Dan Wesson Commander Classic Bobtail

     Notes: Built for Dan Wesson by CZ-USA, the Commander Classic Bobtail is an accurized and customized Colt Commander-type weapon.  The frame and slide are made from stainless steel, but the weapon is not too heavy.  The slide top is rounded, with fixed 3-dot tritium inlay sights.  The barrel is forged in one piece and is match grade, as is the bushing.  The grip safety is extended and has a “memory groove,” which is sort of a bump on the grip safety which makes sure the grip safety engages.  The front strap is checkered at 20 lpi, and the grip plates are wooden and checkered in a diamond cocobolo pattern.  Flat surfaces are hand-polished, while rounded surfaces are bead-blasted to give a contrasting effect.  There are no sharp edges.  The ejection port is enlarged and flared.  The manual thumb safety is extended, as is the magazine catch, and the slide stop specially shaped for easy manipulation.  It is on the whole considered an excellent pistol, like all Dan Wesson designs.

     The Concealed Carry Officer (CCO) is a development of the Commander Classic Bobtail designed as an even more concealable weapon, and also designed as something fancier that military officers might actually be proud to carry.  Like a classic CCO-type pistol, the Dan Wesson CCO uses a Commander-length slide with a 4.3-inch barrel on top of a smaller frame.  The grip plates are of high-quality wood with a special stippled “Shadow” pattern and a “DW” logo on each side; the frontstrap is textured in a proprietary “Chain Link” pattern for gripping, and the backstrap is checkered.  The frame is aluminum; the rest is stainless steel. The trigger housing is undercut to encourage a proper, high grip on the frame.  The slide and frame are coated in a matte black Duty finish.  Sights are low-profile and dovetailed in, with tritium inlays.  The trigger has a shortened pull length for faster follow-up shots.  Two types of magazines are sold for the CCO – a flush-fit 7-round magazine, and a 6-round magazine with a rubber shoe on the bottom that has a finger stop.

     The Guardian is sort of a combination of the Commander Classic Bobtail and Concealed Carry Officer (CCO), plus some extra features such as slightly wider grip, higher-profile Bo-Mar sights, and smooth wooden grip plates with checkering on the frontstrap and backstrap.  The Guardian uses an alloy frame, and both the frame and slide uses the matte black “duty” finish which is exclusive to Dan Wesson.  The Guardian can use Commander Classic Bobtail and CCO magazines.

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

Weapon

Ammunition

Weight

Magazines

Price

Commander Classic Bobtail

10mm Colt

0.99 kg

7

$356

Commander Classic Bobtail

.45 ACP

0.99 kg

7

$401

Concealed Carry Officer

.45 ACP

0.77 kg

6, 7

$403

Guardian

.45 ACP

0.81 kg

6, 7, 8

$402

 

Weapon

ROF

Damage

Pen

Bulk

SS

Burst

Range

Commander Classic Bobtail (10mm)

SA

2

1-Nil

1

3

Nil

10

Commander Classic Bobtail (.45)

SA

2

Nil

1

3

Nil

12

Concealed Carry Officer

SA

2

Nil

1

4

Nil

12

Guardian

SA

2

Nil

1

4

Nil

12

 

Dan Wesson Discretion

     Notes: Though sold to civilians, this large, long-barreled pistol is designed primarily for use by match, military and law-enforcement concerns. It is a 1911-type pistol with G10 checkered/textured grip plates and a beavertail long enough to prevent hammer bite, but not overly-long. The front and rearstrap are checkered at 25 lpi. The trigger is undercut for a high grip.  The recoil spring is light and the slide is very smooth in movement.  The 5.75-inch barrel is tipped by threads for a suppressor (along with a screw-on cap) and ported with large lightening cutouts in the slide. Underneath the dust cover is a Picatinny rail. The rail is meant to hang an optional suppressor from, made by CZ (but not included in the cost below). The sights are tall enough to see over a suppressor, and are of the 3-dot Tritium-type. The sights, however, are dehorned, and are as little snaggy as possible. The magazine well is funneled for quick reloading. The ejection port is flared, lengthened, and lowered. The finish is similar to Melonite, in Black Duty color.

Weapon

Ammunition

Weight

Magazines

Price

Discretion

9mm Parabellum

1.13 kg

10

$259

Discretion

.45 ACP

1.13 kg

10

$420

 

Weapon

ROF

Damage

Pen

Bulk

SS

Burst

Range

Discretion

SA

1

Nil

1

3

Nil

14

Discretion

SA

2

1-Nil

1

3

Nil

16

 

Dan Wesson Elite Carry Officer

     Notes: The Elite Carry Officer (more often simply called the “ECO”) is an aluminum-framed steel slide pistol which is a compact, but like many Dan Wesson designs, made to almost hand-fitted specifications.  The 3.5-inch barrel is of bull profile and made from 416 steel; this not only eliminate some of the flex from shooting and to a minor extent felt recoil, it eliminates the need for a barrel bushing.  The other end of the barrel has a ramped and polished feed; the ramp is furthermore polished for additional reliability.  The ejection port is flared and lowered to enhance extraction reliability. All of this contributes to the smooth operating of the ECO.  The finish of the frame and slide are what Dan Wesson calls a “Black Duty” finish.  This finish is similar to Melonite and actually bonds with the metal, offering a tougher finish than the various baked-on finishes.  The recoil spring and guide rod are designed to tame the often violent action of compact 1911s. Serrated cocking grooves are in the rear of a slide. The frontstrap and rear strap have 25 lpi checkering.  The grips are polymer G10 VZ grips. Sights are fixed rear and front sights; the rear has a U-notched style lined in white and the front sight blade has a red stripe on it. Both have tritium inlays.

Weapon

Ammunition

Weight

Magazines

Price

Elite Carry Officer

.45 ACP

0.71 kg

7

$393

 

Weapon

ROF

Damage

Pen

Bulk

SS

Burst

Range

Elite Carry Officer

SA

2

Nil

1

4

Nil

9

 

Dan Wesson Elite Series

     Notes: The Elite Series is designed for competition shooters, and some of the designs hit just at the maximum allowed by the rules of the particular competition. Parts are partially hand-fitted and often special alloys are used.

     The Havoc is designed for Open IPSC/USPSA shooting.  The base is a 1911 frame, but it is heavily modified.  The 5-inch barrel has 6-slot porting, and is made of a special steel alloy, is match-quality, heavy profile, and (of course) has no bushing. The Havoc is topped with a C-MORE red dot sight on a low-profile mount.

     The Mayhem is designed specifically with the IPSC/USPSA Limited Division in mind. The Mayhem features a 6-inch bull profile, match-quality barrel made of high-quality steel.  The Mayhem is designed to be light; weight has been shaved where possible, and sometimes, added where it would benefit balance and pointing qualities.  The Mayhem has a proprietary tactical rail under the dust cover; the front of the dust cover, however, is cut away to reduce weight, and this does expose the guide rod (though it is in a sleeve).

     The Titan is a high-accuracy 1911-type pistol.  It is built on a steel frame manufactured by Caspian for Dan Wesson, to his specifications.  It is a wide-bodied frame, able to take a double-stack 10mm magazine, through a flared and funneled magazine well opening.  The magazine well is machined as a part of the frame, instead of being a separate part.  Most of the Titan is matte black, except for the G10 grips, which may be green or black.  The top of the slide is flattened and checkered to cut glare; underneath, on the dust cover, is a short MIL-STD-1913 rail.  Instead of ribbing of serrations, the cocking grips are unidirectional snakeskin-pattern cocking grips.  These grips are both at the rear and front of the slide. The grip safety is part of an extended beavertail with a bump at the bottom to insure positive engagement.  The trigger guard is squared for an stabilizing finger.  The magazine release is extended, but it is reportedly quite stiff and takes force to push in.  The trigger is flat-faced, serrated, and widened. Trigger pull weight is very light.  The 5-inch Schuemann Ultimatch barrel is ramped, of bull weight, and bushingless, The rear sights are adjustable and have tritium inlays; the front sight is dovetailed and has a tritium inlay with a white stripe on either side.

     The Chaos is similar to the Havoc, but has a few more wrinkles.  It has a beveled and flared magazine well, G-10 grips, and has an adjustable rear fiberoptic sight and a front fiberoptic sight, dovetailed in.  The barrel is the standard 5 inches, but is of heavy profile, match-quality, stainless steel, and is bushingless. The feed ramp is integral to the barrel.  It has an ambidextrous manual safety and an extended beavertail and grip safety, with a bump. The Chaos has a match trigger and hammer. The dust cover is grooved for a tactical rail, but does not have as standard.

Weapon

Ammunition

Weight

Magazines

Price

Havoc

9mm Parabellum

1 kg

21

$451

Havoc

.38 Super

1 kg

21

$487

Mayhem

.40 Smith & Wesson

1.45 kg

17

$340

Titan

10mm Colt

1.3 kg

14

$368

Chaos

9mm Parabellum

1.27 kg

23

$251

 

Weapon

ROF

Damage

Pen

Bulk

SS

Burst

Range

Havoc (9mm)

SA

1

Nil

1

2

Nil

13

Havoc (.38)

SA

2

1-Nil

1

2

Nil

14

Mayhem

SA

2

1-Nil

1

2

Nil

20

Titan

SA

2

1-Nil

1

2

Nil

15

Chaos

SA

1

Nil

1

2

Nil

13

 

Dan Wesson Pointman Seven

     Notes: Based on a Series 70-style M-1911, the Pointman Seven features almost all-stainless steel construction and several caliber choices, though the standard (and most numerous) version is chambered for .45 ACP.  The barrel is match-quality and cold-forged, with a one-piece 5-inch match barrel and bushing.  The micrometer-adjustable rear sights are by Bo-Mar, with a dovetailed front sight blade.  The rounded surfaces are given a bead-blasted finish, while the flat surfaces are hand-polished.  The grip plates, and backstrap are checkered, with a bump on the grip safety.  The front and rear of the Pointman Seven’s slide have cocking grooves, and the magazine well is beveled to aid in loading.  The ejection port is lowered and flared and the feed ramp is hand-polished to aid in positive extraction.  The hammer is also a loop-type match-quality unit.  The trigger is one of the few non-steel parts, being of polished, skeletonized aluminum.  The magazine catch is extended. The .45 ACP model can be had in the additional finish of desert tan, but not the other calibers.

     The Pointman Nine is based on the Pointman Seven, but chambered for 9mm Parabellum.  It also has some extra features, such as a checkered frontstrap, and the front sight has a fiberoptic inlay.  The top of the slide has Clark-style aiming rib, like that of the RZ-10.

     The Global Survivalist version uses a 6-inch barrel, cocobolo hardwood grip plates, a bobbed backstrap and a commander-type hammer, a 6-inch match-quality cold-forged barrel, and an adjustable Bo-Mar night rear sight with a dovetailed ramped dot front night sight. Finish is largely matte stainless steel, with black oxide small parts.

     Twilight 2000 Notes: The Pointman Nine is not available in the Twilight 2000 timeline.

Weapon

Ammunition

Weight

Magazines

Price

Pointman Seven

.45 ACP

1.09 kg

8

$409

Pointman Seven

10mm Colt

1.09 kg

8

$363

Pointman Seven

.40 Smith & Wesson

1.09 kg

8

$323

Pointman Nine

9mm Parabellum

1.09 kg

10

$249

Global Survivalist

.45 ACP

1.16 kg

8

$419

Global Survivalist

10mm Colt

1.16 kg

8

$374

Global Survivalist

.40 Smith & Wesson

1.16 kg

8

$334

Global Survivalist

9mm Parabellum

1.16 kg

8

$260

 

Weapon

ROF

Damage

Pen

Bulk

SS

Burst

Range

Pointman Seven (.45 ACP)

SA

2

2-Nil

1

3

Nil

15

Pointman Seven (10mm)

SA

2

1-Nil

1

3

Nil

15

Pointman Seven (.40)

SA

2

1-Nil

1

3

Nil

16

Pointman Nine

SA

1

Nil

1

3

Nil

13

Global Survivalist (.45 ACP)

SA

2

2-Nil

1

3

Nil

18

Global Survivalist (10mm)

SA

2

1-Nil

1

3

Nil

18

Global Survivalist (.40)

SA

2

1-Nil

1

3

Nil

20

Global Survivalist (9mm)

SA

1

Nil

1

3

Nil

16

 

Dan Wesson RZ Heritage

     Notes: This is an older Dan Wesson design that was revived by CZ-USA due to popular demand.  It is Dan Wesson’s entry-level pistol. Also known as the Razorback 1911, the RZ gets that “Razorback” moniker from its serrated Clark-style aiming rib that extends down the top of the slide between the sights.  The sights themselves consist of a rear low-profile combat sight that is dovetailed in and a low-profile front sight blade that is also dovetailed in.  The finish is stainless steel (as is the construction) with checkered cocobolo grip panels.  The barrel is match-quality and 5 inches long. Most of the Heritage is matte stainless steel finished, but the sides of the slide are polished.  The Heritage is also dehorned as much as possible. The RZ-45 is chambered for .45 ACP; the RZ-10 is chambered for 10mm. The RZ-10 is a limited-production item.

     The RZ Heritage Sportsman is similar in basic construction and finish, but the rear sight is micrometer adjustable and the front sight has a fiberoptic inlay.  The grips plates are textured rubber, and the frontstrap and backstrap are checkered.  The grip is slightly shorter allowing for a magazine capacity of only 8 rounds in 10mm, but the magazines have a short rubber extension with a finger stop on it.  It is otherwise identical to the standard RZ for game purposes.

Weapon

Ammunition

Weight

Magazines

Price

RZ-10 Heritage

10mm Colt

1.09 kg

9

$363

RZ-45 Heritage

.45 ACP

1.09 kg

7, 8

$408

 

Weapon

ROF

Damage

Pen

Bulk

SS

Burst

Range

RZ-10 Heritage

SA

2

1-Nil

1

3

Nil

15

RZ-45 Heritage

SA

2

Nil

1

3

Nil

14

 

Dan Wesson Single-Stack Custom

     Notes: The Single-Stack Custom (SSC) is a competition-grade pistol built under the CZ-USA auspices, and is currently Dan Wesson’s only pistol built for .40 Smith & Wesson.  The SSC is designed from the outset for competition (specifically IPSC competition), and features a match-grade barrel, a fiberoptic front sight, stainless steel construction, ambidextrous controls, and a beveled magazine well for quick reloading.  The grip plates are Shark Skin Grips, a texture designed for a sure grip and often added to the pistols used by US special operations personnel to their pistols.  The grip safety has a bump on it for positive engagement.  The hammer is a loop-type hammer.  The SSC is heavy and thus keeps barrel jump to a minimum.

     Twilight 2000 Notes: The SSC does not exist in the Twilight 2000 timeline.

Weapon

Ammunition

Weight

Magazines

Price

Single-Stack Custom

.40 Smith & Wesson

1.09 kg

9

$323

 

Weapon

ROF

Damage

Pen

Bulk

SS

Burst

Range

Single-Stack Custom

SA

2

1-Nil

1

3

Nil

16

 

Dan Wesson Specialist

     Notes: The Specialist is another example of Dan Wesson strength – a version of the 1911.  The Specialist was designed after Dan Wesson was approached by several police departments to produce a tough, reliable, high-caliber sidearm.  Some of these departments were alsoready using M-1911s or 1911 clones, and were interested in replacements for their worn examples that has a “little more.”  The Specialist is a full-sized 1911 with a 5-inch barrel and a MIL-STD-1913 rail under the dust cover.  The front cover is a serrated rib with a dot, green with a white bullseye, and a single tritium dot on the rear sight. The frontstrap is checkered, and the wood grip panels are a G10 VZ Operator II with a snakeskin grip pattern and a thumb rest. The manual safety is ambidextrous, magazine release ambidextrous, and the slide stop recessed.  The magazine well is beveled and two-piece, with the inner sleeve removable. The trigger guard is undercut, and together with the beavertail and grips, help the shooter seat the pistol low in the shooter’s hand.  Finish is Stainless Steel, Matte Stainless, or Black Duty.  The first two are called by CZ the “Specialist Stainless.” The Specialist can take any 1911 7 or 8-round magazine, but the proprietary 8-round magazines have a bump plate at the botton.

Weapon

Ammunition

Weight

Magazines

Price

Specialist

.45 ACP

1.05 kg

7, 8

$412

 

Weapon

ROF

Damage

Pen

Bulk

SS

Burst

Range

Specialist

SA

2

Nil

1

3

Nil

14

 

Dan Wesson Valor

     Notes: The Valor is a return to what is more-or-less a basic, quality 1911-type pistol – but it is still better than the average 1911-type pistol out there.  Constructed entirely of stainless steel, the Valor is finished in a matte black ceramic-based finish called a “Duty Coat,” and it is practically indestructible.  (A less-common finish is matte stainless steel.) The slim-line gray grip panels use 25 lpi checkering, as to the frontstrap and backstrap.  The grip safety has a grooved bump to ensure positive engagement.  The trigger guard is “undercut” – it is slightly raised and higher than normal to encourage a high, correct grip on the Valor.  The rear sights are low-profile and adjustable, and the front and rear sights have tritium inlays.  The hammer is of the loop-type.  The 5-inch barrel is match-quality.

     The V-Bob (Bobtail Commander) is, as the name suggests, a Commander-sized version of the Valor, with a 4.25-inch barrel.

    Twilight 2000 Notes: The Valor does not exist in the Twilight 2000 timeline.

Weapon

Ammunition

Weight

Magazines

Price

Valor

.45 ACP

1.09 kg

7, 8

$408

V-Bob

.45 ACP

1 kg

7, 8

$401

 

Weapon

ROF

Damage

Pen

Bulk

SS

Burst

Range

Valor

SA

2

Nil

1

3

Nil

14

V-Bob

SA

2

Nil

1

3

Nil

12

 

Davis P-32/P-380

     Notes: These two pistols, virtually identical except for caliber, are small pocket pistols noted for their good workmanship and clean lines.  They are single-action pistols finished in chrome or black Teflon, with laminated wood grips on the P-32 or black composite on the P-380. They are also striker-fired, which contributes to the clean lines and also reduces the length.  They are fairly heavy for their size, which contributes to recoil control. Sights are simple and fixed.  Barrel length in both cases are 2.8 inches.

Weapon

Ammunition

Weight

Magazines

Price

P-32

.32 ACP

0.62 kg

6

$113

P-380

.380 ACP

0.62 kg

5

$132

 

Weapon

ROF

Damage

Pen

Bulk

SS

Burst

Range

P-32

SA

1

Nil

0

3

Nil

6

P-380

SA

1

Nil

0

4

Nil

6

 

Detonics D/A 9mm

     Notes: An American design, the Detonics Super Combat is intended to be used as a backup or holdout gun. The 9mm Parabellum cartridge is used since it has more punch than the .380ACP. 

Weapon

Ammunition

Weight

Magazines

Price

D/A 9mm

9mm Parabellum

0.62 kg

7

$137

 

Weapon

ROF

Damage

Pen

Bulk

SS

Burst

Range

D/A 9mm

SA

1

Nil

0

4

Nil

5

 

Detonics Combat Master

     Notes: Detonics is known for its pocket pistols, and the Combat Master series is perhaps their most powerful.  The Mark I has a matte blued finish, the Mark IV has a polished blue finish, the Mark V has a matte stainless steel finish, and the Mark VI has a polished stainless steel finish.  The magazine well is beveled to facilitate loading, and operations such as cocking and extraction has been improved to make them easier and produce less stoppages. 

     .451 Detonics Magnum is a fairly rare loading for the Combat Master; the round was never loaded commercially in large numbers.  It is basically a hopped-up .45 ACP round, but the two are not interchangeable.  Though the .45 ACP round can be fired though a .451 Detonics Magnum-chambered pistol, this is a dangerous practice for both the shooter and pistol, and is greatly discouraged; the .451 Detonics Magnum round will not fit into a .45 ACP-chambered weapon, though it can use the same magazines.  There were very few Combat Masters chambered for the .451 Detonics Magnum, and the weapon quickly disappeared from the market in the early 1990’s. 

     The Combat Master completely disappeared for about 5 years, but by 2005, it had reappeared.  The new one comes in different calibers and is made only in matte stainless steel, with a new slide shape that is flattened on top to facilitate snap shooting, and the rear sight positioned about an inch forward than is normal for pistols.  The hammer is spurred, with the spur higher than normal to make thumb-cocking easier and to keep it from biting the hand of the shooter. 

     In addition, a special, full-sized version of the Combat Master was also built; this version is known as the Model 9-11-01.  As the name would indicate, it is meant to serve as Detonics’ memorial to the tragedy of 9-11, and the rosewood grip plates carry memorial engraving to 9-11 as well as the Detonics logo.  As a full-sized version of the new version of the Combat Master, the 9-11-01 has a full 5-inch barrel as well as the typical features of the Combat Master.  The pistol (except for the grip plates) is made entirely of machined and hand-finished stainless steel.

     It should be noted that, for mechanical and reliability reasons, the new versions of the Combat Master uses proprietary magazines.  Magazines from other pistols will fit and even lock in, but won’t feed in the new Combat Master.

     Twilight 2000 Notes: The new versions of the Combat Master do not exist in the Twilight 2000 timeline.

Weapon

Ammunition

Weight

Magazines

Price

Combat Master

.45 ACP

0.82 kg

6

$228

Combat Master

.451 Detonics Magnum

0.84 kg

6

$237

Combat Master (New)

.45 ACP

0.86 kg

6

$226

Combat Master (New)

.40 Smith & Wesson

0.86 kg

7

$190

Combat Master (New)

.38 Super

0.86 kg

8

$165

Combat Master (New)

.357 SiG

0.86 kg

8

$160

Combat Master (New)

9mm Parabellum

0.86 kg

8

$147

Model 9-11-01

.45 ACP

1.22 kg

7

$408

 

Weapon

ROF

Damage

Pen

Bulk

SS

Burst

Range

Combat Master (.45)

SA

2

Nil

1

4

Nil

9

Combat Master (.451)

SA

3

1-Nil

1

4

Nil

11

Combat Master (New, .45)

SA

2

Nil

1

4

Nil

9

Combat Master (New, .40)

SA

2

Nil

1

3

Nil

8

Combat Master (New, .38)

SA

2

Nil

1

3

Nil

8

Combat Master (New, .357)

SA

2

Nil

1

3

Nil

9

Combat Master (New, 9mm)

SA

1

Nil

1

3

Nil

8

Model 9-11-01

SA

2

Nil

1

3

Nil

14

 

Detonics Scoremaster

     Notes: Also known as the Scoremaster Target, this is a heavy M-1911 variant designed primarily for target shooting, with Pachmayr grips and stainless steel construction.  The grip safety is also extended, the trigger mechanism improved, the manual safety/slide catch extended, and Millett micro-adjustable sights were installed in place of the standard rear sights.  As with the Combat Master, the caliber of .451 Detonics was offered for a short time (1991-92), but the production run was small and this chambering comparatively quite rare.

     A relatively new version of the Scoremaster is the Scoremaster Target.  It is very similar to the standard Scoremaster, but is equipped with a MIL-STD-1913 rail under the dust cover, a match-quality 5-inch barrel, an MMC micrometer-adjustable rear sight and blade front (both dovetailed in), and a Commander-type hammer.  Construction is almost entirely of stainless steel, with rosewood grip plates, and no stampings.

     Twilight 2000 Notes: The Scoremaster Target is not available in the Twilight 2000 timeline.

Weapon

Ammunition

Weight

Magazines

Price

Scoremaster (5” Barrel)

.45 ACP

1.19 kg

7

$409

Scoremaster (5” Barrel)

.451 Detonics Magnum

1.22 kg

7

$428

Scoremaster (6” Barrel)

.45 ACP

1.24 kg

7

$420

Scoremaster (6” Barrel)

.451 Detonics Magnum

1.27 kg

7

$439

Scoremaster Target

.45 ACP

1.25 kg

7

$413

 

Weapon

ROF

Damage

Pen

Bulk

SS

Burst

Range

Scoremaster (5”, .45)

SA

2

2-Nil

1

3

Nil

15

Scoremaster (5”, .451)

SA

3

1-1-Nil

1

3

Nil

17

Scoremaster (6”, .45)

SA

2

Nil

1

3

Nil

17

Scoremaster (6”, .451)

SA

3

1-1-Nil

1

4

Nil

21

Scoremaster Target

SA

2

2-Nil

1

3

Nil

15

 

Detonics Servicemaster

     Notes: The Servicemaster is essentially Detonics’ version of the Commander-style M-1911, having a 4.25-inch barrel and a matte combat finish.  However, the Servicemaster also has a match-quality coned barrel, dovetailed front and rear sights to allow them to be replaced with others (standard sights are fixed wide combat sights), a beveled magazine well, a polished feed ramp, and a tuned trigger.  There was also a Servicemaster II variant built, with a stainless steel finish, but otherwise identical.  Like the Scoremaster, the Servicemaster was chambered for a short time for the .451 Detonics Magnum round.

     Like other Detonics pistols, the Servicemaster disappeared until Detonics reorganized in the early 2000s.  The new Servicemaster is a bit heavier than the old Servicemaster, the new Servicemaster boasts most of the features of the old Servicemaster, plus a design which makes it easier to field strip and disassemble, a lowered and scalloped ejection port (the old Servicemaster could suffer from stovepipes and tended to damage the brass on the way out of the pistol), is made largely from stainless steel, has 3-dot-type dovetailed sights, a chamber-loaded indicator, and a stronger extractor.  It also uses a slightly heavier barrel.  A “compact” version of the new Servicemaster is also made; it has the same barrel length, but is built on a compact frame instead of the full-size frame of the standard Servicemaster.  The sights are also of a lower-profile design.  For game purposes, it shoots like the standard new Servicemaster. 

     Twilight 2000 Notes: The new versions of the Servicemaster are not available in the Twilight 2000 timeline.

Weapon

Ammunition

Weight

Magazines

Price

Servicemaster

.45 ACP

0.91 kg

8

$400

Servicemaster

.451 Detonics Magnum

0.93 kg

8

$419

Servicemaster (New)

.45 ACP

1.11 kg

7, 8

$400

Servicemaster Compact

.45 ACP

1.1 kg

6

$398

 

Weapon

ROF

Damage

Pen

Bulk

SS

Burst

Range

Servicemaster (.45)

SA

2

Nil

1

3

Nil

12

Servicemaster (.451)

SA

3

1-1-Nil

1

3

Nil

14

Servicemaster (New)

SA

2

Nil

1

3

Nil

12

 

Detonics Streetmaster

     Notes: This new Detonics pistol is sort of a strange looking combination of the full-length slide and barrel of the Scoremaster, along with the highly-abbreviated grip of the Combat Master.  The Streetmaster has most of the typical features of the new Detonics pistols: a cone-shaped barrel requiring no bushing, a lowered and scalloped ejection port, a polished feed ramp and improved extractor to increase reliability, a chamber loaded indicator, and a beveled magazine well opening.  The Streetmaster uses a 5-inch barrel with fixed 3-dot-type low-profile combat sights.  Construction is almost entirely of stainless steel, with checkered rosewood grip plates.  The Streetmaster is designed for easy stripping and maintenance.

     Twilight 2000 Notes: The Streetmaster does not exist in the Twilight 2000 timeline.

Weapon

Ammunition

Weight

Magazines

Price

Streetmaster

.45 ACP

1.11 kg

6

$132

 

Weapon

ROF

Damage

Pen

Bulk

SS

Burst

Range

Streetmaster

SA

2

Nil

0

8

Nil

6

 

Diamondback DB-380

     Notes: This pocket pistol looks very much like a miniature Glock, and its operation is also very much the same as the Glock in small form.  Operation is DAO, recoil-operated, and striker fired, leading to a very small and lightweight package which is hammerless.  The slide action does not pre-load the striker; the trigger action does, leading to a heavy trigger pull weight. It is very light, with a polymer frame and light steel slide, finished in black polymer and a slide of Melonite, nickel, or black EXO.  Small parts of the pistol and the slide rails are black-oxide finished chrome-moly steel. The magazine catch is set low to prevent an accidental magazine release in such a small weapon; this magazine release, however, can be difficult to reach because of its position.  The sights are also polymer and fixed with a post front and two-dot rear notch, and are dovetailed in.  The frame is semi-ergonomic, without finger swells but designed to ride high in the shooting hand for more stability.  The DB-380 is almost completely dehorned.  Barrel length is 2.8 inches.

     Twilight 2000 Notes: The DB-380 is not available in the Twilight 2000 timeline.

Weapon

Ammunition

Weight

Magazines

Price

DB-380

.380 ACP

0.25 kg

6

$405

 

Weapon

ROF

Damage

Pen

Bulk

SS

Burst

Range

DB-380

SA

1

Nil

1

3

Nil

14

 

Diamondback FS-9

     Notes: Built to a sort of same general plan (polymer frame in the style of a Glock 17, and with some of the features of the Smith & Wesson M&P and the Springfield XD(M); the FS-9 is a conglomeration of pistol design.  The result is a well-ergonomic pistol, with excellent natural pointing features and simplicity in stripping and reassembling.  It is striker fired, though a commander-sized pistol.  The dust cover has a full-length MIL-STD-1913 rail.  The grip grooves are deep and well-suited to wet hands.  The trigger guard has an undercut area for the middle finger.  It has no manual or magazine safety, though it does have DAO operation.  The frame texture is none too ergonomic and there are no interchangeable backstraps.  The controls are set up to that most-sized hands can reach them -- unless you are a leftie.  The slide release is almost disguised, it is so well fitted in.  The sights are terrible, consistently shooting groups low and left until the sights are changed (the rear sight is dovetailed), or you learn the proper Kentucky Windage to put your shots in the right place. The grips fit loose, the barrel fits loose when it is in battery.  It is a very reliable pistol, so it's hoped by most owners that it will age well and become a good pistol, but don't count on it.

Weapon

Ammunition

Weight

Magazines

Price

FS-9

9mm Parabellum

0.61 kg

15

$241

 

Weapon

ROF

Damage

Pen

Bulk

SS

Burst

Range

FS-9

SA

1

Nil

1

4

Nil

10

 

Dornaus & Dixon Bren Ten

    Notes:  The Bren Ten was the product of a rather short-lived firearms company – Dornaus & Dixon of Huntington, California.  The Bren Ten was essentially a Czech CZ-75 rechambered for the (then New) 10mm Colt round (also called the 10mm Auto, and at that point just out of wildcat status).  The Bren Ten might have been a success (it was a rather good, though not exceptional firearm) since it had the marketing hook of firing a then-new and rare round, but Dornaus & Dixon badly underestimated customer interest, production costs, and their own growth and production capacity.  Production quantities were spotty, Bren Ten deliveries were often late or never materialized, magazines for customers were always in short supply, and Dornaus & Dixon tried to produce too many varieties at once.  In addition, the initial batch of 10mm ammunition was loaded too hot by Norma due to a manufacturing mistake, leading to cracked parts on the Bren Ten that were incorrectly attributed to the pistol’s design.  It all led to a storm that meant manufacture of the Bren Ten lasted only from 1983-85, with only 1500 Bren Tens being built during this time, and Dornaus & Dixon going out of business.  (Our armorer at 24th ID in the Army had one, and he loved it.)

     The CZ-75 base of the Bren Ten was further modified to use a Browning action more reminiscent of the HP-35 High-Power.  As stated above, several versions were built: the Standard Model with a 5-inch barrel, the Military & Police, a Standard with a matte black finish;  the Pocket Master, with a 4-inch barrel (a few were also built with 3.75-inch barrels); the Dual-Master, essentially a Pocket Master with interchangeable parts allowing the Dual-Master to fire 10mm or .45 ACP ammunition; the Marksman Model, the same as the Dual-Master but with the longer Standard barrel,  a Commemorative Model based on the Military & Police (to commemorate the initial release of the Bren Ten, and with a glossy blue finish and laser-cut engravings inlaid with 22-karet gold), and a Special Forces model (an M&P with a different finish).

     Despite the failure of Dornaus & Dixon, many companies realized the Bren Ten was an excellent design, and deserved another go.  A Huntington Beach company, Peregrine Industries, was formed in 1991 with the intention of bringing back the Bren Ten as the Peregrine Falcon pistol.  Unfortunately, Peregrine failed before it could manufacture a single pistol.  Then, at the 2008 SHOT Show, Vltor Weapons Systems announced its intention to being back the Bren Ten, this time as the Fortis pistol, with chamberings in both .45 ACP and 10mm Colt, and with various sizes, versions, and finishes.  The Fortis has yet to materialize as of the time I write this (early July 2009), but a long note on Vltor’s web site says that they still intend to produce the Fortis, though they refuse to give an exact date when this will occur.

Weapon

Ammunition

Weight

Magazines

Price

Bren Ten Standard

10mm Colt

1.11 kg

11

$362

Pocket Master (4” Barrel)

10mm Colt

0.8 kg

9

$352

Pocket Master (3.75” Barrel)

10mm Colt

0.79 kg

9

$349

Dual-Master

10mm Colt/.45 ACP

0.8 kg

9/8

$352

Marksman Model

10mm Colt/.45 ACP

1.11 kg

11/9

$362

Extra Parts Set for Dual-Master (.45 ACP)

N/A

0.26 kg

N/A

$26

Extra Parts Set for Marksman Model (.45 ACP)

N/A

0.29 kg

N/A

$31

 

Weapon

ROF

Damage

Pen

Bulk

SS

Burst

Range

Bren Ten Standard

SA

2

1-Nil

1

3

Nil

14

Pocket Master (4”)

SA

2

1-Nil

1

3

Nil

10

Pocket Master (3.75”)

SA

2

1-Nil

1

3

Nil

9

Dual-Master (10mm)

SA

2

1-Nil

1

3

Nil

10

Dual-Master (.45)

SA

2

Nil

1

4

Nil

11

Marksman Model (10mm)

SA

2

1-Nil

1

3

Nil

14

Marksman Model (.45)

SA

2

Nil

1

3

Nil

14

 

DoubleStar 1911

     Notes: Though introduced at the 2008 SHOT Show, the DoubleStar 1911 (as it is commonly known) was not found on their web site until recently.  The name was not finalized until just before production; though commonly referred to as the “DoubleStar 1911,”  examples shown at the SHOT Show were simply marked “DoubleStar 45 ACP” on the slide. It is DoubleStar’s first handgun design; DoubleStar is far better known for its AR-15/M-16 clones.

     The DoubleStar 1911 is made totally of steel except for its grip plates and aluminum trigger.  The frame and slide are forged instead of being cast steel.  The finish has matte black Parkerization, and the dust cover has a MIL-STD-1913 rail milled into it.  The barrel is a National Match 5-inch stainless steel barrel, and of much higher quality than the typical 1911 clone.  The sights are of the 3-dot type, using white dots, with the rear sight being a Novak low-profile combat sight. The trigger is a match Greider trigger, and the grip safety is an Ed Brown Memory Grip safety.  The grips themselves may be Ergo grips, Stryder grips, checkered plastic, fancy walnut (checkered or smooth), or exotic smooth wood).  The magazine well is beveled for quick reloading, and the trigger guard may be rounded or squared-off.  Magazines made for the DoubleStar 1911 have a hard rubber shoe at the bottom with a finger stop.  DoubleStar says the intent of all these options is to provide a high-quality 1911 that is as customizable as possible without breaking the buyer’s bank account.

     The DoubleStar 1911 Combat Pistol is a new development of the DoubleStar 1911, introduced in late 2009.  The Combat Pistol adds a number of new features to make it a better, easier-to-shoot, more ergonomic pistol.  Sights and fit are essentially the same, but the Combat Pistol has a loop-type hammer and a bump on the grip safety to ensure positive grip safety engagement.  The grips plates are of Simonich Gunner Grips of scalloped rubber to give a better grip, and the front and rearstraps have a stippled texture.  Under the dust cover is a short length of MIL-STD-1913 rail.  The cocking serrations on the slide are at the front and rear and deeper than the standard DoubleStar 1911.  The trigger is a Greider Precision match trigger. The 5-inch barrel is match-quality and made by Storm Lake. The slide is designed for this pistol and made by Caspian. Finish is matte black manganese phosphate.  For game purposes, the Combat Pistol shoots the same way as the standard DoubleStar 1911, but it does cost a little more.

     Twilight 2000 Notes: The DoubleStar 1911 is not available in the Twilight 2000 timeline.

Weapon

Ammunition

Weight

Magazines

Price

DoubleStar 1911

.45 ACP

1.08 kg

8

$414

DoubleStar 1911 Combat Pistol

.45 ACP

1.08 kg

8

$418

 

Weapon

ROF

Damage

Pen

Bulk

SS

Burst

Range

DoubleStar 1911

SA

2

2-Nil

1

3

Nil

15

 

DoubleStar PhD

     Notes: This is sort of a “quasi-custom” 1911 pistol which can be made a tuned within a reasonable period of time, without the lengthy waiting periods of other custom pistols.  It is designed as a defensive pistol. Some parts, such as the barrel, feed ramp, bushing, and trigger pack are hand-fitted and modified if necessary.  The rear cocking grooves are wide and flat and ribbed. Thye slide is flat-topped and serrated to reduce glare.  The rear sight is an XS Express Sight with a 3-dot pattern and the front having a tritium inlay. The butt is rounded, and the trigger guard is undercut and the beavertail high to promote a high grip. The barrel is a 5-inch match-quality barrel with a match bushing and a coned barrel. The ejection port is lowered and flared.  It uses MagPul MOE grips.  The finish is manganese phosphate/Parkerized.

Weapon

Ammunition

Weight

Magazines

Price

PhD

.45 ACP

0.94 kg

8

$410

 

Weapon

ROF

Damage

Pen

Bulk

SS

Burst

Range

PhD

SA

2

1-Nil

1

4

Nil

15

 

DoubleStar STAR-15 Pistol

     Notes: Similar in concept and form to Olympic Arms’ AR-15-based pistols, the STAR-15 Pistol series is a drastically-chopped, stockless AR-15.  The barrel may be 7.5, 10.5, or 11.5 inches; they have no iron sights, but do have a flattop receiver with a MIL-STD-1913 rail and a low-profile gas block with a front rail.  Barrels are of chrome/moly steel and match-quality, as well as floating.  The STAR-15 Pistol comes with a detachable AR-15-type carrying handle. The muzzle device is called by DoubleStar a “Carlson Nitro Flash Enhancer,” but “Enhancer” seems to be a strange sort of name, and the device closely resembles an A2 flash suppressor.

Weapon

Ammunition

Weight

Magazines

Price

STAR-15 (7.5” Barrel)

5.56mm NATO

2.13 kg

5, 10, 20, 30

$863

STAR-15 (10.5” Barrel)

5.56mm NATO

2.49 kg

5, 10, 20, 30

$895

STAR-15 (11.5” Barrel)

5.56mm NATO

2.59 kg

5, 10, 20, 30

$906

 

Weapon

ROF

Damage

Pen

Bulk

SS

Burst

Range

STAR-15 (7.5” Barrel)

SA

2

1-Nil

2

3

Nil

10

STAR-15 (10.5” Barrel)

SA

2

1-Nil

3

3

Nil

12

STAR-15 (11.5” Barrel)

SA

2

1-Nil

3

2

Nil

21

 

Excel Arms Accelerator Pistol

     Notes: A rather fanciful name for an otherwise basically ordinary rimfire pistol, the Accelerator Pistol is designed for high-velocity rimfire rounds.  The grip is made from polymer, the barrel and frame of stainless steel, and the rib carrying the sights above the slide is of high-strength aluminum.  This rib does not move with the slide, and incorporates a Weaver-type base which will mount most telescopic sights.  The Accelerator Pistol is a single-action weapon with an internal hammer and both a firing pin safety and manual safety.  If bought from the manufacturer, a cable lock is included.

     Twilight 2000 Notes: This pistol does not exist in the Twilight 2000 timeline.

Weapon

Ammunition

Weight

Magazines

Price

MP-17

.17 Hornady Magnum Rimfire

1.53 kg

9

$362

MP-22

.22 Winchester Magnum Rimfire

1.53 kg

9

$207

 

Weapon

ROF

Damage

Pen

Bulk

SS

Burst

Range

MP-17

SA

2

Nil

1

2

Nil

9

MP-22

SA

1

Nil

1

2

Nil

18

 

Ed Brown Classic Custom

     Notes: This is basically Ed Brown’s version of an M-1911; however, it is of course a much better-constructed weapon than the M-1911.  It first appeared in 1975, and is a full-sized 1911-type weapon.  The parts are forged instead of being stamped and hand-fitted for better functioning.  The sides of the slide are finished to a bright, almost mirror finish, though the top of the slide is given a dull finish to avoid glare when sighting, and top of the slide is also flat instead of rounded like a standard M-1911.  Furthermore, the rear of the slide is given 50 lpi serrations to further cut glare and give the rear Bo-Mar adjustable sight more of a “grabbing” surface.  (The front sight is a dovetailed cross sight.)  The frame is also hand-polished, but not to the degree that the sides of the slide are, creating an interesting contrast.  The frontstrap and mainspring housing use 30 lpi checkering to ensure a positive grip, and the grip plates are also checkered and are of the Cocobolo type.  The ejection port is lowered and flared, and the feed ramp is polished with a hand-fitted ejector and extractor.  The thumb safety is ambidextrous.  The hammer is of the Commander loop-type, and the trigger breaks clean and crisp due to the mechanism of the Classic Custom.  The trigger itself is of the 3-hole skeletonized type.  The Classic Custom is a 1911 done one better. 

     The Special Forces is basically a Commander-sized version of the above, with a 4.25-inch barrel, a patented “Chainlink” pattern on the frontstrap and rearstrap, and extended grip safety bump, an extended beavertail, square-cut cocking serrations, and stainless steel construction with Gen III weatherproof finish.  Many customizations are available; the primary one is a MIL-STD-1913 rail under the dust cover (and included in the cost below; without one, subtract 1% from the cost). The Gen III finish may be black, OD Green, Blued (polished or matte), or stainless; accents such as controls, the hammer, and the trigger can be stainless at the buyer’s request.  Sights are 3-dot-type night sights.  Controls may be ambidextrous or not, depending again upon the buyer’s wishes.  The Carry model is still of stainless steel, but of a lighter steel alloy.  The Special Forces Government is a standard Special Forces model, but has a 5-inch barrel. The Special Forces government comes only in a Black Finish.

     A new version of the Special Forces version of this pistol was introduced at the 2016 SHOT Show. It was first design by the Ed Brown Company’s new leader, Travis Brown.  The Special Forces SR is basically what most shooters would be a custom version of the 1911, even to the addition to have a threaded end for a silencer. The pronounced red-dot sight is not removable – it is milled into the slide. The front slide is a high blade; the red dot rear and blade front will definitely clear most suppressors. The dust cover has a shortish MIL-STD-1913 rail. The rail, however, is largenough for most tactical lights and laser aiming modules. The weapon is still built to heirloom quality.  Finish is in black over largely steel and the grip plates are textured smoked wood. The barrel is a long 5.5 inches, leading to increased range and increased penetration due to the higher velocity caused by the longer barrel.

Weapon

Ammunition

Weight

Magazines

Price

Classic Custom

.45 ACP

1.05 kg

7

$407

Special Forces

.45 ACP

1.08 kg

7

$406

Special Forces Carry

.45 ACP

0.99 kg

7

$409

Special Forces Government

.45 ACP

1.13 kg

7

$414

Special Forces SR

.45 ACP

1.13 kg

7

$412

 

Weapon

ROF

Damage

Pen

Bulk

SS

Burst

Range

Classic Custom

SA

2

Nil

1

3

Nil

14

Special Forces/Special Forces Carry

SA

2

Nil

1

3

Nil

13

Special Forces Government

SA

2

Nil

1

3

Nil

14

Special Forces SR

SA

2

1-Nil

1

3

Nil

16

 

Ed Brown Commander Bobtail

     Notes: The “Bobtail” in the name refers to the butt; by relocating the retaining pin for the mainspring housing, Ed Brown was able to create a round-butt M-1911A1 that sits more comfortably in the hand.  The original purpose of the commander Bobtail was to test conversions to various types of ammunition; the Commander Bobtail thus comes in several different calibers and will digest just about any sort of ammunition.

     Twilight 2000 Notes: This weapon does not exist, except for a few copies handmade by Ed Brown after the November Nuclear Strikes for friends; none of these are chambered for .400 CorBon or .357 SiG due to the rarity of the ammunition (he didn’t want his friends and family to be caught short in an emergency).

Weapon

Ammunition

Weight

Magazines

Price

Commander Bobtail

.357 SiG

0.99 kg

7

$267

Commander Bobtail

.38 Super

0.99 kg

7

$276

Commander Bobtail

9mm Parabellum

0.99 kg

7

$240

Commander Bobtail

.40 Smith & Wesson

0.99 kg

7

$314

Commander Bobtail

.400 Cor-Bon

0.99 kg

7

$324

Commander Bobtail

10mm Colt

0.99 kg

7

$354

Commander Bobtail

.45 ACP

0.99 kg

7

$396

 

Weapon

ROF

Damage

Pen

Bulk

SS

Burst

Range

Commander Bobtail (.357)

SA

1

Nil

1

3

Nil

10

Commander Bobtail (.38)

SA

1

Nil

1

3

Nil

11

Commander Bobtail (9mm)

SA

1

Nil

1

3

Nil

10

Commander Bobtail (.40)

SA

2

2-Nil

1

3

Nil

11

Commander Bobtail (.400)

SA

2

1-Nil

1

3

Nil

10

Commander Bobtail (10mm)

SA

2

1-Nil

1

3

Nil

9

Commander Bobtail (.45)

SA

2

Nil

1

3

Nil

12

 

Ed Brown Executive

     Notes: The Executive is a variant of Ed Brown’s various bobtail designs.  Like most of Ed Brown’s designs, the Executive Carry has an extended beavertail grip safety, uses fine 25 LPI checkering on the grip panels, backstrap, and frontstrap, has a matte finish for low glare, dehorned sharp edges, a lowered and flared ejection port for more reliable extraction, and an extended safety (with an ambidextrous safety optional).  The feed ramp is polished, and the extractor and ejector are tuned to provide even more positive extraction and feeding of rounds.  The sights are Novak Lo-Mount sights which are dovetailed to allow them to be changed, or slightly adjusted if necessary.  The hammer is Commander-style, and the sear is a patented Ed Brown Perfection sear, which gives the Executive Carry a light, crisp trigger pull.  The trigger itself is a skeletonized (three-hole) long trigger.  The magazine well is beveled to aid in quick loading.  The pistol is made from steel (except for the trigger and hammer, which are aluminum alloy), with the slide having a matte stainless steel, matte black, or matte blued finish, and the frame having a matte stainless steel or matte blued finish.  The barrel is 4.25 inches. The fit and finish are excellent. Author Dave Anderson said that shooting the Executive Carry actually got a bit boring, since it is so accurate and he didn’t have to do a lot of work to fire consistent, accurate, tight groups.

     Big brother to the Executive Carry, the Executive Target is a full-sized 1911-type pistol.  The finish for the Executive Target may be all-blued, all-stainless, or a stainless frame with a blued slide.  The Executive Target is designed for hard use, with a titanium firing pin and a heavy-duty firing pin spring.  Like most Ed Brown 1911s, the Executive Target has a forged instead of stamped slide and frame, and most of the components are hand-fitted and finished.  The frontstrap and mainspring housing have 25 lpi checkering, and the grip plates are checkered Cocobolo.  The weapon is matte finished, and the entire pistol is dehorned of sharp edges, making concealed drawing easier.  The ejection port is lowered and flared, the feed ramp polished, and the extractor and ejector tuned and hand-fitted.  The barrel and bushing are match grade.  The thumb safety is ambidextrous, and the grip safety has a small bump to make sure it disengages.  The rear sight is an adjustable Bo-Mar sight; the front is a cross sight dovetailed into the slide.  The top of the frame is flattened and grooved at 40 lpi to cut down glare and haze when sighting.  The magazine well is beveled for easier loading.

     The Massad Ayoob Signature Edition (named for the noted firearms expert) is a deluxe, limited-edition variant of the Executive Carry.  The Massad Ayoob was designed by Ed Brown after consulting with Ayoob about what he would want in an ideal 1911-type pistol for concealed carry, home defense, and duty use.  The Massad Ayoob uses a 4.25-inch match-quality barrel, better in quality than on the standard Executive pistol.  The trigger has a bit less pull weight at 4.5 pounds, with a smooth pull and and a crisp let-off.  The firing spring is extra-heavy to help ensure against accidental discharge if dropped of bumped. The sights have tritium inlays.  The frontstrap and rearstrap have 30-lpi checkering, and the Micarta grip plates also have 30-lpi checkering.  The manual safety is positioned for use by the thumb, and is ambidextrous.  Construction is entirely of stainless steel.  The cocking serrations are at the rear and are square-cut.  Just forward of the center of the left side of the slide is Massad Ayoob’s signature.

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

Weapon

Ammunition

Weight

Magazines

Price

Executive Carry

.45 ACP

0.94 kg

7

$399

Executive Target

.45 ACP

1.02 kg

7

$409

Massad Ayoob Signature Edition

.45 ACP

0.99 kg

7

$400

 

Weapon

ROF

Damage

Pen

Bulk

SS

Burst

Range

Executive Carry

SA

2

Nil

1

3

Nil

12

Executive Target

SA

2

Nil

1

3

Nil

15

Massad Ayoob Signature Edition

SA

2

Nil

1

3

Nil

12

 

Ed Brown Kobra

     Notes: This is another one of those “tuned” .45 ACP M-1911 clones.  The Kobra is basically an M-1911A1 built to close tolerances and designed to shoot accurately.  The Kobra has a match-grade stainless steel barrel and a blued slide, with a stainless steel frame and grips with a pattern called “snakeskin;” exotic checkered Cocobolo grips are optional.  It has a loop hammer and low-mount dovetailed Novak sights that will not snag. 

     The Kobra Carry is a commander-sized version of the Kobra, with a 4.25-inch barrel instead of a 5-inch barrel.  Construction standards are the same.  The Kobra Carry has a rounded butt modification to help quicken draw times and dehorn the pistol.  The Kobra Lightweight Carry is a version of the Kobra Carry with an aluminum frame for lightness, and snakeskin checkering on the frontstrap.  The sights are lined in black for the rear and white for the front.

     Twilight 2000 Notes: As with the Commander Bobtail, the only existing copies of this weapon were handmade by Ed Brown for friends, family, and other close associates.

Weapon

Ammunition

Weight

Magazines

Price

Kobra

.45 ACP

1 kg

7, 8, 10

$404

Kobra Carry

.45 ACP

0.94 kg

7, 8, 10

$401

Kobra Carry Lightweight

.45 ACP

0.77 kg

7, 8, 10

$402

 

Weapon

ROF

Damage

Pen

Bulk

SS

Burst

Range

Kobra

SA

2

Nil

1

3

Nil

15

Kobra Carry

SA

2

Nil

1

3

Nil

12

Kobra Carry Lightweight

SA

2

Nil

1

4

Nil

12

 

Enforcer 

     Manufactured by several companies through the 1970s and 80s, the Enforcer is a cut down M-1 Carbine which fires the standard .30 Carbine cartridge.  One of the known manufacturers was the Iver Johnson Company.  A copy of this weapon can be made by chopping the barrel and cutting off the stock of an M-1 Carbine (Easy: Gunsmith). 

Weapon

Ammunition

Weight

Magazines

Price

Enforcer

.30 Carbine

2 kg

15, 30

$

 

Weapon

ROF

Damage

Pen

Bulk

SS

Burst

Range

Enforcer

SA

2

1-Nil

3

2

Nil

25

 

Evolution Armory 1911

     Notes: Evolution Arms hand-produces and fits 1911-type pistols.  Their work is almost matchless.  IRL, one could make a decent down-payment on a new house for the price of an Evolution Arms 1911.  Prices are decided upon after a mutual negotiation with Evolution (and have a floor). Evolution keeps in constant contact with the buyer through email through the assembly process and after delivery and the breaking-in process.  The result is that you do not have anything close to an ordinary 1911.

     An Evolution Arms 1911 starts with a frame of American 410 stainless steel forgings.  They get their billets from JEM Guns in Texas, and pick the best of the lot.  Every component is forged except for the magazine release, which is cast.  Evolution does not stockpile firearms, waiting for someone to buy one; they are built on order, and each is a little different, if not a lot different.  They are hand-built one at a time, and waiting periods can be 3 months for something basic to two years for a major modified gun.  Part of the process is fitting the gun, especially the grip, to the hand of the shooter.

     The heart of the trigger action of an Evolution 1911 is the True Radius Sear.  Instead of the primary angle being flat, the sear has a radius following the sear’s natural arc around the sear pin.  This allows full contact between the sear and trigger until the final break.  The result is a trigger pull which is light, smooth, and short.  The rest of the action is essentially flawless, and Evolution recommends that at least 500 rounds be fired to break it in.  Every component is match-quality, including a match bushing and (mostly) adjustable rear sights, of a type selected by the buyer.  Finishes, grips, and controls are all designated by the buyer.

     The Government Model EVO is an example of a “basic” Evolution Armory gun.  It starts with a Government frame and slide made of carbon steel.  To this is added a 5-inch match-quality barrel with a 30-degree flush-cut crown, with an EGW angled bore carry bevel bushing, and an extended spring plug.  Surfaces are given beveling and rounding to help reduce snag. The grip is checkered at 25 lpi on the front and sides, and the frame has an undercut trigger guard.  The grip plates are VZ grips. The grip safety has a bump for positive engagement.  The slide stop is an EGW, and it and the location of the manual safety are measured and designed for the shooter. The grip has an EGW/JEM high-cut grip safety. The magazine well is beveled. The base front sight is fiberoptic, with a 10-8 Performance fixed rear sight. The finish is Ionbond DLC gray, with matte rounded surfaces and 800-grit polished flats, though this can be changed at the request of the buyer.  Three Wilson Combat ETM magazines are included, though the Government Model EVO will take most seven, eight, or ten-round .45 magazines.  The Colt Government 1911 is essentially the same, but is chambered for 9mm and has a specially ramped barrel, the backstrap is also checkered, the butt is rounded, and the standard finish is Tactical Gray Cerekote.

     The Colt Commander is essentially a Colt Commander brought up to Evolution standards, though it is not up to a Government EVO’s level of bells and whistles.  The bushing and plug set are an EGW Monogram, with a flush cut and crowned 4.5-inch barrel.  It has a Harrison design fixed rear sight and a gold bead front sight.  The thumb safety and grip safety are also Harrison Design.  The frontstrap checkering are done by Pete Single, a noted gunsmith, while the grip plates are checkered to 25 lpi and are done by VZ.  The hammer is a round, serrated hammer.  The Commander EVO has a Stan Chen Maxbevel mainspring housing with a rounded butt and a beveled magazine well.  The finish is Ionbond DLC blue, with polished flats, though final color is up to the buyer.  Again, the shipped magazines are by Wilson Combat, though any seven, eight, or ten-round magazine may be used.

     The Colt Railgun is built for competition, with a 6-inch barrel and an accessory rail under the dust cover, EGW angle bore barrel bushing, and a flush-cut, 30-degree crowned match-quality barrel.  The front sight is a Novak sight and the rear is a fixed Performance 10-8 with a U-notch.  The slide is ball-cut and the gun has a full carry bevel to help reduce snagging.  The trigger uses the standard True Radius Sear, with extra tuning; the trigger itself uses a flat Wilson Combat trigger.  The grip safety is high-cut and has a bump for positive actuation.  The frontstrap is also high-cut and has double-bordered 25 lpi checkering; the backstrap also has 25 lpi checkering and the butt is rounded.  The standard grips ate black VZ Operator grips, and the standard finish is Sniper Gray Cerakote with Graphite Black controls, screws, and accent parts.  There are some small lightening cuts on the slide and the dust cover.

     The Ionbond Colt Commander has, of course, a matte Ionbond DLC Tactical Gray standard finish.  The 4.5-inch barrel has the standard EGW angle bore bushing, but custom contoured and crowned, with the crowning flush-cut.  The front sight is a Ted Yost ramp with a gold line at the rear, with a 10-8 Performance rear sight.  The barrel is additionally flush cut and crowned. The slide has a full length flat top and is serrated to reduce glare, with ball-cut borders and French ball-cut sides and borders. The cocking serrations are finely-cut and are at the rear of the slide.  The sear uses the True Radius sear and the trigger mechanism is additionally-tuned; it has a light touch, pull length, and takeup.  The grip safety is high-cut with a bump.  The front strap is undercut and has a ball-cut border; it also has 25 lpi checkering.  The backstrap is likewise checkered. The magazine well has a deep bevel. Grips are checkered cocobolo wood.

Weapon

Ammunition

Weight

Magazines

Price

Government Model EVO

.45 ACP

1.15 kg

7, 8, 10

$411

Colt Commander

.45 ACP

1.13 kg

7, 8, 10

$404

Colt Railgun

.45 ACP

1.18 kg

7, 8, 10

$427

Colt Government 1911

9mm Parabellum

1.13 kg

7, 8, 9, 10

$252

Iobond Colt Commander

.45 ACP

1.14 kg

7, 8, 10

$406

 

Weapon

ROF

Damage

Pen

Bulk

SS

Burst

Range

Government Model EVO

SA

2

1-Nil

1

3

Nil

15

Colt Commander

SA

2

Nil

1

3

Nil

13

Colt Railgun

SA

2

1-Nil

1

3

Nil

18

Colt Government 1911

SA

1

Nil

1

2

Nil

13

Iobond Colt Commander

SA

2

Nil

1

3

Nil

14

 

 

Excel Arms Accelerator Pistol

     Notes: A rather fanciful name for an otherwise basically ordinary rimfire pistol, the Accelerator Pistol is designed for high-velocity rimfire rounds. The grip is made from polymer, the barrel and frame of stainless steel, and the rib carrying the sights above the slide is of high-strength aluminum. This rib does not move with the slide, and incorporates a Weaver-type base which will mount most telescopic sights. The Accelerator Pistol is a single-action weapon with an internal hammer and both a firing pin safety and manual safety. If bought from the manufacturer, a cable lock is included.

     Twilight 2000 Notes: This pistol does not exist in the Twilight 2000 timeline.

Weapon

Ammunition

Weight

Magazines

Price

MP-17

.17 Hornady Magnum Rimfire

1.53 kg

9

$362

MP-22

.22 Winchester Magnum Rimfire

1.53 kg

9

$212

 

Weapon

ROF

Damage

Pen

Bulk

SS

Burst

Range

MP-17

SA

2

Nil

1

2

Nil

9

MP-22

SA

1

Nil

1

2

Nil

12

 

FBI SWT Pistol

     Notes: This is a highly modified M-1911A1 designed by Springfield Arms for the FBI's regional Special Weapons and Tactics (SWT) teams.  It is a match-quality pistol with many custom features that can be tuned to the individual user's needs.  Improvements include a match barrel, custom-fitted slide, Tritium low-light sights, a match trigger, ambidextrous safety, and a beveled magazine well.  The finish is very tough and resistant to corrosion, as well as self-lubricating. 

Weapon

Ammunition

Weight

Magazines

Price

FBI SWT

.45 ACP

1.01 kg

8

$409

 

Weapon

ROF

Damage

Pen

Bulk

SS

Burst

Range

FBI SWT

SA

2

Nil

1

3

Nil

15

 

FMK 9C1

     Made by the comparatively new company of FMK, the 9C1 is a mid-sized polymer-framed pistol designed to be easy to operate and care for, and with an eye towards safety both in carriage and storage.  The operation is double-action, and the 9C1 has several passive and manual safeties, including a safety switch, a trigger safety, a magazine safety, and a chamber-loaded indicator.  The 9C1 is striker-fired, reducing its length and somewhat dehorning it.  The extractor is external but fits almost flush with the slide.  The cocking grooves at the rear of the slide are ribbed instead of being serrations.  The manual safety is easy to actuate, being inside the trigger guard and colored red when the 9C1 is on “Fire.”  While the frame is polymer, the slide and operating parts are of high-quality carbon steel, and external metal is blued.  The barrel is 4 inches long.  The grip is of ergonomic design and gives the 9C1 natural pointing qualities; aiming is aided by 3-dot low-profile night sights.

     Twilight 2000 Notes: The 9C1 is not available in the Twilight 2000 timeline.

Weapon

Ammunition

Weight

Magazines

Price

9C1

9mm Parabellum

0.59 kg

10

$238

 

Weapon

ROF

Damage

Pen

Bulk

SS

Burst

Range

9C1

SA

1

Nil

1

4

Nil

10