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10mm or .357 or something else

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by Greyhoundman, Jan 2, 2011.

  1. Greyhoundman

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    Thinking about another 1911, and I already have 5 in .45 so thinking about something else. Looking at building another 1911 in 10mm or maybe try a Coonan .357. Is there anything else out there worth looking at? I am spoiled by the 1911 triggers and would like something similar in feel, but could possibly be swayed by a big smith revolver.
     
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  2. If you like the 9mm check out the EMP. A bunch of guys here love em'.
     


  3. Greyhoundman

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    Interesting hadn't thought about an EMP how do they compare to a sig p238? the sig is quite a bit smaller right?
     
  4. rsxr22

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    The Sig is smaller, but there really not comparable. I consider a 238 to be a pocket gun or secondary. The EMP gives you 10 rounds and is a great choice for a guy who wants to carry a 1911. I just picked one up and Im loving it. They are a little tough to find locally, but lots on GB. The EMP in 9mm is a BLAST to shoot. Very light recoil and affordable to practice on a regular basis
     
  5. FreeAmerican

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  6. Sarge43

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    How about a Coonan .357 magnum? It's definitely "different".
    I'm in for two right now. Just waiting for them to be delivered. :cool:
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  7. bac1023

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    The Sig is a 380, so its apples and oranges.

    The 9mm has twice the power.
     
  8. Cerebrus

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    The more I look at that coonan the more I like it.. its kinda like a .38 super on steroids..
     
  9. smith10

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  10. EMP = sexy

    P238 = FUGLY!!! :ack:
     
  11. bac1023

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    Yeah, Coonans are very cool. :cool:


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    I don't classify them as 1911s, because their frame is bigger, but they are very similar in function and style.

    They're also very fun to shoot.
     
  12. bac1023

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    I'm not a P238 fan at all.
     
  13. glock2740

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    Not even the rainbow colored one? :rofl:I held one at a shop one day and they feel pretty nice, but at twice the price of my LCP, no thanks. For cryin' out loud, it's just a damn .380! Way too pricey IMO.
     
  14. Greyhoundman

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    I did see a DW 10mm at Cabellas today for about $1K. I was quite interested in it and had the counter not been so damn busy I might have bought it. Can anybody compare actually shooting the Coonan vs a 10mm 1911? are they fairly comparable? I guess ballistics should be fairly close, but I have never shot anything in 10mm. I already reload for my old .357 so that could save me a little in reloading supplies.
     
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  15. Sarge43

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    Cabela's seems to often have 10mm's in the Library if you look for them. They're very customer friendly on bringing them in from other stores nationwide also.
    Sarge
     
  16. AZ Husker

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    Just picked up a Delta Elite for $700...what a blast to shoot!
     
  17. Substance-P

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    Personally, I have only owned 1911s in .45 and 9mm; however, I would put 38 Super and 10mm at the top of the list (even ahead of 9mm if I didn't already own primarily 45, 9mm, and 22cal pistols).

    The classic non-45 1911 is a 38 Super hands down. If you need a lot of firepower, then get a 10mm. Personally, I would love to buy a 38 Super, but my next non45 1911 will likely be a 10mm as sidearm for boar hunting.