The pistol is uniquely less thick than its counterparts in the same class. Source: Mikhail Pochuev/TASS
“The universality of the pistol means it can be used not only as a combat weapon for the army and police but also as a sports pistol for various class competitions,” said Aleksey Krivoruchko, CEO of the Kalashnikov Concern. “For the pistol’s different uses with aiming elements, we intend to produce variants with altered firing-mechanism characteristics and to make modifications that will allow it to be used in sports competitions."
The pistol is uniquely less thick than its counterparts in the same class; 28 mm around the handle and 21 mm at the front nozzle. The polymer-framed double-stack PL-14 pistol and its configuration makes it possible to use the pistol with either the right or left hand, and makes it easy to wear, draw, and use. A Picatinny rail has been integrated into the pistol’s design.
Using automatic calculation methods in the creation of the pistol provides it with great inbuilt mechanisms which make it comfortable for the shooter to discharge, with minimal kickback after firing, and rapid return to the line of sight. These factors allow for a rapid second shot so that fire can quickly be repositioned onto other targets.
Special attention was paid to the security of the weapon. The applied trigger mechanism solution ensures that the loaded pistol cannot fire spontaneously, even after falling from great height onto a hard surface.
Additionally, increased gun-handling safety provides for a high efficiency indicator of whether there is a cartridge in the chamber. This makes it possible to quickly determine if the gun is loaded or not “by the touch,” and without error.
The Lebedev Pistol
Calibre: 9x19 mm
Length: 220 mm
Height: 136 mm
Thickness: 28 mm
Barrel length: 127 mm
Magazine capacity: 15 rounds
Mass without cartridges: 0.8 kg (1.76 lbs)
Mass with a loaded magazine: 0.99 kg (2.18 lbs)
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