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    Who gets issued pistols in the Russian army, and what kind of pistols?

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    Bear cavalry I think.

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    In Soviet Russian Army, yadda yadda..

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    Quote Originally Posted by 80 EAN View Post
    Bear cavalry I think.
    To be clear the bears themselves are issued the sidearms...

    I imagine that it is the same for generally every Army ever. Senior enlisted, Officers, specialized jobs where they may not always be able to carry a rifle, Military Police, Special Force types... As for the type of pistols, google Russian Pistols or Sidearms.

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    Standard issue sidearm in the Russian armed forces is the PM (Makarov pistol).
    It looks like it's going to be replaced soon, but its still around.

    Quote Originally Posted by Troubadour View Post
    I imagine that it is the same for generally every Army ever. Senior enlisted, Officers, specialized jobs where they may not always be able to carry a rifle, Military Police, Special Force types... As for the type of pistols, google Russian Pistols or Sidearms.
    Yep that's pretty much it for Russia too. Senior NCOs and Officers mainly.

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    Also some generals have PSM. And Stechkin APS was produced for AFV, artillery crews and other such personnel. There is a new PYa pistol, that is intended to replace PMs, but it's still very buggy, and production rate is slow. Many MVD and FSB special forces personnel issued with Austrian Glocks as a standart sidearm. They also use the SPS/SR-1 Vector and several types of silenced pistols - PB, APB, PSS.

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