Test phase of Kalashnikov's Lebedev PL-14 pistol to be completed by 2016-end 21804163

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Test phase of Kalashnikov's Lebedev PL-14 pistol to be completed by 2016-end
The Lebedev PL-14 pistol developed on order from the Russian Defense Ministry will complete trials this year, Kalashnikov Corporation CEO Alexander Krivoruchko said on Tuesday. The Kalashnikov Corporation is the producer of the famous Kalashnikov automatic rifle.
Test phase of Russia s Lebedev PL 14 pistol to be completed by 2016 end 640 001Kalashnikov's Lebedev PL-14 pistol prototype
"Work is currently under way in accordance with the Defense Ministry’s technical specifications. We are planning to complete the work this year. We hope that it [the pistol] will be serial-produced next year," Krivoruchko said in an interview with Echo Moskvy radio station.

As the CEO said, the new pistol can be also ordered by the Interior Ministry.

As the Kalashnikov Corporation’s press office said earlier, the new pistol designed for the 9x19mm round is thin; it is 21 mm at the barrel and 28 mm at the grip.

The new pistol has the controls on both sides, which allows both right- and left-handed people to operate it. Its characteristics ensure reduced recoil and muzzle rise and quick return to the line-of-sight, the press office said.

The prototype of the Lebedev PL-14 pistol was unveiled for the first time at the Army 2015 military and technical forum.

The improved and upgraded version of the pistol will be demonstrated at the Army 2016 forum, Krivoruchko said.
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