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Kalashnikov (Lebedev) PLK


Compact Semi-Automatic Service Pistol


Russia | 2021



"The handy Kalashnikov PLK looks to serve the law enforcement and security markets through a compact form and 9mm chambering."

Performance
Performance specifications presented assume optimal operating conditions for the Kalashnikov (Lebedev) PLK. Information presented is strictly for general reference and should not be misconstrued as useful for hardware restoration or operation.
175 ft
53.3 m | 58.3 yds
Max.Eff.Range
Physical
The physical qualities of the Kalashnikov (Lebedev) PLK. Information presented is strictly for general reference and should not be misconstrued as useful for hardware restoration or operation.
180 mm
7.09 in
O/A Length
92 mm
3.62 in
Barrel Length
1.59 lb
0.72 kg
Weight
Semi-Automatic
Action
9x19mm Parabellum
Caliber(s)
14-round detachable box magazine.
Feed
Iron Front and Rear.
Sights
Variants
Notable series variants as part of the Kalashnikov (Lebedev) PLK Compact Semi-Automatic Service Pistol family line.
PLK - Base Series Name.


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To better compete with the Western line of 9mm semi-automatic service pistols, Kalashnikov of Russia has developed the "PLK" as a law enforcement / security solution. The design is of compact form for concealment / carry and utilizes the 9x19mm Parabellum German pistol cartridge - the first of its kind for a Russia-originated design - feeding from a magazine holds fourteen ready-to-fire cartridges. Overall length is 180mm with the barrel assembly measuring 92mm. Weight is a handy 0.72 kilograms.

All management controls (the safety lever, slide lock, and magazine release) are made ambidextrous, found along both sides of the slide. The slide itself is grooved front and rear for easier management of the assembly when cocking. The grip handle is also patterned for a firm hold and integrated to the frame which includes the trigger ring, the frame slightly overhanging the web of the primary hand. Magazines are inserted into the base of the grip handle. The trigger component sits within the ring in the usual way, the ring large enough to accommodate a gloved finger. Sights are featured at the front and rear over the frame for some precision when firing down range. The recoil spring sits under the barrel.

Like other modern polymer sidearms, the PLK has a short section of Picatinny rail aft and under the muzzle for the mounting of tactical accessories.

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Operators
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Contractor(s): Kalashnikov Group (Lebedev) - Russia
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