I have pretty much decided to look further into getting a 10mm and I see the Glock 20 and 29 mentioned here quite a bit. For obvious reasons it is prefered by some as a lighter weight alternative for personal protection from the heavier .44 Mag or larger cannons. Plus, I really like the option to swap in a .40 S&W barrel which is what I normally shoot and it will save a bit of money on ammo. I also like the idea of having it in .40 mode for personal defense/concealed carry situations as (at this point at least) I am much more comfortable shooting .40.
So, I haven't had a chance to try to get hands-on with the different models and I plan to try to track some down. I am really liking the idea of the G29 and possibly in the Short Frame. I am 5'11" and don't have small hands but don't have huge bear paw hands either. I really like the idea of being able to go extremely small and compact as well as getting a grip extender, 15+1 mag, and extended barrel for what would appear to be close to what the G20 would give me.
So I guess here are some general starting questions that I am interested in:
Should I find that I like the feel and handling of the G29SF, would there be any major concerns with using this in stock for as a bear defense weapon? As mentioned I would probably upgrade and accessorize but I am interested in opinions in stock form.
Are there any other recommended modifications/additions such as different sights, springs, etc?
Is the handling difference between the G20 and G29 noticeable enough when shooting large, full power rounds enough that perhaps a G20 might be something I should look more at?
I am sure I will have more questions but thanks for getting me started.