9 mm silenced sniper rifle VSK-94 with a PSO-1 optical sight mounted
|Place of origin||Russia|
|Used by||Various Spetsnaz units, Mainly law enforcement units.|
|Wars||Second Chechen War, 2008 South Ossetia war|
|Manufacturer||KBP Instrument Design Bureau|
|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 SP5 and SP6; also PAB-9|
|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, comes with a standard PSO-1 scope and a satchal with weapon cleaning kit and 1 box of magazine.|
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.
Since the 9x39mm bullet weighs about twice as much as that of the 9×19mm Parabellum, its muzzle energy is about twice as high as that of a subsonic 9×19mm Parabellum bullet fired from an HK MP5SD, for example.
- Russia: The VSK-94 is in limited use with several law enforcement organizations in Russia.
- Belarus: Used by the special forces
- Mongolia: Used by the special forces
- Syria: Used by Syrian Republican Guard and special forces
- Александр Макаров. Полк высоких технологий. Силы специальных операций // журнал "Спецназ", июль 2011
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