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If you had to use a 10mm as a PDW, what load would you use?
 

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I use Double Tap's 180-grain Gold Dot load when I'm carrying my 1076 (4.25" bbl) in the city. Good for over 1250 fps.

I use their 200-gr XTP load when carrying in the hills. Good for over 1200 fps.

I LOVE Double Tap!
 
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Double Tap in this caliber, (and many others) is #1 in my book!

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I just went and checked them out. What's with that weird bullet that has the lead ball inside the hollow point?
 

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Hmm. Are you sure you don't mean the load with the lead ball behind the hollow point?

A centuries-old idea . . . buck and ball!

With one shot, you get two hits in fairly close proximity (at close range).

I'm not buying, but whatever floats your boat . . . :)
 
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I'll take the Hornady 155 grain XTP provided it worked 100% in my gun and grouped reasonably well.
 
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155 gr. from most 10mm autos would definitely be an easy load to shoot, given their size.

Personally, I think I'd take something in the area of 200 gr.

I figure that if I'm going to use a 10mm, period, I'm probably a big enough guy to handle the recoil, and there's no point, in my mind, of using anything less than the very strongest ammo you can shoot well.
 
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The 155 gives penetration and expansion in excess of the best .357mag loads...Anything more is just showing off ;)

Now if I was using it as a combination street and field gun, then the 200 grain bullet would be about as perfect as you can get. If I were a cop, I'd opt for either the 180 or 200, and benefit from the deeper penetration against intermediate barriers.

I once had a S&W 1076 and sold it...Shame on me. I love the 10mm and it's my dream to build up my "ultimate" 1911 in 10mm. I've actually begun that twice, but then when it came to buying the pieces, both times I got tremendous deals on .45ACP stuff. Next time, I'm sticking to my guns (pun not intended).
 
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Of course it's just showing off, but the thing is that some people have strong enough hands that they can afford to show off, a bit.

I'm not going to be using a 10mm any time soon, but I wanted an idea of whether 10mm guys were in it for the power or the versatility.

It seems to be a little bit of both.
 

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Sometimes I carry my Colt Delta Elite 10mm as a walk in the woods gun. I load it with the Winchester 175 gr STHP. This is a full power load that gives one inch groups with the Barsto replacement barrel in the Ransom Rest. Power and accuracy, what more could ya ask for?


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I have shot the 10mm since 1991. I am NOT "showing off!" I simply want whatever I shoot to go down, and STAY there! the 135-grain is anexcellent load for an "apartment" or "urban" setting. If I were "on duty" I would carry either 155-165 or 180-grain loads (depending on the populatin density of the locale.)

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