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The ATF has given Arsenal the green light to import their double-barreled, double-everything 1911. Arsenal turned a lot of heads a few months back when they announced their truly unique handgun, the AF2011-A1, but many assumed that the gun would never wind up for sale in the U.S., because it fires two cartridges with one pull of the trigger, making it a machine gun according to federal law.

Arsenal maintained that their double trigger design, and matching pair of sears and hammers, would not raise the hackles of the gatekeepers of the guns, and they were right on the money. From their press release:

"The US Department of Justice, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (BATFE) has officially granted import permission and sale in the United States of America of the AF2011-A1 Second Century double barrel pistol, with a total score of 120 Points, according to Form 4590.

"Arsenal Firearms Group proudly announces the official distribution to America of the whole line of double barrel firearms and dedicated accessories starting on January the 1st 2013, through the appointed US Importer of Record, Apex International LLC of Middletown, CT and according to a 'Direct Dealer Distribution.'

"The Company wishes to take this opportunity to thank warmly the millions of followers, enthusiasts and supporters in the United States of America and worldwide: they are part of the dream and indeed our main reason to be."
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http://www.guns.com/arsenal-to-import-af2011-a1-january-1-2013-launch-shot-show-11525.html


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Re: Double-barrel 1911 lands ATF approval, importation to begin next year
« Reply #1 on: December 01, 2012, 12:50:40 AM »
I want one!

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Re: Double-barrel 1911 lands ATF approval, importation to begin next year
« Reply #2 on: December 01, 2012, 07:05:11 AM »
I want one!

I bet it has a hell of a kick.  But it must be like having a shotgun in your hand, only better because you have more ammo in the chamber before you need to reload. 
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Re: Double-barrel 1911 lands ATF approval, importation to begin next year
« Reply #3 on: December 01, 2012, 09:19:22 AM »
I bet it has a hell of a kick.  But it must be like having a shotgun in your hand, only better because you have more ammo in the chamber before you need to reload.

Not just a hell of a kick, that will be a heavy sonofagun when fully loaded, and there is no way you could fire it one handed if you expected to hit anything.

Looks interesting, but I would reserve judgement on it until I could see how well if fit my hand...


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Re: Double-barrel 1911 lands ATF approval, importation to begin next year
« Reply #4 on: December 01, 2012, 09:54:40 AM »
Not just a hell of a kick, that will be a heavy sonofagun when fully loaded, and there is no way you could fire it one handed if you expected to hit anything.

Looks interesting, but I would reserve judgement on it until I could see how well if fit my hand...

I think you're right.  It could have a lot of limitations.  But the concept is intriguing.  And it's very surprising the ATF approved it.
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