-18-2011, 18:01
G20sf

ghalm001
11-18-2011, 20:35
I have both i got the g20sf in trade for a g34 i liked it so much that i got the g29sf they r a blast to shoot and you cant go wrong i got a kydex holster in the trade that is so good i can conceal the g20sf with a tshirt from pj holsters i had all the 9mm line until i started in the 10mm now im going to start looking for an od g20 then on to a delta elite great guns and a great round ty Gary

Sierra9
11-18-2011, 22:32
G29, was my first Glock

TreyG-20
11-18-2011, 22:56
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f140/z07vette/G-200001a.jpg
Sweet Gen 2 you got there. And next time turn the calculator upside down and type 5318008

Angry Fist
11-18-2011, 22:58
You should check out some of the picture threads.

PrecisionRifleman
11-19-2011, 00:59
I have the G20 why loose velocity with the shorter barrel. I sold all my other Glocks.

I agree! I added an extended 6.02" barrel :supergrin:! I do like the G29SF for CCW though. I can't wait to add one to the family!

http://glocktalk.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=220482&d=1321663739
http://glocktalk.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=220481&d=1321663709
http://glocktalk.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=220483&d=1321663757

JTSmith
11-19-2011, 07:48
29SF here. Had a 29FF and sold it :p

CometPx4
11-19-2011, 14:56
I have just my G29 but i did buy an extended storm lake barrel for it which workt great. When i carry it in the field i put the longer barrel in to give me the extra velocity. It really gives me all of the advantages of the G20 but conceals better than the 20. I also use my extended barrel for hitting the steel gong out at 100 yards.

glock20c10mm
11-19-2011, 23:39
G29 (non SF) -

http://i154.photobucket.com/albums/s271/glock20c10mm/G29/G29-9-1-07001.jpg

http://i154.photobucket.com/albums/s271/glock20c10mm/G29/G29-9-1-07004.jpg

http://i154.photobucket.com/albums/s271/glock20c10mm/G29/9-4-08002.jpg

http://i154.photobucket.com/albums/s271/glock20c10mm/G29/9-4-07008.jpg

http://i154.photobucket.com/albums/s271/glock20c10mm/G29/G29-9-1-07018.jpg

Good Luck with the decision!:thumbsup:

arushus
11-20-2011, 00:56
Ive been wondering, are the G29's grips about the same circumference as the 20sf? Or is the 29sf gonna be closer to the same size grip as the 20sf? Basically I wanna know which 29 model I should go with since the 20sf fits my hand perfectly. I was thinking that since the 29 is a subcompact that perhaps the grip is naturally smaller than the 20's, and the 29sf would be even a smaller grip relative to the 20sf, I realize the height is obviously shorter, Im referring to all the other dimensions...

glock20c10mm
11-20-2011, 00:59
Ive been wondering, are the G29's grips about the same circumference as the 20sf? Or is the 29sf gonna be closer to the same size grip as the 20sf? Basically I wanna know which 29 model I should go with since the 20sf fits my hand perfectly. I was thinking that since the 29 is a subcompact that perhaps the grip is naturally smaller than the 20's, and the 29sf would be even a smaller grip relative to the 20sf, I realize the height is obviously shorter, Im referring to all the other dimensions...
Other dimensions are the same, SF only to SF, and non-SF only to non-SF.

arushus
11-20-2011, 01:04
Other dimensions are the same, SF only to SF, and non-SF only to non-SF.

Thanks! Looks like it is the 29sf for me! Course, there is that NIB OD 29 that I know of...decisions decisions

glock20c10mm
11-20-2011, 01:12
Thanks! Looks like it is the 29sf for me! Course, there is that NIB OD 29 that I know of...decisions decisions
Tell me about it...

Swamp Fox 10mm:

155gr XTP @ 1525 fps

or

180gr XTP @ 1400 fps.

What's a guy to do. Can't afford it both ways all the time.:shakehead:

igorts
11-20-2011, 01:26
http://i216.photobucket.com/albums/cc43/igorts/362f85b6.jpg


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4949shooter
11-20-2011, 06:03
Ive been wondering, are the G29's grips about the same circumference as the 20sf? Or is the 29sf gonna be closer to the same size grip as the 20sf? Basically I wanna know which 29 model I should go with since the 20sf fits my hand perfectly. I was thinking that since the 29 is a subcompact that perhaps the grip is naturally smaller than the 20's, and the 29sf would be even a smaller grip relative to the 20sf, I realize the height is obviously shorter, Im referring to all the other dimensions...

Arushus, my buddy has a standard G29. The grip isn't bad at all. If possible, my suggestion is to try and get a hold on both before you decide which one is better for you.

glock20c10mm
11-20-2011, 12:31
Arushus, my buddy has a standard G29. The grip isn't bad at all. If possible, my suggestion is to try and get a hold on both before you decide which one is better for you.
:agree:

PrecisionRifleman
11-20-2011, 16:10
http://i216.photobucket.com/albums/cc43/igorts/362f85b6.jpg


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That 29 looks good with the extended barrel and porting!

igorts
11-20-2011, 18:43
wish they make compact version instead of sub-compact, at least on a grip.