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Why You Should Consider Buying a 10mm Pistol

Posted by Team Armscor on Oct 6, 2016
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Settling on a caliber of choice is like picking a new car - you don't want to commit to a caliber long-term that you can't see yourself working with for years to come.

That's why it's important to know the key benefits of the 10mm pistol - it's a hardcore caliber with some bite and a whole lot of applicability thanks to its forceful forward momentum.

Ballistics

When it comes to ballistics, you can't go wrong with 10mm. Thanks to its bullet diameter and speed, it's a superior caliber option. In fact, it's been altered and shortened into the 40 caliber, as FBI Academy recruits had a hard time handling the recoil - that's how powerful this caliber can be.

Versatility

When you're dealing with Armscor's models of 10mm-ready pistols, you're getting added versatility. Our models feature a fully supportive barrel that can handle any variety of 10mm due to providing no exposed web casing. You can count on the entire case being supported in the chamber in a way similar to a revolver. This is not common among semi-automatic pistols, which traditionally have at least a portion of unsupported casing on the backside.

Usage

Though it's not exactly a prime choice for competition or self-defense due to its size and power, it's a highly superior hunting cartridge. The rounds run very hot, meaning that bigger game like bears can be taken down more effectively and efficiently with this than with a 9mm, for example. It's a great pick for niche shooters like 1911 enthusiasts who want a natural progression from the comfort of a 1911 pistol chambered in 9mm or 45ACP.

Availability

One of the few downsides of a 10mm is that the ammo is relatively harder to come by than the far more commonplace 9mm and 45ACP - though 10mm is gaining in popularity, it's typically still only found in pro shops, rather than big-box stores and warehouse-style retailers. It's best to ensure your nearest or go-to shop carries the caliber before purchasing.

Specs

If that's not enough to whet your appetite, 10mm offers up a muzzle velocity of 2,000-plus out of a five-inch barrel, as well as muzzle energy at 360-plus.

The Right Choice

If you can handle the heat, definitely stay in this kitchen. If a little added recoil doesn't turn you off, a 10mm caliber pistol is the right choice. As a hunting or range-shooting firearm, it's precise, effective and packs a wallop.

Check out AdvancedTactical.com to purchase your next round of 10mm.

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