TACTICAL-HULK and other new pistol designs appearing in Libya

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Jonathan Ferguson writes about brand new pistol designs appearing in the strangest of places, Libyan arms bazaars

 The shared name of these weapons, inscribed on the slide, is ‘TACTICAL-HULK PT11-PRO’, accompanied by the inscription ‘ПОХКЕТ АТТЕNYATE’. This appears to use a combination of Cyrillic and Latin alphabet letters, and may be a poor attempt to approximate foreign markings. Markings indicate the weapon is chambered for 7.65 x 17 mmSR (.32 ACP), a rather weak handgun calibre, especially when fired from the short barrels seen. The fit and finish of the weapons does not seem much better than many of the blank firing weapons produced in Turkey, particularly on the larger model below. The slide markings on the handguns in photos #1 and #2 may indicate production in 2012. – See more at: http://www.armamentresearch.com/new-pistol-designs-out-of-libya/#sthash.01Syr8Ap.dpuf

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  • Tater

    thats just the ZORAKI M906 9MM P.A.K blank firing pistol

    • Ramos

      Did you actually bother to read the article?

      • Tinkerer

        1.- Import large quantities of inexpensive blank firing pistols into country with firearms embargo -assuming it has a firearms embargo-
        2.- Have local machinists install sleeve inside barrel, downsizing it to a smaller, lower pressure caliber.
        3.-???
        4.- PROFIT

  • Giolli Joker

    The arabic line says something like “al-tactical al-asaliy”… “the original tactical”!?!

    • Giolli Joker

      Actually it’s robably a mispelled “tactical weapon”..

      • spelling natsi

        “robably” is robably a misspelled “probably”.

        P.S. — How come there hasn’t been a single “Hulk smash” comment so far?!

        • BBannerAngryman

          HULK SMASH…

  • Vhyrus

    I’d carry it, if they made it in 9mm.

    • iksnilol

      .32 acp isn’t that bad for a concealed carry.

  • Kovacs Jeno

    Yes, as the article said it IS a Turkish Zoraki M906 gas-alarm/traumatic pistol, which is just rebarelled to .32 ACP.

  • strongarm

    They should be purchased in quantity, rebarreled and laser marked. I think neither of
    those blank pistol makers especially known ones do enter such an unsafe marketing.

  • gunslinger

    sweet. a .32

  • JaxD

    ПОХКЕТ reads as POCKET in phonetic Russian. Not a direct translation. The other word makes no sense to me.

    • JamesG3

      And it’s not even good phonetic transliteration into Russian (the “x” wouldn’t be there if you were trying to transliterate “pocket” into Russian letters).

      • JaxD

        Easy, just add the Russian accent, POH-KET.

        • JamesG3

          I’m coming at it as a speaker of Russian (and lived there), and the X makes a hard kh sound, not an English H sound. Requires a bit of a back-of-the-throat friction like the “ch” in Loch Ness.

          Anywho, I doubt anyone’s reading this for a Russian lesson. The Olympics are over. Ha.

          • JaxD

            Born there, it is my first language. I’m not here for a Russian lesson.
            I posted what I thought it was.
            It is not necessarily Russian, could be from any of the Cyrillic tongues. Judging from the other bunch of letters, it just might be.
            If you have another idea of what means, let me know.

          • JamesG3

            Cool, where from? I lived in Perm. Didn’t mean to come across as if I was giving you a lesson, but mean that any other readers beside probably weren’t looking for one.

            I don’t disagree with you that it’s meant to be “pocket”, that’s obvious, I was saying that if they intended it to sound Russian, it wasn’t a good transliteration. I was going off the post writer’s remark, “may be a poor attempt to approximate foreign markings,” and basically agreeing.

          • JaxD

            Kharkov.
            It reminds me of a t-shirt my wife’s friend brought back from China, ” #1 Cool Bar and Girl”

          • n0truscotsman

            “Anywho, I doubt anyone’s reading this for a Russian lesson. The Olympics are over. Ha.”

            Im married to a Russian so I need all the help I can get :D

    • mikewest007

      It’s not Russian. It’s Greek. Ever played with the Symbol font in WordPad as a kid?

  • Azril @ Alex Vostox

    So. Who’s the one should take the lawsuit for using “HULK” name? Stan Lee or Terry Gene Bollea?

  • Lance

    Black market has a lot of customers in the Libyan failed state. So I would not be surprised to see many smuggled weapons new and old in that place.

  • otto

    tough looking little gun. my Turkish built Canik has a great fit and finish

  • mikewest007

    Guys, I got it.
    That supposedly Cyrillic writing is what you get if you write in normal English, and then switch the font to Symbol (bundled with Windows since the age of dinosaurs). It’s Greek, not Cyrillic: the П (pi) in Symbol replaces P, X (chi) replaces C, and Y (ypsilon) replaces U. Tada: POCKET ATTENUATE!
    …still makes no sense.

  • MrApple

    Still looks better than the Beretta Nano.

    • petru sova

      Wow that was a good one. And probably true. Beretta is really making some junk these days.