Experience is valuable..so help me with yours....
This is a discussion on Experience is valuable..so help me with yours.... within the Concealed Carry Issues & Discussions forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Originally Posted by dben002
OK...you all make a lot of good points...I think I agree with the "no need for multiple ammo choices"...so as I ...
December 13th, 2012 04:47 PM
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December 13th, 2012 04:51 PM
Go with the 40 S&W you can fine it easy.
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December 13th, 2012 05:09 PM
There's nothing wrong with having multiple calibers - I never got the logic of trying to consolidate. If I had 15 9mm guns - I'd want the same amount of ammo on hand for them as I would if I had 15 guns of different calibers.
10mm can be a bulky gun that fires .40 S&W equivalent, or it can be very powerful - I don't buy into the "energy" line of thinking, but my .45 ACP +P ammo makes a little under 500 ft/lbs of energy at the muzzle. My 10mm ammo makes 750 ft lbs. It's a potentially powerful round. Most loads you find in stores will be low powered stuff, closer in power to .40 S&W or .45 ACP stuff.
The .40 S&W is probably a better choice. Ammo is available, and the 10mm stuff is sort of a niche product. I'm considering using mine for self defense since it has more capacity than my .45, but haven't decided yet. In the meantime, it's woods/hiking/outdoors protection.
December 13th, 2012 05:22 PM
I would go with the .40 or stick with the glocks as mentioned by others. XD or MnP series guns are comparable if you are like me and your hand doesn't like the Glock grip. Either 9mm or .40 cal are good rounds. I have a .40 cal XD that I would not heistate to use for SD. Both are proven rounds.
10mm has a lot of potential, and everything I have heard is "a handloaders dream" That said, I have only seen it once in a store and other than online have never seen it. I will be getting one, but it is not what I would consider an ideal "package" due merely to cost of ammo and availability, lest you roll your own.
Good luck and have fun shopping!
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December 13th, 2012 05:23 PM
I love my .40!!!
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December 13th, 2012 06:01 PM
.40 is about the only thing you can find at Walmart these days.
December 13th, 2012 09:22 PM
Just my opinion, but I wouldn't want anything in an autoloader except the 10mm 1911 I've got. Amazing ballistics. You can get full-power Underwood ammo (directly from Underwood's webpage) for about 60 cents a round.
Originally Posted by dben002
December 13th, 2012 10:31 PM
If you want a 40+ caliber with decent ammo availability forget the 40 or the 10mm check out the 45ACP. The 45ACP can be found almost anywhere the 9mm can be found. I also believe the 45 is less snappy than the 40.
December 13th, 2012 10:43 PM
I'm thinking of getting another handgun to cover another common caliber if SHTF. Thinking of 9mm. Have .45, 38/357. First duty weapon was a 40, recoil definitely more snappy than 45.
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