Russian military says goodbye to the Makarov and adopts Arsenal Strizh.

“Strike One” (пистолет "Cтриж" in Russian, Swift bird in translation)…

“Strike One” (пистолет “Cтриж” in Russian, Swift bird in translation) pistol is a very new product of an international company www.arsenalfirearms.com, which has headquarters in Russia and manufacturing facilities in Russia and Italy. “Strike One” is a semi-automatic pistol which uses single polymer frame with different upper kits (barrel and slide) for several calibers. It utilizes striker-fired trigger system with Glock-style pre-cocked striker which can be fully cocked only through the pull of the trigger. Like the Glock, Strike One pistol does not offer a “second strike” capability in case of misfire. Calibers 9×19 Luger/Parabellum, 9×21 IMI, .357SIG, .40SW, Weight unloaded 750 g, Length 210 mm, barrel length 128 mm, magazine capacity 17 rounds. Russian police and military forces are going to be equipped with the weapon next year. Source: russiaonline.se

The Russian Armed Forces will take delivery of a new 9-mm handgun to replace the aging Makarov pistol in the next few months, Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin said on Wednesday.

“We are certifying a new pistol, the Strizh, which will replace the Makarov pistol in the next few months,” said Rogozin, who oversees the defense industry, in an interview with Rossiya 24 television.

The Makarov pistol has been the standard issue weapon or the Russian military and police for over 60 years.

Read the rest of the report at Ria Novosti.

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  • Andre’ M. Dall’au

    Should be called a “Glockovich” as in “son-of-Glock.”