It all started 2004 when my passion for historical weapons found its way to reality. Having the opportunity of working on this project in the basement of the Central Museum of the Armed Forces of Russia, the biggest reverse engineering project ever started. Together with real gun specialists, 3D-Simulation engineers and people who really know all about weapons, more than 160 models were rebuilt and are now available in 3D machine drawings. 2006 Miniature Arsenal Ltd. was founded and since then product has been sold to collectors all over the world.

Doing this inspired me, encouraged by my wife Suzana, to go further and not limit myself to miniatures, which are the most complex products in itself. The idea was born to develop something new. Something that happens only every other decade in our lives:  The AF-Speedlock™, an innovative new locking mechanism was born! This led to the foundation in 2012 of the Arsenal Firearms Group. Based on this lock, which promises unique features to any handgun, due to its characteristics of avoiding a tilting barrel, a team in firearm R&D, ballistic research and real-life operative police and military users of small weapons, have produced a totally unique and fresh approach designing a new pistol: The STRIKE ONE. Many thousands sold to the civil, military and law enforcement market proved that the new technology is a real breakthrough in the market and higher targets where set. Beside the development of the famous 1911 double barrel pistols, also featured in the last James Bond movie, another model was developed: The STRYK B. A most modern concealed carry gun for daily use, designed from and for special forces, to improve every day shooting. Sold in the USA under the brand Archon Firearms TYPE B. The positive response from the market and the results of the intense testing from shooting professionals under harshest conditions has proven the system right and the uniqueness of its features. Based on this many new models will follow and those who love shooting will be spoiled with the results to be achieved using this new and unique technology-based pistol.


Dmitri Strechinski

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