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Hey guys, im in the market for a new glock withbit being tax season and all. Ive been looking at the 29 for a little while now. From what ive seen the 10mm is an outstanding round. only things im concerned with are 1) loosing velocity from the shorter barrel and 2) recoil from the the smaller gun. So is the velocity lost significant? And would my wife ( 5'5" 135) be ok with shooting the gun..shes shot smaller rounds like the .380 and 9mm. Also, good brand of ammo to shoot out of the gun? I will not be reloading for now but a buddy does reload so I might get into it. Thanks for the in-put ladys and gents



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Hey guys, im in the market for a new glock withbit being tax season and all. Ive been looking at the 29 for a little while now. From what ive seen the 10mm is an outstanding round. only things im concerned with are 1) loosing velocity from the shorter barrel and 2) recoil from the the smaller gun. So is the velocity lost significant? And would my wife ( 5'5" 135) be ok with shooting the gun..shes shot smaller rounds like the .380 and 9mm. Also, good brand of ammo to shoot out of the gun? I will not be reloading for now but a buddy does reload so I might get into it. Thanks for the in-put ladys and gents
That is a lot of recoil. I would let her shoot something like a G23 before going to 10mm. Some girls are tough so maybe she can handle it.
There is a reason people use the G20 for CC over the G29.


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And what are you going to be using the ammo for?

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And what are you going to be using the ammo for?
Well mostly paper punching but also some self defence rounds. It wilk probably become my edc.
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Well mostly paper punching but also some self defence rounds. It wilk probably become my edc.
For paper punching just about anything you can find will work. For self defense Gold Dots always seem to be one of the best.
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For paper punching just about anything you can find will work. For self defense Gold Dots always seem to be one of the best.
Ok ill give a couple of brands a try. Thanks for all the info.
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For paper punching just about anything you can find will work. For self defense Gold Dots always seem to be one of the best.
Another question. Is there any ammo I should not shoot? For example hot loads. Ive read that for the hot loads the recoil spring and barrel should upgraded. Ive also read that the recoil spring should be uped to 21ish pounds for normal ammo....is this something I should go ahead and do or not worry about it as long as im not using hot loads.
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Another question. Is there any ammo I should not shoot? For example hot loads. Ive read that for the hot loads the recoil spring and barrel should upgraded. Ive also read that the recoil spring should be uped to 21ish pounds for normal ammo....is this something I should go ahead and do or not worry about it as long as im not using hot loads.
I'm not even sure what the 29 has standard. But 21 pounds sounds good for 10mm. With most ammo I'm sure you will be using you will be ok. I'm guessing you are going to use the cheap brass stuff for paper punching. They will not be very hot. Now most gun manufactures recommend you use a stronger spring if you use +p or +p+. This is the really hot stuff. If you are going to be using that then yes I would upgrade. But that's not something you just pop off at the range.

As far as a barrel upgrade. A glock has a unsupported chamber. This is a problem if you reload. It will shorten the life of your brass a lot. I could also see it being a problem for anything close to a max presser load. (Which +p and +p+ are) The riffling in a glock can also be a problem. If you shoot any non jacketed or partial jacketed rounds (soft led tip is partial jacketed) lead will build up in your barrel. This WILL cause your gun to blow up over time. If you plan on reloading or using non jacketed rounds a barrel upgrade is a must.

Now I'm not saying you can not reload with a standard barrel. But if you reuse the brass more than about 4 times its like you are inviting the grim reaper over for dinner. Also I would not reload + brass after shooting it with a standard barrel even once.

Bottom line. If you are using cheap stuff and standard SD ammo you are ok. If you plan on using hot stuff, reloads or non jacketed upgrade.
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I'm not even sure what the 29 has standard. But 21 pounds sounds good for 10mm. With most ammo I'm sure you will be using you will be ok. I'm guessing you are going to use the cheap brass stuff for paper punching. They will not be very hot. Now most gun manufactures recommend you use a stronger spring if you use +p or +p+. This is the really hot stuff. If you are going to be using that then yes I would upgrade. But that's not something you just pop off at the range.

As far as a barrel upgrade. A glock has a unsupported chamber. This is a problem if you reload. It will shorten the life of your brass a lot. I could also see it being a problem for anything close to a max presser load. (Which +p and +p+ are) The riffling in a glock can also be a problem. If you shoot any non jacketed or partial jacketed rounds (soft led tip is partial jacketed) lead will build up in your barrel. This WILL cause your gun to blow up over time. If you plan on reloading or using non jacketed rounds a barrel upgrade is a must.

Now I'm not saying you can not reload with a standard barrel. But if you reuse the brass more than about 4 times its like you are inviting the grim reaper over for dinner. Also I would not reload + brass after shooting it with a standard barrel even once.

Bottom line. If you are using cheap stuff and standard SD ammo you are ok. If you plan on using hot stuff, reloads or non jacketed upgrade.
Great info. I hope you dont mind me picking your brain a bit. Ill probably stick with the standard stuff then move up later on. I will probably get a spring soon though.
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Great info. I hope you dont mind me picking your brain a bit. Ill probably stick with the standard stuff then move up later on. I will probably get a spring soon though.
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