Russian firm Arsenal Firearms have official specifications of the Strike One pistol have been published. I first wrote about it last month after seeing it in a Russian-language video. The pistol’s main innovation is in-line recoil (the barrel recoils straight back, rather than tilting or twisting). This could allow easier control of the gun during recoil.
The straight back recoil also allows the addition of really long barrel, and crazy accessories to go with it. This very kit is called their Long Range Conversion … it looks like a pistol that wishes it was a rifle!
The company says …
The Strike One semiautomatic pistol comes to the world scene in 2012 as a completely new and revolutionary gun. The Strike One semiautomatic pistol comes as the fastest, most controllable, most accurate and hard hitting service pistol available today on the world market. A full 5 inches cold-hammered barrel, along with a 75 Hrc surface Nitrite treatment for barrel, locking block, slide and operating pin industrial production standard, warrant safe and flawless use of the pistol in excess of 50.000 rounds.
The frame of the Strike One was also engineered with exacting and unprecedented standards: the operating frame block, again made of the best 42CrMo4 steel, features long rails for total axial and torque control of all the moving parts, pins and springs. The frame itself, with it’s unique and true 3D hand grip (and not just “millings” on a flat surface) comes today as the only service pistol with a full fledged IPSC standard magazine insert “miniskirt”, allowing Special Operation and SWAT teams to work as if they were using a competition pistol. The trigger system of the Strike One, again like no other before, operates mainly on the horizontal plain, without raisers with variable and long, rubbery trigger pull, but with a crisp and short firing pin release: this is the secret, along with a lighting fast locking mechanism, behind the unbelievable semiautomatic firing speed of our pistol.
Finally, thanks to the in-line barrel operation, the Strike One allows the development of a number of extremely innovative accessories, which base the designing and operative criteria on the “carrying in-line barrel”, such as for instance the LRC (Long Range Conversion).
|Caliber||9×19 Para, 9×21 IMI, .357 SIG, .40 S&W|
|Action||single action only, short recoil, in line barrel,|
|Frame||reinforced polymer or Ergal light alloy|
|Barrel||5″ or 4.3″|
|Weight||26.5 oz. (24.69 oz. for short barrel model)|
|Sights||fixed or adjustable|
[ Many thanks to Eugene, noel01, Sebastian and our Dutch friend for emailing us info and photos. ]