Arsenal Firearms Strike One

The Arsenal Firearms "Strike One" is a polymer or Ergal-framed, short recoil operated, striker-fired semi-automatic pistol introduced by the company Arsenal Firearms in 2012.[3] The Strike One is known in Russia as the «Стриж» ("Strizh", Swift bird)[4].

Strike One
The "Strizh" pistol on display at the Moscow International Exhibition "ARMS & Hunting 2013".
TypeSemi-automatic pistol
Place of origin Russia
Production history
DesignerDimitry Streshinskiy
Nicola Bandini
ManufacturerArsenal Firearms
Unit costUS$869–1,199[1]
VariantsCombat version[2]
Strike One Speed
Mass750 g (26.5 oz) (polymer frame)
890 g (31.4 oz) (Ergal frame)
700 g (24.7 oz) Combat version
Length210 mm (8.3 in)
190 mm (7.5 in) (Combat version)
Barrel length127 mm (5.0 in)
110 mm (4.3 in) Combat version[2]
Width33 mm (1.3 in)
Height143 mm (5.6 in)
130 mm (5.1 in) Combat version

Cartridge9×19mm Parabellum
9×19mm 7N21 +P+
9×19mm 7N31 +P+
9×21mm IMI
.357 SIG
.40 S&W
ActionShort recoil operated, in line barrel operation (Bergmann System)
Feed system15- or 17-round detachable box magazine (9mm)[2]
13-round detachable box magazine (.357 SIG and .40 S&W)


The Strike One uses a Bergmann System introduced in the Bergmann–Bayard pistol. Unlike the Browning system, the barrel does not tilt. It is locked with a Y shaped part that during the recoil locks the barrel and bolt and halfway through it drops, releasing the barrel. The barrel stops its motion, the bolt continues back, ejecting the spent cartridge case and loading fresh cartridge and on its way back the Y shaped locking fork reengages and the barrel and bolt move together forward. Instead of tilting the barrel only moves in a straight line, thus increasing the accuracy.

The Strike one is rated for +P+ ammunition and specifically set up to fire Russian 9×19mm ammunition 7N21 and 7N31 which are close to .357 SIG in their performance. The pistol will be available in: 9×19mm Parabellum, 9×21mm IMI, .357 SIG, and .40 S&W. There is no discussion for 10mm Auto or .45 ACP versions, although a .38 Super version is being considered due to this cartridge's popularity in Italy in particular (Italian laws forbid civilians to have weapons in the same caliber as military and police). A fully automatic version of the Strike One has been offered for the Russian Armed Forces. Longer barreled version (300mm) is also available.[5][6]

The Strike One pistol features a low bore axis as the distance from the barrel central axis to the top of the grip is 12 mm (0.47 in). Other 9×19mm Parabellum chambered service pistol designs have higher bore axes like the short recoil, locked breech, tilting barrel Caracal F 18 mm (0.71 in), Glock 17 20 mm (0.79 in), Tanfoglio Force 30 mm (1.18 in) and Heckler & Koch USP Compact 32 mm (1.26 in) The short recoil, locked-breech Beretta 92 and short recoil and locked-breech, rotating barrel lock Beretta Px4 Compact designs both have a 34 mm (1.34 in) bore axis height.

Stryk variants

At SHOT Show in 2016, Arsenal Firearms announced that they would be partnering with Salient Arms International and Prime Ammunition in the newly formed Prime Group to produce a variant known as the Stryk pistol. It will be manufactured by Salient Arms in the United States as the Stryk-A full size and Stryk-B compact variants and will cost less as well as maintaining an even greater profit margin. The displayed pre-production Stryk pistols feature Glock-compatible sights, upgraded gripping surfaces and ergonomics, a different slide profile and other modifications. The Stryk-B model has a 15-round magazine.[7][8]



  1. "Strike One Specs and Pricing". International Firearm Corporation. Archived from the original on 29 August 2015. Retrieved 10 September 2015.
  2. "Strike Pistol System". Arsenal Firearms. Archived from the original on 3 July 2013. Retrieved 2 July 2013.
  3. "Arsenal "Strike One" pistol (Italy / Russia)". World Guns. Retrieved 28 June 2013.
  5. Marsh, Ethan (22 January 2013). "Inside Arsenal's Strike One Pistol". The Firearm Blog. Retrieved 9 July 2013.
  6. "Пистолет Arsenal Firearms Стриж / Strike (Россия)". (in Russian). Retrieved 9 July 2013.
  7. PMG: Stryk-A semiautomatic pistol
  8. SHOT 2016 Prime Manufacturing Group’s Stryk Pistols
  9. Убийца "Глока" // журнал "Оружие", № 1, 2014. стр.16-23

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