15 Best 10mm Pistols – July 2023

Kimber Super Jagare 10mm for sale. One of the sexiest handguns alive
The Best 10mm Handguns For Sale

10mm pistols are back! It was always a better round than 9mm, but the crippling cost of ammunition and a few recoil issues meant 10mm guns simply took a backseat and this perfect self-defense round fell by the wayside. Now, that’s changing.

FBI agents made the round famous by bringing it onboard after the 1986 Miami shoot-out revealed a lack of stopping power in the 9mm pistols. When the FBI dumped the 10mm caliber due to excess felt recoil and large pistol sizes, it just went out of fashion with gun enthusiasts thanks to the exorbitant prices.

It still isn’t cheap, but then the 10mm pistol isn’t for plinking at the range. This is an equalizer to bring down furious vengeance and lay some wrath when you need it most. Or it’s an actual hunting weapon.

Here are our best 10mm pistols, handguns, revolvers and a surprise or two…

Glock 20 Gen 5 is here.

1. Glock G20 Gen 5

  • Price: $699.99
  • Caliber: 10mm Auto pistol
  • Barrel length: 4.61″
  • Total Length: 8.03”
  • Weight: 1.73lb
  • Capacity: 15+1

Online gun reviews all say the same thing. The Glock 20 Gen 5 is untouchable and these are top rated pistols for good reason.

This is a cost-effective package and you get 15+1 rounds, which basically means you’ve got an army in your hand. If it sounds like complete overkill, then read stories of hunters that have emptied an entire mag into a charging bear before it came to a halt.

Bear country used to be the reserve of big revolvers. But the polymer frame Glock Gen5 10mm is taking over as the preferred weapon of choice thanks to the capacity, control and cumulative damage of the large mag. It’s also super reliable and the controlled recoil means you can actually group shots.

Glock Predictability a Benefit in a 10mm Pistol

There’s not much to tell you apart from the capacity. It’s a Glock, so a striker-fired pistol that you’d need to put alongside the rest to play spot-the-difference.

That also means aftermarket parts like extended mags are no problem. Of all the guns for sale, the Glock 10mm pistol probably gets the most support with gun parts and accessories.

We are not Glock fanboys here, not at all, and the G20 Gen4 10mm did not make us happy. But we have to admit it the optics ready G20 Gen 5 MOS 10mm smashes it out the park and these are the best 10mm pistols on the market. Especially with the best red dot sights up top.

If you want the long slide hunting handgun, then check out the full power 10mm Glock 40 MOS 10mm, but we went with the more practical semi automatic pistol here. You can still buy a Gen4 10mm for less money, too, but don’t.

The Kimber Rapide is a race gun inspired 1911 chambered in 10mm Auto. It's a great bear defense gun, and a star at the shooting range.

2. Kimber Rapide

  • Price: $1,438.99
  • Barrel: 5”
  • Weight: 2.3lb
  • Capacity: 8+1

Kimber unashamedly went after the growing race gun market with the Kimber Rapide 10mm semi auto pistol and the end result is a sexy little gun that is part prepped for competition.

You can take it down that road if you want, or just be happy with an awesome custom 1911 with small mods that make it that much more fun to shoot.

Mods Aimed at Fast, Accurate Cycling

The ported slide, TiN coated barrel, and stippled front strap all help keep a positive grip and sight picture in tandem with that green fiber optic front sight. The slide cuts, meanwhile, make a noticeable difference to the cycling time and it is a high price, high spec beast of a gun.

You can opt for the Kimber Rapide Dawn 10mm stainless match pistol finish, too

Springfield Armory XD-M - A compact 10mm handgun that's giving Glock sleepless nights

3. Springfield Armory XD-M Elite OSP

  • Price: $559.99
  • Barrel: 4.5 inch
  • Total: 7.7 inch
  • Weight: 2lb
  • Capacity: 16+1

This is a match 10mm polymer pistol that can finally mount a challenge to the Glock.

The optic ready Springfield Armory XDM Elite OSP 10mm Auto is the newer, match grade version of the much cheaper XD Mod 2 and XD Service.

You get a polymer handgun that looks like a Glock just got back from Agency Arms, for less money than a stock handgun.

With the right gun deals, this 10mm auto semi-auto pistol with the 4.5″ barrel and luminescent night sights is also one of the cheapest.

Look out for the Springfield Armory Gear Up Package too, with mags and a gun case, if you want the absolute best gun deals.

Of course you can go for the smaller optic ready pistol, the Springfield Armory XD-M Elite compact OSP 10mm pistol with the deep slide serrations in the stainless steel slide.

The Springfield XDM Elite Compact OSP 10mm semi auto pistol comes with a 3.8 inch barrel and is a much snappier little customer. But then the XD-M Elite Compact is great for concealed carry if you want to go the 10mm pistol route.

You can also opt for a 1911 with the Springfield Ronin or you can occasionally find the discontinued TRP Operator.

Rock Island Armory Ultra HS 10mm, a double stack mag 10mm 1911

4. Rock Island Armory Tac Ultra HS

  • Price: $697.99
  • Barrel length: 5 inch barrel
  • Total Length: 7.3
  • Weight: 2.9lb
  • Capacity: 16+1

This is a 10mm 1911 semi auto pistol with a double stack magazine and 16+1 rounds. And if we had more balls, this might just be the winner.

There’s just so much to love about this 10mm semi auto pistol, but the Glock-style capacity in a 1911 is enough for some to smash that buy button.

The 1911 size and heft suits the 10mm round and helps tame the felt recoil and muzzle flip. 10mm kicks hard and suddenly it makes sense to hold a 2.9lb counterweight in your hand.

With G10 grips, flared magwell, upgraded fiber optic night sights, extended beavertail grip safety and more, this Rock Island Rock Ultra 10mm auto semi auto pistol is great.

Really, though, this Rock Island Armory Tac Ultra FS 10mm is all of the good parts of the single stack metal guns lower down, with 16 bullets.

This has a shorter barrel and you can order a Flat Dark Earth FDE 10mm version and you a buy a gun online.

Glock 29 10mm - The world's best 10mm CCW handgun. A 10mm concealed carry with massive power.

5. Glock G29

  • Price: $549.99
  • Barrel: 3.78″
  • Total Length: 6.97″
  • Weight: 1.55lb
  • Capacity: 10+1 rounds

Here it is, the best CCW handgun in 10mm in the world right now.

This is the fourth generation with the annoying finger grooves, but you get 10+1 rounds mag and the traditional Glock reliability and speed when it comes to mag switches. It’s just small enough to stow away as a conceal carry in a belt, pocket or sock for personal protection.

Glock has made a great CCW and backup gun, and some people have one on their belt at all times if they’re out in the untamed wilderness. Like Alaska, or Chicago.

It’s an awesome close quarters self-defense round, but be ready for the heavy recoil and muzzle flip. This is not a normal Glock model and kicks a lot harder thanks to the powerful 10mm. If you want controlled recoil then go for the G20, or 9mm Glock 43x.

But this hits harder. So there are pros and cons…

Sig Sauer P220 Legion 10mm - One of the best 10mm pistols for home defense, EDC and even light hunting duties

6. Sig Sauer P220 Legion

  • Price: $1,631.99
  • Barrel: 4.4 inch
  • Overall Length: 7.7
  • Weight: 1.9lb
  • Magazine capacity: 8+1

The P220 Hunter is the field sports edition for 10mm ammo. But honestly I don’t think the deer cares if you shoot it in the head with a camo finish 10mm handgun or a grey Sig Sauer P220 Legion 10mm pistol.

With that in mind, we prefer the high quality P220 with the iconic matte grey PVD coating. The 9mm ammo Sig P226 is a legend with Law Enforcement, and with 10mm loads this is a beast of a handgun.

It’s a basic fixed dot front and open rear sight, which you should upgrade.

Other 10mm Sig Models

Now Sig has opened the door to a 10mm Auto pistol, the company has gone wild. You can get the Sig 1911 TACOPS tactical 10mm with a threaded barrel and Emperor Scorpion chambered in 10mm as well.

They are both great guns in their own special way and the desert FDE finish Emperor Scorpion in particular is an elegant thing with its cerakote finished stainless steel slide and frame.

Dan Wesson Kodiak for sale. A great 10mm pistol for target shooting or hunting. A match grade bushingless bull barrel is just one highlight.

7. Dan Wesson Kodiak

  • Price: $2,565.99
  • Barrel: 6″
  • Total Length: 9.7″
  • Weight: 2.75lb
  • Capacity: 8+1 rounds

What kind of person buys a Dan Wesson Kodiak 10mm auto semi auto pistol? Well, according to the company, it’s becoming a popular handgun hunter for small to medium sized game.

Other people might say it’s for range queens that like to turn out with the absolute best of the best gear & accessories.

It’s not enough to spend $2500 on a handgun, they need you to know the high price, high spec shiz too. Right down to the hand fit frame and slide, match grade barrel, dual recoil spring system and full length guide rod.

Those people sometimes buy these firearms & handguns, it’s true. But it’s not the company’s fault. They make some of the best handguns on the planet, read the reviews and buyer’s guide for confirmation.

Don’t forget the Razorback 10mm single action pistol, although they’re hard to find right now. You can also order a Specialist and Bruin models on your credit card today, though. Check them out here:

Smith & Wesson M&P 10mm pistol on available now.

8. Smith & Wesson M&P 10mm

  • Price: $599.99
  • Barrel: 4.6”
  • Total Weight: 1.9lb
  • Capacity: 15+1

You can get an S&W M&P 10mm with everything from a 3 inch to a 4.6 inches in length barrel, and just about all the handgun calibers you can think of. It’s one of the most popular 9mm handguns on sale and it’s a real Glock alternative.

Now you can get this round with longer barrels or an optic ready carry pistol from Smith & Wesson. It’s a whole model line of polymer frame pistols and features include a real thumb safety. That is a bigger deal than you think with the S&W M&P.

We’re glad to see the high quality Smith & Wesson M&P 10mm show up to this party and owner reviews suggest this lightweight 10mm version is a one of the best home defense handguns here in stock black or Flat Dark Earth.

You can order Smith & Wesson Performance Center firearms, handguns & pistols chambered in 10mm with integral compesnator and custom porting in the barrel too.

Colt Delta Elite 10mm - A legend in 10mm handgun circles. Buy your gun online today and save money.

9. Colt Delta Elite 10mm

  • Price: $1,639.99
  • Barrel: 5″
  • Total Length: 8.5″
  • Weight: 2.19lb
  • Capacity: 8+1 rounds

The Colt Delta Elite semi autosemi auto pistol is a United States legend. And now there’s a Delta Elite Rail gun, if you want to go that way.

The Colt Delta Elite is a legend in FBI circles. It’s a modified version of the classic M1911 Series 80, chambered in 10mm, and has been with us since 1987.

It has a cult following to this day and we love it all, from the extended thumb safety to the signature ergonomic grip and crisp single action trigger pull.

Can you find this legend right now? That’s the only problem with the colt Delta Elite Semi automatic handguns…

The Stainless Steel Delta Elite is properly hard to souce and has been for a while, along with several other Colt 1911s.

You might find a used Rail gun or a Colt Delta Elite Desert FDE version with a cerakote finish on the stainless steel more easily than a new gun at the moment.

Shop for every type of used Delta Elite on Guns.com here.

Kimber Eclipse Custom. A new 10mm 1911 that is cost effective, looks awesome and comes with that Kimber custom engineering.

10. Kimber Eclipse Custom

  • Price: 1,219.99
  • Barrel:: 5 inch
  • Weight: 2.38lb
  • Capacity: 8+1

Kimber has embraced the caliber of late and this and the TLE II are new additions to Kimber’s 10mm stable. We could own them both, but this is the full Kimber Custom workshop gun, and that is sexier.

Simple sights, elegant slide cuts with contrasting matte black finish all add up to a full sized 1911 masterpiece. Kimber has also stayed within the bounds of engineering common sense and hasn’t tried to do anything too spectacular.

Instead it has worked on the details of what is, essentially, a 100 year old design. Stuff like poliched breech faces and a factory set trigger pull of 4-5lb.

You can choose other 10m auto semi auto pistol models, too.

The Kimber Camp Guard is the classic bear defense 1911 that you can use for other things, if you like. Aside from the Kimber Camp Guard, you can also buy the Kimber Custom II GFO in 10mm semi automatic form too.

Sig P320 XTEN for sale. A great 10mm that came to the market too late. Can it make an impression now?

11. Sig Sauer P320 XTEN 10mm

  • Price: $799.99
  • Barrel: 5 inch
  • Total: 8 inch
  • Weight: 2.06lb
  • Capacity: 15+1

If Sig had launched the full size P320 XTEN 10mm striker fired pistol about 5 years ago, we would probably still love it and maybe laud it it as the best 10mm pistol.

But it’s hard to see anything other than an old gun converted to another caliber. There’s not much novelty factor left in the old Sig P320 semi automatic.

Technically that isn’t fair, at all. There’s a lot to like here with the Sig 10mm pistol.

Features include an optics ready 10mm pistol slide, X-Ray Day/Night fiber optic front sight up top for rapid target acquisition and that adjustable rear sight, and a match grade bull barrel.

This is a relatively lightweight for a big gun with a 5 inch barrel and there’s an accessory rail down low for a weapons light.

So it is a great gun for personal defense, and other people love this 10mm auto semi auto pistol more than us. So maybe we’re wrong. I mean, it happens…

Hi Point Model JXP 10mm

12. Hi-Point JXP 10mm

  • Price: $200.99
  • Barrel: 5”
  • Total Length: 8.67”
  • Weight: 2.52lb
  • Capacity: 8+1 rounds

Called the 10mm Yeet Cannon, the Hi Point JXP 10mm black full size pistol is a wilfully ugly thing. And yet it is a 10mm pistol with threaded barrel for about $200.

That’s pretty special.

Now the Model JPX 10mm isn’t my first choice. It probably isn’t yours. But if money is a thing and you just want to play with 10mm handguns, then the Yeet Cannon is an option.

Ruger 10mm Target - A great gun that isn't pretty, but will do the job for years to come. Buy your gun online now.

13. Ruger SR1911 10mm

  • Price: $1,036.99
  • Barrel: 5”
  • Total Length: 8.67”
  • Weight: 2.52lb
  • Capacity: 8+1 rounds

The Ruger SR1911 single action pistol chambered in 10mm is, in our humble opinion, the best value 1911 on the market at this price point.

Note we say best value, not the best handgun, but it really is a lot of handgun for the money and an awful lot of bang for your buck.

In this caliber, it’s pretty much the same gun. It’s functional, rather than elegant, thanks to the contrasting stainless steel slide and matte black finish on the barrel and grip, but then it’s a totally solid 1911 that should be there when you need it most.

Most of the full size pistol is finished in brushed steel and the classic SR1911 is famously built to last. The adjustable sights are nice as well.

15 Best 10mm Pistols  – July 2023

14. Wilson Combat CQB Tactical

  • Price: $4,220.99
  • Barrel: 5”
  • Total Length: 8.5”
  • Weight: 2.52lb
  • Capacity: 8+1 rounds

Wilson Combat make some of the finest pistols & handguns out there, and this 10mm version of the CQB is no different.

Now they’re not too common, but if you find one then splash out on arguably the finest pistols on this list.

And the 10mm revolvers…

10mm ammunition really wasn’t designed with revolvers in mind, and it’s kind of going against the grain to shoot with one. Both the .357 Magnum and 44 Magnum are perfectly capable, fall either side of this caliber in terms of power and cost significantly less.

The main benefit is capacity. You can jam lots of them in a high capacity magazine, but as soon as you build a wheel gun then you throw that advantage out the window and you’re back to a six shooter.

It’s much easier to double tap your target with the best handguns higher up the list too.

Smith & Wesson 612 10mm. A 10mm revolver with a 6 inch barrel. Buy your gun online today!

15. Smith and Wesson 610

  • Price: $1,109.00
  • Barrel: 6 inch
  • Weight: 3lb

Smith and Wesson is the undisputed champion of the revolver world and now it has given us a 10mm revolver, the Smith and Wesson 610, which could at least give everything on this list pause for thought.

You’ll get more muzzle energy from the 44 Magnum revolver, but this is still going to be the benchmark in the 10mm revolver world for a while if you’re looking to buy a gun online now.

Ruger GP100 10mm Revolver. A target shooting specialist rather than a defensive revolver. But it's yours. You do you.

16. Ruger GP100 Match Champion 10mm

  • Price: $998.80
  • Barrel:  4.2″
  • Total Length: 8″
  • Weight: 2.31
  • Capacity: 6 rounds

This is a specific gun for a class in competitive shooting, defense or hunting. Or a bit of fun for someone that wants a slight step down from a 454 Casull or even a 44 Magnum. With the 10mm cartridge, it’s a real niche market, then.

But if you have a collection and just want something else, then match grade 10mm single/double action revolvers certainly will do that job and this is a good one with open iron sights at the rear and fiber optic sights. That’s about all there is to say, there are pros and cons with everything.

The big Ruger Super Redhawk 10mm ammo fed monster is another option, if you want a sturdy wheelgun with a long double action and adjustable sights. In fact a lot of folks prefer the Ruger Super Redhawk, and we totally get that.

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So does Palmetto State Armory again, honestly, and Primary Arms. Brownells, too, to be fair. A lot of people do really….

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