For a long time, I've wanted something. I have put it off because I can't afford it, but I think it's time to put it in my budget for 2011.
I want a 10mm.
I don't want much. I want a high-capacity 10mm autoloader with a 6-inch barrel.
So far, I've found two options.
One is the EAA Hunter, imported.
The only other option I see is to build a Glock G20L. Since the Glock would be custom, I'd be buying a slide and parts.
LWD Slide G20LS 10mm Solid Top
This would be a woods gun, not a daily carry piece. The G20L concerns me in this regard because the grip angle is different than my Springfields, and 10mm ammo is expensive. Whatever gun I get, I won't be able to practice with as much as my .40s.
The EAA looks like it would point just like my XDs, but I don't know how reliable they are. Most of EAA guns are Tanfoglio, but I can't find a comparable model from them. I hear mixed things about their customer service on various forums, but don't know how much of it I should believe.
The Glock is an exceptionally reliable gun, but the whole upper would be custom. The cost of the slide, barrel, and parts puts the cost of the G20 + upper at the same as the EAA. The advantage there is I could swap the 'stock' slide with the 4.6" barrel for carry if I decided I needed the 10mm in a concealable package. I don't ever see needing that, but you never know. As I mentioned, I'm also concerned about the grip angle. Before I bought my XDs, I picked up several guns, including a couple 1911s, XDs, Glocks and such. I didn't go with the Glock because it didn't point naturally in my hand. I don't have a problem with the grip angle per se, but I don't expect to spend a whole lot of time practicing with ammo as expansive as 10mm.
Both guns are 15+1 capacity, which should be more than enough for putting down a four-legged predator should the need arise.
Anyone have any input on these, or have another option that I don't see? I don't really want to spend $3k like some of the custom jobs out there.