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the 10mm - I'm a fan

Discussion in '10mm Reloading Forum' started by nickE10mm, Jul 6, 2012.

  1. nickE10mm

    nickE10mm F.S.F.O.S.

    Apr 13, 2004
    Wichita, KS
    Hey everyone....

    Just thought I'd chime in and say that, while I've been into the 10mm Auto cartridge for many, many years ... my enthusiasm hasn't dwindled in the least. :cool:

    I simply love the 10mm.

    Carry on.... (literally and figuratively)
  2. themiller


    Jan 10, 2010
    I'm right there with you. One of my first glocks was a 2nd hand 29 that had some issues. New magazines and a recoil spring and it is an absolute blast. It's about the only gun I ALWAYS take to the range. :supergrin:

  3. iceburg


    Aug 23, 2011
    Same here - it's truly an addicting round. I've got a 20SF, and while it's not as pretty as my 1911, it's been to the range way more often lately... I'm also working on building up some loads for it, I've got some 165gr Gold Dots and 180gr XTP's. Eventually I'll probably add some 200gr WFN cast. Too much fun...
  4. _The_Shadow

    _The_Shadow Ret. Fireman

    Jul 23, 2007
    Southeast, LoUiSiAna
    Oh yes, I still as enthused as I was back in the mid 80's and maybe even more so! :wow:

    Now all we need is for more guns chambered in our favorite cartridge! :supergrin:
  5. I bought my first one, a G29SF. Wow. Now I have 4 Smith 10xx series, 3 Colt DE's and a G20SF.

    But I kept my G30 and my DW Heritage too.
  6. agtman

    agtman 10mm Spartiate

    Feb 28, 2001
    Ditto ... and at least since the late '80s for me.

    Guess that makes me one of the "old guys" here. :dunno:

    Funny how this one cartridge can grow on you ... some days I feel like the 10mm and I are just an old married couple, still able to appreciate and enjoy each other's company after all these years. :shocked:


  7. Taterhead

    Taterhead Counting Beans

    Dec 13, 2008
    Boise, Idaho
    Yes sir!.
  8. The best pistol I could ask for. Just doesn't get any better, all who don't own one have not a clue what an all around best pistol is. THe G 20 is going to always be on my side.

  9. The Pirate

    The Pirate HARRRRR!!!

    Nov 7, 2006
    Walltown, KY
    I want in on this too. I have a fondness for 10mm I have never had for anything else. Don't see it changing either. I do think I like my 20 as much as I like 10mm though. I hope other companies jump in with some new guns in the future, can't have enough choices.

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  10. drew02a


    Apr 3, 2012
    After doing a ton of ballistics research to pick my first handgun, I took a chance and bought a factory refurbished G29 at a gun show. On my first trip to the range I set up the target at 15yds and put one right through the bull on my first shot. Haven't looked back since!

    Reloading has only fueled my love for 10mm since I can shoot it all the time now without going broke :)
  11. Wolf Spyder

    Wolf Spyder Gun Activist

    May 26, 2002
    Central Ohio

    I have been a 10mm fan since 1987 when Colt introduced the Colt Delta Elite & Colt Delta Gold Cup. I was the one who got the 10mm legalized for White tail handgun hunting in Ohio back in the 90's. I have carried a 10mm Glock 20 almost every day for more than a decade.

    Because of a family member, I found out about the '86 Miami Bank Robbery & Shoot-out and the push to find a new handgun back around 1987 or so. I even got my hands on one of these when they first came out;


    I am a huge fan of the 10mm cartridge.

    I am saving up to purchase one of these;
    O2020-RG Colt Delta Elite Rail Gun

    ...and then one of these;
    O2020-RG-LS Colt Delta Elite Rail Gun Long Slide

  12. OhioGlockMan


    Mar 1, 2010
    Akron, Ohio
    I love the 10mm too! It's such a hoot to shoot with full house loads and does not lack in power. When you compare the blast and kick VS magnum revolvers, it's shocking how high the energy is from the 10mm glock 20 platform. Super efficient cartridge too! Think about this- one of my favorite loads of 8.5 power pistol produces 1300 FPS from my 6 inch barrel with a 180 grainer, thats 675 FPS. OK thats a WHOPPING 79 ft lbs of energy per grain of powder, thats at the top of the ladder in regards to cartridge effeciency. To get 675 Ft Lbs energy from a 6 inch magnum revolver you would need at least 15 grains of powder. The most effecient rifle cartridge the .308 is only about 50 FT- lbs energy per grain of powder. The magnum revolver cartridges like 357 and 44 when fired from a 6 inch revolver barrel have something like an embarrassingly low 30 ft lbs per grain effeciency
  13. rvrrat14


    Sep 21, 2010
    Central Texas
    Got here as soon as I could!
  14. nickE10mm

    nickE10mm F.S.F.O.S.

    Apr 13, 2004
    Wichita, KS
    Thanks goodness... I had been wondering

  15. platform


    Sep 15, 2007
    do you concider 9x25 dillon its sibling, and if yes -- does your love extend to that round as well :cool: ?
  16. nickE10mm

    nickE10mm F.S.F.O.S.

    Apr 13, 2004
    Wichita, KS
    I've no experience with the 9x25 but its a cool concept for varminters and tinkerers ... but i can get the same effect by launching 135gr Noslers at 1750fps. :) To each his own, though!!!
  17. _The_Shadow

    _The_Shadow Ret. Fireman

    Jul 23, 2007
    Southeast, LoUiSiAna
    Mine love for 10mm extends to the 9x25Dillon, I like that the 10mm platforms can support other cartridges like 40S&W, 357Sig and 9x25 so I load and shoot them all.:supergrin:
  18. blastfact


    Aug 15, 2011
    10mm / 9x25? In auto pistol? Nothing else need apply.
  19. glockout


    Nov 13, 2007
    Buck Creek, Mo
    I hope that I become a huge fan of the 10. It isn't exactly what I expected.

    Before I got it I was thinking of desert eagle type of reputation, instead I got 15 rounds in a fairly compact, smooth shooting package with about the same performance as a 357 mag in an auto.