Russian army in the coming months will begin to receive new guns "Swift"That will change facing armed with pistols Makarov (PM). On this, as reported by RIA Announcements, said Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin, who oversees the defense industry.
According to Rogozin, "Swift"In their features than even the Austrian pistols Glock.
Gun "Swift"(Strike) developed by Russian Arsenal Firearms for the armed forces, law enforcement, shooting sports, and as a civilian self-defense. Market for Russian pistol manufactured under nine mm caliber cartridges (9×19, 7N21 and 7N31). Strike for the Western market is available in 4 different calibers: 9×19, 9×21 IMI, .357 SIG and .40 S & W.
Gun available as a one hundred percent of the iron body (weight to 890 grams) and with the use of polymers (weight 750 grams). Gun has a shop at 17 rounds, eject button is placed on both sides of the handle.
Makarov pistol, developed in the late 1940s, in turn, weighs 810 grams and is designed for eight rounds of 9×18 mm. In February 2012, the Defense Ministry reported on plans to change the PM Yarygin pistols.