Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Deadly KBP U-94 UDAR, Russian revolver

Army and Weapons | Deadly KBP U-94 UDAR, Russian revolver | The U-94 "Udar" (Strike or blow in Russian) pistol was developed during the early 1990s in the famous KBP design bureau in Tula, Russia. It was intended for police use as a primary weapon to carry concealed with improved efficacy against a variety of purposes, by developing a variety of 12.3mm rounds with different bullets (lead bullets for maximum stopping power, hardened steel balls for AP maximum penetration against barriers such as doors and car bodies, etc.).

The rimmed ammunition was based on 32 meters cut brass shotgun shells, cut the required length. For various reasons the police version is not caught by the Russian law enforcement, and a lower power version, known as U-94's "Udar-S" was developed for private security. The shorter cartridges with lead bullets (no AP).
U-94 "Udar" gun is a conventional double-action revolver with semi-exposed hammer (hammer head is accessible through the opening at the top rear of the frame for manual cocking or Decocking) and side-opening cylinder 5 holds rounds. Cylinder opens to the left, spent cartridges all at once with ejector rod is pressed eject, fresh rounds are loaded one after the other. Revolver has unusual appearance as it was optimized for concealed carry and use close range. It had a steel frame and cylinder, and polymer grips.

Type: Double Action revolver
Caliber (s): 12.3x50R, 12.3x22R
Weight unloaded: 920 g
Length: 173 mm
Magazine capacity, rounds 5