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Shang
04-26-2012, 08:27 PM
Yes, It's a Real Pistol Called the Arsenal Firearms 2011-A1
by Phil Bourjaily

No, years of cumulative recoil are not making you see double (well, maybe it is, but then you would see a 1911 with four barrels). This is a double-barreled 1911. It not only exists in the video below, it was recently displayed at IWA, the European SHOT Show, by Arsenal Fireams of Italy.

It has what looks like a one-piece double slide, a double hammer, and, apparently, two triggers, either of which trips the hammer. The magazine, as you see in the video, seems to be double, too.

If you had very large hands, didn’t mind recoil, and believed that anything worth shooting was worth shooting twice, this would be your gun.

Otherwise outside of “John Woo action movie prop,” I don’t know what future I see for the 2011-A1. I would like to shoot one once, though.

http://www.fieldandstream.com/files/imagecache/photo-article/photo/38356/19112fB.jpg

http://www.fieldandstream.com/blogs/gun-nuts/2012/03/double-barreled-1911-pistolyes-its-real-thing-called-arsenal-firearms-2011-a1

Phillip Allen
04-26-2012, 08:35 PM
there's a market niche for everything... even jet skis

Shang
04-26-2012, 08:58 PM
I'm on line just now with a buddy in Brussels, I posted this link to him.
"You people are crazy," he says.

Phillip Allen
04-26-2012, 10:18 PM
it's just another ego stunt... like base jumping

DanSkorupka
04-26-2012, 10:54 PM
got nothing on this demonic thing here
http://airbornecombatengineer.typepad.com/photos/weapons_fireams/600nitroexpresstc.jpg

Phillip Allen
04-26-2012, 11:02 PM
just lets me know that guns are easy to make... some pretty simple minded folks make them

all that effort ant it STILL has a plastic stock, plain unblued metal and, after effort to make it portable, a scope...reason ain't in it

having more money to spend does not give one better taste, it allows the possessor of wealth to publicly display his poor taste in a grander fashion

fishrswim
04-27-2012, 12:57 AM
I'd expect pretty heavy recoil. Having experienced a double 12 ga firing both barrels at once I don't think they were using very heavy loads in the 2011. I also noticed the gloves worn for the demo. There seems to be a large pocket over the knuckles. That could hold a pound or so of lead shot in each glove, which could help tame the recoil.

On the other hand it does look way cool.

Gerarddm
04-27-2012, 01:28 AM
Not much point to it, but as a piece of metal smithing it deserves a tip o' the hat.

Meli
04-27-2012, 01:29 AM
just lets me know that guns are easy to make... some pretty simple minded folks make them

all that effort ant it STILL has a plastic stock, plain unblued metal and, after effort to make it portable, a scope...reason ain't in it

having more money to spend does not give one better taste, it allows the possessor of wealth to publicly display his poor taste in a grander fashion

Watch out Phil, thats a very Lefty observation :D

Larks
04-27-2012, 03:47 AM
Yes, It's a Real Pistol Called the Arsenal Firearms 2011-A1
by Phil Bourjaily



Otherwise outside of “John Woo action movie prop,” I don’t know what future I see for the 2011-A1. I would like to shoot one once, though.



http://www.fieldandstream.com/blogs/gun-nuts/2012/03/double-barreled-1911-pistolyes-its-real-thing-called-arsenal-firearms-2011-a1

I understand the An Garda Síochána have ordered them for all officers..................to be sure to be sure.......of course

Bob Adams
04-27-2012, 04:53 AM
Ah, the auto doubletap!

Phillip Allen
04-27-2012, 06:17 AM
Watch out Phil, thats a very Lefty observation :D

I learned it, long ago, from a very wealthy republican woman

skuthorp
04-27-2012, 08:18 AM
Looks like something that could give you impact problems in the small bones of the wrist. I've had both barrels of a 12 gage go off at once and it hurt.

Tall Boy
04-27-2012, 08:25 AM
Val Kilmer said it best in the movie Tombstone. " I have two guns, one for each of you".

skuthorp
04-27-2012, 08:33 AM
Ah yes, the movies. Continue to give people a warped view of reality and history.
The history of Tincup (Virginnia City) and Tombstone is interesting enough without hollywood.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tombstone,_Arizona

David W Pratt
04-27-2012, 09:26 AM
IIRC, a regular 1911 only has 53 parts.

BrianW
04-27-2012, 10:07 AM
It's the perfect zombie scenario pistol, I don't understand the doubters here.

bobbys
04-27-2012, 10:45 AM
I'm on line just now with a buddy in Brussels, I posted this link to him.
"You people are crazy," he says..

Thus the point of this thread...

Tall Boy
04-27-2012, 11:12 AM
Ah yes, the movies. Continue to give people a warped view of reality and history.
The history of Tincup (Virginnia City) and Tombstone is interesting enough without hollywood.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tombstone,_Arizona

Lest we forget........Crocodile Dundee.............

Uncle Duke
04-27-2012, 12:49 PM
...reason ain't in it...

Just wanted to say: great phrase! :D

Phillip Allen
04-27-2012, 01:44 PM
Just wanted to say: great phrase! :D

thanks, I stole it from Patrick O'Brian