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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, Mainly law enforcement units.
Wars Second Chechen War, 2008 South Ossetia war
Production history

KBP Instrument Design Bureau

Vasily Petrovich
Designed 1994
Manufacturer KBP Instrument Design Bureau
Unit cost Unknown
Produced 1994
No. built Unknown
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 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 is a 9 mm suppressed sniper rifle designed In 1995 in the KBP Tula Instrument-making Design Bureau designed by Vasily Petrovich.    


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.

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.


See also[edit]


  1. ^ Александр Макаров. Полк высоких технологий. Силы специальных операций // журнал "Спецназ", июль 2011

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