I would buy one today if I could find one. I’d take a .40 also. They only make them in 9mm now so those are impossible to find. Buds had them in .40 a month or so ago but they sold out before I could get one.
I've been thinking about a 229, but in their cherrywood / alloy finish. Looks gorgeous. I want to see if I can fire one first before I commit, so I can feel the double action on the first round to see if I hate it or not. Maybe when I'm down in Texas next time.
I checked out the 29 when I bought my g20. It was a tough choice but I wasnt planning on carrying it so I went with the 20. And im glad I did.
The 20 is a handful.....literally fills your hand.....but extremely accurate.
Accurate to the point that I laugh everytime I shoot it. Putting 20 rounds in a 4 inch group at 25 yards makes me laugh. Mostly because im not even close to that with any other handgun I own.....not even close. I swear I am wasting targets when shooting the 20.....I only use the middle.....such a waste. And this is not bragging, im genuinely surprised I can shoot so good.
Then to top it off, the 20 is easy to carry with a IWB Kydex holster.
When you cimpare the 2 in person, the 29 is not much smaller.
However the grip is shorter so it may be better for some to carry....I wear loose tshirts.
.380 shines when you absolutely cannot print in a place like your job where they will fire you if ever discovered. The smallest 9mm is still way bigger than the smallest .380 like an LCP or Seecamp.
.40 on the other hand does absolutely nothing that other service calibers do not do. What it will do is penetrate when in a Hard Cast load for hunting than a 9mm Hard Cast due to the extra weight but it’s marginal. Just a few inches.
I was torn between a 10mm 1911 and a .44 mag revolver. Spent a lot of time considering splitting the difference with a 10mm revolver. Ended up going with the S&W 629 .44 magnum 5". It's the same frame size (N-frame) as the 10mm 610, but something about 10mm in a revolver didn't sit well with me. I feel like it wastes both the caliber's potential and the revolver's potential. Because of the cylinder gap, the 10mm won't be as powerful out of a revolver as out of an autoloader of the same barrel length. Also, most revolvers big enough to handle 10mm can handle way more powerful rounds meant for revolvers. The exception to that is the Ruger GP100 in 10mm.
That said, a 10mm revolver can shoot .40 S&W the same way a .357 can shoot .38s and a .44 Mag can shoot .44 Special, so you'd get 2-in-1 calibers.
In the end, my decision to go for a revolver was mainly because I enjoy them more than autoloaders and secondly because I reload and hate chasing brass. The two 10mm 1911s I really liked and was considering were the Springfield Armory 10mm Chevusa linked to or the Kimber Camp Guard 10mm.