The Glock 29 and the Glock 20 are very comparable pistols, but we decided to throw in the Glock 40 for the largest of Glock 10mm pistols. For those of you that have never shot a 10mm, this blog will help you to make the best possible choice between the 3 10mm pistols. Of the 3 pistols, the Glock 20 is the most popular amongst the 10mm because it’s like the Goldilocks porridge of the 3. For those who don’t know about the 3 bears, the Glock 20 is just the right size, length, weight, and capacity. If you’re looking for the best platform to add a red dot sight to, that will be the Glock 40 MOS. 

Glock 29

The Glock 29 is a 10mm Auto pistol that is the only pistol on the list that can be used as a CCW. The Glock 29 features a 3.78″ barrel and an overall length of only 6.97″. Normally the overall length is the biggest indicator for a CCW, however, the height of the pistol (4.53″) should also be considered. For example, the height of the pistol could mean the difference between the pistol showing in your shirt and exposing your pistol if you bend or raise your arms. Anything more than 5″ in height increases your chances of exposing your pistol, which can get you in trouble in more liberal areas. The Glock 29 has a magazine capacity of 10 rounds (standard) with an option for 15 rounds. This gives you more than enough opportunity to hit your target and transition if need be. The trigger pull is 6.29 lbs force with a trigger distance of 2.8, which is great for such a powerful gun. Of the 3 pistols on this list, however, the Glock 29 is going to have the most felt-recoil and muzzle flip because of its smaller size. 

Specs:

Weight  1.52 lbs
Weight w/unloaded mag 1.68 lbs
Weight w/loaded mag 2.04 lbs
Height 4.53 inches
Barrel Length 3.78 inches
Overall Length 6.97 inches
Slide Length 6.77 inches
Caliber 10mm Auto
Magazine Capacity 10/15
Trigger Pull Weight 28 N/ 6.29 lbs of force
Overall Width 1.38 inches
Slide Width 1.12 inches
Trigger Distance 2.85 inches
Line of Sight (Polymer) 5.91 inches
Line of Sight (steel) 5.87 inches
Line of Sight (GNC) 5.83 inches
Safety Safe Action
MSRP  $580.00

 

Where Can I Buy The Glock 29?

  1. Palmetto State Armory
  2. Gun Broker
  3. RK Guns

 

Glock 29SF 10mm

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Glock 20

The Glock 20 is the most popular Glock 10mm pistol because it’s essentially the middleman in regards to weight, length, and width for the 10mm pistols. The Glock 20 is a little more than 1 full inch longer than the Glock 29 and a half-pound heavier. Since the Glock 29 is a CCW chambered in 10mm they had to make the pistol overall wider to accommodate the heavier and more powerful bullets (slide width is the same). The Glock 20 is thinner because it has a longer frame and is not really meant for a CCW application. Both the Glock 20 and the Glock 40 can be used as an open carry pistol, but are just too big for a CCW. With a full inch long line of sight, the Glock 20 is going to be more accurate than the Glock 29 and have less felt recoil and muzzle flip. 

Specs:

Weight 780 g | 1.72lbs
Weight w/unloaded mag 870 g | 1.92 lbs
Weight w/loaded mag 1130 g |2.49 lbs
Height 4.53 inches
Barrel Length 117 mm | 4.61 inches
Overall Length 8.07 inches
Slide Length 7.60 inches
Caliber 10mm Auto
Magazine Capacity 15
Trigger Pull Weight 28 N/ 6.29 lbs of force
Overall Width 1.34 inches
Slide Width 1.12 inches
Trigger Distance 2.85 inches
Line of Sight (Polymer) 6.77 inches
Line of Sight (steel) 6.73 inches
Line of Sight (GNC) 6.69 inches
Safety Safe Action
MSRP  $599.00


Where Can I Buy The Glock 20?

  1. Palmetto State Armory
  2. RK Guns
  3. Gun Broker

Glock 20 Gen 4 10mm Pistol, Gray

 

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Glock 40 Modular Optic System (MOS)

The Glock 40 MOS is specifically designed as a hunting pistol for either self-defense against bears in the Northwest or actually hunting hogs on the east coast. The slide and overall length of this pistol make it impossible to use as a CCW. The Glock 40 is lost 1.5″ longer than the Glock 20, which really helps with reducing muzzle flip and felt recoil. I highly recommend the Glock 40 for Alaskans or hunters in Wyoming or Montana that have to consider large predators, such as wolves and Brown Bear while hunting. The Glock 40 is made as a MOS model for easy and quick red dot installation. You can use many red dot sights with the Glock 40, but I believe the Trijicon RMR is by far the best for this gun. Another great feature for the Glock 40 over the Glock 20 and Glock 29 is the lighter trigger pull (5.4 lbs) and longer sightline. These features ensure that you’re going to be more accurate with a quicker target acquisition time than any other model. 

Specs:

Weight 915 g | 2.02 lbs
Weight w/unloaded mag 1005 g | 2.22 lbs
Weight w/loaded mag 1265 g | 2.79 lbs
Height 4.53″
Barrel Length 6.02 inches
Overall Length 9.49 inches
Slide Length 9.02 inches
Caliber 10mm Auto
Magazine Capacity 10/15
Trigger Pull Weight 24 N/ 5.4 lbs of force
Overall Width 1.34 inches
Slide Width 1.12 inches
Trigger Distance 2.85 inches
Line of Sight (Polymer) 8.31 inches
Line of Sight (steel) 8.27 inches
Line of Sight (GNC) 8.23 inches
Safety Safe Action
MSRP  $699.00
 
 
Where Can I Buy The Glock 40 MOS?
  1. Palmetto State Armory
  2. Gun Broker
  3. RK Guns

Glock 40 MOS 10mm 6" Pistol

 

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Winchester Defender 10mm

The Winchester Defender is one of the most carried personal defense bullets in our country. A 10mm is already a heavy round with a force close to the .357 magnum, so going with the 180 GR is perfect for a Glock. As a self-defense round, the Winchester Defender is phenomenal because the bonded jacket ensures deeper penetration with the wider expansion of a hollow point. In short, you shoot something with this bullet and you’ll destroy your target.

Specs:

Caliber: 10mm
Bullet Type: Bonded Jacketed Hollow Point
Bullet Weight: 180 GR
Muzzle Energy: 614 ft-lbs
Muzzle Velocity: 1240 fps
Rounds Per Box: 20
Boxes Per Case: 50
Application: Self-Defense
Casing Material: Brass


Winchester Defender 10mm Automatic 180 gr 20 Rounds Ammunition - S10MMPDB

 

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Trijicon RMR Type 2 3.25 MOA Adjustable LED Red Dot Sight

The Trijicon Type 2 RMR is the official replacement for the original RMR Red Dot Sight. The Type 2 has significantly improved the battery connection from the original RMR to greatly improve the reliability of the Red Dot Sight (RDS). It also features a button lock for the brightness setting to ensure you don’t increase or decrease your brightness on accident. This can be huge because the Type 1 accidentally shifted the brightness so it drained the battery or left you without the setting you want. As you can see with the video below, the RMR can handle any drop, scrape, smash without breaking off the gun, or losing its zero. The multi-coated lens and true-color feature ensure that the image you see through the sight is exactly what it looks like. This is important because sunlight and twilight can obscure your image and distort the true picture. 

 

 

 

Talon Grips for Glock 20 and Glock 40

As I’ve mentioned in previous blogs, Talon Grips are incredibly easy to use and can make a world of difference in accuracy and comfort. For whatever reason, if I don’t shoot with gloves, my hands get sweaty and the Glock grip isn’t good enough for me, so I always put a Talon Grip to ensure that I have a firm and steady grip on my pistol. This is especially important when shooting a high caliber gun like a 10mm pistol because of the heavier recoil. 

 

Comp-Tac Glock 40 Holster 

The Comp-Tac International holster is the jack of all trades in regards to a belt holster. It combines the belt holster, belt drop offset holster, paddle holster, and paddle drop offset holster into one modular platform. You also have the option of using 3 different Cant settings, which are the speed draw (straight drop), the FBI cant (grip angle forward), and the reverse/cross draw (grip angle rearward). This holster is designed to accommodate a 1.5″-2.25″ battle belt for the heavy-duty belts in law enforcement or military units. It’s made from Kydex, which gives it great durability and flexibility to accommodate the Trijicon RMR or Leupold Delta Point RDS. This holster is also the official holster for the International Defense Pistol Association (IDPA)

 

 

Diamond D Guides Choice Glock 20 Chest Holster, 20SF

The Diamond D Guides Glock 20 Chest Holster was specifically designed for and by Alaskans who spend their time in the wilderness and want the comfort to carry on your chest instead of a belt. The holster is made of genuine leather and only weighs 14.2 ounces and is 10″ long to accommodate the larger 10mm pistol. It adjusts very easily and is more comfortable to carry than any belt holster that I know of. Trekking through the Alaskan wilderness is a tough task on its own, this holster will make it a little more comfortable while doing so.