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.
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.
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.
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.
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