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K9paulc
03-12-2007, 10:38 AM
Or is it just me???

I've been shooting 10mm for a long time now and have seen the "rise and fall" so to speak of the 10mm in popularity, and have began to notice a slight increase in interest in the shooting community.

I'm currently using a Glock 20, and Corbon 165gr. JHP.

Anybody else? What'dya got???

wildcard
03-12-2007, 10:45 AM
Nope.. but I mostly shoot stout 40 S&W out of my Glock 35. 165 gr bullets at 1150 FPS using Black Hills EXP.. Speer Lawman.. and Double Tap.

halifax
03-12-2007, 11:59 AM
Or is it just me???

I've been shooting 10mm for a long time now and have seen the "rise and fall" so to speak of the 10mm in popularity, and have began to notice a slight increase in interest in the shooting community.

I'm currently using a Glock 20, and Corbon 165gr. JHP.

Anybody else? What'dya got???

I've got both a S&W 1006 and a Kimber Eclipse Custom II in 10mm. Too big for carry purposes and too powerful for IDPA, but I like both.

Use Double-Tap when I want the real feel of 10mm.

bwiese
03-12-2007, 12:13 PM
I shoot 10mm out of a S&W 1006.

Love the gun. It's getting wood Hogues soon.

I used to think bad things about S&W autoloaders, and I'm not sure the mass-production 40 guns used by the CHP are that solid. Turns out the full-size 10mm (1006, 1076, etc.) and 45ACP (4506) are great guns, very very durable and accurate. A huge change from the Bangor-Punta era 645 I had back in early 90s.

Haven't fired the hottest loads yet - the Miwall loads and the Fed & Rem loads seem to be "40 strong" perhaps instead of full-house 10mm.

I do have to try DoubleTap ammo.

DRH
03-12-2007, 12:16 PM
Or is it just me???

I've been shooting 10mm for a long time now and have seen the "rise and fall" so to speak of the 10mm in popularity, and have began to notice a slight increase in interest in the shooting community.

I'm currently using a Glock 20, and Corbon 165gr. JHP.

Anybody else? What'dya got???

I will be getting a G20 soon off a buddy. What 10mm ammo is good and what is bad? because he also has an assortment of ammo he want to trade for .223 ammo.

naimad
03-12-2007, 12:47 PM
just bought a 10mm havent picked it up yet, i did buy some double tap ammo cant wait to try it out:D

K9paulc
03-12-2007, 12:53 PM
Yeah, I've been wanting to pick up some Double Tap 200gr., I've never shot the stuff, but from what I hear it is closest to a "real" 10mm load not just a hot .40s&w.

I use alot of Corbon, thats what the local place here in town has available mostly, but I do like the Winchester Silver tips, and the El Dorado Starfire I think it is, for defensive purposes.

I also have some original boxes of the Black Talons in 10mm stashed away for those times when I feel like going old school!

chickenfried
03-12-2007, 1:06 PM
Don't shoot it that often, ammo's a little too expensive. I've been using Doubletap ammo, the 180 grain fmj at 1250 fps.

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/162/419223319_a1cbd9e21e.jpg

hkfan33
03-12-2007, 1:12 PM
I'm currently using a Glock 20, and Corbon 165gr. JHP.

Like you, I also own a G20 but it doesn't get as much love as my G19, P229 in 40 & 357 Sig & USPC 45 due to expensive ammo. But that same G20 sits inside a Multivault box next to my USPC 45 as my 2nd go to pistol.

SnWnMe
03-12-2007, 1:21 PM
http://alvarfamily.com/kittyfull640

I got a bit of AA#9 and I'm gunna crank this baby some more. 180 and 1,300 is the goal.

sned45
03-12-2007, 2:19 PM
Colt delta elite gold cup, and AR15 in 10mm

Astig Boy
03-12-2007, 3:07 PM
I really dont understand the fascination with this round. It is not common, hard to find ammo anywhere, not a lot of manufactures make 10mm pistols. What is so special about the 10mm??? Id like a serious answer, please elaborate.

Delta V
03-12-2007, 4:55 PM
I really dont understand the fascination with this round. It is not common, hard to find ammo anywhere, not a lot of manufactures make 10mm pistols. What is so special about the 10mm??? Id like a serious answer, please elaborate.

Excellent ballistics, in particular external and terminal, for a start. It offers near-.41 Mag performance at the high end, and .40 S&W performance when downloaded. (The .40 Short&Weak basically got started as a 'Special' version of the 10mm.) This performance comes in a reasonably-sized package. You can hit the zone on an IPSC target at 100 yds. from prone with no hold-over.

Not to mention that 10mm aficionados are generally very knowledgeable and just all-around good people, eclipsed, if at all, by only the .41 Mag folk.

Miltiades
03-12-2007, 5:00 PM
I've had a Colt Delta Gold Cup for about 8 years and shoot it once in awhile. If the ammo cost the same as .45 ACP or .40 S&W I would shoot it more often. Maybe I need to start reloading.

It is a great gun and a lot of fun to shoot.

http://i116.photobucket.com/albums/o25/pogo2/ColtDeltaGCrt.jpg

donger
03-12-2007, 6:25 PM
This thread reminds me of a time way back before OLL when Wes was putting together a Kimber group buy and I was contemplating a Kimber 10mm...

So, no I don't have a 10mm yet, but soon. Maybe a Glock 20 or a Kimber Stainless.

chickenfried
03-12-2007, 6:39 PM
If I only had one handgun I wouldn't pick a 10mm. But it can be a fun addition to a collection. It's uncommon enough to be a unique part of the collection. But not that rare that you'll have trouble finding ammo or reloading components. 1911's fit my hand really well, the 10mm gives me a bigger bang in a 1911.


I really dont understand the fascination with this round. It is not common, hard to find ammo anywhere, not a lot of manufactures make 10mm pistols. What is so special about the 10mm??? Id like a serious answer, please elaborate.

dwtt
03-12-2007, 7:02 PM
Glock 20 and EAA Witness. Someday I'll find a way to get a Dan Wesson Razorback.

stevie
03-12-2007, 7:10 PM
Safe Queen Big Time....

http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f238/Stevie-ca/Test.jpg

Also have a S&W 1006 and Glock 20 that gets out now and then.

naimad
03-12-2007, 7:18 PM
Safe Queen Big Time....

http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f238/Stevie-ca/Test.jpg

Also have a S&W 1006 and Glock 20 that gets out now and then.

sweet pistol i want one :D

dychen
03-12-2007, 7:19 PM
I really dont understand the fascination with this round. It is not common, hard to find ammo anywhere, not a lot of manufactures make 10mm pistols. What is so special about the 10mm??? Id like a serious answer, please elaborate.

Power, plain and simple, when you can get DoubleTap 165gr JHP's coming out of a G20 at 1400fps, it just says "What do you need". Plus, it will shoot 215gr waddcutters out of the same G20 at 1200fps, it will put down any critter we got here in california, two or four legged in a nice sized package. Another bonus is if you are lucky enough to have prebans or move to a free state, you get 15 rounds of that, i'd rather take 15rounds of 10mm then 6 rds of 41mag.

Plus, with a G20, you can get 40S&W and 357sig barrels for it if you want to shoot it for cheaper. When i want to goto the range and just put holes in paper, i'll take make G19C or my girls G19 (my first handgun, now its her first handgun) just to save money. When I'm out hiking in the woods, the G20 is what comes along.

E. Fudd
03-12-2007, 7:50 PM
G20. Makes a great trail gun or backup while deer hunting. No worries about rain, morning dew, brush dings, etc. on the finish. Way lighter to pack than a S&W M29/629.

Mine is 'semi-retired' except for the above mentioned use, which is not very often. Thinking about converting it to .40S&W with a drop-in barrel and using it for a match gun, if reliable. Cheaper ammo, higher cap than the G21...

m1371
03-12-2007, 8:48 PM
I really dont understand the fascination with this round. It is not common, hard to find ammo anywhere, not a lot of manufactures make 10mm pistols. What is so special about the 10mm??? Id like a serious answer, please elaborate.

Have you shot one yet? Once you get the full-on "10mm Experience" then you'll get it. :D

But seriously..... A lot of the replies here have addressed WHY the 10mm is so popular with some people. Not everyone is going to like it because it can be loaded REALLY hot to the point where it's uncomfortable for people to shoot.

Personally, I like the fact that I can simply change magazines and go from watered-down .40S&W power levels to maxxed out high-velocity loads. The sheer versatility of the round is what has me hooked.

Oh, yeah. The gun list:

Glock 20
Glock 29
S&W 610-3
S&W 1006
S&W 1066

Eventually I'm going to score another S&W 610, put a 6"bbl on it and have the cylinder reamed out so I can run 10mmMag.

Why? Just because! :p

SnWnMe
03-12-2007, 9:09 PM
10mm Mag. Now there's a scorcher.

41 what?

TKM
03-12-2007, 11:41 PM
Delta Gold Cup, G20, G29, Kimber, Ruger Buckeye, 610 and a .40 Vaquero that I'm gonna fix someday. Still thinking about the AR. Maybe one of the big Smiths if the price is right.

Fortunately I reload so I can go nuclear or almost non-lethal (okay, that last one never happens) depending on my mood.

200 gr. Double Tap split a case in my brand new Kimber leaving the front wedged tightly in the chamber.

Instant paperweight.

Followed by the joy of digging the brass out of my shiny new barrel with a dental pick.

Mcnett never has replied to me as to what happened. I sent the pieces of brass back along with a bunch of fired cases and some of the rest of the box. No reply, nothing, nada, zip, bupkus, squat, not even a suggestion that I go outside and play hide and go f myself.

That 's cool. It's better to know how people act when something goes wrong than when everything is fine.