22nd Century Insurgency Pistol – "DP Liberator"
The weapon is a crude, single shot pistol designed to be cheaply and quickly mass produced. The Liberator has just 23 parts. The weapon largely uses stamped and turned steel parts – cheap and easy to manufacture. The weapon fires a .45 ACP cartridge from an unrifled barrel. Due to the unrifled barrel, maximum effective range Is Less than 3 meters. Beyond that distance, the oblong .45 ACP bullet (designed for a rifled barrel) would begin to tumble out of control (“keyholing”).
The Liberator is shipped in a cardboard box with 10 rounds of .45 ACP ammunition, a wooden dowel to remove the empty shell casing, and an instruction sheet showing how to load and fire the weapon. Excess rounds of ammunition can be stored in the pistol grip.