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10mm or 45acp

Discussion in 'Caliber Corner' started by alphabrace, Feb 16, 2013.


  1. MinervaDoe

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    Check out these Lone Wolf conversion barrels

    G20 can easily convert to .40 S&W, .357 Sig, 9X25

    G21 can easily convert to .40 Super, .400 CorBon,

    http://www.lonewolfdist.com/Products.aspx?CAT=241
     

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    I want some - where do I go to get some?
     

  3. NEOH212

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    Which means this puts the 10mm at a disadvantage.



    Which has been proven plenty effective without all the extra recoil, platform size, and over inflated ego's.

    I agree.
     
  4. SCmasterblaster

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    I just may get a G21.
     
  5. G26S239

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  6. Jim S.

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    Which hurts more... getting run over by a 5 ton truck or a 10 ton truck?
    Which would hurt more... falling 60 feet or falling 80 feet?
    Sorry... I couldn't resist.
     
  7. alwaysshootin

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    To answer your question, the 10MM.
     
  8. SCmasterblaster

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    Which loading? The .40 S&W equivalent or the original hot loading?
     
  9. 4949shooter

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    Yes, but oniy as far as weaker shooters are concerned.

    Agreed.

    We agree! ;)
     
  10. alwaysshootin

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    Never the .40 equivalent, well, almost never!:supergrin:
     
  11. blk69stang

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    You can handload a 10mm down with light loads to get .45acp performance, but you cannot load a .45 up to 10mm performance.

    You can also leave out the last two rounds of ammo in a 10mm Glock 20 magazine and have the same capacity (13) as a .45 Glock 21 mag, but you cannot load 2 more rounds into the .45 mag to bring its capacity up to that of the 10mm (15) without a mag extension.

    You can hit "minute of pieplate" at 100 yards with only 5" of holdover with a 10mm, but you can't do that with a .45 (You'd need almost 20 inches of holdover to do that with the 45).

    You'll also be delivering more energy at 100 yards with the 10 than a .45 does at the muzzle.


    I could go on.
     
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  12. SCmasterblaster

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    I wonder why such a weak load of the 10mm was ever introduced - for a weaker autoloader?
     
  13. gator378

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    I had both until my son's future wife found out The G21 was his so I took it to Texas. Future wife wanted it for house protection, she carries a 380. So now I am in the market for a 45 acp for me. I also have the G20 and S&W 629 44 Mag.
    +1 on get both. My son would also like my FAL in Texas
     
  14. alwaysshootin

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    Think it's more about - the weaker shooter. At least that's what I've been lead to believe. If the FBI, had stayed with it, or, one of the special forces adopted the 10, I believe it would be a much more popular caliber. For the life of me, don't/can't understand why it's not the choice of many. It is mine!
     
  15. gator378

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    If you want to shoot 10mm a lot, you need to handload. I handload both for 10mm and 45 acp but for 45 acp Walmart is a cheap source of 45 acp or used to be. 45 acp is much easier to get than 10mm in loaded form.
     
  16. alwaysshootin

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    http://www.underwoodammo.com/10mmauto.aspx

    It is always wise to reload, no matter the caliber, but one doesn't have too, or need to rely on walmart for 10MM ammo.
     
  17. SCmasterblaster

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    Does any ammo maker offer full-power 10mm Auto ammo? Corbon maybe.
     
  18. alwaysshootin

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    They are currently out of stock, but you need to look no further, and, that is a good price. Put them in your favorites cache, and check when they return to in stock. Take a look at their lineup, and the velocity is marked for each offering. Yes, it's real "10" ammo!

    http://www.underwoodammo.com/10mmauto.aspx
     
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  19. Warp

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    None of the major manufacturers.

    One reason why I sold mine and went .45 ACP.

    Availability doesn't even begin to compare
     
  20. SCmasterblaster

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    I guess that one has to be a reloader to fully load the 10mm cartridge.