The Kalashnikov Concern debuted a new pistol this week called the “PL-14” or the “Pistol Lededev,” reports TASS.
Unfortunately, due to Obama mandated sanctions on Russia there’s very little chance that the “PL-14” will show up on U.S. soil anytime soon. Nevertheless, we can gaze from afar and admire it’s very distinct aesthetics.
Concern “Kalashnikov” in the international military-technical forum “Army 2015” first introduced a prototype of a new pistol “PL-14” (the gun Lebedev), the concept of which was developed together with specialists from law enforcement agencies and leading hands-athletes of the country. This was reported in the press service of the concern.
“The key difference” PL-14 “on the other modern counterparts, is its ergonomics and balance that best meet modern notions of human biomechanics and manufacturing best shot. Particular attention should be paid to the unique aesthetic of the gun”, – stressed in the press-service.
With the company believed that the gun can be used not only as a weapon for the army and police, but also in sports. “To use a gun arrows variability special units we intend to produce different versions of the modified characteristics of the shock trigger, as well as make modifications that would allow its use in sports,” – said General Director of “Kalashnikov” Alexei Krivoruchko, whose words have led to the press service .
As described in the “Kalashnikov”, the new pistol chambered for 9×19 mm different small thickness – from 21 mm in front and 28 mm at the handle. The bilateral arrangement and configuration controls, “PL-14” and you can use it right and left hand, and characteristics of the weapons make it comfortable in terms of returns, toss after the shot, and quickly return to the line of sight, stressed in the press-service.
With the company drew attention to the presence indicator cartridge in the chamber, which allows you to “touch” to determine whether the gun is loaded, and allows in combination with the modified geometry of the chamber shoot defective ammunition for which the length of the sleeve does not meet the standard.
- Caliber, mm 9×19
- Length mm 220
- Height mm 136
- Thickness mm 28
- Barrel length 127 mm
- Magazine capacity, rounds 15
- Weight without ammunition, 0.8 kg
- Weight with ammunition 0.99 kg
(H/T: Guns.com, TFB, Outdoor Hub)