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Old 08-27-2011, 15:02   #1
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Glock 29 Vs 27 as CCW

I have been looking at a G29 or G27 awhile now and am about to purchase.

Couple of questions.

1. How does the 29 hold up shooting full power 10mm ammo ( I cant see shooting the milder stuff or I would just go for the 27 .40 S&W)? The reason I ask is I had several Colt Delta Elites (older version) and ran into slide issues, and what seemed to be accelerated wear on the pistol and am curious if Glock designed the 29 to shoot full the power loads. I tend to practice around 200-300 rounds a month and would use mostly the mild stuff for target use but also the full power stuff as it would be my SD ammo.

2. I currently CC either a Colt Railgun (5" 1911) or a Sig P238 both in IWB holsters and wanted a pistol in between these 2 extremes and was wondering how the slightly larger frame of the 29 compares in CC IWB to the 27.

I had previously owned a G26 and loved the pistol so I am somewhat familiar with carrying a G27 as it relates to its size, etc.

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Old 08-27-2011, 15:14   #2
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If you had a 26 you know the 27 is like. The 29 is definitely bigger. Imo it's too big for cc. Thats just me. I carried a 23 and still do sometimes.
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Old 08-27-2011, 15:18   #3
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I carry a G27, lots of power in a small package. Bought it a year ago, haven't shot my G26 since.

Contrary to what you read here recoil is not SNAPPY (what a silly word). Controlled double taps are easy w/the G27.

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Old 08-27-2011, 18:02   #4
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I have a G30(same dimensions as 29) and a G26. The 26 is easier to conceal quickly, while the 30 takes some thought on placement. The thickness of the 30 is definitely noticeable but not enough to make me keep it home.
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Old 08-27-2011, 18:26   #5
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I have a G30(same dimensions as 29) and a G26. The 26 is easier to conceal quickly, while the 30 takes some thought on placement. The thickness of the 30 is definitely noticeable but not enough to make me keep it home.
The width is my concern on the G29, I usually carry a full size 1911 which is thinner but much longer. Guess I will need to see what type of holster I might end up using. I normally use leather holsters which add a bit of thickness to the package, maybe I will look at Kydex holsters if I decide on the G29.

Thanks for the input.
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Old 08-27-2011, 18:30   #6
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I carry a 29 with no issue. It only has 1k rounds threw it but no issues with ammo. If the 29 fits your hand better than the 27 go with it. I like the width of 29 better.
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Old 08-27-2011, 18:31   #7
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The G29 will hold up to anything you put through it.....at least the older models will.
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Old 08-27-2011, 18:42   #8
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The G29 will hold up to anything you put through it.....at least the older models will.
Good deal, the durability was my other concern. I am looking at Gen3 for this purchase.

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Old 08-27-2011, 19:29   #9
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If you know what size an M&P Compact is, it would be in between the 27 and 29. The slide is inbetween in width and length and it's closer in height to the 29. The 29 weighs about 3-4 oz. more. It shoots softer than the 27 IMO. For the average guy who does'nt reload, the 27 is sweet. If you do, the 29 would be worth it. I have and carry all three along with the 23. If you want the smallest the 27 wins. If the 29 and 23 will do it's really depends on if you want 13+1 of 40 or 10+1 of 10mm. They are very close in size and weight fully loaded.
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1. How does the 29 hold up shooting full power 10mm ammo

and was wondering how the slightly larger frame of the 29 compares in CC IWB to the 27.

I had previously owned a G26 and loved the pistol so I am somewhat familiar with carrying a G27 as it relates to its size, etc.

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I have a 29 and a 26. Sold my 27's. The 26/27 size carries MUCH easier than the model 29 with its wide slide. I don't like to carry it although a great woods gun if you need its power.

I am certain the model 29 will hold up just fine.
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Old 08-28-2011, 00:47   #11
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The 29 is basically the same length/height as the 19/23. It is .09" wider, tho. If you carry it OWB in any manner, you'll never perceive the difference.

I have both. 200gr Hornady XTPs in the 29 are very manageable, and do not feel different than std 40s.

The one place I've noticed the difference is in one-handed shooting. 27 is more challenging with the smaller grip.
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Old 08-28-2011, 00:50   #12
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Swampfox has some really hot ammo, and some of it is NOT recommended for the G29.
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Old 08-28-2011, 03:35   #13
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I like both, if you are used to carrying a 1911, the G29 should work for you. But to be honest, the thickness does take some getting use to.
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Old 08-28-2011, 05:20   #14
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A good IWB will help a lot
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Old 08-28-2011, 06:28   #15
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Swampfox has some really hot ammo, and some of it is NOT recommended for the G29.
True. They have another load developed specifically for the G29.

http://www.swampfoxgunworks.com/swam...me.php?cat=406
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Old 08-28-2011, 06:40   #16
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The 29 is nice and I love 10mm. The 27, 26 size is perfect for carry. Very comfortable and very shootable. I would and do side on the side of the 27.
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Old 08-28-2011, 07:24   #17
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10+1 of 10mm or 9+1 of 40sw, and the G23 and G29 are near the same size except width...I carry both and had a 27. Now I carry the G29 and with the right holster it can be done.
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Old 09-05-2011, 10:17   #18
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After locating a local gun store with both a 27 and 29 on hand I bought the 27 as it was enough thinner to actually make a felt difference in IWB carry. They had a DeSantis Cozy Partner holster (what I use on my Sig P238) on hand for the 27 and the combo felt very good in a brief fit test.

We went out of town for the weekend to my brother-in-law's (a LEO) and carried the 27 in the holster for most of the weekend along with the 3hr drive each way and was very pleased with my decision, really didn't know the gun was there.

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Old 09-05-2011, 11:08   #19
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I own both but carry the G27 because it is smaller.
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I think the 29 would end up like my wonderful-shooting 30sf, a housegun. I carry the 27 just about all the time. I buy trousers from Cabelas that have roomy front pockets and carry it in a Kramer pocket holster sometimes.
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Contrary to what you read here recoil is not SNAPPY (what a silly word).
Contrary to what you seem to believe, a lot of people really do have issues with the recoil of .40s. They aren't just making it up.
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I carry a G27, lots of power in a small package. Bought it a year ago, haven't shot my G26 since.

Contrary to what you read here recoil is not SNAPPY (what a silly word). Controlled double taps are easy w/the G27.

Go for the MOST power in the SMALLEST gun.
Whether the 40 is "more powerful" than the 9mm, strictly depends on the shooter. If the shooter cannot place accurate shots because of recoil, then it doesn't matter "how powerful" a round is. Recoil is all perception, and it will vary from shooter to shooter. I don't care for the 27, but have no issues w/ a 23 at all.

That being said... the main issue w/ the 29, is going to be cost of ammo/ammo availability. From the sounds of the OP, he seems to know about 10mm's, so I'm guessing he is prepared for this.

The only other issue, the 29 is a bit of a brick. If concealment could possibly be an issue at all, go w/ the 27.

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Contrary to what you seem to believe, a lot of people really do have issues with the recoil of .40s. They aren't just making it up.
It does have a heavier (?) recoil than my G26 (9mm) as would be expected but is very comfortable to shoot (even in the compact G27) but far less recoil than other caliber / gun combinations I have shot. I don't see the recoil of a .40 to be an issue for most folks IMO.

I finally got to go to the range today to shoot the G27 and I am very happy with it. Shot 200 rds of FMJFN and 100 rds of Gold Dots. Never missed a beat.

Guess I am going to have to leave the 1911 at home now as I am a very happy camper with the G27 as my IWB CCW. The 1911 (5") was pushing the limits on me carrying it comfortably in an IWB carry setup anyway.
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That being said... the main issue w/ the 29, is going to be cost of ammo/ammo availability.
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That was a large part of it and my desire to get away from larger frame pistols for CCW weighed heavily on my selection of the G27 over the G29. I have reloading equipment for the 10mm but don't really plan on shooting the G27 that much except to keep fresh on its handling.
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Recoil is all perception, and it will vary from shooter to shooter.
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I have to agree as my LCP feels harder to shoot well because of the recoil (from a very small package) and isn't my favorite gun to shoot at the range.

The G27 feels like a slow solid thump with less barrel kick up while the LCP feels like its recoil is very fast (that snappy feel??? ) and generates more barrel rise. Again that "perception thing"
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