GUN Hands on - which is better? 10mm vs .40?

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  1. copeland

    copeland smarter than you

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    Between wondering about where good gunshops in Vancouver are and this post, it should be clear what I'm looking for :wiggle:

    I've read up between the two cartridges and see the strong point of both, but which, in the opinion of fellow OTer's is the better cal.?

    I've fired my pops 10mm, it recoils really sharply compared to my .45 but I have no exp with the .40...


    school me
     
  2. Y2kAccord

    Y2kAccord Everything happens for reasons I just dont know

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    ammo prices - .40 ftw
     
  3. Soybomb

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    Well ballistically thats a dumb question. The .40 is a wussified 10mm and in that sense inferior to the 10mm.

    Doubletap makes a nice 10mm load that does:
    165gr Gold Dot JHP @ 1400fps - 14.25" / 1.02"

    You just can't get that out of .40 If you get 14"+ penetration out of it, it will be expanding more to .70" An extra third of an inch of expansion makes a decent increase in wound volume.

    But 10mm isn't as common so you better be a reloader or practice might get expensive. As usual shot placement becomes an issue though. You can have the biggest baddest round in the world but if you don't practice enough to hit anything important with it, it won't help you.
    Personally I think a nice compromise might be a glock 20 in 10mm, then buy a .40 barrel for it. No need to change recoil springs or magazines even.
     
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    10mm would be stupid unless you're gonna reload yourself.
     
  5. Bigsnake

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    I'd get .40 for same reason CString said...

    and then I'd go with 9mm anyway :o
     
  6. Want2race

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    For defense I would buy the 10mm. Its probably one of the best rounds ballistically.
    But for general shooting your fine with 40
     
  7. Fishbone Walker

    Fishbone Walker Fella could have a pretty good weekend in Vegas wi

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    The 10mm is a fantastic round. However, ammunition is super expensive and there are not all that many pistols chambered for it. You could reload, but that is not a good idea for a defensive/carry pistol.


    .40 is common, cheap, and available in some great pistols.
     
  8. copeland

    copeland smarter than you

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    yea glock 22 in .40 is cheap too, Plus my pops has two glocks in 10mm (glock crew holla!)

    so I figure one day he'll give me one or both...
     
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    01_Cruiser An American Classic OT Supporter

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    I've shot a friends 10mm Colt Delta Elite....and it makes me want one badly
     
  10. Thunderbear

    Thunderbear Yggdrasil's Forester.

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    The only mirrored stainless weapon I'll ever own will be a 10mm Delta Elite. They are unbelievably sexy.
     

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