Glock 29 | A Very Concealable and Highly Powerful 10mm Pistol

The Glock 29 is chambered for a 10mm bullet that is comparable in force to a .357 Magnum, but we’ll get into that later.

The Glock 29 offers more range and more power than the Glock 30 and the Glock 22. With the option of equipping a 15-round extended magazine, Glock 29 offers more than enough chances to hit your target without compromising the weight or balance of the pistol.

Glock 29 | A Definitive Buyer's Guide

This is unique because of the larger chamber and the increased power the 29 offers.

With easy customization and the ability to conceal this pistol, we should all consider the Glock 29 for our gun collection.

Glock 29 Gen 4

Prices accurate at time of writing


Glock 29
Weight 1.52 lbs
Weight w/unloaded mag1.68 lbs
Weight w/loaded mag2.04 lbs
Barrel Length3.78"
Overall Length6.97"
Slide Length6.77"
Caliber10mm Auto
Magazine Capacity10/15
Trigger Pull Weight28 N/ 6.29 lbs of force
Overall Width1.38"
Slide Width1.12"
Trigger Distance2.85"
Line of Sight (Polymer)5.91"
Line of Sight (steel)5.87"
Line of Sight (GNC)5.83"
SafetySafe Action
MSRP $580.00




Versatile with the Modular back-strap System10 mm bullets can be expensive vs 9mm
Great stopping power with Magnum force
Affordable, especially if bought used
Customizable for any shooting preference or style
Very light for such a powerful gun
Great recoil reduction with the added dual recoil spring


  • subcompact model makes it very easy to control and conceal
  • Rough Textured Grip (RTF)– The RTF added to the Gen 4 enhances the grip traction for inclement weather, such as rain, snow, humidity, cold, etc.
  • Dual Recoil Spring Assembly- The dual recoil spring reduces the felt recoil from the operation and increase the lifespan of the gun
  • Enlarged Reversible Mag Catch- Since this is a subcompact model, it can be difficult for owners with larger hands to grip the catch, so Glock made the magazine catch bigger to grip and change mags when time is of necessity. You can also switch sides for lefties.
  • Interchangeable Back-strap System- The small backstrap is the stock size shipped to you. However, if you feel the grip is too small, you can add the medium backstrap to add 8/100 of an inch from the back of the grip to the trigger. For those who have hands like an NFL QB, you can add the large, which gives you 16/100 of an inch.

* If you’re wanting to learn more about Gen 4 and Gen 5 Glock features, read our Glock 19 Review blog. 

Why Should I Buy The Glock 29?

The Glock 29 is one of the best compact semi-auto pistols in the world because it has the greatest stopping power of any round, besides the .50 cal. I believe this is a great pistol for home defense as well because nobody is walking through a 10 mm bullet with the force of a .357 Magnum hitting them. This bullet can penetrate light armor, drywall, and even car doors with ease. The Glock 29 offers more range than any of the previous Glocks we’ve reviewed as well.

Where Can I Buy The Glock 29?

Glock 29 Gen 4

Prices accurate at time of writing

Glock 29 Accessories

The Glock 29 (most 10mm pistols) has the versatility to be used as a hunting handgun, home defense, and law enforcement capacities. With this in mind, I want to focus on the accessories that are going to help you improve the accuracy and versatility of your Glock.

For me, this means buying the best possible lasers and lights that can be used in either low light or in the middle of the day with the sun beaming down on you.

Best Glock 29 Laser Sight

If you have the Gen 3, the LG-629 Lasergrips from Crimson Trace offers a clean, strong, and long-lasting red laser for your pistol. A Lasergrips attachment attaches to the pistol grip of the Glock 29 and only activates when you place your hands on the grip.

My favorite feature is the natural activation of the Lasergrips attachment. There’s not a lot of training time to get used to the laser because it doesn’t interfere with your natural shooting mechanics.

CT LG-629 Lasergrips

at Crimson Trace
Prices accurate at time of writing

Best Glock Laser & Light Combo

The Crimson Trace CMR-207G Rail Master Pro is by far my favorite light and laser combo to use on my compact and subcompact Glock pistols. The light is dazzling with a 400 Lumens white light. This 400 Lumens light can temporarily blind an assailant at 50 yards if looking directly at the light. The green laser is crisp and clean with extended ranges versus a red laser.

There are 3 modes of operation with the CMR-207G, including laser + light, laser only, light only. As a lefty, I really appreciate the ambidextrous activation points on both sides of the pistol. I have used this on my Mossberg 500, Glock 19, and an AR-15 with no problems or compatibility issues.

Crimson Trace also has great smart technology in their laser and light combos that automatically turn off the laser and light after 5 minutes of stagnation.

The CMR-207G works on any Weaver or M1913 Picatinny Rail System and comes with the tools you need for installation. To make it an even better deal, all CT products come with a lifetime supply of batteries for the life of the light and laser combo.

Crimson Trace CMR-207G Rail Master Pro

at Natchez Shooting Supplies
Prices accurate at time of writing

Glock 29 Holsters

My first choice right now would be the Alien Gear Glock 29 IWB 4" Shapeshifter concealed carry holster. Alien Gear Holsters is a relatively new company that we’ve followed recently because of their highly dependable and adaptable holsters. All of their holsters are priced affordably, and the neoprene backing offers great sweat-resistance and fresh air.

Another great option is Safariland holsters because their tactical holsters are incredibly durable, comfortable, and offer great customization for retention and security. Regardless of whichever company you choose, make sure you know if the holster is compatible with optics, lights, and lasers before you buy.

7392 7TS ALS Hi-Ride Duty Holster

at Safariland
Prices accurate at time of writing

Carrying a 10mm pistol for me would be a rare occurrence because it’s a lot of power for what I need a pistol for. However, anyone living in grizzly bear, mountain lion, and moose territories has to consider a higher caliber pistol for defense in the wilderness. There is no other 10mm gun I’d trust more than a Glock 29 or Glock 40 because I know they will work when I need them to.

Anytime I’m hiking in Montana, Wyoming, or Alaska, I always consider what would happen if I surprised Grizzly, and it charged. I’d recommend carrying a tactical holster or an outside the waistband holster (OWB) for quicker draw speeds.

Glock 29 Alien Shapeshifter Holsters

at Alien Gear Holsters
Prices accurate at time of writing

Best Glock 29 Magazine Extension

As every Glock owner knows, there are more occasions for Glock than any other pistol company. They make the CMMG 10mm Auto 30rd magazine for the 3 Glock 10mm Auto pistols; Glock 20, Glock 29, and the Glock 40. You can find all different sizes of magazine extensions, but my favorite for a 10mm is the CMMG 30-round mag. Having a 30-round magazine in a 10mm pistol offers us superior firepower over our adversary, especially in a home defense situation.

It may seem like too much for a compact pistol, but adding 20 more opportunities can never be a bad thing. As long as you understand that you’ll probably never be able to conceal a pistol with a 30-round magazine, it’s beneficial to have more ammo without taking time to reload. The most popular caliber pistol for Alaskans is the 10mm because it’s strong enough to bring down a 500 lb grizzly bear or even a charging Moose.

CMMG 10mm Auto 30rd magazine

at Gritr Sports
Prices accurate at time of writing

10mm Ammo

10mm ammo is a unique caliber that offers more power and range than a 9mm and 45 ACP bullet. The 10mm has more muzzle velocity than a .357 Magnum, which allows the Glock 29 to be used in hunting situations and home defense. However, because of the power of the 10mm, many people argue that it’s too much gun for a home-defense situation.

Liberty Civil Defense Handgun Ammunition 10mm Auto 60 gr SCHP

at Natchez Shooting Supplies
Prices accurate at time of writing

I believe that any gun that is reliable, accurate, and has a quick target acquisition should be used as a home-defense gun. Yes, you’ll blow a hole in an intruder that is much bigger than a .45 ACP and 9mm, but what does it matter if the security of your family is at stake? The Glock 29 is a great gun to use and has the versatility to be used in multiple situations (hunting, defense, competition, shooting).

Hornady 10mm ACP 175Gr FleXLock Critical Duty

at Kentucky Gun Company
Prices accurate at time of writing


The Glock 29 is chambered in the 10mm Auto to give this concealed carry Glock more power than a .45 ACP and .357 Magnum in a smaller package for the ultimate versatility. The Glock 29 is less than 7" long and weighs only 2 lbs fully loaded with a 15-round magazine. With applications in hunting, self-defense, primary canceled carry, and secondary pistol for police officers, the Glock 29 is sure to be one of your favorite pistols in your collection.

If you’re trying to hunt, I’d recommend the Federal Premium ammo, while the Liberty Civil Defense is going to give you more than enough power to stop an intruder or assailant you will come across. I trust the Hornady Flex lock ammo for its consistency and dependability as a primary carry ammo. No matter what you decide on, going with a Glock 29 is going to give you the power you desire with the dependability of the Glock name.

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