Gun Report

Dan Wesson Bruin Bronze 1881 10mm Auto, $2194

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GUN TESTS GRADE: A
If you are in need of a 10mm hunting pistol, the Bruin is an excellent choice, despite its expense. The trigger was crisp and recoil was very manageable when firing stout 10mm rounds.

Dan Wesson Bruin Bronze 1881 10mm Auto, $2194

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Home Defense
Surplus/Collectible
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Recreational
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Trigger Span Single

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The magazines for both the Dan Wesson (left) and the Kimber (right) were made of stainless steel and showed good workmanship.
The sight picture with the Bruin was large and put the shooter in charge.
The Dan Wesson front sight uses a fiber optic to charge up a tritium dot.
The 25-lines-per-inch checkering on both the frontstrap and backstrap offered good purchase for the shooter's hands without being too sharp.
Here's a close look at the Bruin's muzzle. It was tapered, which helped holstering. Disassembly requires no additional tools.

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