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Modern Russian Guns

Authored By Staff Writer | Last Updated: 9/9/2014

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

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There are a total of 57 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 storied, World War 2-era 120m...
Thumbnail picture of the 2B11 Sani (Sleigh)

1982
Accuracy International L96
The L96A1 is an Accuracy International-produced sniper rifle and currently the sniper rifle of choice for the British Army. T...
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 engineers designed the APS ("Avt...
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 hammerless, lightweight polymer ...
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1987
AS Val (Avtomat Special'nyj)
The AS Val is a specialized automatic firearm of Soviet-era origin - essentially an assault rifle weapon system with a perman...
Thumbnail picture of the AS Val (Avtomat Special'nyj)

2000
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 modernized form of the original A...
Thumbnail picture of the AT-13 (Saxhorn-2) / 9K115-2 (Metis-M)

1970
AT-4 (Spigot) / 9M111 (Fagot)
The AT-4 Spigot anti-tank wire-guided missile system is similar to the French-made MILAN system, though smaller in size. It f...
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1979
AT-7 (Saxhorn) / 9M115 (Mongrel)
The AT-7 "Saxhorn" (officially Russian designation of "9K115 Metis", Metis translating to "Mongrel") was developed to coexist...
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1975
Beretta Model 92
The Beretta concern of Italy has been making firearms since it was founded in 1526, today existing as the oldest such produce...
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 production in 1976 - seeing con...
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 the Soviet Army rifleman b...
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1975
Improvised Explosive Device (IED)
Improvised Explosive Devices ("IED") are in-the-field detonating devices designed to specifically injure, harass or kill indi...
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2004
Izhmash AK-9
The AK-9 assault rifle is yet another Kalashnikov-related series firearm that can trace its roots back to the original AK-47 ...
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 replace the long-lasting Kalash...
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 shotgun that has earned a hig...
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 said for the power inher...
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 agencies. While the SVD series ...
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 Kalashnikov. The AKM was unveiled i...
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 hugely successful AK-47 as...
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 general masses. The weapon...
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 Kalashnikov AK-47 circulating abou...
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 intermediate cartridge ap...
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 5.45mm Soviet cartridge....
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 for a compact assault we...
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 assault carbine), the A-91 ass...
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" ("Flame"). The weapon enter...
Thumbnail picture of the KBP AGS-17 Plamya (Flame)

1995
KBP AGS-30
The AGS-30 is the modern Russian military 30mm automatic grenade launcher for fire support, superseding the Cold War-era AGS-...
Thumbnail picture of the KBP AGS-30

2006
KBP GM-94
The KBP GM-94 is a modern, multi-shot tactical grenade launcher of Russian origin, developed with special forces units such a...
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 system of conventional desi...
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 "PP-2000". Production ensu...
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 expensive end-product fo...
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 with its pistol grip magazi...
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 guns dating back to the d...
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 "Special Carbine" (KS = "Karab...
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 KSVK is intended for dis...
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 Army forces. The system was ...
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 has since taken delivery ...
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 born from the classic profil...
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 United States and Russia w...
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) which utilized the tried-and-...
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 fighting weapon system suitable...
Thumbnail picture of the PP-19 Bizon (Bison)

1994
RG-6 (6G39)
With the growing need to fight more urban environment battles, the Russian military adopted the capable, 40mm multi-shot "RG-...
Thumbnail picture of the RG-6 (6G39)

1989
RPG-29 Vampir (Vampire)
Just before the end of the Soviet Empire in 1991, the Red Army adopted its newest anti-tank measure - the 105mm RPG-29 rocket...
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 regard for man-portable, tank-...
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 government-run bureau of Ba...
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 missile system, the Sovie...
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 improved, and technologically su...
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-portable, shoulder-fired ...
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2004
SA-24 (Grinch) / 9K338 Igla-S
The culmination of missile design work by Soviet engineers in the 1950s and 1960s became the 9K338 "Igla-S" (NATO: SA-24 "Gri...
Thumbnail picture of the SA-24 (Grinch) / 9K338 Igla-S

2000
Thumbnail picture of the Sako TRG

1971
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") - designed around the ...
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 well as specially-developed ...
Thumbnail picture of the VSS Vintorez