What 10MM would you choose.

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  1. scaatylobo

    scaatylobo Member

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    I would LOVE to hear from only those that actually own any of the popular 10MM's on the market.

    I want it for primarily as a wood/hunting pistol [ backup for pigs ,bear,deer ].Unlikely to be a primary for any game.

    Sig,Glock,Springfield,Colt,and any that are actually owned and been fired.
     
  2. 460Shooter

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    I love my Sig P220 enough that I plan to buy a second.
     
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  3. Texas10mm

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    I've got a blue Colt DE from the first run. I've got two Dan Wesson 10mm pistols. I'm itching to try the Springfield XD(m).

    What exactly do you want to know?
     
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    I want to know which of ANY of them gives the most bang for the buck.

    Comfortable to shoot,with FULL HOUSE loads,as that I why I would carry it over a .40 or .45.

    Price worthy ?,that is a consideration too.

    I don't mind spending the loot,just want to get my moneys worth.

    And don't actually expect it to be carried much as I don't live in the woods,just during hunting seasons.
     
  5. ATLDave

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    I have owned (and still own) multiple EAA/Tanfoglio Witness 10mm's. I would recommend the Elite Match model as being well suited to woods carry - a little nicer than the standard (non-Elite) guns, SAO with a trigger that can be gotten very nice, quite robust, not quite as huge as the more competition-oriented models, 4.75" barrel for good ballistics. If you like DA/SA instead, the Stock III would also be pretty suitable. These are solid, steel-framed guns with nice wide backstraps and ergonomic beavertails that really help make the recoil tolerable.

    If you google them, you will no doubt run across some now very old complaints about base (non-Elite) models that had a heat treat problem many years ago. You will have to decide whether you think that is relevant or significant.
     
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  6. 460Shooter

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    When I plan to pick up a double stack, Tanfo will be getting my money.
     
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  7. denster

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    I vote for the Glock 40. Very accurate and the most comfortable 10mm I've ever shot. I have the MOS version with a Burris Fastfire III.
     
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  8. P5 Guy

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    AR pistol in 10mm?
     
  9. Dustbowl

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    I’ve had a glock 29 for years that I use for winter concealed carry. I also have a RIA 10mm 1911 that I’ve never had an issue with. I’d recommend either.
     
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  10. paulsj

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    G40.
     
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  11. critter

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    I have the Ruger SR 1911 in 10 mm and love the thing. Shoots great! Ramped, fully supported barrel, bull barrel-no bushing, FL guide rod. Shot it a good bit with no problems.
     
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    Glock 40.

    It's also a popular USPSA limited pistol with a .40 conversion barrel and a Carver magwell. Why not G35? Because the 40 has a thicker frame, more grip, better recoil control.
     
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  13. mcb

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    I realize this is the Autoloader sub-forum but I will throw out the idea that you can get 10mm Auto in a Revolver. You could dig around for an old S&W 610 or easier to find is the Ruger Redhawk in 10mm or Ruger GP100 in 10mm. I have a S&W 610 but if i didn't the Ruger GP100 in 10mm would be high on the wanted list for me. YMMV
     
  14. cheygriz

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    I had a Glock 20 and an EAA Witness. I wasn't particularly impressed with the 10MM cartridge, so I sold them

    Both were rugged, reliable guns. If I ever decided to get another 10MM, it would be another Glock 20. However, I would get a 6 inch KKM barrel for it.
     
  15. SHOOT1SAM

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    A +1 on the Ruger SR1911 for the OP’s parameters. The Glock 40 would be a better choice if the pistol was for a primary hunting tool, but if only for occasional carry during hunting season and able to easily handle full house loads, then the SR1911 fits the bill perfectly, for the reasons given by critter.

    For the record, I have, or have had, the following & all in 10mm:
    Glock 20 & 40, Delta Elite, S&W 1006 & 1086, Bren Ten, EAA/Tanfoglio Witness Elite Match, Ruger Blackhawk, Les Baer, Springfield Omega, custom-built CCO, Dan Wesson (pre-CZ), HK MP5-10 and probably a couple of others that I can’t remember off the top of my head. The 2 on my radar are the Ruger & the SIG.

    Sam
     
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  16. 460Shooter

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    Were you loading your own ammo or buying factory?
     
  17. Obturation

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    Have had colt DE, sold it. Currently have glock 20 and carry it 6+ months out of the year.
    I find the glock is the best for the money with massive support in the aftermarket for sights , holsters and any other internal mods you may like - you wont find half the support for any other 10mm except maybe the DE.
    The price is right, plop down your $500 and call it good. Rugged and reliable (at least mine is, and that the reputation). Also no one cares if they scratch up or mar their glocks a little, its utilitarian like a hammer (others may feel differently). I know if i had a dan wesson bruin (beautiful gun) i wouldnt be too eager to haul her out to the woods for a 2 week camping excursion, and if i did i would realize she wont be coming back good as new (in appearance). It depends on who you are though. I carried a ruger blackhawk in 45 colt for years and thought it was the end all in handguns, evolved to 1911s, went to prefering a 357 mag revolver to a glock 21 for a couple years. Then i figured if im toting around a 21 i may as well have a larger capacity, flatter shooting round in a package thats the same size. Love the 10mm, its plenty powerful for anything on 2 legs and 90% of things on 4 legs and its easy to shoot 40sw strength loads for plinking or fill her up with underwood or double tap or your own home rolled loads for some decent power. I carry underwoods 165 grain hollow points for social work and their 200 grain fmjs for the wilderness - if i think i need more i use a proper revolver.
     
  18. gunlaw

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    I got the 10mm bug when I bought my Smith 1076 about 10 years ago. Great pistol. My newest 10 that is still in production is a Kimber TLE II. This pistol has been accurate and reliable since I bought it new In 2013. Definitely worth the money.
     
  19. The Evangelist Cowboy

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    I prefer a 1911 in that caliber. They shoot well for me. The Ruger looks appealing. Used a Glock 29 for awhile and even took a hog with it. Id also look at MCB's recommendation for the Ruger revolvers in 10mm you can shoot .40 Smith for cheap use and save 10mm for the woods.
     
  20. Red-5

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    While I am not a big fan of Sigs, probably the smoothest one I have shot with full house loads was the Sig in Stainless. The damn thing is a tank, but beware it is damn heavy.

    Personally, for the woods, if I were to carry a 10, would carry a Glock 20 or 40.
     
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    OP, I think the upshot of this thread is that most of the 10mm's made in the last 6-7 years are all pretty viable, and the advantages or disadvantages of one over the other are mostly about "platform" preferences. People who like Glocks like their 10mm's in Glocks; people who like Sigs like their 10mm's by Sig; etc.

    For a boatload of pictures of various barrels' chambers and the level of case support offers, this thread is the place to go: https://www.thehighroad.org/index.php?threads/10mm-case-support-photos.844352/#post-10982555
     
  22. harrygunner

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    I like 10mm pistols because they hold enough rounds to address human threats with enough power to handle most lower 48 state animal threats.

    I have three pistols in 10mm. For the woods, I like and have a Government length 1911 in 10mm. I chronographed over 700 ft-lb of energy from that gun with 180gr rounds. It also feeds 220gr bullets reliably. I usually switch to magazines holding those hard cast rounds before entering forests.

    I'm attracted to the new Springfield XDm in 10mm, the one with the 5.25" barrel. That gun and my 1911's have ramped barrels with good case support.

    Personally, I avoid the Colt 10mm due to the barrel's chamber design. I don't understand why anyone would make one like that. Fortunately, they're the only company who did.

    I haven't had any rust issues with blued finishes, but a stainless steel gun may make sense.
     
  23. Trey Veston

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    When you're talking about a firearm that will be carried in the woods as a back-up firearm for defense against critters and possibly people, that will be subjected to abuse, mud, debris, moisture, and God knows what else then forget anything in the 1911.

    Seriously. The fact that so many people are recommending 10mm 1911s proves my theory that most posters here don't actually venture more than 50yds off the gravel roads from their King Ranch pickups.

    I live on the edge of the wilderness. I am in the woods at least once a month where there are wolves, bears, ill-tempered elk, cougars, and the occasional tweaker.

    There is no cell service where I go. If I get lost, there is no walking in any direction for a couple of miles and hitting a road. I grew up exploring the woods and hunting and fishing where choosing the wrong equipment could be fatal.

    The 1911 is the wrong equipment.

    I took this pic last month from where I consider to be my backyard. I am 10 miles from the nearest paved road, no cell service, 15 miles from a town, yet I don't consider it to be true wilderness...

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    This is on a moose hunt a year or so ago. Nearest town was 20 miles to the West, it was grizzly country, wolves everywhere, and if you start walking East, you won't hit a town for 100 miles.

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    What <<are the most common>> sidearms in Alaska and Montana and Idaho? Either a large bore stainless revolver or single-action or a Glock in 10mm. Period. You will rarely see anything else being carried where actual lives depend on firearm choice rather than internet chest-puffing and gun shop bragging.

    This is what I carry when in grizzly country with my own reloads that use 300gr hard cast bullets that I actually cast myself. It's a Ruger Blackhawk Bisley in .45 Colt with a 5.5" barrel.

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    This is what I carry when in most places in Idaho where there is a nearly zero chance of coming across a grizzly, a Glock Gen 4 G29 in 10mm.

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    The Glock G29 is reasonably compact, holds ten rounds, or you can use the G40 15-round magazines and a $12 X-Grip adapter if you desire. It is reliable, stupid accurate, and eminently customizable to meet any of your needs. It is in the top three list of any serious outdoorsman who knows anything about real world conditions and doesn't get a case of Tourette Syndrome whenever someone mentions Glocks.
     
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  24. tommy.duncan

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    I would go with a G20 for 10mm woods carry, because this is my woods carry.

    I have 12 10mm pistols, I love my 2 Sigs and 3 1911 10's, but the g20 is carry quite easy, aren't to heavy, and have excellent capacity.

    I have not got my XD-10 to the range to recommend it or not, and I don't own a G40 yet.
    Just my opinion, Hope it helps.
     
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    I load my own, normally. My loads were just slightly above maximum. If I ever get another 10MM, I'll probably stick to something like Buffalo Bore or Underwood.
     
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