10mm Auto Options


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el Godfather
December 19, 2012, 03:25 PM
Dear THR:
I would like to know what are my options when it comes to buying a 10mm pistol other than Glock, EAA and Colt Delta.

Thanks.

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vossman
December 19, 2012, 04:09 PM
I think Kimber makes one.

g_one
December 19, 2012, 04:13 PM
Kimber makes a decent one, and RIA recently started producing a 10mm 1911 of their own. I'd advise against the Delta on account of the unramped barrel. If you want something custom, then Fusion, Wilson Combat, et al can all put a 10mm together for you as well. Olympic Arms makes a 10mm AR as well.

ku4hx
December 19, 2012, 04:14 PM
New or used? I have a Glock 20 and a Smith 1006. The 1006 is a really fine gun: strong, accurate and reliable. Guns out of production can run into parts availability problems, but I always by a bucket of spare parts with every gun so I'm covered there. Anyway, a used 10mm might be an option ... might not.

jmr40
December 19, 2012, 05:59 PM
If you can find one of the used S&W 1006 series guns it just might be the best 10mm ever made. If not, the Glock is the only other option I'd seriously consider. Possibly one of the S&W revolvers chambered in 10mm. But those are quite rare and expensive.

surjimmy
December 19, 2012, 09:17 PM
Rock Island is making one for under $600, you can find it on Cheaper then Dirt. It looks like a nice gun.

56hawk
December 19, 2012, 09:46 PM
There is always the STI Perfect 10. :D

tarosean
December 19, 2012, 11:43 PM
1006 or 1076... Yeah it's that good

powder
December 20, 2012, 08:46 AM
I've run several of the S&W 1076s, and they are my first choice for more limited funds(non-Glock, that is). Floating around here somewhere is a link to a S&W NOS sale of a batch of the 1006s that were going for around $700. The only disadvantage with the S&W 10xx series is magazine cost.

Powerball winner? STI Perfect 10s w/o a doubt.

Elkins45
December 20, 2012, 11:56 AM
The S&W autos would be my first choice. Search the used market. You can get a used Smith cheaper than a Delta, Kimber or Dan Wesson.

Glock is always an option if you have big enough hands and are willing to add the cost of an aftermarket barrel (assuming you want to reload your empties).

rfwobbly
December 20, 2012, 12:30 PM
There is also the Dan Wesson "Razorback" RZ-10. As far as quality, this gun is on par with the Wilson Combat, and may be a much better buy than the Colt or Wilson. Although the brand is now owned by CZ, Dan Wesson is still made in the US.

https://czusamedia.s3.amazonaws.com/cache/a6/2f/a62f11fcd1840991e6a6800b442683bb.png

DW made these for several years, then stopped for several years, and now they are back in the lineup, although in limited quantities. The limited past and present production makes these guns very hard to find.


http://www.cz-usa.com/products/view/dan-wesson-rz-10/

Acera
December 20, 2012, 12:48 PM
Just to toss this out there, I know you said pistol..........

Smith and Wesson made a revolver in 10mm, the 610. Uses moon clips for fast reloads and has a good reputation. Advantage is you can shoot low power .40 loads in it.

http://www.great-lakes.org/graphics-2/Smith&Wesson/rev-03-17-08/9-610.jpg

460Kodiak
December 20, 2012, 01:59 PM
I've always wished that Beretta would make an M9 style 10mm. I emailed them, they said no. I also wish KRISS would make there pistol in 10mm. I emailed them, they also said no.

Lennyjoe
December 24, 2012, 12:28 PM
Had a 1006, G20, Witness so far and for my needs the G20 was the best.

The 1006 is an awesome 10MM platform, but way too heavy for field carry.

The Witness was nicer for field carry but the accuracy wasn't what I wanted.

The G20 with a Storm Lake barrel was the best of both worlds.

I'd love to see a Springfield XD in 10MM. I'd also love a Wilson or Wesson in 10MM but its a bit more than what I want to pay for one.

I've mulled over the AR15 in 10MM but just haven't gone that way.

The 10MM is a great round and I've reloaded it for years. You can really get that bullet moving with 800X if your a reloader.

PabloJ
December 24, 2012, 12:36 PM
Just to toss this out there, I know you said pistol..........

Smith and Wesson made a revolver in 10mm, the 610. Uses moon clips for fast reloads and has a good reputation. Advantage is you can shoot low power .40 loads in it.

http://www.great-lakes.org/graphics-2/Smith&Wesson/rev-03-17-08/9-610.jpg
That handgun has much potential. I almost bought one of the "first run" guns with 6" barrel, almost. I don't hunt nor like to shoot a lot so I passed on it. I'm glad I held out for
short-barreled 9x19 revolver.

el Godfather
December 24, 2012, 02:22 PM
I actually wished that H&K mark23 is introduced in a 10mm model. More capacity and the beast is built tough to take punishing ballistics.

Iggy
December 24, 2012, 02:36 PM
http://i130.photobucket.com/albums/p246/Iggy25/RZs.jpg

Pair of 10s. One of the original Razorbacks and a custom CCO model made before DW was sold to CZ

Been packing and shooting them for 10 years and they're still perking along just fine.

mljdeckard
December 24, 2012, 02:38 PM
....too heavy for 'field carry'?

Lennyjoe
December 24, 2012, 04:28 PM
Yea. Carried that on the hip hunting in Southern Arizona in a Bianche Accumold holster. After walking miles in the desert hunting birds, up and down washes, it got very uncomfortable. Went with a G20 and the difference was noticeable.

mljdeckard
December 24, 2012, 06:04 PM
Then I suppose all these years I've been carrying a full-size 1911 through the desert I've been doing something wrong.

spider 69
December 24, 2012, 10:19 PM
Great gun. Has a supported chamber, so less chance of a kaboom than a glock. No known frame/slide-cracking issues like a 1911 type. If it's too heavy try an Alaskan Guide holster. That weight helps with recoil for followup shots.

Jay/kEC2/10
December 25, 2012, 09:44 AM
I run a Kimber Eclispe Custom 2 10mm ...nice shooter. It was worth the 1 year wait to finally get the order completed.
While I was waiting for the Kimber I went out and got a Glock G20. The Glock is my go to beat around toy. I bought a KKM precision 6" drop-in barrel and this made the difference as far as accuracy and to stop the big case bulge that the Glock stock barrels leave. If you don't re-load or plan to just run the stock Glock and enjoy!

12-34hom
December 25, 2012, 02:36 PM
Fusion firearms makes several differing models chambered in 10mm.

Iggy, almost forgotten how nice those two handguns look... i also got in on one of the original 150...

12-34hom.

481
December 25, 2012, 02:40 PM
http://i130.photobucket.com/albums/p246/Iggy25/RZs.jpg

Pair of 10s. One of the original Razorbacks and a custom CCO model made before DW was sold to CZ

Been packing and shooting them for 10 years and they're still perking along just fine.

Aww, those are nice. Why'd ya do this to me, Iggy? Now I want one..well....two actually. :evil:

Lennyjoe
December 26, 2012, 11:00 AM
Then I suppose all these years I've been carrying a full-size 1911 through the desert I've been doing something wrong.
Not at all. You don't mind the weight, I did. That was my $.02 cents worth. Other opinions vary.

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