Anarchists feature an elongated structure with twin barrels; this is the signature Vladof pistol barrel, which rotates when fired. They feature somewhat low damage per shot for a pistol, but the high rate of fire and good capacity give Anarchist a very high damage per second.
Any character with skills that increase fire rate will be well paired with the Anarchist pistol. For example Salvador can make excellent use of Anarchist pistols while Gunzerking due to their fast reload speed and extremely high rate of fire. This can be further enhanced by choosing skills such as Keep Firing... and Locked and Loaded.