LifeSizePotato Reviews The Arsenal Strike One Pistol

    LifeSizePotato is the YouTube channel of a collector of rare, antique, unusual, and high quality handguns, which hosts video reviews of the weapons he collects. This week, he stepped outside of his box a little bit to review the Strike One handgun, a modern polymer commercial grade handgun unlike his regular features.

    As covered in the video, the Strike One is an unconventional handgun in that it has a non-tilting-barrel recoil operated action. Essentially, the weapon is locked by a falling block that keeps the barrel and slide moving together for a short distance. As the slide group moves rearward, a cam track much like a conventional tilting barrel Browning design moves the locking block down and out of the way, allowing the slide and barrel to separate.

    UPDATE: Steve says, I agree with some of the commentators that you should always consider a gun loaded and avoid pointing it at yourself, even in a gun review.

    Nathaniel F

    Nathaniel is a history enthusiast and firearms hobbyist whose primary interest lies in military small arms technological developments beginning with the smokeless powder era. He can be reached via email at [email protected]