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scarecrow734
07-09-2012, 08:30
hey all new to the boards and to glock. i live in Pennsylvania i am looking for a good woods gun to carry on the ATV. and the G29 caught my eye. my question is i found a used one that looks new. i would bet there was not even a hundred rounds thru the gun. i can get it for $425.00. is there anyway to tell how old the gun is or what gen it is? is there a certian generation to stay away from on the G29`s.

swinokur
07-09-2012, 09:58
Here's a pic of different generations. The Gen 4's were just released so no picture. I have gen 3 G29SF and G20SF

scarecrow734
07-09-2012, 10:22
thanks that really helped! the one im looking at is a gen 3.

MIAMIbaseballer
07-09-2012, 17:41
Can't go wrong with a Gen 3 or any other Glock. I just picked up a new Gen 3 G20 a few months ago and love it. good luck

scarecrow734
07-09-2012, 18:47
i went up tonight to check it out again and looking at it closer i could not say no. i would be suprised if there was 100 rounds thru this gun.ended up getting it for 390 plus tax and backround total out the door was 420. i would post a pic of it but we all know what a G29 looks like. and it is a gen 3. only downside is no box , paperwork or second mag. but what do ya expect for 390.00.

swinokur
07-10-2012, 04:53
good job. you'll enjoy shooting it.

nickE10mm
07-10-2012, 08:42
i went up tonight to check it out again and looking at it closer i could not say no. i would be suprised if there was 100 rounds thru this gun.ended up getting it for 390 plus tax and backround total out the door was 420. i would post a pic of it but we all know what a G29 looks like. and it is a gen 3. only downside is no box , paperwork or second mag. but what do ya expect for 390.00.

For a Gen3 G29, i'd be REAL happy with that OTD price.... ya did good!

scarecrow734
07-10-2012, 09:30
thanks guys...now im itching to shoot it...

took
07-10-2012, 10:15
Is it possible to have a Gen3 29 without the rails, or is it only the Gen 2.5 that comes with finger grooves, and no rail. OP congrats on the 29 the best option in my opinion!

bac1023
07-11-2012, 01:33
:welcome: and congrats

VN350X10
07-11-2012, 21:19
I've had my G29 since Sept of '97 & have never regretted it. It's been my carry/work gun since then, working in several gunshops.
Get a GOOD holster & be happy ! (personal choice is Galco Concealable )

uncle albert

nickE10mm
07-12-2012, 07:36
Is it possible to have a Gen3 29 without the rails, or is it only the Gen 2.5 that comes with finger grooves, and no rail. OP congrats on the 29 the best option in my opinion!

I believe that all of the models with finger grooves but no rail are considered gen 2.5

took
07-12-2012, 09:04
I believe that all of the models with finger grooves but no rail are considered gen 2.5
Looking up the serial I found it's actually a Gen3 with a born on date of March/April 2001. It had finger grooves got rid of them and no rail.

scarecrow734
07-12-2012, 10:21
not that is really matters but i realized last night mine is a SF model.

Fire_Medic
07-12-2012, 12:07
I believe that all of the models with finger grooves but no rail are considered gen 2.5

This is correct, Gen 3's have the light rail

took
07-12-2012, 12:25
This is correct, Gen 3's have the light rail
Everywhere I look up the serial for my non-railed 29 shows that it's a gen3. I would be happy with it being a 2.5 and according to the images would have been a 2.5. However looking up the serial it shows Gen3? How is this possible.

Fire_Medic
07-12-2012, 12:40
Everywhere I look up the serial for my non-railed 29 shows that it's a gen3. I would be happy with it being a 2.5 and according to the images would have been a 2.5. However looking up the serial it shows Gen3? How is this possible.


I am not sure on the exact answer to your question, but in my first armorers course it was made clear that finger grooves and no rail was Gen 2.5, like many of the first G29/G30 models.

I would say the mother ship can give you the best answer over a thread on the internet with serial numbers, or anything I have to say.

All I can think of off the top of my head is there might have been frames left with no rail still being put out at the beginning of when the railed models were, which seems like a good possibility.

When in doubt, call Glock :super grin:


Not that the generation of the gun makes a difference in how it shoots or anything, but it is nice to know the answer 100% concrete.

took
07-12-2012, 12:43
When in doubt, call Glock :super grin:

Thanks for the info, I love it regardless of Gen.... This what I am gonna tell my buddies when their Sigs act up...

Fire_Medic
07-12-2012, 12:46
Thanks for the info, I love it regardless of Gen.... This what I am gonna tell my buddies when their Sigs act up...

Just trying to help, would be curious on the answer if/when you do find one, just for my personal knowledge. :supergrin:

took
07-12-2012, 12:48
Me too, every place I look up the serial shows it as a gen3, but it had grooves and no rail. Lol my little weirdo! Wouldn't have it any other way.

Fire_Medic
07-12-2012, 12:49
Me too, every place I look up the serial shows it as a gen3, but it had grooves and no rail. Lol my little weirdo! Wouldn't have it any other way.

As my late father-in-law would say "It's a conversation piece" :cool:

dm1906
07-12-2012, 13:30
Me too, every place I look up the serial shows it as a gen3, but it had grooves and no rail. Lol my little weirdo! Wouldn't have it any other way.

The serial number check should come back to a Gen 3. It is a Gen 3. There is no "Gen 2.5" (officially), but the early Gen 3's don't really fit in the Gen 2 or Gen 3 category, due to the missing rail, so that's what we've called it. It's just an early design release Gen 3. That's all. Why did they do it? Who knows...... Call Glock, but they won't know any more about it, or ain't talkin'.

nickE10mm
07-12-2012, 14:35
The serial number check should come back to a Gen 3. It is a Gen 3. There is no "Gen 2.5" (officially), but the early Gen 3's don't really fit in the Gen 2 or Gen 3 category, due to the missing rail, so that's what we've called it. It's just an early design release Gen 3. That's all. Why did they do it? Who knows...... Call Glock, but they won't know any more about it, or ain't talkin'.

Yep, what he said

owl6roll
07-13-2012, 04:22
Muzzle blast (10mm) more or less than a .357 mag (revolver)?????

nickE10mm
07-13-2012, 05:07
Muzzle blast (10mm) more or less than a .357 mag (revolver)?????

.357 hurts more because it's a way sharper crack. That being said, ALWAYS use protection!

nickE10mm
07-13-2012, 07:23
I should also add to this that the difference in blast from a 6" 10mm compared to a 3.8" 10mm is substantial. A longslide or long barreled 10mm is much easier to deal with than setting off a round from a G29, for example. The G29 produces substantial blast. :cool:

owl6roll
07-13-2012, 18:49
In my youth, I shot 50 rounds of .357 mag, without protection. Stupid thing to do. After so many rounds, it didn't hurt anymore. I know I lost hearing that day.

nickE10mm
07-13-2012, 18:53
In my youth, I shot 50 rounds of .357 mag, without protection. Stupid thing to do. After so many rounds, it didn't hurt anymore. I know I lost hearing that day.

I did the same thing with a .45 auto and I haven't been the same since. Have been 100% good since then though. Still, the damage is done.

gatorboy
07-13-2012, 23:46
The FG no-rail 29's are considered G3's. Probably because there were never any non-FG 29/30's. The early 26/27 models had FG's that were shiny-smooth - as in no grippy ridges in FG valleys. AFAIK, the 29/30 models always had texture. Anyway, the 29/30 SF's are the models with the least changes of all from G4's with better (more scratch resistant for sure and IMO, less rust prone) slides. Keep an eye out for new G3 (non ambi) mags. I picked up a ton for $10 each a year or two ago from CDNN I think it was. You did well, enjoy.

gatorboy
07-13-2012, 23:54
Yep, what he said

Those were made for probably a decade like that. Reason was is the same reason the real sub compacts don't have them - they're carry pistols. Nightstand and duty pistols benefit from lights, not 3.5" - 3.75" barreled, two finger grip, polymer framed lead huckers.

Quoted the wrong post Ahhh, F--- it!

clarkstoncz
07-14-2012, 18:44
That's a good price for any generation G29.

Any thoughts on carry ammo or a holster?

VN350X10
07-14-2012, 21:35
Read above, had to go look at my "children"....both my G29 & my G27 are non-rail, finger groove with checkering in the valley's of the FG. And my G29 might well be one of the first ones in the state of IL. so it's an oldie, sn is CDH XXX US. Bought in Aug. of '97.
As far as holsters, I really prefer leather, so Galco or Mitch Rosen are the way to fly. If you want a plastic holster & the Glock oem doesn't do it for you, it would be hard to beat either Blade Tech or Blackhawk, the latter if you want/need a retention type holster. I've been using Galco since BEFORE they were known as such, they started as "The Original Jackass Leather Co." in Glenview, IL many, many canoe wrecks ago.
I still have one of those, for a S&W "N" frame & still use it for my S&W 610 (yep, another 10MM !)

uncle albert

scarecrow734
07-16-2012, 07:29
That's a good price for any generation G29.

Any thoughts on carry ammo or a holster?

im eyeballing galco fletch don hume 721 and 711.

ammo probably dt.

arushus
07-16-2012, 09:43
Doubletap is overpriced and fails to meet its published velocities. This has been well documented! I highly recommend underwoodammo.com, their ammo is high quality, full power, and lives up to its velocities consistently. Oh, and their ammo is much better priced!

took
07-16-2012, 10:11
underwoodammo.com
:thumbsup: