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Old 06-03-2013, 03:15 AM   #51
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I totally agree. 45ACP sucks. Please send them to me so that I can dispose of them properly.:-)

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Not saying it sucks. Just that it no longer impresses me.

I've actually sold all my 45s except the Taurus locally. I still have a lot of 45 reloads that I need to shoot up and I will probably keep the Taurus to use for fitting grips to. I won't feel bad for getting sawdust all over it in the shop.

But that said, I just finished designing every feature on a 10mm that I am going to have made by Fusion. 26 weeks from now, I should have some photos. I don't quite have the funds for a matching one in 9mm yet. But maybe in the near future.

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He's off somewhere hunting hogs...but he will feel the disturbance in The Force.
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Chainsaw,
Thanks for the recommendation, I will look into it.

No trouble shooting my .45's yet, but while I am working my part-time job at a LGS/Shooting range I am just planning ahead while I still buy at dealers cost + a little.

Besides, I want a new toy, I've been a very good boy after all!

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There's no way I'm dropping the 10mm. And there's really no way that a 45, let a alone a 40, can perform like a 10mm. Just not possible.
Yeah they can, I'm just trying to save you some dough. Oh the other hand I know what it's like to want something, usually I stop at nothing to get it even if later on I realize I may have been a bit hasty in my decision making.

Logically, there isn't anything a 10mm will do, or kill if you will, that the .40 or .45 won't kill just as dead. A 250gr .45 even running at a mere 900 fps will shoot end to end through a deer, black bear or hog, while punching a bigger hole that the 10mm will.

The .40 can get within 100-150 fps of it, I have no issues shooting a 180gr .40 at 1300 fps from a ~5" barrel. If that's not 10mm performance I'll pay for lying.

But I ain't telling you what to do, it's your money. But seriously, I hope you have a good stock of 10mm brass, try finding any right now, it's not easy.
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Logically, there isn't anything a 10mm will do, or kill if you will, that the .40 or .45 won't kill just as dead. A 250gr .45 even running at a mere 900 fps will shoot end to end through a deer, black bear or hog, while punching a bigger hole that the 10mm will.

The .40 can get within 100-150 fps of it, I have no issues shooting a 180gr .40 at 1300 fps from a ~5" barrel. If that's not 10mm performance I'll pay for lying.

But I ain't telling you what to do, it's your money. But seriously, I hope you have a good stock of 10mm brass, try finding any right now, it's not easy.
I really think you've got some misinformation and I'm going to try to be polite in pointing it out.

1. The comment about the .45 at 900fps going end to end through a deer, black bear, or hog might be realistic at a distance UNDER 25 yards. After that, you're losing too much velocity and the bullet is dropping too much to be effective on anything expect possibly the smallest of deer. Black bear and hogs are easily out of the question. 10mm shoots faster and flatter, so you've increased your ballistics along with your effective range. That's not something that the .45 or .40 can not do. So that's just one aspect of what the 10mm can do better than the .45 and .40.

2. Put both calibers at their top limit with the same grain bullet and the .40 definitely does NOT come within 100-150fps of the 10mm. Make it an apples to apples comparison and you'll see the difference.

3. I'd be interested to see a chrono photo of your 180gr .40 bullet going 1300fps. Double Tap is saying that same round is only capable of 1140fps. And Buffalo Bore +P is only at 1100fps. Maximum velocity for the 180gr JHP .40 bullet in my Lyman reloading manual shows 1049fps using True Blue powder. Not saying that you're lying, just saying that I'd have to see it to believe it. Pretty sure you'd be operating outside SAAMI pressure at that velocity too. That's just not an apples to apples comparison to the 10mm. Within SAAMI specs, using the same bullet at the very top end of the spectrum, there is just no way that a .40 can come within 100-150fps of the 10mm.
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The Fusion has just been ordered. 10mm Pro Series, no front cocking serrations, flat top slide with fancy fine serrations with reveal, Bo-Mar target rear sight, green fiber optic front sight, flush cut barrel with target crown, tool steel internals, trigger job with under 3.5lbs trigger, serrations on the rear of the slide under the rear sight, checkered front strap, undercut trigger guard, and magwell. The gun will be all stainless with a forged slide and frame. The stripped frame will be black IonBond with natural stainless slide and small parts for a reverse two-tone scheme.

It wasn't cheap, but I designed every aspect of the gun to my preference and taste and you can't put a price on that. Should be completed in 6 months.

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The Fusion has just been ordered. 10mm Pro Series, no front cocking serrations, flat top slide with fancy fine serrations with reveal, Bo-Mar target rear sight, green fiber optic front sight, flush cut barrel with target crown, tool steel internals, trigger job with under 3.5lbs trigger, serrations on the rear of the slide under the rear sight, checkered front strap, undercut trigger guard, and magwell. The gun will be all stainless with a forged slide and frame. The stripped frame will be black IonBond with natural stainless slide and small parts for a reverse two-tone scheme.

It wasn't cheap, but I designed every aspect of the gun to my preference and taste and you can't put a price on that. Should be completed in 6 months.
Jealous. What was the price tag? if you don't mind me asking.
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Right at $2400 shipped. I got a little bit of a discount for being a FFL.

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The Fusion has just been ordered. 10mm Pro Series, no front cocking serrations, flat top slide with fancy fine serrations with reveal, Bo-Mar target rear sight, green fiber optic front sight, flush cut barrel with target crown, tool steel internals, trigger job with under 3.5lbs trigger, serrations on the rear of the slide under the rear sight, checkered front strap, undercut trigger guard, and magwell. The gun will be all stainless with a forged slide and frame. The stripped frame will be black IonBond with natural stainless slide and small parts for a reverse two-tone scheme.

It wasn't cheap, but I designed every aspect of the gun to my preference and taste and you can't put a price on that. Should be completed in 6 months.
DANG! I'm just waiting to see a deal on the RIA 10mm. I am jealous here.
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