Model Name: Universal Modular Weapon Systems MP-10/40
Action Type: Triple-action
Statistics and/or Background:
Caliber: Variable, versions produced in .45 ACP, 10mm Auto, 9mm Para, 6.5 CBJ, .40 S&W and .22 LR (for training purposes)
Capacity: Depends on caliber:
.45 ACP: 14 + 1 rounds
10mm Auto: 16 + 1 rounds
9mm Para: 18 + 1 rounds
6.5 CBJ: 18+ 1 rounds
.40 S&W: 16 + 1 rounds
.22 LR: 16+ 1 rounds (Developed for training of troops that would normally carry the 10mm version, 30 + 1 round magazines also available)
Action: modified Colt-Browning locking with Daewoo trigger/hammer action
Sights: Proprietary, capability to mount NOVAK M1911 adjustable sights. Please note that NOVAK sights will not co-witness the UMWS/VD co. Red Dot Sight
Weight, unloaded: 1.5 kg
In 1996 the New Cordian armed forces held a competition to replace their current service pistol, the Colt-Browning M1911A1, with a new one that would be designated PT-10. They demanded a pistol with similar ergonomics and "feel", but more lightweight, and firing a lighter yet more powerful cartridge, the 10 mm Auto. Both UMWS and Castle Arms submitted weapons.
The UMWS Modular Pistol, 10/40 is based on a heavily modified M1911 with some features borrowed from the Daewoo "tri-action" system. It uses a hybrid frame, composed of a carbon steel skeleton covered with a hi impact polymer shell, some parts of which can be swapped out to modify the grip. The slide is made of ceramic. Three models were produced over the course of the competition, in response to requests from the military: the original, with a short dust jacket. The A1 model, with an extended dust jacket. And the A2 model, with a built-in M1913 underbarrel rail. All versions possessed an indentation in the top rear of the slide for mounting an impact-tough micro red-dot sight developed by VanDan Co. Optics. This could also be used to mount scopes, or covered with dust cover when not in use. The weapon is shipped from the factory with proprietary tritium illuminated micrometer sights, however the mounting is also compatible with NOVAK-type M1911 sights. The pistol was offered in many different colors, from the standard foliage green and desert tan configuration favored by the New Cordian military to matte black to Multi-Cam or AUScam, or any number of coats or finishes.
While the military eventually settled on the single-action Castle Arms PT-10 due to contract issues and ties between Castle and the government, UMWS continued to market the MP 10/40. In order to expand their market to compensate for not getting the contract, UMWS widened the list calibers, colors and materials their pistol was available in, following their typical "modular to the limit" strategy.
Price per Unit: 420-1000 NSD (Depending on accessories)