The basic design of 446 “VIKING” is similar to 9 mm Yarygin pistol, which has been added to Russian army arsenal in 2003. The new weapon combines the latest achievements in technology and material engineering: pistol frame is made of high-strength polyamide. Steel base of the frame comprises the slide guides, and also accommodates the trigger group. Recoil-operated. Propped-breech locking system.