I bought a Glock Model 40 (6"barrel) 10mm a couple of years ago. I put Trijicon night sights on it and carry it not only in the woods while camping and hiking, but have also carried it concealed with my ccw. It's amazingly concealed in my Askins style holster under a sweatshirt. Anyway, I don't carry a handgun while hunting in the Colorado mountains. Too much weight while wearing a 25-30lb. backpack, and really no good place to secure a handgun for ready use. I have my .338 Browning. In the woods, I carry 220gr. hard cast Buffalo Bore rounds, and 180gr. Sig Sauer rounds for everyday carry. Shoots very accurate with both, and the recoil is LESS than my Glock Model 27 .40 S&W! I love my Glocks and I think they are the finest combat handgun made! Just my opinionI am wanting to purchase a new 10mm pistol. Would you buy a Glock 20 or a Colt Delta Elite? Any other recommendations?
For your original question. Both are great. I own a good amount of 10mm’s. These are my opinions.
The Delta has two issues; first, the barrel isn’t fully supported so cartridge load can be limited and two, there is no feed ramp on the barrel itself so there is a small gap that can/will cause feed issues. There are a few companies that machine barrels specifically for the Delta. It’s not cheap and to add to the price of the gun is what turned me off of it. However, both issues are solved with that.
As for the Glock. I do own their line of firearms except for the GAP models. They fit me great and they take a beating. My main carry when moose hunting is the G20. All have Suarez International triggers. They use the stock trigger bar but change to a flat shoe. It feels better to me. I use plus five extension for hunting and fishing just incase I get multiple families of bears again. They are my primary carry due to capacity and ruggedness.
The Ruger 1911 is a good cheap 10mm. The only issue I’ve had with it was feeding problems. I switch to .45 ACP magazines and works great. Wilson Combat magazines worked the best. After 1k the factory magazines started to work regularly.
Sig P220 Legion is great, love that gun. I’m a big fan of double action, single action with decocker. Really the only downside to it is capacity and weight.
Kimber, another fine 10mm, but some have sat in a store/warehouse for years so the springs are a bit of an issue. Kimber customer service is great on that. They will send you a new spring kit and once swapped out she’s a fun one to shoot.
Dan Wesson is another great one. The Bruin feels like the slide is on roller bearings. It’s silky smooth and I use it deer hunting in Michigan. Silverback which has been discontinued but still available is also a great one. Downside on Dan Wesson’s is the price.
Springfield XDm are my least favorite. For me the grip is not for me. The trigger is also not very good. Upgrades are available. I have never cared for the Springfield line. Again this is personal preference. Others I work with love their XDm’s.
For EDC I use 200gr Speer Gold and hunting is usually Buffalo Bore or Double Tap. I really like the DT 180gr controlled expansion for strictly hunting with 10mm.
Ultimately it will come down to each individual.
Sorry for the length, but I hope this will help with any questions. Best of luck and the 10mm is a great choice.
Opposite Pole, guessing somewhere in Poland someone is bringing in trigger kits for competition Glocks? Maybe ask those guys to bring you in a Trigger for your 10mm?
I have the Ruger, and it is a fine shooter. Recoil is easy and it is very accurate & consistant!I've been watching for a 10mm for a while now but other gun purchases keep getting in the way
I am pretty sure when I do pull the trigger, it will be a 1911 style. So although I do know Glocks to be very fine weapons, of those two I would have to go with the Colt.
Personally I've mostly been drooling over a Dan Wesson, just can't decide if a long slide or more standard length, they do several versions in a 10mm.
And now the Ruger SR1911 5" 10mm has caught my eye. Handled one and seemed really decent, especially for the price. And as I have a Ruger collection well on it's way, that is another reason for me to like it. Decisions decisions
I am wanting to purchase a new 10mm pistol. Would you buy a Glock 20 or a Colt Delta Elite? Any other recommendations?
Well, I didn't feel the way I do until I did get this Single Action P220. It reminds me of a 1911, the way it's made, the controls etc. But it feels better than a 1911, to me it shoots better than a Delta Elite or S&W 1006. The slide is smooth as glass, and they built it with the intention of shooting full power 10mm loads. Not sure of the weight on the recoil spring, but it feels like 24 lbs or more.Would you mind elaborating on that? I like 1911s and I like Sigs, currently I’ve got a P229 Legion DA/SA, P226 Legion SAO, P226 MK25 and P365 but do not own nor have ever handled a P220. I must say a 10mm P220 is a very tempting proposition.
Also I like the look of the new Kimber Rapide which is also available in 10mm.