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10mm questions?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Wildbillz, Dec 26, 2011.

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  1. Wildbillz

    Wildbillz Member

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    Hi Y'all
    Lets say I wanted to get a 10mm pistol. What would you recomend? The Glock 20 looks like it would be the cheap/quality route? Are there any others that are a good quality gun at a reasonalbe price?

    WB
     
  2. memphisjim

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    the glock 29 if you intend to carry
     
  3. Wildbillz

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    Nope not for CCW. Just to shoot and maybe carrie out in the open when I am in the woods.

    WB
     
  4. daehawc

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    dan wesson makes some good 10mm if you like the 1911 platform. Kimber also had one. The question really is what do you mean by "reasonable" price.
     
  5. 357 Terms

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    Not a whole lot of choices in the 10mm platform.
     
  6. alex4922

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    You might look at the Witness 10mm. I have one in wonder finish that has given me zero problems for 3-4 years. Oh, I take that back. One of the mags had the dimple that holds on the floorplate break. It was replaced at no cost.

    The design is a direct copy of the CZ 75. The grip angle works better for me than my Glock 20. The pistol can be carried cocked and locked though I have gotten used to using the double action first shot more since I put away my 1911.

    The trigger was a little too heavy and rough but a Wolf spring and a little bit of polishing made it very nice. Wolf also makes a recoil spring that is stronger for really kicker loads.

    I want to put tritiums on her but I'll have to have my gunsmith do a dovetail on the front to do that.

    FWIW, Alex
     
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  7. intercooler

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    I love my Witness pieces. Why do people always say not a lot of choices? Their sure is!

    Must be people with little knowledge of 10's because I couldn't ever afford to own them all in my lifetime!
     
  8. dev_null

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    Since nobody else has, I'll speak up for the S&W 1006 and its siblings. Hard-hitting, accurate, and reliable, IME. My only qualm has to do with self defense: I'm more used to the 1911 design, and the safety on the Smith goes the other way. Messes with the muscle memory. But since you're not thinking about using it for SD, I can't see any issues.
     
  9. jmr40

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    Hard to beat either glock. They are one of the few designed for 10mm. They are the only true hi cap options . The smith is the onliy other option that has proven it can handle 10mm power consistently
     
  10. Willfully Armed

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    G20- used to be my Idpa gun. Can handle anything.


    And yes, there are plenty of options.
     
  11. gofastman

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    Either Glock + fully supported barrel
     
  12. jackpinesavages

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    Glock 20/29, 3rd gen S&Wessons, Witness, EAA, Fusion, Dan Wesson....
     
  13. Mainsail

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    I'll add to the suggestions that you get a grip on the G20SF or G29SF before you buy. Even though the difference is small dimensionally, the short frame models feel much better to many shooters.

    [​IMG]
     
  14. SammyJankis

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    I love my G20...I take it with me every time I'm in the woods as a backup to my rifle/shotgun. Had to lay a wild dog out with it on the run at 10 yds from a jeep window at the beginning of deer season and i was surprised by the crushing power of the hot hornady loads i was shooting. Can't go wrong with the big 10.

    there's a s&w 1006 on the for sale forums. definitely a 10mm with a good reputation. ive never personally shot one tho.
     
  15. Red October

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    I recently purchased a 10mm (my first). I looked at the available options, which seemed to be Glock, EAA, and Dan Wesson (those are the ones I saw in the latest 'gun annuals', anyway). I love my Dan Wesson revolvers, and like my EAA Witness just fine, but both seemed much pricier than the Glock. Since I didn't have a Glock yet either, I went that way and got the G20SF.
    I've been really happy with that choice.
     
  16. gofastman

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    yeah, SF is the way to go
     
  17. rishooter

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    Glock 20SF

    I'd go with the Glock 20SF unless you have very large hands and then the 20 is fine.
    I have average hands and the SF version is comfortable-the recoil isn't any worse than a 45 ACP on the Glock platform-I haven't fired any other 10mm.
    The Glock 20 and the 20 SF have the added feature of being suitable for instant conversion to 40 S&W or 357 SIG merely by using a drop in barrel/chamber asembly from Lone Wolf or other makers.
    The mags don't have to be changed.
    One caution:the two calibers I mentioned use small pistol primers while the 10 uses the large size,so make sure your firing pin is striking directly on center of the 10mm primer
    to insure proper contact with the smaller primers.
    One can also purchase an aftermarket barrel to utilize lead rounds which are not recommended at all for the Glock rifling.
     
  18. Usmcfox

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    Glock 20sf but I would wait a few minutes if you like the gen 4 stuff. I personally don't but it's only a matter of time until the g20 gen 4 comes out. Another thing with the glocks is you can easily convert to 9x25, 40, .357 sig and all are available in many different lengths. Finally they are like the ar-15 of pistols so many quality parts at affordable rates. And god forbid something breaks you can get replacement parts cheap.
     
  19. Valkman

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    If you like 1911's I got a Kimber Stainless Target II that I really like, it's shot nothing but reloads and works 100%.
     
  20. ajoker31

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    Smith and Wesson

    The 3rd generation Smith and Wesson is a tank of a semi auto. I have/and do own Glocks but I prefer a supported barrel for 10mm (especially if your considering loading your own).

    I've owned quite a few 3rd gen smiths in 10mm, they're built well and you can get parts from S&W easily even though they aren't made anymore. If you get a chance check out:

    S&W 1006, 1066, 1076

    Best Regards,
    Jerry
     
  21. Willfully Armed

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    I miss mine
     
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