Love it or hate it, the vaunted 10mm has definitely been enjoying a resurgence of late, we also like to shoot and argue about guns.
Here are some of the top 10mm handguns out there capable of taming this underrated beast of a cartridge.
Colt Delta Elite
Colt stepped up in 1987 after the original Bren Ten went out of production and introduced this 10mm pistol.
The Colt Delta Elite was for the 1911 followers, re-designed to fire the 10mm cartridge.
It was the best of both worlds: a gun worthy for personal-defense but powerful enough to take hunting.
Why would you use it?
The Delta Elite is simplistic and effective. It’s for the handgun folks that want performance and reliability but don’t about being flashy. Look at its basic design, doesn’t even come with a rail system like other pistols.
This Delta Elite pistol is for the 1911 purists – the people who know and love the time-tested Colt 1911.
But there’s more to it than old-school cool in 10mm.
Their double-recoil spring system makes it so that it takes some of the kick away from shooting 10mms, as well as a comfortable beavertail grip safety that doesn’t dig into your hand like other handguns.
Delta Elite has that timeless design that you can’t go wrong with.
Rock Island Armory Rock Ultra MS
Do you know whats cool about the Rock Island Armory’s 1911s? They give you that pulp fiction 1911 look and feel, and even when they add a bit of a Hollywood twist and it still like a classic.
This 10mm pistol performs with the best of them and might be better than your .45 ACP 1911 and then some. Why is this gun so good?
The reloading is simple due to the slightly larger-than-usual opening which allows the magazine fit just right without jigging it.
The fiber optic fight sight is nice on this bad boy.
Makes for a quick target acquisition than iron sights.
The Glock brand and quality is enough, most people will buy it whether its a 9mm or a 10mm without thinking.
The G20 is based on the new larger frame meant to accommodate chunkier cartridges such as the .45 ACP, the full-sized Glock 20 boasts a 15-round capacity.
Besides from the bulk, the Glock20 weight is 27.6 oz unloaded. If you want a slimmer model Glock does make the G20 in Short Frame.
Reliability, the high magazine capacity 15+1 and the dual recoil spring makes the recoil less. Makes this gun a good choice.
The G40 ($770) ain’t cheap, but it just might be the closest you’ll ever reach to 10mm perfection. In terms of how well the gun shoots, you can expect for the G40 to perform similarly to its smaller sibling, the G20. This is why this Gun Gocks
Think of the G40 as Glock’s 10mm handgun on performance enhancers. It’s bigger and more accurate than the other 10mm models because of it extended barrel, which is just for 6” in length.
While the G40 probably wouldn’t be my first choice for concealed carry, it’s barrel length does make it an exceptional handgun to hunt with. The odds of you hitting and dropping that whitetail or wild hog will be better with the G40 than with some of the other 10mm pistols out there. And since you get the same 15+1 capacity as the G20, you also won’t have any problem squeezing off any follow-up shots.
The primary purpose of the G40 is to ensure long-range accuracy. For this reason, all models come equipped with the dual-recoil spring system to help absorb any unnecessary kickbacks that come from firing 10mm cartridges.
And while optics are sold separately, the G40 comes with a pack of baseplates that makes your handgun ready for all of the popular red dot systems, including Trijicon and EOTech optics.
Smith & Wesson 610
Since revolvers is what Smith & Wesson are into, they fitted the large stainless steel “N” frame to house six 10mm rounds. Since the 10mm is a rimless design, something needed to be done to allow extraction of the fired cases from the cylinder.
Smith & Wesson looked at a simple solution for the .45 ACP-chambered model 1917 and 625 revolvers in the past, the use of “moon clips”.
Having to fill and empty moon clips may seem like a chore, but charging the gun or emptying the cylinders can be achieved in a flash. This makes loading the weapon after storing gun and ammunition separately more convenient.
The 610 wasn’t very popular at the beginning.
However, 610s are popular in the competitive shooting arena which Smith & Wesson brought it back to limited production in 1998.
Overall, Smith & Wesson 610 offers a great deal of versatility. From shot to shot it can be a popgun or cannon.
Sig Sauer P220 Hunter
As the name implies the P220 Hunter is the 10mm Auto variant of Sig’s popular P220 line of handguns for hunters.
While it’s one of the pricier 10mm pistols out there, buying a Sig Sauer means that you’re guaranteed to get reliability and pinpoint accuracy with every round fired – which is one of the reasons why Sig won the US Army MHS contract at the beginning of the year.
Why is this gun awesome?
The P220 Hunter is no slouch. It’s big, bulky, and with a weight of nearly 40oz, it’s not something you’ll holster and forget about.
If you’re humping the woods all day, you’ll feel this thing.
With that said, the Hunter is also a beautiful gun that perfectly combines the power of the 10mm cartridge with Sig’s superior engineering.
The truth is that there’s very little not to love about the Hunter aside from its jaw-dropping sticker price. Just looking at the gun’s exquisite design and Kryptek camo finish is mesmerizing. And when you look at all the perks that come with owning this gun, you start to justify its price tag. Some cool features…
Aggressive grip texture that lets you grip firmly on the gun without irritating your hands.
Solid stainless steel slide and frame.
Ambidextrous safety system that feels natural and easy to operate on the fly.
Adjustable rear sight and tritium fiber optic front sight.
Match-grade barrel (5”) for improved accuracy over longer range.
Sportsmen have embraced the P220 10mm readily, prompting Sig Sauer to offer a camouflaged variant geared towards hunting.
Shooting the big 10mm
If you don’t shoot the 10mm, then you give it a try to see whether you like it or not.
Some people love the 10mm Auto, while others prefer their .45 ACP, 9mm.
But in the end, it’s about what you’re able to shoot comfortably and accurately.
There are mix feelings whether its too powerful that sacrifices accuracy and the shooters that don’t have a problem managing the kick.
So its pretty much up to you, please don’t say you want one for CCW, maybe you do.
What do you all think? Let us know below.
Sources: Sig Sauer, Colt, Smith & Wesson, Rock Island Armory, Glock
Take a look at the ideal Glocks for concealed carry and personal defense.
These are some of the most prestigious and popular self- and home defense weapons made by one of the world’s leaders in master weapon engineering and production, Glock.
Glock has been one of the leaders in self-defense and tactical weapons for years with their top notch designs and perfection in the art of producing some of the world’s leading firearms. So the question remains, are you carrying the right weapon for your protection?
Where does a person draw the line that tells them that they are well protected by the weapon they have chosen to keep themselves and their families safe?
Take note that these weapons are by no means in any sort of order due to cost, effectiveness, or popularity.
The Glock Model 30S is a sub-compact firearm great for concealed carry due to the ability to conceal and maneuver easily from wherever it is placed on the body.
With a standard magazine load of ten rounds, this compact pistol packs a heavy punch firing a deadly .45 caliber rounds with maximum knockdown power and effectiveness.
This weapon weighs in at 30.16 ounces with a full magazine and is a very well balanced firearm with its fixed sights, polymer frame, and its tenifer coated steel slide.
Coming in at 6.97 inches in length with a 3.78 inch barrel this weapon comes in a size that is perfect for many concealment arrangements. Its dimensions also make a very good weapon for concealment under the clothes or in the waistband.
Moving on to the next prodigy in the world of concealed carry weapons, the Glock Model 36 weighs in at a light weight of 27.00 ounces fully loaded, making it the lightest on this list.
Also, this particular Glock model happens to be a very slim weapon, making it very easy and comfortable to carry. With a standard magazine load of six rounds of .45 ACP, it is a small weapon with a bite to make up for its lacking size.
This weapon is made standard with Glock’s Slimline design and single stack magazine giving it a unique comfort. It is 6.96 inches long and 4.76 inches high.
This weapon would be considerably compact but at the same time fairly bulky due to its dimensions. With its design leaving the mag release rather exposed and sticking out rather far, this would make it very easy to press while in the waistband or without a holster.
Glock 19 Gen4
The third weapon on the list is one of the Gen 4 models, giving it certain attributes not offered with some standard Glock weapon models. The Glock Model 19 Gen4 comes standard in a 9x19mm round and a fully loaded magazine capacity of 15 rounds.
It comes standard with modular back strap design, making it much easier to change the grips of the weapon to acclimate a particular shooters comfort ability for maximum effectiveness in all situations.
The Glock 19 is also equipped with Gen 4 rough textured technology giving the carrier a firm feel and grip on the weapon for better handling. The new recoil spring assembly offered with this weapon makes the system able to last longer in the most trying conditions, ultimately adding a longer lifespan to the spring assembly.
A much larger and also reversible magazine catch was also implemented into the design of this weapon, giving it the ability to be altered to suit left and right handed shooters. With a length of 7.28 inches, a fully loaded weight of 30.18 ounces and a standard Glock rail for attachments, this weapon is one of the epitomes of a great firearm for concealed carry.
Glock 22 Gen4
The fourth weapon on our list is very similar to the last one discussed. Seeing as this weapon is also a Gen4, the Glock Model 22 Gen4 also has the modular back strap design, larger reversible magazine catch, rough textured technology for grip, Glock accessory rail, and dual recoil spring assembly.
This weapons is sold in a standard .40 caliber and is widely used by many law enforcement agencies around the world as their chosen service pistol.
Holding its posture with a length of 7.95 inches and a loaded weight of 34.42 ounces, this weapon is the longest and heaviest on the list. It also has a 15 round fully loaded magazine capacity.
This weapon is weighted in all aspects to accommodate accuracy and comfort. With a 5.5 pound trigger pull like all other Glock weapons discussed in this article, its trigger squeeze is the perfect match for its dimensions and weight. That makes it a great concealed carry weapon with a sleek design and ultimate comfort.
The last weapon for this list is the Glock Model 23. The G23 is a compact weapon, making it an excellent choice for concealed carry or open carry.
Firing a standard .40 caliber round and having a fully loaded magazine at a whopping 13 rounds, this little piece of defense is what many would consider perfect for the concealed self-defense weapon category.
With its length at 7.36 inches and loaded weight at 31.06 ounces this weapon is well balanced and constructed to near perfection for self-defense and also the defense of others.
Looking To Make Your Glock Fully Auto? Amazon Has An ILLEGAL Full Auto Conversion kit. Urge you NOT to BUY.
On Amazon there’s a seller selling something that looks to be an illegal full auto conversion sear. I guess if you want to make your Glock full auto and didn’t know any better, it might be kind of hard to resist adding the $68 part to your cart and clicking that check out button.
Please, don’t buy this thing. If this part fits a Glock slide like I suspect it does, it is HIGHLY illegal. If its something too good to be true go to the ATF site to look it up.
Sure, there are 80% selector kits out there for type 07 FFLs that have a SOT to produce their own selector switch, but buying a completed switch requires that you be a FFL with a SOT and a law enforcement demo letter.
This switch seems to be a completed unit that appears to not require a FFL, not serialized and doesn’t appear to follow any US law in regards to select fire parts.
Given the size of the Amazon marketplace, it isn’t surprising that some unscrupulous sellers slip through the cracks. Nothing that I saw on the seller’s page indicated they are affiliated with Amazon beyond having a presence on the e-commerce giant’s marketplace.
What do you think, would this work on a real Glock?
Aftermarket options for Glock pistols are infinite.
Use of such accessories is not generally encouraged or considered wise by retailers of these items, but its all about personalizing.
Check out our top 10 most off the wall modified Glocks. Heads up: these may induce fits of hysterical laughter.
10. Oh, the beauty of a heavily engraved and gold plated… Glock?
9. How do you make sure your Glock pistol is as happy as you are?
Paint smiley faces on it. That says you mean business, for certain.
8. A forward grip attached to your Glock pistol is a huge ATF no-no!
Throw a stock on there to rack up as many absurd federal charges as possible. This genius might be in hot water in the future…
7. Stippling your Glock grip may conceivably give you a better grip… that being said, oh, my eyes.
Just remember, when mud and debris packs into those tiny holes, you will have a fun time cleaning it. Just sayin’…
6. Paint your Glock like a Nintendo video game toy gun. What could possibly go wrong?
5. Need a subcompact pistol but don’t want to buy a smaller Glock?
Well, chop the grip down on your full-sized Glock. Now you have a… well, mutant Glock.
4. For the Deadpool character wanna-bes, behold the Deadpool copycat Glock pistol.
Oh, look at the great deal you get with that work of art, don’t know looks more like a Barbie thing…
3. When you want your Glock to be a rifle…
…you can get this conversion kit to turn your Glock pistol into a short range, short sight radius under-powered rifle. Better buy a proper rifle there, buddy or get a KelTech.
2. A Glock 50-round drum.
Nothing says “concealed carry” like this boat anchor attached to your Glock pistol. Initially, I thought this was part of Boses headphones.
1. Add a huge muzzlebreak, long barrel, optics and a bipod to to your Glock 10mm Pistol. Why? Why Not?
Bonus one – James Bond Wannabe?
Not sure what to make of this but a cross between a James Bond or someone with a disable arm, still not sure where the optics comes into play. You let us know below in the comment, cheers!
Sources: Pew Pew Tactical, Reddit, Pinterest, AR15.com, Eric Nestor
Some preppers talk about the versatility of Glock 17 magazines being able to fit with the Glock 19. This feature is highly desirable for most prepper with survival and limited resources in mind.
The standardization Glock put into place is what makes it a perfect prepper handgun. When it comes to handguns, very few companies have adopted magazine standardization. Glock on the other hand has embraced standardization. This makes Glock ideal for groups.
Take Beretta for example. Beretta is a great handgun, I can not say they follow the same level of standardization as Glock. For example, the Beretta APX will not use 92F magazines. This creates an issue of stockpiling magazines for the same brand name, but different models.
A while back some of my prepper buddies and I were trying to agree on a standardized riffle. We talked about the Ruger mini-14 and mini-30, AR-15, AK-47… and a few other rifles. We agreed to purchase an SKS as a handout and “if all else fails” rifle.
Some of us tried out the Ruger mini-30 and put a folding stock on it. It was a great rifle but after market magazines were unreliable. Keep in mind this was more than 20 years ago.
Today, AR-15 and Glocks lead the way for preppers with their standardized firearms.
What do you think?, What’s your prepper handgun and why?, tell us below in the comment section.
If you’re into short barrel and Glocks then you may want to get a modifying kit for the Glock. CAA has a conversion kit that converts your Glock into a carbine. (sort of) Its aluminum and polymer RONI unit doesn’t add any barrel length, the pistol is encapsulated, has an adjustable stock with cheekplate, a vertical foregrip and has lots of rail space for optics and a tactical light. Buttstock has the ability to store an extra magazine.
A brief overview and description of the Micro RONI from CAA.
Here’s the Specs on this fine piece of machinery:
The Micro RONI® features a folding stock for a sturdier position.
→ No pistol disassembly required – Just place pistol into the kit and lock
→ Equipped with a long top Picatinny rail, allowing a combination of sight, magnifier, and/or night vision
→ Provides two extra side Picatinny rails on both right and left for mounting additional accessories
→ Ambidextrous, easy and fast handling
→ Ambidextrous trigger-guard safety
→ Features a right-folding stock for easy concealment and carry
→ Right and left serrated thumb-rests for better control on recoil and muzzle-rise* (Optional)
→ Front extra magazine carrier for fast reload
→ Front integral tactical light (Optional)
→ DOES NOT include front and rear flip-up sight
→ Fits only Glock gen’ 3+4, including compensated models (17, 22, 31 OR 19, 23, 32)*
Not compatible with Glock 17 Generation 2!
Length Open Stock (cm): 56.7
Length Folded Stock (cm): 34.8
Micro RONI® Measurements:
→ Width: 2.48″
→ Height: 5.70″
→ Length: 13.70″ Video Transcription
Hi, I’m Hayim Funes with CAA, and you’re watching CAA’s youtube channel, and today I’d like to discuss about a product we have introduced at the 2016 SHOT show, and never ceased to gain interest and enthusiasm ever since. A product along with Hartman’s MH1 Sight won ‘the most innovative product’ prestigous award at the Big Three East media event last spring. The new Micro RONI.
The new Micro RONI is a totally user-friendly, compact, lightweight kit which converts your pistol into a mini-carbine, thus immensely improving the accuracy inherent in the pistol, and providing a better grip, stability, and a platform for a wide area of accessories, using the upper and side picatinny rails.
The Micro RONI enhances by tens of percent the shooter’s performance compared to his performance while shooting only with the pistol, regardless of the skill of our trainees. By installing your pistol inside the micro RONIs, you get better precision, better reaction time in sight acquisition, dramatic recoil reduction and faster shot-to-shot time, an ergonomic folding stock, and thumbrests, and the ability to shoot at farther distances.
A pistol can be installed in the micro RONI no more than five seconds, without the need of any tools. Just place the charging handle on the pistol’s cocking serration, open the insertion hatch, insert the pistol until it’s locked, and close the hatch. Many of the features found on the micro RONI are ambidextrous, including the trigger-guard safety, a super fast charging handle, the thumb rests, and the integral flashlight.
Additional cool features and accessories which can be found on the micro RONI are:
A folding stock with a non-slip buttpad, which allows cocking and shooting the pistol, even when folded, using one or two hands. The stock can be then quickly re-opened for a more stable grip and stance.
A front grip and spare magazine carrier, which allows super-fast magazine reloads.
A protrusive external slide catch for a faster slide release.
A powerful 500 Lumens integral flashlight, which can be operated either from left or from the right.
A metal insert for a sling and swivel installation.
Optional front and rear flip-up sights.
Your choice of Reflex sight, either Hartmans modern MH1, or a compact model.
By providing supreme performance and being compact, lightweight, and powerful; the Micro RONI is perfect for the following applications:
SWAT Teams, PSD Operators, undercover teams, police patrol officers, and civilian avid shooters. It is extremely comfortable to operate either from an open or a concealed carry position.
For the US Market, we have also launched two additional models, the Micro RONI Stabilizer, and the Micro RONI Recon; which boasts basically the same features as the Micro RONI, with the exception of the front grip and magazine carrier, as well as the folding stock, which has been replaced by a stabilizing brace on the stabilizer, or removed on the Recon model.
The stabilizer enhances one-handed shooting by attaching it to the operator’s forearm. It is a non-NFA model, meaning less paperwork, no wait, and no additional cost, as well as the Recon model. Both the Micro RONI, the Micro RONI Stabilizer, and the Recon, are available now for the Glock 17 and 19; as well as for their equivalents in 40 caliber, 357 Sig. Models for Smith&Wesson M&P 9, Glock 21, and many other models will follow shortly. I’m Hayim Funes with CAA; be Safe, Accurate, Smooth and Fast.
What would those three guns be? Jerry Miculek had a chance to voice his response on the subject.
Wait, before we get to the guns, just to clarify that we’re talking about having these three guns for survival.
Some folks have talked about the .357 revolver as a primary SHTF in many internet forums and this has stirred up the hornet’s nest. Mainly due to the age demographics, for instances, folks that are from the older generation would agree with the .357 revolver. Where the younger millennium generation will stick with the striker based handguns like the Glocks in 9mm.
Don’t think so?, someone had asked this question to shootist extraordinaire Jerry Miculek and even he went with an 8-shot .357 wheelgun–specifically a Smith & Wesson 627–as his one handgun for every situation. Take a look:
Later on a different clip he’s asked what his favorite caliber, .45 Acp.
For us survivalist most will agree with the calibers choice, its all about versatility. The two calibers lets you load a wide range of bullets weights and pressures.
As for Jerry’s other two guns, he picks a rifle in .22LR and a 12-gauge shotgun. We agree with these picks, even though we do part ways on the handgun choice.
What about you what’s your favorite three guns for survival?, let us know in the comment below.