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The Armsel Striker shotgun and its variants appears in the following films, TV shows, and video games used by the following actors:
(Mid-1980s ~ Present)
Caliber: 12 Gauge
Capacity: 12 round revolving cylinder
Fire Modes: Semiautomatic
Armsel Striker Shotgun - 12 Gauge. Strikers are identified not only by the unique 'knob' that serves as the winding key in front of the drum, but also the drum advance lever on the back of the receiver. The Cobray guns don't have this lever.
The original South African-manufactured cylinder shotgun, designed by Rhodesian Hilton Walker in the 1980s. Various versions existed, some with the top-folding stock, and others without.
The Protecta is an improved version of the original Striker; it differs primarily in that it lacks the winder on the drum
Armsel Protecta - 12 Gauge
SWD/Cobray Street Sweeper
SWD/Cobray Street Sweeper with short barrel and top folding stock - 12 Gauge. Visible is the Cobray logo on the side, no visible drum advance lever like on the Striker and the recognizable 'key' in the front of the drum for winding up the rotary cylinder.
SWD/Cobray Street Sweeper - 12 Gauge
The Street Sweeper is the American-made copy of the Striker; the standard commercial version was recognizable by its longer 18" barrel, which was necessary to comply with U.S. firearms laws for over the counter shotgun sales. There were short barreled versions of the Street Sweeper, but like all short barreled shotguns, it required a tax stamp and was a strongly regulated device. When the Clinton Administration declared the civilian version of the Street Sweeper to be a 'destructive device' (like a mortar or a rocket launcher) in 1993, nearly all commercial sales ceased and the remaining samples in the chain of commerce could only be sold to holders of Federal Destructive Device Permits. Although it is a copy of the Striker, there is a relatively low interchangeability of parts between the two guns. The Street Sweeper is usually seen in American action films, whereas the Striker and Protecta are more likely to appear in films made outside of the U.S. The Street Sweeper also has the distinctive Key in the front of the drum to wind the 'clockwork' mechanism like the original Striker shotgun.
|| Release Date
|Resident Evil 5
|Grand Theft Auto IV: The Lost and Damned
||w/ cut-down 18-inch barrel, full auto mode and 8-round drum
||8-round default magazine, various optics
Examples of the Sentinel Arms Striker-12
Sentinel Arms Striker-12 civilian-legal (18") barrel with top folding stock - 12 Gauge.
Sentinel Arms Striker-12 with stubby barrel (7") - 12 Gauge.