One night while watching my favorite YouTube channel where the video usually starts with a tall, older gentlemen slinging lead in a backyard range, followed by, “Hickok45 here…” a thought ran across my mind: “I wonder if anyone makes a revolver in 10mm?” So I paused the video, typed “10mm revolver” in Google and 0.34 seconds later and I had my answer. It turns out that at one point Smith & Wesson offered Model 610 chambered in the powerful 10mm cartridge that can also shoot .40 S&W.
After missing from their sixgun lineup for a few years, Smith & Wesson has reintroduced the Model 610 stainless steel revolver chambered for the 10mm Auto cartridge. The 10mm has never achieved the status deserved in auto pistols, often overlooked by handgun purchasers. However, in an auto pistol, the 10mm is much more powerful than its popular little brother; the .40 Smith & Wesson. While the .40 S&W is an okay cartridge, the 10mm is better.
Below is my review of the Smith and Wesson Model 610 revolver, which is chambered for two cartridges traditionally reserved for semi-automatic pistols: 10mm Auto and .40 S&W. It is a firearm that I’ve wanted to own for quite a while, and just recently was able to find and buy.