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Old February 26, 2009, 02:08 AM   #1
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what 10mm would you buy?

I am thinking of buying a 10mm and I am curious what others may own and recommend or what others have shot and liked.I am thinking of ruling out the polyomer framed pistols because of the serious felt recoil from what I've been told.Thanks for your comments,Todd.
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Old February 26, 2009, 02:32 AM   #2
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I am thinking of buying a 10mm and I am curious what others may own and recommend or what others have shot and liked.I am thinking of ruling out the polyomer framed pistols because of the serious felt recoil from what I've been told.Thanks for your comments,Todd.
Don't be too hasty. Find someone to let you shoot their Glock 29. It is the compact 10mm from Glock and it is pretty easy to shoot. The thick grip really spreads the energy out very effectively. I find it very comfortable to shoot.

I have the Dan Wesson 1911 10mm and the Glock 29 and I really like both of them. I plan on adding the Colt Delta Elite 10mm to my collection soon.
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Old February 26, 2009, 04:10 AM   #3
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id prefer one of the older/smaller brands like automag.
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Old February 26, 2009, 04:22 AM   #4
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I've got a Glock 20 and the recoil isn't objectionable at all, "maybe" a little more recoil than my brothers 1911 but mostly it just feels different. Only downside to the Glock is if you reload and want to use non-jacketed bullets, you need an aftermarket barrel. About $100 bucks. I got one for that and the Glock barrel isn't fully supported so really hot rounds show a slight bow in the brass at the base. The upside is super reliability and 15 rounds of 10mm fun per mag.
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Old February 26, 2009, 06:02 AM   #5
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S&W made some pretty good 10mm's in the 1006 and 1076.
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Old February 26, 2009, 09:08 AM   #6
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There's plenty of reasons to rule out the polymer framed 10mm pistols when choosing, but recoil for sure isn't one of them. My Glock 29 feels perfectly fine with normal 10mm ammo. And by normal, I mean REAL 10mm ammo, not the weak, watered down poof loads that are offered by the few big companies who actually have a 10mm load hanging on in their catalog.

If you want to rule out a polymer frame pistol, do it because they are horrificly ugly, or they feel like plastic, or because the weight distribution feels odd, or because the grip isn't classic.

But don't rule it out because of recoil that you haven't felt. For sure, it's a big bang and it makes quick follow up shots MUCH more difficult... but it's not a painful or harmful bone-rattling shock to the hand and wrist like shooting hot and heavy .357 Mags out of a scandium 2-inch snubbie.

Quick note -- if you go for a G29, the Pearce Grip Extensions installed on the magazines make a world of difference in grip, feel, and control, and they don't add much to the size, bulk or carry ability of the pistol. (it's a big fat SOB, though, be forewarned)

I also love my 1006 and can highly recommend them, but not many folks are willing to pay more for a used and long-since discontinued S&W than they will for a new current 10mm offering. The S&W pistols are some of the best guns ever made, but they are going for big bucks... a year ago, you cold probably get a fine example for $600. Now, that is a starting price for a beat-up one. Unless you run across a steal somewhere... the 10xx pistols go for a premium considering they haven't made one since 1994. (1995?)
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Old February 26, 2009, 09:21 AM   #7
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I selected Custom. Get a 1911. Better angle and trigger than a Glock, thinner for carry.
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Old February 26, 2009, 11:36 AM   #8
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I already have a Delta Elite, so if I wanted another one, I'd wait for the Vltor Fortis (updated Bren Ten) to hit the market.
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Old February 26, 2009, 11:47 AM   #9
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I've shot the Glocks, love them. I voted for EEA however. Take a look at the Witness Elite Match. It looks VERY nice, and supposedly is scary accurate.
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Old February 26, 2009, 11:47 AM   #10
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I've owned a S&W 610, a Colt Delta Elite, and a Glock 29.

I still have the 610, but I wouldn't hesitate to purchase either of the other two. Magazine and holster availability is probably going to be better with the Delta than with the Glock, and better with the Glock than with the Witness.

(And whoever suggested buying an AMT should be forced to purchase one and live with it...)
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Old February 26, 2009, 12:10 PM   #11
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I'm really tempted to procure a G20SF, install a 22lbs recoil spring, and get a bunch of Double Tap ammo. But its not budgeted into my defensive budget this year. I sent it to the President (wife) and she keeps vetoing it every time. Its now stalled in Committee again. Maybe I can bury it somewhere in our domestic spending bill or just use an earmark. Those 10mm lobbyists can be so pushy.
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Old February 26, 2009, 12:13 PM   #12
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i like the dan wesson cbob
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Old February 26, 2009, 12:19 PM   #13
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If I was thinking of using it as a CCW or a hiking gun, I would go with a Glock G29. If you want a really accurate gun to shoot and maybe hunt with the EAA Witness Match or Hunter are nice guns. They are very accurate(I Have a Limited in 9mm) and are real good shooters. The hunter model is scope ready and I have been thinking it would be a great Hog gun. The bad thing is finding magazines but they are out there. For a 1911 framed gun I would go with a DW gun.
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Old February 26, 2009, 12:29 PM   #14
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If I was thinking of using it as a CCW or a hiking gun, I would go with a Glock G29.
That is what I use mine for...I just throw it in a fanny pack holster and I am good to go.
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Old February 26, 2009, 03:14 PM   #15
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Colt for me!

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Old February 26, 2009, 03:16 PM   #16
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DW CBOB

Never shot one but they're gorgeous and I've never read a bad review. Someday I will have one.
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Old February 26, 2009, 04:10 PM   #17
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I have a stainless Delta Elite, which has always performed flawlessly. I formerly had a S&W 1076, but I sold it during a period of severe penury. I loved the gun overall, but I just never got used to the frame-mounted decocker. A 1006 is on my short list of firearms yet to purchase when funds permit. I'd love a 1066, too, but the prices I've seen.......oy, vey!
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Old February 26, 2009, 04:19 PM   #18
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I like the Dan Wesson CBOB. Dont think you can go wrong with one of these.
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Old February 26, 2009, 05:27 PM   #19
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It would be a Fusion Longslide 1911 for me.



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Old February 26, 2009, 07:16 PM   #20
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Old February 26, 2009, 07:18 PM   #21
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if i had to buy a 10mm it'd have to be a glock, just because their simple, yet reliable and accurate
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Old February 26, 2009, 08:22 PM   #22
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Old February 26, 2009, 08:43 PM   #23
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Dan Wesson, unless you have the $$ for a Fusion.

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Old February 26, 2009, 08:51 PM   #24
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Old February 26, 2009, 08:57 PM   #25
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I like Glocks so I would buy the G20SF. Otherwise I would wait for the VLTOR Fortis.
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