Safari Arms Matchmaster

     Notes: This is a 1911-type pistol with a number of interesting features, such as a Smith & Wesson “K” Sight, a Commander-type hammer, an ambidextrous safety, an enlarged ejection port, special magazines designed to feed flawlessly, and a squared-off trigger guard.  The grip has a finger groove for the middle finger. The Matchmaster can be had with a Teflon coating, chromed, stainless steel, blued, or even with a frame of a light alloy called Armaloy.

Weapon

Ammunition

Weight

Magazines

Price

Matchmaster (Steel Frame)

.45 ACP

1.14 kg

6

$408

Matchmaster (Alloy Frame)

.45 ACP

1.03 kg

6

$411

 

Weapon

ROF

Damage

Pen

Bulk

SS

Burst

Range

Matchmaster (Steel Frame)

SA

2

Nil

1

3

Nil

14

Matchmaster (Alloy Frame)

SA

2

Nil

1

3

Nil

14

 

Savage

     Notes:  Early in the 20th century, the firm of Savage Arms produced three pistols.  All were virtually identical; the 1907 had large grip serrations on the slide and a serrated hammer; the 1915 added a grip safety and had no hammer; and the 1917 had a spur hammer and a wedge-shaped grip.  The 1915 model is the most common one; in addition to large numbers of sales to US civilians, they were also sold to the Portuguese Army and later handed down to the Guarda Nacional de Republica.  From there, the Portuguese models were sold off to civilians and some Portuguese and Spanish police departments in the 1950s, and they are still rather common in Southern Europe.  The pistols were regarded as of excellent quality and can still be expected to be in good condition.

Weapon

Ammunition

Weight

Magazines

Price

Savage

.32 ACP

0.63 kg

10

$122

Savage

.380 ACP

0.72 kg

10

$141

 

Weapon

ROF

Damage

Pen

Bulk

SS

Burst

Range

Savage (.32)

SA

1

Nil

1

3

Nil

9

Savage (.380)

SA

1

Nil

1

3

Nil

9

 

Seecamp LWS-380

     Notes: Billed as the smallest .32ACP on the market, the LWS-32 is definitely one the smallest pistols in the world, at 108mm long complete and 0.45 kg.  The barrel is very short at 2 inches. It was designed for Texas’ concealed firearms market. 

     The LWS-380 is basically a larger version of the LWS-32, firing the .380 ACP cartridge instead of the .32 ACP.  It is actually lighter than the LWS-32. The LWS-380 was actually first devised in 2000, but problems with putting the .380 ACP round into such a small package (it’s only a tiny bit larger than the LWS-32) delayed actual production until early 2004.  Hotloads are not tolerated, nor are rounds longer than standard size.  A spacer in the action prevents longer rounds from loaded into the pistols; hotloads will rupture the action and barrel. Due to the low weight and small size, the recoil of the LWS-380 can be substantial.  The two pistols are essentially the same except for the caliber.

     Twilight 2000 Notes: This is an exceedingly rare weapon in the Twilight 2000 timeline, but can be found in some cases. 

Weapon

Ammunition

Weight

Magazines

Price

LWS-32

.32 ACP

0.45 kg

7

$108

LWS-380

.380 ACP

0.32 kg

6

$125

 

Weapon

ROF

Damage

Pen

Bulk

SS

Burst

Range

LWS-32

SA

1

Nil

0

4

Nil

5

LWS-380

SA

1

Nil

0

6

Nil

4

 

SCCY CPX-2

     Notes: This is near-subcompact pistol from a relatively new company on the scene.  Two finishes are available: all-matte black, a black frame and a bead-blasted stainless steel slide. The bead blasting is reportedly done by hand.  The barrel and slide are steel; however, the receiver is of 7075-T6 aluminum, and the frame is otherwise polymer (Zytel).  The grip has serrations, including the grip panels, and the rear of the grip is cushioned.  The sight is a three-dot sight, though the rear sight is dovetailed in.  Magazines are propriety, with an 9-round flush magazine, and a 10-roundone with a firing step.  Parts are heat-treated for strength, incl;uding the 3.1-inch barrel.  A key can be inserted into the frame to lock it.

Weapon

Ammunition

Weight

Magazines

Price

CPX-2

9mm Parabellum

0.43 kg

9, 10

$218

 

Weapon

ROF

Damage

Pen

Bulk

SS

Burst

Range

CPX-2

SA

1

Nil

1

4

Nil

7