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Hey guys i have a question, hopefully not to hard...

I want to carry a pistol when i hunt and was looking for a semi auto w/ a double stacked mag... glock makes a 10mm and i was wonding if this was a good gun/round...

Should i use a different gun or cal or both?
 

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Depending on the regulations in your area, the Glock 10mm would be fine for up to deer sized game.
 

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Most states have a certan energy threshold that has to be met for firearms and big game. They also have regs on number of shots a gun can hold. A little more info on what you plan on using it for would be helpfull.

For example I have a Colt 1991 .45 and in Colorado it isn't legal to use for big game. It holds too many rounds and does not have enough energy to meet the requirements.
 

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Is it going to be a hunting handgun, or just a backup for dangerous critters like bear? Where I am at the only dangerous predators I worry about are meth heads. The 10mm is quite a powerful round for an autoloader when you use the full power stuff. There are some neutered loads out there for it. If I remember the history of it, the FBI used the 10mm briefly. Recoil and muzzle blast were to great and some lower powered loads were developed. It was ditched, but lead to the development of the the .40S&W. I would lean toward a .357 or my 3" .44Mag, but you said autoloader. It depends entirely on intended use and the laws of your state.
 

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Its only going to be for defense against dangerous game. The biggest we have around here are black bears but i'll be doing some hunting in alaska this year and i would like a round thats a tack driver and could drop a griz. I dont want to hunt with it, i just want to have a multi shot stake driver
 

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Re: re: What to use...

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...... i would like a round thats a tack driver and could drop a griz.....
A .44 Mag is the absolute minimum... don't even think about a 10mm. My recommendation would be a .454 Casull, a .475 Linebaugh, or a .480 Ruger.
 

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A .44 Mag is the absolute minimum... don't even think about a 10mm. My recommendation would be a .454 Casull, a .475 Linebaugh, or a .480 Ruger.
Do those come in a semi auto or are they all revolvers?
 

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That list would include the .500 S&W, the recently introduced .460 S&W, the .454 Casull, the .480 Ruger, the .475 Linebaugh, the .44 Magnum and the .41 Magnum. Unless your local threat includes nothing larger than feral dogs or smaller rabid animals, the .357 Magnum is marginal at best. But the 10mm semi-auto is an overlooked option that can be quite effective. With the proper loads it can produce the same penetration as a .44 Magnum, and its reduced recoil allows more control in rapid-fire situations.

I found this article and i wanted the biggest cal i could handle i was just wondering if they came in a semi auto
 

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The 10mm is just about an exact match for the .357 Mag in terms of energy.... and that's a whole great big bunch less than a .44 Mag.

As I said, if a grizzly is under consideration, a .44 Mag is the ABSOLUTE minimum. Don't shoot one of 'em with either a .357 or a 10mm..... as the Waco Kid said about Mongo, "You'll just make him mad."

And, all of the serious calibers are wheelguns - there isn't a bottom-feeder made that can handle that kind of power. The Auto-Mag (no longer with us) was about equal to the .44 Mag.
 

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all of the serious calibers are wheelguns - there isn't a bottom-feeder made that can handle that kind of power.
So i know this is in the wrong thread now but what would be your pick
 

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If it's for packing in dangerous game country, take a look at the Ruger Alaskan.... a Super Redhawk frame with a short barrel - available in .44 Mag or .454 Casull (the latter would be my recommendation). You can also get a short version of the S&W .500, I believe.... but it's gonna be pretty pricey compared to the Ruger.
 

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If it's for packing in dangerous game country, take a look at the Ruger Alaskan.... a Super Redhawk frame with a short barrel - available in .44 Mag or .454 Casull (the latter would be my recommendation). You can also get a short version of the S&W .500, I believe.... but it's gonna be pretty pricey compared to the Ruger.
Ok iv been looking up these cal and iv noticed that they also have these in lever action rifles. are these the same cartridges or the same dia. bullets
 

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There are lever rifles chambered for some of the same cartridges. Marlin makes a .44 Mag and Puma makes some .454, .44, and maybe .480 Ruger. I'm nut sure about .475 Linebaugh. I second the vote for a Ruger Super Redhawk Alaskan. I'd go for the .454 Casull version, you can chamber and shoot less powerful and expensive .45 Colt loads for fun and practice. The S&W 500, even with the snubby barrel is just so freaking huge and heavy, you might as well carry a rifle.
 

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The Glock 10mm is a good gun, the 10mm round was designed for the FBI use and is a hotter round then a 40 cal. With most people I have came in contact with about 10mm is a love or hate relationship. You either hate it or your love it. I love them myself. Its a Glock so you know its dependable, and a reliable round.
 
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