Military Factory

Modern Russian Guns

Authored By Staff Writer | Last Updated: 12/23/2015

Though the Soviet Empire is long gone, the Russians have continued to progress in the realm of infantry-level weapons.





There are a total of (60) Modern Russian Guns in the Military Factory. Entries are listed below in alphanumeric order. Flag images indicative of country of origin. Other small arms such as ATGMs (Anti-Tank Guided Missile) launchers and hand grenades are also included in this listing.




1981
2B11 Sani (Sleigh)
The 120mm 2B11 "Sani" ("Sleigh") was adopted by the Soviet Army in 1981 as a replacement to the stor... [Read More]
Thumbnail picture of the 2B11 Sani (Sleigh)

1970
2B9 Vasilek (Cornflower)
The mortar as a battlefield weapon has been a mainstay of militaries for decades. In 1970, the Sovie... [Read More]
Thumbnail picture of the 2B9 Vasilek (Cornflower)

1982
Accuracy International L96
The L96A1 is an Accuracy International-produced sniper rifle and currently the sniper rifle of choic... [Read More]
Thumbnail picture of the Accuracy International L96

1975
APS (Avtomat Podvodny Spetsialny)
Since special infantry elements require special weapons to achieve their given tasks, Soviet enginee... [Read More]
Thumbnail picture of the APS (Avtomat Podvodny Spetsialny)

2012
Arsenal Firearms AF-1 (Strike One)
An Italian-Russian joint venture under the Arsenal Firearms brand label has introduced a new hammerl... [Read More]
Thumbnail picture of the Arsenal Firearms AF-1 (Strike One)

1987
AS Val (Avtomat Special'nyj)
The AS Val is a specialized automatic firearm of Soviet-era origin - essentially an assault rifle we... [Read More]
Thumbnail picture of the AS Val (Avtomat Special'nyj)

2000
ASM-DT (AAR)
The ASM-DT was developed as a combination assault rifle / underwater weapon to serve specialist Russ... [Read More]
Thumbnail picture of the ASM-DT (AAR)

1992
AT-13 (Saxhorn-2) / 9K115-2 (Metis-M)
The AT-13 "Saxhorn-2" is a man-portable anti-tank missile system of Russian origin and is a moderniz... [Read More]
Thumbnail picture of the AT-13 (Saxhorn-2) / 9K115-2 (Metis-M)

1998
AT-14 (Spriggan) / 9M133 (Kornet)
Russian military industry has not rested on its laurels with regards to viable armor-defeating measu... [Read More]
Thumbnail picture of the AT-14 (Spriggan) / 9M133 (Kornet)

1970
AT-4 (Spigot) / 9M111 (Fagot)
The AT-4 Spigot anti-tank wire-guided missile system is similar to the French-made MILAN system, tho... [Read More]
Thumbnail picture of the AT-4 (Spigot) / 9M111 (Fagot)

1979
AT-7 (Saxhorn) / 9M115 (Mongrel)
The AT-7 "Saxhorn" (officially Russian designation of "9K115 Metis", Metis translating to "Mongrel")... [Read More]
Thumbnail picture of the AT-7 (Saxhorn) / 9M115 (Mongrel)

1975
Beretta Model 92
The Beretta concern of Italy has been making firearms since it was founded in 1526, today existing a... [Read More]
Thumbnail picture of the Beretta Model 92

1976
Ceska Zbrojovka CZ75 (Phantom)
The CZ75, as its designation suggests, was designed and introduced in 1975 and entered serial produc... [Read More]
Thumbnail picture of the Ceska Zbrojovka CZ75 (Phantom)

1978
GP-25 / GP-30 GL
The GP series of under-slung, single-shot, muzzle-loading 40mm grenade launchers was developed for t... [Read More]
Thumbnail picture of the GP-25 / GP-30 GL

2006
Heckler & Koch HK 417
The HK 417 began as a privately-funded company venture intended to supply US special forces with a m... [Read More]
Thumbnail picture of the Heckler & Koch HK 417

1975
Improvised Explosive Device (IED)
Improvised Explosive Devices ("IED") are in-the-field detonating devices designed to specifically in... [Read More]
Thumbnail picture of the Improvised Explosive Device (IED)

2004
Izhmash AK-9
The AK-9 assault rifle is yet another Kalashnikov-related series firearm that can trace its roots ba... [Read More]
Thumbnail picture of the Izhmash AK-9

1994
Izhmash AN-94 (Abakan)
The Izhmash AN-94 is the latest in the long line of Russian assault rifles and is intended to replac... [Read More]
Thumbnail picture of the Izhmash AN-94 (Abakan)

1995
Izhmash Saiga-12
The Russian firm Izhmash produces the impressive Saiga-12, a semi-automatic fire-capable combat shot... [Read More]
Thumbnail picture of the Izhmash Saiga-12

1995
Izhmash Saiga-410
While automatic firing shotguns are slowly entering the firearms forefront, there is something to be... [Read More]
Thumbnail picture of the Izhmash Saiga-410

1998
Izhmash SV-98
The Russian SV-98 sniper was brought about to replace the ages-old SVD series in some Russian agenci... [Read More]
Thumbnail picture of the Izhmash SV-98

1994
Kalashnikov AK-103
The AK-103 represents a modernized form of the AKM assault rifle from the mind of Mikhail Kalashniko... [Read More]
Thumbnail picture of the Kalashnikov AK-103

1997
Kalashnikov AK-107
The Kalashnikov AK-107 is another in the long line of available - and modernized - versions of the h... [Read More]
Thumbnail picture of the Kalashnikov AK-107

2014
Kalashnikov AK-12 (AK-200)
The AK-47 altered the world military stage by becoming a ubiquitous combat system available to the g... [Read More]
Thumbnail picture of the Kalashnikov AK-12 (AK-200)

2013
Kalashnikov AK-200 (AK-12)
Since the conclusion of World War 2 in 1945, there has been some version of the ubiquitous Kalashnik... [Read More]
Thumbnail picture of the Kalashnikov AK-200 (AK-12)

1978
Kalashnikov AK-74 (M1974)
During the 1970s, the Soviet military sought a new infantry assault weapons system chambered for an ... [Read More]
Thumbnail picture of the Kalashnikov AK-74 (M1974)

1983
Kalashnikov AKSU-74 (AKS-74U)
The AKSU-74 represents a submachine gun derivative of the AKS assault rifle, both operating with the... [Read More]
Thumbnail picture of the Kalashnikov AKSU-74 (AKS-74U)

1991
KBP 9A-91
The KBP 9A-91 was introduced after 1993 and is essentially an assault rifle in a carbine form making... [Read More]
Thumbnail picture of the KBP 9A-91

1991
KBP A-91
Though born of the same line of KBP-designed A-91-series assault weapons (to include the 9A-91 assau... [Read More]
Thumbnail picture of the KBP A-91

1970
KBP AGS-17 Plamya (Flame)
The Soviet Army equivalent to the American Mk 19 40mm grenade launcher became the AGS-17 "Plamya" ("... [Read More]
Thumbnail picture of the KBP AGS-17 Plamya (Flame)

1995
KBP AGS-30 AGL
The AGS-30 is the modern Russian military 30mm automatic grenade launcher for fire support, supersed... [Read More]
Thumbnail picture of the KBP AGS-30 AGL

2006
KBP GM-94
The KBP GM-94 is a modern, multi-shot tactical grenade launcher of Russian origin, developed with sp... [Read More]
Thumbnail picture of the KBP GM-94

1996
KBP OSV-96
The Russian OSV-96 is a standard, no-frills large-caliber anti-tank/anti-material precision rifle sy... [Read More]
Thumbnail picture of the KBP OSV-96

2006
KBP PP-2000
In 2004, KBP Instrument Design Bureau unveiled an all-new Russian-originated submachine gun in the "... [Read More]
Thumbnail picture of the KBP PP-2000

1994
KBP VSK-94
While the VSS "Vintorez" silenced sniper rifle of 1987 proved excellent in its given role, it was an... [Read More]
Thumbnail picture of the KBP VSK-94

1995
KMP AEK-919 SMG
The Russian KMP AEK-919 is a highly compact submachine gun in the mold of the classic Israeli UZI wi... [Read More]
Thumbnail picture of the KMP AEK-919 SMG

1998
Kord-12.7mm (HMG)
The Kord Heavy Machine Gun is the latest in the long line of excellent Soviet/Russian heavy machine ... [Read More]
Thumbnail picture of the Kord-12.7mm (HMG)

1985
KS-23
While displaying an appearance more akin to a shotgun, the Russians designate their KS-23 as a "Spec... [Read More]
Thumbnail picture of the KS-23

1999
KSVK (ASVK)
The KSVK is a heavy anti-material rifle designed by Russian for specialized Russian Army forces. The... [Read More]
Thumbnail picture of the KSVK (ASVK)

1971
NSV HMG (Utes / Utjos)
For a time, the NSV multi-purpose heavy machine gun was the standard heavy machine gun of Soviet Arm... [Read More]
Thumbnail picture of the NSV HMG (Utes / Utjos)

1994
OTs-03 SVU
With a growing worldwide move towards the "bullpup" configured assault weapon, the Russian military ... [Read More]
Thumbnail picture of the OTs-03 SVU

1993
OTs-12 (Tiss)
The OTs-12 "Tiss" (also known as the "OC-12") was an experimental Soviet/Russian assault carbine bor... [Read More]
Thumbnail picture of the OTs-12 (Tiss)

1994
OTs-14 (Groza)
While several world powers have embraced the "bullpup" configured assault weapon, it is mainly the U... [Read More]
Thumbnail picture of the OTs-14 (Groza)

2001
PKP Pecheneg (6P41)
In 1961, the Soviet Army began wide-scale adoption of the PK General Purpose Machine Gun (GPMG) whic... [Read More]
Thumbnail picture of the PKP Pecheneg (6P41)

1996
PP-19 Bizon (Bison)
The Russian branch of the Ministry of Internal Affairs called for a new lightweight, close-in fighti... [Read More]
Thumbnail picture of the PP-19 Bizon (Bison)

1983
PSS (MSS VUL)
The cloak and dagger world that was the Cold War (1947-1991) required specialized weapons for specia... [Read More]
Thumbnail picture of the PSS (MSS VUL)

1994
RG-6 (6G39)
With the growing need to fight more urban environment battles, the Russian military adopted the capa... [Read More]
Thumbnail picture of the RG-6 (6G39)

1990
RGN (Ruchnaya Granata Nastupatelnaya)
The RGN ("Ruchnaya Granata Nastupatel'naya") is a basic, standardized fragmentation hand grenade of ... [Read More]
Thumbnail picture of the RGN (Ruchnaya Granata Nastupatelnaya)

1990
RGO (Ruchnaya Granata Oboronitelnaya)
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Thumbnail picture of the RGO (Ruchnaya Granata Oboronitelnaya)

1989
RPG-29 Vampir (Vampire)
Just before the end of the Soviet Empire in 1991, the Red Army adopted its newest anti-tank measure ... [Read More]
Thumbnail picture of the RPG-29 Vampir (Vampire)

2008
RPG-30
Since the dark days of World War 2, Russia (then the lead of the Soviet Union) has held a high regar... [Read More]
Thumbnail picture of the RPG-30

2008
RPG-32 (Hashim)
At the start of the new millennium, the governments of Jordan and Mexico commissioned the Russian go... [Read More]
Thumbnail picture of the RPG-32 (Hashim)

1974
SA-14 (Gremlin) / 9K34 Strela-3
Due to the limited capabilities of its preceding 9K32 "Strela-2" (NATO: SA-7 "Grail") anti-aircraft ... [Read More]
Thumbnail picture of the SA-14 (Gremlin) / 9K34 Strela-3

1981
SA-16 (Gimlet) / 9K310 Igla-1
The 9K310 "Igla-1" (NATO: SA-16 "Gimlet") was designed, developed and produced alongside the improve... [Read More]
Thumbnail picture of the SA-16 (Gimlet) / 9K310 Igla-1

1983
SA-18 (Grouse) / 9K38 Igla
The SA-18 (NATO: "Grouse"), formally recognized by the Russian Army as 9K38 "Igla", is a modern man-... [Read More]
Thumbnail picture of the SA-18 (Grouse) / 9K38 Igla

2004
SA-24 (Grinch) / 9K338 Igla-S
The culmination of missile design work by Soviet engineers in the 1950s and 1960s became the 9K338 "... [Read More]
Thumbnail picture of the SA-24 (Grinch) / 9K338 Igla-S

2000
SAKO TRG (Series)
TRG designates a family of proven, purpose-built bolt-action sniper rifles showcased by gunmaker SAK... [Read More]
Thumbnail picture of the SAKO TRG (Series)

1971
Simonov SPP-1
During the late 1960s Soviet engineers worked on providing a new kind of weapon for specialist troop... [Read More]
Thumbnail picture of the Simonov SPP-1

1992
SR-3 Vikhr (Whirlwind)
CNIITochMash developed a relatively new assault weapon system - the SR-3 "Vikhr" (meaning "Whirlwind... [Read More]
Thumbnail picture of the SR-3 Vikhr (Whirlwind)

1987
VSS Vintorez
The VSS "Vintorez" is a silenced sniper rifle that makes use of a permanent silencer assembly as wel... [Read More]
Thumbnail picture of the VSS Vintorez