“The universality of the pistol means it can be used not only as a combat weapon for the army and police but also as a sports pistol for various class competitions,” said Aleksey Krivoruchko, CEO of the Kalashnikov Concern. “For the pistol’s different uses with aiming elements, we intend to produce variants with altered firing-mechanism characteristics and to make modifications that will allow it to be used in sports competitions.”
The pistol is uniquely less thick than its counterparts in the same class; 28 mm around the handle and 21 mm at the front nozzle. The polymer-framed double-stack PL-14 pistol and its configuration makes it possible to use the pistol with either the right or left hand, and makes it easy to wear, draw, and use. A Picatinny rail has been integrated into the pistol’s design.