Aircraft / Aviation Vehicles & Artillery Small Arms Warships & Submarines Military Ranks Military Pay Scale (2024) Special Forces

Arsenal Firearms AF-1 (Strike One)

Semi-Automatic Pistol

Italy | 2012

"The Italian-Russian Arsenal Firearms AF-1 may become the next standard-issue sidearm for Russian military forces moving forward."

The physical qualities of the Arsenal Firearms AF-1 (Strike One). Information presented is strictly for general reference and should not be misconstrued as useful for hardware restoration or operation.
210 mm
8.27 in
O/A Length
128 mm
5.04 in
Barrel Length
1.65 lb
0.75 kg
Short-Recoil; Semi-Automatic
9x19mm Parabellum; .40 S&W; .357 SIG
17-round detachable box magazine (model dependent)
Iron Front and Rearl Fixed or Adjustable
Notable series variants as part of the Arsenal Firearms AF-1 (Strike One) Semi-Automatic Pistol family line.
AF-1 "Strike One" - Base Model

Authored By: Staff Writer | Last Edited: 10/03/2017 | Content ©www.MilitaryFactory.com | The following text is exclusive to this site; No A.I. was used in the generation of this content.

An Italian-Russian joint venture under the Arsenal Firearms brand label has introduced a new hammerless, lightweight polymer semi-automatic pistol in 2012 known as the AF-1 "Strike One". Design is attributed to Nicola Bandini and Dimitry Streshinsky and incorporates several notable patented features into the final product. American importation of the pistol is expected for "sometime" in 2014.

The AF-1 sports a steel and reinforced polymer frame construction and low-profile slide. The slide is granted both front and rear grip areas for cocking the weapon. Sights are available in fixed or adjustable varieties. The hand grip displays a good deal of ergonomically-minded texturing for firm control when handling and firing. Listed dimensions of the AF-1 include an overall length of 210mm and a 128mm-long, cold-hammered barrel. A combat version of the weapon is offered with slightly smaller dimensions for improved compactness as well as a lighter overall carrying weight. The AF1 is given a right-side ejection port and a patented ambidextrous "push-button" magazine release. The angled magazine is inserted into the base of the pistol grip in the usual way and can house up to seventeen 9x19mm cartridges in a staggered column arrangement. Beyond the base 9x19mm Parabellum chambering there are also forms for 9x21 IMI, .357 SIG and .40 S&W. The AF-1 is of Single-Action Only (SAO). The frame features an under-barrel section of Picatinny rail for supporting a tactical light or aimer accessory. The line is available in several colors to suit buyer taste including Ordnance Black, olive green and desert tan.

Content ©MilitaryFactory.com; No Reproduction Permitted.

Arsenal Firearms markets the AF-1 as one of the fastest semi-automatic shooters on the market thanks to its short firing pin release/short-recoil operated action utilizing an inline barrel operation with patented locking block arrangement (recoil-operated drop). Several integral safety features have been implemented including a patented automatic safety trigger and automatic firing pin safety.

It has been stated that the AF-1 may make up the new sidearm of the rearming Russian Armed Forces.

Content ©MilitaryFactory.com; No Reproduction Permitted.
Global customers who have evaluated and/or operated the Arsenal Firearms AF-1 (Strike One). Nations are displayed by flag, each linked to their respective national small arms listing.

Contractor(s): Arsenal Firearms - Italy / Russia
National flag of Italy National flag of Russia National flag of the United States

[ Italy; Russia (probable); United States ]
1 / 1
Image of the Arsenal Firearms AF-1 (Strike One)
Image courtesy of Arsenal Firearms marketing material; All Rights Reserved.

Going Further...
The Arsenal Firearms AF-1 (Strike One) Semi-Automatic Pistol appears in the following collections:
Disclaimer | Privacy Policy | Cookies

2024 Military Pay Scale Military Ranks of the World U.S. Department of Defense Dictionary Conversion Calculators Military Alphabet Code Military Map Symbols Breakdown U.S. 5-Star Generals List WWII Weapons by Country

The "Military Factory" name and MilitaryFactory.com logo are registered ® U.S. trademarks protected by all applicable domestic and international intellectual property laws. All written content, illustrations, and photography are unique to this website (unless where indicated) and not for reuse/reproduction in any form. Material presented throughout this website is for historical and entertainment value only and should not to be construed as usable for hardware restoration, maintenance, or general operation. We do not sell any of the items showcased on this site. Please direct all other inquiries to militaryfactory AT gmail.com. No A.I. was used in the generation of this content.

Part of a network of sites that includes GlobalFirepower, a data-driven property used in ranking the top military powers of the world, WDMMA.org (World Directory of Modern Military Aircraft), WDMMW.org (World Directory of Modern Military Warships), SR71blackbird.org, detailing the history of the world's most iconic spyplane, and MilitaryRibbons.info, cataloguing military medals and ribbons. Special Interest: RailRoad Junction, the locomotive encyclopedia.

©2024 www.MilitaryFactory.com • All Rights Reserved • Content ©2003-2024 (21yrs)