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Old August 5, 2011, 01:42 PM   #1
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Wow...I bet that's a handfull! (10mm Derringer)

A co-worker and I were chatting about guns and he told me about his most recent purchase, an American Derringer Stainless in 10 mm.

Now I'm a pretty big 10mm fan but the idea of that cartridge in a small "derringer" package makes me cringe.

Anyone else fired one of these critters? What did you think of it?
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Old August 5, 2011, 01:53 PM   #2
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Not personally...

But it can't be much worse than .45 Colt in a derringer platform
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Old August 5, 2011, 02:51 PM   #3
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Did he buy for bear defense?
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Old August 5, 2011, 02:57 PM   #4
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Glen....LOL!
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Old August 5, 2011, 03:13 PM   #5
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Glen -- Did he buy for bear defense

Why would a bear bother carrying a derringer.

Any average size bear should be able to carry a full-size 10mm.
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Old August 5, 2011, 05:12 PM   #6
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While I have given quite a bit of thought to bearing arms, I had never even considered the idea of armed bears...until now. Now I have something else to worry about.

As far as a 10mm derringer- that is just scary.
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Old August 5, 2011, 05:15 PM   #7
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last derringer I shot was a 45LC... didnt kick as bad as i thought it would.
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Old August 5, 2011, 06:15 PM   #8
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The recoil of a 10mm and 357 mag is close IMHO. My American Derringer 357 is heavier than my M&P 340 was and both of them hurt when shooting full tilt boogie loads. My AD is fun to shoot with 38s.
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Old August 5, 2011, 08:12 PM   #9
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If you think a 10 mm derringer is bad, try a .45-70 derringer! Ouch!
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