10 mm or 9mm

Discussion in 'M&P Forum' started by CaseySullivan, Feb 12, 2020.

  1. CaseySullivan

    CaseySullivan New Member

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    Hi guys. I'm new here so forgive me if this topic has been discussed before. I'm wondering what the general opinion of 10 mm vs 9 mm semi-autos. I, myself, seem to be divided. If I am not mistaken the nine is standard carry for many police departments. Yet a friend of mine who is a Statie swears by the 10. Any advice on which one is better would be appreciated. Thanks in advance.
     

  2. primer1

    primer1 Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Define better, and what you want to do with it.
     
  3. austin92

    austin92 Well-Known Member

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    Walking city streets or bear country? Both punch holes in many objects, 10mm does it better though. Look up the 2 different calibers and compare manufacturers claimed fps and bullet weight differences.
     
  4. schnuffleupagus

    schnuffleupagus Well-Known Member

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    Buy both!
    Choosing is losing.
    Buy different pistols in both cartridges

    Do you plan to reload a lot? 10mike-mike gets $!
     
  5. PaBushMan

    PaBushMan Well-Known Member

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    Shooting my 10mm gives me a rush!
     
  6. CaseySullivan

    CaseySullivan New Member

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    Thank you guys. Much appreciated.
    @schnuffleupagus: Yes I plan to go through a lot of magazines.
     
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  7. Pasquanel

    Pasquanel Proud to be an American Supporter

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    Depends on what you want it for, 9mm is a lot cheaper to shoot and more readily available.
    The 10mm recoil is considerably sharper and if I were you I would try one before buying.
    Unless you reload 9mm is the better choice IMO.
     
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  8. Pasquanel

    Pasquanel Proud to be an American Supporter

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    After a few mags of .460 Rowland the 10mm feels like a 9mm.
     
  9. PaBushMan

    PaBushMan Well-Known Member

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    I want to shoot the 460 Rowland sometime.,
     
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  10. partdeux

    partdeux Well-Known Member Supporter

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    can you accurately shoot a 10mm? then by all means go ahead. I normally carry a 9, it's just a bit easier to carry, but love my 10.
     
  11. PaBushMan

    PaBushMan Well-Known Member

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    I wouldn't know how i would like 10mm out of of a polymer frame. Mine are all steel frame. A 1911 and a revolver. And my carbine.
     
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  12. Pasquanel

    Pasquanel Proud to be an American Supporter

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    I shot a friends Glock I think it was a g30 with a conversion barrel and it's not bad.
     
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  13. Pasquanel

    Pasquanel Proud to be an American Supporter

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    The .460 Rowland in my gun recoils a bit less than a .44mag in a Blackhawk.
     
  14. PaBushMan

    PaBushMan Well-Known Member

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    Cool i have 7.5 inch Blackhawk. Full power loads are plenty for me in it.
     
  15. texaswoodworker

    texaswoodworker Well-Known Member

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    9mm is more than sufficient for self defense, and is an easier round to shoot fast.

    That said... 10mms are more fun, hit harder, and gains you bragging rights on the range. :p

    If you get into 10mm, I would suggest you learn how to reload if you don't already do so. Especially if you want to shoot a lot. Factory 10mm isn't cheap, and frankly, most of it is watered down so that it's only slightly better than 40 S&W.

    An added benefit of the 10mm is that you can buy conversion barrels for it and shoot 40 S&W, 357 Sig, and 9x25 Dillon all in the same gun and the same mags. The only part you have to swap is the barrel.
     
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  16. freefall

    freefall Well-Known Member

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    I carry my 10mm if I'm going somewhere I may need to shoot an angry quadruped. For two-leggers, I think 9mm is plenty. Though I generally carry a .45 for that possibility.
     
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  17. SSGN_Doc

    SSGN_Doc Well-Known Member

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    As others said, it depends on what you want out of the cartridge.

    How comfortable are you with shooting handguns?
    What is the intended purpose? (Range toy, vs. defensive piece. Home defense, vs. concealed carry. Target shooter, vs. hunting.)
    How much shooting do you plan to do with it over the course of a year? ($179 per 1,000 rounds of 9 mm practice ammo, vs. $345 per 1,000 rounds of 10mm)
    How comfortable are you with recoil and muzzle report?
    Anyone else going to be shooting it?
    Annual ammo budget?
    How available is factory ammo near you?
    Any major barriers you need to defeat?
     
  18. PaBushMan

    PaBushMan Well-Known Member

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    Yes agreed on reloading 10mm. You will save there per round. I started loading 10mm before i purchased my 1st 10mm. I have never shot factory ammo though any of my 10 mms.
     
  19. JTJ

    JTJ Well-Known Member Supporter

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    If you want a 10mm get one. Simple as that. If you have to justify it then you dont need it.