The Russian army will go to guns "Swift"
The Russian army in the coming months will begin to receive new guns, "Swift", which will replace the standing armed with pistols Makarov (PM). On this, as reported by RIA Novosti, the air channel "Russia-24" said Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin, who oversees the defense industry.
According to Rogozin, "Swift" surpasses even the Austrian pistols Glock.
Gun "Swift" (Strike) software developed by Arsenal Firearms for the armed forces, law enforcement, shooting sports, and as a civilian self-defense. For the Russian market under the gun discharged nine millimeter caliber ammunition (9×19, 7N21 and 7N31). Strike for the Western market is available in four different calibers: 9×19, 9×21 IMI, .357 SIG and .40 S & W.
The gun is available as a full metal housing (weight to 890 grams) and with the use of polymers (weight 750 grams). The pistol has a store on 17 rounds, buttons vyborosa which are located 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.