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9 mm silenced sniper rifle VSK-94 with a PSO-1 optical sight mounted
Type Sniper rifle
Place of origin  Russia
Service history
In service 1994 - present
Used by Various Spetsnaz units
Wars Second Chechen War, 2008 South Ossetia war
Production history
Designer KBP Instrument Design Bureau
Designed 1994
Manufacturer KBP Instrument Design Bureau
Produced 1994
Variants 9A-91
Weight 2.8 kg (6.17 lb)
Length 932 mm (36.7 in)
Barrel length 230 mm (9.1 in)
Width 83 mm (3.3 in)
Height 280 mm (11.0 in)

Cartridge 9x39mm
Action Gas-operated, rotating bolt
Rate of fire 700 rounds/min
Muzzle velocity 270 m/s
Effective firing range 400 m
Maximum firing 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 rifle uses 9x39mm ammunition feeding from a 20-round detachable box magazine.


  •  Russia: The VSK-94 is in limited use with several law enforcement organizations in Russia.
  •  Belarus: Used by the special forces[1]
  •  Mongolia: Used by the special forces[2]
  •  Syria: Used by Syrian Republican Guard and special forces [3]

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  1. ^ Александр Макаров. Полк высоких технологий. Силы специальных операций // журнал "Спецназ", июль 2011
  2. ^ http://img195.imageshack.us/img195/2406/mongoliansf2.jpg
  3. ^ http://img.allzip.org/g/51/orig/7334147.jpg

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