[Partner 2017] Bosnia & Herzegovina TRB RS 9

At the Partner 2017 Military and Defense exposition held in Belgrade, Serbia this year, an emerging company from Bosnia and Herzegovina named TRB (recently privatized) had a recently introduced handgun called the RS 9. The RS 9 is a 9x19mm Parabellum semi-automatic, recoiled operated, magazine fed design produced in Bosnia and Herzegovina. According to TRB, the design is based on the legacy Sig Saur P226 and appears to be aiming to replace the Zastava CZ-99 currently in use by the Army of Bosnia and Herzegovina. One of the selling points the company reps made was that the RS 9 had a larger magazine capacity over the CZ-99’s 15 rounds, with 18 rounds total. The forend has a picatinny rail machined into it to accommodate various light attachments. So far it appears that the handgun is a Double Action/Single Action operation, with an external hammer and no de-cocker (unlike the Sig P226 it is based on). So far it also appears that the frame is aluminum with removable grip inserts, but without any further knowledge of the handgun, this is hard to confirm. The magazines have a polymer base plate curved and sloped to the front of the handgun, but have a similar curve, in the opposite direction, on the rear of the magazine baseplate. This is a feature very rarely seen, if at all among most handgun designs.

 

This Bosnian forum had some in-depth photographs of the handgun. Army Recognition released an exposition video that featured the TRB company and the CEO talking, but the RS 9 only appeared for a brief instant in the video-



Miles

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  • john huscio

    P320 meets the remington abortion with more streamlined lines than either

    • Giolli Joker

      I see some Beretta PX4 in the slide shape.

  • miniguyvegas

    Isn’t the replacement of the CZ99 the Rex01? Not made in B&H though.

    • Milosevic

      Rex works because it is Slovenian.

  • iksnilol

    Neat, gonna have to pick one of these up.

    A P226 at East Europe price sounds like a success to me.

    • Milosevic

      Must be designed by the non ottomanized Croat/Serb minorities.

      • Paul Rain

        Wow, hold up. Bosnia isn’t thaaaat bad.. I mean the people who were given power in that region by insane Western governments don’t engage in organ trafficking like the ‘government’ of occupied Kosovo (je Srbija).

        • Milosevic

          Nato bombed the wrong side as evidenced by your pointing out the organ trafficking shiptars in Kosovo. KLA were terrorists.

        • iksnilol

          “*that* bad”? What’d we do wrong by existing?

          • Paul Rain

            Go home, you’re (‘a’ followed by a nine letter word beginning with ‘t’).

          • iksnilol

            Beats being a commie lover like you.

          • Paul Rain

            The cousin of a gypsy says what?

          • iksnilol

            But gypsies are from India… I am a Slav. Those two aren’t even close. Are you mentally retarded or something?

            The wall fell, you lost, we buried you instead of vice versa as you promised, deal with it.

          • Milosevic

            Slav? More like a descendant of Slavs who sold out and became Ottomans. Average dude in Sarajevo is named something like Emir. Why is everyone that disagrees with you a commie? Rather basless accusations to make.

          • atif.d

            agree on that one.bosniaks are not slavs. slavs are barbarians who occupied balkan territories.serbs are definitely slavs with the genetical hiccup caused by changing their genetic code thanks to ottomans.

          • Paul Rain

            Dravidian, Turk rapist, what’s the difference?

          • Milosevic

            You’re my hero

      • iksnilol

        Nah, from what I can see it looks heat treated correctly, nor does it look like it’s made outta pot metal.

        • Puhleeezuh

          For Zastava’s non century order products, it sure is funny that they were so ineffective and pooy heat treated that Bosnia couldn’t have an army without them. It is also funny that the heat treat was so poor that it required Nato to stop poor quality Serbian steel from crushing Bosnia and Kosovo. As a non aligned third party, it seems easy for Bosnians and shiptars to talk trash about Serbia while they hide behind the shield of western powers.

          • iksnilol

            We didn’t hide behind “shield of western powers”. War in Bosnia ended in 1995, NATO started bombing in 1999.

          • Milosevic

            Not hiding behind western bombs until 1999? Haha! How about UNSCR757 in 1992 on your behalf? How about US recognizing Bosnia at the UN in May 1992? How about UN take over of Sarajevo airport in 1992? What about UNSCR 816 in 1993 establishing the no fly zone over Bosnia? UNSCR 824 establishing UN safe areas in Bosnia, how bout it?
            Or how about this one from Feb 1994
            “NATO also issued an ultimatum to the Bosnian Serbs demanding the removal of heavy weapons around Sarajevo by midnight of 20–21 February, or face air strikes”

            What about the Washington agreement of March 1994?

            How about Nato shooting down Serbian air craft Feb 28 1994?

            11 April 1994, two US jets bomb Serbians near Gorazde.

            How about UN operation bøllebank?

            Serbs and Croats were bombed and attacked until the 1995 Dayton Agreement.

            There were many more attacks on your behalf than I even bothered to list.
            Do you not even know the history of your own country? And let us not even get into all the jihadis that were allowed to come to the Balkans and fight on your behalf.

          • atif d.

            what’s wrong with the US bombarding chetniks ? they killed innocent civilians. when faced equal power they ran like rabbits. chetnik’s style.

          • atif d.

            thought NATO saved chetniks in 1995 when ABiH was about to destroy them ? NATO forced ABiH and HV to stop the offensive and saved bosnian ortodox cristians who call themselves “serbs”. that was a little part of recent history of my country.

          • iksnilol

            You mean the no fly zones everyone flew in? You mean the safe zones where civilians were gathered to be executed in mass graves by serbs? You mean the UN takeover of the airport that further isolated the city (by UN troops preventing people from going inside or outside the city) and by shining people trying to cross the airport?

            Yeah, such an useful help. Now you’ll tell me about the good job that the UN did in Rwanda as well. Or how the two state solution is working in Israel/Palestine.

      • atif.d

        as far as i remember serbs are ottomans, after turks changed their genetic code during 500 y of riding them hard.

  • rjackparis

    wait, da sa no safety or decocker?