Who's the #@%&* who told me I could shoot .40s&w out of my 10mm bbl?

Discussion in 'The 10 Ring' started by G29SFWTF, Sep 18, 2012.

  1. because it worked just fine in the G29, thanks for the tip :wavey:

    The chamber was a little dirty but after shooting about 70 .40 cal rounds, I loaded up 7 rounds of full power 135gr Underwood 10mm and they still chambered and fired ok. Big difference in sound after shooting all those 40's. I think I woke everyone up on the firing line.

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  3. Oh the noes! Now little puppies everywhere are going to die and little children will weep, you will go sterile and people will hate you.


  4. What would happen in the full size G20 barrel?
  5. I don't have a Glock 20 but other folks have posted in this thread saying they have no problem with it.


    This will solve my problem of plinking ammo for the 10mm. Bought some .40 Federal 180gr at wal mart for $25 per box of 100. That's approaching 9mm prices. And I have a 23lb recoil spring but still had no problems other than it didn't seem to throw the brass very far, sort of fell on my shoe is more like it.
  6. dm1906

    dm1906 Retired SO

    Nothing. Not a single thing!

    (Unless you load a mag, insert it, cycle the slide, and pull the trigger. In which case, it will go bang, and a bullet will go where you're pointing your pistol. Other than that, quite uneventful....)
  7. wdp


    OMG that is so cool, didn't know you could shoot. 40 out of a G20 stock barrel. Sort of solves the range plinking cost dilema of 10mm ammo.
  8. _The_Shadow

    _The_Shadow Ret. Fireman

    You have gone and done it now! Shooting Short and Weak in a 10mm Barrel :wow: ...SHAME on you! What where you thinking? :dunno:
  9. Angry Fist

    Angry Fist *******!!®
    Lifetime Member
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    Have at it. Not me! Good to know in a pinch, though.
    #8 Angry Fist, Sep 18, 2012
    Last edited: Sep 18, 2012
  10. This. 10mm headspaces on the case mouth, running a 40S&W case in a 10mm chamber means that the extractor is the only thing holding it in.
  11. Theres a sucker born everyday.... .40 Smith.. LMAO!
  12. Taterhead

    Taterhead Counting Beans

    I found out something about this recently. I had a bunch of 40 brass that I wanted to decap with live primers (long story). I had my G20 onhand and loaded them from magazines one at a time.


    Because the cases "head space" on the extractor, many had very very light primer strikes. Some did not fire the first try. A heavier loaded round would likely be less susceptible.

    Secondly, extractor abuse. On about 1 out of 5, the case would slip out of the extractor upon primer strike, and was forward inside the chamber. What this tells me is that a live round could slip past the extractor during the engagement of the striker. Upon ignition, the case would slam backward against the extractor and then the breach. It would be like single feeding a 10mm round into the chamber and then letting the slide slam home. You wouldn't know this just by shooting live rounds. Doable in a pinch, but seems a bit unecessarily abusive.
  13. dm1906

    dm1906 Retired SO

    Not true. The case mouth is only a limiting factor. Your 10's still space off the extractor, unless the case is long enough to hit both (about 1.002"). As the slide/breach picks up a round from the mag, it slides up the breach, and under the extractor. The case rim is (should) never be forward of the extractor. If it is, it won't fire.
  14. If your going to do this u really need to make sure your extractor holds them tight. I can tell u that.mine did not. I ended up welding mine up and re cutting it to hold it like I wanted.
  15. I think you will find it different if you use loaded ammo. I have had none of those issues in 700 or more rds.
  16. pasky2112

    pasky2112 Senior Member

    I shoot them all day in my G20. I don't think it matters, relatively. Just check your extractor and clean your chamber well...esp. b4 going to 10mm rnds. Also, I haven't heard anyone doing this in an auto other than a G20/G29, though. I can't speak for other platforms, personally.
  17. pasky2112

    pasky2112 Senior Member

    "Never Cross the Beams!" ;-)

    OP, BTW, that's a great way to start a thread if you want fast attn! :wow:
  18. nickE10mm

    nickE10mm F.S.F.O.S.

    Exactly... 100%. Doable in a pinch, otherwise, do it right. That's my take on it.
  19. Agreed with NickE .......Reload your own 10mm rds for "plinking" (if anything from a 10mm could be called plinking) ....LOL
  20. Huuummmm....
  21. pasky2112

    pasky2112 Senior Member

    I believe the OP doesn't reload...?

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