A pleasant surprise by Mr. Grendel

ReefShark

New Member
I took a few new toys to the range today and was pleasantly surprised by a Grendel P-10 that I have been wanting to try. If you are not familiar with the Grendel, it is a pre-cursor of the Kel-Tec.

I also shot a Glock 36 and an ATI 1911 that I traded for with Geezer. Happy to report they both shoot as well as expected. The big surprise was the Grendel though...

It was dead-on accurate. I was considering it for a conceal carry and definitely will use her for that now. Like a double-action revolver, the P-10 has no external safety. Also like a revolver, the P-10 uses no loose magazines, but has a high capacity magazine integrated in the grip (top load.) Mine has the optional finger extender installed.

It has a little longer trigger pull than I prefer, but I just couldn't get over how accurate it was. What a great surprise. I went with few expectations and left with confidence in this little gun.
 

Dave29461

Active Member
Wish I could have gone. Too much to do here. I did go out in the side yard and try out the Swede. Sweet!! The Mauser that Alex bought is a different caliber. We are going to cast the chamber. It may be an 8x52R. We'll find out. 8mm Mauser will not go all the way in. It may have been re-chambered. :?: It is still a cool rifle.
 

Geezer

Member
Glad you liked the .45's.

I had a Grendel at one time and it functioned well and was very accurate. They sure ain't the prettiest handgun out there but, they work.
 

Nagao

New Member
Dave29461 said:
Wish I could have gone. Too much to do here. I did go out in the side yard and try out the Swede. Sweet!! The Mauser that Alex bought is a different caliber. We are going to cast the chamber. It may be an 8x52R. We'll find out. 8mm Mauser will not go all the way in. It may have been re-chambered. :?: It is still a cool rifle.
What Mauser is this that you're suspecting 8x52?
 

biganimal

Member
Dave



the siamese mauser was chambered for 8mmx50R w/roundnose bullets (type 45) and 8x52r w/pointed bullets (type 66)
 

Dave29461

Active Member
Apparently, a lot of them were rechambered when they were sporterized as they came into this country. Our research shows this may be an 8X52R , based on the rear sight modification, but we want to be certain. Maybe it will b e something cheaper to reload. :lol:
 

biganimal

Member
the Siamese mauser was originally chambered for the 8mmx50 and later re-chambered for the 8mmx52r to accommodate using a pointed bullet this was done at an arsenal when the Siamese govt. realized the pointed bullets were better faster and more stable in flight. this was not an act of sporterization.
if the rear sight has been ground on it is a good indicator that it was converted from type 45 to type 66 by the Siamese govt.
 

Dave29461

Active Member
Dave29461 said:
Apparently, a lot of them were rechambered when they were sporterized as they came into this country. Our research shows this rifle may be an 8X52R , based on the rear sight modification, but we want to be certain. Maybe it will b e something cheaper to reload. :lol:
Sorry :oops: This should have read: Our research shows this particular rifle may still be an 8X52R , based on the rear sight modification, but we want to be certain. Maybe it will be something cheaper to reload. :D
 
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