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TsNIITochmash Completes Delivery of Special Forces Firearms to Russian Security Forces


TsNIITochmash Completes Delivery of Special Forces Firearms to Russian Security Forces

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TsNIITochmash Completes Delivery of Special Forces Firearms to Russian Security Forces
TsNIITochmash Completes Delivery of Special Forces Firearms to Russian Security Forces

The Central Research Institute of Precision Engineering (TsNIITochmash) has fulfilled a significant contract by supplying SR2M “Veresk” submachine guns and SR1MP “Gyurza” pistols to Russia’s law enforcement special forces. TsNIITochmash’s provision of the Gyurza pistol and the Veresk submachine gun to security forces marks the successful fulfillment of a government contract for these elite weaponry systems. Although specific figures regarding the quantity of weapons remain undisclosed, along with other contract parameters, it is clear that these firearms represent unparalleled precision and innovation in the realm of small arms. The SR1MP and CP2M firearms stand as peerless examples of high-precision small arms technology worldwide. TsNIITochmash remains the sole developer and manufacturer of these weapon systems. Since their inception, these models have undergone extensive modernization to meet the exacting requirements of Russian law enforcement agencies.

SR2M Veresk submachine guns and SR1MP Gyurza pistols
SR2M Veresk submachine guns and SR1MP Gyurza pistols. (Photo by Rostec)

The SR1MP Gyurza is an upgraded version of the SR1 developed by the Institute in 1995 under the Grach project. This powerful pistol features exceptional tactical and technical characteristics. This pistol complex boasts superior tactical and technical attributes, including compatibility with a diverse array of 9x21mm cartridges, such as armor-piercing, tracer, and expanding rounds. The Gyurza is proficient at neutralizing targets clad in up to second-class personal protective gear and can incapacitate unarmored vehicles and similar targets with ease. The SR-1MP variant adds two additional groves onto the dust cover allowing for the user to mount a Picatinny rail adapter onto the lower dust cover section of the firearm for adding accessories such as flashlights or laser sight system. This kit also comes with a threaded barrel to allow the option of attaching a quick detach suppressor.

SR1MP Gyurza Pistol
SR1MP Gyurza pistol. (Photo by Kalashnikov Concern)

The SR-2 Veresk is a Russian submachine gun designed to fire the 9×21mm Gyurza pistol cartridge. The submachine gun, quickly gained favor among Russia’s special forces, before widespread adoption by other law enforcement entities. Engineered to engage targets wearing second-class personal armor protection at distances of up to 200 meters and unarmored vehicles at distances of up to 100 meters. These include Picatinny rails for accessory attachment and the option for a suppressor installation. Utilizing 9x21mm cartridges, the weapon accommodates magazines of 20 or 30 rounds. Weighing in at 1.7 kg with a 20-round magazine, its folding buttstock facilitates versatile deployment, with a specially designed red dot sight further augmenting its capabilities. With a folded length of merely 36.7 cm, the SR2MP allows for discreet carry, enhancing operational flexibility.

SR2M "Veresk" submachine gun
SR2M “Veresk” submachine gun. (Photo by Kalashnikov Concern)

TsNIITochMash (a Kalashnikov Concern subsidiary) is a Russian industrial design bureau which is a major designer and producer of weapons for the Russian military and MVD National Guard. The name is an initialism for Central Scientific – Research Institute for Precision Machine Engineering. TsNIITochMash determines the development of and develops small arms and simulators for them, individual field equipment, conducts R&D on control systems for precision-guided munitions (as well as protection against them), field artillery systems and new materials. It also develops most cartridges, from small arms up to 14.5×114mm, for the Russian Armed Forces.

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