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Does anyone around here have any experience with the 10mm rd, as a self defense or hunting rd? Just curious about the 10mm for hunting deer, and the outside range of leathality, bullet weight, type,ect. Would it be better than a 45acp? Thanks,
 

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A lot of what separates 10mm from .40s&w is what pressure the round is loaded to. It was originally designed to be loaded much hotter (I don't have the numbers in my head, but a google search should pull it up quickly) than 99% of commercially produced rounds available today. If you are going to be hunting with it, you'd be well-served to buy one of the hot loads. I think Buffalo Bore is producing one of these, but I could be wrong. You could always roll your own.
 

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One of the best firearms stories I have is the time I got to let loose with a few boxes of 10mm and a full auto MP5. I was shooting at paper targets so I cannot comment on terminal effectiveness but my shoulder was completely black from the bruises. Funny thing though, I did not think it kicked that hard when I was shooting it.

I also have some time behing a ported Glock 20. It was a very loud but controllable firebreather. If you like hard recoil it is fine but don't think your wife/girlfriend will like shooting it. Unless she is into pain.
 

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762nato said:
Would it be better than a 45acp? Thanks,
For hunting...YES! The 10mm offers more foot lbs. of energy than the 45ACP. I think it is overkill for personal protection. Too much penetration.
Check the loading here for comparison. http://www.buffalobore.com

Heavy 10mm Ammo - 180 gr. Jacketed Hollow Point - J.H.P. (1,350fps/M.E. 782 ft. lbs.)
.45 ACP +P Ammo - 185 gr. J.H.P. (1,150 fps/M.E. 543 ft. lbs.)
 

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762nato said:
Does anyone around here have any experience with the 10mm rd, as a self defense or hunting rd? Just curious about the 10mm for hunting deer, and the outside range of leathality, bullet weight, type,ect. Would it be better than a 45acp? Thanks,
I've shot my sons Glock 20C (compensated model) and really liked it. My only concern would be finding the ammo. I tend to buy large quantities of ammo. I'm a 1911 45acp guy but shooting the 10mm was kind of fun. As far as self defense, it would definitely do the job but I would have to choose the .45 for carry.
 

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...for defensive purposed a 40 S&W and a 45 ACP are about equal...and are a better choice than a "full power" 10 mm...

...i carry 230 gr Hydra Shoks in my 220...and 155 gr Hydra Shoks in my 229...

...for defensive purposes against dangerous game...i would go with the 230 gr 45 ACP...or a "hot" and "heavy" 10 mm...
 

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I carry the Corbon DPx 185gr +P loads in my 1911----featuring the Barnes TSX projectile. If you aren't familiar with the Barnes bullet, it is solid copper, features 100% weight retention, shows dramatic expansion even at lower velocities (not an issue with the +P, though), penetrates 13-15" in ballistic gel and also performs very well against auto glass. Sometimes I'll carry 230gr T-series Rangers, but they are usually hard to come across, especially since OMB Express quit selling them to non LE customers... :evil:

Not to threadjack, but both of those perform dramatically better against heavy clothing and other intermediate barriers than the hydrashocks and a few other commonly used loads---just food for thought.

The DPx

 

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i own a glock 20c. This is a very powerful round which i have been experimenting with. i have started to reload my own rounds but have not tried many weights of bullets. i have shot the double tap ammo 165 gold dot and have found it functions flawlessly in my gun. There website will give you specs that they have found with there rounds. this gun has a very loud and distinguished sound. The fire from the ports is noticeable in dimly lit areas. i have gotten a few remarks on the range as carrying the Robo Cop gun lol. i am also planning on making so ballistics gel and trying out the 165 double tap ammo. i will post some pics of the results that i find when i get around to it.
 

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I love 10mm. It is a great hunting round but not so much for personal defense. It would be a great combat round since it can easily penetrate at short distances in which sidearms and submachine-guns would be used. But, you're probably not going to be shooting intruders through masonry or vehicle doors.

It is especially good hunting predators and dangerous game as a back-up. The other rounds in contention for it at hunting are either in revolvers or huge Desert Eagles. So, it makes rapid shots at charging boar or what-not easy and plenty. The 10mm can be had in a large capacity pistol that does not weigh a ton and is easily packed all day. Though most 10mm are not good for concealed carry.
 

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I know this is an older thread, but I just read that Ted Nugent uses the 10mm for carry and as a hunting back up. Seems to me Uncle Ted has it right for hunting, but around here the LEOs and the DA would have a hard time understanding 10mm for carry/PD.
 
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