Is the 10mm just as powerful as the .357mag, How do the two compare?
Sorry but the "replacing of 357's" is BS, while they carried S&W 13's they were loaded with 38 +P's not 357's, period. Those guys were hit with 9's and 38+p's NOT 357 magnums. While both are close on paper ,real world the 357 get's the nod if power is your desire unless you must have an auto. And as for protection from Lions?? Ha that's laughable neither is even close.10mm was developed for the FBI to replace their .357s after the Miami shootout. The only reason they changed again (to .40S&W) was too many of their smaller agents could not handle range qualification with the 10mm.
If I had my choice against a large predator (black or grissly bear) it would be the heaviest hard cast 10mm thjat i could carry.
I believe it was Finn Aagaard who wrote of another professional African hunter who packed a 1911 loaded with ball ammo and said something to the effect of 'the local lions had gained a respect for it'.And as for protection from Lions?? Ha that's laughable neither is even close.
I find this statement to be misleading.A 9mm +P round = a .357 in damage to the body
I've said it before, I'll say it again, if you're planning on finding ammo post-whatever, you're planning wrong.For carry in a normal world the 10 would be a consideration for carry/defense.
When it comes to survival though I have to wonder how common are 10mm rounds on shelves in good times? How common will they be to come by in bad times?
IMO the 10 is not a sound choice for a long-term EOTW scenario.