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Small 10mm grip frame ??

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by RJ357, Dec 26, 2004.

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  1. RJ357

    RJ357 Member

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    Is there a current production 10mm with a small grip frame? Did the old S&W 10mm have a small grip frame? I guess I would be looking for a single stack magazine gun. Range use only, small grip frame, all else not too important. I find the 1911 to be perfect, just as a point of reference.
     
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    Yes the Smith 10xx series is a single stack.
     
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    The S&W grip is bigger because it must house the double action draw bars from the trigger. The 1911 format is about the smallest grip size you will find for the 10mm.
     
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    Actually not true. Both S&W 10XX and 1911 grip frames both measure .750" (just measured em :) ). The S&W factory grips are ultra thin,total width across the grip 1" vs. 1911 with walnut grips 1.25". Substitute Hogue rubber grips and the S&W is up to about 1.25" also. Marcus
     
  6. RJ357

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    OK, thanks.
    How does the front to back dimension compare to a 1911 .45?
    Also how does a 1911 type frame hold up with 10mm?

    I won't get a chance to possibly see any till gun show next weekend.
     
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    I have not shot my Delta Elite enough to really know about durability. Others have reported that they do just fine. Here is a link to a site that discusses the 10mm and how to make the 1911 live a long life with the 10mm.
    http://www.geocities.com/mr_motorhead/10tech.html
     
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