The Bren Ten is a semi-automatic pistol chambered for 10mm Auto. While the Bren Ten’s design has an appearance similar to the 9x19mm Parabellum CZ-75, it was larger and stronger with several unique design elements that made it a distinctly separate firearm. The design was produced only in small numbers before the company went bankrupt. A subsequent attempt to resurrect it by Peregrine Industries (as the Falcon and the Phoenix) was equally unsuccessful, as that company succumbed to financial pressures and dropped production of the pistol. Most recently, Vltor Weapons Systems established the Fortis Pistol Project to reintroduce the pistol as the Vltor Bren Ten. As of June 3, 2010, the project was experiencing production delays attributed to a shift of resources to delivering on Vltor’s urgent military contracts.
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The Bren Ten pistol was designed in the 1980s by combat shooting guru Jeff Cooper and chambered for what at the time was one of the most powerful cartridges for semi-auto pistols, the 10mm Auto. Its creators’ intent was to revolutionize the world of service pistols – but things didn’t go as hoped. Today it’s one of the rarest and most sought-after modern guns by collectors.
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The Bren Ten is a short recoil operated, locked breech semi-automatic pistol chambered for 10mm Auto that was designed by Michael Dixon and Thomas Dornaus, with the consulting help of Col. Jeff Cooper. The gun itself was based on the Czech CZ-75 pistol. About 1,500 Bren Ten pistols were made by Dornaus & Dixon Enterprises Inc. from 1984 to 1986 in Huntington Beach, California. In 1986 Dornaus & Dixon Enterprises Inc. went in to bankuptcy and production stopped. Issues reported with the gun when it was in its original production run included some of the units delivered with missing or inoperable magazines.
bren 10 product specifications:
- Type: Pistol
- Caliber: 10mm Auto, 45 ACP, .22 LR
- Weight: 2.4 lbs (1.1 kg)
- Length: 8.8 in (22.2 cm)
- Barrel Length: 5 in (12.7 cm)
- Capacity: 10 (10mm Auto), 8 (.45 ACP), 12 (.22 LR)
- Fire Modes: Semi-Automatic (Double-Action/Single-Action)
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