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Old May 15, 2013, 04:24 AM   #1
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10mm longslides

Recommendations?
Nighthawks look nice but pricey.
I need an ambi safety on it.
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Old May 15, 2013, 04:43 AM   #2
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uber rare amt 10mm longslide maybe, or i think glock made a longslide in 10mm.
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Old May 16, 2013, 11:14 AM   #3
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EAA witness hunter
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Old May 16, 2013, 07:01 PM   #4
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Could always do the Glock thing and go with the LoneWolf long slide and barrel for it, glock did not make a factory long slide in 10mm, I wish they did. The only other ones I have seen are the Springfield Armory longslides but I think most of them are 45 or 45 supers in the long slide setup. Fusion is also a option if you want to have one built.
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Old May 16, 2013, 07:11 PM   #5
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Fusion could build you one for $1200-1600, depending on options.
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Old May 23, 2013, 11:44 PM   #6
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Any other requirements other than it have a long slide and an ambi safety? If no thumb safety is an option I'd recommend looking into building a Glock 20 longlslide--but that's not an inexpensive option. It does give you what appears to me to be about the strongest, fully-supported chamber option I'm aware of: heaviest chamber and barrel, beefiest slide, etc.

I'm sold on the EAA Witness Hunter for a more traditional 1911-style, all-steel 6" gun. Beautifully built and finished, and a well-supported chamber. I like all-steel, and I like the double-stack configuration with a grip that is super comfortable even for average-sized hands. I'm not a hunter, but if the gun is for hunting then I can't imagine how the double-stack design of the Hunter would be of any real attraction. In that case, I'd probably go Fusion and just pick one their many longslide models.

I think these two options will total out in the same neighborhood--but with the Witness probably being less (at $1,100 or so) that the longslide Glock route. If you want optics, then your available options might change the total build cost comparision quite a bit.
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Old May 24, 2013, 04:33 AM   #7
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I read article about a guy who hunts south Texas for boar and deer but also has concerns about bumping into drug smugglers. His choice is a Nighthawk 10mm longslide @ $3500±. For that, a doublestack might be a good thing.

I scratched my longslide itch for the time being with a used Clark in .45. Someday I may circle back to the Ten mm.
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Old May 24, 2013, 09:37 AM   #8
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Load up some .45 Super for it and you'll forget all about that 10mm.
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Old May 24, 2013, 03:18 PM   #9
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Burned on a EAA "Match" Witness

I bought a 10mm EAA Match Witness for self-defense and as a bonus, it came with a 6" extra barrel for hunting. However, it would not reliably cycle, with stove pipes and FTE being a 2-4 round affair per magazine. I called EAA, told them about my problems, and even paid to have the gun sent into them. They (as some other manufactures have done to me) told me the gun was fine, and sent the gun back to me, still malfunctioning.

Rather than waste more money and time on a gun that fires expensive ammo, I sold it and moved on. What I have come to realize is that I may not have tried enough types of 10mm ammunition, but really, a gun, unless a race gun or specifically tuned to do one thing or another, should run on crappy ammunition.

So, I'm not recommending EAA for anything, though I might not have given them a full college try or simply was just unlucky.

I really wanted (and still want) a 10mm. I just wish I'd bought a Glock 20 instead, and it might have stayed in my collection instead of being sold...
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Old May 26, 2013, 03:53 PM   #10
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While not a official longslide, the S&W 1006 is an awsome 10mm, I forgot to list that in my eariler post. The S&W 10mm's are built like a tank and run great, I have the 1006 & 1076 and could not be any happier.
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Old May 27, 2013, 08:19 AM   #11
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10mm launch platform

If intending to utilize the cartridge's potential, a well-built longslide 1911 is great.

If buying ammo any can work.
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