Considering 9x23 or 10mm

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  1. payohann

    payohann
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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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    Ahhh. 38 super! nice.
     
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    !!
     
  8. unklekippy

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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

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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

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

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