Discussion in 'On Topic' started by spankaveli, Sep 12, 2006.
ehh, my buddie's is way nicer....
sorry for the noobish question but why does everyone here seem to prefer 10mm over 9mm?
mainly because it has more power behind it and slightly bigger.
ill take 9mm for the ease of practice shooting.
Its not a preference, its an option. I love both 9mm and 10mm. With 10mm I can make a bigger hole in someone (both width and depth) than 9mm. .40s&w is a weaker 10mm. The downside is, its not very popular, guns have to be built a little more stout to take the increased chamber pressure, and ammo is more expensive since its not as common as 9mm or .40.
I want one.. but a subcompact
that's nice....where are the pics? If not...go away
"my dick's bigger than yours"
Another question about 10mm. Is the .45 usually perferred over the 10mm for power? I always see people saying they want 10mm but the .45 is actually a bigger diameter.
bigger diameter does not always mean more power. depends on how fast it is traveling too.
Well thats where things turn into a penis measuring contest. I can get nearly 775 ft/lbs of energy at the muzzle from a 10mm and closer to 650 for the fastest .45 I know (using light weight but normal weight range bullets for both, no 60gr cheating here). Measuring energy itself really doesn't represent any real world performance of either though so when I hear someone talk about "more powerful" I usually quit listening. If you're wanting to stop people, as I suspect most of us are, you need to start looking at something that would represent what that round might do on a person by looking at gelatin tests.
.45 is .05 of an inch bigger than 10mm when its unexpand. That is remarkably small. Personally I don't care about non-expanded handgun rounds, ymmv. The military certainly might. When it comes to poking holes in people, if I can cherry pick the top performing rounds I feel like both calibers could perform very similarly. The velocity of 10mm would possibly give it better barrier penetration properties. Personally thats enough to make me pick 10mm over .45 just for added magazine capacity with the same performance. 10mm is also a little more flexible in that you can get some deeper penetrating rounds that you might find useful for hunting or get really light fast rounds that fragment easily if thats your thing.
velocity (and of course shot placement) > caliber
AR-15's shoot 22's... granted it is .003 larger, but the velocity has everything to do with it.
i'll post pics the next time we go to the range, probably in a day or two.
I prefer 10mm, I have a G29(10mm) and G30(.45) both guns are the same size, same mag capacity, but I think the 10mm ammo performs better. The only downside to 10mm is price, its generally more money then .45, even cheap practice ammo is pricey
I do, but I just got the 29 not too long ago so ive been buying whole ammo to build up my brass