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Old November 2, 2012, 08:55 AM   #1
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Pistol identification

Hello,

I would like to figure out, based on this few very noisy pictures, which gun it is. It's semi auto (sub)compact pistol which looks as a fairly new design, but still has the metallic shine. I think it can be Beretta or Sig Sauer, but I really don't know.

Thank you very much for your help.








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Old November 2, 2012, 12:26 PM   #2
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I think this is a Turkish-built "Shark" (Cyrillic "Шарк") built for the Russian self-defence market as a "traumatic" pistol; these fire a version of the 9mm PA cartridge loaded with a rubber ball at about 370 metres/second. The dust cover and the angular slide lightening cuts are pretty distinctive. You can see some clearer photos at http://igorman.ru/oruzhie/pistolet-shark.html
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Old November 2, 2012, 03:47 PM   #3
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Definitely stay behind that guy, while taking pics; the thumb in the trigger guard while racking the slide isn't great technique.
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Old November 2, 2012, 05:23 PM   #4
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SDC, how in the world did you pick that up the ID that fast.
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Old November 2, 2012, 07:01 PM   #5
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The Russian word for shark is "Акула"; "Шарк" is the Russian phonetic pronunciation of the the English word.

Unless, of course, one means the Russian singer, Акула, in which case the word is pronounced "Wow!"

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Old November 6, 2012, 10:19 AM   #6
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Just luck, Ron :-) I just did a short research paper on some of the newer self-defence guns available on the Russian market, and this one looked familiar.
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