The future of the 10mm?

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    The future of the 10mm?

    I hope this has not been beat to death. I did a brief search but it was mostly ammo preferences. So, questions from a brain deficient 10mm newbie:

    1. Is it really here to stay?
    2. Is ammo hard to find?
    3. Can a 10mm pistol take any other ammo (like the .38 & .357)?
    4. Would you recommend purchasing a 10mm if there was a killer deal out there on a famous 1911 maker?

    Any negatives on the actual round itself? (kick? hollow points? #grains)

    Many thanks
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    It'll probably live on as the semi-auto equivalent to the .41 Magnum round in revolvers. Never really popular but held in high esteem by enlightened devotees.

    It's a good pistol cartridge and offers a lot to the shooter willing to get to know it. I could see me ending up with one one of these days.
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    1. It is here to stay

    2. Ammo can be found at most gun shops and online

    3. Only 10mm ammo in a 10mm pistol

    4. I would buy a 10mm in a heartbeat. My carry gun is a G29.

    The only negatives I see with the 10mm is the price of ammo.
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    Hey Glockman 10mm this man could use your input here. My carry 10mm is a .40 S&W so I would be of little help to you. I did shoot a Bren 10 once about twenty years ago and remember it was a tad on the snappy side but I liked it . Only about 1500 were made between 1983 and 1986.


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    Quote Originally Posted by aznav View Post
    I hope this has not been beat to death. I did a brief search but it was mostly ammo preferences. So, questions from a brain deficient 10mm newbie:

    1. Is it really here to stay?
    2. Is ammo hard to find?
    3. Can a 10mm pistol take any other ammo (like the .38 & .357)?
    4. Would you recommend purchasing a 10mm if there was a killer deal out there on a famous 1911 maker?

    Any negatives on the actual round itself? (kick? hollow points? #grains)

    Many thanks
    1. It's here to stay and getting more popular
    2. Ammo is plentiful on line. Full power SD loads can be pricey but you normally don't buy a lot of it once you've settled on a cartridge
    3. With a conversion barrel, you can shoot 40 S&W, 357Sig, and 9 x 25 Dillon. Barrels run about 125 bucks from Lone Wolf. Other vendors 50 bucks more. I have a KKW conversion to 40.
    4. Absolutely buy one. No other round has as many options to shoot varying power and caliber

    Range ammo can be bought from:

    Georgia Arms 20 bucks for 50 180g FMJ

    Great SD ammo

    SwampFox Gunworks and Ammo
    Doubletapammo Shop
    Buffalo Bore Ammunition | Strictly Big Bore - Strictly Business

    I have a G29SF with a 4.48" barrel for SD or hunting from Storm Lake. Better chamber support allows shooting full power loads better than the Glock OEM barrel with no issues and a KKM 40 caliber conversion
    I have a Colt Delta Elite ordered hopefully here in 2 weeks

    Jump on the 10mm. You wont regret it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bmcgilvray View Post
    It'll probably live on as the semi-auto equivalent to the .41 Magnum round in revolvers. Never really popular but held in high esteem by enlightened devotees.

    It's a good pistol cartridge and offers a lot to the shooter willing to get to know it. I could see me ending up with one one of these days.
    Same thing here; I have been looking at the Colt Delta Elite for a while now.
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    I think that the popularity of the .40 leads to an interest in the 10mm.
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    It will probably maintain it's current level of popularity.

    The preponderance of money being spent for firearms now is spent in the cc/compact market and that may just be a fad.....but as long as it continues, the larger/more powerful duty sized handgun market will not see a lot of growth in popularity.

    If 10mm chambered in the Glock has not made it broadly popular by now, it will always be relegated to some what of a cult following. After all, this is a round that has been with us for nearly 30yrs and it still has not really been a commercial success.

    It was born in the Bren Ten and therein probably lies some of the reason that it has languished. It did not come to life with the hype that so many times can only be generated by corporate backing. It never really gained favor with the gun writers and also developed an undeserved reputation for beating guns to death. It was something of a "red-haired step child" then and to a large extent, still is today.....much like the .41mag.
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    Wow! Thanks for the good info and quick responses. I'll take a second look, for sure!
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    The 10 is gaining in popularity! Ammo has become more plentiful and cheaper. And with glock 20/29, Delta elites, kimber eclipse, and EAA There are lots of choices. Mine never leaves my side.
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    The Glock 29 is so versatile 10/15/20+1 capability plus conversion barrels. How could you not ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by azchevy View Post
    The Glock 29 is so versatile 10/15/20+1 capability plus conversion barrels. How could you not ?
    It seems to be the solution to a non-existent problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jwarren View Post
    It seems to be the solution to a non-existent problem.


    Which the 10mm or the Glock ?

    The existent problem with handgun calibers is that they are very limited in power.

    The 10mm is approaching energies that previously were only had in large revolvers. Making it a very versatile caliber/cartridge useful for defense against both biped and quadruped aggressors.

    Unless I'm totally missing the point somewhere...
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    I believe it is probably here to stay.

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    It'd have to be a great Texas whitetail thumper if one wanted a dedicated automatic for the purpose.
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