The 10mm Auto is a great round for the prepper, but don’t tell anyone. It’s not exactly legal to have one of these in your possession without an official permit from the ATF and it doesn’t generally show up on a typical police officer’s radar when they’re going through their rounds at the range. The beauty of this round is that it can be used in hunting or defense purposes with equal effectiveness, which makes it perfect for preppers who are looking for a versatile weapon system. The downside? You’ll need to keep your eye out for pistols chambered in 10mm because there isn’t much of an aftermarket industry around them anymore.
1. What are some of the things that preppers most overlooked because they are underestimated?
2. Are any prepper essentials not on this list?
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3. What is one thing you would suggest a first-time prepper pack in their carry-on bag, but wouldn’t be readily available to buy if you were leaving civilization for good?
The 10mm is one of the few cartridges that has a very real solution to an issue. The problem was too much power for most handguns and this cartridge had it in spades, but people weren’t meant to be predictable so they went against their design by changing ammunition types. Maybe because there are only 4 states where we find these pistols, or maybe just because Montana seems like such a great place…
In contrast to handguns, pistol cartridges seem like a bunch of inbreeds wearing the same clothes with bald heads. The .380 through the .40 rounds are only differentiated by their size and not any major difference between them.
By way of comparison, revolvers these days will jump from as low at 22 calibers up to 41 without even changing shelves within most gun stores. Revolvers can go all the way up into 44 caliber magnums or wrists-snapping 480s while pistols barely have more options than 380-.45 ACPs (or 9mm).
The .45 is a big man on campus that turns out to be an old guy driving a sportscar, while the 10mm looks like the giant blond Russian villain in any Bond movie. Jeff Cooper was instrumental in designing this powerful handgun and as someone who has high standards for pistols, he made sure its design reflects those same principles of perfection (even though it’s not so subtle nod to Glock).
The original 10mm had more than 600 pounds of power, and you can get up to 774 ft-lbs if you load a 155 grain bullet.
Big boomed bullets are the order of the day in this new 10mm cartridge and even those 220gr hard-cast bear loads I use will scream along at 1200 feet per second, still exceeding 700 ftlbs. But it’s a gun not much bigger than my subcompact Glock 26 that can handle these rounds! There was one mad clip though – The Katrina Pistol…
I saw something really special happen when Ken started to reload his now empty magazine with some fresh 30rd magazines he had brought for just such an occasion; all around me people were exchanging high fives as their guns emptied themselves without uttering so much as a peep after only having fired six shots each from them.
Ten is the new ten.
The Bren Ten was the pistol that Miami Vice used, but it didn’t last long. It’s hard to say what happened because no one is really sure why or how they did die out so quickly. The only thing we do know for certain about this firearm is that with its “genie of autopistol power” it made a huge impact on competition handguns and police service weapons when it first came out in 1987.
For the majority of special agents and desk jockeys, who would rather draw down on paper than use their 10mm gun Dirty Harry’s hand cannon. There was also another issue at work to shove FBI in the direction of .40 S