Lol, I understand that there is no handgun that is just going to way outperform others as far as caliber goes. I just love my .40 for the interchangeability. I can have a 9mm, .40 and .357 sig all in one gun with a barrel change (and a mag for the 9mm).Jimmyalbrecht, you posted yours as I was typing mine. Looking at the two posts, it's like we were reading each others minds. LOL. Good to know I'm on the same page with at least ONE other person
Yes it is, but it far out-performs all the rest ballisticallyFathead00 said:Question with 10mm. Isn't the ammo more expensive and harder to find then the rest of the calibers he is asking about?
That's a negative, the 10mm is a .40 on steroids. The .40, to make a long story short, was the "lite" loaded 10mm because some officers couldn't handle the full power of the 10mm.Webphisher said:Isn't the .40 loaded high enough that its the worst penetrator of all, or am I mistaken?
I carry a long standing bias against 9mm. I won't carry it. I think there are a number of other options that provide more than adequate ammo capacity in a big, better performing caliber. It's something that was instilled in me in the late 80's/early 90's and after all this time, it's not likely to change.9, .40, .357sig, .45, 10. I need pros and cons. I feel like lately I've been growing a bias against certain calibers, and I'm here for a fresh new look on them.
Aside from Glock, which sidearm would you choose for this caliber and why?
At a greatly reduced ammo capacity.
I like the GAP technology on paper, but aren't they fairly low capacity too?At a greatly reduced ammo capacity.
Yep, there will always be trade-offs. It's a capacity vs. size vs. what you can handle issue. If you can't handle the recoil of a 10mm, you shouldn't carry it. I know people who can unload an entire mag from a G19 into a 6 inch circle in a matter of seconds. 6 .45 ACP and 15 9mm bullets, I'm pretty sure if you add up total diameter of all the hits, the 9mm will win out on that one. So it's really not going to hurt you to carry any caliber 9mm and up in my personal opinion.I like the GAP technology on paper, but aren't they fairly low capacity too?
37 - 10 rds, 38 - 8 rds, or 39 - 6 rds.