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Old 12-15-2007, 08:42 PM
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45acp Or 10mm

I AM LOOKING AT GETTING ANOTHER HANDGUN I AM DISAPOINTED IN THE 45 ACP I HAVE AND LOOKING AT THE 10 MM IS THERE ANY RECOMENDATIONS ON WICH TO CHOOSE FOR A BACK UP GUN LOOKING FOR A 1911 SET UP MAYBE A KIMBER. I JUST WANT SOMETHING FOR BACK UP WITH A PUNCH.:eek:
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Old 12-15-2007, 09:35 PM
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if you already have a 1911 and you want more power just get the 460 Rowland conversion kit and it'll be all the power you want in that 1911 frame , its only a small step behind the 45LC.

But if you want another gun the 10mm is definatly a step above the 45 ACP but the correct bullet will make a bigger differance.

I have a 460 Rowland built on a STI prefit combo and I have to say that it makes for one bad ass carry gun.
I also have a 400 Corbon conversion kit for my Glock 21 and it basicaly dulicates and exceeds the 10mm. Its kinda like a 357 Sig on steroids.
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Old 12-16-2007, 03:40 PM
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There is only one name to know when it comes to 10mm. Glock. A 29 for compact or a 20 for full size carry. Designed from the ground up to be a 10mm. It will need no break in, tune ups or tweeking to get or keep it reliable. Just load and shoot.

I don't blame you for finding the 45Auto lacking. It is. I find the 45 to be good for teaching new shooters and plinking paper. Very relaxing in a step up from the 22LR in recoil but the trajectory is the balistic eqivalant to a water balloon.

A good comprimize is good stout loads in a 40S&W. If you don't want to handload or mail order all your ammo the 40 makes a good package. I carry a Glock 23 every where. 155XTP's at 1266fps is pretty respectable. My Glock 20 10mm load is the 180XTP at 1250fps. I carry that one in the woods.
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Old 12-17-2007, 01:19 PM
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Thanx

Thanks For The Input. I Should Have Figured That A 45 Acp Was Not The Way To Go. But They Are Cheap To Start Out With.
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Old 12-17-2007, 06:10 PM
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If you can handle the 10mm it is a HOSS for sure!! The 10mm is the ballistic equivalent to a 41 mag for all practical purposes so keep that in mind when you are thinking about the application being contemplated.
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Old 06-20-2010, 07:53 AM
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Re: 45acp Or 10mm

I think the 45 Super might just be your thing. I have and like my 10mm pistols
but the extra oomph of the 45 super makes it acceptable. The main reason
for accepatability is the ease of transition. all you have to do is change
recoil spring. It is not as powerful as the Rowland but you dont have
to get a barrel extension with compensators to use it.. That requirement
for Rowland removes all possibility for carry use.
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Old 06-20-2010, 08:43 AM
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Re: 45acp Or 10mm

I had a Kimber Stainless custom Target 2 1911, in 10mm. (1994 era target 2 came from the custom shop). I LOVED that gun! I just couldnt find ammo for it. (before I handloaded)I sold it to a family friend and wound up buying the Springfield XD in .40s&w, for my cary gun and woods back up. Ive NEVER been a fan of ''plastic pistols'', but the Glock and the XD were light and reputable, so I shot both, and didnt like the feel/fit of the Glock, where as the XD seemed to fit better. For my needs the .40 s&w in the XD was a perfect combo. My dad has the Kimber CDP2 in 45 and loves it. Its a shooter for sure! Ive owned a Kimber Eclipse in .45 and it was a good pistol, but not what I expected. Next 1911, Ill go with the Kimber Grand Raptor 2 in .45 . Theres just something about a 1911 that goes hand in hand with 45. cal.
IMO if its a 1911 you cant go wrong with Kimber and .45, if its a tupperware gun go with .40 s&w in XD or Glock wich ever fits your hand best, unless you handload. The 10mm performance is impressive. (10mm does wonders on a deer) But if you dont load, youll cry everytime you fork out the equivelant of half the national debt out of your wallet for a box of good 10mm ammo.......IF you can find some to buy. Just my 2 cents. Good luck
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