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.
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).
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?
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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