Vickers Tactical on the Arsenal Strike One

Showcasing a new introduction and plenty of slow-motion action shots, Vickers Tactical has a full run-down on the Strike One. Rather than be a static review, Larry has one-on-one interviews with the owners of the company. Further, it breaks down the manufacturing process of the entire handgun.

Dimitri and his partners showcase the innovative design of the Strike One and its rotating in-line barrel assembly. The owner states it took a year to get tooling in-house. I don’t doubt him one bit now deeply involved in manufacturing.

Its an utterly fascinating watch.

Nathan S

One of TFB’s resident Jarheads, Nathan now works within the firearms industry. A consecutive Marine rifle and pistol expert, he enjoys local 3-gun, NFA, gunsmithing, MSR’s, & high-speed gear. Nathan has traveled to over 30 countries working with US DoD & foreign MoDs.

The above post is my opinion and does not reflect the views of any company or organization.


  • Darrell

    Great muzzle discipline in the pic.

    • Rock or Something

      It’s not a complete firearm, it’s just the top slide/frame.

      • Gramman

        Also, it’s upside down and the muzzle is pointed away from Larry. You can see the dude literally has his index finger inside the dust cover.

        • Gramman

          Er, not dust cover, but where the barrel should be. Whoops!

  • Max

    “… Strike One and its rotating in-line barrel assembly” ? Wrong gun!

    • Giolli Joker

      Yep, the barrel moves in-line but does not rotate, the locking block can be defined as rotating around the barrel, although the term used in the video is “drop”.

      • Max

        The locking block does not rotate around the barrel in any way so it can no be defined as such. It surrounds the barrel just like the slide surrounds the barrel. There is no rotational movement, the locking block drops straight down, all the movements are linear. An example of a rotating barrel would be the Beretta Px4 or the Russian GSh-18 that I suspect the author had in mind when he erroneously wrote the description.

  • Robert

    Did anyone else catch the magazine drop from the gun while LAV is shooting at the 18:45 mark?

    • DIR911911 .

      with those meathooks it’s to be expected

  • rayward

    In your headline, and body of the article, you need to say WTF the Strike One is. Is it a labor dispute? A strategy or tactic? a manufacturing process? Noooo, it is a polymer framed handgun. Just Say it. Don’t make me waste a minute watching a video to find that out. Write plain English.

    • Dan

      Last sentence of the first paragraph. Also the whole point of the post is to get people to waste a minute watching the video. I guess if someone didn’t know What Arsenal was or who Larry Vickers is or has never heard of the Strike One I could see where they might think it was about a toaster

      • Cymond

        And if they thought they were reading The Toaster Blog, for some reason.

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  • G0rdon_Fr33man

    Strike One Speed will soon be delivered across Europe, so this filming must be kind of old.