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WTK: Which 10MM and Why?

Discussion in 'Handgun Discussion' started by redbos99, Sep 10, 2013.

  1. redbos99

    redbos99 Seattle Member

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    HI All,

    I own a Glock 20 10MM and am very happy with it, it just works and I love the 10mm cartridge. I have recently been thinking about an 1911 Style 10MM and do not know which one's to look at? I am not going to carry it, some range time, maybe some time in a belt holster on the in laws property in Eastern WA, etc........ Should I buy an Kimber, Colt, etc? Not really in a position for something too high end like Wilson, Nighthawk, etc....... Might have some custom stuff done like a stippled front strap, trigger job and the like....., but do not know which I should look at? Also, would really like to know which mags are the best, I am thinking Wilson, but not sure.


    Any help would be great.

    Thanks
    Will
     
  2. solv3nt

    solv3nt Portland Well-Known Member

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    I've heard good things about the Dan Wesson Razorback, I think that they go for about $1500. Colt doesn't make a 10mm to my knowledge. I use Wilson Mags, but my Colt and Ruger factory 7 round mags work well too.
     
  3. redbos99

    redbos99 Seattle Member

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    Yeah, I had a though about grabbing an older Colt Delta in 10MM and having it made newer? Any thoughts?
     
  4. solv3nt

    solv3nt Portland Well-Known Member

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    I like Colt, but mine is at Wilson Combat for a makeover.
     
  5. elsie

    elsie Way over there on the left Well-Known Member

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    Colt still makes the Delta Elite, though I don't think they ship very many of them. Kimbers, Colts and Dan Wessons will probably be in the $1200-1500 range. I've seen a Rock River (?) 1911 10mm for less than $1000 at the gun show in August. I've got 2 Colts and a Kimber. They all shoot well, but I think the Delta Elite is the best of those.


    elsie
     
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  6. Mongo1

    Mongo1 Santiam Canyon Active Member

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    I have a Dan Wesson 1911 Pointman Match target 10mm. It is stainless and more accurate than my G 20. I bought a .40 S&W barrel from Dan Wesson and can shoot the 40 reliably from the 10 mm magazines. The only change is the barrel and recoil spring. I will not part with either of them. My wife fired 8 rounds from our Glock and then finished the box of 50 from the Dan Wesson. I was able to buy a new Colt 1911 stainless Magazine in 10mm for $35 and one in blue for $25 at the gun show.
     
  7. PuddleMonkey

    PuddleMonkey Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    Colt (Delta Elite) doesn't have good barrel support. Look it up. Stop by some 10mm forums, Colts are widely bashed for their carelessness. Enjoy your bulging brass!



    Kimber left, Colt right

    KimbervsColt10mmbarrels-small.jpg
     
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  8. Koda

    Koda Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter 2016 Volunteer

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    PuddleMonkey is correct about the case support on the Delta Elites. If your interest in 10mm is to shoot full pressure (original) loads then take this into consideration. I dont shoot my DE enough to know how much of a problem this really is and I shoot full pressure heavy loads and never a problem, but I know that at least one company sells full pressure 10mm that they specifically state not to be fired in the Delta Elite or any rampless 10mm: 10mm Auto 220 Grain Hard Cast Flat Nose Box of 50... I do not shoot these.

    saw two beautiful RIA 1911 10mm's at the gunshow last weekend for $600.
     
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  9. JedB

    JedB PDX Active Member

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    There are also some different alternatives for a non-1911 platform

    Smith & Wesson 1006 (10mm semi-auto)
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    Smith & Wesson 610 (revolver)

    EAA makes a 10mm as does Sig
     
  10. scrandall01215

    scrandall01215 Washougal,WA Well-Known Member

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    I have the EAA match, Kimber TLE, and S&W 610 6" all are nice shooters would recommend any. I shoot full max loads in all just fine!

    Stacy
     
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  11. Pandaz3

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

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    I just got my latest edition of "Gun Tests" today and they rated three 10 MM handguns, A Rock Island Tac Ultra FS (A 1911) which they rated as a B+, downgrading as they say it required a special 'paperclip' tool to disassemble, otherwise they were very favorable toward it. They rated the Gen 4 G-20 an 'A' as it was cheapest. The rated the Sig 220 as a 'B' because it was too expensive, but said price no object to get the Sig.

    I have a EAA Witness Elite Match and it is 1911 like in action and CZ in trigger Great Gun and I have a Gen 4 G-29. Both are keepers
     
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  12. edslhead

    edslhead Vanc Gold Supporter Gold Supporter Silver Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I got the wrap around finger grip from Houge for my 10. If you grind,file or sand off the inside so they don't rub on the mag, they fit petty good. I think there made for the CZ models.

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  13. scrandall01215

    scrandall01215 Washougal,WA Well-Known Member

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    I've been thinking about getting a Henning' flat trigger for mine @ Henningshop.com

    Stacy
     
  14. edslhead

    edslhead Vanc Gold Supporter Gold Supporter Silver Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    There goes another $100:p I kinda like the stock trigger on it . My fish scale is sayin 4 lbs.
     
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  15. mjbskwim

    mjbskwim Salmon,Idaho Well-Known Member

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    I have had ,I don't know,5 glock 20s. I bought them cause I can almost buy 2 for the price of the 1911s. And the EAAs are the same price and I know how the glock shoots.
    Then Rock Island came out with their's. I have wanted to try it and finally made a trade for one. Very happy except for the original mag drops out randomly.
    As far as the 'paper clip ' take down,its the same as most bushingless barrel take downs on a 1911.
    Anyway,I wanted to try out a cheaper model before jumping up in price for the nicer ones. I was leary of the early problems they had with 10mm 1911s.
    This is acurate enough if nothing breaks there won't be any reason to up grade
     
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  16. Pandaz3

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

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    You know I would not be scared of a Colt Delta Elite and it's the one always ragged on. I have an acquaintance who bought a STI Nitron 10 MM and he could not get rid of it fast enough. He then bought a Para Long Slide Hunter in 10 MM and loves it. He has a Rock Island 10 MM too and says it's also a keeper.
     
  17. joken

    joken Corvallis Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I have a Kimber and it is very accurate. Everyone that shoots it wants to buy it.
     
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  18. SteveXKR

    SteveXKR Tacoma,WA Member

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    10mm has been on my wish list for probably a decade now...Would like a fusion long slide.. or maybe an STI perfect 10 (ok.. that's technically a '2011')
    http://stiguns.com/guns/perfect-10/
     
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    oremike Creswell, Oregon Well-Known Member

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    I'm new to the 10mm world but like my all stainless Witness compact. I've been looking at the full sized offerings and keep getting drawn back to the Elite Match as the best bang for the buck.
     
  20. mjbskwim

    mjbskwim Salmon,Idaho Well-Known Member

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    Really check out fusion to see if they have all their coating issues resolved.
    It was years ago that I read it but it seamed that customers were having some complaints.
    They look like really nice guns. I would love a long slide.
    The big advantage 10mm has over 357,41mag,and even 44mag is round count and reloading.
    For defence,I like it best.
     
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