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Should I divest myself of .45ACP?

Discussion in 'The 10 Ring' started by HOV, May 17, 2010.

  1. HOV


    Mar 5, 2005
    10mm brothers, I have come to the conclusion that the 10mm cartridge has made my .45ACP obselete.

    Never again can I see myself choosing a carry gun chambered for a slower round with less magazine capacity than the 10mm.

    Here's the rub: I have a rule against selling guns because I have regretted previous sales in the past. But if I sell my XD45 (right now I am not crazy about either XD's or .45ACP's) and all my .45ACP ammo, I could get a G29 and have two nice 10mm pistols, maybe get another 1000 pieces of 10mm brass.

    Opinions? Sell the XD45 + ammo and get a G29? Or just keep the XD45 and be diverse?
    Last edited: May 17, 2010
  2. freakshow10mm

    freakshow10mm 10mm Advocate

    Why keep stuff you don't like?

  3. hill billy

    hill billy Head Case

    Mar 11, 2008
    I'm with Adam. I am on the verge of selling my Glock 36 for the same reason. I like it, I just don't shoot it much and don't see myself carrying it much anymore. I shoot my 30sf a lot so it gets to stay but I don't see myself carrying it over my G29
  4. Aloxite

    Aloxite Group W Bench

    Jun 13, 2009
    Sell it and get the G29. It's not like it is Grandpas 1911 from the war or something.

    Starlines site says the 10mm brass should be done in mid June. I've got 1000 more coming.
  5. oldgraygeek

    oldgraygeek 10mm User

    Jan 3, 2006
    I gave up .45 ACP for 10mm years ago. I'm glad I did.
  6. bac1023


    Sep 26, 2004
    I'd never give up 45ACP for anything.
  7. this is such an individual choice. I knew it the minute i started shooting the 20 that there would be no turning back. I sold all mine. I like the idea that the 20 can load from 40 to nuke 10mm. i probalby won't push the upper limits to but within my comfort zone. There was no reason to have a 45 in my mind. Still its a difficult choice. Start shooting and loading some 200 grn. which would more than compensate for you 45 acp need and then see what you think.

    besides....rules are made to be broken
    Last edited: May 18, 2010
  8. G33

    G33 Frisky! Millennium Member CLM

    May 29, 1999
    With G29
    Keep one .45 for historical...
  9. dreis454


    Jul 11, 2009
  10. HOV


    Mar 5, 2005
    What's the reason you guys have for not giving .45ACP up for anything?
  11. zeke66


    Sep 21, 2009
    I've got 10MM and 9MM covered. Don't need any "in-between" semi-auto calibers. That's just me though.
  12. Bullman

    Bullman Deranged Deputy

    Oct 11, 2003
    SW Virginia
    I have been thinking the same thing lately, just getting a G29 for most of the time carry and unloading my smaller .45s that I carry. The G29 is a bit thick to carry IWB sometimes it feels like but I guess I will manage.


    Mar 4, 2005
    I am in the same boat, but in different calibers. The G17 I own is to small for my hands,, I have large hands and the G21 fits perfect. My buddies tell me keep it you will regret selling it later but I am not sure. Good luck on the decision.
  14. agtman

    agtman 10mm Spartiate

    Feb 28, 2001
    The 10mm AUTO is my primary, do-everything (handgun) cartridge, and it's what I "upgraded" to from the .45acp.

    That said, I still regard the BigSlow as a venerable old warhorse. If the 10mm vanished tomorrow, I'd go back to the .45 without thinking twice about it.

    So, ... I'd say keep the .45 - and whatever envelopes you have for it.

    In terms of serious "stopping power," the .45 represents the Old School (Heavy & Slow), whereas the 10mm AUTO represents the New School (relatively Heavy & Fast). In an unintended but neat way, they compliment each other.

    Plus, the .45 is easy to reload for and you can still find some pretty cool "platforms" for it:

    Police "trade-in" S&W 4566:

    U.S. Army Colt 1911, a WWI battlefield specimen (all correct).

    Last edited: May 18, 2010
  15. MinervaDoe


    Jan 26, 2009
    San Jose, CA
    Well put agtman. I am thoroughly enjoying the versatility and accuracy of my Glock 20. I am really looking forward to coming up with a number of different loads for it. That said. There is no way that I am getting rid of my .45s. If for no other reason than availability of ammuniton, I will always have 45s, 9mms and .357 Magnums.

    Besides, I always feel like you lose money when you sell off a gun.
  16. Bullman

    Bullman Deranged Deputy

    Oct 11, 2003
    SW Virginia
    I don't so much want to get rid of my .45s as change formats. I have 3 currently and they are all traditional DA/SA pistols. I have become accustomed to the same all the time trigger on a Glock, and I would like to get things similar across the board, while not going entirely plastic. I have been thinking of converting the fleet to DAO, or selling off the fleet and getting into the 1911 game. Hard to know what to do.
  17. bac1023


    Sep 26, 2004
    I love all the awesome firearms chambered for it and I like the way the caliber shoots.

    The 10mm is a great round, but it will never achieve even 10% of the 45ACP's popularity, probably a lot less.

    Last edited: May 18, 2010
  18. TKM

    TKM Shiny Member Lifetime Member

  19. _The_Shadow

    _The_Shadow Ret. Fireman

    Jul 23, 2007
    Southeast, LoUiSiAna
    45's this and 45's that...every damn gun magazine has an article about the 45's, quite frankly I am tired of 45's, tired of hear, tired of reading, tired of looking at 45's period. I have recently started even handloading for 45's for the heck of it.

    I have two muzzle loading 45 rifles and I shoot 10mm bullets from the 45 sabots.

    10mm is digital...ones and zeros
    For me, mine will be 10mm...heavy and fast, to bust some *****!

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  20. agtman

    agtman 10mm Spartiate

    Feb 28, 2001
    That's what I've seen too, except in the case of a rare collector item. But with most firearms, yeah, you'll lose $$$ on the deal 99.9% of the time.