ARCUS-94

     Notes: This Bulgarian pistol was designed for export.  Also known as the Belitza, it is a 9mm Parabellum-firing design based on several Browning pistols, especially the Hi-Power series.  Several variants are available, such as a steel frame, molded rubber grips, and even gold plating or stainless steel plating.

     The ARCUS-98DA is a fairly recent development of the ARCUS-94.  The trigger action has been changed to double-action, the weapon is lighter, and the magazine capacity is larger.  It is otherwise identical to the ARCUS-94.  A still later development is the ARCUS-98DAC; this is a compact version of the ARCUS-98DA, with a barrel 4 inches long as opposed to the 4.7-inch barrel of the ARCUS-94 and 98DA.  As with many pistols exported to the US during the Assault Weapons Ban period, they were at first sold in the US only with 10-round magazines, but after the sunset of those laws, larger-capacity magazines were again available in the US.

     Twilight 2000 Notes:  This Bulgarian pistol was first designed for export, but was soon pressed into service use when the Twilight War picked up, particularly among Bulgarian officers.  The gold-plated models were popular with Bulgarian generals.  The ARCUS-98DA is not available in the Twilight 2000 timeline, not is the ARCUS 98DAC.

     Through use of a parts kit, the ARCUS-98DA is able to fire .22 Long Rifle cartridges; this is normally done to reduce the cost of training.  The slide, barrel, and magazine are replaced by the parts in this kit.

     Merc 2000 Notes: This weapon did well among civilians on both sides of the Atlantic.

Weapon

Ammunition

Weight

Magazines

Price

ARCUS-94

9mm Parabellum

0.97 kg

8, 10, 13

$245

ARCUS-98DA

9mm Parabellum

0.95 kg

8, 10, 13, 15

$245

ARCUS-98DAC

9mm Parabellum

0.91 kg

8, 10, 13

$240

ARCUS-98DA Trainer

.22 Long Rifle

0.89 kg

8

$126

Trainer Parts Kit (Including Magazine)

N/A

0.32 kg

N/A

$62

 

Weapon

ROF

Damage

Pen

Bulk

SS

Burst

Range

ARCUS-94

SA

1

Nil

1

3

Nil

11

ARCUS-98DA

SA

1

Nil

1

3

Nil

11

ARCUS-98DAC

SA

1

Nil

1

3

Nil

10

ARCUS-98DA Trainer

SA

-1

Nil

1

2

Nil

8

 

Arsenal AF2011-A1

     Notes: This remarkable 1911-derived pistol is a double-barreled 1911, whose barrels may be fired singly or at once.  Arsenal designed as a “gee-whiz” firearm for hardcore collectors and those who simply want a different, strange, or powerful handgun. And, its applications in home defense are obvious.

     The AF2011-A1 is essentially two 1911s put together.  However, it in not two 1911’s simply stuck together – the two halves are part of one unit, meant to be fired doubly or singly as desired, operating off of a single magazine well (though the special magazine has two individual single stacks and each feeds separately).  The AF2011-A1 has one set of sights, and one very wide grip (small-handed shooters will not be able to fire it), one wide grip safety, and one wide beavertail.  There are two triggers, with a light touch of about 3 pounds so that they can be fired two at a time.  The buyer has two options: A single trigger that fires both barrels, or double independent triggers that may be fired one at a time, or connected together to fire both barrels at once. There is only one set of controls.  There are two barrels, operating rods, recoil springs, and feed mechanisms, with the ejection ports lowered and flared.  The trigger guard is likewise wide, and it is serrated to allow the shooter to use the finger of the non-firing hand to stabilize (as if one could actually do so, after wrapping the nonfiring hand around the massive grip.  The AF2011-A1 is, in fact, the first mass-produced semiautomatic double pistol ever produced.

     The genesis of the AF2011-A1 was an idea by Swiss armorer Vivian Mueller, who had a hobby of cutting and welding two pistols together.  His most famous design was a double P210, Longslide-length.  (It is now a highly-decorated collector’s piece; one could buy a decent car for the RL price of the double P210).  It reportedly shot very well, but SIG was not interested in mass-producing the piece, or even undertaking limited production.  Years later, Arsenal took this idea and came up with the AF2011-A1.  It also shoots very well; the sheer weight of the pistol greatly dampens felt recoil and barrel climb, and good groups can be produced.  Though sold by Arsenal of Bulgaria, the AF2011-A1 is actually built in Italy exclusively for arsenal.

     There are three versions of the AF2011-A1: The Standard Model with 5-inch barrels, the Dueller, with 6.5-inch SUS416 stainless steel barrels, a slide serrated on top to reduce glare, and a match trigger group.  The Dueller Prismatic has dual porting at the muzzle, the barrels of the Dueller, a serrated slide, and G10 Tactical grips.  The Dueller Prismatic was seen in the James Bond film Spectre, in the hands of the bad guy Mr Hinx.  Two Standard Models were seen wielded (in each hand) in the trailer for Resident Evil: The Final Chapter by Milla Jovovich as the character Alice.  They were not used in the actual film.  In May 2015, Jerry Miculek wielded one in each hand as a test, firing 20 rounds in 1.5 seconds.  In the video game Killing Floor 2, the Standard Model appears as a perk weapon for the Gunslinger character.

     Construction of the AF2011-A1 is mostly of stainless steel, with carbon steel chromed-bore barrels for the Standard Model and stainless steel barrels for the other versions.  Some parts, primarily a few internal parts and the trigger, are of aerospace aluminum, and the magazines are light alloy.  Depending on the model, the AF2011-A1 has checkered cocobolo or G10 Tactical grips.  The gripframe and slide are finished satin, though a two-tone finish, with a 440 stainless steel slide and a 39niCrMo steel alloy frame with a gray finish is available.  Also available is a dark gray 39niCrMo slide and gripframe.  The sights are dovetailed in, and may be adjusted for windage or replaced entirely.  The hammer is wide, but a double hammer.  Most internal parts are interchangeable with 1911-type parts.

     The double barrels require different rules from normal semiauto firearms.  If the shooter fires both barrels, both rounds use the same “to hit” roll.  The second round has a smaller chance of hitting; at point blank range, the second shot automatically hits; at short range, it hits on a roll of 1-5 on a D6; at medium range, 1-3 on a D6; and at long range, 1 on a 1D6.  The missed shot may hit other people in the vicinity; this occurs on a 1-5 on a D6 at point-blank and short range; on a 1-3 at medium range, and on a 1 at long range.

Weapon

Ammunition

Weight

Magazines

Price

AF2011-A1 Standard Model

.45 ACP

1.85 kg

8+8

$787

AF2011-A1 Standard Model

.38 Super

1.85 kg

10+10

$542

AF2011-A1 Dueller

.45 ACP

1.92 kg

8+8

$819

AF2011-A1 Dueller

.38 Super

1.92 kg

10+10

$574

AF2011-A1 Dueller Prismatic

.45 ACP

1.92 kg

8+8

$869

AF2011-A1 Dueller Prismatic

.38 Super

1.92 kg

10+10

$624

 

Weapon

ROF

Damage

Pen

Bulk

SS

Burst

Range

AF2011-A1 Standard Model (.45, One Barrel)

SA

2

Nil

2

2

Nil

14

AF2011-A1 Standard Model (.45, Two Barrels)

SA (x2)

2

Nil

2

3

Nil

14

AF2011-A1 Standard Model (.38, One Barrel)

SA

2

1-Nil

2

1

Nil

13

AF2011-A1 Standard Model (.38, Two Barrels)

SA (x2)

2

1-Nil

2

2

Nil

13

AF2011-A1 Duellist (.45, One Barrel)

SA

2

1-Nil

2

2

Nil

19

AF2011-A1 Duellist (.45, Two Barrels)

SA (x2)

2

1-Nil

2

3

Nil

19

AF2011-A1 Duellist (.38, One Barrel)

SA

2

1-Nil

2

2

Nil

18

AF2011-A1 Duellist (.38, Two Barrels)

SA (x2)

2

1-Nil

2

2

Nil

18

AF2011-A1 Duellist Prismatic (.45, One Barrel)

SA

2

1-Nil

2

2

Nil

19

AF2011-A1 Duellist Prismatic (.45, Two Barrels)

SA (x2)

2

1-Nil

2

2

Nil

19

AF2011-A1 Duellist Prismatic (.38, One Barrel)

SA

2

1-Nil

2

1

Nil

18

AF2011-A1 Duellist Prismatic (.38, Two Barrels)

SA (x2)

2

1-Nil

2

1

Nil

18

 

Arsenal P-MO1

     Notes: This pistol, bearing a marked resemblance to the Walther PP, is designed for short-range shootouts and as a backup weapon.  The barrel is of good length, however, and it is capable of some decent-range shooting, though the light weight makes the P-MO1 buck.  The P-MO1 is a double-action weapon with blowback operation, and has an attachment point for a laser aiming module.  Several finishes are available: natural metal, blued, shiny chromed, and matte chromed.

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

     Merc 2000 Notes: As with the ARCUS pistols, Bulgaria did a thriving business in this weapon on both sides of the Atlantic.

Weapon

Ammunition

Weight

Magazines

Price

P-MO1

9mm Makarov

0.67 kg

8

$147

P-MO1

.380 ACP

0.67 kg

8

$140

 

Weapon

ROF

Damage

Pen

Bulk

SS

Burst

Range

P-MO1 (9mm)

SA

1

Nil

1

4

Nil

9

P-MO1 (.380)

SA

1

Nil

1

4

Nil

9

 

Arsenal SAM-7K

     Notes: A pistol version of the SAM-7F semiautomatic version of the AR assault rifles, the SAM-7K is actually made in Bulgaria (though sold in the US by Arsenal USA and K-Var), and has been manufactured since 2011.  Arsenal uses Steyr-designed production equipment. It comes in several versions, depending upon the built-in accessories the pistol comes with.  Being US-made, tolerances are tighter and quality of manufacture are better than most AK-based pistols.  Construction of the receiver is milled from a hot-die hammer-forged receiver blanks, which results in stronger and finer-grained steel.  The hammer forging uses a 5-ton press, eliminating almost all bubbles and cooling deformations.  The process takes 5.5 hours to produce a receiver.  The SAM-7K has a polymer pistol grip and polymer handguards.  The barrel is 10.5 inches, chromed-lined, and cold hammer forged, and tipped with a combination flash suppressor/muzzle brake, similar to that of the AKS-74U.  Furniture is black, and the metalwork is finished with black Cerekote.  The SAM-7K has an ambidextrous safety lever, and comes with an AK-type scope rail. 

     The SAM-7K-01R is based on the SAM-7K-01, but has Picatinny rails on the handguards. The SAM-7K-02 has a sleeve on the handguard below the barrel designed to fit several tactical flashlights.  It is otherwise the same as the SAM-7K-01 for game purposes. The SAM-7K-03 is also similar to the SAM-7K-01, but has an original (non-AR) pistol grip, and a SiG Sauer stabilizing brace.  The SAM-7K-03R is the same weapon with Picatinny rails.

     The SLR-106-58 is a version of the SAM-7K-01 in 5.56mm.  The internals are somewhat different, of course, but it still is piston-driven.  The sights are modified forms of those on the AR-15, and 8.5-inch barrel is tipped with a two-slot muzzle brake instead of the flash suppressor/muzzle brake of the SAM-7K series.  The SLR-106-59 is for game purposes mostly like the SLR-106-58, but has beech handguards with a chestnut color (original Bulgarian “Krinkov” handguards).  It also comes with a stabilizing brace.  The SLR-106-58R is similar in concept to the SAM-7K-01R, in that is has four-place Picatinny rails surrounding the handguards.  The SLR-106-60 is basically a SLR-106-58 with a SiG SB15 stabilizing brace; for game purposes, it is identical to the SLR-106-59.  The SLR-106-60R is the same as the SLR-106-60, but also has four-place Picatinny rails.

     It should be noted that Arsenal plans to discontinue the SLR-106 series in late 2017.

Weapon

Ammunition

Weight

Magazines

Price

SAM-7K-01

7.62mm Kalashnikov

3.67 kg

5, 10, 20, 30, 40

$766

SAM-7K-01R

7.62mm Kalashnikov

3.76 kg

5, 10, 20, 30, 40

$784

SAM-7K-02

7.62mm Kalashnikov

4.17 kg

5, 10, 20, 30, 40

$781

SAM-7K-03

7.62mm Kalashnikov

4.67 kg

5, 10, 20, 30, 40

$796

SAM-7K-03R

7.62mm Kalashnikov

4.79 kg

5, 10, 20, 30, 40

$815

SLR-106-58

5.56mm NATO

2.49 kg

5, 10, 20, 30

$502

SLR-106-59

5.56mm NATO

2.95 kg

5, 10, 20, 30

$532

SLR-105-58R

5.56mm NATO

2.55 kg

5, 10, 20, 30

$515

SLR-105-60R

5.56mm NATO

3.02 kg

5, 10, 20, 30

$546

 

Weapon

ROF

Damage

Pen

Bulk

SS

Burst

Range

SAM-7K

SA

3

2-Nil

3

2

Nil

16

SAM-7K-02

SA

3

2-Nil

3

2

Nil

16

SAM-7K-03

SA

3

2-Nil

4

2

Nil

19

SLR-106-58

SA

2

1-Nil

3

2

Nil

9

SLR-106-59

SA

2

1-Nil

4

2

Nil

11