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10mm platform, which and why?

Discussion in 'Handguns: General Discussion' started by beeenbag, Jan 11, 2020.

  1. stchman

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    This kind of stuff kills me.

    Not every firearm in your collection needs a "purpose". I have a lot of guns, most of them have no purpose other than "just to have". If the OP wants a 10mm handgun, then go get one. I guess some people need to rationalize their purchases to themselves.
     
  2. Lennyjoe

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    Maybe some don’t have the disposable income as others do and want to rationalize spending their hard earned money on a weapon that has utility other than sitting in a safe....

    For years I didn’t have a plush income so I purchased firearms for a specific purpose is mind.

    The OP asked for inputs so we offered so at his request.
     
  3. redbullitt

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    I like the glock 20 and glock 40. Both are fantastic 10mm pistols, and I have shot them both a lot... no complaints at all.

    The glock 40 is very manageable with hot stuff and the extra sight radius and speed are great bonuses over the 20. If you're carrying a 686, you can carry either pistol just fine!
     
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    I have no use for 10mm personally, I figure I'd just use .40. But of the ones I've had, I like the G20 the best. Everyone is different, I just happen to think the 1911 isn't the best 10mm platform.
     
  5. Iggy

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    I carried either a Government model or CCO model 1911 version in10mm for 20 years on the ranch. Lots of pests bit the dust.
    Coyote at 80 yards. DRT.
    Antelope hit and back broken by a car. Shot in the back of the head from 20 yards blew both eyes out of their sockets.
    Moved to town and retired them for the most part. Too much horsepower for EDC for most town situations.
     
  6. Anchorite

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    Retired them for what? Inquiring minds want to know ..... if it’s too much horsepower for EDC .....
     
  7. Iggy

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    I carried some version of 45 ACP for the next 20 years in town.
    Recently I bought a SIG P365 for the increased capacity. Imma like’n it purty good.
    If one of us in a squabble ain’t down by the time I have fired 13 rounds, neither one of us is very dangerous.
     
  8. Lucky Derby

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    Or their spouse
     
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    No explanation needed for that reason, I was just raised poor and am now frugal with my extra income. I like to have a reason in my own mind for dropping largish sums of cash. Just my personality.
     
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  10. 1911junkee

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    Beeenbag,
    If it were me I would go with the GLOCK 20, never owned one, but I did have a short frame 29 and loaded that thing with some very salty loads. Rest assured the GLOCK will go bang when you need it to! And it will outlast a 1911 as well from abuse.
    They don't call me the 1911 junkee for no reason, if I thought the 1911 were a good platform for the 10mm, I would have one. The sad truth is, they are not. Not when bears are part of the equation anyway.
    Anytime I am around bears my 686 PLUS is with me. When cheddar permits I will get a GLOCK 20.
    Good Luck!
    Junkee
     
  11. sequins

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    I just got my glock 20 and it's incredible. 10mm is such a sweet round. I got 1150 FPS from sig 180gn FMJ-FP factory ammo, gonna try to load my own to 1300. The power is so substantial. Recoil and blast are impressive but certainly manageable. I had to grip diligently or it banged my middle finger on the trigger guard, gloves made it painless though.

    I just can't wait to see what 1300-1350 FPS feels like, I want to try to match the Underwood ballistics on their gold dot round.

    It was very accurate as well.
     
  12. 460Shooter

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    When available, I want one of these.

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  13. jmohme

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    About 4 years ago, I developed a curiosity regarding 10mm.
    I did some reading and made trips to various gun shops to fondle different 10mm offerings. I couldn't find a range that rented anything in 10, so I just had to go by what I read on various forums.
    I finally ended up with a Glock G20 gen 4.
    Not long after, I parked my 9mm and have been carrying my G20 ever since.

    I really feel that the G20 is one of the most versatile guns I own with the ability to load it with everything from miles 40 S&Ws to the hottest Underwood 10mm.
    Some will tell you that you don't want to shoot lead bullets in a stock glock, but I have had zero issues doing so. Just keep it clean and all is well.
     
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    Similar experience here. No one I knew had one and no range I knew of rented one either, so I said screw it. Bought a g20 4-5 years ago and have no regrets except I should have gotten one years before. My buddies still think it's this weird caliber that there's no ammo for and is going extinct , funny. Wouldn't be without a g20 .
     
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    I would agree, however I am really looking hard at the XDM 10mm. The tighter and fully supported chamber with match grade conventional rifling barrel, plus steel fiber optic sights from the factory is whats leaning me that way.
     
  16. jmohme

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    The gen 4 Glock 10mm's have much better chamber support than the earlier models.

    I can't say if conventional rifling will make much difference or not. All I know is that I can shoot more accurately with my G20 than I can with any of my other semi autos including my CZ75. That may only be due to the fact that I shoot my G20 more though.
     
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    Do you have any brass bulge at all with the hotter loads using the factory barrel?
     
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    No brass bulge on my gen4.
     
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    Me Too!!
     
  20. Stevie-Ray

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    I opted for the Glock 29, in the early 2000s, and put my still lovely Colt Delta Elite in the safe, which had done woods duty for nearly two decades. I use the Double-Tap 200 gr XTP as my woods load. The G29 is the perfect size for carry, and if I want more grip, I simply use a sleeve with a 15 round magazine. Normally for me though, the ten rounders are it, as I don't have an issue with control of the smaller grip.
     
  21. MTMilitiaman

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    It is hard to go wrong with the Glock 20. When I got mine, it had a reputation as one of the only 10mm pistols on the market that could take a steady diet of full power ammo and not rattle itself apart. The market has expanded and we now have a lot more choices than I did, but the Glock is still a solid, durable choice in this respect. It is also very soft shooting. The polymer absorbs a lot of the shock, the grip is large enough to distribute recoil over a larger area, and the bore axis is low so recoil mostly goes straight back into the hand. It also has excellent capacity for its size and weight, and is very reliable.

    If you are going to be doing a lot of handloading, I would recommend an aftermarket barrel. I have a KKM Precision in my Gen III. This ran me about $150 a decade ago, but has been well worth it in terms of preserving my brass. The factory barrel allowed for enough stretching in the brass to reduce case life. I was never concerned with safety on the factory barrel, just case life. Newer generation Glocks may have better recoil systems, but I also found it beneficial to acquire a stainless guide rod with a 20# ISMI spring. This smoothed out the recoil impulse so it wasn't so snappy, and helped keep brass in the same time zone. With the factory 17# spring, the slide velocity was sufficient to send brass into low earth orbit.

    The Glock 20 is the small and light enough that I can and have carried it concealed with a light jacket or hoodie. If concealment isn't an issue for you, maybe consider the Glock 40, as the longer barrel will help you get a little bit more performance from what is a performance oriented cartridge.

    Be advised that the Glocks are easy to tinker with, and you may find yourself doing more modifications than you originally intended, more out of curiosity than necessity. I have TruGlo fiber optic sights, a Phantom trigger, and aftermarket beavertail... like the AR-15 and the Ruger 10/22, aftermarket options abound and the pistol is so simple you can do the work yourself in minutes without tools.

    I carry mine in bear country when out hiking with the dog or hunting. For bears, a 200 gr FMJ at about 1200 fps is preferred. For street carry and hunting, I have carried the Grizzly Cartridge Co 200 gr XTP, which also chronos about 1200 fps from the KKM. I have taken a couple deer with this load.

    Regulars on THR are probably sick and tired of seeing this thing. It has to be the most photographed Glock on the internet :)
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    EAA has 10mm polymer frames in full, carry, and compact sizes, just to add another option that isn't as heavy as a steel frame.
     
  24. Reinz

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    ‘While I agree that none of my non Bren 10mm guns come close to shooting as sweet as my Bren Tens do, it is recommended that Brens be retired until they have been x-rayed and magnifluxed. Many of them have occlusions/voids which can lead to cracking, especially in the slides.

    Besides the safety factor, I sure don’t want to risk ruining a $5000 gun. Thus, all of my Brens are retired.
     
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    I have two Sig P220's in 10mm, both SAO. The G20 tempted me for a time due to mag cap but I have a thing for steel frames.
     
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