Russian company Kalashnikov wants to finish PL-14 pistol tests before 2018 TASS 82003171

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Russian company Kalashnikov wants to finish PL-14 pistol tests before 2018
The Kalashnikov Corporation, the producer of the famous Kalashnikov assault rifle and a subsidiary of Russia’s state hi-tech corporation Rostec, is planning to complete the trials of the advanced Lebedev PL-14 pistol before the yearend, Corporation CEO Alexei Krivoruchko told TASS.
     
The Kalashnikov Corporation, the producer of the famous Kalashnikov assault rifle and a subsidiary of Russia’s state hi-tech corporation Rostec, is planning to complete the trials of the advanced Lebedev PL-14 pistol before the yearend, Corporation CEO Alexei Krivoruchko told TASS.
PL-14 Pistol (credit: OJSC "Concern Kalashnikov")
     

"The trials are currently under way and we hope that they will be completed this year. We hope that the pistol will be sought after by the Defense Ministry and other uniformed and law enforcement agencies. The pistol will have a version designed for practice firing as well," Krivoruchko said.

The prototype of the PL-14 pistol designed in cooperation with law enforcement agencies and sportsmen was unveiled by the Kalashnikov Corporation at the Army 2015 military and technical forum.

According to the corporation’s press office, the pistol chambered for the 9x19mm round is very thin - 21mm at the barrel and 28mm at the grip. It has the controls on both sides, which makes it possible for both right- and left-handed people to use it. Its characteristics ensure reduced recoil and muzzle rise and quick return to the line-of-sight.

As the press office said, the PL-14 pistol has a loaded chamber indicator, which allows the serviceman to know by touch whether the weapon is chambered or not. The pistol coupled with the modified-design chamber can fire rounds with a non-standard length.
     
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