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2011: a Good Year for 10mm

Discussion in 'The 10 Ring' started by ModGlock17, Dec 21, 2011.

  1. ModGlock17

    ModGlock17

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    It seems like there has been quite a few 10mm purchases this year, with many 10mm barrels and conversions, reloading equipments and supplies, ammo, etc.

    The 10mm must growing in popularity. You can see that in the General Glocking folder as well.

    This forum got a lot of new comers and reloaders. You guys are jumping right in, eager to help when someone ask for it. That's really cool, a cool community. Threads like Hunting, wax tube tests, etc. give people a realistic feel for what they can do with 10mm.

    One good man left us, but only after he contributed greatly to the growing popularity of the big 10. Others are quickly filling in, driving ammo costs lower. That's a sign of real growth.

    Glock, Colt, S&W, etc. will have to up their 10mm production.

    Don't you think so?
     
  2. nickE10mm

    nickE10mm F.S.F.O.S.

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    Most DEFINITELY....

    There has been lots of new G20L's due to LW finally getting production moving and several new ammo companies (SF, Underwood, etc) filling in the gap between factory and handloaders' work. CZ / Dan Wesson is starting back up production of its Razorback line this year. There is definitely more COMMON knowledge of the 10, even in other forums, as you mentioned. I see nothing but good things coming in 2012.

    WOOHOO!
     


  3. MightyTygart

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    I almost started a thread of this nature last night. I agree with all that has been said above. If nothing else, the mere number of new posters over the last six months here in the 10 ring is a positive sign. I would like to say thanks to NickE10mm, Meathead, Arushus, and the many others that I cannot remember who have contributed so much to this community of 10mm shooters.

    Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
     
  4. _The_Shadow

    _The_Shadow Ret. Fireman

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    New tune..."10mm shells"

    Huntin' in the wood,
    with the perfect gun we use.
    Ammo from DT and underwood,
    Killin' some deer is the news.

    Shootin' Pigs and bores,
    paper targets are always neat.
    Using Buffalo Bore's,
    to bring home the meat.

    Nuclear Handloads are really great,
    when a perp bust thru the door.
    Hornady's XTP's stopped the perp to end his fate,
    Instant incpacitation, bleedin' on the floor.

    10mm shells, 10mm shells,
    10mm all the way.
    Oh what fun it is to shoot,
    and carry 10mm pistols all day.
     
  5. arushus

    arushus Biggest Member

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    Thank you MT, but I gotta say I havent done much compared to shadow, nick, 21carrier, modglock, oceanbob, glock20c10mm, 4949shooter, inspectorjj, etc....
     
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  6. Taterhead

    Taterhead Counting Beans

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    I totally agree. There a bunch of great contributers here. Thank you all.
     
  7. oceanbob

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    I can say that all the people on the 10 Ring are great.!.I have learned so much in the last 17 months. What an incredible resource!

    It is nice when someone goe to all the trouble to share information. :supergrin:

    I look forward to the New Year and more 10MM shooting.

    Take care
    Bob
     
  8. arushus

    arushus Biggest Member

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    About 75-80% of what I know about glocks and 10mm's I learned here..
     
  9. 07hemi4me

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    For me it has....

    While I have owned my Colt Delta Elite since 1988, I have only used it for hunting, and only put a few rounds down range when not hunting.

    Purchased My Glock 29SF on Dec 31 last year and will start reloading for it and other calibers this month, My Dillon 550B is suppose to arrive on Thur or Fri. :supergrin:

    The G29 is also my EDC, So for me 10mm has taken off this year.

    Defiantly looking to put allot more 10mm downrange since I will be reloading.
     
  10. blastfact

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    Things will be getting better for the 10mm, you can bet on it. Gone are the days of G20 and 29's wasting away on LGS shelf's. Every Colt DE that's made sells. And all the others seem to be selling and or being ordered from what I've seen. Also I've seen a lot less used 10mm in pawn shops and at the LGS's. You can now always find a selection of 10mm ammo on the LGS shelf here. Wife even saw some Rem retail junk at a China Mart the other day.

    10mm is coming out of it's slumber. :)
     
  11. bdcremer

    bdcremer The No SpinZone

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    I think that 10mm is growing in popularity. The current increase in ammo prices across the board has made the caliber wars closer together in price. In my area .45acp and 10mm are within a few dollars of one another for a box of 50 range ammo. Ammo prices do have a decent amount of influence on the caliber people shoot.

    Another reason is people are finding out the abilities that a full 10mm load has. With some the smaller ammo companies putting out quality proper 10mm loads, this differentiates the caliber better.

    Rock out with your 10mm Glock out.
     
  12. leeward419

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    It grew in popularity with me, after reading much positive and knowleadgeable info here I bought one!
    PS feels good to throw off the confinement of 9mm, 45acp and get into a caliber that you can use for everything with the right load- for target, SD and Hunting all in one...extremely versatile
    Thanks Guys!!
     
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  13. _The_Shadow

    _The_Shadow Ret. Fireman

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    With my 10mm as I open fire,
    Targets droping as you hose.
    Bullets wacking without a flier,
    The hole in the paper really shows.

    Everybody knows 10mm brass doesn't fall at your toe,
    Recoil springs help make the slide right.
    Using Swamp Fox ammo makes eyes all aglow,
    I'll find the brass before I sleep tonight.

    Waiting on more powder that's on its way,
    He loads more ammo everyday.
    All Ten Ringers are here to spy,
    touching them off and letting them fly.

    And so I'm offering this simple phrase,
    Speer's Hornady' and Nosler's too.
    Although they have been shot many times and many ways,
    It's 10mm for me and you.


    I actually thought this post was lost!
     
    Last edited: Dec 21, 2011
  14. JimIsland

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    I'm one of the newbs here and thanks to you guys, I have started having an affair w/ my old gen 2 G20! I have purchased 4 springs, a new sst rod tube, 2 barrels and some real ammo since joining the "10 Ring'. Going to treat myself to a G29 this weekend as a merry x-mas to me!

    Ya'll have obviously been directly responsible for spreading the 10mm word and creating more enthusiates. Long live the 10mm!
     
  15. _The_Shadow

    _The_Shadow Ret. Fireman

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    People at the range watching how it goes.<o:p></o:p>
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  16. THE PUNISHER

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    Long live the MIGHTY 10mm!!!

    my daily carry is the G29sf and hunt with the G20 and have 1 G20 OD and G29 OD put up for drooling over when I get lonely...
     
  17. kindapointless

    kindapointless 10mm monster

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    This place is what convinced me to buy my 20sf and now it has me reloading my first pistol caliber the mighty 10mm. I plan on doing the longslide conversion next month even. I got bit by the bug pretty badly
     
  18. Beanie-Bean

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    I really enjoy reading through the posts, and appreciate all the good information that The 10 Ring members have taken time to post and share with everyone out there.

    For sure, I believe in the 10mm...

    G29 is on the short list, but I'm really waiting for the Gen4 version before making the jump. If Glock doesn't release one in 2012, then it'll be a G29SF to go with the G20SF.

    Thanks, guys, for the barrel testing and recommendations, as well as the ammo choice and load preferences you've posted here and on the corresponding 10mm reloading section. Your words of encouragement and support have me checking back here many times a day, and I hope to be able to offer back to the forum some of the things I've learned here, too.
     
  19. michael e

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    I wish some people around me would buy a few, and not reload . I have yet to find anyone elses 10mm brass at the range. But as for growing seems like it, both friends I let shoot mine this year now want one. Local stores actually stock ammo for it now (blazer but better than nothing) . Last week at the gun show I saw about 15 G20 29s, when I bought mine had to call and get them to bring them both, and a few people actually asking questions about them not just passing them up.
     
  20. PrecisionRifleman

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    Great post, and very true! I myself am new to owning the 10mm, new to handloading the 10mm, and I also bought a LW 6.02" barrel (and intend to buy the longslide after Xmas). On top of that this was also my first year to harvest a whitetail or any medium size game period with a pistol, and I owe that to my G20SF w/ the LW 6.02" barrel. Since becoming a G20SF owner I have been extremely impressed with the 10mm to the point it has easily overtaken the 45acp from being my favorite pistol cartridge. I hope more people continue to take the plunge and see just how superior to the other common auto pistol cartridges the 10mm is.