Russian Special Forces Guns

This video shows a small amount of firearms supposedly used by Russian Special Forces. They start right off with the folding machine gun PP-90.


This appears to be a MP-443 “Grach” pistol.


Stechkin Automatic Pistol (APS)


Below is a modified variant optimized for suppression. It is called the APB. Click here for more info.



Below is the PSS.

The PSS uses a specially developed 7.62×42mm necked round SP-4 (СП-4), the same as used for the OTs-38 Stechkin silent revolver.[3] The cartridge contains an internal piston and a propelling charge, with the stem of the piston against the base of the bullet. On firing, the piston delivers enough impulse to project the bullet from the barrel to an effective range of 25 meters. The piston then seals the cartridge neck, preventing noise, smoke, or blast from escaping the barrel


The SMG is the PP-91 KEDR 


Not a bad selection of guns in such a short video. A big shout out to Hrachya H. for helping me ID these guns.

Nicholas C

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  • Giolli Joker

    Apparently, and unsurprisingly, shooting the PSS is expensive.

  • cons2p8ted

    In the West, R&D stands for “research and development”. Who would have thought that Russia would follows China’s lead and rendered it to mean “Rip-off and Duplicate”? That PP-90 looks EXACTLY like the Magpul FMG except much more hideous…just like that bowl haircut!

    • TimothyT

      I can’t tell if you’re joking but the PP-90 was created in the 90s and the FMG was designed in 2008. And the idea of a folding smg predates both.

      • hikerguy

        True. If you pull up a pic of the American ARES FMG from you will see probably the inspiration for both, at least in concept. It was designed in the 80s at some point.

        • noob
          • Bill Poynter

            The one in Robocop is different altogether and came after the ARES fmg. The ARES was designed by Francis Warin while working for Eugene Stoner at ARES. It used an MP40 mag for the magazine on the first prototype and an UZI mag on the second.

          • USMC03Vet

            Best Robocop movie!
            Bring it, Haters.

          • n0truscotsman

            Robocop was entertaining before society *actually started becoming like the movie*. Now its just depressing to watch. Waiting for the same thing to happen to “Escape from NY”.

    • micmac80

      These Russian guns predate existance of Magpul entity by a decade let alone any Magpul project.

    • Mark

      The Magpul FMG-9 is inspired by the PP-90, not the other way ’round.

    • iksnilol

      Lance? Is… is that you, Lance ?

  • Reality

    Wow that angled stock at the last pic will really f*** up muzzle rise…

    • anon

      probably not, and making assumptions its probably so the gun is compatable with those giant armored helmets they use.

      • Reality

        Why then not just make it I___- shaped instead? Than it would affect using a helmet even less than an angled one, and has less muzzle rise.

        Also, if you wear a super obvious big helmet, why then still run around with a tiny stupid subgun?

        • anon

          id like to see your solution for how thats going to fold neatly over the top, and why not? more armor doesn’t make it an ineffective subgun. You can find pictures of guys using them while up armored.

    • iksnilol

      Not really, it’s a 9mm Makarov.

    • iksnilol

      Not really, it’s a 9mm Makarov.

  • anon

    that tiny KEDR looks like it would be a pretty fun thing to own

  • I have an original manual for the PP90, too bad I can’t read it.

    • Al

      Send it over, I’ll translate it for you.

    • Nicholas C

      Useless without pics. LOL

  • GhostTrain81

    A piece of kit missing is lightweight Lenovo thinkpad with VPN, armed with fak… I mean proxy facebook and twitter accounts to spread alternative facts 😀

    😀 … oh I kid I kid.

    • John

      As someone typing from a Lenovo Thinkpad, considering a VPN, I just want to say dobriy den davarish. 🙂

      They hold up better than Toshiba’s crap.

    • jcitizen

      Nah! That’s just too dangerous! HA!

  • Bucho4Prez

    But where do we get those low-drag gloves!?

  • Sianmink

    Doing all his shooting indoors with no eye or ear protection.


    • Felix

      I get the hearing but why the eye? If you could elaborate thanks a lot, although its probably common sense being at the range or out in the country I’ve never needed it and have done just fine

      • Some guy

        You wear eye protection to protect against bullet fragments coming back from targets, and/or against the possibility of a failure* in the gun that might cause powder or pieces of the case to be ejected into your eye.

        The odds of getting hit in the eye by something while shooting may be pretty low, but given that you can’t grow a new eye, and wearing shooting glasses is easy, it’s pretty much a no-brainer.

        *out of battery detonation, case head separation, and/or other weird failures

        • Cymond

          I hate eye pro, but weird stuff happens. I was at a range, when a guy 3 benches away was shooting a revolver. It was spitting lead our of the cylinder gap, and a piece hit me in the cheek.

          I’ve been hit in the cheek many times.

      • Nicholas C

        Did you not see the P320 exploded article I posted? Stuff happens. Eyes dont heal well nor can you grow a new one. Its like seat belts. Better to have it than not.

  • Vet for Trump

    He wouldn’t have to shoot his enemy, they will laugh themselves to death when they see that haircut!

    • Marc

      Kinda looks like how marines got their nickname ‘jarheads’, no?

      • Bsk

        USMCs nickname isnt “devil dogs”?
        US MILITARY are innovative, rest of the world SOFs simply copy them.
        FAST tipe helmets
        Plate carriers
        Modular concept for weapons
        Modular concept for hemets…

        • iksnilol


          Definitely stroke

        • int19h


          Oh, wait…

    • USMC03Vet

      It’s a screaming high and tight.

      • Brett

        Russian style

      • SP mclaughlin

        Hair for Hazing.

      • jcitizen

        It does kinda look like a WW2 101st Airborne copy.

    • n0truscotsman

      Honestly, I wouldn’t be comfortable laughing at the guy. He looks like he could fold somebody in half.

    • Martin frank

      stupid american

    • Gorgoth Wazzup

      Rly?))its me.

      last guy who said same thing still injured and limped


      just kidding,im real vet and former serviceman,so be respectful please.

  • Seth Hill

    How about a Grach clone being built here?

    • rklk

      We can get the civilian model of the Grach in Australia. TBH seems like a POS, saw one keep jamming at the range.

    • Gorgoth Wazzup

      not recommend grach – its sucks,aspecially mags.firing and holding it in hand are really great,but full magazine even is not loading normally into pistol!!

    • Seth Hill

      All issues that can be resolved, so no reason NOT to have a clone or version built here.

  • TheNotoriousIUD
    • Tassiebush

      Man I sort of wish I had taken photos of US Navy folks over the years. I’ve seen a fair few with similar hair to this gentleman over the years. I recall one year Hitler moustaches were the go with the white guys then another time a lot of the African Americans wore stockings on their heads of all things!
      I also recall the French had some funny stuff like sunglasses with stupid small lenses.

  • Lance

    Seen many videos from Ukraine and Syria seen everything from Makarovs and standard AK-74s to special PS S ECT Russians use slot of guns these days.

  • jonp

    I’m interested in the piston ammo. I read that concept somewhere a little while ago but didn’t know it was actually in use

    • jcitizen

      They got cool almost silent grenade launchers that use a similar concept.

    • Capacitygear


      • Capacitygear

        Piston propelled rounds were developed for use in S&W mod 29 .44 mag in Vietnam for tunnel rat missions. Impossible to find since ea. Round is suppressed/ subject to tax stamp etc…

      • jonp


  • darrell_b8

    Safety Glasses?? man the ruskies are tuff…………

  • jcitizen

    I”m surprised! Looks like a pretty decent in-depth manual to me! I has been so long since I’ve read any Russian, that it makes my eyes hurt!

    Я очень плохо говорю по-русски.

  • Andrew Dubya

    I`ve spoken with Kirill, the guy in the vid. What a great guy, not kidding in the least. Only gripe is that he`s hard to pin down what with different time zones and different lives.