Longslide 10mm or 38 super

Discussion in 'General 1911 talk' started by Yoemen66, Feb 4, 2019.

  1. Yoemen66

    Yoemen66 Well-Known Member

    Aug 10, 2017
    This would be a longterm project, but I really haven't found anything on which would get more out of the longslide. I enjoy both calibers immensely but if I did it, would like to pick the caliber that can do the most with it.
    Last edited: Feb 4, 2019
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  2. r1hunter10mm

    r1hunter10mm New Member

    Jan 20, 2019

  3. Wheels No More

    Wheels No More Long gone

    May 12, 2015
    Dang it I want to say 38 super but I can't.
    10 for the win.
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  4. WWB

    WWB Administrator Staff Member Admin Moderator Supporting Addict

    Apr 11, 2015
  5. BenchMonkey

    BenchMonkey Angry Infidel

    Nov 28, 2018
    I'm with the group on this one....I think I am.....wait are these my thoughts......

    Anywho, as far as potentiality you have a nice build coming with perhaps some of the most exciting (from a hand loaders perspective) range /bench time working up loads. Your choices in factory stuff are broadening too, more so than the venerable .38 Super ( have to admit a soft spot here for it and a pistol someday.). I have far more experiance with the .40/10mm and enjoy the flexability the two bring to the table.
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  6. GIJoke

    GIJoke A meat popsicle I am

    Aug 28, 2018
  7. 10mm Guy

    10mm Guy Well-Known Member

    Nov 30, 2018
    Do I even need to say it??? :rolleyes:
  8. dakota1911

    dakota1911 Well-Known Member

    Feb 19, 2015
    I have bias. I reeeeely enjoy my DW Bruin in 10mm so I would go with 10mm.

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  9. Capthobo

    Capthobo NRA Endowment member Supporting Addict

    Nov 9, 2016
    I’m a fan of both the 38 Suberb and the .10mm.
    In this circumstance and given the long slide placement into the equation I have to go with 10.mm. ;)
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  10. Busa Dave

    Busa Dave Well-Known Member

    Mar 3, 2018
    I am a 38 super and a 10mm guy but the 10mm is the one to go with. If you are a hand loader the 9x23 is a monster to consider. I have one being built as we speak!
  11. dakota1911

    dakota1911 Well-Known Member

    Feb 19, 2015
    It is sort of interesting to look at the four sizes of ammo I have 1911s chambered in. On the left a 9mm Luger (9x19). Then a 38 Super (9x23SR) and next to it a good ol' 45ACP. On the right is a 10mm (10x25).

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  12. Busa Dave

    Busa Dave Well-Known Member

    Mar 3, 2018
    Yes except one operates at modern high powered rifle pressures... It even requires the use of small rifle primes when loading.
  13. Descartian

    Descartian Well-Known Member

    Apr 13, 2017
    Unless 40Super is an option I would go 10mm. If you have to go 38 cal go 9x23, you’ll be able to safely get 100-200fps out of it over 38 Super (I own guns in all 3 mentioned).
  14. Dwe

    Dwe I'm a terminal 1911 Addict!

    Sep 4, 2011
    If you wanted a 9mm bullet, you can get far more out of it if you build it in 9X23.
    Otherwise its 10mm all the way.
    Either way you should reload to get the maximum flexibility to take advantage of the long barrel.
  15. Yoemen66

    Yoemen66 Well-Known Member

    Aug 10, 2017
    I don't think Dave builds em in 9x23.

    I will probably go with a 10mm....if I don't go .45...
  16. Descartian

    Descartian Well-Known Member

    Apr 13, 2017
    No difference in building a 38 super vs 9x23. Just a different reamer.
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  17. Red-5

    Red-5 Well-Known Member

    Mar 2, 2015
    What, no 9x25?
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  18. Busa Dave

    Busa Dave Well-Known Member

    Mar 3, 2018
    No need to even do that---just buy a barrel already chambered. Will add a little cost but to properly chamber a barrel is not as easy at it my seem. All of my experience is in BR rifle building at my Smith Speedy Gonzales's shop. Has to be indicated in perfectly, then the speed, proper lubrication while cutting is all critical.
  19. Wisemenofgotham

    Wisemenofgotham Member

    Oct 14, 2017
  20. JohnnyEgo

    JohnnyEgo Well-Known Member

    May 17, 2017
    Clearly the answer is 10:


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