9 mm silenced sniper rifle VSK-94 with a PSO-1 optical sight mounted
|Place of origin||Russia|
|Used by||Various Spetsnaz units|
|Wars||Second Chechen War, 2008 South Ossetia war|
|Designer||KBP Instrument Design Bureau|
|Manufacturer||KBP Instrument Design Bureau|
|Weight||2.8 kg (6.17 lb)|
|Length||932 mm (36.7 in)|
|Width||83 mm (3.3 in)|
|Height||280 mm (11.0 in)|
|Action||Gas-operated, rotating bolt|
|Rate of fire||700 rounds/min|
|Muzzle velocity||270 m/s|
|Effective range||400 m|
|Maximum range||600 m|
|Feed system||20-round detachable box magazine|
|Sights||Telescopic sight, fixed back-up iron sights provided|
The VSK-94 is a 9 mm suppressed sniper rifle developed by the Russia KBP Instrument Design Bureau as a low-cost alternative to the VSS rifle. The rifle is based on the 9A-91 assault rifle. The VSK-94 was designed to accurately engage unarmored point targets at ranges up to 400 m.
The VSK-94 retains the gas-driven operating principle of the 9A-91 with a rotating bolt. The rifle features a stamped steel receiver, skeletonized polymer stock integrated with the pistol grip and a synthetic forearm. The VSK-94 is equipped with a 4x PSO-1 optical sight(adapted for subsonic rounds shooting) and standard flip iron sights from the 9A-91.
The threaded barrel is designed to use a specifically designed suppressor.
The VSK-94 is in limited use with several law enforcement organizations in Russia.