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My understanding is that this thread was supposed to be about POPULAR calibers. To me 10mm is borderline popular, I wish it were more popular. I think this would be more beneficial if it focused more on the ins and outs of popular cartridges than just a list of any possible pistol round, I can make a pistol out of my Mosin Nagant (Obrez) but 7.62x54r is not a popular pistol caliber. Of course, just my opinion.
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I can't find if my question has been answered already. I'm an older woman that would like to get a effective pistol but not real expensive. Anyone have suggestions?
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Popular rounds are the .38, .357, .44 mag, 9mm, .380, 10mm. Not much to discuss.
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The description of the 10mm is missing one critical piece of the 10mm story. After the 1986 shootout in Miami - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1986_FBI_Miami_shootout - the FBI chose the 10mm as its standard round - - giving a lot of legitimacy to the round. In the end, it turned out to be too powerful for the FBI but that led directly to the development of the .40 S&W. The shootout was key to the wider adoption, at the time, of the 10mm and the difficulty in handling the power of the 10mm by some agents led to the development of the .40 as a primary law enforcement round for many years.

Strangely, and I certainly don't understand why, the FBI and LE in general, have managed to unlearn the lessons from the 1986 shootout and are going back to the 9mm.
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Popular rounds are the .38, .357, .44 mag, 9mm, .380, 10mm. Not much to discuss.
Ever heard of .45ACP? Or .40S&W? And if you're going to include 10mm, you might as well include 357Sig.
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@Nikkyco:. The Windicator, or Charter Arms Revolvers are Third Tier quality. They are mostly in .38 Spl, a reasonably powerful round, common nearly anywhere in Western Hemisphere.

If you use reasonable care, and don't shoot more than a box of 25 every Two Weeks, either would last Years. Prices run in the $250.00 +/- range, New.

Hope that helps.
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Hopefully I didn't miss it, but here are a few more.

1) 9X25 Dillon. This is a 10mm casing necked to 9mm (same concept as the .357 Sig ie 40S&W necked to 9mm). Outstanding performance with 124gr bullet at 1600-1700fps from a 4" barrel. Easy conversion with a drop in barrel in a Glock 20 from LoneWolf.

2) 9mm Federal. This is a rimmed version of the standard 9mm. It was chambered in small frame revolvers by Charter Arms (there may have been others) but as far as I can determine is no longer in production.

3) 451 Detonics Mag. This was introduced to be fired from a 1911 by Detonics Corp in the 70's-80's. It is for all intents what the .460 Rowland has become.
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No love for the .357 Sig?

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That's my carry gun caliber. Capacity and thunderbolt. Who doesn't like that?

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