Holding six rounds of .22 Short in an internal cylinder, the Arsenal RS-1 lets you bring a knife-gun to any flavor of fight. While it’ll run you as much as $2,499 (plus a $5 Any Other Weapon NFA tax) to snag one of the last ones available, there are few more interesting ways to add insult to grievous injury.
Rotating a lock on the trigger bar causes the trigger to flick down out of the frame. Squeezing it back into the frame runs the internal revolver double action — it advances the cylinder and fires the next shot.
There’s no shortage of interesting features on the RS-1, but the spike on the guard may top the list. It’s there so the operator doesn’t accidently wrap their thumb over the top and put it in front of the barrel. For obvious reasons. It’s really freaking sharp and would definitely get your attention.
Unfortunately we don’t foresee a TTAG review of the RS-1 in our future. But, if you have a spare couple grand laying around, it’s a unique collector’s item of which there are only a few hundred in existence. Arsenal said there won’t be more and when their remaining stock is gone, they’re gone for good.