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PICKED UP A 10MM

Discussion in 'Handgun Discussion' started by rmlarsen, Sep 29, 2014.

  1. rmlarsen

    rmlarsen Seattle Member

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    Bought my first Colt in 10mm the other day. A stainless Delta Elite. Can't wait to shoot it. Now I have a 1911 in 9MM, 10MM and of course 45.

    Any other 10MM shooters out there?
     
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  2. erudne

    erudne The Pie Matrix PPL Say Sleeping W/Your Rifle Is A bad Thing? Bronze Supporter

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    I recommend you strip it and squirt some wd-40 into the trigger well, the last NIB Delta Elite 10mm I fired had grit in that area, ruined the trigger pull.
     
  3. mrblond

    mrblond Salem OR Well-Known Member

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    id say go and hit Underwood up for some good 10mm but if I remember the colt does not have a fully supported chamber so I believe they don't recommend it for that pistol.
     
  4. Twodogs

    Twodogs portland Or Active Member

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    Been shooting a 10mm for a long time if you reload longshot and bluedot are two good powders.
     
  5. Straight Shooter

    Straight Shooter North Bend OR Active Member

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    I love Longshot in my 40 and 10mm. I have the Glock 20SF. I shoot 180 grain XTP's at 1350fps out of it. Makes for a pretty potent woods sidearm. Stock up on brass whenever you find it. It really is fun to shoot.
     
  6. SBC97281

    SBC97281 Oregon Active Member

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    I have a Glock 20 and like the 10mm round a lot.
    If you find a good source for ammunition please share the information.

    I have used the Winchester Silvertips 175 gr. in it for ages with no problems.
     
  7. rmlarsen

    rmlarsen Seattle Member

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    Yes, I have noticed that finding 10MM ammo is difficult.
     
  8. Twodogs

    Twodogs portland Or Active Member

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    I reload but have tried underwood and doubletap ammo, underwood is good stuff.
     
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  9. Reno911

    Reno911 Hillsboro Well-Known Member 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    Bunch of 10mm at Hillsboro Sportsmans. HPR I think. I picked up a box to try. It is supposed to be full velocity loads (close to 1300). Other than that I love BB 200 grainers. When I load my own I go with 800x. I usually only load 8g with 180xtp's, but have been up to 10g. At 9g I get minor Glock smiles, at 10 I got pretty good Glock smiles and I had to toss the brass. You may be able to go up to 10g's using the 1911, perhaps better chamber support...
     
  10. rmlarsen

    rmlarsen Seattle Member

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    I also looked at a Glock 20SF. Really liked the grip on it, but couldn't pass up the Colt. I'll keep my eyes open for a good deal on a Glock.
     
  11. nwtech

    nwtech Oregon Member

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    HPR ammo didn't feel as full powered as the Underwood to me but I don't chronograph, so sort of subjective. Underwood is awesome in my opinion. They seem to sell out pretty fast.
     
  12. Blitzkrieg

    Blitzkrieg WA Well-Known Member

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    Yep, and I'm hooked. More to follow. A buddy worked up 800X Underwood type loads and I'm sold on the 135s

    witness-matchweb.jpg
     
  13. Blitzkrieg

    Blitzkrieg WA Well-Known Member

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  14. Blitzkrieg

    Blitzkrieg WA Well-Known Member

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    Not me, but good review

     
  15. wingspar

    wingspar Oregon Member

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    Underwood is good stuff, but read the warning at the top of the 10mm page first.

    Cannot be used in Colt Delta Elite or any other firearms with rampless barrel due to complete lack of case support.

    Safe for use in all 10mm firearms with a ramped feed barrel. (Examples: Glock, EAA Witness)


    I recently picked up a Glock 20 Gen4. The reason I went with the Gen4 vs the SF is that the grip is .002 inches smaller with the backstrap that comes with it than the grip of the G20 SF and you get two larger backstraps and 3 magazines. The gun is a blast to shoot. I’ve shot Underwood, Double Tap, Buffalo Bore, Remington UMC and some Georgia Arms. I like Underwood the best, but it’s not cheap. This is a range and a woods gun for me, and I just ordered some Underwood 220 grain hard cast bullets to try out for woods carry. Looking forward to shooting them.
     
  16. Pandaz3

    Pandaz3 Cornelius, Oregon NRA Lifetime Member Platinum Supporter Gold Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I have a EAA Witness and a Glock 29, both are 10 MM. If you have a Colt look carefully at Underwood's 10 mm page as only a few are recommended for a unsupported barrel. I think I'll take the Witness to the range today,
     
  17. Blitzkrieg

    Blitzkrieg WA Well-Known Member

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    Making a Doc Holliday leather shoulder holster for my Witness Match, right now. It's going to be my new CCW primary
     
  18. Sam Kinard

    Sam Kinard Active Member

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    I have mixed feelings about the 10mm. I feel as though the only guns that can live up to the advantages of the 10mm over the .40S&W are the Glock 20 and steel framed EAA's(and the Ruger Blackhawk Buckeye, though quite rare.). I am sure fans of certain S&W models will disagree and that is fine. In the G20, it is the only autoloader I will carry that isn't a full size 1911. I find the Delta Elite to be a beautiful firearm and it has definitely seen great improvements since it's early days. I just wish it could handle the loads that validate the 10mm over the .40S&W.

    While I have not used the Underwood 135gr. Nosler JHPs, I have handloaded them in both the .40 and 10mm and they are NASTY. I have used the Underwood 220gr. hardcast and a similar load from Buffalo Bore. I can also contend that as an everyday load, the Winchester Silvertip 175gr.(the 175 Silvertip in .41mag is the only factory round I use for that caliber.) is great stuff. I personally carry an assortment of Ruger Blackhawks(.357, .44spl. NM Flattop or .44mag SBH) for carry out here in the middle of nowhere. In the city I carry a 1911 in .45 and a Ruger LCP in .380. I would completely concede that a G20 can and will cover it all. Out here, carry the 220gr. hardcast(were I forced to shoot a bear with an autoloader this is the only load that would provide any confidence at all, of any caliber.) and in the city the 135gr. Noslers.

    Does anyone have an opinion on the Magsafe 96gr. Defender(1,800fps from a Delta Elite) and 46gr. SWAT(2,400fps from Delta Elite) loads? In my nightstand sits a .44mag with 117gr. Defender loads(2,000fps from my SBH. It will truly go bump in the night.) and they definitely work as advertised. I picked some of the .44mag up from a forum member and was so impressed that I purchased more online. If the 10mm stuff is as advertised, it should be incredible.
     
  19. Twodogs

    Twodogs portland Or Active Member

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    Underwoods 155gr golddot load @1500fps is about as good as it gets for a CCW load.
    I hand load 180gr bullets to 1300fps and they do alright for in the woods.
     
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    cookie THE SOCIALIST STATE OF KALI - FORNIA Well-Known Member

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    Energy has little meaning. Bullet weight x FPS.