Rostec will export 9mm Aspid pistol for the first time

According to the Central Scientific-Research Institute for Precision Machine Engineering (TsNIITochMash) of the Rostec State Corporation, it will for the first time export th 9x19mm automatic pistol RG120 designed as part of the ‘Aspid’ development project. The first batch of pistols is to be delivered to a European customer this year.
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9x19mm automatic pistol RG120 (Picture source: Rostec)

The pistol has been designed on the basis of the combat 9x21mm pistol ‘Udav’ (Boa) and is intended for sport shooting at a range of up to 50 m. ‘Aspid’ is characterized by increased ergonomics and convenient configuration. Besides, special pads can be installed on the pistol handle at the request of the customer, adapted to the individual grip of the shooter. The pistol fires 9x19-mm Lüger cartridges or 9x19-mm Parabellum cartridges with a lead-core bullet. The handgun remains functional at temperatures from -30 up to +50°C.

‘Russian weapons have been traditionally gaining success, both in the domestic and foreign markets. First of all, it is due to their reliability, ease of operation and high tactical and technical characteristics. ‘Aspid’ is a sport pistol developed on the basis of combat samples. The guaranteed resource is 25 thousand shots. The pistol is equipped with an 18-round magazine, as well as a rail mount for sights and additional appliances – a Picatinny rail. ‘Aspid’ has good export potential. The first batch will be delivered to a foreign customer by the end of 2021,’ the Rostec speaker noted.