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10mm G29 or .45 G30?

  • G29 / 10mm

    Votes: 5 26.3%
  • G30 / .45 ACP

    Votes: 14 73.7%
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Rob, since you've owned 30's before, you pretty well know what you're going to get with a 29. I enjoyed 20/29's back when I reloaded for them. They have a wide velocity band from pleasant to wicked. As loaded by Norma, they drove them to almost 41 magnum velocities, and like most magnums, they had a slight crack and whip. Nothing to be concerned about, and controllability was not an issue. Very fun guns to shoot.

Nowadays, lightweight 45acp driven to higher velocities is not that much different than the "10mm" ammo being loaded by the few manufacturers who still offer it. Therefore, I'd stick with the 30. Any gun store will have 45. I'd only opt for the 10mm if I were still reloading it, otherwise it offers nothing right now that the 45 doesn't.

I currently own two G30's and am breaking in a 30sf. Great compact package, and as you know, unbelievably accurate for a gun its size. I lot of guys still swear by the 10mm and I must admit to an affinity for it also, as a reloader can do anything with it that a 45 can do. IMO that is the key. I'm not going to get into another 20/29 until I decide to start reloading for it again, if ever.
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