Tisas Zigana T

Tisas Zigana T is a semi-automatic pistol, which is produced in Tisas Arms, Turkey. The pistol has automatic firing pin blocking device, pin safety block and hammer blocking device.

Type Semi-automatic pistol
Place of origin Turkey
Production History 
Manufacturer Tisas
Specifications
Weight 885 gr
Length 220 mm
Barrel length 130 mm
Height 137 mm
Width 36 mm
Caliber 9×19 mm., 9×21 mm
Action Simple Recoil System
Feed system 15/18/20
Sights Square Front Sight

Tisas Zigana M16

Tisas Zigana M16 is a semi-automatic pistol, which is produced in Tisas Arms, Turkey. The pistol has automatic firing pin blocking device, pin safety block and hammer blocking device.

Type Semi-automatic pistol
Place of origin Turkey
Production History 
Manufacturer Tisas
Specifications
Weight 830 gr
Length 215 mm
Barrel length 126 mm
Height 137 mm
Width 36 mm
Caliber 9×19 mm., 9×21 mm
Action Simple Recoil System
Feed system 15/18/20
Sights Square Front Sight

Tisas Zigana K

Tisas Zigana K is a semi-automatic pistol, which is produced in Tisas Arms, Turkey. The pistol has automatic firing pin blocking device, pin safety block and hammer blocking device.


Type Semi-automatic pistol
Place of origin Turkey
Production History 
Manufacturer Tisas
Specifications
Weight 825 gr
Length 192 mm
Barrel length 108 mm
Height 137 mm
Width 36 mm
Caliber 9×19 mm., 9×21 mm
Action Simple Recoil System
Feed system 15/18/20
Sights Square Front Sight

Tisas Zigana C45

Tisas Zigana C45 is a semi-automatic pistol, which is produced in Tisas Arms, Turkey. The pistol has automatic firing pin blocking device, pin safety block and hammer blocking device.

Type Semi-automatic pistol
Place of origin Turkey
Production History 
Manufacturer Tisas
Specifications
Weight 870 gr
Length 209 mm
Barrel length 120 mm
Height 137 mm
Width 36 mm
Caliber .45 ACP
Action Simple Recoil System
Feed system 9
Sights Square Front Sight

Tisas Fatih

Tisas Fatih is a semi-automatic pistol, which is produced in Tisas Arms, Turkey. The pistol has automatic firing pin blocking device, pin safety block and hammer blocking device.

Type Semi-automatic pistol
Place of origin Turkey
Production History 
Manufacturer Tisas
Specifications
Weight 685 gr
Length 176 mm
Barrel length 100 mm
Height 128 mm
Width 35 mm
Caliber 9×17 mm., .380 ACP
Action Semi-Automatic
Feed system 12, Optional 15
Sights Square Front Sight

Tisas Zigana ST Traumatic

Tisas Zigana ST Traumatic is a semi-automatic pistol, which is produced in Tisas Arms, Turkey. The pistol has automatic firing pin blocking device, pin safety block and hammer blocking device.

Type Semi-automatic pistol
Place of origin Turkey
Production History 
Manufacturer Tisas
Specifications
Weight 716 gr
Length 186 mm
Barrel length 110 mm
Height 131 mm
Width 36 mm
Caliber 9mm P.A Rubber
Action Semi-Automatic
Feed system 12, Optional 15
Sights Square Front Sight

Tisas Zig S

Tisas Zig S is a semi-automatic pistol, which is produced in Tisas Arms, Turkey. The pistol has automatic firing pin blocking device, pin safety block and hammer blocking device.


Type Semi-automatic pistol
Place of origin Turkey
Production History 
Manufacturer Tisas
Specifications
Weight 692 gr
Length 186 mm
Barrel length 110 mm
Height 131 mm
Width 36 mm
Caliber 9×17 mm., .380 ACP
Action Semi-Automatic
Feed system 12, Optional 15
Sights Square Front Sight

Tisas Kanuni

Tisas Kanuni is a semi-automatic pistol, which is produced in Tisas Arms, Turkey. The pistol has automatic firing pin blocking device, pin safety block and hammer blocking device.

Type Semi-automatic pistol
Place of origin Turkey
Production History 
Manufacturer Tisas
Specifications
Weight 770 gr
Length 191 mm
Barrel length 110 mm
Height 137 mm
Width 36 mm
Caliber 9×19 mm., 9×21 mm
Action Simple Recoil System
Feed system 15/18/20
Sights Square Front Sight

Tisas Zigana F

Tisas Zigana F is a semi-automatic pistol, which is produced in Tisas Arms, Turkey. The pistol has automatic firing pin blocking device, pin safety block and hammer blocking device.

Type Semi-automatic pistol
Place of origin Turkey
Production History 
Manufacturer Tisas
Specifications
Weight 845 gr
Length 206 mm
Barrel length 117 mm
Height 137 mm
Width 36 mm
Caliber 9×19 mm., 9×21 mm
Action Simple Recoil System
Feed system 15/18/20
Sights Square Front Sight

Tisas Zig M45

Tisas Zig M45 is a semi-automatic pistol, which is produced in Tisas Arms, Turkey. The pistol has automatic firing pin blocking device, hammer blocking device and grip blocking device.

Type Semi-automatic pistol
Place of origin Turkey
Production History 
Manufacturer Tisas
Specifications
Weight 965 gr
Length 194 mm
Barrel length 102 mm
Height 135 mm
Width 35 mm
Caliber .45 ACP
Action Simple Recoil System
Feed system 7
Sights Fixed Front Sight

Tisas Zig M1

Tisas Zig M1 is a semi-automatic pistol, which is produced in Tisas Arms, Turkey. The pistol has automatic firing pin blocking device.
Type Semi-automatic pistol
Place of origin Turkey
Production History 
Manufacturer Tisas
Specifications
Weight 1040 gr
Length 219 mm
Barrel length 127,5 mm
Height 135 mm
Width 35 mm
Caliber 9×19 mm
Action Simple Recoil System
Feed system 9
Sights Fixed Front Sight

Tisas Zig M 1911

Tisas Zig M 1911 is a semi-automatic pistol, which is produced in Tisas Arms, Turkey. The pistol has automatic firing pin blocking device.

Type Semi-automatic pistol
Place of origin Turkey
Production History 
Manufacturer Tisas
Specifications
Weight 1010 gr
Length 219 mm
Barrel length 127,5 mm
Height 135 mm
Width 35 mm
Caliber .45 ACP
Action Simple Recoil System
Feed system 7, Optional 8-10
Sights Fixed Front Sight

Zastava P25

The P25 is a Semi-automatic pistol, which is produced in Zastava Arms, Serbia. P25 is a single action pistol, with a safe locking and trigger mechanism. It functions on the principle of free recoil of the barrel. Ideal defence weapon, with small dimensions, simple to use and maintain. 


The P25 is blocked when the hammer is pulled to the first lug. This blocks the hammer and the trigger. It is loaded with a detachable magazine, the frame is made of aluminium alloy, barrel and slide are made of alloy steel and the grips are made of walnut or polymer. Standard finish is phosphating and painting of aluminium parts. Steel parts are blued.

Type Semi-automatic pistol
Place of origin Serbia
Production History 
Manufacturer Zastava Arms
Specifications
Weight 320 grams
Length 118 mm
Barrel length 56 mm
Caliber 6,35 Browning
Action single action
Feed system 8-round magazine

TT pistol

The TT-30 is a Russian semi-automatic pistol. It was developed in the early 1930s by Fedor Tokarev as a service pistol for the Soviet military to replace the Nagant M1895 revolver that had been in use since tsarist times, though it never fully replaced the M1895.


Design 
Externally, the TT-33 is very similar to John Browning's blowback operated FN Model 1903 automatic pistol, but it also used Browning's short recoil dropping-barrel system from the M1911. However, the TT-33 is not a 1911 clone. It employs a much simpler hammer/sear assembly with an external hammer. This assembly is removable from the weapon as a modular unit and includes cartridge guides that provide reliable functioning. The Soviet engineers also added several other features such as locking lugs all around the barrel (not just on top), and made several alterations to make the mechanism easier to produce and maintain, notably a captive recoil spring secured to the guide rod which does not depend on the barrel bushing to hold it under tension. Production even machined the magazine feed lips into the receiver to prevent damage and misfeeds when a distorted magazine was loaded into the magazine well. The TT-33 is chambered for the 7.62x25mm Tokarev cartridge, which was itself based on the similar 7.63x25mm Mauser cartridge used in the Mauser C96 pistol. Able to withstand tremendous abuse, large numbers of the TT-33 were produced during World War II and well into the 1950s.

Trejo Pistol

The Trejo Pistol is the smallest full-auto weapon ever made and was the first machine pistol designed and manufactured. Even though not well known in the United States it was quite successful in Mexico, with over 16.000 pieces manufactured by Armas Trejo S.A., between 1952 and 1972. The apple logo on the side of the slide is related to the fact that Zacatlán de las manzanas (Zacatlán of the apples, State of Puebla, Mexico), is a town famous by its apples and the apple cider produced there.


Design
This little Tactical Machine-Pistol is a blowback action with unlocked firing from a closed bolt. Built for bursts rather than full-auto fire since the magazine capacity is quite limiting. When introduced to the Mexican market there was no prohibition against full-auto capabilities in small calibers like the .22 Long Rifle.

Type Semi-automatic
Place of origin Mexico
Production History 
Designer Gabriel Trejo
Designed 1950s
Manufacturer Armas Trejo, S.A.
Produced 1980-present
Variants Model 1, Model 2, Model 3
Specifications
Barrel length 3,15 in
Cartridge .22LR, .32ACP, .380 ACP
Action Blowback
Feed system 8, 10, 11 round magazine, depending on calibre
Sights Iron

Type 94 Nambu

The Nambu Type 94 Pistol was a small and light-weight (1 pound 11 ounces) semi-automatic pistol, produced in large numbers by Japan prior to and during the Second World War.


Design
The Type 94 used the same 8x22mm Nambu (.315 inch) ammunition as the Type 14 and was easier to load, having a much stronger firing mechanism to reduce misfires. The gun became notorious for a design flaw that allowed it to be fired with a round in the chamber by pressing the exposed trigger bar on the left-hand side of the receiver. The truth however is that the safety, when engaged (as was always to be the case, except immediately before firing), safely and securely blocks the sear bar as well, thereby efficiently preventing any unwanted discharge. Additionally, the chances of accidental discharge even when dropped with the safety off was remote although danger occurs when handled by people who might "racoon finger" a loaded weapon with the safety off. This might be the source of some of the stories from ever curious GI's who found the pistol on the battlefield who were unfamiliar with its quirks and then blamed surrendering Japanese for deliberately trick firing the gun when surrendering, perhaps covering up some accidents.

Type 77 Pistol

The Type 77 is a 7.65x17 mm Type 64 caliber semi-automatic pistol in service with all branches of the People's Liberation Army (PLA) of the People's Republic of China, People's Armed Police and various Chinese police forces. The Type 77 has been the main sidearm of the PLA for over two decades and is slowly being phased out by the QSZ-92 pistol in both military and police service but is still in widespread use across the country amongst second line military units and provincial police forces. Beginning in 1990, several variants of the Type 77 were developed for the international market.


Design 
The Type 77 pistol is a compact, pocket-sized, blowback-operated handgun that fires the indigenously developed 7.62x17mm Type 64 pistol round, which was originally created for the Type 64 pistol. The Type 77 utilizes a striker-fired single action firing mechanism and is carried with a loaded magazine and empty chamber.The Type 77 has both a forward blade front sight with a slight taper and a rear, fixed notch. The magazine seems to be derived from the Czechoslovakian vz. 52 and is a single-stacked box magazine that carries seven rounds and is released by a button on the left side of the frame on the trigger guard below the actual trigger. A lanyard ring is located at the bottom of the grip. The frame is covered by a one-piece plastic wrap-around grip retained by a single screw. The grip is marked with a single five-pointed star in a circle on each side. The most unique feature of the Type 77 is the use of an obscure, system of operation developed in the early 20th century by firearms designer, Witold Chylewski, and first manufactured under Louis Schmeisser and later Hugo Schmeisser's Theodor Bergmann Waffenfabrik, a German arms manufacturing company

Type 64 Pistol

The Type 64 pistol is a semi-automatic pistol, formerly in service with the People's Liberation Army (PLA) but has since been replaced by several other firearms, although it still remains in service with some Chinese police forces. The Type 64 pistol was the first firearm to be indigenously developed by the People's Republic of China and was first only issued to high ranking military officers and officials and has since been distributed throughout the PLA. The Type 64 pistol has subsequently been distributed to various People's Armed Police and civilian police forces. The Type 64 pistol should not be confused with the unrelated, but similarly named, Type 64 silent pistol which can be distinguished from the Type 64 pistol, by its large, integral suppressor.

Design 
The Type 64 pistol is a small, pocket-sized pistol, and was designed specifically for the parallelly developed 7.62×17 mm Type 64, a rimless pistol cartridge which is loosely based on the ubiquitous .32 ACP pistol round. The Type 64 pistol was the first pistol to use the 7.62×17 mm pistol round.. The Type 64 uses the PPKs straight blowback, open bolt, single action while also incorporating the PMs safety system where the operator pushes the safety lever down before firing. After the first round is discharged, the hammer is cocked; firing and cycling recocks the hammer for subsequent firing. The Type 64 is a rather small pistol and issues around the weapon's ergonomics and accuracy during semi-automatic firing had been issues since its inception. Issues over the use of the Type 64 round have also been called in to question; some believe the 7.62×17 mm round is too powerful for police work, where the objective is to capture the criminal, while others believe the round is not powerful enough to properly protect police officers.

VBR-Belgium PDW

The VBR-PDW is a personal defense weapon chambered in the 7.92x24mm round and is designed by Rik Van Bruaene. It uses the double action firing mechanism from a Beretta M92F Pistol and magazines from Glock pistols. As of 2010, it is still at prototype stage. It has a retractable buttstock to increase accuracy at longer ranges. The VBR-PDW is also silencer compatible with an externally threaded barrel. A semi-automatic pistol variant chambered in the same ammunition known as the CQBW is also under development. The company has also made a 7.92x24mm round conversion kit for the Glock 17, 19 and 26.


Type Semi-automatic
Place of origin  Belgium
Production History 
Manufacturer VBR-Belgium
Designer Rik Van Bruene
Specifications 
Weight 1.5 kg
Length 208mm
Cartridge 7.92×24mm, 9x19mm
Caliber 7.92mm, 9x19mm
Action Blowback
Feed system Double Stack Glock 17 Magazine
Sights Detachable iron sights

VBR-Belgium CQBW

The CQBW is a semi automatic pistol manufactured by VBR-Belgium. It is chambered for the 7.92×24mm round but can also be converted to fire 4.6×30mm or 5.7×28mm rounds.


Type Semi-automatic
Place of origin  Belgium
Production History 
Manufacturer VBR-Belgium
Designer Rik Van Bruene
Specifications 
Cartridge 7.92×24mm, 5.7×28mm, 4.6×30mm
Caliber 7.92mm
Action Blowback
Feed system  Detachable box magazine

Vektor CP1

The Vektor СР1 was a semi-automatic pistol made in South Africa by Lyttleton Engineering Works (LIW) now Denel Land Systems, from 1996 to 2001. The CP1 pistol was intended as a concealed carry weapon for Law Enforcement and civilian use. It has an unusual, streamlined design with a polymer frame and an even more unusual safety, located at the front of the trigger-guard. In several reviews it was characterized as being a radically designed gun that looks like something straight out of a science fiction movie. 
These reviews also state that it has no sharp edges, and is about as "snag-proof" as any combat gun can ever be, and because of its design it is a surprisingly comfortable gun to shoot, which makes it feel very ergonomic. The gun originally sold in the United States for a retail price of approximately $400. The pistol was also marketed in Italy, where it was chambered for the 9x21mm IMI cartridge. The CP1 uses a gas-delayed blowback action with a gas cylinder located below the barrel. The trigger is double action, striker fired. A manual safety is located at the front of the trigger guard. To set on Safe, the button must be pressed rearward from the front; to set on Fire, the button must be pressed forward from inside the trigger guard. The pistol is also fitted with an automated trigger safety. Magazines are double stack; 10 & 12-round magazines are flush fit with the bottom of the grip, 13-round magazines have extended finger rests at the bottom. LIW was developing a .40 S&W caliber version of the CP1, to be known as the CP1N. It is unknown if the CP1N was ever actually produced.

Vektor SP

The Vektor SP1 is an improved 9mm version of the Z-88 pistol (which is a locally produced copy of Beretta 92F), produced since 1992 by Denel Land Systems (DLS), formerly Lyttleton Engineering Works (LIW) . The Vektor SP2 is a .40 S&W calibre version of the SP1, introduced by LIW/DLS a little later. Both pistols are exported to Europe and South America in several variations. SP-1 pistol is currently in service with the South African National Defence Force and the South African Police Service.


The Vektor SP1 and SP2 pistols are almost the same save for the calibre and magazines, and broadly based on the Italian Beretta 92 design. SP stands for “Service Pistol” and both weapons are full-sized, holster type pistols of solid construction. Vektor also makes compact versions of both models, marketed as “General models”; these have shorter barrels, slides and grips. The Vektor SP1 is a short-recoil operated, locked-breech pistol. It uses a Walther-type tilting locking piece, located below the straight-recoiling barrel, to lock it to the slide. The frame is made from aluminium alloy, other parts are steel. The trigger is double-action, with an exposed hammer and a frame-mounted, ambidextrous safety that allows for "cocked and locked" carry. Sights are fixed; the front sight is pinned to the slide, the rear is dovetailed. Magazines are double stack; the magazine release button is located at the base of trigger-guard.

Vis Pistol

Vis pistol is a 9 mm caliber, single-action, semi-automatic pistol. Originally designed by Piotr Wilniewczyc and Jan Skrzypiński in 1930 at the Fabryka Broni (Weapon Factory) Łucznik Arms Factory in Radom under Director Kazimierz Ołdakowski, it was adopted in 1935 as the standard handgun of the Polish Army. Considered by many to be one of the finest handguns ever produced, it is highly prized among collectors of firearms.

Type Semi-automatic

Place of origin Poland
Service history
Used by Poland, Nazi Germany
Wars Polish Defensive War, World War II
Production History 
Designed 1935
Number built more than 360,000
Specifications 
Weight 1.123 kg (loaded), 0.950 kg (unloaded)
Length 205 mm
Barrel length 115 mm
Cartridge 9×19mm Parabellum
Action Recoil-operated, closed bolt
Muzzle velocity 345 m/s (1131.6 ft/s)
Feed system  8-round box magazine

Volkspistole

The Volkspistole ("People's Pistol") was an emergency German pistol design that was assembled from simple steel pressings with a minimum of machined parts. Only prototypes were produced before the end of World War II. These prototypes had an unusual locking system that directed the propellant gases forward to retard the barrel until the bullet had left the muzzle. Some prototypes were also manufactured by Walther and the Gustloff-Werke. These prototypes had slightly different actions.


Type Semi-automatic
Place of origin Germany
Service history
Used by Volksturm
Wars World War II
Production History 
Manufacturer Mauser-Werke AG, Oberndorf-am-Neckar
Specifications 
Weight 0.96 kg
Length 286 mm
Barrel length 130 mm
Cartridge 9x19mm Parabellum
Muzzle velocity 381 m/s
Effective range 50 m
Maximum range 75 m
Feed system  8 round magazine
Sights Iron

Taurus PT1911

The Taurus PT1911 is a clone of the US Military model 1911 single-action recoil operated semi-automatic pistol. It was designed and manufactured by Taurus in Porto Alegre Brazil, and distributed in the US by Taurus USA. Announced at the 2005 Shot Show, it was released to the consumer market in the fall of 2005.


The PT1911 differs from its many competitors in the 1911-style market in that the basic model offers a package of features found on top-end models from more expensive semi-custom pistol manufacturers such as Springfield Armory, Para-Ordnance, and Kimber Manufacturing at a significantly lower cost. Featuring a forged steel frame, the PT1911 was originally marketed with a blued carbon steel finish, but as of late 2007 a stainless steel version was released. The standard PT1911 is hand-fit in the Taurus factory and includes popular combat and competition custom features such as a "Beavertail" grip safety with memory groove, extended ambidextrous thumb safety and slide stop controls, lowered and flared ejection port, frame checkering, and other niceties unusual for a pistol of its price range.

Taurus PT 24/7

Introduced to the firearms market in 2004, the Taurus PT 24/7 is a semi-automatic pistol using the short type of recoil operation, and available in various models with double action only (DAO) and double action/single action type trigger actions. Using a hammerless, striker-fired design these pistols are manufactured by Forjas Taurus S/A (Taurus Forge) in Porto Alegre Brazil and distributed in the United States by their subsidiary Taurus USA. The 24/7 product line was designed for the civilian concealed carry Firearms market, and as backup weapons for Law Enforcement officers.

 

 Design features
The 24/7 pistol features an injection molded polymer frame with blued carbon steel, stainless steel, or titanium slides. Available cartridge chamberings include 9×19mm Parabellum, .40 Smith & Wesson, and .45 ACP. Magazine capacities vary between 6, 10, 12, 14, and 17 rounds depending on model and caliber. The PT 24/7 pistols share several safety innovations with other Taurus product lines, including a positive firing pin block as well as the 'Taurus Safety Latch', a transfer bar safety which prevents firing of the pistol unless the trigger is pulled. Together these safeties assure that the pistol will not fire if it is accidentally dropped; selected models have been certified as satisfying the California drop safety requirement.