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MAB PA-15 (France)

Top Gun "  MAB PA-15 (France) "  When, in late 1970s  production of the 9mm M1950 pistols ceased, the French army obtained small numbers of commercially available MAB P15 pistols, also in 9x19. These pistols were never adopted for general army service, but saw some use in the hands of French Naval Commando units, Military police and Marines. The long-barreled version of the P15 was used in very small numbers by the French army shooting teams under the designation of PAP F-1. The MAB P15 pistol (also known as the PA-15, for Pistolet Automatique 15) was developed by the Manufacture d'Armes Automatiques de Bayonne (MAB) during the early 1970s based on the earlier 9x19 MAB Modele R Para pistol, which was originally created for the French army trials of late 1940s.
The P15 saw minor use by the French military and was also widely exported for commercial sales. Production ceased in the late 1980s, and while there were rumors of this pistol being made in the former Yugoslavia, it seems that this venture never went past talks or experimenting. The P15 was a solid, accurate pistol with large magazine capacity and low felt recoil. Probably the only “drawback” of this system was its single action trigger, a slightly old-fashioned setup by the standards of the time.

Caliber : 9x19 mm Luger/Parabellum
Action :
SA - Single action
Length :
203 mm
Barrel length :
117 mm
Weight unloaded :
1070 gramms
Capacity :
15 rounds


The MAB P15 is a delayed-blowback pistol with a rotary barrel. It uses a variant of the Savage-Searle system, originally developed in the USA in 1905-07. The breech part of the barrel has two lugs, one at the top and one at the bottom. The lower lug is engaged in the perpendicular cut made in the frame insert, and allows the barrel to rotate but not recoil. The upper lug follows a curved track cut in the inner surface of the slide. When the gun is fired, the pressure of the propellant gas forces the cartridge case back against the slide. The recoil of the slide, via the cam track, forces the barrel to rotate to the right; at the initial stages of the shot, when the bullet is still in the barrel and pressure is high, the rotation of the barrel and, subsequently, the opening of the slide, are opposed by the inertia of the barrel plus torque created by the bullet following the rifling.
As soon as bullet leaves the barrel, the torque force disappears and the slide forces barrel to rotate all the way through the cam arc. There’s a straight cut in the slide which then allows it to go back without any further resistance from the barrel. The trigger is single-action, with an external hammer and a manual, frame mounted safety. There is also an automatic magazine safety. Magazines are of double stack design, and hold 15 rounds. Sights are fixed, with the rear being dovetailed to the slide. Manual safety was a lever at the left side of the frame, above the grip panel. To put on safety, push the lever up; to set to “Fire”, pull the lever down

Colt SSP (USA)

Top Gun " Colt SSP (USA) "  Colt SSP (Stainless Steel Pistol) was designed during late sixties and then shelved until XM9 trials, which began in late 1970s and in 1985 were won by Beretta M92FS pistol. It was then voluntarily withdrawn from trials by Colt for unpublished reasons, and never manufactured for commercial sales. This was a big mistake on part of the Colt's management, as back in 1970s and even 1980s this pistol had a great sales potential. However, this was not the only mistake made by Colt's top heads during that timeframe, which almost killed this once famous company by the turn of 21st century.

Caliber :           9x19mm Luger, .45 ACP
Action :         DA - Double action
Barrel length :         114 mm
Capacity :         15 rounds

Colt SSP pistol was made almost entirely from stainless steel. It used traditional Browning High-Power type locking breech, short recoil action, and a double action trigger with exposed hammer and ambidextrous slide-mounted safety. Hammer en-bloc unit is made removable for ease of maintenance. Magazines were double stack, and held fifteen rounds of 9mm ammunition. Sights were fixed, with the rear sight being dovetailed to the slide.

BUL M-5 Commander Pistol

Top Gun " BUL M-5 Commander Pistol "  The M5 pistol was developed in 1991-92 timeframe by a private Israeli company called BUL Ltd. Manufacturing of this gun commenced in 1994 and ever since it became quite popular as sporting (IPSC and IDPA), self-defense and service weapon, used by numerous police and special military forces around the world, to include Latin America, Asia and Europe. Produced in a wide spectrum of modifications, Bul M5 pistols combine time-proven design and ergonomics of legendary US M1911A1 pistol with most modern materials and production techniques.

BUL M5 is short recoil operated, locked breech pistol that uses Browning-type tilting barrel locking with single swinging link that connects breech of the barrel with the frame. Wide-body frame is produced from impact-resistant polymer and can accommodate any caliber available in M5 product line without any changes (obviously, caliber change requires swapping barrels, magazines, springs and possibly slides). The single-action trigger system is same as in M1911A1 pistol, providing high accuracy potential and efficient safety measures, combining manual frame-mounted safety and automated grip safety. Pistols utilize double-stack high capacity magazines.

Caliber :           9x19mm, 9x21mm, 9x23mm, .38 Sup., .40 S&W, .45 ACP
Action :         SA - Single action
Length :         200 mm
Height :         135 mm
Barrel length :         108 mm
Weight unloaded :         858 gramms
Capacity :         18 (9mm, .38), 17 (.40), 13 (.45) rounds

BUL M5 pistols are produced with two frame sizes - standard and carry / Ultra-X. Additional configurations are permitted by installation of either a standard length (5" / 128mm) barrel or "Commander"-style shorter barrel (4,25" / 107mm) on standard frame; Ultra-X frame is fitted only with short (3,25"/80mm) barrel. Ultra-X frames also use shorter magazines, but also can use longer magazines from full-size models. For sport purposes BUL manufactures a wide spectrum of specially tuned pistols which may or may not have various additions such as magazine wells, compensated barrels, red-dot sight mounts etc. These include the Ultimate-Racer, the Modified and the IPSC models. The Ultimate Racer usually comes in .38 Super Cal, while the Modified and IPSC in .40 S&W

Jericho 941 Pistol

Top Gun " Jericho 941 Pistol "  During the early nineties, the state-owned Israel Military Industries (IMI) company developed a conventional combat pistol, the Jericho 941. This was actually an international effort, since the design of the pistol was based on the Italian Tanfoglio system, itself a well-made clone of the Czechoslovak Cz-75 pistol.  Early Jericho pistols were often shipped with two sets of barrels and springs, one in 9mm and another in .41AE.  Jericho pistols are widely exported from Israel, and also used by Israeli private security and police forces.

Manufacture of the Jericho pistols has been commenced with the great help (and probably certain parts) from famous Tanfoglio company of Italy; not surprisingly, design of Jericho pistols is similar to that of Tanfoglio pistols and based on famous Czechoslovak CZ-75.  . It must be noted that recently the small arms business of IMI has been privatized, and Jericho pistols are currently made by IWI (Israeli Weapon Industries) Ltd.

Jericho 941 are locked breech, short recoil operated pistols, which are available with either a steel (all models) or polymer frame (only compact and semi-compact models).The slide rails are located inside the frame, as in all pistols patterned after the CZ-75. There are three basic configurations of pistol: standard, semi-compact (standard frame and short slide and barrel), and compact (short slide and barrel, short grip).  Typical safety arrangements may include either a frame mounted safety (left side of frame only) which may lock the hammer cocked or not, or a slide-mounted ambidextrous safety which decocks the hammer automatically when engaged. Barrels have polygonal rifling.

ALFA Defender or ALFA Combat

Top Gun " ALFA Defender " The ALFA Defender is a Czech-made semi-automatic pistol that was created for the military, law enforcement shooting purposes, and Sport. There are two different series of Pistols made by ALFA, Combat series and Defender Series. Proved the concept of self-loading service and defense pistol in modern design with frame polymeric materials. Breech locks in vertical movement of the barrel and drive cycle is controlled with short recoil action of the assembly blows back. This pistol uses Browning-type breech locking system distinguished by its simplicity, reliability and dirt-resistance.
Trigger mechanism and the striker is designed with a minimum number of parts to allow also field disassembly for cleaning emergencies. It works in both single-mode and double-action that comes with a manual safety lock rapid response. Arm is equipped with a striker lock designed to allow bring permanent cartridge loaded in the cartridge chamber has a pistol is always ready-to-use. Low weight, high magazine capacity and simple handling are attractive for demanding shooters. Permits high precision using a pistol to shoot sports center fire discipline. Three boring effective and two size versions offer a choice for police and sport shooters.
CZ-TT pistol made in the Czech republic by CZ sro Strojirna company, which is located in the town of Strakonice. This pistol recently introduced following the pattern of other famous Czech pistol, CZ-75, but with a polymer frame instead of the original steel frame CZ-75, and the locking system is modified. CZ-TT also has a shorter barrel combined with a full size grip, which accommodates high-capacity magazines. 

 CZ-TT convenient to carry and hold, well-placed controls, and dimensions suitable for concealed carry and self defense duty carry. The gun currently has a relatively large slide serrations, most suitable for gloved hands, but I was told that the new production guns will have more comfortable slide serrations. CZ-TT is a short recoil operated, locked breech pistol.

The barrel is operated using a Browning cam system, and lockable sliding by single lug via large ejection port. The frame is made from high impact-resistant polymer. Double action trigger system with exposed hammer has internal firing pin, and user security, mounted on the left side of the frame. Safety Manual can lock the hammer either in cocked or uncocked position. A version of the CZ-TTL similar to the basic CZ-TT but features an integral accessory rail on the frame, under the barrel. Sight fixed standard, with a slide integral front and rear sight are dovetailed into the slide