The press service of the Rostec State Corporation said today that the Central Research Institute of Precision Machine-Building (TsNIITochMash, part of the state tech corporation Rostec) demonstrated a new Poloz self-loading compact pistol chambered for 9x19mm rounds and based on the latest 9x21mm Udav army handgun.
The Poloz pistol is designed for operative and concealed carrying by employees of the Ministry of Internal Affairs and the Russian Guard, said Rostec's press service.
"This compact model is smaller and lighter than the standard army handgun and can be used as a concealed carry weapon. Its modular design allows replacing the grip without changing the main parts and using various-capacity magazines. It is convenient, reliable and easy to handle, which is extremely important for operational units’ personnel,"said the TsNIITochMash CEO Albert Bakov, reports the corporation's press service.
The new Poloz pistol has an accuracy firing range of up to 50 meters and can operate in temperatures ranging from -50 degrees to +50 degrees Celsius. The handgun can fire 9x19mm pistol rounds standard for federal agencies and 9x19mm cartridges with steel-core bullets. The pistol’s magazine can hold 15 or 18 rounds. The weapon has a service life of at least 10,000 shots.
Visitor's of the International Military-Technical Forum ARMY-2020 will get to see the new development of TsNIITOCHMASH. The pistol is planned to be shown both statically - at the company's stand in the Rostec Demonstration Center, and dynamically - at the shooting range of the Patriot Park's multifunctional firing center.