There isn't a whole lot to choose from for 10mm factory ammunition. Much seems downloaded to .40 S&W performance. I don't handload these days, but a friend of mine does some for me occasionally. I have an S&W 1006, which I don't carry, and I should be receiving a 1076 within the next week or so.
If you are looking for full house loads, there is still the Winchester 175 gr. Silvertip that Winchester rates at 1,290 fps. While I haven't run their stuff over a chrono in a few years, the Silvertip design at 175 grains and .40 caliber is a good combo. May sound "old fashion" but it works.
Thanks for your response. I've used 175gr Silvertips in the past in my 1006. I checked some old logs and we chrono'd them at an average of 1188fps, which was pretty darn good. The only problem is finding them locally, so I guess some browsing is in order. Thanks again.
I don't have a clue how many Deltas were made or if they have any collector potential.
One of the benefits that did come from it was that folks figured out they could cut out the rails on the left side above the slide stop. That's where they usually cracked. It really didn't hurt anything but guys often freak out if their frame is cracked.
A couple of years ago anything that said "Colt" on it was selling above its value as a collectible, but that seems to have settled out now.
I wouldn't want to invest in a Delta for the purpose of appreciation, as I think enough of them were made to reduce the rarity factor. And I'm perfectly happy with S&W 10mm pistols for shooters, so again this eliminates the Delta from my consideration.
My friend gave up on buying the Delta as the "buy price" was $1,000, and the bidding was getting close to that as well.
I think there is still a lot of truth to the "Colt" thing but I don't see it in much of the "new" stuff. For Government Models it is probably mostly for pre-series 70 pistols... and older than that for most revolvers except for SAAs.
Pre-Series 70 Colts are expensive enough, but the remarkable thing is that the more recent Colt failures, like the Double Eagle and All American 2000, also are being shown at high prices. :roll:
http://www.dia.mil/publicaffairs/Foia/smcal_vol1.pdf (10mb download. HT to delloro for updated link.)
http://www.bordingl.com/zfondelli.htm (Non English)