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Considering 9x23 or 10mm

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by payohann, Mar 13, 2012.

  1. payohann

    payohann Tacoma, WA New Member

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    Considering 9x23, who makes pistols for this? Other thoughts? On the other hand I'm also considering a 10mm. I currently carry a KAHR CW9 and want to upgrade...
     
  2. 2gr8dgs

    2gr8dgs oregon Active Member

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    well, I don't know about a 9x23, but if you got a glock 20, you could get a conversion barrel for 9x25 Dillon.
     
  3. unklekippy

    unklekippy In The Mountains Near Sprague River Well-Known Member

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    9x23 would be a .38 Super. Were I to own only one of these calibers in one gun, I would go with a Colt Delta Elite 10mm. A Glock 20 is practical as well, with not only the previously mentioned conversion barrel, but one in the much more popular and widespread .40S&W. The .38 Super is a target gun. The 10mm is for putting big holes in people's chest cavities. Kip.
     
  4. M67

    M67 NW Oregon Active Member

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    Colt and European American Armory, both make handguns for the 9x23mm and some custom builders as well.

    I had hoped, that when this round was developed in 1992 or 93 that it would catch on, but it never became popular. Which is really a shame.

    M67
     
  5. unklekippy

    unklekippy In The Mountains Near Sprague River Well-Known Member

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    I guess I left something out. You asked who makes a pistol for the 9x23. I don't know of many that aren't the 1911 platform. So again, Colt would be a good option. To be clear, I meant no disrespect to the .38 Super in my previous post. Were I carrying one of these for defense, the 10mm wins hands down. Kip
     
  6. 2gr8dgs

    2gr8dgs oregon Active Member

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    Ahhh. 38 super! nice.
     
  7. 2gr8dgs

    2gr8dgs oregon Active Member

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    !!
     
  8. unklekippy

    unklekippy In The Mountains Near Sprague River Well-Known Member

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    Well, here I am giving bad advice. I did not realize that the 9x23 is a strengthened case, allowing for higher pressures than the .38 Super. I am dumb. I will shut up now. Kip.
     
  9. payohann

    payohann Tacoma, WA New Member

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    The 9x23 is a rimless case and the 38 Super is rimmed case, a smaller than normal rim but it is there. There are those that say that the rounds are interchangeable... yes and no…
    Ballistics are the same. I have a Glock 22 and a XD45 Tactical; both are larger than I want to carry. So I’m leaning towards the slightly smaller Glock 29.
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  10. unklekippy

    unklekippy In The Mountains Near Sprague River Well-Known Member

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    So, I guess I'm not going to shut up. That's a lot of punch in a little package with the 29. I considered going to 10mm as my carry gun a while back. I stuck with .45ACP. Still, I'd like to have one of those Delta Elite's someday. It's tough to argue with the ballistic's of the 10mm. Kip
     
  11. payohann

    payohann Tacoma, WA New Member

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    Thanks Kip, and the rest of you for your opinions, for now I will stay with my 9mmas a convenient carry. I'll have to save up for another purchase, and convince my wife that I really need another gun... wish me lots of luck here... she is pretty understanding concerning my hobby so I love her no matter what. Thanks again, I'll keep watching the forums for info.
     
  12. HappyRoman

    HappyRoman Sherwood Forest Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I vote for the 10mm. Colt Delta Elite, Fusion Arms 10mm, Witness 10mm, there are lots of good choices.

    It's a high pressure, high performance, fun cartridge to shoot, reload, and has great balistics too.

    just my .o2c
     
  13. payohann

    payohann Tacoma, WA New Member

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    I'm seriously considering the EAA Witness 10mm, anyone out there have experience with this weapon? Seams very reasonable for this type of gun...
     
  14. HahnsXD

    HahnsXD Battle Ground WA Active Member

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    Glock 20.. Easily adapt to 9x25 Dilon, .357 sig, and .40 S&W.
     
  15. HappyRoman

    HappyRoman Sherwood Forest Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Have had 3 witness 10mm. Now son has 1, and brother-in-law, 1 and we all shot into the bull 3" @ 25-35 ft.

    super gun right out of the box.
     
  16. BANE

    BANE Battle Ground WA. Well-Known Member

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    +1 on the 10mm glock is always good..