Kalashnikov to Begin Production of PL-15 in 2019

Kalashnikov Concern has announced that production of their 9x19mm PL-15 pistol has been given the green light. The Russian Military sees the pistol as promising, however, they have not yet expressed public interest. The Russian Military currently uses the Makarov and the newer, also Kalashnikov Concern-designed, MP-443 Grach.

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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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Russian PL-15K Pistol Described by the Designer (VIDEO)

Kalashnikov Media , a dedicated media website of Kalashnikov Concern, has released a video where the designer of PL-15 and PL-15K pistols, Dmitri Lebedev, talks about the compact version of his pistol. Here is that video (with English subtitles).

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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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