Thursday, January 21, 2010

About the return of the Bren Ten...

PDB on the Vltor Fortis.

Having handled and fired a couple of the Dornaus & Dixon originals, which were indeed wretched, pulsating balls of suck, I have no idea how this particular sword got stuck in the stone in the first place.

(...and the real Excalibur probably shipped with at least one magazine.)

12 comments:

Just My 2¢ said...

Oh, C'mon! All of us secretly want to pretend that we're Don Johnson and that we live in Miami. Get a Bren 10 and a Galco shoulder holster to go with your Miami wardrobe!

PS, you're right though. I have small hands and everything based on a CZ-75 trigger is much too long for me.

SayUncle said...

Cooper Worship

-SayUncle

DJ said...

Tam, what you said over at PDB's, and what you SAID you said over at PDB's, isn't quite the same. Close enough, or is an edit needed somewhere?

I agree with the basic premise, in any case. Not sure I ever saw one pulsate, though.

Tam said...

My blog is rated PG-17.

Fred said...

Yeah... I hadn't even heard of the thing untill they announced they were going to make some. Maybe I should feel young for once?

New Jovian Thunderbolt said...

Saysuncle took my comment.

Merlin (Cooper) had that sword put in that stone.

I never knew they existed, had fire 200 rounds lifetime, and Cooper was being fitted for a casket, but he made ME want one, and long after there were any to be had.

DirtCrashr said...

I saw it and thought, "That's a big ugly Hi-power." I missed the memo.

Stretch said...

Liked the 10mm. Had a Delta-Elite. Never bothered by recoil but I'm 6'6" and weigh ... enough to absorb the force.
Don't think there will be a big resurgence in the 10mm. But the new Bren will keep it from dying out.

TallTim said...

@ Stretch,"I'm 6'6" and weigh ... enough to absorb the force." lol, I'll stealing that if you don't mind.

Kristopher said...

Magazine is worth more than the pistol.

If you get one with a mag, drop the mag, sell the pistol to numrich as a parts gun, and put the magazine on e-bay.

Anonymous said...

I guess I was one of the fortunate (Odd? Lucky? Strange?) few: Owned one of the originals (w/2 magazines), shot the pajamas off of it, shot it in pin shoots and won a state title with it, and loved the thing. Carried it in Alaska for 3 summers fishing (Figured a .41 Magnum-lite firing 11 times really fast was enough for Mr. Bruin). I had never read Cooper at the time either. Maybe it just fit my hand. Never a single malfunction after break-in, either.

If I hadn't got really, really broke after college, I'd still have it.

Formerflyer

Jason Smith said...

The Vltor Fortis/Bren Ten will be using EAA mags, so AVAILABILITY will not be an issue at least.