Or have we been Peregrine’d again? I am at my heart a revolver guy, and probably always will be, but if a new build Bren Ten becomes publicly available all my focus would be on acquiring one. For the uninitiated, the Bren Ten is based on the CZ-75 and is chambered primarily in 10mm, though there are some in .45ACP, and was built by Dornaus & Dixon, a small manufacturer in the 80s. The Bren Ten became a hot commodity when it was selected to be Crockett’s sidearm in Miami Vice (Don Johnson’s Bren for the show was a .45ACP, as blanks for .45 are more readily available.) Unfortunately, Dornaus & Dixon couldn’t meet the demand, and the company folded.
Soon after, the remaining assets, the name and rights to the design were bought out by Richard Voit (yes, the sporting goods Voit, remember them?) and created Peregrine Industries to build the Bren Ten. Unfortunately, that crashed and burned too. Enter Vltor, an AZ company that makes primarily higher end ARs and accessories bought the rights to the Bren Ten and began developing an updated version to fix some of the issues with the old one (cracks were showing up in some of the guns due to the high pressure of the 10mm). They apparently farmed out some of the work, meanwhile a distributor was taking pre-orders, they had a set timeline for release…then things apparently went to shit, Vltor wiped out all their old postings, and from what I see no one has seen or heard a fucking word from them in over six months.
Anyone know of or hear anything? Any of you gunbloggers at SHOT show want to interrogate the Vltor people?
Seriously, I want my Miami Vice piece.
The only time you’ll hear Phil Collins on this crapblog, most likely.
*Thanks to Bren-Ten.com for some of the historical information on the Bren.