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10mm is Big. Again.

I wrote last year regarding the introduction of the Glock 41 (long slide, 45 acp) at SHOT Show 2014. In passing I compared it to their Glock 40, which is a long(er) slide 10mm.

This year they displayed the Glock 40 in an updated Gen 4 MOS (modular optics system). This is a 15 round 10mm semi auto that has been on their books for a while, but now it ships from the factory ready for a mini red dot sight.

In my opinion this is the best option Glock makes for a hunting hand gun, and the addition of MOS option, it makes it an even more attractive hunting platform.

The MOS had already been made available on the 34, 35, and 41 models.

I’m personally a fan of revolvers or the Contender/Encore platform for handgun hunting, but for those who prefer the semi auto handgun, the only thing missing from the Glock 40 at this point it a threaded barrel.

Sig Sauer also released some new 10mm items. The P220 is now available as the Stainless Elite P220, Stainless Elite Nitron P220, Hunt Ready P220, and Match Elite Reverse Two-Tone P220. All are 5.5″ barrels and 8 round capacity, placing it in line with the Para Ordnance Elite Hunter with its 9 round capacity and 6″ barrel.

All of them have a beaver tail, and the Hunt Ready comes with a factory install Sig Sauer Romeo mini red dot sight.

Sig is also producing two new 180 grain 10mm cartridges. One with their V-Crown jacket hollow points, the other in an FMJ.

There is a continuing trend of support for the 10mm round. I for one am glad to see it.

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