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Russian Silent Ammunition

Pistols Firing Internally Silenced Ammunition Guns of the Spetsnaz Pt III

By Maxim Popenker

As discussed in previous articles on the subject, Soviet Spetsnaz troops played a key role in Soviet military doctrine, in both local operations (mostly in third world countries such as Afghanistan) and in possible global war in Europe. [...]

Russian APB Silenced Machine Pistol

Soviet Spetsnaz Guns, Part II

By Maxim Popenker

Soviet APB silenced machine pistol

As discussed in a previous article on the PB pistol, Soviet Spetsnaz troops played a key role in Soviet military doctrine, in both local operations (mostly in third world countries such as Afghanistan) and in possible global war in Europe. In [...]

Russian 9mm PB Silenced Pistol

We’re pleased to have another guest article for you today, this time by Russian author Maxim Popenker (you may recognize him from his encyclopedic web site of firearms, world.guns.ru). He got his hands on a silenced Russia PB pistol, something we have very little chance of seeing over here in the US, and offered us [...]

Chinese Type 64 suppressed SMG

Ever since 7.62×25 Tokarev ammo showed up dirt cheap on the market here in the US, people have been hankering for a light, handy carbine to shoot it. We’ve seen a few such guns show up to meet the demand – semiauto builds of PPS43 and PPSh41 submachineguns and the occasional Sterling chambered for it. [...]

Welrod pistol

The Welrod pistol was a creation of the British special operations community during the middle of WWII. A suppressed pistol was needed to shoot sentries on covert missions, and the Welrod was the answer. It was a manually operated magazine fed handgun with a large integral suppressor. The suppressor was made with rubber baffles that [...]