Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Deadly OTs-20 Gnom

Army and Weapons | Deadly OTs-20 Gnom | The OTS-20 Gnome is a Russian KBP Instrument Design revolver of the Agency. It uses its own 12.5x40mm STS-110 32 mm cartridge developed from a shotgun cartridge. It can cause fire, armor-piercing shot and steel balls. The gun is so smooth and lacks precision but has a high muzzle velocity and power.
Intended for close-in combat. This monstrous gun was developed about 1993 by Central Design Bureau for Hunting and Sporting Arms (TsKIB SOO) in the city of Tula. It was developed under the R & D program "Udar" (slap), initiated by Russian MVD (Interior Ministry) at the time, was looking for a more versatile and powerful gun for the police "street", to old and replace venerable Makarov PM pistols. New revolver was greatly enchanced have stopping power with standard ammunition (lead bullet), and significant penetration into a steel plate with a special effect against armor piercing round (pointed steel ball). Other types of ammunition are less-lethal rubber bullets or tear gas rounds. New ammunition was developed by the shortening of 32 gauge shotgun shells on 40mm, and loading it with the appropriate propellant and projectiles. It seems that the whole concept of the "Udar" R & D program, the big bore revolver police, was with little enthusiasm by the actual users, and only a few revolvers OTs-20 were made during the mid and late 1990
The OTS-20 "Gnome" gun is a conventional double-action revolver with exposed hammer and side-opening cylinder that holds five rounds. The only deviation from 'normal' in this gun is that it is a smooth (not drawn) Crome lined bore, and so the accuracy is sufficient but for very short-range encounters.
It is chambered for special 12.5x40mm cartridge developed from a 32 mm hunting cartridge case with steel and lead bullets and shot shell.
Place of origin: Russian FederationWeight [load]: 1100gLength: 250mmCartridges: 12.5x40R
BasicsCartridge STs110, STS-110-04, STS-110-02Calibre, mm 12.5Empty weight, kg 1.1Firing double actionDisplacement, 5 rdsDimensions, mm 250x132x45