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Old 10-29-2007, 01:15 PM   #21
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Check out the ballistics on the 10 mm You will see that it out performes the 45acp 2 to 1 that is my semi-auto pick, If picking a revolver a 44 Mag. if were talking shot gun a 12 gauge with #4 Buck fits the bill, if you live in a muti-family dwelling ( wife,children,loved ones.) a 20 gauge with #5 or #6 will make quit a mess without to much over penetration issues.
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Old 10-30-2007, 11:01 AM   #22
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You're right bout the powerhouse 10mm. It's powerful enough to hunt deer with easily. Of course we all know the 10mm is a "supercharged" 40 s&w.
HOW could I have forgotton about it?
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Old 10-30-2007, 04:22 PM   #23
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The only CCW I take with me is a .45 ACP. I carry a Kimber Pro Raptor II now, but have allways had a 45 ACP in one form or another. It's a slow moving bullit that hits like a hammer, and transfers massive energy into the target. As far as cost per shot is concerned, they will all be expensive to shoot, if you train properly. May I suggest you considder a good quality reloader, and make your own? The savings will soon pay for the reloader, and more importantly, you will be able to become a better shot and develop muscle memory for your CCW of choice which will serve you well in a stressfire condition. ....Just my humble opinion...
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Old 10-31-2007, 12:53 PM   #24
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Default 10mm VS. 40 S&W

The 10mm IS NOT a supercharged 40S&W.......10mm came first !

The 40S&W AKA Short & Wimpy is a SHORTENED 10mm, primer reduced from large to small pistol primer to reduce chances of over pressure/over loading.

10mm is great for someone who understands how to shoot it on a regular basis....very accurate.. I have take Antelope @ 125 yards with a Colt Delta 10mm.

Still in use by a few Departments, not a good CCW choice for most due to recoil, flash and noise level.

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I know that the 10mm came first but you have to realize that we have to explain things in a way that people will more easily comprehend what we are saying.
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I know that the 10mm came first but you have to realize that we have to explain things in a way that people will more easily comprehend what we are saying.
An interesting post to say the least. I am starting to feel that I am one of those people.
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If you're planning on going to indoor ranges stay away from that 44 mag because most ranges don't allow them.....
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If you're planning on going to indoor ranges stay away from that 44 mag because most ranges don't allow them.....
Really? The range I go to only prohibits rifles over .22LR. They even have a S&W 500Mag to rent.
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Since the creators of the .357 SIG designed it to duplicate the ballistics of the 125gr .357 Magnum in a 4" barrel revolver and it's considered the "best" among a lot of law enforcement personnel right now...

I'd buy a S&W or Ruger .357 Magnum revolver.
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Default "Best Defensive Round"

The best defensive round is the round you can put on target. I have watched people use everthing from 38 Special to 10mm using the FBI load as a defensive round. Too many people are happy to just hit the black, forget about the X ring, just hit something.
Then there is the group that can nail a target all day long,,,,,,,,, but their gun stays at home, or maybe in the glove box, and is never carried. It's to big/heavy/not allowed/etc. etc.
My word of wisdom is the best defensive round is the round that comes out of the gun that you actually carry, that actually hits where you aim (assuming you aim). A Remington 870, a 45 ACP, 9mm, 10mm, 40 S&W, 41 Action Express, M4, a LAW, or a 500 S&W are all great defensive weapons. A Beretta Tomcat, however, is the best if that is what you are going to carry and you can hit the X ring with it. A "BB" on target is better that an artillery shell that misses.
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