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New Glock 29SF

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by wheelgun6T9, Dec 28, 2012.

  1. wheelgun6T9

    wheelgun6T9 New Member

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    Santa was good to me this year! On Christmas Eve, I picked up a new NIB Glock 29SF for $558 out the door from a semi local FFL. Been wanting to go 10mm for a while and it was time to just pull the trigger.

    Got to the range yesterday and it was lots of fun. Ran a box of Remington 180gr UMC though it flawlessly (as expected) - At 10-12 yds, I consistently hit slightly high left (~ 2" L and 2" H) so I just need some more time with it. I also fired my Springfield 1911, Smith 686 and they were dead on. I figure it might be the different feel of the G29 I need to get used to.

    The real shocker was the ammo... I reload for everything I own and haven't bought anything but 22LR in a couple years (and some 7.5 Swiss). The $33 price tag on 50 "cheap" target rounds almost made me crap my pants! :what: I planned to reload for 10mm but figured I'd ease into it. Dang brass is backordered - guess I'll wait to hit the range once I can crank out some ammo on the cheap. At least I have 48 pieces of brass to start with (yeah 2 were MIA).

    Anyway - really like the G29SF a lot. I'm a pretty small dude at 5-7 and I don't have large hands at all. The SF fits well and the only mod I had to do was add Pearce extensions to the mags. That hanging pinky was just no good for me. Recoil was very manageable - considering I was shooting semi-weak Remington loads, at least from what I read about factory loads.

    Might do something with the sights - never was a huge fan of the half box rear :D I have XS sights on my G19...but I'm thinking a colored fiber optic front on the 29. Any recommendations?
     
  2. olderguns

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    Congregations, you have a great gun, I have truglo TFO sights on mine 29, and love them at night they give a very bright glow and the fiber-optics make it a breeze to pick up the sights in daylight, as for ammo the only place I buy is from Underwood it's real 10mm. And it just a little trigger time to get used to 10mm and/or glocks grip but it is well worth it .
     
  3. PabloJ

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    He could also try Winchester 175 grainers. It's perfectly good JHP ammo and in todays market not unreasonable at about $18/small box.
     
  4. olderguns

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    Pabloj, Where can I find winchester 175 grain , Every place I try is out-of-stock, I love the 175g silvertips, not being able to find them is why I go to underwood, my 2nd choice is Hornady.
     
  5. ku4hx

    ku4hx Senior Member

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    Looking through my invoice copies yesterday I noted that just a few years ago 180 grain 10mm/40 cal Remington Golden Saber bullets were $43/500. Today they're $121/500 at MidwayUSA.

    Like you, the only thing I don't hand load is .22LR but if it weren't for that ton of casting alloy I have. shooting would be a sometimes sort of thing and not weekly outing for me and the wife.
     
  6. CDW4ME

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    I have a 29SF too

    Op: here is the ammo you shot, on sale a little cheaper:

    http://www.natchezss.com/product.cfm?
    contentID=productDetail&brand=RT&prodID=RT23706&prodTitle=Remington UMC 10mm Auto 180gr FMJ 50/box

    They have brass in limited availibility:
    http://www.cabelas.com/product/Winc...t=10mm+brass&WTz_l=Header;Search-All+Products

    Loaded ammo, limited availibility:
    http://www.cabelas.com/product/HSM-...y=0&Ntt=10mm&WTz_l=Header;Search-All+Products

    Maybe some of that ^ will be helpful for you.

    Prior to the rush on components, I could handload a 50 round box of Hornady 155 XTP for about $26 using all new components. I duplicated the factory velocity: 1,278 fps average out of my 29 SF.
     
  7. wheelgun6T9

    wheelgun6T9 New Member

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    You guys are awesome. Thanks much for the info here. Really appreciate the links!

    I'd also like to try the Silvertip 175s if I can get my hands on some. I'll keep my eyes open.

    I think the smaller volume (i.e. < 1000 pieces) reloading supplies have dried up with the recent ban language...though I've seen nothing that indicates any moves toward restricting components so I assume inventory will loosen up again.

    olderguns - where are you getting your Underwood ammo from? And I looked into the Truglo TFOs and they look really good. All metal with both fiber optic & tritium....very cool.

    Thanks again guys!
     
  8. PabloJ

    PabloJ Senior Member

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    I picked up some at local gun show and Greetop Sporting Goods few months ago. Last time I seen some was at Colonial Shooting Academy and it was priced at around $27 per small box.:eek:
     
  9. SEE IT LIKE A NATIVE

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    If you want to bring that 29 to it's full potential check out Underwood http://www.underwoodammo.com/ Ammo . Their ammo meets advertised specs and is first rate quality. I use it in both my 20 and 29sf. I was going to reload but saw no point once I shot Underwood...
     
  11. olderguns

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    The only place to get underwood ammo is online, wish they could go more commercial so at least a few gun store would stock it. Unfortunately the last four or five times I've checked all his 10mm has been out of stock. By the way Thanks Obx-Shooter for the link to them..
     
  12. CDW4ME

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    I have Meprolight green front / yellow rear on my 29 SF; this is my favorite combination in "regular" night sights.
    You have XS on a 19.
    I have the XS Big Dots on a couple of other Glocks and IMO they offer the fastest (fractions of a second) sight acquisition, tested at 6-7 yards.
     
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    Wifey got me my G29 3 years ago for Christmas. Been using it ever since for my woods gun, replacing my still pristine Delta Elite. My load is generally 200 gr XTP Double-Tap. Have also some 180s, but they are less accurate in my gun.

    I've long been a fan of PMC's 170 gr load-try that if you can find it. Not nuclear, but not wimpy by any means, and inexpensive.
     
  14. wheelgun6T9

    wheelgun6T9 New Member

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    Truglo TFOs on the G29!

    I got my TFOs delivered yesterday (Cabela's..I think about 99 bucks) and I put them on tonight.

    So far - I'm loving these sights. The tritium is bright in the dark - I'm anxious to see how bright the fiber optic is at the range on Sunday.

    Thanks all for the recommendations as far as sights and ammo.

    wheelgun6T9
     

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    He had me at "7.5 Swiss".:p
     
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    If you're ordering your brass from Starline, I've found that the actual wait time is much less than they're advertised wait time. In fact the last time I ordered brass from them it came two weeks early when the original wait was over a month.
     

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