10MM - over or underrated? It can be useful in variety of situations and over kill in others. So when is it over kill? Well - my 2 cents - in most (not all) home defense situations. With the 10mm's increased power/ penetrating capability - you might want to consider friendly targets beyond the reach of the bad guys. I.E. - children/ loved ones in their rooms if you are forced to defend your home.
So when is it effective? In my humble opinion - the 10mm makes an excellent hunting round. (One of Uncle Ted Nugent's all time favorite pistol cartridges.) From pig hunting to black bear - the 10mm is not a round to be trifled with. As a hunter who has recently caught the bug for pig hunting - this round is definitely on my list of calibers to own. Will I carry it for my EDC - probably not.
Check on the Military Arm Channel (MAC) go more in to depth on his personal likes and dislikes of the 10mm. Warning - all you .40 S&W fans - might cringe a little.
For most of us - a flashlight is an important part of our our EDC (Everyday Carry). There are a million great uses for one- whether its illuminating darkened entryways, using it offensively to temporarily blind a potential threat and possibly get that rare extra second to draw your weapon, to finding your missing your keys on a dark movie theater floor (the latter probably happens the most often). A Flashlight is a useful and indispensable tool. Like everything - you get what you pay for - so make sure you invest in something that is going to stand up to the abuse you put it through and perform up to the level you expect it to. So if shit hits the fan - and you have to draw your weapon and your flashlight out at the same time - do you hold them both together? Well - you could get a weapon mounted flashlight - which do have their advantages. However - if you are exploring a the infamous bump in the night scenario and your flashlight is mounted to your weapon - you are now pointing your weapon where ever there is light. Which is a great thing when it's pointed at the bad guys - but not such a great thing for Jr when you catch him sneaking in after hours. So how do you hold both? While there is not a right or a wrong way - there are some holds that are going to work better/ feel more comfortable to you. So try them all out and see which is most comfortable to you. Check out the video below from the guys at Polenar Tactical on a couple of the different hand holds. Most of us here at Forged From Freedom - prefer the "Harries Hold".