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FireStorm Model 45 Compact

Produced:2001 - 2005
Caliber:.45 Auto
Action:recoil operated semi-automatic
Trigger:single-action (SA)
Safety:grip safety, manual thumb safety
Frame:matte black steel
Grips:black rubber
Sights:3-dot combat
Notes:1911 Style
Barrel Length:4.25 in.
Overall Length:8 in.
Height:5 in.
Width:1.5 in.
Weight:34 oz.

Manufacturer:Phone Number:
FireStorm Inc.+54 11 4658 0246
Magallanes 744Website:
Ramos Majia Argentina No Website
Importer:Phone Number:
Used Est.:$230
Last Update: 7/28/2016

Caliber:.45 Automatic
Alias:.45 Automatic Colt Pistol (ACP)
Muzzle Velocities - from830to1140ft/sec
Muzzle Energies - from333to573ft-lb
Bullet Weights - from165to230gr

Ranking Factors
Power Factor:192927- IDPA Rating Calculation
Recoil Factor:7.37 ft-lb- Standard Free Recoil Calculation
Total Capacity:8 rounds- Includes Chambered Rounds
Defense Factor:82%

About the Manufacturer:
'Firestorm' is a brand name owned by SGS Importers International, Inc. These guns are imported from the same Argentina factory that produces the Bersa Thunder line of pistols. To make them slightly distinctive from the Bersa Thunder pistols, they are given a rounded trigger guard, a stock rubber wrap-around grip, and a smooth backstrap. Firestorm pistols are marketed only in the US, while Bersa pistols are marketed all over the world.
About the Cartridge:
This cartridge was developed by John Browning and was adopted by the United States Ordnance Department along with the Colt-Browning automatic pistol in 1911. It has also been made the official military handgun chambering by several other governments, notably Argentina, Mexico and Norway. The 45 Automatic is the most powerful military handgun cartridge in use today. This is a heavy and powerful sub-sonic round. Although its muzzle energy can exceed 400 ft-lbs, its velocity and bullet weight creates a steep trajectory curve that limits its effective range to self-defense distances.
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