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OTs22

OTs22Prototype

OTs-22 Buk
Country of origin

Russia

Manufacturer(s)

TsKIB SOO

Designer(s)

Vladimir Viktorovich Zlobin

Year(s) designed

Mid-1990s

Weapon type

Submachine gun

Caliber

9×19mm 7N21

Action

Blowback

Overall length
  • Stock extended: 46 centimetres (18 inches)
  • Stock folded: 25 centimetres (9.8 inches)
Weight

1.2 kilograms (2.6 pounds)

Magazine/Cylinder capacity

20- or 30-round detachable box magazine

Cyclic rate

800 – 900 RPM

Effective range

100 metres (330 feet)

Maximum effective range

200 metres (660 feet)

The OTs-22 Buk (Cyrillic: ОЦ-22 Бук, "Beech") is a Russian submachine gun.

HistoryEdit

The OTs-22 was developed by Vladimir Zlobin in the mid to late 1990s as a light and compact weapon that could be used to defeat targets up to 100 meters away. The weapon is intended for use as a backup weapon by the infantry and similar units, such as armored crews; the weapon was apparently used in small numbers by the Russian Ground Forces and the Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs.

Design DetailsEdit

The OTs-22 is a blowback-operated submachine gun with ergonomics similar to the earlier PP-93. The weapon is select-fire and is constructed of stamped parts to help reduce the cost of production. The placement of the pistol grip is apparently as such to help reduce the weight of the weapon. The charging handle is located on the right hand side of the weapon and folds upwards for a sleeker profile. It is apparently also possible to add a laser designator to the weapon.

AmmunitionEdit

The OTs-22 fires the 9×19mm 7N21 round, a high-pressure variant of the standard 9×19mm Parabellum round.

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