24 October 2016

Kalashnikov Group presented an updated pistol MP-446 VIKING-M


Kalashnikov Group, as a company integrated in the Rostec State Corporation within the frames of the in-house Kalashnikov Cup match for practical shooting from pistol made a presentation of fire capabilities of the  updated pistol MP-446 VIKING-M featuring operation life of 50,000 shots, as minimum. The event took place in the Shooting Complex “Object” near Moscow. In 2017 the pistol will come into the Russian market.  

The presentation was done by the five-time champion of Russia in practical shooting, Member of Central Council for the Russian Practical Shooting Federation Aleksey Pichugin, who participated in testing and making performance specification for improving of MP-446 VIKING-M. 

“The first versions of this pistol derived from the combat pistol PYa  (Yarygin pistol), adopted for service in the Russian Army in 2003. In 2004 MP-446 VIKING became the first Russian pistol approved by the International Practical Shooting Confederation (IPSC) as a gun for practical shooting at the international competitions in the class of series pistol, - Aleksey Pichugin told. – The designers team of the Kalashnikov Group headed by Vladimir Yarygin and the sportsmen of the Russian Practical Shooting Federation changed the barrel design. Their efforts resulted in enhancing the operation life of the pistol up to 50,000 shots, and an uprated grip and convenient magazine release button enriched the pistol ergonomics”.

Weighting front of the pistol frame as an underbarrel Picatinny rail and the elongated and thickened barrel considerably improved the pistol balance and decreased its jump while firing. The pistol springs featuring different trigger pulls provide for individual adjustment of the weapon to suit the marksman.

The MP – 446S VIKING-М pistol is fitted with a new magazine having a single-column exit of the cartridges, but retaining its compatibility with the magazines featuring double-column exit. The pistol allows attachment of the factory-furnished sighting equipment and that developed for the Glock pistol.

МР-446 VIKING-M pistol

Cartridge:

9х19 mm

Magazine capacity with single-column exit:

15

Barrel length:

120 mm

Overall dimensions:

206х145х38

Weight:

950g

Frame material:

metal