Arsenal Firearms Second Century and Strike One

Arsenal Firearms AF2011-A1 “Second Century” double barrel pistol

Arsenal Firearms AF2011-A1 “Second Century”
Months of doubts ended last November 7th, with the BATFE granting official permission of import and marketing of the AF2011-A1 “Second Century” double-barrel pistol in the U.S.

Great news for all the American gun enthusiasts who followed closely the developments proposed by the Italian-Russian Arsenal Group of Companies - Arsenal Firearms S.r.l. after its worldwide launch at the 2012 IWA expo in Nuremberg, Germany. This newborn company also showcased its products, the polymer-framed AF-1 “STRIKE One” semi-automatic pistol and the astounding double-barrel AF2011-A1 “Second Century” pistol at the 2012 editions of EXA in Brescia (Italy) and NASGW in Orlando (Florida, U.S.A.). The AF2011-A1 “Second Century” has definitely since been the most appealing offering of the Arsenal Firearms company, with thousands worldwide looking forward for its launch. News had not been good for several months; multiple inquiries submitted to the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (BATFE) all returned the same negative response: being it a firearm capable of shooting more than one single round for each pull of the trigger, the AF2011-A1 “Second Century” would be classified as a machinegun, thus banned from private ownership in the U.S. as per the provisions of the Hughes Amendment to the 1986 Firearms Ownersʼ Protection Act (FOPA). More or less at the same time, Italian authorities themselves banned the AF2011-A1 “Second Century” double-barrel pistol from the national civilian market for the same reason.

Arsenal Firearms AF-1 “STRIKE One”
The AF-1 “STRIKE One” combat pistol is yet another product that the Arsenal Firearms Group will launch on the U.S. market at the 2013 SHOT Show

Yet, on November 14th, 2012, everything changed for American aficionados, with the BATFE belying itself and officially granting permission for the import and sale to civilians of the AF2011-A1 “Second Century” double-barrel pistol in the United States of America. Arsenalʼs AF2011-A1 “Second Century” appearently gained a total score of 120 Points according to Form 4590. These are great news for the American gun enthusiasts, who will be able to purchase the Arsenal Firearms AF2011-A1 “Second Century” double-barrel pistol and all dedicated accessories starting January 1st, 2013, through their FFL dealers ‒ which will stock up through Arsenal Firearmsʼ appointed U.S. importer of record, that being, Apex International LLC. headquartered in Middletown, CT. The official launch of the entire Arsenal Firearms products line, including the AF2011-A1 “Second Century” and AF-1 “STRIKE One” pistols, will take place at the forthcoming Shot Show 2013 in Las Vegas, to be held between the 15th and 18th of January at the Sands Convention Center. Arsenal Firearms will welcome all the US dealers and followers to booth #12251, main hall.

As an official media partner to the Arsenal Firearms Group, joins the Company in thanking warmly the millions of followers, enthusiasts and supporters in the United States of America and worldwide: they are part of the dream and indeed the main reason to be for both the Arsenal Firearms group and us.