Funny.......that would about do it...... :lol:MrApathy said:go shoot a few boxes fullhouse 10mm without hearing protection and decide if its going to come back. by the end of the day you should be wondering if your hearing is going to be coming back.
most commercial 10mm ammo is loaded to 40sw levels.
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.mikey said:(SNIP) 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.
I've never shot the original Norma ammo from the 80's; I've heard that was a sight to see!mikey said: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.