|Cartridge||5.45 x 18|
|Dimensions and weight|
|Weight (with empty magazine)||860 g|
|Overall length||195 mm|
|Barrels length||112 mm|
|Bullet initial speed||320 m/s|
|Rate of fire||1 700 rpm|
|Practical rate of fire||30 - 50 rpm|
|Magazine capacity||24 rounds|
|Sighting range||50 m|
The OC-23 "Drotik" automatic
pistol is a personal attack and defense weapon intended for
special operations. This pistol's tactical-technical characteristics are very close to the Personal Defense Weapons (PDW) such as the FN
It's automatics works on a free lock recoil principle. Hammering mechanism is opened and pistol fires single or automatic fire. The hammer mechanism works in "single-" or "double-action" modes both. The "Drotik" is fitted with a manual safety-lock placed from the each side of the slide.
The OC-23 "Drotik" has a barrel channel's load indicator placed from the left side of the slide. It is also fitted with an internal signalizations helping to recognize a number of rounds left in the magazine. The magazine itself is a two-line and has a 24 round capacity.
A trigger guard provides comfortable holding of the pistol with the both hands.
The OC-23 is fitted with a balancer made as an opening in the front side of the barrel to decrease weapon's tossing especially in the automatic fire mode.
Pistol has an opened fixed sight. However it is fitted with an underbarrel rail intended for accessories such as the laser pointer.
The OC-23 "Drotik" can be successfully used for self-defense at the short ranges. It is a good substitute for the PSM small-size self-loading pistol in the special operations as both pistols are chambered for the same cartridge. The OC-23 greatly surpass the PSM in it's effectivity because of the higher bullet initial speed and greater fire accuracy. Furthermore automatic fire provides bullet penetration and man-stopping characteristics equal or even surpassing the other higher caliber self-loading pistols.
A 5.45 x 18 mm cartridge itself features unique for a such class cartridges piercing effect. Used with the PSM self-loading pistol this cartridge managed to pierce 55 layers of kevlar and a thick book behind it.
The OC-23 "Drotik" features good fire accuracy and great penetration capabilities. Furthermore it is fitted with a high capacity magazine enough to execute effective automatic fire. Pistol also features internal simplicity and reliability.
"Drotik" is a bit uncomfortable to hold of it's two-lines magazine.