Kalashnikov Concern Releases the Competition Version of Lebedev Pistol Called SP1

Kalashnikov Concern has released the competition version of the PL-14/PL-15 Lebedev pistol. The new pistol is called SP1. It has some new features added to make it attractive for the competition shooters. The company markets it for use in Production or Production Optics divisions. Let’s take a closer look.

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An inside look at the history of Russian Lebedev PL-14/15 pistol

A few months ago, I had a pleasure of working with Larry Vickers on his trip to Russia. I wanted to highlight some weapons we shot for the TFB readers and give a little background about why and how certain weapons were developed.

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Kalashnikov Concern Tools Up for Mass Production of Lebedev Pistol

According to Kalashnikov Concern and TASS Russian News Agency, the Izhevsk Mechanical Plant (a subsidiary of Kalashnikov Concern) is preparing for the mass production of Lebedev pistols in the foreseeable future.

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Details of New Kalashnikov Pistols MP-444 and PL-15K, and AM and SVCh Rifles FINALLY Released in English-Language Video

Kalashnikov Concern recently released a new English language video regarding their PL-15K compact pistol, MP-444 pistol, AM-17 and AMB-17 compact assault rifles, and SVCh semiautomatic sniper rifle. By way of a walkthrough from Kalashnikov Concern technical consultant Vladimir Onokoy, the video offers English speakers an important look at the technical features of the new weapons, which were until now something of a mystery to those on this side of the language barrier. The video is embedded below, followed by a written summary:

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Czech Small Arms Introduces vz.15 Ultra Low Bore Axis Pistol

Is 2017 the Year of the Low Bore Axis? It seems like it just might be! Amid a sea of other pistols advertised as having low bore axes ( some of which do deliver on that claim), the Jablunka-based Czech Small Arms has introduced a new pistol with about as low a bore axis as is possible on a gun with the magazine feeding through the grip. The new handgun was introduced at IWA 2017, and is called the vz.15. CzechPoint posted photos of the new gun on their Facebook page:

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NEW Kalashnikov Concern RPK-16 Machine Gun, VSV-338 Sniper Rifle, SVK Marksman Rifle & PL-15 Pistol (VIDEO)

Our friends at Kalashnikov Concern sent us promotional footage of their new firearms and kindly allowed us to publish it.

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POTD: The Kalashnikov Concern PL-14 Pistol

Today’s POTD is a photo taken by Russian shooter  Irina Mareeva of the new Kalashnikov Concern PL-14 Pistol. This photo shows the ergonomics of the new pistol with its Glock-like grip angle.

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Kalashnikov Concern "Lebedev" PL-14 (Official Press Release)

The official English language press release for the new Kalashnikov Concern PL-14 pistol arrived late, after we have already blogged about it, but I thought I would share it with you all anyway. Here it is …

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