Designed by the PP-2000 Tula gunsmiths of the Instrument Design Bureau in 2001, and intended for anti-terror units. The defeat range to 300 meters. This is the first Russian pistol after the collapse of the USSR, which surpasses all European counterparts of submachine guns. The highest fire density in the melee is the main advantage of the PP-2000. Designers have reduced to the minimum number of all the parts used in its creation. Submachine gun is made in a convenient form, which is suitable for concealed carrying.
The submachine gun was created from a combination of plastic parts of the body of the machine gun and ordinary metal parts for the production of a shot.
Plastic parts will not suffer from corrosion, in cool weather they do not have a cooling effect when touched. To reduce the effect of unmasking when using a submachine gun, it is equipped with a slit flame arrester. Thanks to these innovations, PP-2000 weighs less than a kilo and a half and can be disassembled in less than 30 seconds.
Domestic developers have already put up this model at Interpolitex-2004, which was held in Moscow. PP-2000 was finally ready and went into production in 2006 for the Ministry of the Interior of the Russian Federation.
For aiming, the PP-2000 is equipped with a standard front and flip entirely. At the submachine gun there is one interesting development - the use of the cartridge 9x19 "Parabellum". According to the developers, this is due to the fact that PP-2000 is primarily intended for police forces using weapons for stopping action. This is due to the fact that the use of 5.45 mm weapons has a lower stopping power compared to 9 mm weapons. 9 mm bullet mm gives the body of the offender a large kinetic energy and affects a large area of the body, which acts as a stopping factor.
The submachine gun has the ability to retrofit a collimator sight or a sight for night use. The fuse is executed on the left side of the submachine gun, the translator of the firing mode is also located there, cocking the PP-2000 takes place using the handle located above the stem box. Turn it left or right and the weapon is cocked.
The barrel has a chrome plating. Before the start of firing, the cartridge is located in the chamber, and the bolt is in its front position, which closes the barrel bore. Such shooting is called “from the head whisper”.
The rate of fire of the domestic submachine gun to 10 shots per second. We note another feature of the ammunition - in the production of a shot, a bullet, taking off from the barrel and hitting an obstacle, does not ricochet, which gives unique opportunities to use a submachine gun in closed rooms and limited spaces to free hostages or neutralize dangerous criminals.
In addition to the usual 9-mm cartridges, the designers provided for the possibility of using armor-piercing cartridges with a steel core. These armor-piercing ammunition can penetrate eight-millimeter armor ten meters away - this means that the PP-2000 will pierce through any of the existing body armor.
Another refinement Tula designers - spare clip, having 44 ammunition.
PP-2000 has a butt of folding action, and here the developers again used the Russian ingenuity - the additional clip easily becomes the place of the butt and performs its functions. This is very convenient when conducting combat operations - an additional shop can easily be removed from the butt location, which allows you to continue the fight without looking for an additional clip in the equipment.
PP-2000 - the best submachine gun in its class and significantly ahead of all the other submachine guns in basic characteristics.
The submachine gun is capable of performing its functions, striking opponents in body armor, and is also capable of striking the enemy in armored vehicles.
It is possible to use a submachine gun as an individual weapon for the crews of military equipment that are currently armed with AK-47 assault rifles.
The main characteristics of PP-2000:
- caliber 9 mm:
- ammunition 9x19 "Parabellum", armor-piercing 7H31;
- total length without stock 340 mm;
- width 43 mm;
- height 185 mm;
- ammunition - 20 cartridges in the main store, 44 in additional;
- maximum range of fire no more than 0.3 km;
- rate of fire 600 rds / min .;
- Weight without stores 1.4 kg.
A submachine gun can be equipped with a target designator with a laser version of the Zenit-4EK, a silencer and a tactical flashlight.