Gun of the Week: 9mm ‘Bizon’ sub-machine gun by Izhmash

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‘Bizon’ 9mm Sub-Machine Gun

Source: Izhmash

The submachine gun “Bizon” is a weapon for the law enforcement and special forces.

There are several modifications of the weapon chambered for different rounds: “Bizon-2″ in 9×18 mm. Makarov pistol cartridge, and “Bizon-2-01″ in 9×19 mm. Parabellum.

The main distinguishing feature of the “Bizon” is the large capacity magazine placed under the barrel. This magazine holds 64 Makarov cartridges, or 53 Parabellum rounds. The underbarrel magazine does not increase overall dimensions of the weapon and functions as the forearm during shooting.

The “Bizon” submachine gun is equipped with a folding stock.

There are two stock modifications available: (1) a frame buttstock folding to the left, or (2) an upper buttstock folding on the receiver top. The submachine-gun can fire with the buttstock folded.

Depending on the submachine gun version, the trigger mechanism delivers both full-auto and semi-auto fire or semi-auto fire only.

The “Bizon” can be provided with a sound suppressor and modern fire control.

There is a side mounting rail to accommodate collimator, optical and night sights.

The advantages of “Bizon” submachine guns are high accuracy and grouping, compactness and concealed carrying possibility, high performance during unprepared fire, stability during fire with one or two supporting hands, possibility to use sound suppressors and sights for special tasks.

Specifications BIZON-2 with frame buttstock BIZON-2-01 with frame buttstock
Caliber, mm 9 9
Cartridge, mm 9×18 Makarov 9×19 Parabellum
Muzzle velocity, m/s 320 380
Sighting range, m 100 200
Rate of fire, rounds/min 680 750
Weight with empty magazine, kg 2.7 2.9
Length, mm 824
With unfolded buttstock 690 690
With folded buttstock 460 460
Barrel length, mm 230 225
Magazine capacity, rounds 64 53