10mm.

Discussion in 'Anything Else' started by breechplug, Feb 11, 2006.

  1. breechplug

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    I've been looking into getting into a 10mm, anyone have any ideas?
    The only one I have found is a Glock.
     
  2. soapyballs

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    Funny.......that would about do it...... :lol:
    If I did some hunting, or hiking a 10mm sounds like a good idea. I'm not sure I'd do a 10 otherwise.....recoil, ballistics, is it worth it??
    My first choice would be Glock 29.....small, concealable, good recoil system.....other then my Steyr's I love the G30....I'd carry that anywhere.........but full load 10mm silver tips would be a bear to shoot in anything I would think........by the way, the G29 is on my short list too..............
     
  5. Guest

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    Dan Wesson also makes some very nice 10mms.

    ranburr
     
  6. srfl

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    The 10mm has made sort of a comeback (compared to when every ammo maker was dropping the caliber thanks to the .40S&W) thanks to innovative ammo manufacturers like Doubletap Ammo, Georgia Arms and Buffalo Bore.

    With those companies, and several others, they bring the 10mm up to full-power glory. The big boys, read: Federal, Winchester, etc., insist on wimping out their 10mm loads to .40S&W specs. Not that the latter caliber is wimpy, but for those ballistics, give me, well, a .40 S&W. If I get a 10mm (of which I own three), give me the proper full-power ballistics.

    Dan Wesson (oops, I mean CZ) still has several 10mm's in production, such as the 1911 Razorback and PM7, to be complemented with their new 6" Global Hunter.

    The phenomenal S&W 10XX series is no more (for a bunch of years), but you can still find mint samples of those great guns on Gunbroker, Auction Arms and Gunsamerica. I have a S&W 1066 which is built like a proverbial tank.


    All of that said, will the marketshare of this fine caliber even come a hair's diameter close to the .45 ACP, .40S&W and other guns....nope and it'll probably never will...but the 10mm is still alive and near and dear to the hearts of us 10mm fans.
     
  7. RiceCakes

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    Are 10mm loaded hotter? I thought 10mm and 40sw would be the same. Whats the difference?
     
  8. srfl

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    The difference between a 10mm and .40S&W is akin to the difference between a .357 Magnum and .38 Special.
     
  9. FlaChef

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    which is akin to 9x23 and 9x19
     
  10. radius

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    i got a ss para-ord P16-40 limited and rechambered it for 10mm. hi-cap, mild recoil, higher-power round. i use the 45 recoil spring, replacement parts aren't a problem and the slide mass is enough to keep the slide velocity down. use the regular 40cal mags.
     
  11. mikey

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    Just for the record, I’ve shot lots of 10mm in my Wyoming Arms piece, and never thought much about the recoil or report . . . until I got hold of some full-house Norma 10mm ammunition a while back.

    KA-BOOM!!!! Let me tell you, when you’re shooting real-deal 10mm, you’ll know it!

    Really, it’s almost too violent for personal defense use. Reminded me of shooting .357 magnums through my 3” barreled Ruger GP-100. Likely great for hunting, though.
     
  12. srfl

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    Nah...I'd say they were akin to the 9x23 and 357 SIG (the 9x23 and 357 SIG roughly being 10mm and .40 S&W necked down to accept 9mm diameter bullets).
     
  13. srfl

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    Too violent in recoil? If so, I don't think that's the case; I can fire controlled pairs and weakhand-only out of my three 10mm's (Dan Wesson 1911, S&W 1066 and EAA Witness) all day with Doubletap Ammo in 180, 165, 155 and 135 grain loads....I've never tried it with full-power 200 grain loads though.
     
  14. mikey

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    Actually, I have to agree that the recoil wasn't all that terrible; probably only a bit more than a .45ACP+P. It was the muzzle blast and flash that shocked the bejabbers out of me.

    Of course, that could have just been the Norma ammo. Handloads (or better-sorted factory loads) might not have put on as much of a show.
     
  15. srfl

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    I've never shot the original Norma ammo from the 80's; I've heard that was a sight to see!

    Try shooting Corbon .45 ACP 165 grain +P JHP out of Star PD.....in a word: OUCH! Never again!!!