Arsenal Firearms Strike One
The Arsenal Firearms AF-1 Strike One, also known as Strizh (Стриж, Swift bird) in Russia, is a semi-automatic pistol by Russo-Italian company Arsenal Firearms. Originally designed for Russian military/law enforcement, it saw testing for adoption (and some intense discussion in the Russian military scene about it), but was rejected and buried after a series of behind-the-scenes political shiftings that saw the Russian founder of Arsenal Firearms being forced to leave Russia in 2014. It uses an unusual patented locking system based on the Bergmann system. The Strizh is produced in Russia, while Strike One pistols are produced in EU factories for export.
In the United States, a variant of the pistol intended replace imports and sales of the Strike One in the US is produced by a collaboration between Arsenal Firearms and Salient Arms International. Originally, Prime Ammunition was also involved, and the collaboration was known as Prime Manufacturing Group, but Prime Ammunition left and the collaboration became Arsenal Firearms USA. This variant, originally known as Stryk, features a new slide, new trigger, and a new grip texture, with two variants: the full-sized Stryk-A and the compact Stryk-B. A "potential trademark dispute" (most likely with the US arm of Bulgarian manufacturer Arsenal Inc) saw Arsenal Firearms USA rebranding itself as Archon Firearms and the Stryk-B pistols being rebranded as Type B in 2018, just as the first shipment of Stryk pistols were delivered to the US and causing another delay due to having to rebrand the slides. Stryk-B pistols launched later in the EU market however were not rebranded, adding to the mess of names. Stryk-A seems to have disappeared when PMG was dissolved.
The Arsenal Firearms Strike One and variants can be seen in the following films, television series, video games, and anime used by the following actors:
(2012 - Present)
Caliber: 9x19mm, 9×19mm 7N21 +P+, 9×19mm 7N31 +P+, 9x21mm IMI, .357 SIG, .40 S&W (Strizh only made in 9x19mm), prototypes in .22 LR and less-lethal 10×28 were shown in the ARMS & Hunting exhibition in Russia in October 2013
Weight: 750 g (26.5 oz) (polymer frame), 890 g (31.4 oz) (Ergal frame), 700 g (24.7 oz) Combat version
Length: 210 mm (8.3 in), 190 mm (7.5 in) (Combat version)
Barrel Length: 127 mm (5.0 in), 110 mm (4.3 in) Combat version, 300 mm (Strizh long range kit)
Capacity: 17 rounds (9mm rounds), 13 rounds (.357 SIG & .40 S&W)
Fire Modes: Semi-Automatic (Semi-Auto/Full-Auto for the AF1-R)
|John Wick: Chapter 2||Common||Cassian||two-tone, suppressed||2017|
|Show Title||Actor||Character||Note / Episode||Air Date|
|Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. - Season 3||Brett Dalton||Grant Ward||"Devils You Know" (S3E04)||2015|
|The Last Ship - Season 3||Hiroyuki Sanada||Takehaya||"Dog Day" (S3E06)||2016|