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talk me out of 10mm

Discussion in 'Handgun Discussion' started by fmiller, May 6, 2016.

  1. fmiller

    fmiller Salem Member

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    OK, maybe that's a silly way to open this but I'm developing an unhealthy interest in this cartridge and am trying to come up with a convincing argument one way or the other.

    I shoot (and load) 9mm and .45acp.
    I shoot at pieces of paper, with no plans to ever take up hunting.
    I'd like to think that if nazis attack, I would send them to the next stage of their karmic evolution.
    But that's not really a part of my life these days...

    So why on earth would I need a 10mm? (if it matters, I'd get a Tanfoglio Witness as I'm partial to the CZ75)

    But still... I find myself being seduced by the relentless awesomeness of everything I read about 10mm...

    Any thoughts? Any of you with a lot of experience here that you could share?

    Thanks!
     
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  2. Larrytpdx

    Larrytpdx Portland, OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I think you're pretty well covered with .45 and 9mm. Why would you need anything else?
     
  3. Iceman04503

    Iceman04503 Portland, or Active Member

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    You don't "need" it. But you so want it. Like how I don't need a G40 MOS, I wanted it because its a cartridge I never had or fired before. I was looking at the witness hunter in 10mm but for the price the glock won, even though the hunter is a badasss gun.
     
  4. mrblond

    mrblond Salem OR Well-Known Member

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    well, if you use really 10mm ammo, your hand will feel all tingly after shooting it, But its so totally worth it.:)
     
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  5. 2506

    2506 Seattle Well-Known Member

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    Better to have a 10mm and not need it then to need a 10mm and not have it...
     
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  6. elsie

    elsie Way over there on the left Well-Known Member

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    10mm is fun. 10mm is sexy. 10mm is father. 10mm is mother. 10mm makes you feel all tingly inside (particularly in the shooting hand).

    f6ac6908b553c7437d62582a984b2d6f.jpg

    You shouldn't shoot 10mm because that leaves more for me.


    elsie
     
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  7. etrain16

    etrain16 Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I've got a G20 slide I swap on my G21. I do very much enjoy shooting the 10mm :p
     
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  8. Logan Wilson

    Logan Wilson Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    :s0101:

    10mm was the first pistol i purchased and i absolutely love the dang thing!
     
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  9. David Bowman

    David Bowman Beaverton OR Archer Defense Concepts

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    The FBI some time ago found that the female agents in their employ had difficulty with the amount of wrist strength needed to hold the gun that it would cycle correctly when recoiling. The lynch-pin to the shooting of the guns in this caliber is that you have to have the wrist strength to allow the gun to recoil and cycle properly; otherwise you get consistent malfunctions.

    .40 was their answer to this problem, which is almost a "10mm short" in the way it performs.

    I like 10mm. Does what needs doing. Not too many guns made in the caliber though. Wish there were more.
     
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  10. oknow

    oknow amboy wa. Well-Known Member

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    Is that like having a tingle run down your leg like Chris Mathis had with obozo? :p
     
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  11. Wolf256

    Wolf256 Kitsap County WA Member

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    Hey, I'm supposed to have girly wrists. I'm a girl (well woman, but you get the idea :D). I do okay with my 45 so I might be able to handle the 10mm.
     
  12. misterarman

    misterarman Vancouver,Wa. USA Silver Supporter Silver Supporter

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    Do we have to need something to get it?
    No.
    This is still America, right?
    We can still do stuff cause we want to.
    Not many problems that can arise a 10mm won't take care of.
     
  13. Wolf256

    Wolf256 Kitsap County WA Member

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    You might want to buy it before someone get the bright idea (sarcasm) to ban it.
     
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  14. Ura-Ki

    Ura-Ki Sub Light Speed Well-Known Member

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    Don't do it, Leave more ammo for me! Seriously, Why would you NOT want to move up to the BIG TEN? You know what all the fuss is about, you have seen all the tests, and what every one has to say about it, Go get ya one!!! And the better you feed it, the better it performs, reloads nice and easy, and is a blast (pun intended) to shoot! I find the stuff that is close to what the good Col. Jeff Cooper envisioned to be about the apex of what a serious fighting pistol should be! Just how good is the TEN? the Canadian Mounted Police use it for Bear control way up in the north west territories! It doesn't make things mostly dead!!!
     
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  15. erudne

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

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    You NEED a 10mm pistol and a matching 10mm carbine, they are that awesome
     
  16. Ura-Ki

    Ura-Ki Sub Light Speed Well-Known Member

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    Yea!!!!!!! I have been looking at those AR ish carbines that take a Glock frame and mags, That would be so Awesome! A modern day twist on a Lever gun AND pistol (s) in the same chambering!
     
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  17. etrain16

    etrain16 Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Honestly, I almost prefer the recoil impulse on my G21 frame when shooting 10mm with the G20 slide over the stock .45acp. Something about it I just like better :cool:
     
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  18. Ura-Ki

    Ura-Ki Sub Light Speed Well-Known Member

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    I use a 2011 (STI) frame 1911 5'' in 10 mm and I find the recoil to be quite manageable and linear and it doesn't jump as much as others, rather it comes back into your hand, its actually easier to get quick follow up shots then a .45 or a 9 mm! I think the extra size and weight of the gun helps quite a bit, plus the slightly slower cycle rate of the slide sort of absorbs recoil. My Glock G20 is much the same, but has a lot more muzzle rise!
     
  19. edslhead

    edslhead Vanc Gold Supporter Gold Supporter Silver Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Who would want an ugly gun like this?

    IMG_0426_zpsqqv9ouls.jpg

    Did that help?
     
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  20. etrain16

    etrain16 Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    You're right, that's hideous. I can't figure out why you haven't sold it to me for $100 just to get that thing out of your safe :rolleyes:;)