Pistol "Swift": characteristics, price and test results
As is known, the weapon created in Russia, valued throughout the world. Indeed, one of the best technical characteristics and, above all, unpretentious in all weather conditions. For example it is enough to take at least the famous Kalashnikov assault rifle, which still is in service with nearly all the armies in the world. He showed their best, even at high humidity, whereas other machines came into disrepair. But not only them famous Russian production. Various armored tracked and wheeled vehicles, which are equal to all other countries, some of the best missiles and bombs, artillery systems and tracking systems. Gun "Swift" is just the leading and one of the most revealing. What is he so good and why terrifies the opponents? What are its characteristics? Gun "Swift" justified the hopes that were pinned on him, or failed all the tests?
Many do not know, but the Russian Army with regards to guns not changed since the 40-ies of XX century. All these years, the army enjoyed all known Makarov pistol. This weapon, it must be said, is one of the most illustrative. He was loved by the soldiers because he always showed himself an excellent device and has been universal. But, of course, everything ever becomes obsolete, and this gun is also gone forever. While in service with many armies remained. In 2011, the head of Arsenal Firearms Streshinskiy said that they are going to release a really good small arms. Design "Swifts" virtually invented the current FSB special forces officer (the name for obvious reasons, was not disclosed). Already next year the gun entered service. Russian Deputy Prime Minister at that time (2011), Dmitry Rogozin, said that the "Swift" is better than even the most popular time of the Austrian Glock brand gun. But was he right?
Interestingly, the "Swifts" has a second name - Strike One (literally - "one stroke"). IWA-2012, which took place in Nuremberg for the first time revealed to the world a new gun from Russia. Arsenal Firearms Company, headed by Streshinskiy presented it to other countries. The main facilities are located in our country and in Italy. The main office is located in Russia. "Swift" is expected to produce in both countries and to export abroad. The company, though a novice, has extensive experience in production. just copying other models was not until the development of "Swifts". Of course, these were just samples that belonged to the prototype in a ratio of 1: 2 or 1: 3, but even such innocuous at first glance, a copy can really shoot. This went on for about 7 years. Thousands of copies have helped the company become more experienced and go to the next level.
Streshinskiy on one of the channels said that the "Swift" was developed in a matter of three months. But usually takes years to develop. As many as three choices were rejected (if the gun "Swift" failed the test), but the fourth, definitely better justified hopes. The engineers did a great job, 140 security officials expressed their wishes about the new gun. And rightly so: the only one who works directly with this kind of technology, is able to find the right solution. For the "Swifts" the company used its own system for the design. All this time, various modifications were tested. Gun "Swift" has been tested in a virtual system. She helped to evaluate the changes that are constantly being made to the device. On the performance of weapons affect even those seemingly insignificant things like the material of the body, to say nothing of gunpowder and caliber ... In the first variation of the gun "Swift" failed the test, but in the end he became a leading company in the world.
The company's engineers claim that the gun "Swift" includes several innovations that have hitherto not been used in the field of weapons, such as this:
- The design of the barrel and the locking mechanism. In the world, there were only 6 different systems, and the company introduced the 7th. It was the trunk lock larva and walk linearly, while not dropping the shutter. While this was happening, even in the most popular pistols.
- A small distance from the shaft axis to the grip, which is only 12 mm. It is interesting that all the other guns have a much greater indicator. At the "Swifts" axis while shooting "moves" in the palm, which has a positive effect on the results.
- Gun Barrel "Swifts" has been created in such a way that he seemed to rely on 4 tracks. Thus, the possibility of warping is suppressed and rotation. This innovation is also one of those that improve the quality of fire. Rate increases markedly.
The amazing results of
The company has released a video in which the "Swift" shows sensational results. Shooter 4, 6 seconds was all 17 rounds at targets. Two seconds accurately produced 5 rounds. The resource is huge. As many as 100,000 shots you can make one "Swifts". Familiar to many safety lever on this gun is simply not available. What is this due to? Streshinskiy explained that engineers wanted to build a gun to even removal from the fuse, do not have to waste precious seconds. This is useful in conditions of war. But if the fuse is missing, which prevents unintentionally catch the trigger and fire the gun itself in the foot? The company has taken care of that. Shot can be made only in the case of a certain finger pressure. Thus, the system got-shot that would achieve many manufacturers, it was realized the gun "Swift".
Apart from the above, the store "Swifts", you can quickly remove both the left and right hand. This can be done through an unusual arrangement latches on either side of the gun. Now even those men who are comfortable to shoot with his left hand, can feel comfortable. The company's staff realized that the stress of the situation in the battle at hand may shake hands, in this case, the store put a bit hard. Handle "Swifts" expands, thereby simplifying the planting of new cartridges. A gun can be recharged even on clothing that is carried out by means of notches on the gate. All innovations are helping inexperienced fighters shoot well even in combat. The gun does not require special expertise. He is unpretentious in use and thus convenient for all.
Two versions of
Also, there are two types "Strizh": using a polymer or aluminum (alloys). Both materials are very light, and therefore used in the manufacture of weapons. Each of them has its own advantages, which distinguish from others. In Russia used "Swift" with 9x19 mm caliber ammunition, including confidence and 7N21, 7N31 and.
A lot of development phases passed gun "Swift". The tests were also not easy. In addition to virtual tests of various components were also firing. Tests were carried out of the Russian army officers. They could objectively assess the gun and compare it with others. Also tested the first three versions of "Swifts", but they were eliminated. Ultimately, the gun justified wishes of all. He was in the application is light, for its use does not need to have special knowledge. In general, the Russian army has finally received a worthy replacement for the Makarov pistol. "Swift" surpasses it on all counts, and most importantly, better than its predecessor, and in actual combat conditions. What, then, are the advantages of the new gun "Swift"?
Besides those already mentioned above, the gun can distinguish themselves and other new features and advantages over other. Especially for those combat conditions that require continuous shooting at short distances, it was developed modification "Swifts", allows you to virtually automatic fire bursts. For this purpose it was developed translator fire mode. Of course, shooting at a high speed may not be accurate, but at short distances is what you need. Also, the total fire on targets will be much more powerful than the damage done by the same number of bullets, but released one by one. This innovation helps to hit the target faster.
Russian gun "Swift" is a little complex of melee weapons. Shooting can be carried out as the bursts and single projectiles at a distance of 50 meters or more. On the trunk "Swifts" You can set various necessary in certain circumstances additions, such as a silencer or a laser sight. Thus, we can say that the "Swift" really is a versatile small arms. It can replace many others. And the more guns of various foreign brands.
"carbine kit" helps maintain the most accurate shooting at unbelievable for this type of weapons range. Its specially developed just for "Swifts". Element is an improved replica kit KPOS 2 of FAB Defense, who was leading in the world at that time. "Carbine kit" is a body of fused alumina which has a butt and the front handle. In fact, innovation is turning the gun into the machine and allows shooting at a fairly long distance. Submachine gun is very popular in the army.
Of course, the "Swift" will be sold abroad. Not only the Russian army will be able to take advantage of the best gun. Competitors in the "Swifts" quite a bit. The main purpose - is the army and security forces. But in those countries where it is permitted to use weapons for self-defense, "Swift" can also be popular. Moreover, a pistol can also be used in sport. In general, the "Swift" - is not only a universal gun for military and law enforcement agencies, but also weapons, which has great potential for use. Almost all the characteristics he leaves far behind other guns. Gun "Swift" traumatic and already embodied in life.
It is understood that the exact cost of weapons can not be stable. Many countries would like to buy a gun "Swift". Its price is about 56 000 rubles. But depending on the additions to it can vary greatly. Such costs can be called average. At the very least, gun quality justifies the price. All customers are satisfied, when acquiring a gun "Swift". Reviews about the weapon extremely positive. The gun has a huge number of advantages, disadvantages, moreover, are virtually absent. "Swift" was a worthy successor to the Makarov pistol. Arsenal Firearms Company met the expectations that had placed on her: she created a universal weapon, which has become the world's leading.