|PRICE:||R 4,500.00 Incl. VAT|
|ACTION||Semi-automatic - Gas Delayed Blowback|
|CONDITION||Very good to excellent used condition|
FIREARM HISTORY AND FEATURES:
The Vektor CP1 is a South African designed and manufactured semi-automatic pistol that was produced between 1995 and 1998.
It was developed in response to the South African Police’s requirement for a new compact and concealable pistol for under-cover and plain clothes policeman but was eventually never adopted by the SAP and was then marketed commercially in South Africa as well as Europe and the USA.
The pistol was a relative commercial success until the manufacturer had to issue a factory recall on all the CP1s ever produced in order to upgrade them to deal with a potential safety issue with the firearm.
This was difficult for overseas customers and Vektor opted to simply refund the majority of these customers, which essentially destroyed the reputation of the pistol. At this time Denel (a division of Vektor) also decided to cut ties with its USA distributors in order to avoid any liability issues which could have potentially arisen due to the recall program, ending its distribution in the USA.
Despite the inauspicious ending to this firearms commercial life, it is a historically noteworthy pistol in the South African firearms industry due to the following achievements:
- It was the first pistol produced by Lyttelton Engineering Works to be designed entirely from scratch
- It was the first Vektor branded product to be designed entirely by computer aided design (CAD)
- It was one of South Africa’s first polymer handguns
The Vektor CP1 has some unique technological and aesthetic characteristics, such as a safety lever located in front of the trigger guard, a unique style of trigger safety, as well as being a gas-delayed blow-back pistol which is a system not used by many semi-automatic pistols.
It is also well known for its smooth, ergonomic and snag-free design.
This gun is in very good to excellent, used condition. It is mechanically sound and functional.
The overall finish is virtually perfect with only some extremely fine, light patches of light surface rust in places on the slide, which can be easily cleaned off.
The polymer frame is still perfect and barely looks to have ever been used.
It comes in its original plastic case (very lightly scratched up) and includes the original manual and piston cleaning tool.
Extra magazines for this firearm available from Special Armory
This firearm is suitable for home self defense and is perfect for every-day, concealed carry.
This firearm is suitable for use in the following sports:
- IDPA – CCP division and SSP division
- MPDS – Service Pistol Limited (SP10) division
- PIN SHOOTING – Stock gun
- STEEL CHALLENGE
The Vektor CP1 is well known for its ‘futuristic’, ‘science-fiction-like’, smooth, snag-free design and has therefore been used as a prop in many science fiction and fantasy genre movies and television shows that require futuristic looking handguns.
Some movies and TV shows that have featured the Vektor CP1 include ‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire’, ‘Babylon A.D.’, ‘Stargate SG-1’ and even in the anime series ‘Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex’.