BREN TEN: The Heir Apparent


The Inside Story of the Bren Ten's Ill-Fated Attempt to Unseat the Colt 1911 as the "Ultimate Combat Handgun."

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Additionally, the book details the development of the Bren Ten's 10mm Auto cartridge, it's adoption by the FBI, and how it made one of the most successful law enforcement rounds in history - the .40 S&W - possible. With numerous never before published photographs, BREN TEN: THE HEIR APPARENT is sure to become the definitive work on this intriguing subject and will appeal not only to the firearms historian, but to the gun enthusiast and collector alike.

8-1/2"x5-1/2", soft cover, photos, 289 pages. Also contains exclusive interviews with Jeff Cooper, Tom Dornaus, Mike Dixon, Richard Voit and Whit Collins... as well as Chuck Taylor and many more.

For your personal copy, please send a check or money order for $22.95 plus $3.50 shipping and handling (international airmail shipping is $18, CO residents add 69 cents sales tax) to:

These books are now listed at a clearance price of $14.95 (U.S. shipping and handling is still $3.50, international shipping is now $12.00).  Pick up your copy before they're gone!

Circle Ten Publishing, LLC
C/O Ron Carrillo
2972 Brookside Dr.
Grand Junction, CO 81504

A Tribute To The Late Jeff Cooper

To honor the memory of Colonel Jeff Cooper on the one year anniversary of his death, Historian Ronald A. Carrillo, USAF (Ret.), introduces a new book titled BREN TEN: THE HEIR APPARENT. This exclusive book traces the remarkable story of how two novice gun enthusiasts, with the help of renowned pistol authority Jeff Cooper, managed to create such an innovative combat handgun that Cooper called it the "heir apparent" to the venerable Colt 1911 Government Model. Being one of the most controversial handguns of all time, the Bren Ten became a sensation among shooters during the 1980's and the gun of choice for TV star Don Johnson on the iconic Miami Vice television series. Just what happened to this incredibly promising pistol is a story that has never been fully told until now. Utilizing exclusive interviews and rare documents, the author provides an in depth perspective on the company's internal struggles and the ultimately insurmountable obstacles that evenutally led to it's tragic downfall.

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