Photo: Arsenal Firearms

Photo: Arsenal Firearms

New Italian firearms manufacturer Arsenal Firearms has arrived with a bang, introducing a double-barrel 1911 pistol that fires two .45-caliber projectiles simultaneously.

At first glance, Arsenal's AF2011-A1 looks like two 1911s fused together, but a closer look reveals a more integrated platform that must have been a challenge to engineer.

Arsenal produced a demo video (complete with accompanying angelic chorus) that shows the firing of eight double-round .45 ACP rounds. In the demo, "4,000 grains of payload [are] sent downrange in about 5 seconds," a narrator says.

A comparible 9mm pistol would require about 30 rounds and several magazine changes to achieve the same result.

While this gun is unlikely to ever see use in law enforcement as a duty weapon, it's clearly an engineering marvel, and we wouldn't decline an offer to shoot one.

Related:

Arsenal's Double Barrel 1911 (video)

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Paul Clinton
Paul Clinton

Paul Clinton

As the POLICE Web editor, Paul Clinton contributes posts about patrol cars, motorcycles, and other police vehicles. He previously wrote about automotive electronics as managing editor of Mobile Electronics. Prior to that, he was an award-winning newspaper reporter.

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As the POLICE Web editor, Paul Clinton contributes posts about patrol cars, motorcycles, and other police vehicles. He previously wrote about automotive electronics as managing editor of Mobile Electronics. Prior to that, he was an award-winning newspaper reporter.

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