The AK-47 is well known for its durable action that keeps on running even when it’s downright filthy. Add the punch of the 7.62 x 39 mm cartridge and you have a potent combination for a pistol. The Mini Draco Shorty is imported from Romania by Century Arms. Just in case a 30-round magazine is not enough to provide the plinking fun you have in mind, the Mini Draco will also accept 75-round drums.
Importer: Century Arms Supplier: Atlantic Firearms LLC Product Family: AK-47 Series Model: Mini Draco Pistol Barrel Length: 7.75” Action: Semi-Automatic Caliber: 7.62 x 39 mm Capacity: 30-round magazines (1 provided) and 75-round drums available Finish: Matte Black Warranty: 1 year Suggested Retail Price: $499
Everything you need to know about this pistol is found in the parent rifle's nickname: Tommy Gun. Auto Ordnance has been selling the pistol version of this historic rifle since 2008. To lighten the pistol and to make it compliant with current regulations, the TA5 features a 6061-T6 aluminum receiver and a re-engineered bolt that fires from the closed position. This pistol can be loaded using 30-round stick magazines or classic drum magazines that hold 10, 50 or 100 rounds.
Manufacturer: Auto-Ordnance Model: TA5 Caliber: .45 ACP Barrel: 10.5” Weight: 5 lbs., 14.5 oz. Length: 23.3” Sights: Brade Front, Open Rear Adjustable Grips: Walnut, Horizontal Foregrip Twist: 1-16.38" RH Magazine: 10, 50, and 100-round drums available Warranty: 1 year Suggested Retail Price: $1543
Here is a handgun you just don't see every day. The Colefire takes its cues from the Sterling Mk7 9 mm Pistol, which, in turn, is a cut-down version of the Sterling submachine gun of World War II fame. However, the Colefire uses a modified 25-round Sten magazine instead of Sterling magazines. The Magnum version of the pistol (Model HG2037-X) fires the potent 7.62 Tokarev round, while the standard version (Model HG2129-X) is chambered to fire the affordable 9 mm.
While we've all been busy arguing over the superior power of various handgun cartridges, DSA has gone ahead and quelled the debate by building a FAL-based pistol in .308 Win. The standard configuration of this pistol is built with a type 1 non-carry handle cut receiver, lightweight aluminum lower and an 8-inch barrel fitted with an A2 flash hider. The pistol arrives with adjustable iron sights and a SA58 extreme duty scope mount. The SA58 will accept 10- or 20-round FAL magazines.
Manufacturer: DSA Inc. Model: SA58TACPISTOL Caliber: .308 Action: Semi-Automatic Material: Steel with Aluminum Lower Barrel length: 8.25” with A2 flash hider Grips: Synthetic with steel inserts Sights: Adjustable, SA58 extreme duty scope mount Weight: 9.5 lbs. Capacity: 10 or 20 Rounds Warranty: Limited Lifetime Suggested Retail Price: $1,695
Excel industries built a proprietary semi-automatic rifle chambered in 5.7x28 mm called the Model X-5.7R, which inspired the X-5.7P pistol. That would be cool enough on its own, but they went ahead and used what they knew to build the X-30P pistol, which is chambered for the .30 Carbine cartridge. The machined aluminum receiver is topped with a Picatinny-style rail, iron sights can be added, and 10- or 20-round magazines are available.
This .223 pistol is based on Kel-Tec's SU-16 rifle design. The rifle is built with the recoil system over the barrel instead of behind the receiver like AR-15 platforms. This feature made the conversion of the action to a relatively compact pistol a natural choice. The PLR-16 pistol arrives with a 10-round magazine, but the receiver will accept most AR-15/M16 type magazines. The threaded muzzle will accept a variety of AR-15/M-16 muzzle brakes or flash suppressors.
If you like working with AR-15 rifles, then Olympic Arms has just what you’re looking for in an AR-15 inspired pistol. The configuration is familiar and the controls are all where they should be. So the pistol thankfully holds no surprises, just a shorter barrel, no shoulder stock and the level of quality you expect from Olympic.
Manufacturer: Olympic Arms Model: K23P AR-Type Pistol Caliber: 5.56 NATO (.223) Barrel: 6.5”, button rifled, 4140 chromemoly steel Muzzle: A2 flash suppressor Action: Gas Operated Semi-automatic Finish: Black Matte Anodized Receivers, Parkerized Steel Parts Upper: A2 with fully adjustable rear sight Front Sight: Elevation adjustable post Receiver: 7075 T6 Aluminum Length: 22.25” Weight: 5.12 lbs. Suggested Retail Price: $995
The lever-action rifle has held the American shooter's imagination ever since playing a role in settling the West. This particular action type has been given another leg up in movies and television programs with leading men toting cut-down lever guns, lovingly known as Mares’ Legs. While lever-action pistols have been available from custom shops for quite some time, Rossi now offers a production model called the Ranch Hand. The pistol is available in .45 Colt, .44 Mag., or .38/.357 Mag.
Manufacturer: Rossi; Rossiusa.com Model: Ranch Hand Caliber: .45 Colt, .44 Mag., or .38/.357 Mag. Action: Lever Action Repeating Pistol Capacity: 6 Shot Barrel Length: 12” Finish: Matte Blue Weight: 4 lbs. Suggested Retail Price: $536-$665