Dan Wesson Razorback 10mm: To Be Reintroduced In 2012

Dan Wesson Razorback 10mm

It’s back.  For 2012, Dan Wesson is bringing back the Razorback 10mm pistol.

The Dan Wesson Razorback RZ-10 is a 1911-style pistol with a forged stainless steel frame.  The slide and frame are both polished to a “soft” finish on the flat areas, while the rounded areas are sand blasted.

The RZ-10 has a 5″ match grade barrel.  The grips are double-diamond cocobolo.  The magazines take eight of the potent 10mm rounds.

Weight is measured in pounds: 2.40 to be exact.

Dan Wesson states the Razorback will be made in limited numbers, so don’t expect they will flood the market.  I imagine the company will gladly ramp up production if demand outpaces production, though.  MSRP on the new Razorbacks will be $1350.

Discontinuing the Razorback, and then bringing it back due to customer demand mirrors what happened to Colt with their 10mm handgun, the Delta Elite.  The Delta Elite had been out of production for a number of years before it was reintroduced in 2009.  See my article Colt Delta Elite Reintroduced at 2009 SHOT Show.

We expect to see the rebirth of the Dan Wesson 10mm at the 2012 SHOT Show.

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  • Marc

    interesting to see a slow gain in 10mm popularity, many years after it was declared dead.

  • Aaron

    I’ve seen a ballistic gelatin comparison of popular handgun cartridges. The .45 ACP is impressive, the .40 S&W not too far behind. The .357 magnum was right up there, as was the .44 magnum. Other calibers not so impressive. The 10mm … OH MY GOD! Try twice as big an impact in the gelatin as the .45 ACP! Both in distance traveled and shock wave effect after initial penetration. That cartridge is a definite threat ender!