Okay, so I was searching threads on the ole 40 vs 45 debate and in my searching I came across the loley 10mm, which I knew very little about. After researching this caliber, From what I can tell it's the best of both worlds in that it offers the velocity of the 40 and a large bullet. The numbers I saw suggest it's one beast of a round. Quite frankly, I am suprised that it's not as popular as it could be given the advanatges, but I understand recoil can be an issue.
But there are few things about this caliber I don't understand.
1. I have seen some articles on line that suggest the 10mm does not offer any additional "stopping power" over the 40cal becuase it tends to over penetrate. I don't get that. If heavy and slow is good, and light and fast is good, would'nt heavy and fast be the best??
2. Given that the 40 is a sawed off 10mm, wouldn't it be better to just buy a 10mm and buy some factory loads(no reloading here) that are downloaded to 40cal specs, if that's possible?? Does the 40cal offer any improvements over the 10 aside form price and being smaller.
3. I've read that the 10mm can shoot 40cal bullets, is this true? I was considering the Glock 20 for the 10mm gun for reference.
4. Glock makes two 10mms, a subcompact and full size, would the recoil be much harsher in the subcompact??
5. To make sure I understand, one of the benefits of the increased power of the 10mm in velocity, etc would illustrate itself in the real work in terms of range. The 10mm should be able to reach out farther than the 40, is that correct?? If this is true, it might make an ideal gun to carry while out in the woods to protect form wildlife, etc.
6. Recoil - how bad is it compared to a 40 or 45 in a realtively similiar sized gun. Unfortunatley, I have no nearby range that has one to rent.
7. Loads, based on my limited research, it seems that the 10mm is maybe the most versatile caliber for people who don't reload, you cant take it all the way down to approx 130 and up to almost 230, that's one hell of a range and I dont know for sure but I don't think the mainstay 9, 40, 45 have that wide of a spectrum, correct??? That's a great advantage.
8. lastly, aside form the glock 20 in 10mm, are there any other relaiable semi auto loaders out there that are worth considering??
9. Do they make the Glock 20 in their "SF" version??
10. As Always, Thanks, for all anwering all of my stupid questions!!!