10mm on the 1911 platform?

Discussion in '1911 Forum' started by NotMormon, Nov 27, 2011.

  1. NotMormon

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    It looks like STI, Kimber, Nighthawk and maybe Dan Wesson still chamber it. Anyone else not listed? Unfortunately, it looks like the Kimber is the only one in my price range ($1000+/-). I say "unfortunately" based off of what I've heard, not hands on experience.
     
  2. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    i'm not for sure if they still do, but Colt use to offer one in 10mm.
     

  3. danf_fl

    danf_fl Retired Supporter

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    I believe that Dan Wesson quit chambering that round starting this year.

    There are some on gun auction sites. You can normally pick up a used 10mm for less than new.
     
  4. JonM

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    colt offers their combat elite in 10mm unfortunately its stainless steel only :(
     
  5. Gordo323

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    I have a Kimber Eclipse in 10mm, after a few FTF's during break in, it's been a very reliable gun ever since. I did buy some of the Tripp Research 9 round Cobra mags and have been using them exclusively.
     
  6. Olympus

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    Just bought this used Dan Wesson Razorback 10mm last week for under $1000. There are deals to be had, you just have to keep your eye out for them.

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  7. NotMormon

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    The STI Perfect 10 gets me all sorts of randy but that would kill the ammo budget. It would also push back the Trojan purchase until spring and I'm not sure I can live with that. Used??? I guess I'm just picky because I like virgin steel.

    As far as 10mm's go, is it true barrel life is short or is that just some B.S. armchair QB commentary?

    That's a pretty DW you got there.
     
  8. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    the 10mm is a little hotter than the other pistol cartridges, and barrel life is a lot of times based on the load, but i would venture a guess most people will probably never wear one out. most of it probably comes from competition shooters who shoot way more than the average person to begin with. if you want the 10mm, i say go for it.

    olympus, very nice looking pistol!
     
  9. danf_fl

    danf_fl Retired Supporter

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    I have one 10mm in my personal inventory:
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    I picked it up for $850 on gunbroker.com
     
  10. NotMormon

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    Yet another beauty dan. I've never seen a 1911 that I didn't like. Except maybe a pink one.

    axxe, that's about what I thought.
     
  11. Gordo323

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    Here's my Kimber,
    And not to jack your thread , I do have to give Olympus a thumbs up on the grips!
     
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  12. NotMormon

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    That sure is purdy too! I've never seen such porn in my life as I have here.

    I may have to consider the Kimber.
     
  13. Firearms4ever

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    I believe Colt makes a 1911 in 10mm called the Delta Elite or something to that effect.
     
  14. alxltd1

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    I have a Colt Delta Elite, blued, in 10mm that I bought when they were first introduced, dont know if Colt still has it in their line up. I also have converted an older Auto Ordnance 1911 to 10mm. I used the Delta Elite magazines. The conversions are not difficult (slide, barrel, bushing,ejector, recoil spring and guide, and mags). Auto Ordnance made the kits but you could probably get all the parts separately. Good luck.
     
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  15. Olympus

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    When you get ready to sell that 10mm CBOB, I'll take it off your hands. I might even be convinced to pay more than you did for it too! :eek: I need a mate for the other 10mm CBOB I have. I paid a bit more than $850 for mine though.

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  16. NotMormon

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    YeeeHaaa! I just might be able to get my hooks on the Delta Elite tomorrow. See we shall...see we shall indeed......oh dear lord.....what if I really like it?
     
  17. parinoid54

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    There's the Wilson Hunter, but no where near your price range.