“It Ain’t Ever Gonna Happen Again”: Larry Vickers On The Bren Ten

    The Bren Ten was intended to be the ultimate handgun. A double-stack design with modern safety features and firing a powerful 10mm/.40 cal round, the Bren Ten was possibly the most hyped firearm of the pre-Internet era. Larry Vickers discusses and shoots it in the below video:

    However, the gun didn’t deliver on its promises, and while the 10mm Auto round it introduced lives on in guns like the Delta Elite and Glock 20, the Bren Ten itself has become a curio. However, its fans still maintain a vocal advocacy for the handgun, and attempts have been made to reintroduce the handgun to production. As of the date of this writing, however, all those attempts have failed or stagnated, leading to what some call the “Bren Ten Curse”.

    Nathaniel F

    Nathaniel is a history enthusiast and firearms hobbyist whose primary interest lies in military small arms technological developments beginning with the smokeless powder era. He can be reached via email at [email protected]