Aero Survival Rifle – 10mm, .357 SIG

Richard Johnson
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Aero Precision rifle

TNW Firearms will introduce new versions of the Aero Survival Rifle later this year. The new guns will be chambered in 10mm and .357 SIG.

In my testing of 9mm and .40 S&W carbines, the increased velocity (as compared to typical handguns) from the longer barrels can be significant. However, I’ve also seen that velocity increase is widely variable based on the load being measured. It will be interesting to see what kinds of numbers these guns will turn in.

Aero Precision rifle

The Aero Survival Rifle is designed to break down easily into a backpack and be used as a survival rifle or camping gun. The rifles use Glock magazines and have a vaguely AR-style look to them.

Rifles can be converted from one caliber to another fairly easily. The upper is the serialized part, so lowers can be purchased and swapped without the need for another trip to your FFL. This is important if you want to convert from one caliber to another that uses different sized mags (9mm to .45 ACP, for example.)

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  • Cal.Bar Cal.Bar on Oct 01, 2015

    AH, yes, 10mm, and .357 sig. Great calibers to get dropped in the middle of nowhere with since you will NEVER be able to find ammo you didn't bring with you.

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    • Aka_mythos Aka_mythos on Oct 06, 2015

      @Cal.Bar Obviously you'll select the caliber based on what you anticipate as your purpose. I know 10mm is used by some people in wilderness settings in case of bear attack, where 9mm, .40, and .45 are considered inadequate. Someone may want to carry in that situation a combination of weapons that share the same 10mm magazines.

      Something else to consider is that while the 10mm was primarily developed for a pistol, some degree of design intent was that it'd be used in carbine length barrels out of submachine guns. This is just to say as a matter of design efficiency the added barrel length results in a greater improvements over what 9mm, .40, and .45 see out of increased barrel lengths.

  • Mazryonh Mazryonh on Oct 05, 2015

    Good to see more manufacturers putting out PCCs in this caliber.