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PutTogether
08-14-2009, 11:32 PM
The 10mm gets a lot of positive and negative things said about it. From being a niche, obsolete, expensive cartridge, to being the most versatile of all the auto loading calibers.

I know some folks who hunt with their Glock 20s, and a few guys who love to shoot their Deltas at the range, but I don't know anyone that carries a 10 mm either as a duty gun, or as a CCW, (or UOC or any other manner of "carry") I also don't know anyone who keeps one as their "house gun" in their nightstand or under their pillow or what have you.

I would be VERY interested in hearing if any of you guys do (or know someone FIRSThand that does) as well as what gun/ammo combo it is, and how you, or they, arrived at that choice.

BrokenArrow
08-14-2009, 11:36 PM
My primary off duty pistol is a customized Glock 20SF loaded with 175 gr Silvertips or 165 gr Double Taps. :)

Z ME FLY
08-15-2009, 3:00 AM
I had a s&w610 I used before as my nightstand gun. I had .40s&w hp loaded since I thought the 10MM Hp would be too much

Miltiades
08-15-2009, 4:01 AM
I have a 10mm Colt Delta Gold Cup and have shot it at the range for about 10 years, when I could find ammo at a reasonable price. I haven't used it for defense, and never owned any hollowpoint ammo for it.

But when you talk about using a 10mm for defense, you have to specify the type of ammo, because the ballistics from the various manufacturers are all over the map, from mild to hot. For example, I just looked at these 4 types of ammo at manufacturer websites:

1. Federal 180 grain HydraShok, Velocity = 1030 fps, Energy = 424 foot lbs.

2. Corbon 165 grain JHP, Velocity = 1250 fps, Energy = 537 foot lbs.

3. Winchester 175 grain Silvertip, Velocity = 1290 fps, Energy = 649 foot lbs.

4. Buffalo Bore 180 grain JHP, Velocity = 1350 fps, Energy = 782 foot lbs.

So the variation in velocity and energy is enormous, depending on what ammo you choose. The Federal HydraShok above is milder than many .40 S&W ammo loadings, while the Buffalo Bore is very powerful, in .41 magnum territory.

It is not the caliber, but the ammo loading that counts.

Greg-Dawg
08-15-2009, 7:49 AM
10mm is mainly a fun gun at the range and serious business when out in the woods. For carry or nightstand, I'd just use my .40S&W or .45ACP.

B Strong
08-15-2009, 8:27 AM
The 10mm gets a lot of positive and negative things said about it. From being a niche, obsolete, expensive cartridge, to being the most versatile of all the auto loading calibers.

I know some folks who hunt with their Glock 20s, and a few guys who love to shoot their Deltas at the range, but I don't know anyone that carries a 10 mm either as a duty gun, or as a CCW, (or UOC or any other manner of "carry") I also don't know anyone who keeps one as their "house gun" in their nightstand or under their pillow or what have you.

I would be VERY interested in hearing if any of you guys do (or know someone FIRSThand that does) as well as what gun/ammo combo it is, and how you, or they, arrived at that choice.

There was an agency I'm familiar with that back in the '80's - 90's would not authorize .45's for on or off duty carry, but did authorize the 10mm.

Go figure.

Some agencies adopted the 10mm, but I'm unaware of how many, or if they still have the 10 as a duty gun.

I would not feel disadvantaged w/ a 20 w/ extra mags, but I usually carry a G19 or G30.

Vin496
08-15-2009, 8:34 AM
I would not feel disadvantaged w/ a 20 w/ extra mags, but I usually carry a G19 or G30.

Let me see 15 rounds of 9mm or 15 of 10mm, what's the disadvantage?

B Strong
08-15-2009, 9:30 AM
Let me see 15 rounds of 9mm or 15 of 10mm, what's the disadvantage?

Didn't say that there was one?

I prefer .45., and I prefer 1911's.

I carry a Glock 19 because it's simple, and works 100%.

With three spare +2 G17 mags, plus the G19 + 2 in the piece, I have 75 rounds. Carrying 75 rounds of .45 w/o web gear is a pita.

In my personal life, I carry the G30 w/ two spare mags.

locosway
08-15-2009, 9:52 AM
I have a G20 as my primary handgun. It goes everywhere with me (LUCC), I shoot competitions with it, and it's the nightstand gun.

As far as I'm concerned the 10mm is one of the most versatile rounds there is. I'm going to use my G20 for everything except CC, that's where the G19 comes in, but only because it's a little smaller and I absolutely love it.

UBFRAGD
08-15-2009, 1:47 PM
*G20 on the nightstand with silvertips
*Since I shoot with it regularly, makes sense as my SD gun
*Have carried it on back-country treks, very comforting, not scared of druggies
*Also have a SHTF/MallNinja belt set-up with a speed holster and 12 (!!!) mag holders.....

bsg
08-15-2009, 3:19 PM
nah, i have an old w german sig ready to go....

hard_drive
08-15-2009, 3:53 PM
If I lived in an open carry state I would carry my 1006 every so often. My 4040PD is more than enough if I were to be ever so privileged to ccw:rolleyes:

ojisan
08-15-2009, 4:09 PM
I love the 10MM.
But for home defense, I don't want to knock down or blow out any walls of my house if I miss the bad guy with a stray shot or two, so I use .38 +P or 9mm.
You still gotta have a house to sleep in after the shootin' is over and the crowd has gone home.
;)

Hard Drive, all us Valley Boys are sure hoping for "change" by SCOTUS in September... Shall Issue CCW #1

lunde
08-15-2009, 4:40 PM
I own several 10mm pistols, and my favorite is the Glock 20. I own two of them, along with two Glock 20Cs (and two Glock 29s, a S&W 610, and a Colt Delta Elite). I have a Del Fatti ISP-SS IWB holster for the G20:

http://lundestudio.com/photos/isp-ss-g20-1.jpg

http://lundestudio.com/photos/isp-ss-g20-2.jpg

Great carry rig for a great pistol that launches a great round.

1923mack
08-15-2009, 4:48 PM
If you live in San Bernardino and have a CCW 10mm is not on their approved list.

leitung
08-15-2009, 4:57 PM
I own several 10mm pistols, and my favorite is the Glock 20. I own two of them, along with two Glock 20Cs (and two Glock 29s, a S&W 610, and a Colt Delta Elite). I have a Del Fatti ISP-SS IWB holster for the G20:

http://lundestudio.com/photos/isp-ss-g20-1.jpg

http://lundestudio.com/photos/isp-ss-g20-2.jpg

Great carry rig for a great pistol that launches a great round.

Dude, if you don't mind me asking what cover garments do you use for that beast. I want to IWB CCW a G20, but that thing would print like a mother on me..

asgalindez
08-15-2009, 6:07 PM
I use my Glock 29 loaded with Double Tap 165gr Golden Saber JHP for Home Defense.

draconianruler
08-15-2009, 8:05 PM
I have two 10mm loaded in my safe in my bedroom (G20 and Kimber Eclipse). I am using 165g Proloads right now.

PutTogether
08-15-2009, 10:35 PM
I've been shooting some of the nosler tipped 135gr double tap loads through my G20. I have to say I am impressed with just the sound and recoil that comes out of the beast, and it got me thinking about having the G20 replace the 1911 in my nightstand.

I'm trying to debate in my mind if there is any merit to the "too hot for the house" way of thinking about hot 10mm loads.

Silly as it may be to worry about - the sound makes me second guess the idea. These rounds have to be twice as loud as the 230 grain Ranger-T coming out of my .45. I wonder if that kind of devastating noise would cause severe, permanent ear damage if god forbid I needed to use it.

locosway
08-15-2009, 10:36 PM
Watch your background, that's all.