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Rostec completes acceptance testing of Aspid pistols.

| 2021

Tsniitochmash of Rostec State Corporation has completed acceptance tests of the new semi-automatic 19x9 RG-120 and RG-120-1 Aspid pistols. The new weapon has turned out to be four times more reliable than its initial technical specifications presupposed.
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Semi-automatic 19x9 RG-120 and RG-120-1 Aspid pistols (Picture source: Rostec)

Acceptance tests are the final testing stage of sports weapons, necessary for checking the technical and operational characteristics and correspondence with technical conditions, tactical and technical assignments. The tests have verified the sturdiness of construction, the strength and safety of the locking mechanisms, firing accuracy and proper grouping of shots, as well as the correct operation of the automatics with dry parts when firing at a temperature of -30°C.

"We have completed the final stage of testing the Aspid sports pistols. The weapon fully meets the technical specifications and has demonstrated high tactical and technical characteristics, as well as impressive reliability. With an intense rate of fire of 8,000 shots, the number of jams during firing for each modification did not exceed 5, instead of 20 allowed by the technical specifications. Due to their high performance, the pistols have good market prospects and can be put into production this year,” said the Rostec spokesman.

Aspid was created for use in three divisions of practical shooting competitions: Standard, Open and Production. The pistol for the Standard division (RG120 modification) is equipped with a magazine for 22 rounds, for the Production and Open (RG120-1 modification), for 18 rounds. The lightweight Aspid comes with a mount for collimator sight, and the serial model is equipped with a Picatinny rail, a special mount for sights and additional equipment.

Modifications RG120 and RG120-1 also differ in that the latter is equipped with an internal automatic safety lock instead of the external mechanical one. This allows to quickly draw the weapon out of the holster, without the fear of it catching with protruding parts. These fractions of seconds can improve the result of the athlete.

Tsniitochmash forms part of Rostec State Corporation as a directly managed organization. The company is a center of research and development of small arms, ammunition, training systems, combat suits and other weapons, as well as means of protection of weapons and military equipment from high-precision weapons. Tsniitochmash's products are used by Russian and foreign defense and law enforcement agencies. Tsniitochmash's developments include the second generation of the Ratnik combat gear outfit, underwater weapons APS and SPP-1, the guidance system for the Kornet anti-tank guided missile, the Nona and Lotus self-propelled mortar systems, the Gyurza pistol, etc.

Rosteс State Corporation is one of the largest industrial companies in Russia. It unites more than 800 scientific and industrial organizations in 60 regions of the country. Its key areas of activity are aircraft engineering, radioelectronics, medical technologies, innovative materials, etc. The corporation’s portfolio includes such well-known brands as AvtoVAZ, KAMAZ, UAC, Russian Helicopters, UEC, Uralvagonzavod, Shvabe, Kalashnikov, etc. Rostec is active in the implementation of all 12 national projects. The company is a key provider of Smart City technology, it is engaged in the digitalization of public administration, industry and social sectors, and it is developing plans for the development of 5G wireless technologies, an Industrial Internet of Things, big data and blockchain systems. Rostec partners with leading world manufacturers such as Boeing, Airbus, Daimler, Pirelli and Renault. The corporation’s products are delivered to more than 100 countries worldwide. Almost a third of the company's revenue comes from the export of high-tech products.

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Semi-automatic 19x9 RG-120 and RG-120-1 Aspid pistols (Picture source: Rostec)


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