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    Experience is valuable..so help me with yours....

    I can only purchase one...

    Have 9mm (ruger) and 380 (ruger) now....

    Looking at Glock 27 or Glock 29.....

    Problem is I don't know much about 40mm or 10mm ammo...availability price effective stopping power....

    need some advice from those who know....

    thanks
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    Well 40mm ammo is not something you'll find in most gun stores. .40 cal is available everyplace though.

    Availability of .40 is going to be much better than for 10mm. You can find the .40 at Walmart, I can't remember seeing 10 mm in Walmart.
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    Quote Originally Posted by archer51 View Post
    Well 40mm ammo is not something you'll find in most gun stores. .40 cal is available everyplace though.

    Availability of .40 is going to be much better than for 10mm. You can find the .40 at Walmart, I can't remember seeing 10 mm in Walmart.
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    .40 S&W is an acceptable compromise between 9mm and .45ACP IMHO. Readily available everywhere, allows for higher capacity magazines, effective self-defense round. Would recommend the GLOCK 22/27 combo. It's the largest and smallest of the family, and the 27 uses the 22's mags when need be. Carried both, at the same time, when working along the Southwest border as a Special Agent with the U.S. Customs Service. The GLOCKS will eat anything you feed it, but figure out which your's likes best, and buy it by the case lot when you find it. Thousand rounds in the gun safe is a good feeling. Be safe.

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    Go with the 40S&W, 10MM ammo generally runs $32-$35 a box.
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    My first question is why choose another caliber to keep supplied? I finally stopped after too many calibers. I prefer having lots of the same caliber to use on several guns.

    I currently maintain .22, .223, 12ga, .38, .357mag, .380, and 9mm. Not enough shelves or ammo boxes to keep them separated...and way too expensive.

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    Yep simply get a Glock compact 9mm and carry on.
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    If you want a .40 or 10mm, then get one. I've shot the G22 in .40 and didn't find the "snap" or recoil sufficiently worse than anything else. But that was in a full-size gun, not a compact/sub-compact. Try before buy.

    Ammo will be more expensive compared to 9mm, full-power 10mms even more so. Recoil may not be what you'd want in a SD situation. Your 9mm should be more than enough, but if you want an excuse to go up in caliber, anything is good enough for an excuse. Most decent LGSs will carry both ammos, and it's always available online. It's your gun; get what you want.
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    I wanted a 9MM and a 40 to let my students see the difference between them so I got a G23 and G27 in 40 and then purchased a Lone Wolf conversion barrel. Now I have both from the same frame.

    I would not get a 10MM since many agencies that used them are now changing. I don't have stats, so take that for what it's worth.
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    10mm is more expensive, less available, and used more often as a hunting round than self defense.
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    Based upon what you're saying, I'd go with the Glock-26 (9mm)...no need to stock up on another caliber.
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    Quote Originally Posted by retsupt99 View Post
    Based upon what you're saying, I'd go with the Glock-26 (9mm)...no need to stock up on another caliber.
    That is what I would do. Have you fired the Glocks? You will meet people that love them and people that hate them. I'm neutral, because I've never fired one. I fired about everything except the Glock at my range before I bought my last few pistols. I fired those guns that "felt right" in my hand. I am more accurate with some guns than I am with others. It is not a reflection on the gun...it is all on ME! I still haven't figured out why I am more accurate with one gun and not so accurate with another which uses the same ammo and similar action.

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    Think of 10MM as .40 cal magnum. It kicks like a mule, especially in a small handgun. As already mentioned it's more expensive & not as available. I think it's designed for hunting with a pistol among other reasons.

    Do I want one? Sure, as well as 9MM & .45 ACP. I already have a .40 cal & with the wallet & bank account as empty as it usually is I'll probably stick with .40 S&W. I'd practically have to be given a gun with a different caliber in order to afford it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by retsupt99 View Post
    Based upon what you're saying, I'd go with the Glock-26 (9mm)...no need to stock up on another caliber.
    Ditto! G26. Then you won't be in a boat like I am... OR, get the G27 and you can have three types of ammo if you feel the difference between 9mm and .40 is worth the extra ammo burden.
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    Stick with 9x19 and get a GLOCK 19 or 26. While you are wheeling and dealing trade in that .380 acp and invest in more 9x19 ammo or whichever of the 2 GLOCKS I mentioned you didn't buy (because you'll be wanting it soon). 9x19 is a respectable self defense caliber, is fun to shoot, is widely available, and less expensive than .40 S&W and .45 acp not to mention .32 acp and .380 acp.
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    OK...you all make a lot of good points...I think I agree with the "no need for multiple ammo choices"...so as I just got back from the LGS and looking at the Glock 40mm and the Glock 9mm the 26 is just my size...the 40mm just to large...so I think I see a new Glock 26 in my stocking in a few days........OH CRAP.......more holsters.......
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