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The source said, when completed creating a potential replacement PM

The development of a full and short guns Lebedev, is positioned as a replacement for the PM, will be completed in the current year, reported RIA Novosti source in the military-industrial complex.

Gun Lebedev PL-15 was developed under the use of cartridges of caliber of 9x19 mm Parabellum. The arms length is 220 mm (barrel length – 127 mm), width – 28 mm height 136 mm. The basic version of the gun is equipped with a single-column magazine, has a capacity of 14 rounds. Small thickness – one of the hallmarks of the Izhevsk new items. In front of the thickness of the gun is 21 mm, in the area of the grip is 28 mm. These values provide the gun the best indicators for compactness in its class.

Commander of the Land forces Oleg Salyukov in 2017, stated that Lebedev's gun has good accuracy, good ergonomics, smooth trigger.