Tactical PPSh: One Old, One New

    I think this is an old photo, and I may have blogged it before, but it is no less awesome, so I am blogging it again …

    Interestingly, the Soviets tried making the PPSh tacti-cool way back during WWII.

    This 1943 vintage PPSh has a primitive Gen-0 night vision scoped mounted above the receiver. Unlike the German system which had a unwieldy IR spotlight mounted above the scope, this night vision device only worked if the target was illuminated with a IR floodlight.

    [ Many thanks to Jarod for emailing us the link. ]

    Steve Johnson

    I founded TFB in 2007 and over 10 years worked tirelessly, with the help of my team, to build it up into the largest gun blog online. I retired as Editor in Chief in 2017. During my decade at TFB I was fortunate to work with the most amazing talented writers and genuinely good people!