This is a discussion on 10mm vs. 327 magnum which is better for home defense within the Defensive Ammunition & Ballistics forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Originally Posted by gregcheck I was pondering this thought the other night, which round would you consider being the better of the two for home ...
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10mm all the way! Not just because thats what I carry but between the two you do have more rounds if multiple BGs. My Delta is the go to gun for everything within 25 yards. Now if you can't handle the full power loads then yes you are better off with the 327 mag but if you can't handle it for the full 7 rounds find something else that you can be good with. Missing 7 or more times does you no good, so make sure you are comfortable with what ever you choose to bet your families life with.
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The average house has enough carpet and upholstery that the decibels won't be as bad as you might expect, granted it will be loud and I wouldn't do it on a regular basis. See pic below; a revolver will guide sound waves in a "more" direct pattern to your ears (via gas escaping out the sides of the cylinder to barrel gap) than a semi-auto (all gas forward). Will it make that much difference inside a house? I don't know, I haven't tested it. And I'm not going to. That said, lately I've been keeping a 2½ inch barreled Dan Wesson revolver and a speed loader at bedside, though with 38Sp +P’s in it.
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On topic: 10 mm
That's a rough decision. But my opinion, if considering revolvers, stick with the classics. Get a .357mag and load it with .38s if you want something of a bit of a lighter load. Both are tried and true calibers.
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"The average house has enough carpet and upholstery that the decibels won't be as bad as you might expect,..."
Carpet and upholstery will have no effect on the decibel level.
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Especially in a hallway.
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Im a big fan of the .22LR for bear defense.
Just shoot the guy next to you in the knee and run like heck.
Fired indoors, any handgun is going to hurt your ears... and is probably just as likely to damage your hearing. Don't sacrifice power for your hearing, as there's no point anyway.
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A Glock 20SF sits in my night stand with a mounted light. I strongly recommend the 10mm.
Glock 20sf, Glock 19 gen4, Glock 26 gen3, Colt 1911 Series 80
Why would you use either of these rounds for home defense? Don't get me wrong, I'm sure they both have great terminal ballistics. However, consider their "post-terminal" ballistics. You are surely going to over-penetrate with either of these rounds.
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Oh yes, 10mm, bore size starts with a 4 that's a start.
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