10mm

10mm Ammo in ballistic gel

We shot 11 different loads of 10mm self-defense ammo into ballistic gel with a Glock 29 pistol.

See the results below

10mm ammo is one of the most underappreciated handgun cartridges on the market. The brainchild of legendary pistoleer Jeff Cooper and engineers at ammo manufacturer Norma, these rounds were designed to be a fighting round and to give an automatic handgun the same power capability of a revolver. The 10mm easily exceeded 357 magnum loadings, but users had a much higher capacity than a revolver. Want to learn more? Head to our blog to read how the 10mm stacks up to 357 magnum.

10mm ammunition could’ve easily been forgotten about and left as a small page in the book of firearms history. Fortunately the FBI adopted the 10mm pistol after a shootout in Miami in 1986 that left their agents outgunned even though they outnumbered the two assailants. The 10mm experienced a short service life with the FBI, but has since gained a cult like following among American civilian shooters. Check out our line-up of 10mm ammo for sale at the links below with jacketed hollow point rounds as well as full metal jacket rounds for range training in our arsenal. If you see it listed on our website, we have the rounds in-stock and will ship the cartridges to you fast.

Look for 10mm ammo for sale with a wide variety of bullet types as it is a pretty versatile caliber. The 10mm pistol has the ability to be loaded down to be soft shooting and comfortable with lighter weight bullets, or can literally be loaded for bear with a 220 grain hardcast load from Buffalo bore. Either way, be sure to check out the in-stock selection from great brands like Hornady, Federal and PMC.

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10mm Ballistic Gel Test Results

About This Data

Used firearms icon
Firearm Used Glock 29
Barrel length icon
Barrel Length 3.78"
Distance target icon
Distance to Target 10 Feet
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Barrier 4-layer cloth
Ammo 5-shot average penetration depth 5-shot average diameter 5-shot average velocity
20rds – 10mm Buffalo Bore 180gr. JHP Ammo
  18.36"
0.7" 1269
20rds - 10mm Buffalo Bore 155gr. Barnes TAC-XP HP Ammo
  14.3"
0.79" 1275
20rds – 10mm Federal Hydra-Shok 180gr. JHP Ammo
  18.22"
0.58" 966
20rds – 10mm Hornady Critical Duty 175gr. Flexlock Ammo
  23.56"
0.5" 1070
20rds – 10mm Hornady Custom 155gr. XTP Ammo
  19.16"
0.6" 1269
20rds – 10mm Hornady Custom 180gr. XTP Ammo 200rds – 10mm Hornady Custom 180gr. XTP Ammo
  20.66"
0.67" 1152
25rds – 10mm PMC Bronze 170gr. JHP Ammo 500rds – 10mm PMC Bronze 170gr. JHP Ammo
  40.94"
0.4" 1055
20rds – 10mm Sig Sauer V-Crown 180gr. JHP Ammo
  25"
0.48" 1159
20rds - 10mm Speer Gold Dot 200gr. JHP Ammo 500rds - 10mm Speer Gold Dot 200gr. JHP Ammo
  19.7"
0.66" 1008
20rds – 10mm Underwood 180gr. JHP Ammo
  13.38"
0.74" 1178
20rds - 10mm Underwood 200gr. Nosler JHP Ammo
  20.32"
0.79" 1243

Recent 10mm Reviews

  • ☆☆☆☆☆
    Dang Bill, nice review I was going to do a head to head with your results, But I just threw out my last 2 Dan Wesson Silverbacks.(insert extreme sarcasm now) You got off lucky my friend. I will be posting a version using the Rock Island 1911 w/ the same ammo and reloads and if my buddy will let me a 6" S@W 610 (the old one). I use Underwood ammo all the time 357 Sig/41 Mag ect. You get what u pay for
    Bogie5150 on 20rds – 10mm Underwood 180gr. JHP Ammo
  • ☆☆☆☆☆
    This round is the best work well with glock 20 must buy
    jake on 1000rds - 10mm Sellier & Bellot 180gr. JHP Ammo
  • ☆☆☆☆☆
    What can I say, crazy fast shipping, good prices and great customer service. This S&B isn't the hottest load but at the price it can do double duty range and P.P. I
    Keith Dowd on 50rds - 10mm Sellier & Bellot 180gr. JHP Ammo
  • ☆☆☆☆☆
    This ammo worked great in my sig 220 hunter! Very accurate and they definitely woke up the range when I let them off! I will definitely order more
    John G on 20rds - 10mm Auto Federal Vital-Shok 180gr. Trophy Bonded JSP Ammo