A new modular pistol named Lebedov developed by Kalashnikov Group has passed state trials.
"In February 2021, the Lebedev modular pistol successfully completed state trials. The pistol was being created under a technical assignment from the National Guard as part of the ‘Rys’ experimental design work, ‘Developing an Advanced Pistol Chambered for the 9x19 mm Cartridge with Expanded Tactical Capabilities,’’ the company announced today.
Russia’s state commission approved the results of the pistol’s state trials and recommended that the handgun be accepted for service in the National Guard, Kalashnikov added.
Work on the pistol began in 2017. It has been developed in its standard configuration and in a version for special tasks outfitted with a suppressor, an additional barrel with a seat for a suppressor and elements for placing the handgun on a serviceman’s combat outfit.
The pistol features big upgrade potential: in particular, it allows using various attachments, larger-capacity magazines and a trigger mechanism with an automatic fire mode.