PP-2000

image072 Caliber 9 x 19 mm
Weight (empty) 1.4 kg
Length 555 mm
Length (with folded stock) 340 mm
Barrel length ?
Muzzle velocity ?
Cyclic rate of fire 600 – 800 rpm
Practical rate of fire ?
Magazine capacity 20, 44 rounds
Sighting range ?
Range of effective fire up to 200 m

image012 The PP-2000 submachine gun was developed in the early 2000s. It is intended as a personal defense weapon for non-frontline military personnel and as a close combat weapon for special forces. It is a Russian alternative to the FN P90 and HK MP7. The PP-2000 PDW was first revealed in 2004. Currently it is in service with Russian law enforcement forces.
The PP-2000 is a blowback operated, selective fire weapon, chambered for the standard 9 x 19 mm ammunition. This submachine gun is also compatible with Russian 9 x 19 mm armor-piercing ammunition, which offers enhanced penetration against body armor.
It is fired from the closed bolt. The PP-2000 was designed to have as few parts as possible for enhanced reliability. This SMG has a polymer housing. Manufacturers claim that it’s range of effective fire is up to 200 m. However it is most likely that this weapon is more suited for 50 – 100 m ranges.
Current production model comes with detachable buttstock, which folds to the right side. It can be replaced with a spare magazine, which serves as a shoulder support.