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10mm hot loads (BB, UNDERWOOD) barely overlap the least expensive 44mag low end stuff. Where the 10mm really shines is that it is pretty much a ballistics twin for most 357mag loads, and you get the big capacity (15+) with most handguns. Of course you know I still love the wheelies, got several in 357magOut of curiosity, How would you compare it with the .44 mag? For a woods gun I usually carry my JHP. Used to be a .357, but it went down the road
I love both, but for affordable nuclear level ammo, ya gotta go 10mm. The best place for the 45acp is the subsonic loads and the extra-extra heavy. Otherwise you need a 460rowland and I got that covered tooThat's great meme material until you realize that 10mm loses a lot of its perceived advantages the moment you start shooting 45acp in the same weight class.
Ballistics By The Inch in 10mm
Ballistics By the Inch in 11mm
45acp easily pulls to within 100-200fps of 10mm at standard pressures and starts to match it at +P
(acknowledging that, yes, +P is a thing because the case wasn't originally spec'd for those loads)
In terms of rounds on target, even Paul Harrell acknowledges that there isn't much practical difference in the end. Some, not much.
I could dispell other myths like how 45acp is deflected by auto glass because it's slower. tl;dw - It isn't. At all.
If you need that extra round or two, more power to you, but it's not the difference in capacity you'll get from dropping to, say, 9mm. And I'll give you sectional density-- Chubby girls need love, too ^.^ I'm already starting to sound like a fanboy, but just wanted to dispell this myth that 10mm is a nuclear weapon. It's not, and most of those fanboys never bother comparing weight to weight.
I've already freely given them the perfect name for a 10mm HP handgun...I've owned both calibers in the past - I currently own a JHP.
Of course if Hi-Point produces a 10mm handgun, then I will own both calibers again.
10mm is quite a good shooter, in the right platform. A G20 is a good starting point, but the G20C was an answer seeking a question. The G20 beats the G20C handily, in my experience. I have owned both.I've always described the 45 acp as a short fat case that shoots a dumb heavy fat bullet kinda slow that hits with authority cause it means business when it hits.
Never shot a 10mm so I can't say anything good or bad about it. I'd like to though. I have always thought that a 41 magnum in an automag would be kinda interesting though.