GUN 10mm Input

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  1. ljp3

    ljp3 New Member

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    I was thiniking of getting the Sig Navy as my next purchase but a friend was telling me about 10mm and how great they are. Does anyone have experience with this round and any paticular models?
     
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    jtl090179 Oh I get it, yeah. He's the girl, then you're the OT Supporter

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    youre probably looking for squidtl1K, hell be able to tell you tons about that round
     
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    I'll quote Massad Ayoob from this book I'm reading (I know some people don't like him, but hey, it's another opinion):
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    Want2race Fearless

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    Its one dead sexy round!
     
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    kellyclan She only loves you when she's drunk.

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    As long as you don't want a practical gun, 10mm is great! :big grin:
     
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    Ohhh man ayoob on ballistics....;)

    Seriously though I really like the 10mm. Its quite easy to shoot (though people who have never shot it will tell you its a rocket). THe round is very versatile and can be loaded with a wide variety of bullet weights making anywhere from a round that will do 1600fps and fragment from velocity or very deep penetrating rounds suitable for hunting. In the middle you have mid weight loads like 165 and 180 gr loads which I think are prefect for defense. For example doubletap is probably the premier producer for 10mm rounds and they offer performance like:
    165gr Gold Dot JHP @ 1400fps - 14.25" / 1.02"
    180gr Gold Dot JHP @ 1300fps - 15.25" / .96"

    I think that 180gr gold dot is just about the perfect defensive round.

    Now lets talk about the problems with 10mm. Its expensive to shoot because its not popular. If you don't reload you better have deep pockets. Not only are the rounds expensive but most rounds are just barely hotter than .40 and don't live up to the capability of 10mm. Doubletap is an exception and winchester's silvertap is loaded pretty decently too. There also aren't a ton of guns made today chambered for it. If you were looking for current production models EAA makes a 10mm witness and most popular are the glock 20 and 29. I personally have a s&w 1076 that I love (frame mounted decocker much like a sig but with a better triggre) but its single stack so mostly just a fun gun for me to shoot.
     
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    Yeah, that was mostly for you.

    You agree with Ayoob :mamoru:
     
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    I must shower :big grin:
     
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    10 mm is the shit
     
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    Thanks guys, I am still very interested in the 10mm. I do reload on a limited basis so cost isn't that big a deal. Trying to find a place that has one I can demo on the range but that is not likely and about the only models I have seen here are the Glocks. Hopefully this weekend I will have a new addition :)
     
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    The glocks are pretty sweet, a great mix of capacity and power. The grip is a little fat for some people but its the same as a glock 30 so its not that bad. Also you can get a drop in .40 barrel and shoot .40 out of them if you ever want to economize. a 29 is vrey high on my list of must have handguns.
     
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    I'd like to try 10mm, but there are so many drawbacks. It's kinda sad.
     

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