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Re: Am I ok with carrying loaded with 10mm ammo?
« Reply #30 on: January 10, 2018, 05:16:38 PM »
The 10mm isn't "too powerful", it's a social cartridge so use it as such.  Yes people hunt with it, but at it's core, it's meant for bipedal threats.  As long as a shooting is justified, it's not likely to ever make any difference what you use ammo wise.  Sure, some 10mm is more powerful than others, but relatively weak compared to something like a 44 Mag or 12ga shotgun.  I like the 10mm because it's versatile but not for one second to I think it's too powerful for self defense use, that's just silly.

I'm a big fan of the 155gr and 180gr Hornady XTP factory loads, they're not max loads but they're potent enough with good controllability, which to me is an important factor in a concealed carry weapon.  Speer also has a new 200gr Gold Dot rated at 1100 fps, which should be excellent as well.
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