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    Is 10mm Underappreciated?

    Firearms Food for Thought: Is 10mm Underappreciated?

    Posted 2 days ago in Daily News, Guns & Gear, Other Gear & Gadgets, Pistols by katie.ainsworth

    When you walk into any sizable gun store the options can be a bit overwhelming (or absolutely thrilling, depending on your viewpoint). Firearms in a number of calibers with countless features and options are displayed on the walls, within glass counters, and on the hips of employees. And when you try to engage said employees in conversation, whether with questions or simply to take a look at a specific gun, you’re frequently hit with opinions as varied as the guns on display. If you ask what the best handgun caliber is – “best” being used somewhat loosely – you’re going to get a different answer depending on a few factors. Are you male? Female? Tall? Short? Do you have that tough, capable look or do you appear a little stand-offish, maybe even timid? Sure, appearances can be deceiving, but a lot of assumptions are made based on them. So when the suggested handgun calibers start rolling out, they vary depending on different factors and, of course, opinions. But when those suggestions are made, how often is the 10mm among them? Is the 10mm underappreciated – and underused?


    The 10mm hasn’t been around long, not by ammo standards. It has about 33 years behind it, and unlike some calibers it didn’t enjoy near-immediate widespread use. As many of you know the late Col. Jeff Cooper was behind its creation; Cooper wanted a round with greater ballistics than the .45 ACP provides and a significantly more powerful punch than the 9mm. Six years after the 10mm was designed the FBI selected it for use by agents, but it didn’t take long for them to change their minds. The round may have met the requirements for overall power but it came with recoil in excess of what most agents could easily master which, of course, played a role in the creation of the .40 S&W.

    Of course, as with any gun it is possible to master the 10mm. Many gun owners love it, and not only for use on the range. Many use them for both home defense and self-defense – yes, it makes a good EDC. Then there’s its hunting applications which are varied and, quite frankly, awesome.

    What do you think? Is the 10mm underappreciated or is it right where it should be (which is definitely not with the popular kids of the handgun world, not when it comes to self-defense, anyway)?

    Sidenote: Yes, it is possible to talk about the 10mm without getting into a debate about the Bren Ten. Just saying.

    http://www.thefirearmblog.com/blog/2...erappreciated/
    Pat ------> NRA Endowment Member

    #2
    Love 10mm and my delta elite

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      #3
      Not in bear country it isn't. A 10mm is on my list.

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        #4
        The 10mm is an extreamly powerful round.... for people who don't actually own or shoot any truly powerful rounds. lol
        Dear Buddha, please bring me a pony and a plastic rocket.

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          #5
          Ammo is expensive but other then that great round . I reload so no big deal
          let's make america great again

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            #6
            I'm also in the market for a 10. I'm not sure if I want the Sig P220 or a Glock 20/29.
            "The Open Carry guy is my decoy."

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              #7
              ^^^^^ Delta Elite for the win!
              Pat ------> NRA Endowment Member

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                #8
                Originally posted by Paté View Post
                ^^^^^ Delta Elite for the win!

                Not too sure I want a single-action. Looked at the DA/SA Sig 220 Match Elite in 10mm and loved it.

                The Glock 29 is actually the front-runner because I can still CCW it or comfortably carry it on the trail with heavy camera equipment.

                "The Open Carry guy is my decoy."

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                  #9
                  Love my delta elite. Carry it when on the trails. Sig came out with with the p220 after I bought the colt. May have to buy a sig now. Don't own a glock and have no desire to, won't take one if I won one.

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                    #10
                    The old,third generation Smith & Wessons are also very nice in 10mm.

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                      #11
                      The 41 mag is unappreciated. The 10mm was supposed to be the pistol version of this. They keep watering it down.

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                        #12
                        Glock 20 with home made rounds and hard cast bullets is a good combo. The sweet part is you can shoot .40 thru it also.( I am not going to debate it do the research) . Its nice to have super hot .40 loads too.
                        In some places, people enjoy 15 rounds of uninterrupted shooting pleasure.

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                          #13
                          Originally posted by mickeyblueyes View Post
                          . The sweet part is you can shoot .40 thru it also.( I am not going to debate it do the research)
                          Dude, you seem like a good guy. As someone who builds guns, understands how they work, and talks to reamer and ammunition makers with some frequency, be careful.

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                            cas commented
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                            The research will show it's a VERY bad idea.

                          #14
                          LMAO- I just look at who the "author" of that post was... yikes. She is awful.

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                            #15
                            Originally posted by Happy Camper View Post
                            Not in bear country it isn't. A 10mm is on my list.
                            I would think that 15 rds of 10mm would be preferable to 5/6 rounds of 44mag or even 454

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