Anybody Carry 10mm?

Discussion in 'Firearm Related' started by Malum Prohibitum, Sep 19, 2007.

  1. Malum Prohibitum

    Malum Prohibitum Moderator Staff Member

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  2. ptsmith24

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    Nah, just his little brother.
     

  3. tace

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    .45 not big enough for you any more? :lol:
     
  4. ber950

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    Thats what .45 Super is for. Fun round.
     
  5. Malum Prohibitum

    Malum Prohibitum Moderator Staff Member

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    No conversions for Hk.
     
  6. Malum Prohibitum

    Malum Prohibitum Moderator Staff Member

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    .45 inches = 11.43 mm. :wink:
     
  7. viper32cm

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    Hrm, I remember reading somewhere that H&K USPs were rated for .45 Super. While I like my Glock this is one of the reasons I would like to get a USP tactical.

    It would seem to me that so long as you have a fully supported chamber you would be cool for .45 Super as long as you had a sufficiently heavy recoil spring.
     
  8. Malum Prohibitum

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    I guess all it really is is the recoil spring and firing pin spring.

    $8 conversion

    It would be good for bear country.
     
  9. Malum Prohibitum

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    Apparently, a lot of people with Hks are doing it, but Hk does not recommend it. At least one guy fired 6,000 rounds with no issues so far.
     
  10. Malum Prohibitum

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    The .45 Super ammo manufacturers push it.

    The Triton web page, www.triton-ammo.com (http://www.triton-ammo.com) , says yes.

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    Question: Can I use .45 Super ammunition in my HK USP?

    Answer: We have tested a factory stock HK USP with .45 Super ammunition with excellent results. However, to minimize wear it is recommended that the recoil springs be changed every 3,000 rounds.
     
  11. ber950

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    Just a spring change

    http://www.realguns.com/archives/020.htm

    Worked for me. The 28 lbs spring won't work well with ball ammo. Functions well with Hydra Shocks though. I compromised on a 20 lbs spring for mostly ball use and rare 45 Super use.

    IIRC Triton recomended a 20-24 lbs spring for 450 SMC. 450 SMC is 45 Super with a small pistol primer pocket.
     
  12. viper32cm

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    Re: Just a spring change

    Why would one use a small pistol primer?

    http://www.buffalobore.com/ammunition/default.htm#45s
     
  13. ber950

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    Re: Just a spring change

    Two reasons
    The pressure is high in 45 Super and you get some primer flow. The smaller primer reduces that.

    45 Super was/is a trademarked name. Triton lost their license to manufacture it. Changing the cartridge and giving it a new name got around that.
     
  14. GrimJack

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    Can't resist........

    Yeah I have heard that about you. :D
     
  15. Malum Prohibitum

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    So, does anybody here carry 10mm? :D
     
  16. ber950

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    :shakehead:

    Uses oddball ammo and you can't shoot something more common in it.
     
  17. viper32cm

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    No but I want to. That and .357 Sig.
     
  18. GrimJack

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    I own and really like .357 sig, and except for the cost of the ammo it is great. Not a round that you would want would want to take to a class and shoot 1200 rounds.
     
  19. budder

    budder Moderator Staff Member

    But for cost reasons. The recoil is surprisingly manageable.
     
  20. GrimJack

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    Yes, really for the cost, your WalMart price for 50 rounds of FMJ is getting to be about $20. That is fairly high when I can get the exact thing in 9mm at Dick's for $7 and 45ACP for $12. It is cheaper to fire your .223 than it is to shoot .357Sig. It seems that everyone says ammo has gone up quite a bit since the spring (9/1 ammo prices going WAY up). I have been paying $7/box for Remington UMC 9mm all year long and the 45ACP is close to the same price for me too. .357Sig on the other hand has gone from about $12/box to $20/box this year.

    Also it is definately a snappier round than a 9, and considering the weight of my G32 (or my friends G33) it can be uncomfortable after you fire a couple hundred rounds. I find it particularly uncomfortable to fire a high number of rounds one handed with my left hand. Something you will do quite a bit if you take Ken's class at Firearmz.