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Old 06-09-2010, 06:05 PM   #11
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Go to Alliant, Hodgdon......

1150..1250fps w/ 180gr is the norm.

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So looking at the Hodgdon info...

a hot 10mm 180gr load will produce 662 ft/lbs of muzzle energy
a hot .40 180 gr load will produce 537 ft/lbs of muzzle energy

That's an increase of 23% over the .40 round. Ok, now I'm starting to see some of its appeal.

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just govt efficiency in action. the govt wanted a more potent turn of the century and john browning gave em the 45ACP. fast forward over half a century the govt wanting a better gun and round got the 40sw spending millions when they coulda just issued 1911's...

the 10mm and 40sw in my opinion are solutions in search of a problem.

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Check DoubleTap for some of their ballistics from a G20. These are the claimed stats on some of their hotter loads:

135gr: 1600 fps / 767 ftlbs
150gr: 1500 fps / 725 ftlbs
165gr: 1425 fps / 744 ftlbs
180gr: 1350 fps / 728 ftlbs

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As others have pointed out (very well), you are comparing the light loaded "FBI" ammo in the 10mm to the .40 Short & Weak. The "subsonic" 10mm ammo is a joke. Candy Azz FBI agents could not handle the manly recoil of the standard 10mm ammo in their S&W 1076's. PROPERLY loaded the 10mm is superior to the .357 in every way and leaves the .40 in the dust. I carry the Double Tap or Pro Load 180 gr Gold Dots that make an honest 1300 fps out of my 1006 Smith. That leaves the others in the dust. With a steady hand and proper aim 100 yard coyotes get easily rolled.
My uncle who is very knowledged in firearms says the 10mm is the best all around handgun cartridge. He says it shoots flatter over longer distances. He has several 1911's in 10mm to prove his loyalty and ofcourse, he reloads his own.
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I would recommend the .357sig over the 10mm as a defensive weapon.

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Only because you cannot get a Sigma in 10mm.

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Only because you cannot get a Sigma in 10mm.
Touché. LOL
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I'll just stick with my 1911 in .45ACP,thankyou......

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