G29 recoil - fill me in

Discussion in 'The 10 Ring' started by Eric2340, Apr 21, 2012.

  1. Eric2340

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    Been thinking about getting into the 10mm more and more lately, keep hear better things about the G29/29SF.

    Here's what I want to know -

    Given the AVERAGE 10mm factory loading (** NOT HANDLOADS **), and I am not sure what that is bullet weight wise, like 230 gr. for the .45, 165-180 gr. for the .40, and so on and so forth, how does the G29/29SF recoil?

    I understand that "felt" and "perceived" recoil are subjective things, but how would one say if feels compared to say comparable sized Glocks in different calibers w/ their typical factory loadings? Like the G23 and G30/30SF for example? I did list the G19 b/c obviously I know it's probably not even a relative example.

    I also did not ask about the bigger guns like the G21/21SF and the G20/20SF, as their larger frame size is going to help reduce their perceived recoil also, and is not an accurate comparison in my opinion.

    I've had all the guns listed except for the 10mm ones, which is why I ask about those as I have experience w/ them.

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    I shoot the G-29 and the G-30, if you can handle the 30, the 29 shouldn't be all that much different till you start running the full throttled loads like Underwood, BB, DT and even with these the G-29 is still very controllable. Don't be affraid of the 10mm...

    My 10mm handloads do match those of the Underwood's rated velocities so I know about the impuse and recoil, I use the Wolff non captive recoil rod and the 21lb spring set to help with slide velocities.
     

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    Sooooooooo, would a say a G19 vs G23 comparison be relative to that of a G30 vs G29 one?


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    I can't answer the question yet but I just picked up my 29sf today. My underwood order should be here next week so maybe I can help then.:cool:

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    The G-23 would be closer to he G-30, but the G-29 with loads like the CCI Blazer or Remington 180's would be about equal, however you will have more felt recoil if using the higher impusle ammo as mentioned above, but it is still managable. As with any gun practice builds proficency...
     
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    Hickok45 demonstrates the relative recoil of the G26 9mm (factory 115gr FMJ), G27 40S&W (factory 180gr FMJ) and the G29 10mm (DoubleTap 180gr GDHP) in the following video. Maybe there is something in the video that will be useful to you.

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=urxT53-Ukig"]Glock Recoil Demonstration of G26, G27, and G29[/ame]

    For reference, Greg Hickok is 6'-8" tall and weighs ~230 lbs.
     
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  7. Eric2340

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    Really? I found both my G30 and 30SF both had more felt recoil than did my G23s? I could still shoot both 30s, but the G23 was just easier.

    I DO relate most of that though to the fact that the 23 has more frame to hang on to, just like my 19 is easy to shoot to. I guess both them just fit my hand better.


    I really want to start this 10mm thing w/ the 20SF, but I was just curious about the 29SF. I kind of had a funny feeling about this w/ the 29SF, but I wanted to ask. I'm finding carrying anything above the weight and thickness of a G23 too much for all day. At home or when not carrying, then I just prefer a large gun - hence the 20SF is probably a better choice for me, considering I still have a G21 and 21SF, and sold both my G30 and 30SF.

    Thanks -
     
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    Recoil is going to be slightly different for everyone, for me I notice in G19 vs G23 a slightly bigger difference than in G30 vs G29. I notice the G36 to be less recoil for me than the G27 when I shoot so...................





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    as you still have the 21's you can get the 10 silde for that frame. Shame i think you could have done the same for the 30sf as well. I think it may take some tweaking (not much from what i remember ) and save a little cash in the process.
     
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    It's like a .22LR pistol only a little more recoil. :cool:

    For the record: I have never shot any watered down factory loads in my G29 and I'm never going to bother.

    I have shot regular .40 rounds in my conversion barrel.

    Same difference.

    If you want watered down loads, buy a G23 or compact .40 S&W since there is very little difference in watered down 10 mil and .40.

    The G29 is a very awesome pistol. Not much bigger than my hands. My current all around load is 135gr. @ 1700 fps. It will kill anything without armor.
     
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    There's recoil, then there's RECOIL. Using Underwood 135 grs in my 29SF is RECOIL. But for me, RECOIL is more fun then recoil. If you know what I mean.:wow:
     
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    Both my 30s went b/c carrying them was just too much weight and bulk due to SLIDE width for my carry comfort. Getting my hands wrapped around them was NOT an issue, as b/c I even run a Houge grip around my regular G21. :O The WIDTH again for carry is the issue, not my hands. :) My only other thing w/ carrying either one of them was all the weight once you added in a spare mag and small Surefire plastic flashlight. A G23 and one spare mag w/ the same light is about the upper end of my all day comfort level.

    I have NO doubt the 29 would have the same issue, and other wise it just becomes a HD gun, and if it's not getting carried then I'd rather have the 20SF (just like I kept both 21s and dumped both 30s).

    If I could or would open carry comfortably, this would NOT be an issue. (Hell, I'd probably still carry the 20SF though then! LOL :))
     
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    So it's (the 29) no where near say a .44 Mag out of a 6" gun then I assume?

    How about like a .357 Mag in a 4" gun?

    I am assuming it's MORE than a hot +P load in a G21, like a 185 to 200 gr +P load? I'd consider both the .44 Mag and .357 Mag I listed above to be more than the G21 +P load I just mentioned in my opinion / experience to give you an idea where I am coming from.

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  14. glock20fanboy

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    I shoot Underwood in both my 21sf/20sf (Ihave the 21 slide for my 20sf, so it's both) and 29sf, and yes, the recoil is MUCH more in the 29sf.
     
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    180 degrees of bullet travel.:whistling:
     
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    Eric, you keep asking about the 29 but say you'll only buy the 20 as a HD gun. I'm lost.

    My 29SF (with Pearce extenders) shoots great. Easier than my G23 (for me). It's controllable with any normal carry ammo. It's nowhere NEAR the recoil of the .44 mag. Feels like shooting a thick G23 for reference. You'll find the 20 even easier in e recoil dept. so quit worrying and go get one. Rarely does anyone regret getting a 20.
     
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    THANK YOU! Finally, the perfect answer! :)

    I have always been leaning more towards the 20 than the 29, but I was just more curious about the 29 than anything else.


    Thanks! :)
     
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    I just shot mine today with Underwood 200 grain ammo hardcast and Double tap 200 grain hard cast ammo along with Remington and another cheap one and I'm amazed how good the recoil is in gen 4.

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