10mm: Semi-Auto or Revolver?

Discussion in 'General Handgun Discussion' started by Shihan, Oct 16, 2010.

  1. Shihan

    Shihan Active Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Would you get a Semi-Auto like a S&W 1006/1076 or a Revolver like the S&W model 310?

    Is there an advantage/disadvantage? What about the felt recoil of one over the other?
     
  2. Dillinger

    Dillinger New Member

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    This begs the input from Robo. You need his expert experience in this realm if you REALLY want to know.

    Kneel before the Altar of Robo and be Enlightened. :D

    JD
     

  3. freefall

    freefall New Member

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    Why buy a revolver to get a 10mm? It's an auto-pistol cartridge. I've seen a few renditions of it, the EAA Witness Compact was very appealing to handle but failed catastrophically in 100 rounds. The S&W is robust, but a trifle large for most carry. The 1911 platform seems the most pleasing to me. I've shot 3, all Colt's, and find them to be a good compromise of power and portability. I'm sorely tempted right now by a Kimber 10mm on Alaskaslist, but I'm own a few 1911 .45s and 2 .44 mags and can't quite justify the inbetweener to my self. However, if I wasn't invested into the calibers and reloading stuff I am, I would probably go with a 10mm 1911 as my primary carry pistol.
     
  4. danf_fl

    danf_fl Retired Supporter

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    Do you eat fish at a steak house? How about eating steak at a fish house? While it can be done, IT IS JUST NOT RIGHT.

    IMO a semi auto round works best in a semi auto pistol. I have the DW C-Bob in 10mm, and I used to have a Colt DE. Love both.
     
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  5. robocop10mm

    robocop10mm Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Why a 10mm in a revolver? Why a .45 ACP in a revolver?

    IMHO the 10mm is best in a semi-auto pistol just as a .45 is best in a semi-auto pistol. WTS, I would like a S&W 610 to augment my 1006.

    The 610 is a novelty, but a fun one!
     
  6. Gojubrian

    Gojubrian New Member

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    Get a Glock 20. :cool:
     
  7. Daoust_Nat

    Daoust_Nat Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Whichever you get buy all the rounds you can when you see them. I thought about a 10 until I realized no one carries the ammo. I have never seen any at Wallyworld, or at Gander Mountain. Here in Central Florida the ranges don't carry much.
     
  8. M14sRock

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    If you go with a 1911, get one with a ramped barrel. They seem to hold up better than the standard barrel and link system.

    It is a very cool round, though.
     
  9. jpattersonnh

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    Average fodder in the stores for 10mm is not much better than a 40 S&W. You need to hand load to make it shine. I've had mine for 15+ years and love it.
    The weak point is the barrel bushing, they crack after about 1200 rounds.
    Mine is a 1911 AO.
     
  10. ninjatoth

    ninjatoth New Member

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    Revolver will always have more felt recoil than a pistol with any one given round.I would rather get a .44mag and be able to shoot .44 mags or .44 specials in it.
     
  11. canebrake

    canebrake New Member

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