American Tactical Imports FX-45

     Notes: Built for ATI by Shooters Arms Manufacturing in the Philippines, the FX-45 is a 1911-type pistol what comes in a variety of sizes and finishes.  The FX-45 Military is an almost straightforward copy of the 1911, with controls in the same place and the standard manual and grip safeties.  It has all-steel construction, matte black sights (adjustable in the rear) and a matte blued slide and frame.  Grip plates are mahogany and are checkered for a surer grip.  The trigger is skeletonized. Barrel length is 5 inches.  The action is single-action.  The FX-45 Military can (as all FX-45 designs) use a variety of single-stack .45 ACP magazines.  The FX-45 GI is a commander-sized pistol, with a 4.25-inch barrel but otherwise similar to the FX-45 Military.  The FX-45 Titan Blue is also similar to the FX-45 Military, but has a 3.13-inch barrel, low-profile rear sights, a dovetailed front sight.  The Titan Stainless is a Titan Blue with all-chromed metalwork.

     The FX-45 Thunderbolt is the deluxe version, with a 5-inch bull match-quality barrel, chrome steel for some of its parts, textured grips, and white-dot LPA Bomar sights. There is a short-length of MIL-STD-1913 rail under the dust cover.  The hammer is a loop hammer. 

     In a market already glutted with 1911 clones, it remains to be seen how well the FX-45 will do, but it is a quality pistol at an affordable (real-world) price.

     Twilight 2000 Notes: These pistols are not available in the Twilight 2000 timeline.

Weapon

Ammunition

Weight

Magazines

Price

FX-45 Military

.45 ACP

1.09 kg

6, 7, 8

$407

FX-45 GI

.45 ACP

1.08 kg

6, 7, 8

$402

FX-45 Titan Blue

.45 ACP

0.8 kg

6, 7, 8

$388

FX-45 Thunderbolt

.45 ACP

1.09 kg

6, 7, 8

$414

 

Weapon

ROF

Damage

Pen

Bulk

SS

Burst

Range

FX-45 Military

SA

2

Nil

1

3

Nil

14

FX-45 GI

SA

2

Nil

1

3

Nil

13

FX-45 Titan Blue

SA

2

Nil

1

4

Nil

7

FX-45 Thunderbolt

SA

2

2-Nil

1

3

Nil

15

 

Century International Arms Draco

     Notes: CIA is an import company which sells primarily foreign-made weapons into the US.  The Draco pistol is one of these, and is imported from Bulgaria.  It is barely a pistol, and more like a short-barreled rifle without a stock; it is best fired two-handed.  The Draco will accept any standard AK-type magazine or drum, and due to its size and potential to make a short-barreled rifle out of it, is prohibited in several states in the US as well as several counties and cities.  The Draco has essentially a standard AK action, and most working parts of the AK are usable in the Draco.  The exceptions are the sear, which has been changed to make virtually impossible to turn it into an automatic fire weapon.  The rear of the receiver has no provision for a stock to even be attached, though kits are made to do so (causing the owners to do a lot of paperwork and pay lots of money to do so in the US, anyway). The barrel is 12.25 inches, and the sights are slightly modified.

     The Red Jacket Firearms Draco may be considered as representative of a Draco turned into a short-barreled rifle.  Strictly, it does not belong here, as it is a rifle, but it is included here for completeness.  The Red Jacket kit includes a DPH side-folding skeletonized stock, polymer handguards with four MIL-STD-1913 rails a foregrip (which may or may not be mounted according to the wishes of the user), and a flash suppressor for the tip of the barrel.  The handguards, a Krebs Quad Rail, replaces the standard wooden handguards.  The safety is modified; the standard Draco safety barely contacts the hammer and the modification makes the Red Jacket modification much safer.  The sights are replaced with ones more matching a short-barreled rifle instead of a long handgun.  Real-world costs are much less than standard short-barreled rifles.

     Twilight 2000 Notes: The Draco is not available in the Twilight 2000 timeline in any form.

Weapon

Ammunition

Weight

Magazines

Price

Draco Pistol

7.62mm Kalashnikov

2.49 kg

10, 20, 30, 40, 75D

$731

Draco SBR

7.62mm Kalashnikov

3.63 kg

10, 20, 30, 40, 75D

$797

 

Weapon

ROF

Damage

Pen

Bulk

SS

Burst

Range

Draco Pistol

SA

3

2-Nil

3

3

Nil

25

Draco SBR

SA

3

2-Nil

4/5

3

Nil

30

 

Chiappa 1911-22

     Notes: The 1911-22 (sold primarily through MKS Supply) is a faithful (visual) reproduction of the M-1911A1 – but it fires .22 Long Rifle ammunition.  Unlike conversions, the 1911-22 is designed from the beginning to be a 1911-type .22 pistol.  The styling is all M-1911, but the slide is of light aluminum alloy due to the lower recoil power of the .22 Long Rifle cartridge – the M-1911 operates by blowback, and so does the 1911-22, so the slide had to be considerably lighter than that of a conventional M-1911 so that the internal functioning basically matches the way an M-1911 operates.  This makes the 1911-22 lighter than an M-1911, but balance-wise the 1911-22 feels the same.  The barrel length is the same as the M-1911 at 5 inches. All other components are steel.  The barrel is fixed to the frame to increase accuracy.  It also eliminates some parts that are not necessary on a .22-firing handgun.  The 1911-22 can be had with a black oxide, olive drab, or desert tan finish.  Magazines are of polymer, and the grip plates of checkered walnut.

     The M9-22 is a faithful copy of the US military’s M-9 pistol, but built to fire .22 Long Rifle ammunition.  Most of its construction is at least visually identical to the M-9, but inside, the parts are designed for firing .22 ammunition.  The barrel is a bit longer at 5 inches, as the muzzle of the M9-22 is extended and threaded for use with a silencer.  (The pistol comes with a cap for the threads when they are not in use.)  The front sight is a fixed blade, but the rear sight is windage-adjustable.  Construction is of steel.  Finish is black for most parts, but the grip plates may be wood or plastic.

Weapon

Ammunition

Weight

Magazines

Price

1911-22

.22 Long Rifle

0.91 kg

10

$131

M9-22

.22 Long Rifle

1.04 kg

10

$129

 

Weapon

ROF

Damage

Pen

Bulk

SS

Burst

Range

1911-22

SA

-1

Nil

1

2

Nil

9

M9-22

SA

-1

Nil

1

2

Nil

9

 

Chiappa Mfour-22 Pistol

     Notes: This is essentially a chopped and shrunken version of Chiappa’s Mfour-22 rifle. It is quite scaled down and designed for hand firing (two hands are recommended, due to the size of the weapon).  The upper receiver and upper handguard MIL-STD-1913 rails are retained, though the part of the rail on the handguard is very abbreviated on the Mfour-22 Pistol.  Like most rimfire weapons, the operation is by blowback, rendering the stock unnecessary (though one can be attached – there are attachment points in back which allow the stock from the Mfour-22 rifle, making the weapon a short-barreled rifle).  Atop the upper receiver’s rail is a removable carrying handle unit, which contains an adjustable rear sight and a front sight post.  When this is removed, included rear sight and front sight units can be attached to the rail, or virtually any accessory. The grip is polymer and essentially the same as on the Mfour-22 rifle.  The 6-inch barrel is tipped with a flash suppressor.

     Twilight 2000 Notes: The Mfour-22 Pistol does not exist in the Twilight 2000 timeline.

Weapon

Ammunition

Weight

Magazines

Price

Mfour-22 Pistol

.22 Long Rifle

2.13 kg

10, 28

$143

 

Weapon

ROF

Damage

Pen

Bulk

SS

Burst

Range

Mfour-22 Pistol

SA

1

Nil

2

1

Nil

11

 

Felk MTF Series

     Notes: Felk Firearms is an interesting company; they are a subsidiary of Felk Industries, which is actually an Australian company, though Felk Firearms is based in Virginia in the US.  Felk’s pistols themselves are in fact built by subcontractor in Spain, though sold exclusively through the Virginia-based subsidiary.

     Felk pistols themselves are similar to the Glock series, with a similar operation, polymer frame, and steel slides.  Appearance is different, however, being more rounded and somewhat more ergonomic.  They are also extremely safe weapons, with automatic firing pin safeties, automatic striker safeties, DAO operation, and a pivoting-blade type of manual safety.  Unusual in a budget pistol, the trigger is adjustable for pull weight.  All of the MTF series are essentially identical, since they may be changed in caliber simply by changing the magazine, barrel, and slide.  The barrels are all 3.5 inches long.  Sights are typically fixed and simple notch-and-blade types. 

     Twilight 2000 Notes: Having begun trading in 1998, Felk pistols do not exist in the Twilight 2000 timeline.

Weapon

Ammunition

Weight

Magazines

Price

MTF-919

9mm Parabellum

0.56 kg

10

$147

MTF-400

.40 Smith & Wesson

0.58 kg

8

$184

MTF-450

.45 ACP

0.6 kg

9

$227

 

Weapon

ROF

Damage

Pen

Bulk

SS

Burst

Range

MTF-919

SA

1

Nil

1

4

Nil

8

MTF-400

SA

2

Nil

1

4

Nil

10

MTF-450

SA

2

Nil

1

4

Nil

9

 

Sarsilmaz-Bernardelli Compact/Combat

     Notes: This weapon is manufactured under license by Sarsilmaz of Turkey for Bernardelli of Italy.  The Compact version has a polymer frame and it combines some of the best features of Sarsilmaz and Bernardelli pistols – guide rails for the slide that run the entire length of the slide, extra pressure grooves on the front of the slide, good-sized safety, slide, and magazine catches, and the excellent workmanship both companies are known for.  The Combat version is basically a larger version of the Compact.  One interesting thing about these pistol are the rainbow of colors the polymer frames can be bought in, including black, OD green, yellow, red, white, and blue.  (The slides are finished in black, OD green, or gold-plated.)

     Twilight 2000 Notes: These pistols do not exist in the Twilight 2000 timeline.

Weapon

Ammunition

Weight

Magazines

Price

Compact

9mm Parabellum

0.75 kg

13

$235

Combat

9mm Parabellum

0.87 kg

17

$243

 

Weapon

ROF

Damage

Pen

Bulk

SS

Burst

Range

Compact

SA

1

Nil

1

3

Nil

9

Combat

SA

1

Nil

1

3

Nil

11

 

Stoeger American Eagle Luger

     Notes: Stoeger pistols are actually produced by Stoeger’s American subsidiary in New Jersey, but sold through Stoeger, which is now a subsidiary of Beretta; the pistols themselves are sold through their Canadian outlet.  One of these is the American Eagle Luger, introduced in 1994.  They are basically copies of the Nazi Luger pistol, but also have a chamber-loaded indicator.  They are also generally finished far better than Nazi example, with chromed or matte black frames, mechanisms, and barrels, and walnut grips.  (The Matte black finish was not available until 2000.)  Stoeger makes two versions, the American Eagle Luger P-08 with 4-inch barrel, and the American Eagle Navy Luger with 6 inches.

     Twilight 2000 Notes: Matte black finish was not available at the beginning of the war, but this was added in 1996.

Weapon

Ammunition

Weight

Magazines

Price

American Eagle Luger P-08

9mm Parabellum

0.85 kg

8

$238

American Eagle Navy Luger

9mm Parabellum

0.91 kg

8

$258

 

Weapon

ROF

Damage

Pen

Bulk

SS

Burst

Range

American Eagle Luger P-08

SA

1

Nil

1

3

Nil

10

American Eagle Navy Luger

SA

1

Nil

1

3

Nil

15

 

Stoeger Cougar

     Notes: Looking very much like many Beretta designs, the Turkish-built and Stoeger-sold Cougar probably looks that way since Stoeger is as of recently affiliated with the Beretta group, and the initial design work was done in Italy.  This makes the real-world price much lower than a Beretta (though the game price is unrelated to the real-world price), since labor costs are much lower in Turkey.  Action of the Cougar is currently SA/DA, with other actions a possible option for the future.  The 3.7-inch barrel is helical in profile, allowing it to lock in the action works.  The helical barrel also reduced torque from the spinning of the bullet, as the barrel rotates somewhat in the opposite direction of the spin during firing (though some shooters say that it creates a distracting counter-torque effect). The action is also designed to reduce felt recoil while remaining reliable in loading, functioning, and extraction.  First trigger pull is 6 pounds, lightning with subsequent trigger pulls.  Frames are of light alloy. The action is designed to travel straight forward. 9mm and .40 Smith & Wesson versions use a double-stack magazine; the .45 ACP version has the same wide-bodied profile, but has only a single-stack magazine.  Sights are fixed 3-dot sights with high-contrast markings. The .45 ACP version is the only one with a MIL-STD-1913 rail under the dust cover so far, though putting them on other Condors are possible for the future. Finishes are a Bruniton Black Slide with a matte silver anodized frame, Bruniton silver frame with a matte silver anodized frame, and all-Bruniton Matte Black.

Weapon

Ammunition

Weight

Magazines

Price

Condor

9mm Parabellum

0.92 kg

15

$311

Condor

.40 Smith & Wesson

0.92 kg

11

$385

Condor

.45 ACP

0.91 kg

8

$476

 

Weapon

ROF

Damage

Pen

Bulk

SS

Burst

Range

Condor (9mm)

SA

1

Nil

1

2

Nil

9

Condor (.40)

SA

2

Nil

1

2

Nil

11

Condor (.45)

SA

2

Nil

1

3

Nil

9

 

Stoeger Pro Series 95

     Notes: These pistols are rimfire match weapons, highly-modified versions of the old High Standard pistols.  They are made from stainless steel, with gold-plated triggers, safeties, magazine releases, and slide catches.  The grips are wrap-around Pachmayr grips.  The barrels of all three versions of the Pro Series 95 can be interchanged by depressing a button at the front of the frame and releasing the barrel. 

     The Pro Series 95 Bull Barrel has a heavy match barrel 5.5 inches long and a micrometer rear sight.  The Pro Series 95 Fluted Barrel has a 7.25-inch fluted barrel and the same micrometer rear sight.  The Pro-Series Vented Barrel has a black ventilated barrel rib above the barrel for quick sighting, and that rib incorporates the micrometer rear sight.  The barrel is 5.5 inches.

Weapon

Ammunition

Weight

Magazines

Price

Pro Series 95 Bull Barrel

.22 Long Rifle

1.36 kg

10

$138

Pro Series 95 Fluted Barrel

.22 Long Rifle

1.42 kg

10

$156

Pro Series 95 Vented Barrel

.22 Long Rifle

1.36 kg

10

$137

 

Weapon

ROF

Damage

Pen

Bulk

SS

Burst

Range

Pro Series 95 Bull Barrel

SA

-1

Nil

1

1

Nil

11

Pro Series 95 Fluted Barrel

SA

1

Nil

1

1

Nil

14

Pro Series 95 Vented Barrel

SA

-1

Nil

1

1

Nil

10