I'm trading for a Glock 29. Have questions?


June 18, 2004, 01:26 AM
Well I couldn't get any feedback from this on another specialized forum somewhere else.

I may be getting a 2nd generation Glock 29. It was bought in 1997 and it only has appoximately 200 rounds fired through it.

I'm getting it from the second owner. I know both the first and second owner. The first owner is the only one to put rounds through it.

You know what I'm paying? I'm trading this fellow a Tokyo Marui airsoft HK G36C or M4 for it, whatever he decides.

He's the one who made the deal so no I'm not taking advantage of anyone. These airsoft guns are really expensive.

What do I need to know about the problems with the G29? I've heard there may be a couple, but this gun is practically new. I've always wanted a 10mm in the Colt Delta Elite, but I'm in California and there not easily found. I couldn't pass this up.

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June 18, 2004, 02:58 AM
Do it, great trade! Trade playlike guns for real ones every time.

With the Glock 29 the recoil will be pretty stout. Glocks go bang, are combat accurate and as reliable as any handgun made. I've owned six Glocks still have three. I like them all, I just never really liked the 10mm. So I've never shot the 29 but I've shot the 30 and own a 36, 17C, 22. Recoil is really less than I thought for the size and weight of the guns. Polymer frames flex and thus soak up alot of recoil.

Oh, don't shoot lead bullets or reloads though it. Jacketed FMJ, JHP, JSP only. They tend to blow up on lead. The barrel's design promotes excessive lead build-up which leads to excessive pressures. Then it eventually grenedes in your hand. Other than that, I don't know of any problems specific to the model you are trading for. You may want to replace the factory sights with night sights because the factory sights are plastic and are kind of fragile.

Shoot it alot so you can get used to the goofy trigger. Once you master it you have one fine defensive firearm.

June 18, 2004, 09:52 AM
There were some more recent Glocks that had some problems, and complaints about how Glock did(n't) handle it, I think. Your pistol is well earlier than those. In the condition you describe, it should be fine -- zero problems of any kind.

You might want to do the same check over at the 10-Ring on Glocktalk, but I think you'll get nothing but thumbs-up.

June 18, 2004, 09:59 AM
These airsoft guns are really expensive.Yeah they are. I've never bought one, but I looked at the electric ones and wow are they pricey.

You'll love the G29. It's the hostess with the mostess. :)

- Gabe

June 18, 2004, 10:45 AM
I have a G29 I bought new in 1997. It has worked perfectly for about 800 rds. I have not heard of any problems with the 29. Have you tried the 10-ring on glocktalk.com? I assume that is the specialized forum you referring to, but maybe not.

The G29 doesnt recoil much more than a G26 with store bought factory ammo like Blazers. Try some www.doubletapammo.com for some fun.

Barry in IN
June 18, 2004, 04:30 PM
I just traded away a Glock 29 a couple of days ago (for a stainless Kimber TLE II). I had it for five years or so.
I had a Glock 20 when I got the 29, and I shot the 29 better. The 29 was more accurate anyway, but it fit my hand better, etc, so I could do a lot more good with it.

The only thing I can add to the above posts is a sort of rumor-buster. I have read in a couple of places that the Glock 20/29 is the only Glock case where using full-size mags in the compact gun compromises reliability. Supposedly, the G20 hi-cap mags were not functioning well in the G29.
Well, I haven't done any "gun magazine torture tests", but I never had a problem related to any magazines.
When I got the 29, we live in an old farmhouse. We had a barn in which one third of was about 10x55 ft. I installed ventilation fans, lights, and a 4x8, 1" thick steel plate at a 45 degree angle with end plates at one end. Ta-da! Pistol range. Fifty feet from the house.

Since this was before we had kids, and I got home from work six hours before my wife, there was a lot of pistol testing done out there. To sum up the Glock 29- no magazine-related failures. Maybe the problem was with some earlier version. I know there are at least a couple of extractor variations on them.

By the way, the only handguns (among Beretta, Browning, Colt, Glock, CZ, S&W,HK, etc) that never broke while we lived there was the following....Beretta 92 (surprised me), CZ 75B, and Browning HiPower.

June 19, 2004, 07:31 AM
I do know that Glock has modified the G-29's ejector since 1997. If it has ejection issues, you can order a new ejector from Glockmeister (http://www.glockmeister.com/) for $8.

That being said, my G-29 goes everywhere with me, including nightstand duty. I believe it may be my favorite handgun.

June 19, 2004, 01:11 PM
C-Note is right, I had forgotten. I bought one of the new ones and installed it on my 1997 G29, but I have to say that while I have read about people having problems with the original design, I never did. It's a quick, easy and cheap swap.

June 21, 2004, 11:37 PM
If you haven't done it already.....do it! You won't regret getting a G29, I carry mine everyday and the recoil is exaggerated. It is a shooter!

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