Following the demand from users, the TSNIITOCHMASH recently developed animproved version of the SR-3, with intent to produce a more versatile weapon for LawEnforcement use. The new SR-3M (Modified) compact assault rifle features moreconvenient fire controls and charging handle, integral forward grip (folding), and, mostimportant, specially developed quick-detachable silencer (sound moderator) and astandard side rail for mounting day or night optics on the left side of the receiver.Another useful accessory for the SR-3M is a new magazine with enlarged capacity (30rounds), which also provides more reliable feeding during automatic fire.
SR-3 Vikhr compact assault rifle, shoulder stock extended
The SR-3 features the receiver, machined from a bar of steel, and gas-operated actionwith long stroke piston, plus the same rotating bolt group from the AS. However, the SR-3 has no integral silencer, nor provision to mount one, and thus is much shorter than theAS. Other changes included a more compact, top-folding butt and simplified flip-up rear sight. The redesigned charging handle, made in the form of dual sliders above theforearm, must be grasped by thumb and index finger and then retracted to load theweapon. The trigger unit is generally the same as in the AS, but the AK-type safety isreplaced by ambidextrous lever above the pistol grip. The fire mode selector is of cross- bolt, push button type and located behind the trigger, inside the trigger guard. SR-3 usessame polymer magazines for 10 or 20 rounds, as the parent AS and VSS rifles. Opensights consist of a protected front post nd a flip-up rear sight with U-notch, with settingsfor 100 and 200 meters range.The SR-3M differs by having AS-style controls (safety lever, semi / auto selector switchinside the trigger guard, charging handle), improved polymer furniture, AS-style side-folding shoulder stock, quick-detach mount for proprietary silencer at the muzzle, and aside-rail for mounting of various optical equipment (Red-dot or telescope day sights,night sights)