10 Firearms of Russia Special Force [photos]

10 Firearms of Russia Special Force [photos]

In USSR special forces mainly used “tuned” army pistols and rifles. In late 1980s situation changed – special forces got “special” firearms.

1. “Vintorez” rifle (above) – first use – Chechen war. 50-100 shots per min, target range 400m, still main rifle in spetsnaz. More:

10 Firearms of Russia Special Force [photos]

2. PP-2000 – from Tula firearm making. Made for anti-terror force. Being called “First Russian pistol-machine gun”. Made from metal and plastic pieces so weight only 1500 gramm.

10 Firearms of Russia Special Force [photos]

3. RGS-50M (hand grenade launcher 50 mm caliber). Made for special force of KGB. Use plastic capsule grenade shots. Choice between different action grenades. Has “feathers” for more targeted shots.

10 Firearms of Russia Special Force [photos]

4. 9A-91 small assault rifle to use in city. Can be carried covertly beneath cloths. Has special munition PAB-9 which guaranteed pierce 8 mm steel plates 100 m away.

10 Firearms of Russia Special Force [photos]

5. ASH-12 large caliber assault rifle. FSB ordered such creation. One of few Russian bull-up guns. The inner scheme of gun is confidential.

10 Firearms of Russia Special Force [photos]

6. CP-2M “VERESK” – pistol machine gun for close range combat (closer 200m). Can pierce bullet proof vests. Very high firepower.

10 Firearms of Russia Special Force [photos]

7. “Gürza” – Serdyukov’s pistol – made for special force. Can have collimator scope, laser scope or light on it.

10 Firearms of Russia Special Force [photos]

8. SR-3 “Vikhr” use armor pierce munition SP-6 can hit bullet proof vests class 5 protection up to 50 m. Can get silencer, night vision scope, 30 round magazine.

10 Firearms of Russia Special Force [photos]

9. AEK-919K “Kashtan”  – modified Austria Steyr-MPi-69, used in FSB spetznaz.

10 Firearms of Russia Special Force [photos]

10. Last not least: PP-19 “BISON” engineer – Victor Kalashnikov, son of the AK-47 Kalashnikov. Cylindrical 64 round clip.

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4 thoughts on “10 Firearms of Russia Special Force [photos]”

  1. Eotech? Steyr pistol? Bought from the West. Some of the Russian weapons are interesting, some primitive, some ridiculous, such as the tubular magazine, initially designed by American firm Calico. Not a reliable design. Stick to the regular mags, unless you want jams.

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