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07-20-2012, 14:13
I have shot both calibers quite a bit, I like them both. I curretly own a Springfild GI model but am looking to add another 1911. I have never really shot a 10mm 1911. The gun will be used for carry. I am considring a Springield Loaded or a Colt Delta Elite .Any experiece, plese help me decide. Thanks!

07-20-2012, 15:21
Can't help you with the SA or a new DE, but I have had a older DE since 1991 and it is the one pistol that I wouldn't part with. It is a good shooter and very versatile if you reload.

07-20-2012, 15:33
I love both calibers, but for carry, I would go with 45acp, unless it's for bear protection.

If it's for target work out hunting, I would go with 10mm, but that's just me.

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07-20-2012, 22:33
I have a Delta Elite and if I were to be in the market for another 10mm 1911 I would look for at the Kimber Eclipse or Stainless Target. Not sure about the Eclipse but I know the Stainless Target is in the same price range as the Delat Elite. I've never shot a 45 but for 2 legged threats it would be my recommendation. I chose the 10mm for protection from 4 legged creatures, such as grizzly bears.

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Glock Holliday
07-21-2012, 00:33
I actually prefer 10mm over .45 ACP for self-protection/LE duty but 10mm is so expensive and it seems like the LE market has passed it by. Duty ammo has improved significantly over the past few years, but 10mm has been bypassed (because the demand is so low, I assume). I'm back to carrying .45 ACP +P now.

07-21-2012, 04:20
I'd take the 70 series loaded over the 80 Delta. Then there's the beaver..

Ammo in 10mm is out there so I wouldn't let the added cost sway me.

07-22-2012, 18:47
Well, decided on 45ACP. I went to a gunshop that I really don't like just to look at variety, which is what they have (poor customer service though). They had a good selection of Colts, which they always seem to. Found a Colt XSE and I decided on the stainless government model. I would have loved to pick it up from my LGS, but he has a hard time getting Colts and even said that what I wanted was not available to him. Probably paid too much but it is going to be my 40th birthday preset from my with. Gun was $980 plus taxes. I figure I will by my wifes S&W Bodyguard .38 and an AK from the LGS as I like to work with him.

07-22-2012, 18:51
45ACP for sure

07-23-2012, 09:01
Gun was $980 plus taxes.

You didn't do too bad. I bought mine for $950 from my LGS but I bought lots of guns from them.

07-23-2012, 12:39
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07-23-2012, 12:41
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07-23-2012, 12:52
10mm. More penetration, more rounds (9 rounds of 10mm fit in my Wilson ETMs), more reach. Can be loaded from 400ft-lbs of muzzle energy to over 700.

Check please.

07-23-2012, 12:58
Or ditch both of those nickel plated sissy calibers and go with the Super .38 Automatic.

If it was good enough for Earl Swagger...

07-23-2012, 13:16
I have a tough time trying to decide which of my "full-sized, polymer framed double stacked, large caliber" autos I like best, my Springfield XDm .45 or my Glock 20sf. If the XDm were in 10mm then......

I know, that if I didn't reload, the Xdm would be my choice. Unless of course I was rich enough to have Underwood ammo "on retainer".

That is just based on the caliber of course.

I really do have a craving for a 10mm 1911, a bad craving.

My shooting partner (AKA "Mrs. countrygun) has developed a 1911 fascination lately so holsters and mag pouches have sprouted around here, and I already reload for the other 10mms I have.

"The game is afoot Watson"

07-23-2012, 13:55
45ACP is an excellent manstopper. There is no need for 10mm for self defense unless you have some inadequacy issues.

07-23-2012, 15:20
45ACP is an excellent manstopper. There is no need for 10mm for self defense unless you have some inadequacy issues.
I guess they need to quit making the .357 Magnum and Sig too then. :upeyes:

07-24-2012, 06:04
If absolute cost is the issue and you don't reload, then 45ACP is cheaper. I prefer 10mm for it's power and versatility. (I don't reload) I have a Delta Elite and a G29SF and a G20SF and KKM conversion barrels to shoot 40 at the range.

I have a G30 and a DW Heritage as well cuz I like 45ACP too.