CMMG Adding 10mm Firearms and Builder Kits to Banshee Series

The new Banshee firearms and components in 10mm Auto. (Photo: Alabama Arsenal/CMMG/Facebook)

CMMG is expanding their Banshee series of AR-based firearms with a fleet of new pistols and short-barreled rifles chambered for 10mm Auto. The 10mm guns all use CMMG’s radial-delayed blowback system which has a real leg up on straight blowback designs that make up most of the market.

With other popular pistol-caliber cartridges CMMG’s delayed blowback system is a cool way to reduce felt recoil and gas blowback while running suppressed, but in 10mm it will make a noticeable difference in the shooting experience.

CMMG is launching with six 10mm models, including three pistols and three short-barreled rifles. Each has a basic model with minimal furniture, a standard model with premium furniture and an enhanced model with premium furniture and ambidextrous controls.

CMMG is launching with six 10mm firearms as well as uppers and builder kits. (Photo: CMMG)

They come with a heavy H3 buffer, a lighter buffer and a 3.5-ounce tuning weight for the bolt carrier to work with a wide range of 10mm loads. Extra-heavy buffers are available separately for running suppressed.

In addition to complete firearms, CMMG is offering populated uppers and a complete bolt carrier group and barrel combo all chambered for 10mm. The parts are designed to work with CMMG receivers with last-round bolt-hold-open capability with Glock-pattern magazines.

Prices start at $1,299 for the pistols, $1,349 for the rifles and $774 for the complete uppers. All NFA rules and regulations apply for the firearms and uppers when paired with lowers.

The bolt carrier and barrel combo runs $399 for AR builders who want a 10mm gun that uses CMMG’s delayed blowback system. CMMG recommends using their receivers with the builder set since they require some receiver modification for compatibility.

See Also: Convert Your AR to 9mm with CMMG 9 ARC Magazines

The barrel combo and all the uppers and firearms come with an 8-inch 4140 chromoly steel barrel and bolt assembly with a salt bath nitride finish. The barrel has standard .578-28 threads for common muzzle devices.

Complete firearms and uppers have forged 7075-T6 alloy receivers and in-house modular M-Lok handguards. They come with a MIL-SPEC hard-anodized finish or, for a little extra, a Cerakote finish in one of 10 tacticool colors including tan, olive drab, grey, bronze and more.

The rifles and pistols ship with one 30-round SGM magazine or one 10-round Glock magazine.

Pistol-caliber carbines and PCC pistols are the new hotness on today’s market with solid offerings from many different manufacturers, but CMMG’s radial-delayed blowback stands out on its own. Combined with 10mm Auto these new Banshee products put CMMG in a real position of advantage.

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About the author: Max Slowik is a writer with over a dozen years of experience and is a lifelong shooter. He has unwavering support for the Second Amendment and the human right to self-defense. Like Thomas Paine, he’s a journalist by profession and a propagandist by inclination.

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  • K. E. Bernstein November 18, 2019, 11:48 am

    Reloading with your .40 S& W dies is easy and I suspect this package
    Will be a bit more expensive to shoot OTC 10mm….

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