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10mm self defense ammo for G29??

Discussion in 'Caliber Corner' started by cosmophonic12, May 26, 2008.

  1. What do you guys carry in your G20/29 for self defense? I am thinking about speer gold dot 155gr. As of today, I am carrying Hornady 180gr JHP/XTP in my G29. I am thinking that my current self defense carry is over kill. What do you think? Thanks!
     
  2. Javelin

    Javelin Got Glock? Silver Member

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  3. mmcbeat

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    Winchester Silvertip is a good round for the 29.
     
  4. Norman

    Norman Non nobis CLM

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    DoubleTap ammo... 165gr Speer Gold Dot.

    Double Tap is great stuff.
     
  5. is 180gr too much power for self defense round? i hate to use this word but over penetration????
     
  6. fredj338

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    With the 180grXTP, maybe. It is a really good penetrating round. The 175grWWSTHP is good, the SpeerGD would probably be my choice in any wt. or the DT 165gr.
     
  7. texmex

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    The Winchester Silver tip is a very good choice in 10MM. Silver tips are a little lacking in penetration in 45 ACP, 40 S&W and 9MM, but they work great in 10MM, 41 Magnum and 44 Magnum. They have the right combination of bullet weight and velocity to get the job done.
     
  8. Sammael

    Sammael Ich tu dir Weh.

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    +1 on the Silvertips.

    My G29 loves em. :)
     
  9. Rugby

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    I say stick with what you got.
     
  10. Preußen

    Preußen Wildey's here

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    Hornady 180gr XTPs are just fine - 155gr XTPs are good too

    +3 on Winchester Silvertips

    Winchester 175gr Silvertips are still my favorite full-power 10mm load [save the Double Tap hyperbole for someone who cares..:upeyes:]
     
  11. 390ish

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    mine shoots best with the sierra 190 grainers, so that is what i carry.
     
  12. glock20c10mm

    glock20c10mm

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    Double Tap 155gr Gold Dot @ 1400fps from a G29. They expand to .88" in clothed gel, mud, hard packed dirt, and water. When fired through a 6" barrel they fragment bigtime. From a standard G29 barrel, you're right at the max with zero fragmentation most of the time(once in a while one petal will tear loose). The only time I carry a heavier bullet is when I head into the Black Bear country a few miles away in the mountains.

    The Double Tap 155gr Gold Dot load makes the Winchester 175gr Sivertips appear anemic in every way except penetration(I figure there's no need to penetrate the thickness of a human multiple times).

    Check them out here - http://www.doubletapammo.com/php/catalog/index.php?cPath=21_25
    50rnds in a box for $29.95! That's 60cents a round. Compare that to Hornady at 85cents/round, and Federal HydraShoks for $1.18/round!!! Or how about those Winchester Silvertips for 85cents/round.:shocked:

    Bottom line, you get the BEST for LESS! What else is there to say.

    Good Shooting cosmophonic12
    Craig:thumbsup:
     
  13. Sammael

    Sammael Ich tu dir Weh.

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    I get my Silvertips cheaper than that. :p

    But yes, the DT looks excellent as well. I'm sure either load will do just fine. :)
     
  14. Northalius

    Northalius ~2nd Amendment~

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    Check this:

    DoubleTap 10mm
    135gr JHP @ 1600fps - 11.0" / .70" frag nasty
    155gr Gold Dot JHP @ 1475fps - 13.5" / .88"
    165gr Gold Dot JHP @ 1400fps - 14.25" / 1.02"
    165gr Golden Saber JHP @ 1425fps - 14.75" / .82"
    180gr Golden Saber JHP @ 1330fps - 16.0" / .85"
    180gr XTP @ 1350fps – 17.25” / .77”
    180gr Gold Dot JHP @ 1300fps - 15.25" / .96"
    200gr XTP @ 1250fps - 19.5" / .72"
    230gr Equalizer @ 1040fps - 11.0" and 17.0" / .62" and .40"


    http://glocktalk.com/forums/showthread.php?t=336612

    Skip the XTP and Equalizer; those're for hunting medium game in the woods. Check the Gold Dot and Golden Saber rounds from DoubleTap. That's good stuff right there! And guess what? Those results are from a Glock 20! The DoubleTap 10mm actually has a little bit superior performance with the Glock 29, since as Glock20c10mm said, the velocity from the G20 makes the rounds peel back a bit; but STILL did nicely in gel! Imagine they showed the G29 results!? That'd be nice. :supergrin:

    Here's the 10mm selection to pick from DoubleTap website: http://www.doubletapammo.com/php/ca...21_25&osCsid=8dbe528c19cc480dbb5ea999e06ddc5d
     
  15. thanks craig!
     
  16. glock20c10mm

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    Yea, prices will vary. But you'll still never find them as cheap as DTs premo ammo.:rock:
     
  17. glock20c10mm

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    Hey Northalius:wavey:, it's been a while, good to "see" you! Glad you're using the numbers I've posted and put them to good use. Rock On!:rock:
     
  18. glock20c10mm

    glock20c10mm

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    Anytime! If you've got more questions, related or not, throw them out. I'ld be happy to answer anything you're still questioning.

    Good Shooting,
    Craig:wavey:
     
  19. Preußen

    Preußen Wildey's here

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    Double Tap ammo fans are attracted to 10mm threads like a moth to light.. You'll die in the street without it!
    Teh best ammo evah! :rofl:
     
  20. bfg1971

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    Carry the same round in both 20 and 29.