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MP-446 Viking

MP-446 Viking
MP-446 Viking
MP-446-Viking.jpg
MP-446 Viking with 2 magazines and Pachmayr grip
Type Semi-automatic pistol
Place of origin  Russia
Production history
Designer Izhevsk Mechanical Plant
Designed 1990s
Manufacturer Izhevsk Mechanical Plant
Specifications
Weight 830 g (29 oz)
Length 196 mm (7.7 in)
Barrel length 112.8 mm (4.4 in)
Width 38 mm (1.5 in)
Height 142 mm (5.6 in)

Cartridge 9x19mm Parabellum, 7N21 Russian 9mm Variant
Action Short recoil operated, locked breech
Feed system 10 or 17-round detachable box magazine
Sights Fixed iron sights, 3-dot with notch and front blade

The MP-446 Viking is a semi-automatic 9mm handgun originating from Russia.[1] It was created by the Izhevsk Mechanical Plant, located in Russia. It weighs at around 830 grams (29 oz) when unloaded, and has a magazine capacity of 17 rounds. The pistol is a sport/civilian version of Yarygin PYa pistol which has been used by Russian military since 2003. MP-446 is short recoil-operated, locked breech pistol. The key differences between MP-466 and PYa are the frame material (polyamide) and barrel construction: in MP-446 the barrel was weakened to prevent discharge of high-powered armour-piercing military rounds (7N21 type). For civilian use, the pistol can only be loaded with 10 rounds of 9mm Luger.

MP-446C Variant

MP-446C is a sport modification of МР-446 "Viking" pistol. It was developed according to requirements of the International Practical Shooting Confederation (IPSC). In 2003 МР-446С "Viking" was included in the official list of weapons used in the international competitions according to IPSC rules.

  • Upgraded shooting accuracy and patterning in comparison with a base variant;
  • Opportunity to adjust trigger travel after a shot
  • 120mm barrel length version is available for MP-446C
  • Adjustable sights

Notes

  1. ^ MP-446 Viking at World Guns

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