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TheRaskalKing
March 18, 2012, 03:19 PM
Considering a 10mm in the near future- What 10mm do you like and why?

BarryLee
March 18, 2012, 03:54 PM
I purchased a GLOCK G20 quite honestly because I just kind of wanted a 10mm. The GLOCK is reasonably priced, reliable and available. The gun gets occasional range action and use as a woods gun. If I was going to carry it more I might have looked for a Colt or something else, but the GLOCK meets my needs.

The_Shadow
March 18, 2012, 04:15 PM
The best ones for me are the S&W10xx series of 3rd generation guns and also the Glock-29.

The S&W's are real stainless steel guns, very reliable, 9 round magazine single stack, very accurate and durable, will handle full power loads. While they have lifetime warranty the aftermarket stuff is limited. Holding their values well in re-selling.

The Glock-29 has been great too, it is quite the shooter, plenty aftermarket stuff, conversion barrels, very reliable and compact size, comes with 10 round double stack magazines but will accept the Glock 20 15 round double stack magazines, durable, will handle full power loads.

Draw backs are limited local supplies of ammo, however good selection online sales...Underwood, Double Tap, Buffalo Bore, Georgia Arms are all good.

Handloading offers the best for the ballistic potential and bullet selections.

Good luck! :D

vladan
March 18, 2012, 04:54 PM
As much as I enjoy shooting my 1911 in 10mm Auto, in terms of reliability, accuracy, durability, capacity and low maintenance I have to say G20 takes a crown.

ET.
March 18, 2012, 05:21 PM
I just caught 1911 fever and keep eyeing a 10mm version of that, but it would be hard to beat my Glock 20 for reliability and price...

psyfly
March 18, 2012, 05:24 PM
I have a Peters-Stahl built 1911 in 10mm and I cannot imagine improving on that.

Best,

Will

dlb0412
March 18, 2012, 05:35 PM
I picked the glock 20 and like it alot. Im waiting on the gen 4 to come out. I wish springfield would make a xd xdm 10mm and smith and wesson would make a m@p 10mm. I dont shoot it much but 10mm is my favorite caliber.

Cheapshooter
March 18, 2012, 05:44 PM
Of course being "best" is very subjective, and can mean very different things to different people. That being said I will say that I am very happy with my Glock 20. I wanted a 10MM just because I wanted one, and also I didn't have any Glock firearms, so I killed two birds with one stone so to speak. I am very happy with my decision, and really enjoy shooting the G20.

Constantine
March 18, 2012, 06:38 PM
Glock 20

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Webleymkv
March 18, 2012, 07:31 PM
I've only owned one 10mm, so I guess it's my favorite:D

http://i164.photobucket.com/albums/u34/Webleymkv/BuffaloSabresGame68.jpg
S&W 1076 10mm Auto

RT
March 18, 2012, 08:58 PM
Glock 20 SF. Add aftermarket sights of your choice and a "-" connector to improve the trigger pull.

Crazy Carl
March 18, 2012, 09:25 PM
I so want a longslide 10mm 1911, but a G20SF with a 6" barrel is more likely. What? I'ma hunt with it. Mebbe some 50 & 100yd range fun, too :cool:

CDW4ME
March 18, 2012, 09:52 PM
Glock 29 SF, concealable and reliable (after I added Pearce +0 magazine bases with room for pinky).

Dan-O
March 18, 2012, 10:18 PM
Smith and Wesson 610-1 with a 5 inch barrel.

But then again, any 10mm gets me giddy.

http://i726.photobucket.com/albums/ww266/yeahitsthatbig/IMG_0304.jpg

Carne Frio
March 18, 2012, 11:09 PM
Fusion Firearms makes fine custom 1911 style pistols, including 10mm.:D

http://www.fusionfirearms.com/images/Fusion%20Scout/JK%20Scout%209mm%20LS-2.jpg

justin251
March 18, 2012, 11:36 PM
I've only owned one 10mm, so I guess it's my favorite:D

http://i164.photobucket.com/albums/u34/Webleymkv/BuffaloSabresGame68.jpg
S&W 1076 10mm Auto

I like those model smiths. I like 1911s but I like the weapons theyve inspired a little better.

TheRaskalKing
March 19, 2012, 12:02 AM
Thanks for the pictures guys. At this point I'm thinking that I'd like a 1911 of some variety chambered in 10mm. I'm not a big fan of the Glock, but that's not to say they aren't great guns, just not for me. I've never shot one in 10mm, or any other 10mm period for that matter, so I'm not gonna rule it out. Another question: how do you feel about the 10mm vs. the 45 ACP? I wouldn't be using it for any practical purpose other than for protection while in bear country. Just curious on your thoughts.

justin251
March 19, 2012, 12:18 AM
Protection in bear country? Id rather recommend an 870 supermag loaded to the gills with 3.5" buckshot while sidearming a revolver in nothing less than 44mag.

41 mag, 44mag, and 454 casull should be your pistol choices if you are certain to encounter aggressive bears. I left out 460 and 500 because unless you are sure you can handle the recoil for a follow up shot then those would be potentially useless unless that first shot hit its mark. 0.02

TheRaskalKing
March 19, 2012, 12:35 AM
Fair enough, Justin. I guess what I'm really saying is I want a 10mm and need a pseudo "reason" to buy one...

justin251
March 19, 2012, 12:44 AM
Fair enough, Justin. I guess what I'm really saying is I want a 10mm and need a pseudo "reason" to buy one...

I'm with ya now. Haha

Walklightly
March 19, 2012, 04:04 AM
February 22, 2012, 10:33 PM

OP
TheRaskalKing

Cheap ammo?

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So ammo gets expensive after awhile... anybody know a secret remedy for this? I've got an XDm .40 and a box of 50 is about 17 bucks at both my LGS and wally world... I know there's far more expensive ammo out there, but I'm a poor college kid looking to save money any way I can. Is there a secret I'm missing somewhere, or is this just the proverbial nature of the beast? Please advise!

For me without a doubt the the G20. Why? for once somebody will explain!

K.I.S.S.! Dillon 9x25, 40cal, .357sig, and 10mm all in one.

Guess what my fisrt 10mm handgun is going to be?

Let's not talk about cost, get a EAA.:eek:

plouffedaddy
March 19, 2012, 06:36 AM
Best 10mm----we all have our opinion on the 'best' handgun platform. But, with 10mm I think having a barrel of at least 4'' is where you have to start. I love the G29/30 but the ballistics out of a G29 just aren't what they are out of a longer barrel.

My vote goes to either the G20 or a 3rd Generation S&W.

Simmy952
March 19, 2012, 06:44 AM
What about a G20SFL. Sweet shooter. Just have to find the time to sight in the Burris.

http://i130.photobucket.com/albums/p268/Simmy952/IMG_0999.jpg

Also the G29 makes for a great concealed carry. Need a grip reduction by Coldbore Customs to fit my hands.

http://i130.photobucket.com/albums/p268/Simmy952/IMG_0014.jpg

The one is the pic that you might not recognize is a S&W 1013. Started life as a 4013 and has a new barrel and mags. Very nice little shooter 10mm.

jmr40
March 19, 2012, 07:01 AM
Of current production guns the only real choice is the Glock 20 or 29. If you can find a used S&W 1006 series gun they are great too. Nothing wrong with a 10mm revolver other than being very rare and expensive.

I wouldn't touch an EAA, too many problems. The 1911's in 10mm are too expensive and reliability has not spotty. Some guns seem to work fine, others not so much.

g20gunny
March 19, 2012, 07:14 AM
Dan-o and Carne Frio two thumbs up for the Smith 610 and the fusion 1911both on my "top 10" list (sory that was bad). Some even chamber the 610 in 10mm mag and then you can shoot 40sw, 10mm auto and 10mm mag.
Like everyone is saying, if you want a reliable powerhouse auto glock 20 all the way, if you want pure longrange accuracy with a little sacrificed reliability go with a longslide 1911, or just get both in a smith 610 or ruger blackhawk- oh wait nobody mentioned the blackhawk?
For me it is a glock 20 (obviously) with fully adjustable tritium sights and a #22 mainspring #2 trigger and a ny1 trigger spring for carry and home defense. With the ny1 I get a smooth 6-7 lb trigger pull, without I get a short 2 lbs for target and longrange target.

AndyWest
March 19, 2012, 08:56 AM
G21 with a G20 conversion barrel :)

C0untZer0
March 19, 2012, 09:57 AM
One great thing about Glock is that it created a huge aftermarket for Glock stuff and you can get so much stuff for a 10mm Glock as far as conversion barrels, slides etc... You can also get 10" and 16" barrels for the Glock.

MDW gun is importing the IGB barrels from Austria now:

http://www.mdwguns.com/Welcome_to_MDW_Guns.html

Another 10mm that I think is kind of cool is the Witness Hunter. Pretty big gun to handle the powerfull 10mm cartridge:

http://thefiringline.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=71719&d=1309715855

Walklightly
March 19, 2012, 10:49 AM
This post is giving me a woody for a 10mm. Wait, another woodman!

It's on my long list, but that's getting shorter.

Long term plan, get a 6" Dillon barrel, and 1000 virgin shell's, or 2000 virgin shell's.
After that just wait tell a G20 falls in my lap.

And what is this Glock 20SFL? I'll take two, one for the kid's, the other to be barried with.

Webleymkv
March 19, 2012, 11:44 AM
Another question: how do you feel about the 10mm vs. the 45 ACP? I wouldn't be using it for any practical purpose other than for protection while in bear country. Just curious on your thoughts.


For bear protection, I think that 10mm is a far superior choice to .45 ACP due to the increased penetration. For bear protection, you should look at a full-power loading witha 180gr or heavier non-expanding bullet (either FMJ or hardcast). Be aware, however, that if you're using a Glock, that manufacturer specifically says not to use cast bullet in their guns due to excessive leading issues in their polygonal barrels. While some have said that cast bullets are OK in a Glock so long as the lead is hard enough, I personally would err of the side of caution and heed the manufacturer's recommendation.

This does not mean, however, that there is no good way to shoot lead bullets from a Glock. Several companies including KKM and Lone Wolf sell aftermarket Glock barrels that have traditional cut rifling that works just fine with cast bullets. Were I to buy a Glock, I'd definately look at an aftermarket barrel because I handload 10mm and cast bullets are much more affordable than jacketed ones.

treysSig3
March 19, 2012, 12:24 PM
I just purschased a G20 and took it out to the range yesterday. It was great to shoot and it is going to be put into the rotation for my carry weapon. I am exceptionally impressed with this gun, and it is my first Glock.

http://img.tapatalk.com/a6898c3b-5f02-523f.jpg

http://img.tapatalk.com/a6898c3b-5f2b-00ae.jpg

http://img.tapatalk.com/a6898c3b-5f3b-93d4.jpg

http://img.tapatalk.com/a6898c3b-5f58-fdc8.jpg

Skans
March 19, 2012, 02:07 PM
The best 10mm? Has to be the original: Bren Ten by D&D.

Mello2u
March 19, 2012, 03:47 PM
TheRaskalKing

Best 10mm?
Considering a 10mm in the near future- What 10mm do you like and why?

I own several 10mm autos.
Colt Delta Elite
S&W 1006
Bren Ten
Glock 20
EAA Witness Elite Match
Dan Wesson CBOB

I prefer the Dan Wesson CBOB.
It has that great 1911 trigger action that no other platform can come close to.
It is relatively narrow so I can wear it in a inside the waist band (IWB) holster year round.
It is stainless which reduces the rust concerns from sweat.
It is more accurate than I need for defensive purposes.
The Dan Wesson is not much of an improvement over the Delta Elite.

I can't bring myself to shoot the Bren Ten. I only received delivery of one of the three guns I pre-paid for.
Stupid . . .
It is a single digit serial number though (if it did not have those zeros in front)!

The_Shadow
March 19, 2012, 10:18 PM
I didn't know that this was going to turn into a picture thread...:eek:

The_Shadow
March 19, 2012, 10:20 PM
And my newest S&W 1086...

arentol
March 20, 2012, 12:47 AM
If you get a 10mm 1911 make sure it has a ramped barrel. Ramped barrels provide more case support and max-power 10mm loads need all the support they can get or they will expand just a little and you will get FTE's.

4V50 Gary
March 20, 2012, 12:06 PM
HK MP-5 in 10mm. Reaches out to 275 yards with ompph. It would be my carry gun if I was a frontiersman. ;). OK, with respects to handguns, listens to others.

NJgunowner
March 20, 2012, 01:40 PM
Colt Delta Elite.

Dan Wesson is doing a limited 1911 10mm release again this year if you can find one.

Webleymkv
March 20, 2012, 02:42 PM
I didn't know that this was going to turn into a picture thread...

Silly Shadow, threads are always better with pictures:p

arentol
March 20, 2012, 04:33 PM
Dan Wesson is doing a limited 1911 10mm release again this year if you can find one.

Already got one myself (RZ-10 from 2009), and even with a ramped barrel it can't handle really hot 135gr and 165gr 10mm.

Walklightly
March 20, 2012, 11:08 PM
The_Shadow

Where's the 6" Dillon barrel? You can't get onto the 2000 fps range with that short barrel. :eek: 2000? A handgun?

Holman
March 20, 2012, 11:38 PM
Glock 20 Because it's reliable, accurate, easy to shoot, price, and most of all cause it's a Glock. :D

BIG P
March 20, 2012, 11:44 PM
Glock 20 just because I wanted to build a long slide to hunt with.

bamaranger
March 21, 2012, 02:03 AM
I answered an add for a Colt Delta, and when I got there, the guy had just sold it. But......he says......I have a Glock in 10mm. So I bought it instead. It came with 4 hi cap mags, back in the midst of the 10 rd mag business, so it seemed a good deal.

I sold a mag and got a bit of money back on my initial cost. Installed a 3.5 trigger, not sure who made it, and had to tweak the sights a bit, it was low or high, I do not remember, but put on a different rear blade.

It has become my favorite rough use auto. Around the place, on ATV or fishing boat, mountain bike, or wandering the woods, I do not worry about the Glock 20. It runs flawlessly. It carries alot easier, flat and light, than any revolver of similar power. 15+1 capacity. Two holsters, the Glock concealment number, or a full flap M84 rig.

Of course I load for it, and have a good quantiy of brass. Bamaboy shoots it in local IDPA, loaded down to about .40 power. (not an issue in a club match.) We may buy another barrel and just use .40 ammo for IDPA.

My point, I likely would not have shot and carried the Colt as much, too pretty. But the Gloce sees a lot of time out of the safe.

The_Shadow
March 21, 2012, 02:30 PM
Walklightly writes; The_Shadow

Where's the 6" Dillon barrel? You can't get onto the 2000 fps range with that short barrel. 2000? A handgun?

I am gettin 1860 fps fro the Double Tap 95 grain Speer Gold Dots from the 5" barrel, I am sure I could gain a little more using the Hornady 90 grain XTP's...
I actually am having a 6" 9x25Dillon Barrel made for my S&W 1006, I though I would have gotten it by now but my machinist hasn't been able to get the time on the CNC machines at the moment! :(

It will come along with some other barrels too! :D

laytonj1
March 21, 2012, 07:24 PM
My favorite 10mm, Colt Delta Elite.

http://i226.photobucket.com/albums/dd194/laytonj1/DSCN1297.jpg

Okay, not a semi auto, but a great 10mm. First run S&W 610.

Jim
http://i226.photobucket.com/albums/dd194/laytonj1/DSCN1185.jpg

orionengnr
March 21, 2012, 08:05 PM
The only 10mm I currently own is a beautiful DW CBOB 1911.

We met when her former lover got tired of putting up with her crap.

We have a love/hate relationship--I love her, she hates me, and we treat each other accordingly. I have lavished attention, honey ($$$$$) and love on her. She has mis-treated me since day one, misbehaving in any number of ways--smashing my pricey brass, failing to function regularly, acting persnickety.

I understand that she is high maintenance--I have bought her new springs, many types of ammo to sample, and have even sent her to Charm School (a good 1911-smith).

She is finally coming around, but I still don't trust her enough to "make the commitment" and carry her every day.

I've been eyeballing her homely third cousin (several times removed) the G20. She's not much to look at, a bit "broad across the beam", and unlikely to be the object of anyone's desire....but she'll never be a haughty, ungrateful bitch.

Walklightly
March 21, 2012, 10:08 PM
The_Shadow

I am gettin 1860 fps fro the Double Tap 95 grain Speer Gold Dots from the 5" barrel, I am sure I could gain a little more using the Hornady 90 grain XTP's...
I actually am having a 6" 9x25Dillon Barrel made for my S&W 1006, I though I would have gotten it by now but my machinist hasn't been able to get the time on the CNC machines at the moment!

It will come along with some other barrels too!

That's awesome, that 2000 number just might be around the corner yet, you should start a club. LOL:D The 2000 FPS club.:eek:

I plan on getting a 6" Dillon barrel and brass even before I get a G20, and I'm planning on joining the 2000 fps club.

TheRaskalKing
March 21, 2012, 10:44 PM
You guys are killing me.... I WANT A 10MM NOW!!! I was looking at the G20 and Colt Delta Elite at the LGS the other day, and oh. my. goodness. I want one. Now I just need to find one to shoot...

NJgunowner
March 22, 2012, 09:22 AM
My Delta has been VERY reliable. It's my current night stand go to gun.

Stevie-Ray
March 22, 2012, 01:08 PM
Colt Delta Elite. I've had mine since 1989 and it's been my go-to gun for woods carry, that is until a couple years ago when it was supplanted by a Glock 29, as you just can't ugly up a Glock. Though it had virtually NO watered down loads run through it, I was always pretty careful with the Delta, so it remains a lovely piece that fills an honored spot in my safe, for the most part. But it will also be the last of my collection to go.

Tennessee Jed
March 22, 2012, 02:04 PM
I like the Glock G20. Mine is much easier to shoot than I anticipated. I can't explain why, but the trigger on my G20 is MUCH crisper than on my G23 (which I shoot good enough, but nowhere near as well as my G20).

Someday, I plan on expanding the collection, but for now the G20 does everything I ask of it, and does it very well.

Quincunx
March 22, 2012, 07:39 PM
+1 for the Colt Delta Elite. Completely stock except for great elkhorn grips courtesy of Mr. Patrick Grashorn!

Josh17
March 22, 2012, 11:13 PM
Could someone who owns the COMPACT (baby glock or whatever you want to call it), Glock 29, 10MM, can someone comment on the recoil of that gun?

How is it compared to it's brother, the G26? Of course the G26 is in 9mm though.

So basically: Glock 26, 9mm VS Glock 29, 10MM (pocket sized one). Difference in felt recoil, noise, etc. Is there a major recoil difference? Or almost none at all? And how about firing it with one hand? I can fire a Glock 26 9mm fine with one hand, as may be needed in a SD situation. Is it easy to fire the Glock 29 10MM with one hand, if needed be in a self-defense situation? Or is the recoil too strong?

Thanks!

*NOVA*
March 22, 2012, 11:42 PM
Could someone who owns the COMPACT (baby glock or whatever you want to call it), Glock 29, 10MM, can someone comment on the recoil of that gun?
Bought one yesterday - will try to get to the range this weekend after all my "honey-do's" are done and will let you know with a range report.

Mike_Fontenot
March 23, 2012, 02:13 PM
Last september, I bought a 10mm Kimber Eclipse Custom II (a full-size, all-steel 1911). I put ultra-thin cocobolo grips on it. Carry ammo is (alternating) BuffaloBore 180gr (1350 ft/s) and DoubleTap 180gr (1305 ft/s). I chose it over the (few) other 10mm 1911 choices primarily because I WANTED the series II (grip activated) firing pin safety. I wanted 10mm, because I think the ballistics are vastly better than any other 1911 caliber. I REALLY like it. It's in my homemade under-the-shirt shoulder holster, whenever I'm awake.

Brian48
March 23, 2012, 03:36 PM
I've tried others, but I will always love and stick with my pony. Can't imagine my battery being complete without it.

http://users.rcn.com/chinmonster/delta_elite.jpg

*NOVA*
March 25, 2012, 08:22 PM
Bought one yesterday - will try to get to the range this weekend after all my "honey-do's" are done and will let you know with a range report.

Shot 50 rounds Fed American Eagle FMJ 180 gr today at the range.
1st time ever shooting a 10mm and first time shooting my own Glock. 29SF.

Recoil not bad at all - gun behaved same as I have seen it on videos. Gun tended to push straight backwards. Muzzle flip was minimal.

I don't really want to say much more about my day at the range until I do more research on this gun and consider different ammo options. Want to put a few hundred more rounds through it before I do a report.

roman3
March 25, 2012, 08:37 PM
I have had several over the years as I was a big fan back in the 90's.
Glock 20 and 29, smith 1006,1066 and 1076, star megastar, and a wyoming arms longslide. I have shot friends colt delta and springfield omega.

To me the best platform is the smith 10 series . If the glocks were not so fat they would be.contenders.

Stevie-Ray
March 25, 2012, 09:40 PM
So basically: Glock 26, 9mm VS Glock 29, 10MM (pocket sized one). Difference in felt recoil, noise, etc. Is there a major recoil difference? Or almost none at all? And how about firing it with one hand? I can fire a Glock 26 9mm fine with one hand, as may be needed in a SD situation. Is it easy to fire the Glock 29 10MM with one hand, if needed be in a self-defense situation? Or is the recoil too strong?I have both and the G26 is far easier to fire one-handed, but that's to be expected. The G26 is an excellent hideout and makes a proper range gun as well. My G29 is now my go-to woods gun and I usually have it stoked with Double-Tap's 200 gr XTPs which I find a little more accurate than the 180s in my weapon-YMMV. Recoil is going to be worse than a G26 with even the wimpiest of 10mm loads, but it is by no means objectionable. I can one-hand the G29 with DT loads and find it's recoil no worse than the Delta Elite which is full-sized. I do find the 1911 design best for me, but the Glock is so ugly and tough enough that I just don't worry about marring it's less than pretty features on a hike. My Delta, OTOH, is simply gorgeous, and though it gave me stellar service for over 20 years, it is now in the safe.

SGHOTH
March 25, 2012, 10:49 PM
Don't expect the G29 to be the same size as the G26. It is larger and only boarderline pocketable. Nice to shoot though. Got me addicted to the 10mm.

On the origional question, I own almost every 10mm ever made. To me the nicest are the custom or semi-custom 10mm 1911's. The most comfortable to shoot are the 10 series Smiths though they are somewhat heavy. The Megastar and Glock are both good shooters if they fit your hand. Both are kind of chunky.

Most bang for the buck are the glocks. EAA's are a good value if you get a good one. If you are flush look at a Wilson or Nighthawk or similar, you will be in love.

Mike_Fontenot
April 25, 2012, 04:28 PM
Here's a photo of my 10mm Kimber Eclipse Custom II 1911, with ultra-thin cocobolo grips from "Gun Grips":

http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff425/Mike_Fontenot/10mm_kimber_5-1.jpg

mdell2
April 26, 2012, 01:48 AM
Colt Delta if you can find one. Mine has been awesome, I have one of the new release versions. It shoots like a dream and never a malfunction. I had a Glock 29 and it was also great but just too bulky for evry day. I may get another 29 just to try again with it for every day use.

Peter M. Eick
April 28, 2012, 12:02 PM
http://eickpm.com/picts/hwml_bag.jpg

I really think my 10mm Les Baer Heavyweight Monolith is one of the best 10mm's. Nothing like having a customized gun made up to your specs!

coyote5.0
April 28, 2012, 02:44 PM
but I love when people post pics on tfl! Some very nice guns in this thread alone.

varoadking
April 28, 2012, 03:55 PM
I have a hanful of 10mm's, but likely shoot these the most...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v22/varoadking/Colts004.jpg

cryogenic419
April 29, 2012, 01:21 PM
Could someone who owns the COMPACT (baby glock or whatever you want to call it), Glock 29, 10MM, can someone comment on the recoil of that gun?

How is it compared to it's brother, the G26? Of course the G26 is in 9mm though.

So basically: Glock 26, 9mm VS Glock 29, 10MM (pocket sized one). Difference in felt recoil, noise, etc. Is there a major recoil difference? Or almost none at all? And how about firing it with one hand? I can fire a Glock 26 9mm fine with one hand, as may be needed in a SD situation. Is it easy to fire the Glock 29 10MM with one hand, if needed be in a self-defense situation? Or is the recoil too strong?

Thanks!

Alot of the answers depend on what ammo you are using. Lets just say for the sake of argument you are using 180gr Double Tap defense ammo.

Noise? Its going to be loud, definately more than a 9mm or .40, but to my ears slightly less than a .357.

Recoil and one handed firing? Definately a bit more recoil than a 9mm, .40 or .45 but nowhere near unbearable levels. Some quality range time shooting the gun will get you used to what to expect. Shooting one handed shouldn't be an issue however don't expect lightning quick follow up shots to be as accurate without some practice. There is enough of the gun to hold in hand without worrying about losing your grip, moreso than the 26.

farmerboy
April 29, 2012, 09:50 PM
I also have and love a S&W model 1076. Very accurate and reliable. Just don't shoot it much though. I'm a 40 caliber guy myself.

Lloyd Smale
April 30, 2012, 05:51 AM
Allways been a 1911 fan. I guess i allways will to as after years of shooting them they just feel right in my hand. Ive allways been a glock basher but have come around as of late. I picked up a 23 and liked it so much i bought a 26 and a 20 too. I like the 20 so much an 29 is on my short list. I couldnt think of a better trail gun. Light weight powerful and reliable. Ill never sell a 1911 to buy a glock but ive found theres room for them in my safe.

*NOVA*
April 30, 2012, 05:16 PM
Just following up on the Glock 29 Short Frame - I went to the range again with my son - its different when I go alone - I can concentrate a little more. But my son has such a great time, I don't mind.

Any way, this time I tried out my new Lone Wolf ported 4.5 inch barrel. I believe the porting really does reduce recoil. And my shots werre mostly on target at 21 feet, but accuracy at 35 and 40 feet was not much improved compared to the original factory barrel. I was shooting 185 GR Prvi Parti HP ammo (from Serbia) and Federal AE 185 FMJ.

I think I need one more trip to the range (alone). take my time, shoot bench rested and see once and for all if the Lone Wolf improves my accuracy

Viper1357
May 20, 2012, 02:40 PM
The long oop but bad azz as ever Springfield Armory OMEGA....

Classic look, strong yet beautiful, and oh so nice to shoot...

Best 10mm I ever had...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v88/viper1357/Guns%20stuff/SA%20Omega/omegaclsdsldtrgt24.jpg


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ROCK6
May 23, 2012, 01:57 AM
A 10mm is on my list...it's a little further down though. Most likely, I'm looking at a Glock 20, but my wish list has the STI Perfect 10:

Perfect 10 (http://www.stiguns.com/the-sti-perfect-10/)

What's not to love? 1911 design, double stack/high-capacity and a 6" barrel...:D

ROCK6

scottycoyote
May 23, 2012, 05:49 PM
i picked up a g29 last week and got to the range on monday, great little gun and the recoil to me felt about like my g27 in 40cal, not really much to it at all. Ive got a storm lake barrel on order and as soon as it comes in im going to try some hot doubletap loads and see what that feels like. I bought this for a woods gun, we are starting to see black bears around here and i dont want to cross one with just a bow in my hand....16 rounds of hot 10mm will hopefully give me peace of mind.

Sharpsdressed Man
May 24, 2012, 01:23 PM
Best 10mm? Why the one you have with you when you need it!:)

willmc33
May 25, 2012, 08:29 PM
I have a Smith 1086 and a Glock 29 and as good a shooter and as quality a piece my 1086 is I have to give the edge to the Glock 29 simply due to capacity. If you can afford the Smith & Wesson's and 9 rounds is enough for you then grab one for sure.