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#180674 - 05/04/17 09:02 AM Re: 10mm thoughts [Re: reflex264]
Brian V
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Long time lurker, first time posting.

I just recently purchased a Dan Wesson Bruin in 45ACP...love it so much that I now have a Bruin in 10mm on order. This is what I will be using this fall for deer season in Michigan. Guess it's time to sell the Coonan because it won't be getting used.

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#180685 - 05/05/17 12:40 AM Re: 10mm thoughts [Re: Raptortrapper]
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For me, I would go with the Glock 20. Though, the 1911 10mm holds some allure since I also have a soft spot for almost any 1911. I have given this question some thought and here is how it broke down for me.

I wanted a utilitarian workhorse 10mm. I also wanted something light and simple. It would fill the role as woods packing gun when I did not need the power of a larger caliber, and would be lighter to boot. I opted for a Glock or a 1911.

1911- cons - heavier than Glock, more expensive( but still worth it), need extra mag to meet Glock capacity(therefore more complex). Do you get worried about putting some wear on your guns( I don't mind character)

Pros- great trigger, slim profile for easier packing, 10mm 1911s are just plain cool and I still want one. Since you mentioned concealment, I would say for me a 1911 is easier to conceal since it is more slim. The Glock is one fat handgun. Maybe if I had a better cc holster for it would be about the same.

Glock cons - worse trigger, it's fat.

Pros - light weight, higher capacity in a single package.

For my needs the Glock has the advantage because it's pros have a lot of up side in its desired role. I put a lighter trigger in it and the width is not that big of a deal in open carry. I do have large hands and the Glock fits me well. But I don't know how someone with smaller hands would like it's width. I bought a gen 4 Glock 20 a couple of years ago and could not be more pleased. I have it loaded with 180 gr xtps and it is decently accurate. I do shoot it fast and well in the limited self defense drills I do. I also enjoy shooting at distance with it. 75, 100, 150 yards. I have been working on getting a load worked up for a 200 gr hard cast WFN, but no luck yet.

For me a Glock is a reliable, simple, light, all business gun that gets its done. I can appreciate it for doing a job well.

My thoughts on the 10mm as a cartridge. It is fantastic overall with some caveats. If you have a 10mm you may as well use it. This means hot premium ammunition. If you shoot regular off the shelf 10mm stuff you get .40 SW performance at a higher price in a larger framed gun. I have nothing against .40 SW by the way.

Let us know what you decide.


Edited by shorter11 (05/05/17 12:42 AM)

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#180699 - 05/05/17 06:57 PM Re: 10mm thoughts [Re: shorter11]
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Still haven't fully decided yet. Your breakdown is pretty much in line with my thoughts on all this. I'm still considering the Glock, but I've always been a 1911 guy. And I don't plan on running anything through it except hardcast during hunting season, and they tell me I'm not supposed to run that through a stock Glock barrel. Aftermarket stuff is available of course, but I'm not an aftermarket kind of guy.

Big drawback to me is the price tag for a quality 1911. I'm thinking I may wait another couple months, save some more pennies, and get the 1911. Which one, I'm not sure yet.
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#180706 - 05/06/17 08:04 AM Re: 10mm thoughts [Re: Raptortrapper]
shorter11
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According to Buffalo Bore hardcast will not harm a polygonal barrel. I have not tried it myself as I have been using a Lone Wolf barrel when I shoot hardcast.
Here is the link. https://www.buffalobore.com/index.php?l=product_list&c=59

I have been pleased with my G20 scatching my 10mm itch, but if your heart is partially with something else, save your pennies and get what you really want.

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#180748 - 05/08/17 12:01 PM Re: 10mm thoughts [Re: H2OBUG]
Craig44
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The new 6" Remington 1911.

I shot a Glock 21 for 15yrs and never found it comfortable. Not the angle or the shape. They're too coarse for hunting for my tastes. Don't miss them or want another.

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#180794 - 05/11/17 12:29 AM Re: 10mm thoughts [Re: Craig44]
Bob Roach
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I have owned a S&W 610 Revolver in 10mm/40 S&W since the early 1990's. Way back when 10mm ammo got seriously watered down to keep from prematurely damaging Colt Deltas and 1000 series S&W auto's. I have ran 10mm through a chronograph that was slower than the same companies 40 S&W factory ammunition. The Glock will hold up much better to Heavy & Hot hand loads. If I were getting a 10mm to hunt with, and planned to handload it to it's full potential, it would be a Glock.
Just My 2 Cents.

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#180811 - 05/11/17 10:05 AM Re: 10mm thoughts [Re: Bob Roach]
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 Quote:
Way back when 10mm ammo got seriously watered down to keep from prematurely damaging Colt Deltas and 1000 series S&W auto's.


As well as FBI agent's egos ;-)
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#180823 - 05/11/17 05:59 PM Re: 10mm thoughts [Re: s4s4u]
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Bob-- About this S&W 610 Revolver...

Will it handle the stout loads as well? Heck, I really like the idea of a revolver in 10mm, but my mind just jumped track and went straight to having a Super Blackhawk done by Jack Huntington in 10mm. So much for conceal carry with that though!
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#180842 - 05/12/17 06:56 AM Re: 10mm thoughts [Re: Raptortrapper]
Bob Roach
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Several 610 Revolvers have been bored deeper to shoot 10mm Magnum rounds. No problem with Full House 10mm at all. The 610 is a Stainless Steel N Frame S&W. Same frame as a 41 or 44 Magnum.
Mine is an early no dash model that I have owned since the early 1990's. The revolver will take a lot more than Full House 10mm has to offer.
Bob
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#180914 - 05/17/17 11:10 PM Re: 10mm thoughts [Re: Bob Roach]
Brian375hh
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I just traded in a Glock 10mm on a new Sig 10mm. I could never warm up to the Glock. Average accuracy at best. The Sig is a whole lot heavier due to the steel frame but its a real joy to shoot. I plan on carrying it a lot.

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Edited by Brian375hh (05/17/17 11:17 PM)

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