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9mm vs. 10mm

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Greg8098, Mar 8, 2007.

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Which one is the all-around better round?

  1. 9mm Luger

    89 vote(s)
    44.7%
  2. 10mm Automatic

    110 vote(s)
    55.3%
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  1. Greg8098

    Greg8098 Member

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    I don't know if this thread/ caliber war has ever been done, but hey what the heck,.. why not. Personally I think the Glock 20 completely trumps the Glock 17, but that's just one example.
     
  2. eden892

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    I went with 10mm my personel choice,but I guess it depends on what you intend to do with it.
     
  3. nitesite

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    I own both and like each of them.

    But I carry a G29 every day.
     
  4. Tezcatlipoca

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    10mm is THE autopistol round.
     
  5. HSMITH

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    Voted for 9mm just to stir the pot. Aside from hunting I can do anything the ten will do with a 9, probably faster and certainly cheaper too.
     
  6. cookekdjr

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    I actually was going to vote 9mm, as it is my favorite. But I voted 10mm. My reasoning:
    You can load 10mm in everything from mild low-recoiling personal defense loads, all the way up to bone-smashing hunting loads.

    For most people 9mm is a better choice, but for the expert/handloader 10mm is much more versatile.
     
  7. ugaarguy

    ugaarguy Moderator Staff Member

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    Because of its lower recoil, wider and more readily available ammo selection, and wider and more readily available section of weapons chambered for it the 9mm would be my choice for best defensive round.

    However, you asked which is the better all-around cartridge. In terms of versatility and all-around capability the 10mm wins out; the reasons have already been explained.
     
  8. kokapelli

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    I was at the range today shooting my CZ75B, which is 9mm.

    I'm having problems with discs in my spine that are disintegrating and even the 9mm from a fairly heavy pistol like the CZ75B left me in some pain.
    I can just imagine how much more pain I would have, were I shooting a 10mm-:barf:

    I voted 9mm.
     
  9. briansp82593

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    9mm all the way, cheap to shoot, low recoil, lots of good self def ammo
    10mm not really cheap, ammo is scarce around here, good snap with it
     
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    10mm. Love the nine, don't get me wrong, but the 10 is probably the best all-around handgun cartridge for autos. And not being much into revolvers, that says best all-around for me.:cool:
     
  12. 10-Ring

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    I like both but if you factor in ammo cost & availability, 9mm wins :cool:
     
  13. .cheese.

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    Personally, to me this is like asking:

    Which is better:

    1. A .50MBG AP round
    2. A 40mm grenade

    Both are powerful, but both are for somewhat specific uses.

    9mm is a good all-around round.... and 10mm is certainly more powerful... but there is a huge difference in power between the two.

    a better comparison is 9mm vs .40 (10mm lite) or the standard 9mm vs .45
     
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    If I reloaded I'd probably give a lot more consideration to the 10mm, however, since I don't I'm going to stick with the 9mm. For what I use handguns for the 9mm works just fine.
     
  15. gandog56

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    Ah, but I DO reload, so 10 mm wins.
     
  16. shooter1

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    Easy question, complicated answer. For versitility the 10 wins hands down, mild to wild, depending on the load. For number of platforms available in all different sizes and ammo availability, the nine is the winner.
    Uh------------what was the question again?
    str1
     
  17. Zero_DgZ

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    Father, have I sinned by wanting to buy a 10mm auto just so that when some homie stumbles on us talking about guns at the store and mentions "Yo, holmes, I got a nine, foo" I can say "Yes, but I have a ten?"
     
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    I prefer 9mm because I am a CZ 75/85 and P01 fan.

    Also, I like that availability factor.
     
  19. GRIZ22

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    You might want to compare 38 special to 41 magnum. These and the 9mm and 10mm are two very different rounds with different skill levels involved.

    This is one of the reasons the M9 was adopted It's a better all around pistol/caliber for most members of the armed forces.
     
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    FBI had a problem with 10mms going THROUGH people. Gimme good hollows and I'll take the 9mm for defense... against people. If I'm being robbed by a black bear I'd reconsider...

    TRL
     
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    Giving proper ammo and good shot placement, either will do the job of personal defense.

    But in my personal opinion, the better all around cartridge due to ammo cost, availability, and lower recoil is the 9mm.
     
  22. GunNut

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    Obviously power wise the 10mm blows away the 9mm, but the 9mm really shines when it comes to small CCW type weapons(ie: Kahr PM9).

    Loaded with high quality hollow point loads, I'm pretty sure that a bad guy wouldn't know the difference though.
     
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    IMO, 10mm has more options. It can be loaded to low 40S&W minor power comp level to hotter level for hunting.

    FBI had problems with 10mm only because their agents couldn't qualify with it(I guess it was little to much for them). That's why they had to ease off to the lite load which gave birth to the 40S&W.
     
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    10MM beats 9MM anyday.
     
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    You're comparing apples and oranges. Each has its advantages. The 9 can be built in lighter, smaller pistols more suited to all day concealed carry or duty use, having low enough recoil for quick follow-up shots, and the added advantage of cheap ammo. The 10 shines where a larger and heavier pistol is not an objection, like for rural open carry or hunting.

    I shoot mostly .45, but would love to have a nice 9mm AND a good accurate 10. And I would still shoot my .45 since neither of these guns could replace it for my purposes.
     
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