Skip to comments.The Double Barrel Pistol by Arsenal Firearms, Italy
Posted on 07/26/2014 7:12:15 PM PDT by InvisibleChurch
This is the type of pistol we could see a James Bond villain using (a hint to filmmakers of the new Bond movie "Skyfall"). The AF2011-A1 "Second Century" incorporates the legendary John Browning M1911 design in both look and function.
The Italian manufacturer, Arsenal Firearms, states that the pistol will remain both ergonomic and easy to fire for anyone who can handle a regular 1911 pistol.
A little bit of background info on the company: formed by a firearm designer Nicola Bandini and gun miniature master Dimitry Streshinskiy (Russia). Arsenal owns a popular shotgun company Zanotti 1625, which has a pretty remarkable history of creating fine-crafted shotguns for well over 400 years.
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Although this isn't the first attempt at a double barrel pistol design, Arsenal claims that they will be the first to produce the pistols for the public - in the 1990's a Swiss armorer Vivian Mueller produced a double-barreled 9mm Sig P220 firearm using two stock weapons, custom fabrication, milling and a ton of custom made parts.
I could see Bruce Willis with a couple of these.
I bet it weighs about 14lbs.
Interesting but a little unhandy for very little gain,
I remember when Gibsons discount store sold a little two shot .22LR pistol called the gaucho. It was sort of like a tiny double barrel shotgun. There was a hammer for each barrel and they were single, er double shot. Also a trigger for each barrel.
A solution without a problem.
If it used ordinary 1911 magazines and had a somewhat ordinary grip I’d go for it as a curio piece.
To fat for CCW. Looks like something that would be unlocked in Hitman called Ballers, or GTA5.
If a design could be made for two interlocking pistols, each sold separately but “connectible” and some solution to the problem of two closely spaced triggers could be be found, it would be a cool, in-your-face response to magazine limits. Each gun has a limited 8 or 10 rd mag but connected, I have a 16 or 20 rd weapon.
Other than that, I agree, a solution looking for a problem.
Well it would be more useful than holding your gun sideways so maybe they could use them in movies.
Sideways. Who doesn’t like hot brass down their collar?
Still only fires one barrel at a time, save your money and get a quality gun with a double stack mag.
—I bet it weighs about 14lbs.
Slightly more that 4 pounds, but still hefty
A solution without a problem”
I know, but for some reason, I love it anyway.
I saw one of those on display between Lackland and Kelley. I then read about the double mustang. It was a surprisingly good plane and performed well.
The only problem is it came out just as jets were making progress and could not perform with them.
It was the F-82 Twin Mustang, developed as a long range escort towards the end of WWII. It didn’t see action in that war, but did go operational, and IIRC, scored the first air-to-air kill in Korea.
Appears to be very well made but is also very heavy and the grips are huge! I have big hands and couldn't hold it securely.
Would be fun as a novelity but it is also expensive.
I don’t care, I want one.
Found this on Wikipedia though:
Prototype XP-82s, P-82Bs and P-82Es retained both fully equipped cockpits so that pilots could fly the aircraft from either position, alternating control on long flights, while later night fighter versions kept the cockpit on the left side only, placing the radar operator in the right position.
Yep...as yarddog pointed out, it was actually a successful design, that kind of died on the vine due to the dawn of the jet age, but its intent was to provide long range escort to B-29s going to Japan (and later B-36s should the war have lasted that long). The B-36 was originally designed to bomb Japan from bases in Hawaii, and the Twin Mustang was going to be it’s escort, so you’d need two pilots to make the round trip.
We had a virtual aerial menagerie flying over us everyday -- but most of them were B-36s and P-82s. Plus, we also got all the F7U Cutlass traffic. They were being built at the Chance-Vought factory over in Grand Prairies, but the adjoining Naval Air Station either wasn't finished or couldn't handle them. As a consequence, the completed F7Us were disassembled and trucked over to Carswell, where they were re-assembled and tested.
In retrospect, those were three exotic designs.
Why not just carry and extra mag, or two guns?
Unfortunately for KAOS, the Japanese manufacturer didn't really understand the specifications. Squeezing the trigger caused the revolver play music from local radio stations...in stereo!
I saw one at the Dayton air force museum. I expected it to be about half the size it actually is. It’s huge.
Unless your problem is “how can I burn more expensive ammo”...
Twice the likelyhood to jam.
We had a virtual aerial menagerie flying over us everyday
Your posting brought back memories! I grew up in West Dallas in Oak Cliff during the ‘40s-’50s, only a few miles from Mountain Creek Lake and NAS Dallas, which was on the NE side of the lake. ........btw, the NAS was operational in 1942 and several of our neighbors were active duty or reserve Marines/Navy who were stationed there.
We kids in the late ‘40s would watch the B-36s and also the Flying Wings (I forget the B-** designation) that would fly over from Carswell AFB (adjacent to Convair/General Dynamics). To us kids, those aircraft were awesome.
About a month into my Sr. year of HS, me and two friends enlisted in the Naval Air Reserves at NAS Dallas. It was primarily a training base with patrol (P2-Vs back then) and transport squadrons, but they also based F8-U Crusaders there.
That would be the YB-35 for the prop version and YB-49 for the jet one.
They keep trying to “improve” the 1911 - can’t improve perfection, just parody it....
Why not simply redesign the 1911 to carry a double stack magazine so the shooter has more shots?
- Half a Model 1859 4-Barrel Sharps Derringer or all of a Remington 2-Barrel Derringer -
- A “Volley-Fire” (rotating) Firing Pin modification works well on a Sharps Derringer (I hear)
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