OTs Stechkin Silent Revolver
Designed by Igor Stechkin, manufactured by the KBP Instrument Design Bureau c.2002-today.
7.62Ã—42 mm SP-4 five-round moon clips, swing-out cylinder, six oâ€™clock barrel, integral laser sight, double action, manual safety.
A very interesting design brought to us by the Stechkin automatic pistol guy, the OTs-38 was developed from an earlier model designed for Vietnam tunnel rats, which fired tungsten birdshot rounds for some reason. This revolverâ€™s rounds are only similar in that they are completely silent, using a low amount of gunpowder located behind a piston inside the case, meaning no gas is actually released when firing the gun, producing no sound or muzzle flash. The gun itself being a revolver also means no spent cartridges can be heard dropping on the floor.
Earlier NYM article