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Would you trade G30SF for G29SF for CCW...

Discussion in 'Carry Issues' started by MSims, Jul 22, 2012.

  1. MSims


    Jun 19, 2012
    Well someone wants to trade me my G30SF for there G29SF... I do CCW my G30sf and would end up carrying the G29sf but I have never shot a 10mm... Would you do the trade? Pros n cons... And i love shooting the 45 but how does the 10mm compare in recoil and if there is any noticeable difference...
  2. personally? no, i wouldn't. 45acp is just fine, and unless you reload, easier to get:wavey:

  3. et45


    Mar 10, 2006
    sounds like dude wants a gun that is easier to find ammo for,no way
  4. avenues165


    Jun 15, 2012
    SLC, Utah
    Very curious about the answers you might receive from this question.
  5. Rev.357


    Jan 14, 2012
    Heath Springs SC
    If cost is no prob go with the 10mm it stomps but some places the 10mm ammo is hard to get. I now like the .45acp after having one & you can some good .45 ammo at most places.

    How bad do you want a 10mm?

    LASTRESORT20 LongTerm-Guy

    Aug 10, 2010
    G29SF to sweet to trade.....*depending on how loaded...Re-coil is just sexy!:supergrin:
  7. PrecisionRifleman


    Jan 24, 2011
    I love the 10mm (my favorite pistol caliber), but I prefer it in a full size platform for the woods. IMO the 45 Auto is a better self defense caliber for the urban area because it's not going to punch right through a person and keep on going like it never hit anything. I shot a doe broad side @ 50 yards with my 10mm using a 180XTP and I hit a rib and the bullet made a complete pass through. Unless you live in a rural area stick with your G30.
  8. Bello

    Bello America/Italia

    Sep 24, 2008
    East Coast
    Even when you find 10 milli ammo it's cheap and underpowered and overpriced! I load my own so I wouldn't have a problem but IMHO a G29 is a stupid gun
  9. bac1023


    Sep 26, 2004
  10. ctious


    Dec 12, 2011
    I would. In a sec. More power Is always better. And underwood ammo is hit and about the same price as 45.
  11. AKRover

    AKRover 10MM Fanatic

    Jun 22, 2012
    Kenai, Alaska
    As much as I love the 10mm I wouldn't trade a 45 for a 10mm. 45 is a lot easier to find and a lot cheaper.

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  12. Teecher45


    Jan 29, 2010
    Nope, I like the .40 or .45 for SD, and .357 or .44 for the woods.
    IF I was going with 10mm I would want a 20 to get as much velocity as I could.
  13. DMAR


    Dec 15, 2011
    Absolutely would make the trade, the G29/10mm kicks some serious ass! And this comes from a .45ACP fan. To me, the recoil is not bad at all, I don't see much difference from .45 ACP.

    As for ammo availability, come on guys we are posting this feedback via a computer. There is a ton of 10mm ammo available via the computer right now, and probably cheaper than your LGS. :wavey: Like any caliber, reloading gives you more options and makes it more affordable, but it is not necessary to own a 10mm gun.

    So, unless you just don't want another caliber (awesome, kick ass caliber...) I'd go for it. It would make life more interesting, and you would have no doubt regarding it's performance potential. Put your big boy pants on and get that 10mm.:cool: YMMV
  14. jr240sx


    Dec 2, 2010
    Phoenix Arizona
    I have both guns and use the 29sf as my ccw, don't have any sd ammo for the 30sf or i would trade on/off, i do shoot the 30sf better and the 29sf does have more recoil (kindof snappy). if you like your 30sf don't trade...
  15. sig357fan


    Apr 8, 2008
    SW OH
    The only advantage I see to either is if you want more power with the G30SF, you can go 45 Super or get a 10mm barrel.

    With the G29SF you can get a 40 S&W barrel for cheaper practice ammo and carry as a 10mm.

    Either way, the right load will get the job done when push comes to shove.

    Last edited: Jul 23, 2012
  16. CDW4ME


    Jun 5, 2009
    Recoil is ammo dependent.
    Chrono average for 5 shots using factory ammo:
    G29 Hornady 155 gr. XTP @ 1,278 fps / 562# KE / PF 198
    G30 Winchester 230 gr. Ranger T @ 874 fps / 390# KE / PF 201
    Power Factor (PF) is a calculation that may be used to compare recoil out of similiar pistols.
    The Hornady 155 a fairly light kicking full power 10mm, the Ranger T 230 is fairly stiff.
    G30 Hornady 185 gr. XTP handload @ 970 fps / 387# KE / PF 179
  17. Beanie-Bean


    Apr 23, 2011
    Central Texas
    I'd tell the guy NO. Keep what you've's an excellent pistol, and if you're not reloading, ammo is fairly easy to pickup anywhere. 10mm...not so much. I load my own ammo, but use factory for break-in testing, SD/HD, and if it's on sale and I need brass to reload.

    10mm vs. .45ACP? I shoot both from the full size frame Glocks (usually on the same range trip) and they both get the job done. If you want to get into 10mm, I would recommend going with the G20 platform first.
  18. alwaysshootin


    Nov 14, 2005
    I see no problem in keeping the 30, it is a fine carry choice. With that said, I would like to add, that, I would trade the G30, for a G29, for the simple reason, that,the 10MM outshines the 45ACP. Put it simply. Anything a 45ACP can do, ballistic wise, the 10MM, can replicate with ease. On the other hand, the 45ACP cannot replicate the 10MM.

    As has been mentioned, thanks to, those that don't reload, now have a good selection of reasonable price ammo available in 10MM ammo.

    Recoil? Yes the 10 is a little quicker, and, snappier. I will say this though, when shooting, top of the line defensive ammo, the margin of difference is minimal. I've never thought, when going from shooting 10MM to 45ACP, hey, this 45 is a cream puff compared to shooting the 10!

    I do reload, and because of that, this next statement, I feel needs to made. I don't have, all, the pistol calibers, available, but, I do have more than a handful. When I go to the range for enjoyment, and practice, many of the other calibers don't make the trip. That's probably because the 10 is what I use for carry, home defense, and hunting. For those chores, IMHO, no other caliber fits the task better then the 10MM.
  19. dkf


    Aug 6, 2010
    I would keep the G30. You know your current G30 works.

    Nothing against the 10mm but it just does not get love by the big ammo companies thus not bullets designed for the extra velocity it can provide. Thus the few loadings from the major manufacturer are usually watered down to .40 velocities. The .45acp is used bylaw enforcement on a large scale thus the the large ammo companies still design bullets specifically for it. Plus there is a lot of testing info on those .45acp rounds.

    If you are interested in the G29, I would save up the money and buy one and keep your G30. You just may regret it if you part with your G30.
    Last edited: Jul 23, 2012
  20. PattonT


    May 22, 2010
    South East
    Well there are 10mm fans and 45acp fans, which are you? I'll throw something else out there, with as much body armor wearing turds nowadays 45acp is a poor performer for armor. If you think shooting through armor is a possibility carry the most velocity and not the largest caliber.