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Discussion in 'The 10 Ring' started by agtman, Aug 12, 2013.

  1. agtman

    agtman 10mm Spartiate

    Feb 28, 2001
    Hadn't looked over the gun rags for a while, excepting the quick thumb-through I gave an issue of Rifle magazine a while back.

    Today I was in an area Meijer store and I came across the Sept. 2013 issue of Guns & Ammo and just randomly picked it up to have a look.

    This issue contains two, literally, back-to-back articles touching on the 10mm AUTO.

    The first is a smarmy, uninformed piece by the resident G&A 10-hater talking-up the .40 at the expense of the 10mm. It's all smack on our round, apparently dead (again), while the .40 gets pumped like it's god's gift to the U.S. shooting community, L.E., etc.

    Okay, whatever.:upeyes:

    The second is a "We Shoot" G&A staff article on the 10mm Gen 4 G20. It's actually a credible write-up and is excellent on the gun itself, although the writer apparently never heard of Underwood, DT or Corbon ammo. He did hear about BB 220gn HC loads and Hornady's 165gn 10mm ammo (@ somewhere around 1200fps), both of which he put through the Gen 4 G20. No malfs whatsoever and he got great accuracy, as 10Ringers would expect. Plus his overall comments on handling, etc., were positive.

    Notwithstanding the limited ammo selection used in his review, the only "downside" I noticed in his closing comments - and it's more of a quibble really - is the writer's extremely narrow view of the role of a 15+1 10mm G20. He sees it as limited to either (1) a "back-up" sidearm for hunting or (2) as an "outdoor" gun when camping, hiking, or working on horseback on the back-40 of a farm out west, etc. Neither the gun nor its cartridge, from his comments, would be his first choice for CCW, duty use, or home defense.

    That, of course, misses the point of the 10mm's versatility of use. It handles ALL of these roles as well or better than other so-called "service" cartridges that are available in a hi-cap autoloading platform of reasonable size and weight. Maybe a "nit" being picked there, but overall it was a positive write-up.

    Just FYI for the group. :cool:
    Last edited: Aug 12, 2013
  2. Michael Rye

    Michael Rye

    Oct 8, 2012
    I may have to check that out. I agree, the dismissal of the 10mm as an SD round I have always found comical. Back in the day of wheelies, 357 Magnum was regarded as the end-all-be-all. Now that we have a high capacity semi-auto which ballistically does everything the 357 Mag can...that is somehow passe' ?

    I have never understood that reasoning!

  3. Yes I noticed that about the article as well.

    There is certainly nothing wrong with the 10mm for self defense, given the right load choice.
  4. countrygun


    Mar 9, 2012
    I have it in front of me as I type.

    Yes I too fail to grasp his concept about

    " Although a lot of fans of the Glock 20- of any generation-undoubtedly see it as a defensive tool, to me it seems best -suited to be a general-purpose outdoorsman's gun."

    His own testing shows the accuracy with the CD load and it's ballistics are bloody good for defense. Right in line with the highly effective, final incarnation, of the .41 mag police load.



    Did you look at the picture of the author in the .40 article shooting the gun?

    He is all humped up like a dog crapping a peach pit.
  5. agtman

    agtman 10mm Spartiate

    Feb 28, 2001
    Yep, and instead of a 6-shot wheelie (e.g., a S&W model 58) it's a 15+1 autoloader that can push 200gn+ loads into the low-end territory of the .41 magnum.

    Yes! :laughabove: I laughed when I saw that not-so-flattering pic.

    He should have known to keep himself behind the scenes and get G&A to spring for a "Brokeback Mountain"-looking male model as the .40S&W eye-candy. :supergrin:

    Last edited: Aug 12, 2013
  6. HiVel

    HiVel HiVel

    Mar 26, 2003
    Leeds, AL
    Guns and Ammo is NOT in touch with a lot of the reality of today -I do not like the magazine as they gloss over many things do not get to any depth on a lot of issues and are as opinionated as a democrat in Chicago. Just not my favorite.
  7. BlackFratelli


    May 19, 2013
    Groupthink & Asinine magazine aside, we must admit that the problem 10mm was engineered to fix has been addressed via other means. In the early 1980s one could not purchase high-quality 9mm JHPs like we have today, and high capacity .45 ACP guns are quite common nowadays in large part because of advanced polymer frames.

    Add in the fact that some legal jurisdictions are staffed by hoplophobe District Attorneys and police , and 10mm might actually be a liability for home defense. One big reason Harold Fish was convicted is because the jury pool bought into the prosecution's argument that the 10mm was a death ray round. Simply put, when we see a 10mm Glock we see a multi-use defensive weapon. The anti's and gun-ignorant see a "hand cannon", and such duffers will be deciding your fate in the jury box.
  8. HiVel

    HiVel HiVel

    Mar 26, 2003
    Leeds, AL
    Good thoughts -be aware friends...
  9. Tazz10m

    Tazz10m Mod Aerator Moderator Millennium Member

    I think agtman should write an article all about the 10mm, get it published in G&A, and straighten out these people. He can even feature/reference my 20 round G29 GPCCG "General Purpose Compact Carry Gun". :supergrin:


    Btw, 10mm surpasses[i/] .357 Mag.
    Last edited: Aug 13, 2013
  10. agtman

    agtman 10mm Spartiate

    Feb 28, 2001
    Ha! :supergrin: Thanks for the vote of confidence!

    Maybe when I retire finally, ... although I'm not sure my smarmier comments directed at exploding the myths & historical inaccuracies spread by the 10mm-haters (past & present) would survive the editor's red pen. :shocked:

    Then there'd be screamin'-n-yellin' on my part, et al. :psycho:

    But Tazz, trust me, a pic of your G29 GPCCG dead center in the article would be Exhibit #1 in demonstating just how nicely a Glock 10mm can be tailored to the suit the owner! :perfect10:
  11. countrygun


    Mar 9, 2012
    That is why I give such kudos to my locale. Glock 10mms of any model are in the top 5 of CCW pistols sold by out LGS and are carried by some LEOs around here on and/or off duty.

    Remember the old saying

    "Location, location, location"

    I concede in an inner city libtard wasteland it might not be a good choice, but ".460 Rowland" sure sounds harmless. :supergrin:
  12. Tazz10m

    Tazz10m Mod Aerator Moderator Millennium Member

    Oh, come on, agtman, with your knowledge and eloquence you could knock off a great article in about 10 minutes, tops. I'm sure the 10 Ringers here could provide a bunch of photo's to choose from to put in the article. And as for the editors, i'm not so sure they would cut anything out. They are desperate to get rag... ooops, i mean mag sales up and there is nothing like a little controversy to get attention with. I call it "The Madonna Effect". No matter how controversial, the bottom line is increased income. Madonna knew it, so i named it after her after she did that risque photo shoot back in the early 80's that everyone said would ruin her.

    Plus, you can slip in shameless little plugs for each of the manufacturers products featured as well as a shameless little plug for GT and the worlds most exclusive club; The 10 Ring, as well as the other 10mm forums.

    Maybe you could even title it; "The Extinct Dinosaur That Never Died". :whistling:
  13. The 10mm is on our list of agency approved off duty calibers, so I wouldn't be all too worried about prosecution, even in NJ.

    I was surprised to see a 10mm gun (and a Glock at that) featured in Guns And Ammo. I think it is excellent that the 10mm is still getting some recognition in the gun press, even though most of us don't agree with everything the author said. Kudos to G&A for printing it.

    The 10mm is back on the rise.
  14. Tazz10m

    Tazz10m Mod Aerator Moderator Millennium Member

    Learn to know weapon choice and defense better than the prosecutors, or your own attorneys, for that matter.

    If we haven't learned that from the Zimmerman trial, we're lost.
  15. bac1023


    Sep 26, 2004
    I haven't read it, but thanks for the info.
  16. Not a problem here. I am familiar with the court system.
    Last edited: Aug 14, 2013
  17. K1500


    Feb 17, 2011
    Regarding "The .40's Still Roarin'" article, either the author, the editor, or both are idiots. According to the very first paragraph of the article, "S&W unveiled the Model .40 06..." What a goob. It was the model 4006, no period, no space.

    Later on he claims the .40 case is entirely new using a small pistol primer to "reduce the chance of an accidental discharge by the ejector hitting the large pistol primer as the slide goes into battery." What an idiot. The ejector cannot hit the primer as the slide goes into battery. It is conceivable that it can hit t as the slide is manually cycled while clearing a loaded gun.

    There is more, but I will stop there. It is pretty tough to take reloading advice from someone who believes the above.
  18. Bongo Boy

    Bongo Boy

    Jan 11, 2012
    Colorado USA
    Magazine publications are pretty much obsolete for a number of reasons, and getting rapidly obsoleter. :) The unchecked, uninformed, non-interactive nature of the animal simply makes them nearly useless and only marginally entertaining. The publishing of bunkum, however, makes them irritating.

    In any case, my dream come true would be to see just one major US manufacturer step up to the plate with just one reasonable offering--an M&P from S&W for example. Now that the technology has been well-proven and we know that a solid-steel single stack monster pistol isn't the only viable option required to platform a 10, it would be nice if just one maker would acknowledge that it's a solid cartridge that should probably take over for 45ACP for the next several decades. I think it would be fairly easy to do as well or better than Glock in this caliber and I'd really like to see that happen.

    I personally feel the 40SW is a very good cartridge and is certainly got enough going for it to make it more attractive than 9mm, and I'm happy to find so much brass in 40 that I'm tripping over it at the range. But 10 can do it all, I think, and without much if any compromise. Especially where our misguided bureaucrats have succeeded in limiting capacities to 10 rds and under, the option is an ideal one, IMO.
    Last edited: Aug 19, 2013
  19. ShallNotBeInfringed

    ShallNotBeInfringed NRA Business Al

    Feb 2, 2013
    The 10mm and to some extent, it's offspring the .40, are only limited by the shooter, as all guns are.

    If someone cannot drive a stick shift, it is most likely because for whatever reason, the person started driving an automatic, and just never learned.

    I own smaller guns, carry other guns for CC, but nothing seems to snap like a 10 and all the rounds it holds. To get more rounds, I need to drop to 9mm. A big drop IMHO.

    A .40 gives the same capacity, in a smaller frame gun in some cases. Options, the world is so full of options.

    sent from my rotary wall phone
  20. nickE10mm

    nickE10mm F.S.F.O.S.

    Apr 13, 2004
    Wichita, KS
    Great thread, guys! :cool: