ABOUT US  |  CONTACT US  |  RSS  |  ARCHIVE  |  2019-08-26  |  UPDATED: 2019/6/23 - 23:17:05 FA | AR | EN
Tory leadership race exposes Britainís democratic deficit             Georgia parliament head quits after 240 injured in crackdown             Russia will help Iran with oil, banking if payment channel not launched: Ryabkov             Iran refrained from hitting manned US plane accompanying downed drone, IRGC says             Senior Afghan Politicians In Pakistan For Key Meeting             SCO plays constructive role in promoting regional peace, stability: Statement             1000s of Haitians protest against corruption            Trump announces exit of his spokeswoman Sarah Sanders            Ghani, Modi Discuss Afghan Peace in Bishkek             SCO Summit Begins In Bishkek            Video: Iran saves crewmembers of tanker hit in Sea of Oman             World reacts as two tankers Ďattackedí in Sea of Oman             Police shooting of black man triggers unrest in Memphis, Tennessee            UK government signs order to enable Assange extradition to US            Ex-Football Chief Yet To Be Detained Despite Arrest Warrant            

DATE PUBLISHED: 2017/9/10 - 13:14:00
VISIT: 3244
SHARE WITH YOUR FRIENDS

Top Five Lesser-Known Pistols Used by Russiaís Spetsnaz and Security Services
Top Five Lesser-Known Pistols Used by Russiaís Spetsnaz and Security Services

Military journalist Andrei Kotz gives his take on five of the best lesser-known pistols in the arsenals of Russiaís police, security and special forces.

Last week, Russiaís Kalashnikov Concern unveiled the PL-15K, a new nine-millimeter semi-automatic pistol. The gun weighs just 700 grams, has a 14 round clip of 9x19mm caliber rounds, an ergonomic handle and a high reliability factor. 

The company says its weapon could become as a replacement to the legendary Makarov PM (íPistolet Makarovaí), the Soviet handgun which has been the standard military and police sidearm since its introduction in 1951. Other pistols, including the PYa, have since been introduced, but the Pistolet Makarova continues to enjoy widespread use in the Russian security services.

Amid the discussion of a new standard issue pistol, RIA Novosti military observer Andrei Kotz decided to take a look at five excellent but somewhat more obscure Russian-made pistols that are in widespread use.

Silent Assassin

The PSS pistol, created by the Moscow-regional Central Scientific Research Institute for Precision Machine Engineering (TsNIITochMash) for use by Spetsnaz, was adopted in 1983. The gunís sealed cartridge system allows for silent firing with no muzzle flash at a range of up to 50 meters. The gun doesnít require a large silencer, and has very compact dimensions of just 170mm, and a weight of 850 grams.

PSS silent pistol
PSS silent pistol

According to Kotz, "the main distinguishing feature of the PSS is its 7.62x41.5mm SP-4 cartridge, specially created for the weapon, which has a very interesting action mechanic. A special piston is fitted between the powder charge and the bullet in the cartridge. When fired, the powder gases hit the piston, which pushes the bullet out of the barrel, wedging the neck of its casing. In this way, powder gases remain inside the casing, almost completely eliminating noise caused by firing."

"The PPS has a capacity of only six rounds, but more are not needed for performing any special tasks. This includes things like eliminating a sentry quietly and with one shot. Rumor has it that FSB special forces used this pistol in March 2000, when they liquidated the bodyguards of Chechen bandit Salman Raduyev before taking him into custody."

The Gun Version of a Swiss Army Knife

The second sidearm on Kotzís list is the OTs-27 Berdysh (íPoleaxeí), a versatile handgun created by the Tula Instrument Design Bureau and adopted by the Ministry of Internal Affairs in 2002, although it was originally meant for use by the Armed Forces.

The OTs-27 Berdish with its interchangeable barrels
The OTs-27 Berdish with its interchangeable barrels

According to the expert, the defining feature of this weapon is its "omnivorous" nature. "It can shoot 9x18mm, 9x19mm, and 7.62x25mm rounds. To do this, it is enough simply to change out the quickly detachable barrel and the magazine. For law enforcement, which has a broad range of ammunition in its arsenal, this gun arrived at the perfect moment. The OTs-27 is used by security police, as well as prosecutors and prosecutorís office investigators for self-defense."

The Most Compact

The P-96M, another design by the Tula Instrument Design Bureau, has not enjoyed particularly wide application, but was adopted as the Federal Bailiff Serviceís standard sidearm in 2003. According to Kotz, the gun has some interesting and unique tactical and technical characteristics:

"It has a length of only 150 mm, and weighs slightly less than 500 grams. At the same time, it accommodates 14 9x18mm rounds.  The gun is perfect for concealed carry. In addition to bailiffs, these weapons are used by prosecutorís office investigators, as well as a number of police units at the Ministry of Internal Affairs."

An Armor-Piercing Handgun

In late 1996, the special forces of the FSB and the FSO (the service guarding top Russian officials, including the president) began to receive the SPS, a TsNIITochMash semi-automatic sidearm design developed in the early 1990s.

Kotz noted that in the hands of a skillful marksman, this weapon can hit targets at a range of up 100 meters, but more importantly, "disable vehicles and effectively punch through all types of bulletproof vests at close range. This was made possible thanks to the use of a special 9x21mm armor-piercing round. At a range of 50 meters, it can penetrate a IIIA-class vest, a sheet of steel 5 mm thick, or titanium 2.4 mm thick. No other Russian side arm can boast of having such armor piercing capabilities."

"In addition," the analyst wrote, "other cartridges have been developed for this weapon, including the SR11 low-ricochet round, the SR12 hollow point round, and the SR13 armor-piercing tracer. In 2013, the SPS began to be introduced into army special forces units."

Highest Ammo Capacity

The final weapon on Kotzís list is the GSh-18, a Tula Arms Factory design which holds the record for best magazine capacity among Soviet and Russian handgun designs. The sidearm can hold up to 18 rounds – double that of the Makarov PM. The gunís design features polymer frame with steel inserts, reducing its weight and recoil momentum. The GSh-18 was adopted by the armed units of the Ministry of Justice in 2000, by the special forces and certain categories of employees of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, and the Federal Bailiff Service in 2006.

 

LINK: http://ansarpress.com/english/8571


TAGS:






*
*

*



SEE ALSO

The Worldís First 360-Degree Rooftop Infinity Pool Is Coming to London in 2020


10 Irresistible Smoothies to Make Right Now


A dark day in New Zealand / Video


Imam Ali (A.S.) and the Holy Quran


Israeli Chief Rabbi Calls Black People íMonkeysí


World through the aperture


World through the aperture


World through the aperture


ISIS Threatens to Attack Russia 2018 World Cup with Releasing Messi Picture


Some awesome Makeup Looks To Try This Halloween





VIEWED
MOST DISCUSSED







POLL

Modi, Merkel Discuss Afghanistan, Radicalisation And Terrorism

SEE RESULT


LAST NEWS

Trump rejects UN request for FBI probe into Khashoggiís murder to save weapons sales

Tory leadership race exposes Britainís democratic deficit

Georgia parliament head quits after 240 injured in crackdown

Russia will help Iran with oil, banking if payment channel not launched: Ryabkov

Iran refrained from hitting manned US plane accompanying downed drone, IRGC says

Senior Afghan Politicians In Pakistan For Key Meeting

SCO plays constructive role in promoting regional peace, stability: Statement

1000s of Haitians protest against corruption

Trump announces exit of his spokeswoman Sarah Sanders

Ghani, Modi Discuss Afghan Peace in Bishkek

SCO Summit Begins In Bishkek

Video: Iran saves crewmembers of tanker hit in Sea of Oman

World reacts as two tankers Ďattackedí in Sea of Oman

Police shooting of black man triggers unrest in Memphis, Tennessee

UK government signs order to enable Assange extradition to US

Ex-Football Chief Yet To Be Detained Despite Arrest Warrant

Man Who Tried To Approach Ghani Was Asked By Arg ĎTo Stay Silentí

Leader of Iran to Japan PM: Trump not worthy of exchanging messages with

Explosions hit two large oil tankers in Sea of Oman: Reports

Saudi crown princeís sister to go on trial in France in July

Catalan separatistsí rebellion trial closes

Trump says US sending 1,000 troops to join the 4,000 already in Poland

UK parliament rejects move to block no-deal Brexit

Oil prices jump following suspected attacks on two oil tankers in Sea of Oman

Explosions hit two large oil tankers in Sea of Oman: Reports

PM Abe calls Iran significant country, voices Japanís readiness to help ease tensions

Daesh In Afghanistan Aims To Attack US: McKenzie

Putin Hopes Efforts On Afghan Peace Will Product Positive Results

Japanís Prime Minister Abe in Tehran on historic visit

Germany Mediates for Ending Afghan War: MoFA

Taliban Main Obstacle to Peace Process: Abdullah

China lashes out at US for Ďirresponsibleí comments on Hong Kong

EU moves closer to disciplinary action over Italyís rising debt

Key Taliban Member Among 52 Others Killed In Zabul: Governor

Afghan Director Begins Filming New Movie In Iran

Italy Ďdeterminedí to avoid EU debt procedure

US companies sued over Londonís deadly Grenfell Tower fire

Turkey condemns US Congress resolution on purchase of Russian S-400 systems

Collapse of Century: Howís US Hegemony Declining?

Why is he so low-key? UK PM candidate Johnson bashed for avoiding scrutiny


MEDICAL NEWS








ANSAR PRESS ©  |  ABOUT US  |  CONTACT US  |  MOBILE VERSION  |  LINKS  |  DESIGN: Negah Network Co.
All right reserved. Use this website by mentioning the source (link) is allowed. ›—ś‘ź«Ś «یš —š ی šŕŠ»šŌ«š