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Best explaination of 10mm vs .45 ever!

Discussion in 'General Handgun' started by big shrek, Sep 5, 2017.

  1. blaster

    blaster G&G Evangelist

    or Eggs Ackley.
  2. FortyXDM

    FortyXDM G&G Evangelist Staff Member

    Sometimes I think this forum is entirely too much fun !
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  3. Mindy up North

    Mindy up North G&G Evangelist

    o_O Hopefully he had lubricant!

    Can I say that here? [​IMG]
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  4. MosinRuger

    MosinRuger G&G Evangelist

    10mm: more velocity
    45: heavier and slower

    either way they are both plenty powerful. Heck I consider a 9mm or even .380 to be powerful enough for SD.

    10mm can have slightly higher cap due to smaller OD.

    I cant believe im saying this but; In my opinion there is nothing wrong with .45acp but 10mm is technically the better round.

    Technically; that said i would probably get a .45 over a 10mm solely based upon the concept of ammo availability.
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  5. FortyXDM

    FortyXDM G&G Evangelist Staff Member

    Hmmm.....Smart...It is easier to get forgiveness than permission.
    I doubt that he was a "safety" guy. :)
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  6. big shrek

    big shrek G&G Evangelist

    Back when I first got a 10mm, there were only three places making 10mm ammo...
    now almost everyone makes it...and it's relatively easy to find :)
    Even SigSauer ammo makes it! Only place that doesn't carry 10mm is Walmart.
  7. big shrek

    big shrek G&G Evangelist

    I look at how much my hand hurts after 250 rounds ;)
    Literally NOTHING to shoot 45 & 9mm all day...
    After the second box of 50 10mm's, I'm starting to feel it...
    by the 5th, it's into full on OUCH.
    And I'm literally a big old Shrek-sized monster that can push a
    1700 pound container of dry ice across a ridged floor semi trailer.

    Keeps the riffraff out of it, tho ;)
    Most teensy folks barely get thru the first magazine...
    I love the look some folks get in their eyes after the 1st shot!!
    The "Dang, this thing is serious!" Look...hehehe :D
  8. I want shattered bone and massive wound cavities in someone that's trying to hurt me
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  9. Wicked109

    Wicked109 G&G Evangelist

    LOL - Yes, but I didn't want to go there :)
  10. gandog56

    gandog56 G&G Evangelist Forum Contributor

    Well, I reload so that is no problem. And .40 cal projectiles are many and cheaper than .45. So I can load them for less. And I KNOW this because I do own a .45 also.
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  11. rangerjd

    rangerjd G&G Newbie

    I love my G20SF, as a woods gun I put my 6" lone wolf barrel in it, load it with Buffalo Bore 220gr hard cast bullets moving at over 1200 fps. For home defense I keep the glock barrel in it and load it with Sig Sauer 180gr hollow points moving at about 1250 fps. I just bought some Grizzly Ammo 180gr hollow points and 200gr hard cast moving at over 1300 and 1200 respectively. Haven't shot them yet, but I'm curious to see how they perform.
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  12. gandog56

    gandog56 G&G Evangelist Forum Contributor

    Maybe, but who needs factory? I reload. On second thought, take away maybe. Double Tap puts out 200 grain @ 1300 fps. Underwood puts out a few 200 grainers at better than 1250 fps.
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  13. FortyXDM

    FortyXDM G&G Evangelist Staff Member

    AND the plaintiff lament of the conquered man: UNCLE, UNCLE. UNCLE !
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  14. TACAV

    TACAV G&G Evangelist Forum Contributor

    Just for added food for thought, the court case in which the guy was charged in a defensive shooting when he used a 10mm, his conviction was not primarily because he used a 10mm... there were other factors involved and the one point that lead to his conviction was what he knew at the time he chose to use deadly force vs what was known about the suspect afterwards during court time.

    Regardless the conviction was eventually over turned and the law regarding self defense in his home state of Arizona was tweaked a bit to make future cases self defense cases more in the favor of the defender.
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  16. Jim Rau

    Jim Rau G&G Evangelist

    It is all about, when necessary, punching a hole in your advasry and make his blood run out as fast as possible. And In that respect, the 9, 40, 45, and the 10 are all equal WHEN you use the best SD ammo out there for the caliber! :)Nuff said;)
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  17. If I saw a ballerina molester
    I shoot him too!
  18. blaster

    blaster G&G Evangelist

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  19. gandog56

    gandog56 G&G Evangelist Forum Contributor

    My Walmarts don't carry much of ANYTHING!

    But I have a zillion 10mm cases, a zillion .40 cal projectiles, and many jugs of Blue Dot Smokeless powder!
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  20. gandog56

    gandog56 G&G Evangelist Forum Contributor

    Maybe, but it is absolutely insane to try for a conviction in a defensive shooting because of a caliber you used!