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Old 08-08-2012, 11:44 AM   #1
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Do you think 10mm would have become more popular if it was designated as.40 Magnum?
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Old 08-08-2012, 12:20 PM   #2
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Would have to go back in time and change history for that. The .40 was designed to be a weaker 10mm when the FBI determined the 10mm was too dificult for many Agents to handle.

The 10mm was designed in 1984.

The .40 S&W was designed January 17, 1990.
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Probably not, it did not make the .40 Super any more popular.................
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Oh, probably. They may have sold 5-10 more of the things if per year they had done it that way. Saying '10 mm' just doesn't grab the buying public's attention like '9 mm' does. ??
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The term "Magnum" had fallen from grace a bit by the time the 10mm came along. At least as far as LE handguns were concerned. Too many limp wristed administrators afraid of his officers carrying MAGNUM handguns.
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By .40, do you mean the "10MM short and weak?""
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By .40, do you mean the "10MM short and weak?""
I like that. Gonna steal it.
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The term "Magnum" had fallen from grace a bit by the time the 10mm came along. At least as far as LE handguns were concerned. Too many limp wristed administrators afraid of his officers carrying MAGNUM handguns.
I blame those "magnum" condoms.
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I like that. Gonna steal it.
You need this. 10mm converted mp5

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