"From 13 to 19 September 2015, a championship in practical shooting was held in Agna. For the first time all the Russian medalists won a landslide victory in the Open class, performing with a new smooth-bore weapon Saiga-12," the press-service said.
The development and support of sport shooting are of high priority for the Kalashnikov Concern, the press-service said, adding that the company was very much satisfied with the competition results.
The Kalashnikov Concern was created in 2013 in a merger of two Soviet-era plants, Izmash and Izhmekh, becoming Russia’s largest producer of rifles and other weaponry. The company exports its products to 27 countries, including the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany, Norway, Italy, Canada, Kazakhstan and Thailand.
The Saiga-12 prototype was developed by the Izhmash plant in the early 1990s as a member of the family of semi-automatic shotguns and rifles, based on the famous Kalashnikov AK assault rifle design.