Kalashnikov Concern of the Kalashnikov Group revealed their new PL-14 (Pistol designed by Lebedev) at the International military-technical Forum this month in Kubinka (Moscow region). Interestingly, the concept was developed jointly by Russian special forces and IPSC competitive shooters and the company has made a point in making that clear.
“On another version of the pistol for highly skilled users (special forces and competitive shooters), trigger will be lighter.”
“The versatility of our new pistol allows to use it not only as a military weapon for the military forces and police, but also as a pistol for different shooting competitions – said Kalashnikov CEO Alexey Krivoruchko. – We intend to produce different variants of the pistol, for example, with certain characteristics of the trigger mechanism for special forces units, as well as a civilian version with trigger that would be suitable for practical shooting competitions as well”.