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From .40 S&W to 10mm??

Discussion in 'GATE Self-Defense Forum' started by eagle359, May 17, 2011.

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  1. eagle359

    eagle359 Glock Fanboi

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    Mr. Ayoob,

    Do you see any practical justification to move from a .40 S&W to a 10mm?



    I have read your work and watched your videos for years. Thanks for taking the time to be on Glocktalk.



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  2. Mas Ayoob

    Mas Ayoob KoolAidAntidote Moderator

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    Depends on the shooter's needs, Eagle.

    If my profile of needs indicated likelihood of long shots, I'd definitely go with a higher velocity 10mm.

    If I was woodswalking in bear country (as opposed to, say, dirtbag country), I would definitely prefer a 10mm, using a deep-driving hunting load.

    For all around use, the higher capacity vis-a-vis grip girth, the readier availability of ammunition, the lower cost of ammunition, and the greater controllability of .40 S&W compared to full power 10mm Auto would find me preferring the .40.

    best,
    Mas