How expensive is 10mm ammo?


February 7, 2005, 10:47 PM
Is it less than the .45?

BTW, does Walmart have any deals on these?

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February 7, 2005, 11:08 PM


No, Wal-Mart does not typically carry 10mm. If you're looking to shoot bulk amounts of 10mm, your main options are limited to mail-order or reloading. 45acp offers a bit more flexibility, but it's a totally different cartridge. If you can live with 10mm-lite, then consider the 40S&W, which is very available at most retailers.

Best of luck,

February 7, 2005, 11:36 PM
Let me tell you something about 10mm. Unless you're reloading, most of the stuff out there is serious bullsh_t. The box might say 10mm but in reality, you're getting .40 caliber. Let me tell you, it ain't the same. If you want to get some hot "real" 10mm ammo without reloading, checkout:
They have a selection where you can get a few rounds of several types of 10mm rounds. In my opinion, I wouldn't waste my hard earned money with anyone else.

February 7, 2005, 11:44 PM
Buffalo Bore's 10mm stuff is pretty darned good, too.

February 8, 2005, 05:56 AM
The load that is closest to real 10mm and made by one of the big ammo companies is Winchester's 175 grain Silver Tip hollow point. This stuff is fairly expensive. It is hard to find any cheap ammo for the 10. Remington puts out a lead bullet load under their UMC label, but I have heard this stuff is really dirty shooting. For the 10mm shooter, much like 41 Magnum, reloading is the best option.

February 8, 2005, 06:14 AM
Since you're in the "Handloading" section rather than "Handguns", I'm going to take a different angle and assume maybe you're talking reloading

In reloading, there's virtually no difference in cost between 9mm, 10mm, and 45's. That means you can shoot full-house 10's for about the same as mil-surp 9's. All caliber debate aside, once you shoot a full house 10, you'll see the difference between it and a 9....BIG difference.

If you're talking factory, .45 acp runs $12-25 per box, 10mm runs maybe $16-$30 per box. Reloads (crankin' reloads but not stupid heavy) FMJ's run maybe $5. Speer Gold Dots with Blue Dot powder run about $7, and they're as good as anything available anywhere. These are what I feed my Delta Elite and G20

I figure I save $40 per hundred. Since I generally shoot maybe 200 rounds per outing, my $329 press gets paid for real fast. HTH

February 8, 2005, 07:20 AM
Also, it appears, at least from my experience, that 10mm brass lasts FOREVER.

I have some I know I've reloaded 20 times, and no splitting. Now these were with medium IPSC loads, not full house Norma spec stuff, but the brass holds up really well.

I have not had .45 brass hold up as well, so over a very long time 10mm has been cheaper for me since I don't buy brass as often.

As for the question of Wal Mart. I never see 10mm for retail sale anywhere outside of a gun store, and it's usually too expensive.

I reload most of the 10 I shoot, except at ranges that won't let me keep brass.
I have had good luck shooting 10mm Blazer, but I know the B word is considered dirty by some folks around here :)

For CCW I carry the Silvertips usually. Also tried Georgia Arms ( and liked their stuff.

Tactical Texan
February 8, 2005, 09:24 AM

Talk to Mike McNett over there.

He posts over at GLOCKTALK.

February 8, 2005, 10:26 AM
Tactical, I already posted double tap.
I was trying to post it before anyone else did. I wanted the brownie points. :evil:

Brass Balls
February 8, 2005, 10:33 AM
If you want to get a 10mm just figure on buying your ammo online. If you're ready to make that step there are lots of options available.

Here are some good sources for 10mm ammo.

Hot custom production 10mm ammo.
Double Tap Ammo ( Texas Ammunition Company (

Factory 10mm ammo retailers.
Outdoor Marksman ( ( Sportsmans Guide ( Natchez Shooters Suppllies (

Reloaded practice ammo.
Georgia Arms (

February 8, 2005, 11:38 AM
Blazer 10mm 50 rnd box at Academy Outdoors for $11 is the cheapest I have seen locally. They don't always have it on the shelf though. It's a 200gr TMJ and it shoots well and is not dirty.

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