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American Derringer
Model 10
American Derringer Pistol Model 10 .45 Auto Variant-1
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Gun Dimensions Width:0.9-in
Length:4.82-in Height:3.35-in
Barrel:3-in Weight:11-oz
1 Variant
Gun Rankings
  • Power Factor (230 grain bullet)171580
  • Recoil Factor (230 grain bullet)19.45 ft-lb
  • Total Capacity2 rounds
  • ConcealabilityExcellent
  • Defense Factor65%
Gun Specifications
Produced:1988 - 2011
Caliber:.45 Auto
Trigger:single-action (SA)
Safety:hammer block
Sights:blade front
Notes:breech loaded over/under barrels
American Derringer Corporation
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Gun Value
MSRP:$705.00Used Est:$505.00
Last Update:4/15/2023
About the Gun

This lightweight variation of the Model 1 Derringer has an alloy frame with a stainless steel barrel-block. Wood grips are standard.

Cartridge Specifications
Cartridge: .45 Automatic
Alias: .45 Automatic Colt Pistol (ACP)
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Ballistics for This Gun
Selected Bullet Mass:230 grains
MV:746 ft/sec ME:284 ft-lbs
About the Cartridge

This cartridge was developed by John Browning and was adopted by the United States Ordnance Department along with the Colt-Browning automatic pistol in 1911. It has also been made the official military handgun chambering by several other governments, notably Argentina, Mexico and Norway. The 45 Automatic is the most powerful military handgun cartridge in use today. This is a heavy and powerful sub-sonic round. Although its muzzle energy can exceed 400 ft-lbs, its velocity and bullet weight creates a steep trajectory curve that limits its effective range to self-defense distances.

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