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Old April 20, 2020, 06:51 AM   #76
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Actually, no.
The SFL and SFD are both 4”, so a full inch shorter than the SM.
The SFD has a blackened stainless frame with a blued slide. They are a bit more common than the SFL, but still very rare. In fact, Forgotten Weapons did a video on the Special Forces Dark.
Watch it when you have a chance. Good info.
Thanks! I'll check out that FW episode.
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Old April 20, 2020, 06:59 AM   #77
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Not sure if it’s ok to link it here, but here’s the video. If it needs to be deleted, I understand.

Video is five years old

Ian misspeaks a bit about the frame finish (all Bren frames are stainless), but most of his information is right on. He talks about the gun itself and the history of the company and the 10mm cartridge. About 1400 were made in total, most being the Standard Model. However, there was a Bren Marksman in 45 ACP, as well as the two Special Forces models and a limited edition or two.

Good history lesson for those interested or really any fan of the 10mm in general, because this is how the cartridge got it’s start.
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Old April 22, 2020, 01:08 PM   #78
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Good Land bac1023! You are a treasure. Thank you for continuing to contribute you expertise.
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Old May 9, 2020, 11:50 AM   #79
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Another 10mm fan. Glock G20 is tough to beat for an all around gun (although I do agree with another poster that it is a little like shooting a 2x4). It's a large gun so recoil really isn't an issue, nor is mag capacity. Plus it's accurate and reliable.

Also own a S&W 610. If you are ok with revolvers this is a fantastic gun. Mine has an adjustable rear sight and a 6" barrel. Trigger is outstanding (particularly in single action) and the gun is a tack driver. Moon clips make reloading almost as fast as a magazine. And you can also shoot 40 S&W to save some money and reduce recoil to almost nothing.
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Old May 9, 2020, 01:31 PM   #80
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Another vote for 10mm. I have had about every incarnation of 10mm commercially available. I sold most all of them including my Glocks after buying an XDM10.
I live this gun. Good trigger, 1911 feel, accurate, good sights 5.25" barrel, conceals easy and not hard to carry. The only downside for some is its not optic ready. I can live with that I don't have optics on any of my other guns.
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Old May 9, 2020, 07:46 PM   #81
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Got to re-introduce a buddy/brother and introduce his adult son to the 10mm with my G20 and some moderately strong reloads a few days ago. Both loved it. May have some converts.
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Old May 12, 2020, 06:22 AM   #82
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The fact is that each of us makes our own decision on what we use. If the 'kitten' is not a fan of the 10mm, then that's his right. The fact that he tries to justify his choice by running down the 10mm with falsehoods and BS leads me to believe he's a bit jealous of those who use it.

Why does he care so much that someone likes a 10mm? Maybe it's just too much for him to handle. Maybe he's got some sort of 'envy' going on. Who knows but it's interesting that haters try so hard, are so virulent in their hate that they spend countless hours trying to convince people who have something that it's wrong to have it.

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