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AF2011-A1 "Second Century" double-barreled pistol

Probably many of you are familiar with the American Colt M1911, which has become a truly legendary pistol. Even those who have little interest in shooting have heard about him. weapons and history. In the spring of 2012, Arsenal Firearms introduced an unusual AF2011-A1 “Second Century” pistol model to the market. It is unusual in that it has two trunks at once. AF2011-A1 - double-barreled pistol. It was designed by the company's engineers for the centenary of the legendary Colt 1911-A1 pistol.

It is worth noting that Arsenal Firearms is a Russian-Italian joint venture. Its headquarters is located in Russia, and production is located in our country, as well as in Austria and Italy. The most well-known samples of the products of this private arms company are the already-named double-barreled AF2011-A1 pistol and the automatic Swift pistol, which is proposed for adoption by the Russian army.

However, we will talk about double-barreled development. It is reported that the Arsenal Firearms development team was able to create an AF2011-A1 “Second Century” pistol in just 6 months of intense and fruitful work. At the same time, the company's specialists widely used stereolithographic modeling and computer 3D simulations of the model. As a result, an interesting double-barreled model of an 45 pistol of caliber was born, which is industrial and is in demand among lovers of small arms.

AF2011-A1 "Second Century" double-barreled pistol

In fairness, it should be noted that the idea of ​​combining two trunks, the creation of the so-called “sparks”, is not new. In the years of the First World War, Maxim double machine guns were used at the front, which were very effective against the first airplanes. Also during the First World War, Italian existed and was successfully used. aviation double-barreled submachine gun Villar-Perosa. Similar weapons do not cease to appear in our days. For example, the Israeli double-barreled automatic submachine gun “Shmemit” (“Desert”), which is a pair made of 2 standard Uzi infantry, which are able to shoot without human intervention as soon as someone crosses invisible to human eye ray. 5,56x45 mm caliber double-barreled assault rifle by the Israeli company Israeli Shadow also comes to mind, which looks very similar to two M16 assault rifles glued together. There are also domestic developments, for example, the Soviet TKB-059, aka “3B device” - this is a three-barreled experimental machine, which was created under a standard automatic cartridge. Continue this list for quite some time.

It should be noted that such “pairing” pursues only one goal - increasing the density of the fire, that is, the possibility of releasing as many bullets as possible at the target while maintaining a sufficiently high accuracy typical of the standard “single-barreled version”. Of course, this is not the most common way to increase the density of fire, but it is quite common. It is worth noting that the gun AF2011-A1 has a really terrible destructive power. Two bullets fired from this pistol, having a total mass of 30 grams and beating at a distance from 2 to 10, see each other (this distance directly depends on the distance of the target from the shooter) can knock an ox off its feet.

In one shot, the gun simultaneously produces two .45 ACP caliber bullets (11,43x23 mm). The gun is charged by the 16 magazine for cartridges, which is a 2 parallel magazine for 8 cartridges that are bonded to each other with a common base and inserted into the pistol grip as a single unit. Surprisingly, anyone who has ever fired a .45 ACP caliber pistol can handle this unusual pistol. According to experts, the AF2011-A1 double-barreled pistol is not only pleasant to use, but also fairly accurate.

Experts speak very positively of the gun. Note its power and accuracy. So, from a distance in 13 meters, an experienced shooter will send all 16 bullets to an area the size of an ordinary orange, and from a distance to 25 meters - to a “melon”. The design of the gun allows you to fire from each barrel in turn, as experts also note a rather comfortable recoil of the gun. Its advantage is the density of fire, the gun allows 3-5 seconds to launch 16-caliber bullets at the 45 target in seconds.

The double-barreled AF2011-A1 pistol incorporates a number of original parts. These include a single frame, a single bolt, a single lever fuse, a single drummer with two trigger triggers, a single lid of the magazine box, having 2 sockets, a single pair socket of a mainspring, special guide bushings, a single pair magazine latch, a side lever fuse and an open shutter handle. However, a more interesting feature of the gun is the fact that the designers tried to implement in it the maximum interchangeability of the internal parts that are standard for a Colt M1911 pistol. Such details include spring, whisper, hammer, return spring, recoil spring and spring recoil spring, inner parts of spring spring, magazine box, etc.

The AF2011-A1 pistol can be purchased with either one trigger (right or left, which the shooter can replace for right- and left-side operations) and two triggers independent of each other, and two triggers, which will be permanently fastened to each other, and one or two triggers to choose from.

Specifications gun AF2011-A1:
Caliber: .45 ACP (11,43x23 mm).
Gun length: 220 mm.
Gun height - 145 mm, width - 50 mm.
Barrel length: 125 mm.
Gun weight: 1,85 kg.

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  1. Slon1978
    Slon1978 14 February 2014 07: 30
    A completely useless invention IMHO, having very little practical value.
  2. Ximik-degozator
    Ximik-degozator 14 February 2014 08: 17
    If I hadn’t read what it is, I would have thought that it’s just a gun lying on a mirror table ...
  3. avt
    avt 14 February 2014 08: 19
    Quote: Ximik-degozator
    A completely useless invention

    Sample for the exhibition, as an advertisement. By the way, it was already on the site.
    1. And Us Rat
      And Us Rat 14 February 2014 16: 59
      AF2011-A1 Video
      1. Cynic
        Cynic 14 February 2014 17: 14
        Synchronization is broken or how? Second minute, 2:10 ...
        1. cyberdamn
          cyberdamn 14 February 2014 19: 19
          what is out of sync? out of sync what?
          1. Cynic
            Cynic 14 February 2014 20: 05
            Quote: cyberdamn
            what is out of sync?

            Synchronization (from the Greek. Synchronos - simultaneous), bringing two or more processes to synchronization.
            Time the film about the shooting process, then I thought the question of its synchronism is logical.
            You watched the video, didn’t you pay attention to anything?
            1. cyberdamn
              cyberdamn 17 February 2014 18: 50
              go to the kindergarten with such teachings, maybe teach someone ... and about the desynchronization - in the gun the frame is solid on both trunks
              1. Cynic
                Cynic 17 February 2014 21: 17
                Quote: cyberdamn
                go to the kindergarten with such teachings, maybe teach someone ...

                I will try to come up if you specify the address.
                I hope you have a graduation group?
                Quote: cyberdamn
                and about the desync - in the gun the frame is solid on both barrels

                Are you really so naive?
                After all, at least they should be familiar with PM, in our kindergarten everyone knew this
  4. Enjoy
    Enjoy 14 February 2014 08: 21
    Good for killers smile In the same time, you can fire twice as many bullets at a client
    1. Ximik-degozator
      Ximik-degozator 14 February 2014 08: 33
      Or kill twice as many customers. Give the Stakhanovian killings! smile
      1. bazilio
        bazilio 14 February 2014 14: 44
        And if in each hand one such colt? Ento is generally death to all living things)) I feel this sample will find application in Hollywood
        1. poquello
          poquello 14 February 2014 23: 29
          Quote: bazilio
          And if in each hand one such colt? Ento is generally death to all living things)) I feel this sample will find application in Hollywood

          nda, impressive, monstrous enough, but three trunks would look cooler
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  5. I do not care
    I do not care 14 February 2014 08: 35
    the weight just killed, the floor of the machine. Stechkin thought it was heavy to immoderate, but this ... nt words
    1. Timeout
      Timeout 14 February 2014 10: 12
      1911 in its standard form weighs more than APS. All army with a steel frame weigh about a kilogram MK23 - 1100, Jericho 941 - 1090, 92F - 1000, cz-75 - 1000, SIG-Sauer P226 - 1000.
  6. makarov
    makarov 14 February 2014 08: 53
    in this particular case, design insanity is not discussed !!!!!!!
  7. Yashka Gorobets
    Yashka Gorobets 14 February 2014 09: 00
    The producers of the "Green Hornet" have seen enough.
  8. Doznanied
    Doznanied 14 February 2014 09: 22
    Complete nonsense, only collectors will buy such a spark, and even then not many.
  9. DMB87
    DMB87 14 February 2014 09: 29
    We had a cooler unit - a three-barrel TKB-059 Korobova.
  10. RPG_
    RPG_ 14 February 2014 10: 02
    For collectors, this is the most, but for the rest, trash.
  11. La-5
    La-5 14 February 2014 13: 07
    Pure advertising, but it’s not clear what exactly.
  12. La-5
    La-5 14 February 2014 13: 13
    If someone does not have enough lethal power (to stop the bull), then he should take a compact PP with a 30 charging store, and give this miracle to a science fiction writer in Hollywood.
  13. visitor
    visitor 14 February 2014 14: 23
    and why the hell is such a monster
  14. uzer 13
    uzer 13 14 February 2014 16: 49
    The Colt pistol will be squeezed out of the market by competitors such as Glock, Beretta, etc. Therefore, the PR campaign will be useful. It’s about the same as building a Formula 1 sports car. You can’t drive it on ordinary roads, but it’s very suitable as an advertisement.
  15. Cynic
    Cynic 14 February 2014 16: 51
    Quote: visitor
    and why the hell is such a monster

    Really what?
    What is in demand is understandable. A collector must have such a machine in the collection.
    But purely from a practical point of view?
    Ideas about the density of fire, not that, far from GSh-6-23M
  16. Hug
    Hug 14 February 2014 18: 47
    The best gun is a machine gun!
  17. stillrat
    stillrat 14 February 2014 19: 42
    Another "shushpanzer" technological curiosity and no more. And the author's link to coaxial machine guns is finally nonsense. In real life, this "miracle of technology" has no prospects and goals.
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    2. Cynic
      Cynic 14 February 2014 20: 10
      Quote: stillrat
      And the author’s link to the coaxial machine guns is really nonsense.
  18. georg737577
    georg737577 14 February 2014 22: 06
    Soon, the three-barrel will start to do ... Progress does not stand still!
    1. Cynic
      Cynic 14 February 2014 22: 28
      Quote: georg737577
      Soon the three-barrels will begin to do ...

      So already
      Quote: DMB87
      We had a cooler unit - a three-barrel TKB-059 Korobova.
  19. allexx83
    allexx83 15 February 2014 01: 03
    For lovers of exotic. I wonder what kind of return? For the density of fire against PP - far. But the usual 1911 with - I would take it with pleasure. You can two, but separately.))))
  20. From
    From 15 February 2014 19: 11
    The advantage of this system is as follows:
    Suppose you are constantly shooting a doublet. If you misfire one of the two cartridges, you will not have delays when shooting (the bolt will automatically eject the misfire cartridge, along with the cartridge case fired from the other barrel of the cartridge). Well, so that in both trunks at the same time two rounds misfired - what is the thousandth of one percent of probability that should be? In fairness, it should be recognized that the return of the barrel to the aiming line after firing a pistol of caliber 45 takes longer than after firing a pistol of caliber 40 and less (9 mm).
  21. Rider
    Rider 28 March 2014 14: 47
    Not practical 2 kg carry purely for Nigerian show-offs