The Central Scientific-Research Institute for Precision Machine Engineering (TsNIITochMash) of the Rostec State Corporation for the first time will export 9x19-mm sport self-loading pistol RG120 designed as part of the ‘Aspid’ (Elapid) development project. The first batch of pistols is to be delivered to a European customer this year.
The pistol has been designed on the basis of the combat 9x21mm pistol ‘Udav’ (Boa) and is intended for sport shooting at a range of up to 50 m. ‘Aspid’ is characterized by increased ergonomics and convenient configuration. Besides, special pads can be installed on the pistol handle at the request of the customer, adapted to the individual grip of the shooter.
‘Russian weapons have been traditionally gaining success, both in the domestic and foreign markets. First of all, it is due to their reliability, ease of operation and high tactical and technical characteristics. ‘Aspid’ is a sport pistol developed on the basis of combat samples. The guaranteed resource is 25 thousand shots. The pistol is equipped with an 18-round magazine, as well as a rail mount for sights and additional appliances – a Picatinny rail. ‘Aspid’ has a good export potential. The first batch will be delivered to a foreign customer by the end of 2021,’ the Rostec speaker noted.
The 9x19-mm Luger pistol cartridges or 9x19-mm Para pistol cartridges with a lead-core bullet are used with the pistol. The gun remains functional at temperatures from -30 up to +50 degrees centigrade.