Arsenal Firearms gained distinction among 1911 aficionados when the company introduced its revolutionary double-barreled 1911 at Shot Show 2013. Designated AF2011-A1 Second Century this pistol is truly a work of art; retaining the simplicity of two side-by-side 1911 pistols. There’s little doubt in my mind that Browning is smiling. I had the opportunity for a close look at Arsenal Firearms’ Second Century and have to admit that after having an opportunity to digest its radical concept, the actual firearm was impressive indeed.
The Italian manufacturer has been selling Second Century pistols in Italy and the rest of the EU but was restricted from exporting outside of the EU. Changes in existing regulations appear to have resolved that issue and the company expects to start shipping product this month. Second Century and Strike One will be imported through EAA Corporation of Cocoa, Florida.