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Snippet from Wikipedia: 10mm Auto

The 10mm Auto (10×25mm, official C.I.P. nomenclature: 10 mm Auto, official SAAMI nomenclature: 10mm Automatic) is a powerful semi-automatic pistol cartridge first developed by U.S. Marine Jeff Cooper and introduced in 1983 with the Bren Ten pistol. Its design was adopted and later produced by ammunition manufacturer FFV Norma AB of Åmotfors, Sweden.

Although it was selected for service by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) in 1989 from the aftermath of the 1986 FBI Miami shootout, the cartridge was later decommissioned (except by the Hostage Rescue Team and Special Weapons and Tactics Teams) after their Firearms Training Unit eventually concluded that its recoil was excessive in terms of training for average agents and police officers' competency of use and qualification, and that the pistols chambered for the cartridge were too large for some small-handed individuals.

These issues led to the creation of and following replacement by a shorter version of the 10mm that exists today as the .40 S&W, and while the 10mm never attained the mainstream success of this compact variant, there is still an enthusiastic group of supporters and users, and in recent years has started to grow again in popularity.

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The 10mm Auto (10&times;25mm, Official C.I.P. Nomenclature: 10 mm Auto,<ref name=“C.I.P.”/> Official S.A.A.M.I. Nomenclature: 10mm Automatic<ref name=“S.A.A.M.I.”/>) is a semi-automatic pistol cartridge first developed by Jeff Cooper and introduced in 1983 with the Bren Ten pistol. Its design was subsequently improved then produced initially by ammunitions manufacturer FFV Norma AB of Åmotfors, Sweden.<ref name=“BREN-TEN.com Website”>

</ref>

Although it was selected for service by the Federal Bureau of Investigation in 1989 from the aftermath of the 1986 F.B.I. Miami Shootout, the cartridge was later decommissioned (except by the Hostage Rescue Team and Special Weapons and Tactics Teams) after their Firearms Training Unit eventually concluded that its recoil was excessive in terms of training for average agent/police officer competency of use and qualification,<ref name=“BREN-TEN.com Website”/> and that the pistols chambered for the caliber were too large for some small-handed individuals. These issues led to the creation and following replacement to a shorter version of the 10mm that exists today as the .40 Smith & Wesson. The 10mm never attained the mainstream success of this compact variant, but there is still an enthusiastic group of supporters who often refer to the .40 S&W as the “.40 Short & Weak”.<ref>

</ref>

History

(left) and Smith & Wesson Model 610 Classic (right), 1983.]]

The 10mm Auto cartridge was originally drafted and championed by eminent firearms expert Lieutenant Colonel John Dean "Jeff" Cooper (May 10, 1920 – September 25, 2006; U.S.M.C., Ret.). It was designed to be a medium-velocity pistol cartridge with better external ballistics (i.e., flatter trajectory, greater range) than the .45 ACP and capable of greater stopping power than the 9×19mm Parabellum. When FFV Norma AB designed the cartridge at the behest of Dornaus & Dixon Enterprises, Inc. for their Bren Ten pistol (a newly developed handgun with design inspired by the CZ 75), the company decided to increase the power over Cooper's original concept. The resulting cartridge—which was introduced in 1983 and produced since—is very powerful, containing the flat trajectory and high energy of a magnum revolver cartridge into a relatively short, versatile rimless cartridge for a semi-automatic pistol.<ref name=“BREN-TEN.com Website”/>

One of the first issues with its early acceptance and prosperity was the result of quality problems in consequence from rushed production to meet copious (some even defaulted) pre-orders of the pistol it was originally—as well as then being only—chambered for: the Bren Ten.<ref>

</ref> An example being the peculiar circumstances surrounding the pistol's distribution at its primary release, leading to a number of initial Bren Tens sent to dealers and customers without magazines (the magazines themselves also had complications).<ref>

</ref> The relatively high price of the Bren Ten compared to other pistols of the time (manufacturer's suggested retail price in 1986 was U.S. $500) also contributed, and the company was eventually forced to declare bankruptcy, ceasing operations in 1986 after only three years of inconsistent, substandard production. Had it not been for Colt's Patent Fire Arms Manufacturing Company making the unexpected decision in 1987 to bring out their Delta Elite pistol (a 10mm Auto version of the M1911) and later, the F.B.I.'s adoption of the caliber in 1989, the cartridge might have sunk into obsolescence, becoming an obscure footnote in firearms history.

]]

Due to media exposure in the television series Miami Vice, where one of the lead protagonists had used the pistol as his primary signature weapon, demand for the Bren Ten increased after manufacturing ceased. In the succeeding five years, prices on the Standard Model rose to in excess of U.S. $1,400, and original magazines were selling for over U.S. $150.<ref>

</ref>

The F.B.I. briefly field-tested the 10mm Auto using a M1911 pistol platform and a Thompson Model 1928<ref>

</ref> submachine gun before adopting the Smith & Wesson Model 1076 in 1990; a short barreled version of the Model 1026 with its slide-mounted decock/firing pin block safety supplanted by only a frame-mounted decocker. A contract was also signed with Heckler & Koch to produce a specialized quantity of the MP5 utilizing the cartridge, designated MP5/10 for use by the H.R.T. and S.W.A.T. Since 1994, both units still field the weapon and caliber to this day.<ref name=“H.R.T.”/><ref name=“S.W.A.T.”/> During testing of the caliber in 1988, it was decided that the full-power commercial load of the 10mm Auto was the best for law enforcement usage amongst all other semi-automatic pistol cartridges of the era, but it also resulted in undesirable recoil for most agents. Thereafter, experimentations were carried out, and a specification for reduced-recoil ammunition was created; later, the requirement was submitted to the Federal Cartridge Corporation for production and followed further review. This became known as the “10mm Lite”, or “10mm F.B.I.” load, also currently common from various manufacturers today. Along with some pistol reliability problems increasing with this lighter load, Smith & Wesson observed that a version of the 10mm case reduced to 22 millimeters from the original 25 mm could be made with the retained performance parameters of the “10mm Lite”. This altered cartridge was named the .40 Smith & Wesson. The shorter case length allowed function in a 9mm Luger chambered pistol; the advantage being that smaller-handed shooters could now have smaller-frame semi-automatic handguns with near—or in some cases, exact—10mm performance. Colloquially called the “Forty Cal” and other synonyms, this innovation has since become a common handgun cartridge among law enforcement agencies and civilians in the U.S., while the popularity of the parent 10mm Auto still exists but has contrastingly diminished.<ref name=“BREN-TEN.com Website”/> Colt, Dan Wesson Firearms, Glock, Kimber Manufacturing, Nighthawk Custom, Smith & Wesson, STI International and Tanfoglio are some of the few manufacturers that still offer handguns in 10mm Auto.

The 10mm outperforms the .40 S&W by

for similar bullet weights when using available full power loads,<ref>Ballistics information on DoubleTap Ammunition's full-power

10mm load. </ref> as opposed to the “10mm F.B.I.” level loads still found in some ammunition catalogs.<ref>Ballistics information on Federal Premium Ammunition's “10mm Lite” style American Eagle

10mm load.</ref><ref>Ballistics information on Federal Premium Ammunition's American Eagle

.40 S&W load.</ref> This is due to the 10mm Auto's higher S.A.A.M.I. pressure rating of

,<ref name=“S.A.A.M.I.”/> as opposed to

for the .40 S&W,<ref name=“S.A.A.M.I.”/> and the larger case capacity, which allows the use of heavier bullets and more smokeless powder.

Cartridge dimensions

10mm Auto Maximum C.I.P. Cartridge Dimensions.<ref name=“C.I.P.”/> All sizes in millimeters (mm).

The 10mm Auto has 1.56 milliliter (24 grain

) cartridge case capacity.

Common rifling twist rate for this cartridge is 381&nbsp;mm (1 in 15&nbsp;inches), 5 grooves, Ø lands = 9.91&nbsp;mm, Ø grooves = 10.16&nbsp;mm, and land width = 4.47&nbsp;mm. A large pistol primer is used.<ref name=“C.I.P.”/>

The Commission Internationale Permanente pour l'Epreuve des Armes à Feu Portatives (C.I.P.; Permanent International Commission for Firearms Testing) rulings indicate a maximum pressure of

. In C.I.P. regulated countries, every pistol/cartridge combination is required to be proofed at 130% of this maximum C.I.P. pressure to certify for sale to consumers.<ref name =“C.I.P.”/>

The Sporting Arms and Ammunition Manufacturers' Institute (S.A.A.M.I.) pressure limit for the 10mm Auto is set at

.<ref name=“S.A.A.M.I.”/>

Performance

At full potential, the 10mm Auto produces energy slightly higher than an average .357 Magnum load and below standard .41 Magnum rounds. The cartridge is considered to be high-velocity, giving it a less-curved flight path (also termed “flat-shooting”) relative to other handgun cartridges. In its lighter loadings, the 10mm Auto is an exact duplicate of the .40 S&W cartridge. More powerful loadings can equal or exceed the performance of the .357 Magnum, and retain more kinetic energy at 100 yards than the .45 ACP has at the muzzle.<ref name=“BREN-TEN.com Website”/>

Some commercial loadings are as follows:

The loads listed above are from a boutique manufacturer of high performance ammunition and are about maximum for S.A.A.M.I. established pressure levels in each cartridge. Free recoil energy computed assuming a

handgun.

Most major ammunition manufacturers offer 10mm loads closer in performance to the “F.B.I. Load” than the full-power 10mm; these still contain sufficient power for defense applications, but their recoil is more comparable to that of the .45 ACP in similar guns. However, some companies do continue to offer the original full-power ammunition.

Usage

]]

]]

The 10mm Auto is marketed for hunting,<ref>

</ref> defensive, or tactical use<ref>

</ref> and is one of the few semi-automatic, rimless cartridges that is legal for hunting white-tailed deer in many U.S. states.<ref name=“Handgun Hunting”>

</ref><ref name=“Glock 20”>

</ref> In regards to its use in personal defense, firearms author Chuck Hawks wrote:

:“The most commonly available, reasonably portable, autoloader that might serve our purpose is the Glock Model G20, chambered for the 10mm Auto (.40 caliber) cartridge. The G-20 is as reliable as a powerful auto gets and relatively compact. This pistol comes with a 4.6” barrel, is 7.59“ in overall length and weighs only 26.28 ounces. In recent years Glock has promoted the G20 as a hunting pistol.”<ref name=Field>

</ref>

Today, the cartridge is used as a high-power defense caliber against humans or animals, and for hunting by those who prefer the flatter carry profile and higher cartridge capacity of an automatic pistol versus a magnum revolver.<ref name=“Handgun Hunting”/> It also makes “Major” power factor ranking in I.P.S.C., even in lighter loadings.<ref>I.P.S.C. :: The Handgun Divisions List</ref>

Despite the F.B.I. switching to the .40 S&W, their Hostage Rescue Team, Special Weapons and Tactics Teams, and various other law enforcement agencies in the United States still continue to issue or authorize the use of 10mm including the Coconut Creek Police Department, Plano Police Department, San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit Police (BART Police) and Weimar Police Department.<ref>

</ref> <ref>

</ref>

In military use, the government of Denmark has issued the Glock 20 to the Slædepatruljen Sirius (Sirius Sledge Patrol) headquartered in Daneborg, Northeast Greenland.<ref name=“Sirius”/> The pistols were issued as a defense against polar bears which the unit encounters during patrols.<ref>

</ref><ref>

</ref>

Synonyms

  • 10
  • 10&times;25mm
  • 10mm
  • 10mm Automatic
  • 10mm Autopistol
  • 10mm Bren Ten
  • 10mm F.B.I.
  • 10mm Norma
  • The Centimeter (This name is also used to refer to a wildcat cartridge based on the 10mm Auto, which is trademarked by Pistol Dynamics.)<ref>

    </ref><ref>

    </ref>

  • The Ten

<gallery> File:10MM AUTO - FMJ - 2.jpg|10mm Auto FMJ cartridge. File:10MM AUTO - FMJ - 3.jpg|10mm Auto FMJ cartridge headstamp and primer. File:Winchester Black Talon 10mm.jpg|Winchester Ammunition Black Talon 10mm Auto SXT. File:Colt Delta Elite with 10mm Auto ammunition.jpg|Colt Delta Elite with 200 grain Black Talon 10mm Auto SXT ammunition. File:DW CBOB, 10mm Hollow-Points.jpg|10mm Auto JHP cartridges inside Dan Wesson Commander Classic Bobtail magazines. File:357SIG ammo.jpg|Left to right: .357 SIG, 10mm Auto, .40 S&W. </gallery>

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Snippet from Wikipedia: 10mm Auto

The 10mm Auto (10×25mm, official C.I.P. nomenclature: 10 mm Auto, official SAAMI nomenclature: 10mm Automatic) is a powerful semi-automatic pistol cartridge first developed by U.S. Marine Jeff Cooper and introduced in 1983 with the Bren Ten pistol. Its design was adopted and later produced by ammunition manufacturer FFV Norma AB of Åmotfors, Sweden.

Although it was selected for service by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) in 1989 from the aftermath of the 1986 FBI Miami shootout, the cartridge was later decommissioned (except by the Hostage Rescue Team and Special Weapons and Tactics Teams) after their Firearms Training Unit eventually concluded that its recoil was excessive in terms of training for average agents and police officers' competency of use and qualification, and that the pistols chambered for the cartridge were too large for some small-handed individuals.

These issues led to the creation of and following replacement by a shorter version of the 10mm that exists today as the .40 S&W, and while the 10mm never attained the mainstream success of this compact variant, there is still an enthusiastic group of supporters and users, and in recent years has started to grow again in popularity.

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The 10mm Auto is a .40 caliber/10 mm round that was designed primarily for self-defense, but mostly usurped by the .40 Smith & Wesson.

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The 10mm Auto (10&times;25mm, official C.I.P. nomenclature: 10 mm Auto,<ref name=“C.I.P.”/> official S.A.A.M.I. nomenclature: 10mm Automatic<ref name=“S.A.A.M.I.”/>) is a semi-automatic pistol cartridge first developed by Jeff Cooper and introduced in 1983 with the Bren Ten pistol. Its design was subsequently improved, then produced initially by ammunition manufacturer FFV Norma AB of Åmotfors, Sweden.<ref name=“BREN-TEN.com Website”>

</ref>

Although it was selected for service by the Federal Bureau of Investigation in 1989 from the aftermath of the 1986 F.B.I. Miami Shootout, the cartridge was later decommissioned (except by the Hostage Rescue Team and Special Weapons and Tactics Teams) after their Firearms Training Unit eventually concluded that its recoil was excessive in terms of training for average agent and police officer competency of use and qualification,<ref name=“BREN-TEN.com Website”/> and that the pistols chambered for the caliber were too large for some small-handed individuals. These issues led to the creation and following replacement to a shorter version of the 10mm that exists today as the .40 Smith & Wesson.

History

(left) and Smith & Wesson Model 610 Classic (right), 1983.]]

The 10mm Auto cartridge was originally drafted and championed by eminent firearms expert Lieutenant Colonel John Dean "Jeff" Cooper. It was designed to be a medium-velocity pistol cartridge with better external ballistics (i.e., flatter trajectory, greater range) than the .45 ACP and capable of greater stopping power than the 9×19mm Parabellum. When FFV Norma AB designed the cartridge at the behest of Dornaus & Dixon Enterprises, Inc. for their Bren Ten pistol (a newly developed handgun with design inspired by the CZ 75), the company decided to increase the power over Cooper's original concept. The resulting cartridge—which was introduced in 1983 and produced since—is very powerful, containing the flat trajectory and high energy of a magnum revolver cartridge into a relatively short, versatile rimless cartridge for a semi-automatic pistol.<ref name=“BREN-TEN.com Website”/>

One of the first issues with its early acceptance and prosperity was the result of quality problems in consequence from rushed production to meet copious (some even defaulted) pre-orders of the pistol it was originally—as well as then being only—chambered for: the Bren Ten.<ref>

</ref> An example being the peculiar circumstances surrounding the pistol's distribution at its primary release, leading to a number of initial Bren Tens sent to dealers and customers without magazines (the magazines themselves also had complications).<ref>

</ref> The relatively high price of the Bren Ten compared to other pistols of the time (manufacturer's suggested retail price in 1986 was U.S. $500) also contributed, and the company was eventually forced to declare bankruptcy, ceasing operations in 1986 after only three years of inconsistent, substandard production. Had it not been for Colt's Patent Fire Arms Manufacturing Company making the unexpected decision in 1987 to bring out their Delta Elite pistol (a 10mm Auto version of the M1911) and later, the FBI's adoption of the caliber in 1989, the cartridge might have sunk into obsolescence, becoming an obscure footnote in firearms history.

]]

Due to media exposure in the television series Miami Vice, where one of the lead protagonists had used the pistol as his primary signature weapon, demand for the Bren Ten increased after manufacturing ceased. In the succeeding five years, prices on the Standard Model rose to in excess of $1,400, and original magazines were selling for over $150.<ref>

</ref>

The Federal Bureau of Investigation briefly field-tested the 10mm Auto using a M1911 pistol platform and a Thompson Model 1928<ref>

</ref> submachine gun before adopting the Smith & Wesson Model 1076 in 1990; a short barreled version of the Model 1026 with its slide-mounted decock/firing pin block safety supplanted by only a frame-mounted decocker. A contract was also signed with Heckler & Koch to produce a specialized quantity of the MP5 utilizing the cartridge, designated MP5/10 for use by the FBI's Hostage Rescue Team and SWAT Since 1994, both units still field the weapon and caliber to this day.<ref name=“H.R.T.”/><ref name=“S.W.A.T.”/> During testing of the caliber in 1988, it was decided that the full-power commercial load of the 10mm Auto was the best for law enforcement usage amongst all other semi-automatic pistol cartridges of the era, but it also resulted in undesirable recoil for most agents. Thereafter, further experiments were carried out and a specification for reduced-recoil ammunition was created; later, the requirement was submitted to the Federal Cartridge Corporation for production and followed further review. This became known as the “10mm Lite”, or “10mm FBI” load, also currently common from various manufacturers today. Along with some pistol reliability problems increasing with this lighter load, Smith & Wesson observed that a version of the 10mm case reduced to 22 millimeters from the original 25 mm could be made with the retained performance parameters of the “10mm Lite”. This altered cartridge was named the .40 Smith & Wesson. The shorter case length allowed function in a 9mm Luger chambered pistol; the advantage being that smaller-handed shooters could now have smaller-frame semi-automatic handguns with near, or in some cases, exact, 10mm performance. Colloquially called the “Forty Cal” and other synonyms, this innovation has since become a common handgun cartridge among law enforcement agencies and civilians in the United States, while the popularity of the parent 10mm Auto still exists but has contrastingly diminished.<ref name=“BREN-TEN.com Website”/> Colt, Dan Wesson Firearms, Fusion Firearms, Glock, Kimber Manufacturing, Nighthawk Custom, Smith & Wesson, STI International and Tanfoglio are some of the few manufacturers that still offer handguns in 10mm Auto.

The 10mm outperforms the .40 S&W by

for similar bullet weights when using available full power loads,<ref>Ballistics information on DoubleTap Ammunition's full-power

10mm load. </ref> as opposed to the “10mm FBI” level loads still found in some ammunition catalogs.<ref>Ballistics information on Federal Premium Ammunition's “10mm Lite” style American Eagle

10mm load.</ref><ref>Ballistics information on Federal Premium Ammunition's American Eagle

.40 S&W load.</ref> This is due to the 10mm Auto's higher S.A.A.M.I. pressure rating of

,<ref name=“S.A.A.M.I.”/> as opposed to

for the .40 S&W,<ref name=“S.A.A.M.I.”/> and the larger case capacity, which allows the use of heavier bullets and more smokeless powder.

Cartridge dimensions

10mm Auto maximum C.I.P. cartridge dimensions.<ref name=“C.I.P.”/> All sizes in millimeters (mm).

The 10mm Auto has 1.56 milliliter (24 grain

) cartridge case capacity.

Common rifling twist rate for this cartridge is 381&nbsp;mm (1 in 15&nbsp;inches), five grooves, Ø lands = 9.91&nbsp;mm, Ø grooves = 10.16&nbsp;mm, and land width = 4.47&nbsp;mm. A large pistol primer is used.<ref name=“C.I.P.”/>

The Commission Internationale Permanente pour l'Epreuve des Armes à Feu Portatives (C.I.P.; Permanent International Commission for Firearms Testing) rulings indicate a maximum pressure of

. In C.I.P. regulated countries, every pistol/cartridge combination is required to be proofed at 130% of this maximum C.I.P. pressure to certify for sale to consumers.<ref name =“C.I.P.”/>

The Sporting Arms and Ammunition Manufacturers' Institute (S.A.A.M.I.) pressure limit for the 10mm Auto is set at

.<ref name=“S.A.A.M.I.”/>

Performance

At full potential, the 10mm Auto produces energy slightly higher than an average .357 Magnum load and below standard .41 Magnum rounds. The cartridge is considered to be high-velocity, giving it a less-curved flight path (also termed “flat-shooting”) relative to other handgun cartridges. In its lighter loadings, the 10mm Auto is an exact duplicate of the .40 S&W cartridge. More powerful loadings can equal or exceed the performance of the .357 Magnum, and retain more kinetic energy at 100 yards than the .45 ACP has at the muzzle.<ref name=“BREN-TEN.com Website”/>

Some commercial loadings are as follows:

The loads listed above are from a boutique manufacturer of high performance ammunition and are about maximum for S.A.A.M.I. established pressure levels in each cartridge. Free recoil energy computed assuming a

handgun.

Most major ammunition manufacturers offer 10mm loads closer in performance to the “F.B.I. load” than the full-power 10mm; these still contain sufficient power for defense applications, but their recoil is more comparable to that of the .45 ACP in similar guns. However, some companies do continue to offer the original full-power ammunition.

Usage

]]

]]

The 10mm Auto is marketed for hunting,<ref>

</ref> defensive, and tactical use<ref>

</ref> and is one of the few semi-automatic, rimless cartridges that is legal for hunting white-tailed deer in many U.S. states.<ref name=“Handgun Hunting”>

</ref><ref name=“Glock 20”>

</ref> In regards to its use in personal defense, firearms author Chuck Hawks wrote:

:“The most commonly available, reasonably portable, autoloader that might serve our purpose is the Glock Model G20, chambered for the 10mm Auto (.40 caliber) cartridge. The G-20 is as reliable as a powerful auto gets and relatively compact. This pistol comes with a

barrel, is

in overall length and weighs only

. In recent years Glock has promoted the G20 as a hunting pistol.”<ref name=Field>

</ref>

Today, the cartridge is used as a high-power defense caliber against humans or animals, and for hunting by those who prefer the flatter carry profile and higher cartridge capacity of an automatic pistol versus a magnum revolver.<ref name=“Handgun Hunting”/> It also makes “major” power factor ranking in I.P.S.C., even in lighter loadings.<ref>I.P.S.C. :: The Handgun Divisions List</ref>

Despite the F.B.I. switching to the .40 S&W, their Hostage Rescue Team, Special Weapons and Tactics Teams, and various other law enforcement agencies in the United States still continue to issue or authorize the use of 10mm including the Coconut Creek Police Department, Plano Police Department, San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit Police (BART Police) and Weimar Police Department.<ref>

</ref> <ref>

</ref>

In military use, the government of Denmark has issued the Glock 20 to the Slædepatruljen Sirius (Sirius Sledge Patrol) headquartered in Daneborg, Northeast Greenland.<ref name=“Sirius”/> The pistols were issued as a defense against polar bears which the unit encounters during patrols.<ref>

</ref><ref>

</ref>

Synonyms

  • 10
  • 10&times;25mm
  • 10mm
  • 10mm Automatic
  • 10mm Autopistol
  • 10mm Bren Ten
  • 10mm F.B.I.
  • 10mm Norma
  • The Centimeter (This name is also used to refer to a wildcat cartridge based on the 10mm Auto, which is trademarked by Pistol Dynamics.)<ref>

    </ref><ref>

    </ref>

  • The Ten

Gallery

<gallery> File:10MM AUTO - FMJ - 2.jpg|10mm Auto FMJ cartridge File:10MM AUTO - FMJ - 3.jpg|10mm Auto FMJ cartridge headstamp and primer File:357SIG ammo.jpg|Left to right: .357 SIG, 10mm Auto, .40 S&W File:Winchester Black Talon 10mm.jpg|Winchester Ammunition Black Talon 10mm Auto SXT File:Colt Delta Elite with 10mm Auto ammunition.jpg|Colt Delta Elite with 200 grain Black Talon 10mm Auto SXT ammunition File:DW CBOB, 10mm Hollow-Points.jpg|10mm Auto JHP cartridges inside Dan Wesson Commander Classic Bobtail magazines File:9mm_Parabellum_vs._10mm_Auto.jpg|10mm vs. 9mm </gallery>

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References

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