A few months ago, I got a note from Glock asking if I was interested in reviewing the 10mm Model 29 SF. The firm’s PR rep asked if I’d take a look at it from a hunting angle since the 10mm is my favorite cartridge for handgun hunting. I thought it was an odd request because the G29 is a stubby, little auto pistol with fixed sights and a 3.78-inch barrel. But after shooting it several times over the last few months, I have to say the pocket-sized G29 SF definitely has a place in the field.
Due to the holidays, the 29SF I have ordered hasn't came in yet. So to keep from going nuts, I've been reading about them. But this review doesn't seem to be too friendly on it. He says it's too short for hunting, and the velocity loss vs the 20 doesn't make the extra recoil worth it. I'm glad reviews like this don't influence my purchases.
I recently bought a Glock 29 SF 10mm.
In my initial shooting session(s) the only problem I had was the flush fitting magazine would consistently lock the slide open with one round left in the magazine. I did not have this problem using a magazine with a Pearce base plate.
Some people (on the Glocktalk forum) suggested that the cause of the lock back problem was my thumb(s) hitting the slide stop, but that seemed unlikely; how could I consistently only hit the slide stop with exactly one round left, not likely.