Russia: 9mm self-loading and silencer Udav pistol will replace Makarov
MOSCOW, ($1=77.46 Russian Rubles) — The Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation intends to replace the Makarov pistol with a new 9mm self-loading and silencer pistol Udav [6P72], BulgarianMilitary.com has learned, citing a press release from the state company Rostec.
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The Uadv pistol with silencer is a special development and configuration of the Central Research Institute of Precision Engineering [CNIItochmash]. The Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation plans to start delivering these pistols to Russian troops in 2023.
A Udav pistol with a silencer will most likely replace the obsolete Makarov, according to the expert opinion of the Commander-in-Chief of the Russian Land Forces Oleg Salyukov in an interview he gave at the end of 2021 for a local newspaper.
The self-loading Udav pistol with silencer [6P72] has improvements. Rostec says one of the improvements is related to the bullets fired by the pistol. They will now have reduced speed and increased penetration. Another update in 6P72 is an indicator in the magazine, which will allow the shooter to control the consumption of ammunition.
Experts who have already fired the new self-loading Udav pistol say that it “fits” very well in the hand and is perfectly suitable for people shooting with the left or right hand. The self-loading Udav pistol is 206 mm long and weighs 780 grams. The low weight, say Rostec, is due to the developed modern polymeric materials. The Udav’s magazine is loading with 18 rounds.
The pistol is included in the “serpentine” line created in TsNIItochmash, which also includes the Gyurza, Poloz, and Aspid models.
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