Norinco 224

Norinco 224

NORINCO 224 The NORINCO TYPE 224 is a new compact semi-automatic pistol developed by NORINCO for both Law Enforcement sales and civilian markets. It's a standard Double Action Only pistol with gas operation, delayed blowback, and its external look does reminds in some ways the SMITH&WESSON semiauto series. It fires the standard .9x19mm-Parabellum cartridge, thought it is not known if it's solid enough to take the DAP-92 extra-powerful cartridge developed by NORINCO for Armor Piercing purposes, the NORINCO 224 doesn't seems like using any plastic in its external construction. Its launch on the civilian market, purpoted for the 2003, has been delayed when the Bush Administration has banned for 2 years all NORINCO products from being imported in the United States. As for its "service life" the NORINCO 224 is entering service in China as the standard sidearm for the internal security forces and for the police officers who serve in civilian clothes, replacing most of the compact pistols (Type 77, QS-84) currently in service. --- TECHNICAL SPECS: CALIBER: 9x19mm-Parabellum CAPACITY: 8+1 rounds TOTAL LENGHT: 184 Millimeters TOTAL WEIGHT: 850 Grams RIFLING: 6 grooves, RH BULLET VELOCITY: 330 Meters per Second EFFECTIVE RANGE: 50 Meters

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