Thursday, January 15, 2015

10mm jonesin'

Don't ask me why.  It can't be because I need another pistol--trust me on that one.  There is no possible explanation for a desire to stock another expensive pistol caliber on the ammo shelves.  But I am beginning to jones for a 10mm pistol.

Glock has a couple of 10s already in production, the G20 and G29, and there are tales of a G40, though it isn't on their web site.  However, I'm not a big Glock fan.  I've tried them, and I don't care for the out-of-the-box trigger.  I think it's sort of silly to have to drop a new trigger in it just to enjoy shooting the gun I just bought.  I haven't had to do it with any other piece of tactical plastic I've bought, and I don't care to start.  (And yes, I will admit that none of them have a great trigger, but every Springfield I own has a better trigger than any factory Glock I've ever shot.  No, I haven't shot a Gen 4.  I don't know anyone with one.)  However, at $600-$700 list, they are the least expensive 10s I've found.

Springfield Armory refuses to bring out any sort of XD or 1911 in 10mm.  Smith and Wesson catalogs nothing as well.  Neither does Ruger.

Sig is bringing out 3 models of the P220 through Lipsey's, which is a possibility, but pricey at over a grand per.  Lipsey's "Firearms Finder" also catalogs several 1911 style pistols from Colt, CZ and Rock Island, but they either show as out of stock or also with price tags exceeding 1 large.  Doable, but owie.

Checking Davidson's Gallery of Guns site, there are the Glocks, including, my oh my,  an $840 G40 that's "on allocation" (meaning you get to stalk every gun dealer and show within 3 states looking for one), Rock Islands for a bit over $800 (better), lots of EAAs and a couple of Para's (I didn't know they were still making guns?).

The $850ish Rock Island 1911 seems to be the one that interests me the most, just from looking at pictures.  I've found some positive reviews, and only one thing I don't care for (A bushing-less barrel?  Really?)

The Greensboro Gun and Knife Show is January 31-February 1.  I'll be there, working a table for GRNC (stop in and say "Hi!") part of one day, and wondering around the rest of it.  My primary reason for the visit is to look for some reference books, since there are usually one or two well-stocked book sellers at that show.  But I'm going to wonder around and see if I happen to see any 10mm pistols laying about that might want to come home with me.

Or maybe a Krag.  You know, I've been thinking about a Krag too...

4 comments:

B said...

Para has (FINALLY!) gotten their shit together.

I carry one daily, (and shoot it a LOT) and it is a good firearm.

TyreByter said...

I BOUGHT A G20 THIS YEAR FOR HUNTING. HAVE A FEW GLOCKS. PERSONALLY HAVE NO ISSUE WITH THE TRIGGERS.
MY ADVISE...BUY IT SHOOT IT UNTIL YOU GET USED TO THE TRIGGER.

Anonymous said...

EAA all the way I personally am looking forward to the Extreme series dropping in the US. Extreme Gold match in 10mm makes me salivate.

Anonymous said...

Delta Elite...


Just Pony up and buy it. You wont be disapointed