Forgotten Weapons Calls the Bren Ten "The Most Tactical Pistol"

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The Bren Ten can trace the roots of its design back to 1979. It was created by Michael Dixon and Thomas Dornaus of Dornaus and Dixon Enterprises, but there’s more to its story than that. In 1980 they decided to get advice from none other than Col. Jeff Cooper, whose advice proved invaluable. It’s chambered in 10mm, but in the early stages the men tried out wildcat rounds such as the .40 GA. In the end the original Bren Ten was only in production from 1983 to 1986; Dornaus and Dixon were forced to file bankruptcy in 1986, bringing an end to manufacturing. That isn’t the end of the Bren Ten story, though.

Forgotten Weapons just did a Bren Ten video on YouTube, calling it The Most Tactical Pistol. There’s a fair amount of debate about that. What do you think?

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  • X-Ring X-Ring on Oct 06, 2015

    "The Most Tactical Pistol"? Yeah, if you discount the frequent jamming and the frame cracking due to the design not being able to take the 10mm ammo it was feeding. The only place the Bren Ten worked out was on "Miami Vice" and that was a TV show!

  • Brian M Brian M on Oct 06, 2015

    Tactical: Proper mindset
    Tacticool: AR+8lbs of accessories
    Tacticlol: Gecko45
    Tacticlod: Bren 10