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A pistol for silent shooting without a silencer: an overview of the PSS "Vul"

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In 1983, a new pistol entered service in the USSR. It is a self-loading pistol with the provision of silent and flameless firing, designated PSS. He is known as "Wool" or PSS "Wool".


Distinctive features of this rifle weapons such that it is suitable for discreet wearing, than managed to gain popularity in the ranks of the Soviet special services.

The small size of the pistol and the peculiarities of shooting from it are based on the use of a special cartridge. It's about the SP-4 cartridge. These special cartridges differ in that the powder gases are cut off in the case itself. This fact made it possible to achieve such specifics as the absence of a muffler. It would seem how a pistol without a silencer can shoot silently, but it was the SP-4 special cartridge of 7,62 mm caliber that allowed the Vul PSS to do this.

The weight of the equipped special pistol is 850 g. The provided rate of fire is 8 rounds per minute with an aiming range of 25 m. Such parameters allow the use of the Vul PSS during special operations, for example, in confined spaces. The pistol is used as standard armament for a number of special units.

A detailed overview of such weapons is presented on the Lazarev Tactical channel:

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  1. Mordvin 3
    Mordvin 3 April 23 2021 16: 25
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    ilabelokaZ
  2. 123456789
    123456789 April 23 2021 21: 28
    +1
    The bolt is tightened with a wrench, and the screw is tightened with a screwdriver soldier
  3. dgonni
    dgonni April 23 2021 21: 28
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    Well, 25 meters is to him in advance.
    In fact, from 10-15, you can get there if you go further then only
  4. gorenina91
    gorenina91 April 24 2021 04: 32
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    - It seems that there was a demonstration of a gas pistol ... - Well, at least they showed a target ... - at which shots were fired ...
    - There is a gas pistol "Blow" (there are several modifications of them) ...
    - It shoots as silently as this demonstrated by the PSS "Wool" (even quieter) ... - And even their cartridge cases are similar ... - And this "gasman" is effective at a distance of 2 to 3 meters ...
    - Well, the Vul PSS is most likely effective at a distance ... - no more than 10 meters ... and ... and any clothing made of thick thick material (quilted jackets, sweatshirts, multilayer material; and a bulletproof vest, even more so) - will greatly reduce the penetration of the bullet fired from this weapon (and even the shape of the bullet is not very conducive to "penetration") ... - This pistol ... - PSS "Vul" can serve, most likely ... - as a traumatic weapon ...
    - And also; personally, I would suggest making it universal; those. to make it also suitable for shooting and "gas cartridges" (the caliber and shape of the ammunition corresponds ... - almost the same) ... - So it will have three functions at once: - like a firearm; like a traumatic weapon; and like a gas pistol ... - and plus - also noiselessness ...
    1. Shishkov
      Shishkov April 24 2021 07: 14
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      "Impact" shoots a little louder, due to the sound from the combustion of gunpowder in the charge. With the PSS, almost only the operation of the shutter is audible. And yes, there are no "practically identical" ammunition)) They are either "the same" or "completely different", even with the external similarity and the minimum difference in caliber and / or sleeve length.
    2. Shishkov
      Shishkov April 24 2021 07: 15
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      As for the sweatshirt, the SP-4 ammunition has a cylindrical bullet weighing 9.3 grams. The bullet is made of steel and has a brass leading belt. There is a small indentation in the back of the bullet.
      Although this form and degrades the ballistic characteristics of the bullet, but it increases the stopping effect. With a 20 meter, the bullet does not stop either a modern helmet or an armor vest of the 2 class. With 30 meters, the bullet leaves a hole in the steel 5-mm sheet.
      1. gorenina91
        gorenina91 April 24 2021 07: 36
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        From 20 meters, neither a modern helmet nor a 2nd class bulletproof vest can stop the bullet. From 30 meters, the bullet leaves a hole in the 5 mm steel sheet.

        - This is at such a low initial speed - 200m / s ??? - She (the bullet) can simply knock down a person in a bulletproof vest; and concussion if it hits the helmet ...; but to ... - "From 30 meters, the bullet leaves a hole in the steel 5-mm sheet" ... - it sounds somehow doubtful ...
        - And why would a silent pistol have such "powerful penetrating properties" ??? - From whom to shoot from him ??? - After all, everything should be imperceptible and quiet ... - with a large crowd of people; most likely in a crowd ... - And if ... - such a silent bullet "clicks" on the helmet of a sentry or a security guard ... - the very loud sound of this "click" will reveal the whole "secret" of what is happening ... - What's the point then in the application of this silent pistol ???
        - But, by the way ... I won't say ...
        1. mat-vey
          mat-vey April 24 2021 08: 58
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          Quote: gorenina91
          - This is at such a low initial speed - 200m / s ???

          "First of all, the" highlight "of the pistol was modernized - the silent ammunition. If the SP-4 provided penetration at 20 meters of a steel helmet and a 25 mm pine board hidden behind it, then the new cartridge SP-16 at the same distance confidently" sews "the same board, but already clothed in a body armor of the second class of protection. This became possible due to the carbide head part of the bullet, made in the form of a chisel. In addition, the cartridge "replenished" in comparison with its predecessor - more propellant, higher bullet speed: 300 meters per second , against 200 in the SP-4. Thus, the energy of the silent ammunition has come close to the performance of supersonic pistol cartridges. "
          1. cat Rusich
            cat Rusich April 25 2021 18: 21
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            Quote: mat-vey
            Quote: gorenina91
            - This is at such a low initial speed - 200m / s ???

            "First of all, the" highlight "of the pistol - the silent ammunition - was modernized.
            Then we are talking about another pistol ... PSS-2
            PSS-2
            cartridge pss-2
            cartridge pss-2
            The new PSS-2 was put into service in 2011.
            The new SP-16 cartridges are not suitable for the old PSS.
            soldier
            1. mat-vey
              mat-vey April 26 2021 15: 14
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              If we are talking about:
              Quote: Shishkov
              From 20 meters, neither a modern helmet nor a 2nd class bulletproof vest can stop the bullet. From 30 meters, the bullet leaves a hole in the 5 mm steel sheet.

              That is about him and goes ...
  5. Gudrich
    Gudrich 6 June 2021 08: 26
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    It's time to develop a PP for this ammunition!
    Only to shoot from a closed bolt.