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Old 04-07-2013, 14:24   #1
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10 mm for SHTF

If you had 3000 rds of full power 10mm, would it be your SHTF caliber.
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Old 04-07-2013, 14:32   #2
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Nope...mines a 6.8 SPC AR-15!

On a serious note: My G20 is the ultimate combat weapon as far as pistols go. (to me)

If I was on foot in a SHTF senario, my G17 would get the nod strictly because of the ammo availabilty.
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Old 04-07-2013, 14:50   #3
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For a handgun, yes.
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Old 04-07-2013, 14:59   #4
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If you had 3000 rds of full power 10mm, would it be your SHTF caliber.


Yes for an extra hand-gun...for sure...and all rounds dont have to be "Full Power" Example The Hornady `factory`ammo....works very well...155gr....180gr & 200gr...IMO....one can have some underwood to mix it up if they choose too....Full power loads dont always mean deeper penetration....There is a nice youtube video a few posted here with Hornady vs Underwood 180gr (10mm) from a stock G20....interesting results.
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Old 04-07-2013, 15:04   #5
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Just having that many rounds will create a SHTF scenario. God forbid you actually shoot them.

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Old 04-07-2013, 15:26   #6
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If 10mm was already my preference for a go-to cartridge, and if 10mm was already my daily carry, then I wouldn't change my "SHTF cartridge" to something different as a result of not having enough ammunition, if I had 3k quality rounds of it.
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Old 04-07-2013, 16:58   #7
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I also have g17 g21,29,30,29,23,32. Socom 16 sig516
I keep on hearing I will not carry the 10 because of ammo availability. But I would just throw the g17 in may bag ,and that would end that argument about 10mm availability. Just have enough rds for it. Just want to hear my glock talk brothers point of view.

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Old 04-07-2013, 17:03   #8
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If I had 3,000 rounds of full power anything it would be my SHTF caliber. I think anyone can say the same, unless they have more than 3,000 rounds of something else that they like better. Whatever you have ammunition for is, by default, your SHTF caliber. Just sayin'.
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If I had 3,000 rounds of full power anything it would be my SHTF caliber. I think anyone can say the same, unless they have more than 3,000 rounds of something else that they like better. Whatever you have ammunition for is, by default, your SHTF caliber. Just sayin'.
I guess that depends on what people mean when they say something is their "SHTF caliber".

Why do you have a specific "SHTF caliber"? Why wouldn't it be the same as your current go-to/EDC caliber?
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Old 04-07-2013, 17:19   #10
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I have a collection of 10mm. carry a glock sub compact. hunt with g20s. it works for me
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If you had 3000 rds of full power 10mm, would it be your SHTF caliber.
Why not?
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Old 04-07-2013, 17:28   #12
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How in the world did ya come by 3k rounds if ya can post it

if I was going to a gun fight with a pistol -

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Old 04-07-2013, 17:47   #13
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Stocking up from the Late Great Mike Willard and Underwood Ammo.

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Old 04-07-2013, 17:52   #14
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wow that was quite an investment. if you bought it some time back it was a good investment. good for you

as carry pistols go I can't think of a thing the 10mm can't do. what pistol do you have
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I guess that depends on what people mean when they say something is their "SHTF caliber".

Why do you have a specific "SHTF caliber"? Why wouldn't it be the same as your current go-to/EDC caliber?
No, it wouldn't for me. Not all circumstances are the same everywhere.
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No, it wouldn't for me. Not all circumstances are the same everywhere.
What wouldn't what?

Extrapolate?
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I guess that depends on what people mean when they say something is their "SHTF caliber".

Why do you have a specific "SHTF caliber"? Why wouldn't it be the same as your current go-to/EDC caliber?
Exactly. It's like the saying, "The best gun is the one you have on you." The best caliber for SHTF is the one you have ammunition for, because the other calibers don't matter if you don't have ammunition for them. And by that definition, my SHTF calibers are .45 acp and .223/5.56.

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What wouldn't what?

Extrapolate?
At the moment if I leave my little ranch and go into town my carry gun and holster are a compromise for concealment sake. I do not have a 10mm as small as a Charter Bulldog or a S&W 908 (my most common EDCs.)

If some type of SHTF occurs First of all I have a hunch that concealment will somehow not be an issue, at least in my area.

If some type of SHTF occurs the danger, if it exists, will be more likely to involve more bad guys that one could expect around here currently.

If some type of SHTF occurs I may need to harvest deer or other game here abouts while doing the chores, something I am not concerned with at the moment, being law biding as long as there is law and my family fed.

Now, I fully intend to have long gun handy, but "handy" is a relative term and a long gun doesn't fit on your hip. When you are chopping wood, saddling a horse, and dozens of other things that require two hands.

And to add to that,

It is my D&^^% choice, that's why.
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I like the 10mm in this situation though, because when I went to Cabelas last week it was pretty much the last semi auto cartridge left on the shelves. There was an errant box of Winchester PDX but there wasn't much more than that.
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At the moment if I leave my little ranch and go into town my carry gun and holster are a compromise for concealment sake. I do not have a 10mm as small as a Charter Bulldog or a S&W 908 (my most common EDCs.)

If some type of SHTF occurs First of all I have a hunch that concealment will somehow not be an issue, at least in my area.

If some type of SHTF occurs the danger, if it exists, will be more likely to involve more bad guys that one could expect around here currently.

If some type of SHTF occurs I may need to harvest deer or other game here abouts while doing the chores, something I am not concerned with at the moment, being law biding as long as there is law and my family fed.

Now, I fully intend to have long gun handy, but "handy" is a relative term and a long gun doesn't fit on your hip. When you are chopping wood, saddling a horse, and dozens of other things that require two hands.

And to add to that,

It is my D&^^% choice, that's why.
Nobody questioned your choice.

I gave MY choice, and I asked a question. You answered the question. I don't see any reason to get upset about that.
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Nobody questioned your choice.

I gave MY choice, and I asked a question. You answered the question. I don't see any reason to get upset about that.
I meant to put a smiley on the last sentence
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I like my G17 for a SHTF scenario. I keep it loaded with 115gr JHP +p+ loads. 1400 fps. 17 shots of that ought to do the job. If not, I have two more mags x 16 each. If I don't first get out my Mossberg M500 with OOO buckshot loads.
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If I was on foot in a SHTF senario, my G17 would get the nod strictly because of the ammo availabilty.
If that SHTF scenario happened tonight I'd have two calibers with approximately the same number of rounds for each.

If I didn't have any ammo already then I'd hate to think how difficult finding any ammo would be. Not too many months ago everyone was saying 9mm, .40S&W, .45ACP, and .22lr were the SHTF calibers because of ammo availability. Try finding any of those rounds now on any given day.

If you don't already have your SHTF ammo then you're not ready for the event no matter what calibers you own.
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If you don't already have your SHTF ammo then you're not ready for the event no matter what calibers you own.
I would also make sure to consider the possibility that something happens when you are away from home.

What will you have?
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