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Altor Corp. Single-Shot 9mm Pistol

Available in 9mm and .380 ACP, Altor's single-shot pistols are simple, inexpensive and easy to use.

Altor Corp. Single-Shot 9mm Pistol
Looking for a very inexpensive single-shot pistol for trail or survival use? You may want to consider Altor Corp’s simple single-shots.

The World War II .45 ACP “Liberator pistol” was a simple and economical design intended to be very easy to use by resistance forces in occupied Europe. The concept was suggested by a Polish military attaché in March 1942 and the project was assigned to the US Army Joint Psychological Warfare Committee. It was designed for the United States Army two months later by George Hyde of the Inland Manufacturing Division of the General Motors Corporation in Dayton, Ohio. The end result was a crude single-shot .45 ACP pistol made from sheet metal stampings with an unrifled barrel. The idea for the pistol was a resistance fighter could use the FP-45 Liberator to “acquire” a more effective weapon from the enemy.

Altor Corporation’s two new single-shot pistols are somewhat reminiscent of the World War II Liberator. They are simple to use, basic in construction and very economical. The line consists of a model chambered for .380 ACP and one in 9x19mm Parabellum. The Altor pistol features foolproof operation with only two parts to connect to load and fire with only six parts total. It is built on a polymer frame with stainless steel parts. It features an ergonomic design, cross-bolt button safety, barrel safety and a basic firing mechanism. Sights are non-adjustable. The pistol itself is 6.5 inches long, 1 inch wide and weighs only 10.5 ounces.

To operate you remove the barrel by twisting it, slide a cartridge onto the breach face, reinstall the barrel and turn the barrel past Safe to Fire. Then you simply retract the “trigger” all the way and release it to snap forward firing the piece. To reload, remove the barrel, slide out the spent cartridge, slide-in a new cartridge and lock the barrel back on. No, it’s not very fast firing, but it’s simple and it works. Altor is marketing it as the least expensive center-fire pistol on the market. They suggest using it as a survival, back-up or “stash” gun and as a useful working tool for farmers and ranchers. They also suggest using it as a trail gun when loaded with snake shot. MSRP is $119 for the .380 ACP and $129 for the 9mm model. For more information visit www.altorcorp.com.

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