This is a discussion on Glock 30 vs. Glock 29 for Home Defense within the Defensive Carry Guns forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Originally Posted by WHEC724 Get the G30, and then also get a Lone Wolf 10mm barrel, G29 recoil spring and G29 mags. You'll have the ...
If your lookin' at a G30 for home defense.... .45acp .......what would you need a 10mm for ?
I have a G30 sf and a Commander the G30 is lighter and easier for me to shoot. It's become my primary carry it fits MY hands perfectly.
Shoot both then decide. I run 230 gr.JHP in both.
Quit whining and moaning about the .45 and 10mm power. Get a .500 S&W and be done with it.
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I love both calibers, but in all honesty I'd say go with the G30. .45ACP will be easier and cheaper to find locally than 10mm will ever be, which should be a factor for anyone who's about to retire.
Well, unless you're a reloader or going to take up reloading with all of your new spare time.
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My Glock 30sf is on my hip now, so my vote is for it, but I'd recommend a 9mm also. Glock 17, with a light and +2 adapter; 19 rounds of Federal 147gr HST. Plenty of ammo to fight your way to a long gun.
i haven't kept up on more recent development in 10mm, so i might be wrong, but:
10mm for a while was made in two power levels: the original load from Norma, which was developed for the ill-fated Bren Ten, called for a 200 grain bullet at 1200fps - very stout. when the FBI decided to adopt 10mm, they also decided that this was too powerful for all of its agents, so they specified a milder load of 180 grains at 850(?) fps. some smart folks decided that they could reach this power level in a 9mm length cartridge, and thus .40S&W was born.
if this is still the case, then you will need to look carefully at the manufacturer's specs on each 10mm load you fire, to see if what you're shooting is closer to the original load or closer to the downloaded FBI specification.
I'd never recommend something that I don't own and shoot. Thanks for the catch.
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