10mm h/w, top loads are just a tad too much for Today on Kentucky Ballistics we shoot some 10% ballistic gel with 10mm and 45 ACP + P. I hope you enjoy the video and thanks for watching! While both are going to give off recoil, the 10mm is going to be more noticeable. In this edition of TFB's Round Table we take a look at some of the characteristics you should look for in the BEST 10mm Ammo for STOPPING POW-AH also known as self-defense. https://www.ammunitiontogo.com/product_info.php/pName/20rds-10mm-hornady-180gr-xtp-hollow-point-ammo#gel-test. Taking all that into consideration, here are optimal 10mm uses: Let’s be honest, no one likes recoil. Hornady is as complete of an ammunition manufacturer as any on the market. Stopping power for this heavy car came from power-assisted four-wheel disc brakes, Machine pistol (2,891 words) [view diff] exact match in snippet view article find links to article which was designed for low recoil without sacrificing penetration and stopping power . Guest Writer | NRA “Shooting Sports USA” But as a result most 10mm ammo has less actual stopping power than the lighter, faster expanding bullets used in the best.40 S&W loads. And according to the autopsy results compiled by Marshall, the 10mm Auto loaded with 135 grain hollow point bullets with a muzzle velocity approaching 1,400 fps (as loaded by CorBon) results in a one-shot stop in almost 100 Finally, you can see from the photos below that these bullets absolutely got smashed and deformed. The 10mm’s hay day came in the late 1980’s after the infamous FBI Miami shootout in 1986 had federal law enforcement rethinking the 9mm and.38 Special. What that little flower equates to on flesh is a large wound cavity, petals that cut as they travel, and a higher likelihood that all of the energy from that round is fully deposited in whatever it hits. The 10mm has a faster velocity and energy than the . For this 180 Grain JHP load it generates the most Foot-Lbs of energy tested by Ammunition to Go with a whopping 728! Also, let us know what you think in the Comments below! So what if we use bullets on the heaviest end of a particular cartridge’s loading spectrum? This can include lighting and position. I have heard stories about the .45 being better than the .40 because the .45 is slower ...and has more time in contact to transfer energy (especially comparing BALL ammos)...yet still can get up the 800fps (or so) that it needs for expansion with HP's. However, that doesn't mean the cartridge isn't suited to the task. But when it comes to handgun stopping power, things get a little trickier. There are very few things as beautiful as a perfectly blossomed hollow-point freshly plucked from a ballistics gel block. As a result, much of the original ammunition produced for 10mm Auto was at maximum velocities, pressures, and Ft-Lbs of energy because they were trying to overcompensate and create something truly powerful. lbs.) Shooting and discussing two wonderful cartridges, as well as a couple of pretty good firearms chambered for these cartridges. Underwood is another brand for hard-hitting ammo that would appear on a Mount Rushmore of STOPPING POW-AH if such a thing existed. The 10mm Auto is marketed for hunting, defensive, and tactical use and is one of the few semi-automatic, rimless cartridges that is legal for hunting white-tailed deer in many U.S. states. The Glock 20 combines the impressive stopping power of the 10mm caliber with a 15-round capacity magazine that’s capable of accommodating a wide range of … These debates have been long questioned in shooting circles. Penetration (10% gel.) Firefighter/EMS They have faster muzzle velocity, muzzle energy and a faster velocity. To your original question comparing the hard cast 10mm bullets to .45 ball for stopping power, the wound channels would likely be similar. A common theme you will run into when people are discussing the 10mm Auto is that it falls into an awkward weird little crevice somewhere between the performance of a .40 S&W or 9mm and the performance of larger calibers such as the .45 ACP and .357. I think you'll agree with me when I say the 10mm Auto isn't very popular for self-defense. With similar ballistic Posted September 9, 2019 in Ammunition, Editorial by Adam Scepaniak with No CommentsTags: 10mm auto, BEST 10mm, TFB Round Table. Re: Stopping Power by caliber « Reply #8 on: December 01, 2013, 07:22:23 AM » In addition, Mas Ayoob has stated the 180 jhp rounds (~1250 fps) carried back then by … Knowing that simple formula you can see how important the velocity of your ammunition truly is. Don’t waste your time debating this or that…. Also, they only penetrated the ballistics gel a meager 13.4″ which was one of the shortest distances tested by Ammunition to Go. The full house, hot load 10mm’s stopping power in these applications, when every round counts, is drawing experienced shooters to it again. Now fast forward 30 years into the age of Starbucks, Uber, and everything gluten-free where people are more sensitive to recoil. The 10mm Auto is a centerfire handgun cartridge designed to be a medium-velocity pistol cartridge with better external ballistics than the .45 ACP and capable of greater stopping power than the 9×19mm Parabellum. 10mm or 9mm? https://www.ammunitiontogo.com/product_info.php/pName/20rds-10mm-underwood-180gr-jhp-ammo#gel-test. revolvers all packed into an indestructible polymer These are our top five choices for 10mm Auto self-defense ammo. Then, what?… The next thing to consider is what type of bullet is it? You don’t want to over penetrate, blow through a wall and possibly hurt your family. Since in this conversation we are enamored with STOPPING POW-AH aka Foot-Lbs of energy we need to know what makes that number increase or decrease. If you forget that formula entirely after reading this article just know that velocity helps knock stuff out. stopping power. After looking at the ballistics of both calibers, we see that the 10mm has more kick. Stopping Power means SAFETY! With that type of energy, it also managed to expand out to almost 3/4″ in diameter; that is larger than the size of a dime. This contrasts with lethality in that it pertains only to a weapon's ability to incapacitate quickly, regardless of whether death ultimately ensues. The stopping power of the brakes on my car is easily determined, as is the (absence of) my power to stop eating chips and salsa. These bonded jacketed hollow-points (JHP) expand really well, but they are inconsistent in their expansion and shape as well as leave lead behind. This is, of course, exactly what you’d Generally speaking, the 9mm is going to be more favored as a self-defense round. We Can't argue with any of that. The last thing on your mind should be your weapon’s recoil, but it can affect your shot in dire situations. Within handgun ammo, they have multiple lines dedicated for defense such as Critical Duty, Critical Defense, American Gunner, and Custom. Today, we’re throwing down some facts on both the 9mm and 10mm and letting you decide what works best for you. Learn more about Armscor ammunition here. This is fairly impressive coming from a lighter grain weight bullet. If you are lobbing a huge bullet with no speed behind it your energy is going to be really low. Stopping power contrasts with lethality in that it pertains only to a weapon's ability to make the target cease action, regardless of whether or not death ultimately occurs. With this much energy and penetration, it is no surprise that they did not have perfectly symmetrical deformation; rather, fairly inconsistent expansion from all that STOPPING POW-AH!!! Glock Certified Armorer Shooters know that talking about calibers is an age-old question. This can be advantageous in many types of shooting scenarios, including self-defense, hunting, target shooting, plinking etc. Caliber Load Bullet MV (fps) ME (ft. The round makes the "Major" power factor ranking in the International Practical Shooting Confederation, even in … The “big 10” has a stout reputation among Alaskan bear guides and … Welcome back to another edition of TFB’s Round Table sponsored by Ammunition To Go! The P220 Legion has been redesigned to bring 10mm stopping power to the common handgun buyer. Because of the faster velocity, 10mm is going to give you better long-distance shooting. See, the 10mm wasn’t a bad idea, it was just ahead of its time. Don't be misguided by those who claim that their products have some magical or mystical performance advantage or that they can make a reduced power load with increased performance. https://www.ammunitiontogo.com/product_info.php/pName/20rds-10mm-buffalo-bore-180gr-jhp-ammo#gel-test. The 10mm had no such trouble as it was stopped in the first block. Smith & Wesson Certified Armorer That is why for the sake of power we need speed. Or because our older legion of shooters remember the origins of the cartridge and how it used to be really powerful. This is a classic buzzword people like to throw around (myself included), but on a more serious note that we can measure, we will be assessing the velocities, grain weights, and ballistic gel results from various ammunition you could use for self-defense or hunting. 10mm Auto is about damage power. What’s more powerful? Finally, the world is treated to a handgun that can handle the power of 10mm cartridges. If you’re looking to do major damage and have larger expansion on a target, opt for the 10mm. All of the ammo tested by Ammunition to Go was fired from a Glock 29 from a distance of 10 feet and through 4 layers of clothing into a ballistics gel block. While the deformation/expansion of the hollow-point is not a picturesque flower petal it does expand well. 10mm (regular/full power) has more energy than any .45acp.45acp for PEOPLE 10mm for animals 10mm is like an auto magnum which would i rate as having more "stopping power"? The formula for Foot-Lbs of energy is your bullet’s velocity squared … multiplied by its mass… then divided by a constant value (the mathematical “constant value” used for Foot-Lbs is 450,437). Here are the optimal uses for 9mm: Whether you choose to shoot 9mm, 10mm or both… Armscor has high-quality ammunition for any scenario. Stopping Power 45 and the high velocity, low weight of the 10mm both make for powerful shots. It’s not a coincidence that the FBI has chosen 9mm as their service caliber. Designed as a mid-velocity caliber, the 10mm was designed to have external ballistics superior to the.45 ACP, shooting flatter and farther, and to provide greater stopping power than the 9mm. Maybe it is because the popularity of the 10mm ebbs and flows like an ocean tide over the years. Since we have been talking about STOPPING POW-AH this entire article, this Top 5 list will be decided purely by the Foot-Lbs of energy generated by some of the best 10mm loads tested by Ammunition to Go. Anyone that’s shot both a 10mm and a 9mm round certainly understands that these two cartridges are different. It is a running joke among TFB writers that the 10mm is the “best millimeter” (ask ballistic gel expert Andrew from TFBTV what he thinks). Stopping power is the ability of a firearm or other weapon to cause a penetrating ballistic injury to a target (human or animal) enough to incapacitate the target where it stands. The 10mm round expanded to.70 inch, flattening out impressively, and stopping at … Most ammunition manufacturers though do not make stout 10mm ammunition as the cartridge was originally intended anymore. Handgun stopping power isn't a myth so much, just that it's not what everyone wants to think. The Custom 180 Grain pill puts out 650 Ft-Lbs of energy with a solid 20″ of penetration in gel testing. Damage through penetration, cavity, and number of rounds quickly coming out of the Auto portion. Be safe out there, have fun while shooting, and we will see you next time for TFB’s Round Table brought to you by Ammunition to Go! A Second Wind Think of the Springfield Armory XD(M) 10mm like 2.6 six-shot .357 Mag. Modern ammunition, both hollow-points (HP) and full-metal jacket (FMJ), are much more downgraded in their power factor compared to how the cartridge was originally designed. No one wants to eat lead in their freshly harvested game. What’s faster? 45ACP. For those who are first joining us, this is a multi-part series where TFB will discuss the characteristics of great ammunition for specific applications. Writer | OutdoorHub.com 10x25mm ノーマ・オート弾(英: 10x25mm Norma Auto)、もしくは10mm オート弾(英: 10mm Auto)は、アメリカで開発された拳銃用弾薬である。呼称としては、後者の方が一般的である。 A benefit that both rounds share is that they allow for excellent ammo capacity. This ammo is topped off with a Sierra Bullets hollow-point specifically made for SIG Sauer’s branded line of ammunition. Next we’ll compare and go over the ballistics of each round. Surprisingly, for the 10mm Auto, their Custom 180 Grain XTP exceeds their premier lines of HPs in energy. The most powerful factory-loaded handgun cartridge that still fits into a service pistol-sized semiauto is the 10mm. When you shoot with 9mm, you’ll learn how to wield it faster without wasting time trying to get used to its recoil. 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