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Terrific TEN: 10mm Auto Then & Now
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I really want a 10mm. das
Quote:Terrific TEN: 10mm Auto Then & Now
by Brad Fitzpatrick | February 6th, 2015 0

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In the early 1970’s, a gentleman by the name of Whit Collins approached Colonel Jeff Cooper with the idea of developing a powerful .40 caliber cartridge that would fit in a modified Browning Hi-Power and would offer a serious boost in power over the 9mm and .45 Automatic. Cooper’s idea was to develop a .40-caliber load that pushed a 200-grain bullet at about 1,000 feet-per-second (fps), a substantial increase in power over existing law enforcement loads.

They began the process of finding a rifle case that would provide the proper casehead dimensions. Eventually Cooper, with input from Irving Stone and others, decided on the .30 Remington case. The original bullet used was a .40-caliber, 180-grain projectile from the .38-40 Winchester, and Cooper’s version of the load became known as the .40 Super, which would later become the 10mm Automatic.

Read more: http://www.shootingtimes.com/historical/...z3RO5kqwBe
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The 10mm looks like a good round for "social work" (that's what Jeff Quinn from gunblast.com calls it), but the round is too pricey for me. I don't even like paying for bulk .45acp, but it is what it is.
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Why not just call it the 1cm?
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Or the 0.00001 Kilometer or "Kill-o-meter" round.

Still waiting on the vapor ware Fortis 10mm VLTOR pistol.
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Good read. He missed the Tanfoglios though.
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