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im still on the .45acp or 10mm seesaw...

Discussion in 'The 10 Ring' started by cowboywannabe, May 26, 2012.

  1. cowboywannabe

    cowboywannabe you savvy?

    Jan 26, 2001
    i have a G20 and G29 (and C.D.E.) with a good bit of 10mm ammo.

    i dont shoot the 10mm much anymore now that my wife and daughter are more in to shooting.

    i will keep my C.D.E. for the occasional hunt and just to have a 10mm, but if really considered trading the 20 and 29 for a 21 and 30. this is because i can get more paractical use from a .45acp than a 10mm.

    this is not a caliber war debate. i would still have a 10mm for woods carry and the occasional chance hunt....

    so, if you had a 10mm that already fit all of your 10mm needs, would you trade your G-10mms for G-45acps?
  2. uzimon

    uzimon team ftp

    Jul 11, 2007
    i have a 20 and will likely get a 21 or 21sf soon.just because glock collecting is addictive:cool: and since i saw the vid of the 20 shooting at 200 yards i really want to get to that level. which the .45 wont be able to do.
    why sell? why not just get more
    ps: whats a c.d.e.? and do i need one? :)
    Last edited: May 26, 2012

  3. cowboywannabe

    cowboywannabe you savvy?

    Jan 26, 2001
    not selling, would trade them though.

    Colt Delta Elite, First Edition Stainless at that! whoot!

    depends on your wants.
    Last edited: May 26, 2012
  4. uzimon

    uzimon team ftp

    Jul 11, 2007
    oh, of course.
    at this stage if i had a grand i'd get a colt 6920/m4.
    but like you said, depends on your wants:wavey:
  5. DG2


    Feb 16, 2012
    I would trade or sell them in a heartbeat and get what I wanted.

    The DE is a fine 10mm pistol. It seems to be what you need as well as what you want for its purpose.

    Get rid of the others. Get what you want.
  6. blastfact


    Aug 15, 2011
    I would get rid of the CDE. I had a 1st edition oooo so many years ago. Broke links, cracked slide. Worse hand gun I ever owned.
  7. Ethereal Killer

    Ethereal Killer

    Aug 24, 2011
    Man I sure do like shooting a 45. it just feels good in the hand. but in the end when logic took it's turn, I came to the conclusion that the good ol 9mm performed the same on targets that counted and I could fit more of them in a smaller package for less money than the 45 and I could shoot it faster and better.

    Then The 10 got bumped up to do everything else the 9 was weak at. woods, hunting, magnum caliber type stuff.

    At that point the 45 just looked kinda weak and lame in the big spectrum, as it didnt have as many rounds as either of the others and didnt match the power of the 10mm or the size and cost of the 9mm. When logic prevailed the choice was so obvious I wondered why I kept it around as long as I did.

    So now it's just 9mm and 10mm for service pistols for me.

    As for platform, I feel that the glock so outclasses the 1911 in almost every way that it's kind of a no-brainer. BUUT the fact of the matter is that people choose guns because they resonate with them and like them. it's the rare gun owner who will choose a gun then train with it enough to mold himself to that system. Most folks just pick something they like the feel of first. the 1911 does feel better in the hand than a G20/21 to be sure, so I totally get the appeal.

    in the end you get to decide whether logic wins out over emotion, but I think there is room for both with most folks. Just dont let emotion rule where logic should.
  8. dm1906

    dm1906 Retired SO

    Sep 7, 2010
    PRK (Kalifornia)
    For about the price of a 21 or 30, you can get .45 barrels, slides and mags for BOTH, the 20 and 29. The best of both worlds (or would that be 4?)
  9. Yondering


    Dec 3, 2011
    If you're thinking about a 45 Glock, do it. I like my 21SF way more than I wanted to. I bought it with the intention of selling the top end to a friend, and building a long slide 10mm, but it shoots so well that I ended up keeping it. It's one of the most accurate pistols I've owned, and I've owned a lot. Also, if you are a cast bullet shooter, the Glock 45 barrels work really well; that's pretty much all I shoot through mine.

    You can always get the 45's, and just get some 10mm conversion barrels for them. Keep some of your 10mm mags just in case.
  10. WeeWilly


    Nov 12, 2011
    This was my experience with the 21SF as well. If you want some serious poke, you can load .45 Super and get into 10mm territory muzzle energy wise and still get that big old hole.
  11. harleytech


    Feb 25, 2012
    Gotta get both...!
    Just because....
    Last edited: May 26, 2012
  12. TSAX


    Jun 5, 2010
    You can always get one now and the other down the road.


    LASTRESORT20 LongTerm-Guy

    Aug 10, 2010

    Im the same....9mm & 10mm for me also...I understand...:cool:
  14. Bullman

    Bullman Deranged Deputy

    Oct 11, 2003
    SW Virginia
    This is what I would do. I have thinned my .45 herd quite a bit, I am down to 1. I figure if I get anymore .45s it will be some sort of 1911. Lone Wolf can fix you up with .45 uppers for both your 20 and your 29 then you will have it all.
  15. gofastman


    Jan 29, 2010
    I absolutely agree, E.K.

    To the OP, Ill buy your 29 if the price is right :supergrin:
    Last edited: May 27, 2012
  16. VN350X10


    Apr 13, 2001
    McHenry, IL
    I carry my 29 in the gunshop, use my 20 for GSSF, my 34 & 35 for USPSA, my 21 for the few times I still shoot IDPA & a Springfield 1911 comp/optic gun for bowling pins.
    Don't sell any, just get a bigger gun safe......
    The rest of them are just for fun.(the list is NOWHERE complete !)

    uncle albert
  17. Bullman

    Bullman Deranged Deputy

    Oct 11, 2003
    SW Virginia
    The list is never complete:supergrin:
  18. XmmAUTO

    XmmAUTO 10mm Addict

    Dec 31, 2010
    The 10mm is everything the 45 wishes it could be. I sold my Glock 21 to fund my Glock 20. My last purchase was a S&W M&P 9mm which has become my daily carry piece. I've downgraded to two calibers so I can stock more ammo. I bought the 9 as to have a gun in a standard NATO caliber. The Mighty Ten fills the role of everything else. IMO if your budget requires you to trade or sell then get what you desire as you will not be happy if you don't. I would still advise you to get a good service handgun in 9mm NATO.
  19. VN350X10


    Apr 13, 2001
    McHenry, IL
    Bullman, the list I show is what I'm talking about....there's at least 9 .44 Mags, alone!
    My tagline on glockpost reads "My gun safe is bigger than my first appartment"
    and I'm almost not kidding !

  20. i went with 10 mm for the same reasons as the above posters have stated. Still if you want more versatility then get a 9 mm and 40 S&w conversion barrels for the for the glock 20. they both shoot out of the glock 20 using all standard equipment with the exception of the 9 mm, as you will need a lighter recoil spring. Now if you still want to shoot the larger bullet then i do think there are loads offered and or researched for the 230 out of the 10 mm. that should get you where you want to be all with the same base gun and magazines. the all shoot reliably and accurately with a 1/3 of the cost for the barrels.
    Oh and don't forget the Advantage arms 22lr conversion with g26 magazine plugs as replacement to give you 13 rounds per mag.

    hmmmm 4 calibers 5 if you shoot 230 grain from one gun what more could you ask for.

    If you still want bigger rounds then go with the S&W 45 lc model 25. next on my list for handguns.