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Glock 29 SF (Gen 4) Pistol Reviews

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Glock 29

The Glock 29 SF, Gen4, is marketed as being a compact handgun that is suitable for concealed carry and has the stopping capability of a larger gun. This Glock is a brute as it can deliver up to 600 to 800 pounds of energy when fired.  This handgun has earned rave reviews from its owners and the press.

Glock guns are considered to be top-notch as they manufacturers some of the most respected pistols on the market.   Glock’s firearms are known for being durable, accurate, and reliable in the field.  As a result, the Glock is used by police and military worldwide.

The press also praises Glocks.

For example.  National Interest gives both a thorough review of the Glock 29 and  an excellent history lesson on Glock guns:

The history of Glock dates back to the early 1980s, when knife and bayonet maker Gaston Glock got whiff of a competition to procure a new handgun for the Austrian Army. With no handgun design experience, Glock plunged into developing a pistol for the contract. After much research and development he produced the Glock 17. The pistol was made of polymer and steel, producing a lightweight handgun with an emphasis on reliability. Pointable (the ability of the pistol to act as a natural extension of a shooter’s hand-eye coordination) and highly accurate, it won the army contract and then went on to literally conquer the world. Glock 29: The Best Firearm on the Planet? | The National Interest Blog

Because Gaston Glock was not constrained to the norms of firearms manufacturing, he was able to “think outside the box” and manufacture a world-class pistol.   The Glock 29, according to National Interest, is a subcompact pistol geared for home defense.

The 10mm Auto Glock 29 was designed for those interested in home defense, regular gun enthusiasts and hunters. The 10mm Auto round, designed by firearms authority Jeff Cooper, was designed as a lighter, faster alternative to .45 ACP. A 180 grain, full metal jacket 10mm Auto cartridge will clock 1,050 feet per second at the muzzle—still subsonic speed but considerably faster than .45 ACP. Lighter 10mm Auto rounds will clock up to 1,500 feet per second, comfortably in the supersonic range. By comparison, a 230 grain full metal jacket .45 ACP round will achieve a muzzle velocity of just 890 feet per second. The 10mm Auto round also produces greater energy at the muzzle and is more compact. Glock 29: The Best Firearm on the Planet? | The National Interest Blog

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The video below is a  helpful review and overview of the Glock 29SF.

Glock 29 Gen4 Dimensions And Technical Data

  • Barrel Length:  3.78 Inches (96 mm)
  • Weight: 32.63 Ounces with Fully Loaded Magazine
  • Magazine Capacity:  10 Standard 15 Max
  • Trigger Pull: 28 N

Glock 29 Gen4 Owner Reviews

Glock 29 Gen4 purchasers give these Glock pistols rave reviews, which are summarized below.    The power, durability, ease of use, and its concealability for the G29 are analyzed below.


The subcompact Glock is an extremely powerful pistol, and it is not just powerful for its size. In fact, the Glock 29 Gen4 is so powerful that, with the right ammunition, this pistol can stop rampaging bears in their tracks, and despite its small size, the G29 has a  magazine capacity between ten to 15 rounds.

So, Glock 29 is also suitable as a sidearm to carry with you in bear country while you are hunting. However, if you are using this pistol for urban self-defense, to reduce the recoil, you should consider using lighter ammunition.


Glocks are known for their durability, and the G29 fulfills this promise.  One reviewer noted that his Glock (although this is not recommended) still functions relatively well after being wet or muddy. Additionally, reviewers have pointed out that the G29 without any significant problems, flawlessly shoots multiple types of ammo ranging from full metal jacket target ammunition to hardcore defense ammo. Additionally, the G29 is known for being able to withstand, without any issues, shooting 100 to 400 consecutive rounds of ammo.

Ease of Use

Glocks have earned a reputation as not being user-friendly for those with average to small hands. Glock to address this problem developed an aggressive grip pattern to allow a more secure grip on the G29.  The aggressive grip pattern reduces the circumference of the grip by shortening the length between the G29’s backstrap and its trigger, which made the G29 a better fit for an average-sized handed shooter.  Please note, I said average size handed and not small-handed. So, if you have tiny hands, the G29 may not be for you.

Good Things Sometimes Come In Small Packages

The subcompact Glock 29 is among the most potent subcompact pistols on the market and is also suitable for concealing with its barrel length being only 3.78 inches. Therefore, solely based on its size, this gun is also ideal for you to use if you have a concealed firearm permit. The G29 is not an ideal pick for everyone.  First of all, as I stated earlier, its pistol grip may not be suitable for those with below-average sized hands. For self-defense purposes, a more powerful gun is not necessarily better for the simple reason that it may be too strong to handle for a novice, lightweight, or petite purchaser.


The Glock 29 Gen4 is among the most versatile handguns around as it can be easily concealed and it can even as a sidearm for hunting bear country. However, as the review mentioned, the Glock 29 is not for everyone. For example, it is likely not an ideal pick for the small-handed or novice gun owners. But, the dominant stopping ability of the Glock 29, combined with the ease in which it can be concealed, makes the Glock 29 Gen4 a favorite of many people. So, if you are interested, I highly recommend that you give this gem a tryout at your local gun range.