VSS Vintorez is one of the iconic Soviet/Russian special forces’ weapons. It is unique in every aspect – from the cartridge it is chambered in to the integrally suppressed design. No wonder why the demand for clones of this weapon on the Russian civilian market is also high. Who doesn’t want a Vintorez even if it has a fake suppressor and fires in semi-auto mode only? Here is a brief overview of the Vintorez clones that we saw at Arms & Hunting 2018 exhibition held in Moscow, Russia.
TOZ KO-VSS and KO-VSS-01
When I entered the Arms & Hunting exhibition hall, the first thing I noticed was the TOZ (Tulsky Oruzheiny Zavod – Tula Arms Plant) booth where they demonstrated a variety of civilian VSS Vintorez rifles. Earlier we reported about the release of classic and railed Vintorez clones introduced by this company. During the show, we had a chance to take a look not only at these two models but also at the new, upgraded versions of these rifles.
As you can see, the upgraded versions come with several different camouflage patterns as well as a number of Picatinny rails on the top cover, handguard and under the
Originally posted on The Firearm Blog