10mm pistol

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Labguy
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10mm pistol

I am looking at carrying a pistol with me when deer hunting. I dont know much about pistols. Is a 10 mm legal for deer? Is a 10 mm the same as a .40 cal? Needs some help with this one. Any recommendations?

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10MM is legal, .40 S&W is not, it's too short. You can/could get offerings in 10mm from Colt (Delta elite), Glock, S&W (1006), Kimber, and possibly para ordinance (not sure). I think I'd look for one with adjustable sights for hunting, that would really be my only requirement, as all of these should function well. The difference between the 10 and the 40 is just case length, that's it. You could in fact call the 40 S&W a 10MM short, similar to 22LR and 22 Short, the reason it isn't called that is people associate "short" with wimpy or less power and they wouldn't be as popular (what's in a name right). That's not necessarily true, because the 40 is reletively new, and all the guns are too, they can load the factory ammo to a much higher operating pressure without the fear of "blowing up" an older/weaker gun.

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Labguy
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Thanks for the info, what kind of price should I be expecting?

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I don't have a good answer for you about pricing, I've just never been much of a pistol guy. I haven't paid enough attention recently to give accurate prices.

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You will pay around $550 for a new Glock, and quite a bit more (maybe $800) for a Colt or a Kimber. There is one other choice -- an EAA Witness for around $350.

Unless you're dead set on a semi-auto, I would recommend either a .357 Mag or a .44 Mag over the 10mm. The 10mm is a fine round, but I prefer the good old fashioned .44 Mag. The only advantage I see about the 10mm is that you have a removable magazine; however, that's really only an advantage if you hunt in MM. In ND, you can have a loaded gun in your vehicle.

Good luck,

Brian

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my dads an police officer and the new glocks they got issued are 40 cal. and they were closer to $700

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Brian, you can't have a revolver loaded in the car in ND or MN unless you have a concealed weapons permit. Even if you have the permit, if you are hunting you're supposed to unload your "hunting" firearms. In a revolver all the cylinders are considered the "chamber", they don't have a magazine, and since the magazine is the only place you are allowed to legally carry ammunition in a firearm, revolvers must be unloaded in the vehicle. A semi-auto pistol on the other hand has an actual magazine or "clip" and it is legal to carry the pistol with a full magazine, and an empty chamber so long as it's in plain view, or you have a CWP.

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Labguy
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I am looking for something I can carry along with my rifle because usually we walk everything from trees to brush to cattail sloughs, to neck high CRP. So it would be nice to have a pistol with open sites to take that close up shot you usually have in the trees or bushes. Is it legal to carry 2 firearms like that or would I have to choose between the 2?

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It's legal to have them both. I occasionally hunt with a revolver and a rifle, my dad used to do it all the time. Just remeber if you are hunting and gettting in and out of a vehicle you need to unload the chamber and put the handgun in plain view (unless you have a Concealed Weapons Permit, but if you're hunting with that firearm it still needs to be unloaded in the vehicle).

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bgraftaas was correct, about $499 to $599 for a new glock depending on whether you get night sights or not. Compansated runs you a bit more too. Not sure if thats an option with the 10mm though.

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I would definetly find a LIGHT pistol to carry on your side. When I hunted deer in the woods, I carried a .44 mag on my side and had either a 25-06 or a 12 gauge with a rifled slug barrel. If you walk any amount of distance, you will definetly feel the weight on your side. It eventually may make you leave the sidearm home, depending on how tough the walking is. And yes, in some situations the pistol will come in very handy, but if you are strictly hunting thick woods, I recommend the slug gun. Just be sure to check into the weight you will be carrying.