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Discussion in 'Autoloaders' started by bac1023, Sep 10, 2011.
Cool pistols from the mid 80's.
Nice Bac. Do you have enough mags for it?
That sure is a funky looking pistol... Ron
Unfortunately, I only have two mags.
I heard mags were hard to come buy. A great addition to your collection though!
I've always wanted to get around to shooting one of those, they have a definite coolness about them IMO, but truth be told I haven't actually seen one in the flesh in years. Does it feel as large in the hands as it looks?
Its about the same size and weight as a full size 1911.
Obviously, the grip is thicker being double stack.
Maybe someday somebody will actually get the Bren revival done right. Bren Ten was always a neat piece that deserved better IMO.
Yeah, Vltor's reproduction is basically still-born.
All you need is a white suit jacket, a Jackass shoulder rig and a flock of seagulls haircut and you would be the coolest thing going... from the '80's. LOL!
Sonny Crocket?? :lol:
Have one? I have never even seen one. Except in pictures of course...
I have owned two, both 10mm Standard Models, both purchased used.
My first one, I had heavily gunsmith'd to work about 95-99% reliably with the mag that came with it (with tame Federal "FBI" Hydrashoks). Bought two extra mags, $125 EACH, but they were only about 90% reliable, so they were always just 'back-ups'. Since these later 'factory' mags were the only "extras" available, their cost and rarity didn't allow for much "experimentation".
I carried this Bren, in a Galco shoulder rig for a S&W 4506, pretty much 24/7 for about a year. Back in '90-'92, this Bren out-shot the few .45s and couple 9mms I had experience with... up 'til then, anyway.
Sold it, mostly for the money, partially because of the ammo issue, and went back to Sigs and 1911s.
My second one came several years later, but displayed the exact same issues that my first one started out with, yes, even with a separately purchased $150 extra mag. Had no intentions of carrying it, so I was just happy to have ONE (the Voit Peregrine Falcon venture had tanked years earlier). However, I couldn't justify having a $1500 gun (at the time) for novelty/collection purposes, so I sold it for the money.
Being based on the CZ platform... the Bren Tens were very accurate, ergonomically EXCELLENT, and had unbelievably sweet SA triggers for a DA pistol.
I had.....wish I had back.....a Bren Ten Marksman Special Match, I even recall the serial # was MSM176. The Marksman Special match was a run of 250 pistols that were chambered in .45 acp instead of 10mm. I had the box, owners manual, pistol and 3, count them 3, working mags. I even sent the owners manual to Gunsite and a secretary there got Col Cooper to sign it for me. The .45 acp version ran like a champ. I probably ran about 500 rounds though it while I owned it. I have to dig around in my holster bin but I think I still have a Galco "Avenger" style holster that I used with it. It was generically marked "LG Frame Auto." Again, wish i had never parted with it.