The success of the baby Glock series (Glock 26, 27, and 33) played a direct role in Glock introducing the Glock 29 in 1997. The G29 model is basically a compact version of the larger Glock 20, also chambered in the potent 10mm caliber. At that time, the 10mm was growing in popularity among law enforcement and there was a demand for a more compact alternative to the popular Glock 20 model.
Although Glock had introduced the Glock 33 model chambered in 357 Sig in 1995, they didn’t feel that a true sub-compact 10mm in the same size frame would sell all that well given the stout recoil of the round. Like most Glock models, the G29 will accept magazines from its full-size brother, the Glock 20.
Although the 10mm caliber somewhat fell out of favor with law enforcement when the FBI abandoned the cartridge in the early 2000’s, it has maintained a following in two other areas: Self defense/home defense and hunting. Given the terminal ballistics associated with the powerful 10mm, it has found a second calling as a back-up caliber for hunters, especially in bear country. Although the 10mm doesn’t offer the same ballistics as some of the larger, more common magnum revolver rounds like the 44 Mag and the 41 Mag, the 10mm does offer ballistics that exceed the 357 Mag in many areas, and hunters like the added round count associated with a semi-auto versus a revolver. In addition to the self defense aspects while hunting, the 10mm has also developed a following as a semi-auto hunting round, and is commonly used to hunt deer and hogs across the US. In some states, the 10mm is one of the few (in some cases, the only) semi-auto cartridges approved to hunt whitetail deer. The 10mm never really caught on internationally, although certain military units in northern Denmark are issued the 10mm for self defense against polar bears common to that region.
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While the G29 proved to be a popular seller for Glock, it never reached the same level of sales success of other compact models like the Glock 19 or Glock 23 models, or the success of the sub-compact models like the Glock 26, or Glock 27. It also never reached the sales success of the related Glock 30, which was chambered in the 45 ACP. However, despite all these factors, Glock has sold millions of the G29 since it came on the market.
Here are some commonly asked questions that we see involving holsters for the Glock 29:
#1 – I’ve heard that the Glock 29 with fit in a holster made for the Glock 30? Is that right?
Actually, the G29 will fit in a holster made for the Glock 30, the Glock 29SF, or the Glock 30SF, as they are all basically built on the same frame. Although the SF models have a frame that is slightly different than a standard size frame, the frame differences are only in the grip design, which doesn’t play a role in the holster fit.
#2 – Will a holster made for the Glock 30S fit a Glock 29?
No, it won’t as the Glock 30S is really a different animal altogether.
#3 – I have a Glock 29 Gen 2 model so does the generation of my G29 mean it has to have a special holster? Or do you offer holsters made for the different generation Glock 29 models?
Currently Glock is on the 4th generation of Glock releases, and most of those generational differences are based in features and cosmetics (like the grip texture or size) versus actual changes in the frame itself. If you took a set of calipers and measured a G29 Gen 2 model and then measured a G29 Gen 4 version, dimensionally, they will be almost the same. As such, the different generations will still fit a holster made to fit a basic Glock 29. Most holster makers use molds made from the latest generation as well.
#4 – Do you offer any holsters to fit a Glock 29 with a Streamlight TLR-3?
We offer a number of holster models to fit most popular handgun models with various lights or laser, but we don’t have all those options listed on the web site yet. Give us a call or email and we can probably help.
#5 – Do you carry any security holsters to fit the Glock 29?
The answer to that is going to depend on your definition of “security holster”. Technically, a holster with a thumb break or retention strap is considered a level 1 security holster. If we are talking about law enforcement holsters, the security levels run from level 1 up to level 3. To answer your question, we do offer a number of holsters for the Glock 29 with a thumb break, but don’t really offer any law enforcement holsters any more.
#6 – Will a holster for the Glock 29SF fit a regular Glock 29?
Yes, it will. Although the G29SF and the standard G29 are slightly different, the difference is so minute that they both fit the same holster.
All the holster models listed below are available in a version to fit the Glock 29 10mm pistol.
All prices are in USD.